Retro Sketches #8

Happy Saturday!  It's time for another installment of Retro Sketches!  This week our sketch is from an adorable card from Jackie!  You can see her original card HERE.  

Here is my card for this week...


I loved the little tags in the sketch but I thought I would change it up a little bit and use this Surf Board stamp from DeNami.  I added a circle piece of cardstock and then popped the surf boards up right on top.  This "Sending you sunshine" sentiment, also fron DeNami, works perfect for the summery feel.  

Here is this weeks sketch...

I hope you can play along with us this week!  I love looking through the gallery these last few weeks!  There have been some AMAZING cards!  This is such a fun hobby, isn't it?  So go get crafty and link up your card!  

Today is going to be a relaxing day around our house.  The weather is amazing....around 73 I think?  I am thinking I will be outside quite a bit.  I am thinking about starting a garden.  We always had one growing up and I think it would be good for the kids...and me...for fresh salsa!  :)   I have been pondering life and all the highs and lows this week.  Especially after reading THIS post.  (Kelley and I are only 2 weeks apart in age!)  Really wanting to focus more on my kids and doing more things with and for them.  Time is flying by so fast and I, for some reason, am having a hard time with  this birthday...35.  I will be 35 in a little over a week.  That is 5 years from 40.  I can't wrap my brain around this because it keeps telling me I am still 18....my body says otherwise.  Anyway, thanks for listening to my thoughts.  Off to spend some a fun day with my kiddos!  

Thanks for stopping today!


  1. Great card and a super sketch. I just may have to play along. :)

  2. Surf's up, Dudette! I love your interpretation of the sketch!
    My mind tells me I'm still 17...that's my excuse for acting like a kid sometimes anyway! ;D
    Have a fab weekend!

  3. Perfection Laurie! Love the tropical colors, great card 😊

  4. I love it!! So cute! You truly are so talented! I love everything you make! Thank you for the shout out! :) Enjoy your weekend! Love ya!

  5. Those surf boards are so cool Laurie, your card makes me so excited for summer!

  6. Fabulous card...
    love the colors...
    just makes me think "Summer"!! :)

  7. Love this, Laurie! So fresh, fun and cute!

  8. This is gorgeous! Love the colors, the theme and your take on the sketch!

  9. Lovely card! Those surfboards are perfect for this sketch! ;o)

  10. I am in LOVE with your card! The surfboards, the sentiment, the colors. *swoon*

    Happy (early) birthday! 35 was hard for me, too...I always think everyone my age is older than me because I still think I'm 22. ;) *hugs*

  11. Love your take on the sketch. Nice change up on the tags. The colors of those surf boards are awesome.

  12. ADORABLE card, Laurie! Gorgeous colors.

  13. 18 sounds good, I am always saying I feel 23. ;) I am on the other end- approaching 40 next year- and after the year I have had, I am right there with you- My life is spent best OFFLINE! :) I love this hobby as well, but am always in the back and forth place as well!! my kids are also getting older and way busier! Have a great birthday and def start a garden- we just planted our seeds last week and have sprouts already!! :)

  14. Congrats on making the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol top 20 Laurie!!! You must be so excited! Can't wait to see what you create for round 2! I'll be cheering you on!!! :)


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