And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Hello friends!  Hope you've had a good week...mine's been a very busy one.  Here it is Saturday again and the last Saturday of March...where has this month gone?  It's time for another chance to play along with The Sweet Stop sketch!  I just had to use one of the new images being released this week at Sweet 'n Sassy fit the sketch perfectly! Please note the information for the release hop and party on my side bar.  There are six wonderful new sets and some dies being released, so you won't want to miss out on all the fun!

Creative Nugget:  Here is a Sweet Peek of a new clear stamp set being released this Thursday at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called, "Treasured."  I LOVED coloring this image.  I did a Google search for monarch butterfly images and found a picture that was almost exactly like the stamp, grabbed my copics, and began to color away.  Since this image screams to be showcased, most of the other elements of the sketch were kept white to let the flower and butterfly pop!  Doilies seemed the perfect solution for the circle panels...some dark red patterned paper was used to back the doily to let some of the red color peek through.  The doilies and all the layers were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  A photo corner punch was used to create the sentiment tag.  Some piercing and a few buttons with pearl accents finished the card!

I didn't get a chance to make a Christmas version this week as I'm busy creating Easter cards.  Hopefully, I'll have another one next week!

Don't forget to stop by the blogs of the other Sugar Babies to see more fabulous inspiration.

Sugar Babies

                 Chrissy Dickinson 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get a chance to play along with us this week!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Treasured (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, Scarlet Jewel (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Patterned Paper (Echo Park)
Accessories: Square Nestie (Spellbinders), Piercing Tool, Photo Corner Punch (SU!), Buttons (PTI), Kaiser Pearls, Doilies, Copic Markers R37, R39, R59, E18, YR65, YR68, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG25, YG95, YG97


Shannon White said...

Oh My Miss Cathy! 8-) This is just GOR-JUSS!! 8-) LOVE your Beautiful Monarch Butterfly! And you have colored him and his Pretty flower perch up so Wonderfully! The doilies are so Perfect! Great effect! It really does make your Beautiful popped up Butterfly and flower really POP! 8-) Just Fabulous!

Hope you have a Fantastic weekend my friend! 8-)

Big Hugs

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! Your vibrant flower looks wonderful, fun sketch.

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy this is just gorgeous!! The way you colored the flower is beautiful and that butterfly looks like it could fly right off of the card. I hope your weekend is a good one.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy! The coloring is fabulous and I love the image cut out! The doily pieces look great in the background. :o)

Janice M said...

Cathy this is Gorgeous!! Your butterfly really does POP! Love that you used doilys for your circles! Hope you have a great week!

Marie said...

WOW, Cathy this is simply stunning. Your coloring definitely made the image POP. The butterfly looks so realistic...I think he escaped from my