Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Retail Therapy

My Heartfelt Creations Design Team Alumni post is HERE.

I know!  You can't believe I'm back AGAIN!  Neither can I, but I just realized I was going to miss a challenge I like and I'd even made the card already!  I will keep it short and sweet.  My card is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday #146, which is being sponsored this week by DigiStamp Boutique.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

My card base is SU Pool Party.  The patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6x6 pad.  My cute image is Connie Shopping from DigiStamp Boutique. This is one of the images I was lucky enough to have won when Sally-Ann sponsored the challenge previously.  I printed her on Cryogen and colored her with Copics.  I added a bit of Stickles here and there for some sparkle. The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  It is from the Retail Therapy set which is in Paulette's store here.  Some satin ribbon and a few Wild Orchid Crafts flowers finished my card.

I promise this is it for the day!  Have a great night and see you soon (but no sooner than tomorrow - lol)!


  1. I'm ready! She's adorable and the color combo is very fun and fresh! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  2. How stunning Carla!! Love the wonderful papers you used with this DSB image. Gorgeous coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  3. Ha,Carla I thought you were going to tell us about your latest purchases. Your colors and papers in this are so gorgeous together. Funny I am thinking of using cocoa, aqua blues and pops of rust in my design for the redone guest room, so your card speaks to my heart. So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday as we love seeing your cards.
    Hope you are well, we just got back from a getaway and I am trying to catch up.
    Patti SSW/DT

  4. Oh Carla , your card is beautiful, the colors work so well together and love the digi!!!

  5. How fun! I always like their sketches and you picked some great papers to use for it. Love her sparkly bags too. Super sweet!

  6. Gorgeous card, I love the bright fresh colours & fab image. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

    Genevieve DT

  7. gorgeous, love all the layers and details!

  8. Your card is gorgeous Carla. I really love your color combo and beautiful papers. I love your cute image too. Your sentiment is so perfect with it. Everything about your card is adorable. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  9. So sweet. What girls doesn't like some retail therapy. Beautiful coloring. I love her shopping bags.

  10. Good grief, Carla! You have been a busy girl! I am exhausted just looking at the cards you did the past few days!
    Your image is adorable and the colors are gorgeous. Luscious! I have an overwhelming urge to eat the bow. Oh dear, why is that?

  11. Wow this is fabulous Carla. I love your colors here and the gorgeous papers. Your coloring is fantastic and the quality of the card just shines through. Beautifully done - I love your work. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Sharon DT

  12. Love your layout, the designed paper and your colors are wonderful. Great job coloring your image.

  13. Hi Carla yummy card. I have this image and love it to bits. Yours is just perfect, your colours are so lovely and your design papers are magical. I've been looking for a tiny rose pattern like that for ages. Beautiful work and great job. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  14. Beautiful card, beautiful coloring! I love it all. Great papers, so beautiful.

  15. Oh how cute Carla! Love love love the paper piecing and your awesome coloring!!! Wish we could have a little retail therapy about now... miss ya!

  16. Very. very sweet and so pretty - lovely layout and everything looks so wonderfully put together, as always :)

  17. It's absolutely fabulous!!! Love your coloring, design, color choices, etc. etc. etc. :D

  18. A beautiful card Carla, the colours are just gorgeous

  19. Pool party is one of my favorite colors. Your card is soooo spring.


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