Wednesday, June 24, 2009

**Holy Cow!! *Ultimate Card Showdown Top 10!!!!***






I literally had to pick myself up from off the floor when I heard I had landed a spot in the Top 10 of the Ultimate Card Showdown at 2 Sketches 4 You!!! The cards from day one have all been A*MAZ*ING and I have had so much fun each and every week!! Thank you again to Laura and Kazan and all the judges for running this fun, fun challenge and especially to Laura and Kazan for providing such a great blog! My card this week for the Ultimate Card Showdown is for my daughter's best friend, Emily. She has been in China for the past five months helping to teach English to the little Chinese children. She comes home on Saturday and we are all so excited to have her back home. I hope this card conveys the feelings I have of HOME. We sang the song "There is Beauty All Around When There's Love At Home" on Sunday at church and it has just stayed with me the past few days. I finally decided that it should be the theme of this card. It is those lyrics that are in the center of the sun. I wanted to create something that shows all the love, beauty, warmth and sense of well being that I feel when I think of the word home. I'm good friends with Emily's mom and I know all the prayers that she has offered up in Emily's behalf while she's been gone. I know the love her family feels for her. I know all the love my family feels for her. It is my hope that she will feel all of that with this card. I hope she feels all in her heart what this card says and all that it couldn't possible say. WELCOME HOME EMILY!!!!

62 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Cheryl! NO YOU DIDN'T PUT A LITTLE FENCE ON THIS CARD!!! YOU ARE SO TALENTED AND CREATIVE! This is SUCH a CUTE card! I TOTALLY LOVE IT!

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  2. CUTEST card EVER!! There is so much detail in this card! I LOVE the little house that you pieced together and the fence...I LOVE EVERYTHING about this card!!! Top 5 for sure!!

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  3. yeah you so deserve to be in the top ten! This card will for sure be a winner with all the details and it's so creative! Love it!

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  4. om-goodness this is too darling for words. You did a great job on the sketch
    Good Luck
    :) Kazan & Laura

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  5. Cheryln, this is absolutely spectacular!!Here's the thing, it is absolutely a-dorable but it truly is one of those cards from the heart...what a wonderful message you are communicating to Emily...now that's what makes it that much more special :) I absolutely adore it! Fantabulous job and tons of good luck to you!!!

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  6. *shrieks*

    HOLY COW!!!! I am so in love with this card. I am actually lost for words - BOOOOOOTIFUL

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  7. This is sooooooooo adorable!!!! I love everything about it!!!

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  8. What a card! It's just amazing! Love the cute little detail in the sun!! I'm sure Emily will be more than happy!!!
    Camilla xx

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  9. OMG....Cheryl, this card is FAB! You are so amazingly talented. I love this card! Great take on this week's sketch. Good luck!!

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  10. SO cute little card !!... LOVE it !

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  11. Cheryl - This is beyond words!! Love everything about it. Reminds me of a dear beloved patchwork quilt :0) I can tell you put a lot of your own heart into it and I'm sure Emily will see that too. Congrats on the Top 10 and best wishes this week too!

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  12. Wow, wow, wow! This is too adorable! Love it to bits and that lined envelope is just icing on the cake!

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  13. This is possibly my most favorite card that you've made! I love all the detail-the little bird on the fence, the flowers by the door, the stitching on the roof...it's AWESOME! Congrats!

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  14. could NOT love this more! absolutely FAB in EVERY way!

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  15. It's a beauty Cheryl! I cross my fingers! Good luck, Angèle

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  16. very beautiful and creative take on the sketch! awesome card, I love the picket fence!!! Way to go Cheryl!

    Clouds :D

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  17. WOW, I love your card. It´s so fun and full of details and great colours. Good luck!!!!!

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  18. Oh Cheryl I love your beautifully created card. You know I've always loved your creativity and talent, this card show all those things. Love it! Good luck sweetie!
    ♥Hugs, Dawn♥

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  19. Cheryl, this is fabulouse!!! It feels like a quilt that you just want to wrap yourself up in and think of thoughts of home. You've outdone yourself on this one girly! :D I enjoy seeing your cards each week too. You never disappoint!

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  20. Talk about sweetness! This card is SO cute!!!!!!

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  21. This is a fabulous card. I love the home and all of the tiny details. It's fabulous. Good luck this week and Congrats on being in the Top 10!

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  22. your card is Fabulous and I love the story behind it! Emily will be so touched no doubt!
    Congratulations to you! Don't be so surprised you TOTALLY DESERVE it!

