Killing two (maybe three) birds with one stone


The other afternoon, the kids and I set out to ride some roller coasters at Six Flags, only to get there and find that the park was closed. Boo! Hiss!  Since I’m such a great mom, I took the kids to a theme park for crafty moms . . . the local scrapbook store!  I was looking for some Girl Friday paper, and bought several different patterns (as well as a few other things!), and when I got started on this week’s sketch (hosted by the lovely Cambria), I reached for the Girl Friday paper first. Cute and fun, isn’t it?  I found some cardstock that coordinated with the stripes, cut the little bracket shapes with my Slice, the layered squares with my paper trimmer, the scallops with my Threading Water punch and put it all together.  Now, the two birds, one stone thing? Thursday’s Ways to Use It challenge was to incorporate stickers. I went through my box o’stickers and found these from Jolee’s (felt flowers) and the sentiment from Scenic Route and slapped a bunch over everything. And that was that!  Two challenges, one card!

Check out what Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie (welcome back, friend!), Lori, Mary Jo and Sharon have created with this sketch, and then upload your own over at Splitcoast!   You can see everyone else’s here in the WSC73 gallery.

Speaking of Splitcoast and a third unfortunate bird, the 20th of the month means a Dirty Dozen Reunion challenge – and the one Holly posted was a doozy.  We were to go through our gallery and re-do one of our first uploads. Since I uploaded scrapbook pages first, I looked for my first card, and this was it:


Yikes! It’s cute, and I loved the bright and happy colors, but I’d definitely do things a little differently today. And I did!


Like add some patterned paper instead of stamping, make the frame smaller than the whole card (and add more interest with scallops, and then add a little something to the corner.  Today’s card didn’t take a whole lot of time to put together, and I’m really happy with the pimped version of the card. Definitely more ME now!


For more do-overs and to see how much we’ve all evolved, visit the Splitcoast gallery here.  For details on supplies, click the images!

I might be back in a little bit to swap out thse pictures. . . they were taken at 2 am or so, and look a leeeetle bit fuzzy, LOL!

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  1. Posted March 20, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    lol….gotta love the older cards.
    You picked up some juicy papers. I think ALL of the cards are amazing:)

  2. Posted March 20, 2009 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    LOVE your sketch card, Jenn. . .just ADORABLE! And I love how you redid your first upload card! They are both adorable, though. Isn’t it funny that “how we do things” changes? LOL Have a great weekend!

  3. Posted March 20, 2009 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Love your sketch card, Jenn — those felt flower stickers are wonderful, great scrappy card! My remake card was plain cardstock, too (no designer paper) — nice to see evolution, eh?!!

  4. Posted March 20, 2009 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I love your challenge card–the bright cheery colors and those fun felt flowers–perfect! It’s also really fun to see your do over card. It’s nice to look back and see progress and realize that even the rockstars had to start somewhere! 🙂

  5. Posted March 20, 2009 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    This is awesome Jenn…. you amaze me when you put colors together! Love it all babe! Have a great weekend!

  6. Gina F.
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Love those lil sandals!!!

  7. Posted March 20, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    OMGosh I LOVE your wsc card!! So completely cute and fun!! And your redo is wonderful too!

  8. Posted March 21, 2009 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous card, Jenn! Love the paper and flowers you used.

    And thanks for your blast from the past. We stamped together when you made that flip flop card and I thought it was the coolest thing! LOL
    Now your updated version is blowing my socks off (if I was wearing any…going to the beach later on).

    Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

  9. Posted March 21, 2009 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    so pretty love the colors love the updated version

  10. Posted March 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    LOVE that weekend sketch card — looks just like you!!! And your redo is cute, cute, cute too!!!

  11. Posted March 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    Happy cards and colors and felt flowers–ALL lovely, Jenn! I think I may need to get some felt flowers now. Sigh. . .

  12. Posted March 22, 2009 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    These are stunning, Jen! I particularly love the weekend sketch card. You are a genius at layering!

  13. Anita
    Posted March 22, 2009 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Super cute cards…I’m going to have to find that Girl Friday paper, it’s fab!!!

  14. Posted March 22, 2009 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    We’ve come a long way baby!

    Your weekend sketch card is just perfectly gorgeous.

  15. Posted March 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Love the theme park for crafty moms. Will have to remember that. My kids are awful in craft stores. Michael’s had a small fire around Christmas on the inside with the tree getting overloaded – imagine that! Kids were elated!! Terrible. Your cards are fabulous and so are you.

  16. Melanie Muenchinger
    Posted March 23, 2009 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    beautiful update! (I was afraid to go look at my first page last week, but luckily there was ONE card I would have been okaying with a redux LOL! nfortunautely I didn’t have time to play, wahhhh!)

  17. Kar
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    all your cards are so cheerful

  18. Posted March 25, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Such fun, fabulous colors!! Great take on the redo!! Cute! ~Lori R

  19. Posted March 26, 2009 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    These are BOTH so cute. Love the do-over card. That scalloped frame is fantasticly cute!!

  20. Posted April 3, 2009 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    Such yummy colors and perfect details!!!

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