May 13, 2012

Sketchy Sunday #11

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms in the US!

Things been a crazy whirlwind of insanity since I returned from my trip to California! I had a really nice visit with 6 of my siblings, spent some lovely time along the West Coast beaches, and ate like a queen due to my SIL's delicious Vietnamese cooking.  
Through my airplane window.

Myself and 6 of my siblings.

Bodega Head beach

Cook your own (I'm cooking tofu and veggies!)

And I now have an official teenager in the house due to my oldest turning 13 on Thursday. *sigh*  Do they become obnoxious overnight?  Seems like it. *chuckle*
He blew up this balloon from his Grandma!

The above card is for the newest sketch over on the 365 Cards blog. I think it is the most literal I've ever been with a sketch!
I embossed the paisley background (from Cornish Heritage Farms) with white e.p. The flower, leaves, and sentiment are from PTI.

Why not join in on the fun and link up your project using this sketch for inspiration to the 365 Cards Blog?! 
And if you need more samples, be sure to check out the rest of the design team:

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Mother's Day is wonderful!


~amy~ said...

Love all the pictures!

Awesome card!!!! Love your take on the sketch!

christy compton hall said...

Happy Mother's Day!! That's s gorgeous flower and a beautiful card. Ah, 13... the age I teach. Very... special. :) Love those family pics!

Sue Ann said...

GREAT PHOTOS!!! And I AM IN LOVE with the background on this beauty!!! Lovely card Dana !!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Looks like you had a great time! Love that background and how the flower just pops on your card.

Lynn said...

Such wonderful pictures Dana...and happy birthday to your son! Love the gorgeous colors on your card today!

June K said...

Such a beautiful flower on your card. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing the photos of your family visit. Looks like you had fun.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow, that flower is stunning. Happy Mother's Day to you too! Next time you come to California you'll have to come for a craft date.

Lisa said...

Pretty card, cute pictures! My hubs is one of 8, how many of you are there!?! Ahhh yes the teenage boy in the house, stock up on the groceries girl!!

Melissa said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!!

Your card is stunning---an amazing background paired with a beautifully colored flower!

Rose said...

happy mothers day!!! your boy is a cutie :)
beautiful card and your photos are great :) glad you had a wonderful time!!

IamDerby said...

Such a great card! I love the colors! You were right in my backyard. Love Bodega bay. I live in Sacramento so its a little drive but we try to get out there a couple times a summer.

loly borda said...

Gorgeous card!
Loly Borda

Michelle said...

6 of your siblings means there are at least 7 of there are more? Holy crap! That's awesome. I always wanted a big family. My mother is 1 of 12. 12. Madness. But the good kind. Anyway. That's a big balloon BTW. And my daughter is obnoxious as all get out. And she's got years to go before she's a teen. Lucky yours waited 'til then, I guess :| I was afraid you made that paisley background yourself. And silly me using patterned paper. That's like...really really cool; great great card.

SueB said...

oooh, pretty! must get myself a paisley bk stamp; I'm lovin' yours! thanx for the inspiration!

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card -- perfect!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card!
Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures! Hope you had a marvelous Mother's Day! ;o)