Last post I mentioned that I was participating in Jen Tapler's Stamping Out Alzheimer's event. It's really got my creative juices flowing and I tried my first downloadable template ever! Kelleigh Ratzlaff, a digi template creator, donated this template for particpants to use for free. I used some of my Costco's Mind Eye paper that I bought probably two years ago (I think it multiplies when I'm not looking because I've barely made a dent in it!). Since it's thinner, and comes with matching sheets, it was easy to layer and still work with.
It's so cute and really is the size of a cupcake so I couldn't resist taking a picture on a plate - just ignore the desk "mess" in the background - I was having a hard time finding the right lighting this morning!
For another sketch challenge, this card came together pretty quickly. I had some stamped images for these birds the last time I paper pieced them and I refound this week an old Sizzix die that I had with these smaller flowers...I'm so excited and I don't think I'd ever used them before. The dots are bit subtle on the yellow strip because I was so L A Z Y that I used a rolling pin to go over my Cuttlebug embossing plate versus dragging out my Big Kick. I mean really!
Stamps: Beautiful Day, leaf from Spring Time
Accessories: Miss Moxie Soar with it Collection and cardstock, cuttlebug dots, sizzix flower die, assorted buttons, and scrappers floss
Kelleigh's blog: http://ratzlafffamily.blogspot.com/
Stamping Out Alzeihmers event: http://stampinoutalzheimers.ning.com/