Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall Demonstrator Event and fall card for the Monkey

If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, have I got a deal for you!  Because there is no SU Regional in Southern Ontario this year, my upline, Jamilla Ivits, has decided to hold her own "mini regional"!  "Stampin' Sparks" promises to be a fabulous day of speakers, demos, make-n-takes, swapping and prizes and it is all right here in our own backyard!  The event will be held at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel, here in Cambridge on Saturday, September 24th, 2011 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.  The cost for the day, including lunch is just $55!!!  What a deal!  For more information or to register contact Jamilla at 519-622-9394 or email

Now on to today's card!  This week's challenge over at A La Card Monkey is an autumn sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:

...and here is my interpretation:

Autumn card for Monkey71 using French Foliage, Studio Sketches and Fabulous Phrases sets.

Inside of card with sentiment from Pursuit of Happiness set.
This card was FUN to make!  I pulled out all the distressing stops for the background:  sponging, spritizing, name it!  After doing so many simple cards over the past few weeks in preparation for various classes and workshops, it was fun to really go to town and get my fingers inky for a change.  The sad thing is that this is the very first time my Studio Sketches set has seen ink...and I've had it for almost a year!!!  GASP!!  I know...bad, bad demonstrator (insert wrist-slap here).  I really love that set and there is absolutely NO excuse for the neglect it has received.  I promise to give it more attention this fall!
No time to give you the details on how I created this one...gotta go get Max ready for the birthday party this afternoon!  If you have questions drop me a line and I'll do my best to answer.


  1. I know what you mean about having a stamp set and getting it out and just using it for the first time and then thinking how long it took to use it...!!!

    I love that really got down and dirty with this card, the background is so Beautiful it could almost be by its self.

    I live in Washington State by Seattle, how far is that from you?

    Thanks for sharing your Card on A La Card Monkey!!


  2. Beautiful card Leena! Might have to break down and order that French Foliage set....oooohh!! Thanks for the demo event call out!

  3. Love the background paper you've made Leena. Great Autumn colours.

  4. Love the card, Leena. I'm looking forward to "Stampin' Sparks"...already registered :)

  5. Leena, A Great card, and a stamp set that I've just been thinking about ordering the studio sketches. I've seen some great cards with it, and I've always liked the set, but for some reason there has always been something else to get. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing again at a la card monkey.

  6. I wish Ontario was closer! The SU! event sounds fun!!! I love your card. The colors are perfect, as is the background. So glad you took part in our autumn challenge this week. Thanks!


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