Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Prettie Birthday Wish (Twilight Inspired!), a Sketch, and a Fond Farewell...

Hey everyone!

I've never done this before but I am "double-teaming" for this post today...literally! LOL! So, if you've just "landed" here from Charmaine's blog, thanks for coming and I have a funny story for you:
I don't know how this happened, but I have a card for you today that is not only for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, brought to you by the FABULOUS "Mercy's Muses" sketch team, but I also have a Prettie Birthday wish for our girl Jackie Pedro a.k.a. " Officer J"...who is not only a Prettie Girl, but a MUSE too! How bout that for a double dose of Birthday wishes!!!

Are y'all confused? LOL I kind of am-I know it's totally normal to combine challenges but it wasn't til I sat down to write this that I went, 'huh'...there are TWO teams here!

That being said, before I get to the sketch, and all that jazz, I do have some news. This will be my last post as a Prettie Girl (what does that make me now? LOL!) with Paper Pretties. I am finished designing for this AMAZING team as of today and I want to bid my fellow Prettie Girls, including our Prettie Mama, Christie, a very, very fond farewell.

I am so glad I met this truly amazing group of women and am so grateful for the lasting friendships I've made, and well, you know my heart will always be with little Sophia! In fact, be sure to check out the HUGE September release that will be coming your way in the form of sneak peeks in just a few days! I am going to try to come to the party still on the 1st (it's my Mom's birthday but I hope to squeeze in a Prettie Pajama party!) and hope you will too.

Now, onto our Prettie Birthday hop for the BIRTHDAY GIRL! If you've EVER been to Jackie's UBER FABULOUS BLOG, you'll know that she's as sweet as she is talented...and that speaks VOLUMES! You might also know she is a HUGE fan of Twilight! Yep, her neck belongs to Edward (along with a few million others we know, right? LOL!) SOooooo, we couldn't do a birthday hop WITHOUT it being 'Twilight Inspired", so our cards are all Red, White, and Black! And is this "Fictionally Inspired" stamp set from Artful Inkables not PERFECT for this? It totally looks like Sophia is making a wish and dreaming of Edward, right girls? ;)

I'm sorry that the pic is blurry-I was going to retake it but I've been having MAJOR issues w/ Mozilla still and can't see pics and accidentally uploaded the wrong one and deleted the right one!
Our next stop on the Hop is the BIRTHDAY GIRL HERSELF! Please show some looooove for our girl Jackie!

When you've done that, be sure to stop by the FANTASTICAL Mercy's Muses Sketch Team! They are:
Cindy Haffner
Crystal Birr
Jackie Pedro
Jessica Diedrich
Julie Lacey
Pam Speidel
Pam Varnell

our FABULOUS Guest MUSE, Shannan Teubner!

We'd love for you to play along this week with Mercy's Tuesday sketch! Be sure to leave a comment on Mercy's blog letting us know you played and use MTSC36 as this week's keyword! There were some AWESOME submissions this past week and we are so glad that you are enjoying he sketches as much as we are!

Well, thanks for stopping by and reading this SUPER long post and hopefully either way, you're not confoozed :D I guess it's a safe bet to say that no matter WHERE you came from or where you're headed, please stop by Jackie's blog and leave her some luuuuuuurve today!


StampOwl said...

awww we are gonna miss you ... but I know you won't be far away hehe. Good luck and fabulous card!

Unknown said...

holy cow, woman...that was a long post, but i think you covered everything! LOL! great birthday card, jess! love the color combo, your coloring of sophia, and the sentiment...great job! i know jackie will love it!

thanks for another sketch sample this week!


Ann Kranitz said...

What a fun birthday card!! How cool to combine both challenges with your team member from both teams!!!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

You might not "officially" be a pretty girl anymore, but you'll always be Gorgeous Girlfriend! Just like your art. This card is super sweet. Love the way you coloured Sophia's party dress. It pops right off the page! And those twilight colours are just beautiful. I may have to cave & get reading already (Gasp!) Am I the only one who hasn't read them? LOL. ;o)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so so pretty, awesome job!!!

Julie said...

Super pretty, Jess! I love it!

Pam Varnell said...

This is so creative Jess. Love that you made Jackie a Twilight card!!! So stinkin cute.

You'll may not be a Prettie Girl anymore but you'll always be pretty in my book. LOL.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I had to actually study the pic because I thought the dress may have been ribbons!! Super coloring and adorable image!!

Elena said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that it is your last day at Prettie's Girls... But I just wanted to tell that you did an amazing and great design work for this team! Just look at this card - how creative is this!
For me you will be always Pretty and Gorgeous Girl, Jessica... no matter what! and I will continue enjoy visiting your blog and looking at your beautiful cards!

Jodi Collins said...

Oh my sweet sweet friend! You will ALWAYS be pretty in my book!!! I won't say that I will miss you cause I will always still "talk" to you! Your card rocks and Jacks will LOVE it!!
Love ya girlie! MWAH!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous birthday card Jess!! Love the colors and wonderful sketch.

Jackie said...

What a great farewell Jessica! We will all miss you in the Prettie family, but I think once a Prettie Girl always a Prettie Girl! Loving the card you created, and loving the 'other' stamp set you used too!

kadie said...

Hey girl! I love this! I really love how you colored her dress. I also love how she's cut out and everything else is just kinda tipped. It's gorgeous! Fab job!

Tammy said...

Great Job on the sketch. I just love your card and the stamp and sentiment is wonderful.

Christi Flores said...

You will always be Prettie to me sweetie! This is definitely not goodbye because this friendship goes further than PP. Awesome sketch and card!! Love ya sweetie!!!

Jana Weaver said...

Fabulous card Jessica...LOVE the way you colored Sophia's dress! We will definitely miss you bunches, don't be a stranger!

Many hugs,

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

ADORABLE, Jessica! LOVE that sentiment! You will be missed girlie! It was great working with you! HUGS!

Sparkplug17 said...

What a great card! And awesome job at combining the challenges!

Mary Giles said...

What a fabulous card! I love the colors and how cute is Sophia in her party dress.

Heather Schlatter said...

Wow Jess all your cards for this week are great!!! I love all the Reds and blacks!!!

I have tried to call you a few times in the last week but it never goes to your voice mail so I am wondering if I wrote one of the numbers down wrong when I wrote it on my phone book upstairs I tried to call Janna to get it too, but never have talked to her yet.

You are rocking your cards this week and I hope to be back later today to finish commenting on them all!!!


Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome card girlie!!

Unknown said...

Very cute card! Great for the birthday girl! Best of everything girlie - we'll miss you! :)