Monday, June 22, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #20

Holy Cow!! Where has the time gone?? It seems like just yesterday, we were starting up a fun challenge blog and trying to come up with names, etc. Now...we are already on challenge TWENTY?!?! Yep, that's right, we are starting this week at challenge #20 and it is a great using one of Carol Houghton's fantastic sketches. Thanks so much Carol!!!


this challenge is sponsored by Unity Stamps!! They generously supplied each one of us with a stamp set to use for this challenge and are donating a gift certificate to one lucky, randomly drawn participant!! I can't tell you how much we appreciate our sponsors and all that they do for us!! So thank you to Unity Stamps!!!

Here is my card for this challenge:

I just adore this hot air balloon set!!! I had so much fun paper piecing it to give it a quilted look! I am a bit upset that the sentiment looks so funny. I have NO idea why it looks so pixelated and blurry. It didn't look like that when I resized and added my watermark. I don't have time to retake the photo now, so just image that nice and crisp. lol!!!

I have to be honest and tell you all that I originally worked so hard with this stamp set and made a super cute birthday card....only to realize....that it was a sketch challenge! lol I guess I got in a zone, started working and forgot about what the actual challenge was!! So, I have a second card that I would like to share with all of you. I love this card!!! I am soooooo glad that I checked my worklist before sending Lori my card for this challenge though! Otherwise, I wouldn't have gotten one done using the sketch!!!

I am off to work for this whole week because another person is on vacation so I have to fill in. I will love the paycheck, but am not enjoying the idea of working everyday!! lol I am such a wimp!!! Hope you all have a WONDERFUL week. Thanks so much for stopping by!


LORi said...

Awesome Cards robin!!! I am so LOVIN' that Hot Air Balloon!!

I think I need to buy me some "Unity"!!!! What about you!!LOL


Debby said...

Both are absolutely fabulous of course. I truly love the birthday card though. Very cool.

Cindy Haffner said...

Darling job on both!!!!!!!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous take on the Sketch - Robin!!! Your second card is awesome too - what a fun image!!!

Hope you are well??? Hugs ~S~

Summerthyme Studio said...

Gorgeous Card! Robin!!! Love it~!



The color combo you used in the first card is one of my all time favorite, Robin!!! I so love the paper piecing in the next card! Don'tcha hate it when your cards don't come out as intended in pics?! I can't see a flaw in your's at all. XOXO Tina