Happy Birthday to You - Sweet Sunday Sketch Style

Greetings friends, we made it through another week! Today was nuts - we started our first meeting at 7:30 a.m. and finished 4 different meetings at 1:00 p.m. - only potty breaks here and there. My brain was fried after that. LOL

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

So glad it's Friday!

I started this card last night using The Sweetest Things Sunday Sketch (SSSC34); I've never participated in Karen's sketches before, but I really enjoyed this one. She hosts a sketch ever Sunday - stop by and join in sometime - you'll be glad you did!!

I used Verve's Because of You stamp set - I so love this image but had never gotten it inky...until Thursday night! It's so hard to see in the photographs, but I used VersaMagic Dew Drops and they have such a beautiful shimmer! And don't miss out - Eclectic Paper has ALL VersaMagic Dew Drops 35% off - cost is $1.55/each - a total steal!!!

I stamped this image 3 times using VersaMagic Dew Drops in Wheat, Persimmon and Mango Madness - I LOVE the way they turned out. The shape of the pads makes it so easy to get the colors right where you want them! I also sponged around the image with the same colors and then along the bottom I used VersaMagic Sage for a bit of green. I also used a clear Spica glitter pen on the very tips of each flower; just love using that pen to add sparkle - looks great IRL!

The background papers are from Basic Grey's Porcelain 6x6 pad. The card is 5.5" x 5.5" - my first ever. :D I don't have many envelopes in the various sizes, but I had a few and decided to venture out and actually USE them rather than collect them. Yeah, I'm bad about that!!

I stamped the same image on the cream envelope twice using the same colors.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs, ~M.

eclectic Paperie

Stamps: Verve Visual Because of You, PTI Damask Designs
Ink: VersaMagic Dew Drops in Wheat, Sage, Persimmon and Mango Madness
Paper: PTI's Lemon Tart, SU! Pumpkin Spice, Basic Grey's Procelain DP
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, sponging, Spica Glitter Pen


  1. It's lovely...very soft and mellow. I like it! Love ya, BFF

  2. Well this is just a beautiful card!

    How are you my little friend? Hope all is well and you are getting some rest. You are such a good mama...but remember to take some time for you too! *wink*


Thank you so much for visiting and taking time to leave me a note! I read every single one and *heart* hearing from you. Hugs, ~M.