Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Creative Corner Challenge & Finally a Post from Me!!!

WOW can you believe I am actually posting?!?! A ton of things have happened since my last Blog post... Jake my youngest child, got hit in his head with a baseball bat. He got 11 stitches and with the extent of his injury I can't even begin to tell you how scary it was. While Jake was healing, I had a full week of company along with CHA. After CHA was over, it was nothing but shopping for four kids that needed school supplies, clothes and time with their friends!!

Well... School started this past Monday, you would think I would have some time to get things done for myself but NOPE!! LOTS of lunches to be made, papers to be filled out and a ton of homework ALREADY!! My oldest is in his last year of high school and my youngest is just starting school, Brittney just entered her sophomore year and Hannah is busy being a first grader! It makes me SO sad... it was just yesterday they were little and still in my arms all day!!

Here is a picture of Hannah, Brittney & Jake. The Crystal Lake Police hosted a special National Night Out. The kids had fun plus mom got to take a ton of pictures. This picture was taken a week after Jake's injury. Jake has to wear a hat to cover the area from the sun so it won't burn his scar.

To top it all off, Stamps and Smiles has 10 NEW stamp sets coming out. The release for that will begin on Monday, August 23rd - Friday, August 27th at the Stamps and Smiles Blog. We will sample 2 NEW sets each day and a Blog Hop on Friday night from 8 - 9 pm CST. Please stop by all week for a chance to win!!!

So now that I have caught you all up, lets get to today's card sample. My card is for this week's challenge over at Our Creative Corner. This week we have a fun sketch for you to play along too. Everyone is welcome to play, feel free to use your favorite stamps and supplies.
I used a stamp set by Stamps and Smiles called Fall Harvest. The image was stamped in Memento ink and colored in using my Copics. For my layout, I turned the sketch and added a homemade flower using my punches. For extra detail, I added some leaves, which were colored in using my Copics and glued on. Since I really don't have a lot of extra time to play right now, I was happy how fast my card turned out!

Thanks again for stopping by, see you Sunday with a fun giveaway. Don't forget to stop by the OCC to see the other sketch samples by the Design Team.


Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous card hun! Love what you did with Mr. Scarecrow!!! And LOVE all the family pics...hope Jakey is doing much better, that poor little thing, I felt so bad for him! Hope school is going wonderful for all the kids! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Lori Rider said...

Very nice card, Jennifer - the sketch looks great flipped! Your scarecrow and coloring are awesome and I just love your flower!

Rose said...

well welcome back girl :)
**why was i thinking Jake was your older boy??**
so glad he is doing better now :)
fantastic card and i love your flower!!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow Jennifer! What a busy time for you! Glad to hear Jake is recovering. Baseball can cause quite the injuries. Andrew's been playing for 5 yrs now and so far, no injuries, but we've seen our fair share and seeing that he's a pitcher as well as a back can be scary. All the pics are awesome! Thanks for sharing and your card is super cute! Can't wait to see the new release!

Sarah Gough said...

Sounds like a crazy busy time for you! Hope it all settles down soon!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So happy to see you back with us at the OCC Jennifer! I've missed you these last few weeks. Sounds like you have been super busy with family and your stamp business! Sorry to hear about Jake's injury but glad to know he's recovering nicely.

Your scarecrow just tickles me - he is so adorable. Love the colors and the fall leaves too!

Hope you have a great week - good luck with the new release!


Wendy J. said...

Jennifer this guy is so cute and you've colored him perfectly and added just the right touch of leaves and flower! Great job on the sketch challenge!