Sunday, April 26, 2015
Hello! It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Happy Saturday! Today is the last Saturday of the month and the last day I'll be hosting over at the Crazy-4-Challenges site. I'd like to give a big thank you to my fellow Sweet Sunday Sketch team mate, Vicki Burdick for being our Crazy-4-Challenges guest designer this month and for sharing her beautiful projects with us.
Here is the challenge for this week:
Since today is World Penguin Day and tomorrow is National Go Birding Day, lets create a card or project using some type of bird.
For my card, I used the Mama Elephant stamp sets Arctic Penguins, Jolly and Merry and Happy Everything to create a birthday card. I also used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Noted for my gray chevron along the bottom. I used The Card Concept Challenge #33 as inspiration and pulled the colors and chevron from the photo above.
Friday, April 24, 2015
Hi there! It's time for the Tag You're It! Challenge #20 and our inspiration for this challenge is the lovely tag below by design team member Jen Mitchell.
Jen's tag is so striking and inspiring with the ombre colors and bold black, such great design. I probably copied too closely to her design but I just loved her tag so much I couldn't find myself varying from it. I used a Magenta bird stamp that I've had for a while (love a good bird stamp and Magenta stamps have been around for years). I heat embossed the image using white powder, then used blending sponges to add my colors. From the top I used limeade ice, daffodil delight and then hawaiian shores at the bottom. I spritzed my tag with water for a bit of texture, added my heat embossed sentiment (PTI Garden Grace), a black punched circle with black and white bakers twine at the top and a few sequins to finish it off.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Hello! I had some time in my craft studio over the weekend and was able to create a few cards, one of them is the Mother's Day card I'm sharing today. I used two challenges as inspiration for my card, the first one is the Paper Players Challenge #241 Clean and Simple: Watercolor and the second CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #119.
For my card, I used the Altenew stamp set Painted Flowers and for the sentiment the PTI stamp set Happy Hydrangea. I used an aqua mist card base and a piece of watercolor paper to first stamp my roses and leaves (raspberry fizz and limeade ice) then wet the area around the stamped roses and drop in aqua mist ink using my paintbrush. Once that was dry, I stamped the black outline for the roses and added my sentiment banner along with some diamond Stickles on the roses and a few sequins for my background.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Well hello there! Thanks for popping in! It's time for a new Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
I'm in graduation mode here at our house since my daughter is a senior this year (how did that happen? sniff sniff. Kids grow up way too fast). Anyhoo, her school colors are black and gold and I know I'll be needing some graduation cards for some of her friends parties and I'll also be selling some graduation cards and tags in my shop. I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Enclosed: Graduate along with the coordinating die. I started out with a black card base, then added a stamped summer sun panel down the middle. The graduation hat was die cut twice from textured black cardstock with the top of the hat being popped up after adding a black brad and the tassel.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Good morning! I hope you're ready for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, Karen has fun and edgy sketch for all of us to play with.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Ruby Rose along with the coordinating die to create a birthday card. Spring and summer are busy times for birthdays in our family and I like to stock up. I went with some vibrant colors for my color scheme, I used royal velvet, raspberry fizz and limeade ice.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Hello! The challenge this week over at the Crazy-4-Challenges site is to create a card or project using some type of pet as your inspiration in honor of National Pet day and we hope you'll play along.
For my card I used the fun Lawn Fawn stamp sets Critters at the Dog Park and Chit Chat to create a birthday card.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Happy Easter! Are you ready for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge?
I decided to go with a card that had the look of spring for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch. I used an old PTI favorite of mine Garden Variety and use the pretty tulips from Bitty Bouquets to create a thank you card. I used the Picnic Plaid impressions plate on the bashful blue background, a banner of daffodil delight, a strip of yellow gingham and several die cut and stamped tulip bouquets to fill my watering can.