Hello, cardmakers! A couple of quick announcements for you before we get to today’s sketch…

There is a postal rate increase scheduled to go into effect on January 22nd, so if you have a box to mail, save yourself a little money and get it in before then! Here’s a link to the USPS page about the increase.

Before we get to it, I wanted to shout out a special thanks to Allison G of Allison’s Creations for converting our recent sketches to PDF format! Sketches 1 – 100 are now available as one file that you can download – just click here and save to your computer. Thanks so much, Allison!

And here’s our new sketch! Just a reminder – the heart shape indicates the embellishment of your choice, it doesn’t have to be a heart.

We have a beautiful sample card this week! Be sure and visit Sue K at her blog Little Bits of Randomness to see more of her awesome work (and some cute puppies!) I love the layered flower embellishments she used here, don’t you? Thanks again for a great sample card, Sue!

Hmm, what will you use for the three embellishments? Stars? Hearts? Leaves? Be sure and come back here to link up your blog or online gallery post so we can all see!

To play along in this week’s sketch challenge, simply upload a project using this week’s sketch to your blog or online gallery then leave the link to that entry using the Inlinkz widget at the bottom of this post. And remember, you may use this sketch at any time. Feel free to re-post the sketch on your blog along with your card… then come back and leave a link for us so we may all see your cards!

We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the other participants. Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.