Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A SWEET Twinkling Tuesday...(although the sketch left me with more aches than just my tooth!)


WHAT....a doozy!

You can NEVER underestimate the creative mind of a child! I am SO proud of my DD for making some of the greatest (and most CHALLENGING) sketches I've seen out there! This week's Twinkling Tuesday sketch was NO exception! Talk about ONE SWEET SKETCH!

I received my new Taylored Expressions stamps in the mail yesterday, and I have to say that I'm BEYOND impressed with her products and also her customer service. WOW! I ordered the stamps late Friday and received them in the mail on Monday! I wish I had that kind of luck with the PO...granted I don't send things priority too often but I've had a streak of really bad luck w/ things getting lost or coming like 2 weeks later...

Anyway, her Customer Service was impeccable. I can count on one hand how many times I've had "WOW" experiences and I must say I am lucky to work for some of those companies, and Taylored Expressions was no exception. In addition to her speedy shipping (like the wind!), I got a shipping refund via PayPal because I had over paid by a few dollars...can you believe that! So yes, not only are her stamps AMAZINGLY cute, but the whole experience was awesome and I will definitely be back for more! Thanks, Taylor!!!

My first two purchases were the new Fresh Flowers set, and this adorable set, Downtown Diva, which I used for today's card. I ADORE these little cuppies and just as equally the little storefronts in this new set. It's perfect for all-occasion and I couldn't WAIT to ink it up (and oh, did I mention the rubber is PINK?)


This week's Twinkling Tuesday sketch was DEFINITELY a challenge for me! I decided that given what I had to (ok, WANTED to) work with, I needed to flip it, first and foremost. I glued down my ribbon as the backdrop along with this adorable Doodlebug paper that I had leftover from Easter...love those glitter dots! I then chose a few images that I thought would work with the sketch being flipped and embellished just a tad and voila....a SWEET Twinkling Tuesday!''

The only thing missing from the sketch was the three little embellies on the left corner of her sketch which just weren't going to fit...however, if you think of the glitter dots on the paper as them, it totally fits! What do you guys think, do I get away with it? Hee hee...we'll see what Madelynn says when she gets home from school!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Twinkle Team's posts as well...They will Wow you, too! Links on my sidebar...check 'em out!

Well, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a Prettie Post and also for the Big ANYA release tomorrow night with our HUGE blog hoppin' BASH! You can SCROLL DOWN or click HERE for all the info :)

Thanks for reading and putting up wth my double-posting all week...I love it when you guys come by! Hugs! ~Jess :)

16 comments:

Danni said...

Pink rubber? OMG!! I so need to order some!
Your card is just too, too cute! Love it!!
So sorry I didn't get mine done, I just couldn't get any ideas...hope you and Madelynn forgive me!

kadie said...

This is ADORABLE!!

WickedPixie said...

Very, very sweet! I love seeing the Twinkling sketches (and I really love that they come from the kids!) I need to participate, I know! :-) Traci

Heather said...

Hey Jess this turned out really great I have never ordered any Taylored Expressions stamps but I think they would be great judging from this card!!! I love the colors you choose and the embossing!!!

Great Job!!! I think we all went in totally different directions this week with the sketch, but I am now wishing I had saved my card for Anya Blog Hop instead of for Twinkling because it took a lot of hours!!!

Heather

Christi said...

This is SO stinkin' cute!!!

Margie said...

Adorable! I love Taylor's stamps! Very cute!
Great sketch too! Very inspiring and intimidating at the same time ;)
TFS!!!

Kimmie0270 said...

what a "yummy" card ;)

Cassie said...

ab-so-lute-ly!!
great idea to flip it! that ribbon and dotted paper is fabulous. the whole card is FABULOUS!!!

eggette said...

Oooo! I love it and that pink rubber goodness! What an awesome card Jess! Did you know that Stamping Bella has pink rubber now too!! I KNOW!!

Heather said...

This is just too cute!!! I couldn't fit the 3 embellishments on mine either. It was a great sketch though! Hope you have a great night!

Janna said...

Madelynn really does a great job of giving us challenging sketches, but I have to say I always love the cards everyone creates with them! This is no exception! You did such a great job with thsi! The papers are stunnig and that ribbon is so fantastic! but the images! Yes so so cute!!! You colore dthem in beautifully! truly so stunning!

Smiles,
janna

Darla said...

Ahhhhh....love that Retail therapy! LOL! What an adorable card. Love the coloring, the interpretation of the layout, and the pearls in the corners. Great job Jess! I know where Madelynn gets her talent from!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I had great service from TE too! Cute card and luscious colours.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

That sketch ROCKs. Your DD is a gem. Your card is stunning. Those little shops are TOO sweet for words! :O)

Elena said...

Love this card! Wow! Love how you was inspired by this sketch! Your daughter is so talented!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is great Jess!! Man I wish I had some of Taylor's stamps! They would have come in handy last night for the card I had to make after the blog hop! Great job on this week's sketch! :D