Sunday, September 06, 2009

I Am Still Here!

I have not posted since last Monday! GASP! The week got away from me. We were so busy with school and life that I did not get a chance to post! I have a few things to show you, including the 365 Cards Sketch Challenge for today! But first...yesterday was my 22nd wedding anniversary! I thought I'd share this wedding photo of dh and me. Plus our family photo from '07, which is the most recent professional photo of all of us. We've come a long way! I told dh I hope we can live to celebrate our 60th! That's my goal! Anyway, here we are in 1987.

Ok, here is the whole crew in 2007. The kids have changed a bit, but dh and I look just the same as 2 years ago!

Now, on to the 365 Cards challenge. We have a sponsor this week! Sassy Studio Designs! Each DT member got the Princess Penelope digital image to play with for today's sketch. It was HARD to use the image and follow the sketch, but I did my best!

I ended up coloring Penelope with pencils and markers. I love to combine rich purple and green, so tried it here. I am not the best at coloring, but it came out ok. I also used a stamp from Pink Persimmon for my greeting.

I added Stickles to some ares to make the jewels shine. I also made a handle for her mask and placed it in her hand.

I also wanted to show you my CropStop project for Friday. I used two Cuttlebug embossing folders for this: Swiss Dots and Argyle.

The paper for this card is Cosmo Cricket.

And last is my Triple the Sketch #72 reveal. I used some very old paper for this card, but painted my flower with my new Shimmerz paint. The TTS DT got some Shimmerz to play with for last week, and I used the bubblegum on this flower.

I pulled some Stampin' Up rub-ons out of my stash, plus a strip of gingham fabric. I think the card turned out soft and pretty.

Thanks for visiting today. Leave a comment - I love reading all the notes! I'll be back tomorrow with my Monday 365 Cards challenge...and another Sassy Studio Designs image!


  1. Happy Anniversary Gloria!!!!! check you guys out...great wedding shot.

    Fabbie cards my dear!!!

  2. well happy anniversary girl!!! you two look as happy as you did on your wedding day!! you know that is rare so you must be doing something right :) all your cards are awesome :)

  3. Happy Anniversary, Gloria! Thanks for posting pics of the crew. What a gorgeous family you have. :D

    Your cards are amazing, as usual. I adore the cherry card - that black gingham was the perfect touch.

  4. I love your cards and your family picture! It's always nice to put faces to the names! ~~Pam

  5. Great cards and what a beautiful family you have! I took part in Practical Scrappers
    weekend scraplift feature and posted the card I lifted from you, just wanted you to know.

  6. Congrats on your anniversary, Gloria - that's a beautiful family picture, and I loved seeing your wedding photo!

  7. Beautiful cards all around Gloria but my fav would be the cherry one. . .gorgeous. Love your wedding pic and then the update from 2007, lovely family.

  8. Your cards are wonderful!! But your pictures are priceless!! What a lovely family! God bless.