    All the BEST to you!

    xox

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  23. oh my Cheryln, The is fabulous!!! So many great details...WOW!!!

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  24. Cheryl.....this is simply gorgeous!!!! WOW, girlie, you totally rocked this sketch!!! Congratulations on making to the Top 10, but I am not surprised! Good luck to you!

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  25. Can't believe you were surprised to be in the top 10!!! You're amazing! This card is beyond adorable. Look at that fence!!! Love every inch of it. See you in the next round.... ;)

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  26. Amazing card, love that fence.. the perfect touch Cheryl!!

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  27. Wow Cheryl!!
    This deserves to be on the cover of a card magazine, so stunning!!
    hugs
    Latisha

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  28. FABULOUS, FABULOUS, you so deserve to be in the Top 10!! This is soo beautiful and just like Latisha said, this deserves a place on the cover of a magazine!!!
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  29. You sure managed to get the feeling wright on this card I love it. This one should be published. Love what you did with the envelope. You are amazing

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  30. gasp!!!!!

    I sooo love this card!

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  31. Congratulations on your very well deserved top 10 spot. This creation is just stunning. Hugs from Desire

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  32. Wow Cheryln this card is a mini masterpiece, the exquisite details, the theme, the colours.. Just an amazing card and matching envelope GOOD LUCK!

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  33. So very creative! Love it! Great scene and lay-out! Good luck!

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  34. OMG OMG YOU GO GIRL YOU CAN DO IT AWESOME AWESOME CARDS LOVE YA GIRL XX

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  35. Love this card! Its gorgeous!

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  36. Your card is amazing! Congrats!!!!!

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  37. Love this soo much! Every little detail is perfect, good luck!

    Hugs
    Vanessa

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  38. fab card, love the fence
    AllisonX

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  39. Congratulations, Cheryl!! I love this, it's no wonder they picked yours!!

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  40. Wow Cheryl!!! I'm so pleased for you that you've made it into the top 10.
    This card is total "WOW" & I wish you all the best :)

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  41. i LOVE it! you're definitely going to make emily smile when she gets this--your card is so beautiful, and all your details are GORGEOUS!

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  42. this is absolutely stunning, gorgeous and sooo fun. Look at all of that eyecandy. You totally ROCKED this sketch. Good luck on making it to the next level. I'm rootin for you!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog...

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  43. well gee whiz, with all that love and thought and kindness put into making a wonderful card for miss emily, how could it *NOT* make the top ten??!?! (it doesn't hurt that is is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, either, though...) ;)

    CONGRATS to you on a well-deserved honor!!!!! ♥

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  44. This is simply stunning!!! LOVE all the attention to detail that you have created in this project! Seriously spectacular and the fence is the topping on the cake - along with the stitching too! beautiful!!!
    Best wishes!
    Sankari :)

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  45. Oh wowzers!! This is totally adorable!! Fantastic take on the sketch, love the curved greeting and the details like the fence, wow!! Good luck, but I don't think you need it! *wink*

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  46. Congratulations on the Top 5 Cheryln!!!! Sending you big hugs!

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  47. Congratulations on being at the top 5 and good luck for the final round.

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  48. CONGRATULATIONS CHERYL!!!! Top 5!! OMG! So much deserved too. Good luck this week and I can't wait to see what you create with the new sketch!

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  49. this card is just adorable!!! super congrats to you for making to the top!!!!

    congrats!!

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  50. Congrats again Cheryl! The Top5: you did it!

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  51. Love your card, congrats on making the top 5! Well deserved :)

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  52. This is just awesome cheryl congrats on makingthe top 5.

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  53. holy moley this is fantastic... i love every bit of it.
    I just read your bio and realized you will send your son to Snow. I went to Snow too!! (oh so long ago) Had such a great time. Hope he does too (uh, just realized this could have been in the past, so maybe he's done with school now?)

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  54. OMY Cheryl!!! This card is SUPER STUNNING!!! I LOVE IT! (i'm literally shouting when I typed this). So so fabulous!!! Congrats on making to the top 5!!!

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  55. This. is. AMAZING! The fence... where'd you get the fence?!

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  56. Congratulations on making the top 5!!! Well deserved :)

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  57. You are a great card maker, love your interpetation of the sketches, always! Congrats on making it to the top 5, I'll kep my fingers crossed for you!

    hugs Dora

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  58. Congrats, Cheryl, I'm rooting for you! Beautiful card!

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  59. This one is like a little Rembrandt! Absolutely great!

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