Thursday, January 8, 2009

InStyle Stamps Thankful Thursday Sketch Challenge

InStyle Stamps will be hosting a Thankful Thursday sketch challenge every, you got it, Thursday. The design team will be taking turns coming up with a fabulous sketch for you to play with, and this week happens to be my turn. How fun is that?

If you want to play along, all you have to do is create a card based on the provided sketch and post a link to your creation in the comments section of this post on the InStyle Stamps blog. But here's the catch... the card MUST contain the word "thank you" ("thankful," "thanks," etc, do count). You don't have to use an InStyle Stamp to play, but if you've got it, why not flaunt it? LOL!

Your entry with a link to your creation must be posted by Wednesday, January 14th, 11:59 PM P.S.T. The design team will look at all the entries and come up with their top 3, and Virginia will make the final decision. The winner will be announced the following day. You will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If the lucky winner hasn’t come forward after 48 hours, another winner will be selected.

If you upload your card to Splitcoast Stampers or Paper Craft Planet, please use the keyword ISSTT1-8 for ease in viewing.

Now I'm sure you are asking yourself what the lucky winner will receive. This week's prize is a pack of Making Memories Ribbon Charms! Aren't they fabulous? I love how they dress up even the plainest of ribbon!

Ready for some inspiration to get those creative juices flowing? Here is my card, using the fun and sassy Roxy.

Roxy was colored in using copic markers, and had Orange Views Dog Days collection. The rest of the papers are Peel stickles added to glam her up. Not that she needs it! LOL! The dp is "Big Polka Dots" from the DejaSU black, Really Rust, and Bordering Blue.

Here's a tip for creating the circle for this card if you don't have a circle cutter that is large enough: I used an old cd, and traced along the edge with a sharp exacto knife to cut out my shape. Easy peasy, and no expensive equipment needed!

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what my fellow DT members came up with.






Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!


Sandy said...

Great sketch, Melissa. And I love your Roxy card ... really fun colors and I love the sparkly earrings and shoes.

Jennie said...

This turned out great Melissa! Nice job on the very first ISS sketch...Roxy is rockin' with her outfit!

Maria said...

Wow. . .gorgeous, Melissa! I absolutely love your sketch and Roxy is one hot mama! LOL!

I'll be creating my card today! The sketch is a fun one!


Shary said...

Thanks for a great sketch Melissa, I'll certainly be using it again.
I love the bright colours on Roxy, she is my fav so far. Lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Cute card! That hair just makes me smile!

And thanks for adding me to your blogroll!!! :)

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Jennifer said...

Very cute card! I love the polka dot DP!! Great colors too!

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