Monday, July 23, 2012

Retrosketches {I owe you}

Hurrying up to finish this post. Hubby is almost home. He was out of town taking a course for the weekend.  While blog hopping this morning, I ran across the newest Retrosketches challenge. It's another GREAT one! Check it out. 

It had me at tag! lol! I changed up the shapes, but the layout is the same.  I had the BIG GREETINGS STAMP SET on my desk and it had just the sentiments I needed for the card I HAD to make. 

I had a HUGE scare in the early morning hours, yesterday. I am home alone with my three kiddos and our house alarm sounds. I freaked out! Long story short, I discovered I  had left the backdoor unlocked and that was just enough to send me into a panic. It's 5:30am and I was pretty sure that we were in no danger (I was certain there was no one IN the house). I made a quick decision to call my bff's hubby to come over and check the house with me. 

He did and there was no one here. We think the battery back up needs to be replaced and that the alarm just malfunctioned. I am making a call to our alarm company tomorrow AND replacing the battery (just in case) AND I can gaurantee you I will NEVER forget to lock our door at night. 

Thankfullly we were safe. So I have a card to tell him Thanks for coming over at 5:30 AM to help me feel safe again. 

 I used the awesome sketch along with LOTS of My Favorite Things products. I love the TRADITIONAL TAGS STAX.  They were the perfect backdrop for the rest of my layered dies. I placed the biggest STAR STAX DIE-NAMICS  next and then added a handmade circle lable (CIRCLE STAX 1 & 2 DIE-NAMICS).  I tucked in my favorite PINKING EDGE to add just an extra pop of color to the circle. 

I love using the PAPERDOLL BORDER with this paper. I cut one of the people images off and popped it up on anther smaller STAR.  A beautiful WILD CHERRY BUTTON (ahhhh! you are going to loooove these buttons. Get some!) and twine finish the tag off. 

I had some extra bits and pieces cut, so I added some of the same elements to the inside of the card.  I curved the "thank-you" sentiment from the BIG GREETINGS  to fit right up next to the circle. 

Check out the Die-namics I used here, today. Simply click the graphics below to shop! Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs!

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  1. Fun card for RetroSketch Lisa, love your tag.

  2. Great colours! Love what you did with the sketch!

  3. Oh my! I love this! I adore the dies and the stamping on the designer paper... so fabulous!

  4. Congratulations on the SHOUTout Lisa!
    Love both cards!


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