Thursday, November 25, 2010

SKETCH 61: POLKA DOTS!


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're all enjoying a fabulous day of family, rest, gratitude, and good FOOD! :) Thanks for tuning in and joining us for the Limelight Papercrafts Sketch #61. We are pulling out the POLKA DOTS for this challenge!

Before I get too far into the sketch, I'd love to thank you for the kind words since I shared that Limelight Papercrafts will be closing its doors. I was really touched by the comments and e-mails I received expressing your concern and emotion over our decision to close. I would like to share a little more detail over the reason behind the decision...mostly so you don't worry! We are closing under good terms and for wonderful reasons. I have been aware that this was coming for a while, but I expected it for next year maybe. I just happened to get an out-of-the-blue job offer from the wonderful Christian school I used to teach at, and I start teaching 6th grade Science on Tuesday! I am so thrilled! This is especially good news because my son starts kindergarten next year, and we now know where he will go to school!! As far as me personally (if you are wondering!), I will be around blogland and Splitcoast (hopefully much more than I have been!)...
The moral of the story??? Now is a GREAT time to shop some deals (and STEALS!) at Limelight Papercrafts. ;) Shameless plug, I know.

All right! On to the sketch!! I had fun making this card. I started with a kraft card base and tied some SU chocolate striped ribbon on vertically. For my rectangle layer, I used some ornament paper from the Basic Grey Jovial paper pad. This is what I chose for my polka dots! The ornaments are arranged in something of a polka dot pattern, which I loved for this card! :) I used an ornament punch and a white matching rub-on on Riding Hood Red cardstock to make my ornament. I punched the corners with a Corner Rounder and created a partial frame with Silver Rhinestones instead of stamping another sentiment. The ornament and Jovial paper are both mounted on Pop-It Circles.


The Details:
**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate POLKA DOTS! They can be stamped, patterned paper, an embellishment, or WHATEVER you'd like!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC061.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, November 28, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ a Stickles Prize Package!! Just in time for holiday sparkle! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.
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Go ahead and begin the hop to see what the Limelight DT has created...Your 1st stop is JenMarieDon't forget to come back and share with us what YOU create!!

20 comments:

Rose said...

Mandy i love the use of the ornaments for polka dots :)

I am so thrilled that you got the job you have been praying for :)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Beautiful card Mandy. Love how you used the sketch!

lisa a.

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and the colors are fabulous.

~amy~ said...

woot woot for your new adventure...fabbie sketch and wonderful card! Happy Thanksgiving Mandy to you and your family!

Scrapaddict said...

Congrats on the job! Wishing you and your family all the best for Thanksgiving!

de said...

Hey Ms. Mandy! Had to play along for the one of the last chalenges! Here's my card!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1850127?&cat=500&ppuser=70922

lynn said...

Beautiful card, Mandy!! Congrats on the new teaching opportunity! Thanks so much for everything!

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful and festive card! Love the rich colors. Congratulations on your new adventure and best of luck to you. Thank you so much for the opportunity that you had given me to be a guest designer.

JenMarie said...

Oh I LOVE this!!

Rose said...

what a fun sketch this was to work with!! my card is HERE

~amy~ said...

LOVE the sketch...here's my take on it:)

http://tsurutadesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/you-are-one-in-million.html

anne said...

Here is my entry

http://annescardchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/11/thanks-latte.html

-anne-

itsabrt said...

Here is my address:

http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/2010/11/saturdayplease-dont-ever-leave-me.html

lauren said...

saw this sketch on amy t's blog and ♥FELL in LOVE♥! here is my card: http://llaurenb.blogspot.com/2010/11/rudolph-red-knows-rain-dear.html ♥♥♥

artfuldelight said...

Congratulations on the job. Your card is fabulous, I love the ribbon!

Ann said...

What a great sketch, and who doesn't love dots? :) Here's mine:
http://creativeantics.blogspot.com/2010/11/color-sketch-and-product-challenge.html

Scrapaddict said...

Great sketch, fun to work with.

Here is my card
http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2010/11/limelight-polka-dots-waltzingmouse.html

Elizabeth said...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1851907?&cat=500&ppuser=121170

Here is my card for this sketch! :)

Ravengirl said...

Love your card!

I had to play along as I am not sure if this is the last LL sketch :)

Here is mine!

Mandy said...

such a cute card! i didn't get to play along with the limelight sketches as much i would have liked. so sorry to see you closing but best of luck to you as you start teaching again. how exciting to be starting a new chapter in your life! hugs, mandy