Monday, March 17, 2008

Still catching up...

German Phrase of the Day: Ich trinke lieber eine Heisse Schokolade. = I prefer drinking hot chocolate. (Literally translated it says I drink rather a hot chocolate) Have I told you recently how amazing my daughter is? We were discussing word order a while ago, and how in English, it would sound strange to say "I am shopping going " yet when we asked her to say the same phrase in German she automatically put the words in the right place with no thought whatsoever. This is something non-German speakers struggle with when learning the language, and that German speakers learning English sometimes struggle with - yet to her it's no big deal. You really have to admire the beautiful complexity of the mind of a child!!

Today's card was done using last weeks MFT sketch challenge. Cindy posts these wonderful sketches every week, and I try to keep up, but I always seem to be behind lately (and as you can see from my previous post, that is NOT going to change in the next few months!) but I really liked this sketch, so I sat down yesterday afternoon to make it.

I love this stamp set (Think Pink) from Kim over at MFT, and I really love that part of the proceeds for it go to Breast Cancer Research. I thought it would be cute to make the suit pinstriped, so I went ahead and stamped it on my Rose Red Prints dsp. Then, when talking to my sisters last night, turns out my big sis had just bought a new pinstriped suit this weekend...which I thought was quite a coincidence!

Anyway, I paper pieced both the suit, and the sweater for our other lady, the colored the rest with my Prismacolor pencils. I used Basic Gray, Basic Black and Purely Pomegranate again, because I wanted to use some more of my GinaK Flowers and centers. I thought this diamond checked one would go well with the gingham ribbon - cute no? For my Basic Gray background, I stamped the heart-ribbon with Regal Rose ink, figuring it would darken up nicely, which it did.

And did you check out that sentiment? I've seen a few cards now that have used different punched layers with this piece of HPH from the new stylized silver set and just had to CASE the idea! I LOVE it!!.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Think Pink from My Favorite Things
Regal Rose, Palette Noir,
CS: Stamper's Select White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Rose Red Prints DSP
Acc: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, blending stumps, Purely Pom Satin Ribbon, black gingham ribbon silver stylized HPH, 1" circle punch, small oval punch, designer label punch, paper flowers and centers from GinaK



  1. Beautiful use of the set Jana! Great card!

  2. Hi Jana
    I love this card! Great colors and representing a great cause! Nice work.

  3. So pretty Jana!! I love the sentiment layered with the hodgepodge! :)

  4. I love this card! You did a great job with it!

  5. Beautiful card, Jana! The colors look so rich together! Love it!


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