Friday, May 17, 2013

Giving Banners a Chance!!


Today I'm having a date with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!  It's a sketch this week, and when I first saw it, I kind of gave it a "meh"!  And it got that meh for one reason, and one reason only.  The banners!  I've never been a big fan.  They've grown on me a bit, until today, when I saw this WOW card by Geri, and they grew on my a lot!  I gave them a whole new chance.  And so I got busy on the SPARKS challenge, banners and all!  I honestly think this is the very first time I've ever put banners onto a card - and you know what, I'm glad I did!!  I kind of liked how they turned out!!

Here's the sketch:

And my card:

Believe it or not, I think I've used five PS sets on this card.  I know, it doesn't look like it, but they're there! 

Hope you like it, and I hope all of my fellow Canadian friends enjoy the Victoria Day loooong weekend!!!

Thanks for checking in, I really love it when you do!


  1. Gorgeous tags Shannon - LOVE your rows of hearts & hugs & kisses too!

  2. Super-Cute! That banner is pretty awesome!

  3. WOW - jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, and impressive to the nth degree! This is totally, completely and utterly stunning! You've not only rocked the banners, but the layout, too. I've already scrolled up 10 times to admire while writing this note. LOVE this!!
    Arrived at our destination late last night...yayyy! So glad to have seen your card first thing this morning. Made. my. day! (already!!!)

  4. I kinda like it too, Shannon. No, wait, I kinda LOVE it! You did an awesome job CASEing Geri's fab banners and you definitely should do it again on other cards! Excellent!!

  5. hey! you're in canada?!?!? i had no idea...but then again, you're awesome so i should have known all along ;)

    i dare say this card is a winner! perfect take on the challenge, perfect combo of patterns and rocked it!

  6. Well I am surprised you didn't like the banners before b/c you nailed it! Beautiful card!


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