NOTE: This is POST #2 for today!  Don’t miss my template peeks below this post!!


OH BOY! I need to NOT do sketches when Im in the middle of a template/Papertrey Ink release! YIKES! This is so much more work. Its KILLING me! LOL!

But todays post is well worth it

Anywho………………(a term I get from my mom! LOL!)

If possible, I would like for us to use this weeks Saturday Sketch to RAK my dear friend Alicia and her family. If you aren’t aware her son has caner (you can read that by clicking the link I provided) and they could use some cheer!!

I have already gotten so many emails for her address already (thanks), but if you need it Email me .

Granted you don’t HAVE to use this as a RAK but if you were stumped for a starting plcae this is it!

Thank you in advance for the RAKS, prayers and wishes for the Weiman family. It personally had touched my life and my heart.

Alicia will be obviously taking a break from the sketches to be with her son as they go through a very difficult time.

I DO have an Ethan update for you! Im so happy Alicia has found time to keep me posted.

You may know Ethan received a barn with 2 horses from Make A Wish. I believe a week or so before Christmas his favorite horse passed away! Isn’t that terrible!! Anyway, Make A Wish just sent him a NEW! Horse on Thursday (I think) and he is just over the moon happy. It really warmed my heart to read that.

Ethan deserves for his life to be blessed and a miracle to happen. Thats what I am praying for.

I made a couple cards for Ethan, Ava and the parents (I have to wait to share some as they are upcoming releases!).

So with all that being said here is your sketch! It would be great flipped too!


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Be sure to link your creation here!!

Now here is my card for Alicia and Dave using the NEW! Papertrey Ink– Wishing You set:


I found this to really help me convey my feelings for this family.

I wanted something cheery. Like a ray of sunshine in the mail. A paper hug, from my family to theirs!

I took several of the sentiments in the set, and grouped them into my card front. I love how this turned out.


Th tulip is 3D, as is the dragonfly.

I love the colors that I pulled from my SU! paper.

I LOVE tulips! They are my favorite flower.


This is what the Tulip means:

The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love. Like many flowers, different colors of tulips also often carry their own significance. Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love, while purple symbolizes royalty. The meaning of yellow tulips has evolved somewhat, from once representing hopeless love to now being a common expression for cheerful thoughts and sunshine. White tulips are used to claim worthiness or to send a message of forgiveness. Variegated tulips, once among the most popular varieties due to their striking color patterns, represent beautiful eyes.

Instead of a flower I used buttons.

I think its cute. I needed something there, just wasn’t sure WHAT.

Now don’t miss the samples from the Sketch Team!

  • Dawn Easton
  • Kendra
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine
  • Tamara Harder
  • I can’t wait to see your take on this!!

    Ill see you later tonight at the release party.

    In the meantime don’t miss Nichole’s blog as well as

    Becky Oehlers

    Lisa Johnson

    Melissa Bickford

    and last but not least  Maggie’sblog, as this is her last release with us as a Distinguished Guest Designer! 

    She really rocked it out I think.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    See you tonight at the release party!