A Little Sunshine for Freshly Made Sketches

WHEW!  What a crazy busy week this has been.   I've got my Open House coming up next Saturday and planned to do alot of creating to get ready for it.   I planned to do a little bit every night.  Well, it didn't take long for that to get shot down!   Our dog, Remi, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever has been sick since January 2.  He is not even 2 years old and he could barely get up and walk!  We've been going back and forth to the vet.  Finally we were referred to a specialist about 50 miles away.   Remi spent all day at that vet having about every test imaginable done.   After work I went to sit with my hubby to wait.  It was 6:30 before we able to bring him home.  Needless to say, no creating that night.  The following two nights I worked late.   Friday night, I planned to come home and spend the evening in my craft room but instead, I spent the evening at the clinic and then the pharmacy getting a prescription for my husband who had a scratched eye and some infection.   Boy oh Boy......  

Today - FINALLY I got some ME TIME!!  YEAH!! This morning I printed off a bunch of challenges hoping I'd get to at least one!  I missed so many!  I was excited to see a great sketch over at one of my favorite challenge blogs - Freshly Made Sketches.   I decided I would use this sketch with my new Pemberley (X7148B) paper pack.   This paper pack was just released in Close To My Heart's Spring Summer Idea Book.

The phrase "A little Bit of Sunshine...." is the zip strip from one of the papers.  I love how I was able to incorporate it into my card.   I used the new stamp Card Word Puzzle (C1494) for the flower and the butterflies.   I stamped the image in Outdoor Denim Ink and then again in Versa Mark ink.  I used Clear Detail Embossing Powder to give it a raised outline look.  I added Bitty Pearls (Z1707) to the center of the flower and also used them as butterfly trails. 

Here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Hopefully I won't be so long away next time!  I've got a lot of challenges to catch up on!

Oh, and BTW, all the tests came back negative for some of the more serious diseases and it was determined that Remi has some kind of joint disease (I can't pronounce it and I won't even try to spell it!) He is being treated with steroids which has worked like a miracle!  We've finally got our spunky Remi back!  


  1. This card is fabulous Gina ... I love that sentiment with the pretty rose and butterflies ...great job!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  2. Love these colors and the butterfly accents are lovely!

  3. Very pretty card! love the placement of the sentiment!

  4. So pretty, Gina! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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