Thursday, April 18, 2013

Find Joy - Even After a Snow Storm!

It's Thursday, and that means a new sketch from Jen 
My card today uses a sentiment from Flourishes' Old Fashioned Florals
I am really wishing for a warmer Spring right now, 
and lots of flowers in my garden.

I stamped the sentiment with Elegant Eggplant (SU!) ink.
I thought it was appropriate, as I looked out my window today 
and the ground is covered with snow, 
and the winds are gusting to 45 mph! 

The trims are White Mini Pom Poms and Licorice Baker's Twine.
Stamps and trims are available at
i {heart} papers!

My designer papers are from Basic Grey's Sweet Threads 12 x 12 Collection. I have so many 12 x 12 papers and never use them, 
so thought I would start making a teeny dent in that stash.
Here is this week's sketch:
Here's what you have to do to if you want to play along with us...

1. Use the sketch above to make a project, any kind you like using any image you like.
2. Post it somewhere on the internet. Use keyword DS98 if you post to an online gallery like Splitcoaststampers.
3. Link back here to Inlinkz at the bottom of the post so we can stop by and see it.
4. Check back here next Wednesday to see if you are one of this week’s favorites and grab a badge for your blog.

Want your sketches a little early? Follow the Deconstructed Sketch on Facebook!! And if you are looking for some older sketches to dig through you can find them in the Deconstructed Sketchbook

The Deconstructed Sketch girls have some terrific samples to show, so be sure to have a visit at their blogs too!

To play along, link up here!
Other challenges for this card:
Creative Moments - Spring 
Fab 'n' Funky - 1 Image, 2 DP, 3 embellishments 
Paper Shelter Challenge - At least 2 Flowers 
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Sentiment 
365 Cards - Word Wednesday- Imagine (imagining SPRING in the midst of snow!)
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes 
Bearly Mine Challenges - Spring Flowers
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Flower Power  
Loves Rubber Stamps - Colors of Spring 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - must include spooled item - Showers & Flowers
Use It Tuesdays - Sticky Situation (12x12 Collection stickers)
MilkCoffee Challenge - Welcome Spring
Shelly's Images - April Showers Bring May Flowers...must have a flower

Stamps: Flourishes Old Fashioned Florals (available at i {heart} papers)
Paper: SU! Sage Shadow, Colorbok Textured White, Basic Grey Sweet Threads DP
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Kaiser Snow White Pearls, Licorice Baker's Twine, White Mini Pom Poms, Basic Grey Sweet Threads Stickers


  1. Love the bright cheery look of this. Great papers. I can't believe you're still getting snow.

  2. Judy, this is wonderful! Definitely has me dreaming of spring too!!!

    Snow for you as well, eh? It keeps coming and going here. All I know is that I better have some green grass soon from all of it! LOL!

  3. Very pretty!! It's looking a little more like Spring here but I am not getting attached just yet! :) Love all the colors of the card and the fun pom pom trim!

  4. Great papers, great colors, great card! LOVE this colorful card Judy!

    BTW, We've had our share of crazy snowy spring days here too, yuck! We've been lucky enough to break out of it finally. Hope you're experiencing lots of nice "normal" spring days real soon too!

  5. Beautiful Spring time card, Judy! Love the papers and fun pom pom trim!

  6. Judy: I am absolutely IN LOVE with this card. I fell in love with that same floral patterned paper. I was lucky enough to find it at Michael's on sale and got a few sheets. It's just gorgeous, and you've done an amazing job matching up all your goodies with it. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing card in our challenge this week. It's truly a blessing to have you play along with us.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesdsay

  7. Speaking of flowers, your card is loaded with them, lovely. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

    Hugs Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

  8. Hi Judy! I can imagine spring when looking at your card! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us t 365 Cards. Best, Yvonne

  9. Love the colors of this paper line. Your card is so very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!

  10. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  11. What a beautifully remarkable card. Thank you for the inspiration! I love the bright colors you used.

    ~Shawnie B.

  12. Beautiful card, Judy! I love how cheerful and spring-y it is. I feel fortunate that we are finally getting some good weather. My daffodils are blooming. Yay!

  13. Such a lovely bright and cheerful card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon x

  14. So cheerful and sweet - love the whole Spring feeling - wonderful job with the Sketch - I feel inspired. Hugz!

  15. Lovely card!! There is enough flowers ;) Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Shelter. Hugs, Merkkari

  16. Great card. I am such a fan of the Basic Grey papers. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining our 123 challenge at Fab'n'Funky

    hugs Vicky xxx

  18. What a lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Craft and I hope we see you again soon!



  19. Gorgeous card, very lush papers make me wish for summer! Thank you for sharing your creation with us and for joining us at Creative Moments #15 spring challenge. Karen P CM DT ( )

  20. this is great thanks for joining us at creative moments and good luck emma xx


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