It's time for another sketch challenge from the Pals Paper Arts (PPA).

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This delightful sketch is courtesy of a very talented fellow Pal Patti MacLeith.  Although I took some liberties with the sketch, I feel like it still fits the challenge.  First, I rotated the sketch 180 degrees..  Second my shape is more of a semicircle than a full circle.  Of course, there is a story behind my card.

This card reminds me of a game that we played as children.  Everyone would look intensely for a Volkswagen Beetle (Bug) and the minute that you spotted one, you would yell out and I do mean yell, "SLUG BUG NO SLUGS BACK"!  My mother often reminded us that a light touch would work just as well as a slug!  You can imagine my surprise when I was visiting family and my 2 grandchildren (ages 6 & 8) started playing this very same game.  And of course the object of the slugs were Papa & Grandma!  I'll tell you that those kids can find those Bugs everywhere and they are much quicker than Papa & Grandma!  Bet you can guess where this card is heading…..


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 Did you catch a glimpse of the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen?  I used it on both the balloons and the spokes of the wheels.  This is such fun stuff to add to an image.  Of course my Bug needed Cajun Craze Candy Dots for hubcaps!


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The sketch has a line down the right middle so I used White Bakers Twine as Balloon Strings for my representative.  The balloons are stamped and then punched with the Balloon Punch found in the Party Punch Pack.  

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Of course I had to find a way to finish the sentiment that I started on the front of the card.  Can you imagine that I could not find a stamp set that had this message….  But, I was able to create it with the Back to Basics Alphabet.  Hmmm, maybe I need to add an "s" to slug.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!




Stamps: Beautiful Ride, Back to Basics Alphabet, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Paper: Botanical Gardens dsp, Mint Macron Card Stock. Whisper White Cardstock

Tools: Washi Label Punch, Party Punch Pack, Wink of StellaClear Glitter Brush

Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Cajun Craze Candy Dots