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Darla Hutt-Watson

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Weaverville, CA, United States
Hi there! I'm Darla and I live in BEAUTIFUL Northern California! I am a mother of seven terrific kids and have been married to my husband for 32 years. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2010 and love ALL THINGS paper crafting. I also have a scrapbooking retreat business called Scrap Happens Retreats. I love teaching and learning new techniques, sharing ideas, hosting my retreats, being a wife and a mom. Hiking, bicycling, gardening and cooking are a few of my other hobbies. I'm living for Jesus and LOVIN' LIFE!!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge

OKAY...OKAY....I know....ANOTHER SKETCH CHALLENGE!!!  I am really finding that these challenges are a great way to get those creative juices flowing!  NO...I won't always be doing sketches, but I do plan on participating in three different ones for a while.  I hope you like them! 

Here is the sketch that Create with Connie and Mary have challenged us with this week.  Their blog is here  http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/create-with-connie-and-mary/ 

The colors used in this card are Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Old Olive and Whisper White.  I punched the flower out with the Pansy punch, in a couple of different Daffodil Delight designer papers, cut them apart and adhered them to same flower punched in Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The center is punched with the 3/4" circle punch and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.  When I adhered the center I inverted it so I would have a bit of a different look then the Soft Sky cardstock layer that was embossed with the same folder.  I added some Linen Thread, a button and some Bakers Twine which finishes it off NICELY!

Here are close up shots of the Pansy flower and the Linen Thread....I love how they turned out! 

....and FINALLY...the inside of the card!

I am off to a Cal Berkeley baseball game on Saturday and a San Francisco Giants game on Sunday... so I won't be back until Monday!  Be sure to check back to see what's going on!!



  1. Aww...I really love how you did the sunflower on this card! Love the cute little button adornment and the linen thread. Nice job with the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

  2. What a clever way to create your charming sunflower!! Love it! and the button with linen thread is the perfect touch! Sweet card; great job with the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week for the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Super cute! I love the way you created your flower and the off centered button is darling. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. I love the polka dots! And I love sunflowers! This is just wonderful!! That button just makes it all so sweet! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Love the sunflower...so cute with the button! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. What a fun card! LOVE your little sunflower and especially the button accent you added to it! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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