Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #287

My card for Sketch Saturday this week used supplies I've had since 2005!  The sentiments in the circles are actually Making Memories rub-ons I bought on sale after Christmas and squirreled away in my Christmas stash.  I put red rhinestones around the circles to give a little visual interest and used red seed beads from my jewelry making supply box on the scalloped border at the bottom.  A layered bow, button, and die cut snowflake are the finishing touches.  Milk Coffee is this week's sponsor.  I hope you'll check out the other Sketch Saturday DT creations and then play along.                                                

Friday, November 29, 2013

Sister Act - Challenge #35

Needless to say, with the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday, I had to work ahead this week for the Sister Act Challenge Blog.  This is a card I made for a little boy I know who is a new big brother of a baby sister.  This sweet elephant is a digi from All Dressed Up.  I used my computer to create the sentiment in the cloud.  Digi Darla Designs is this week's sponsor.

I've got to get back to my company.  We had 20 people for Thanksgiving dinner and 16 spent the night!  There were bodies in every nook and cranny, but the folks are my kids, their spouses, grandkids, and my mom and her husband,  My husband and I wouldn't have it any other way!  If you celebrated, I hope your Thanksgiving was full of love, thanks and family.

Challenges Entered:
All Dressed Up - use ribbon or lace
Make It Monday anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Use it Tuesday - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #286

Welcome back to Sketch Saturday for another great sketch to try your hand at this week. Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor.

This sweet rustic wreath is a stamp and matching die from Papertrey Ink.  I spent some time puttering around lining the stamp up with the die, wishing I had paid attention a little more in my geometry class!  I used the die to cut the wreath out of the card front, and then attached a colored die cut wreath to the inside of the card.  Eventually things came together, but it took me the better part of a night!

Red Stickles decorate the berries and red rhinestone are attached to the glitter paper snowflakes.

Challenges Entered:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Clear It Out Challenge Blog - use a snowflake
Divas by Design - Make it Pretty
Stamping for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Designed to Color - Christmas/winter
Oozak - Christmas

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sister Act Challenge #34

Another anything goes challenge at the Sister Act Card Blog this week!  Ink and Whimsy2 is sponsoring.

My card uses an image from a company that is new to me - All Dressed Up Stamps.  The etsy shop is owned by artist, Wendy Burns.  I found ADU by accident one Saturday morning, and while in my pajamas managed to spend a "chunk of change" between cups of coffee!  It was one of those mornings, where after looking at the blogs and cards of one of her her talented DT members, I found myself still at the computer three hours later - having shopped at Whimsy Stamps for the Raindrop Echo Sentiment digi where the sentiment came from), and purchased some stamps from Purple Onion Stamps.  Yikes!

DT member, Marilyn inspired me to create my card, from this one.  (I blame her for the money I spent too!!  Don't you just love enablers?!?)  Do you see the cute yellow print paper?  It's a digi from All Dressed Up.  For a little more than a dollar, I got four sweet patterned papers.  I've never bought digital paper before, but for the price, I thought it was worth trying.  There happened to be a piece of yellow cardstock in the printer, so the paper has a yellow background.  I love it printed on white, and thought it looked cute on the yellow too!

Copics used:
Hair:  E50, 31, 25, 29
Skin:  E000, 00, 11, R20
Top:  E50, 51, 53; bow E07, 09
Belt:  C9, 5, 4
Skirt:  B91, 95, 97

Challenges Entered:
Make It Monday - anything goes
Paper Playtime - sparkle
Creative Inspirations - thankful card
Divas By Design - make it pretty
Catered Crop - Thank you kindly
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Created with Love #67 - anything goes

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #285

 I'm using an old favorite stamp called Sunflower Bouquet from Papertrey Ink for my Sketch Saturday card this week.  I stamped the image on some SU! newsprint and colored with my Copics.  The colors are off a bit - the ribbon is Stampin' Up!'s Dusty Durango.  I still have a few birthday cards to give this month, so this one will do nicely.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts is this week's sketch challenge sponsor.  Hope to see your card on the Sketch Saturday Blog.  The DT did another fabulous job this week of interpreting Jen's great sketch.

Challenges Entered:
Use it Tuesday - Stick it!
Party Time Tuesdays - use hemp of twine
Shopping Our Stash - use something on your desk (the image was partially colored, the bow, the oval happy birthday was a discard, and the patterned paper behind the image was left from another card)
Little Red Wagon - use trim
Alphabet Challenge - T for twine

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sister Act Challenge #33

This week, Rick St. Dennis is sponsoring the anything goes challenge at the Sister Act Challenge Blog. 

I used his image Euro Girl Pauline for my card and combined it with sketch #319 from Mojo Monday.  I've been using fall and winter colored cards lately, and went back to a more summer colored card.  I wanted to piece Pauline's dress with All Dressed Up's Autumn Papers 1 digi paper I bought.  Another advantage of digi paper is that it can be sized.  I accidentally printed a smaller pattern, but it was perfect for the card.

Copics used:
Hat:  E50, 51, 53, R14, 27
Tights:  R11, 14, 27
Hair:  E 33, 27, 29
Skin:  E000, 00, 11, R20
Eyes and shirt:  B00, 000
Duck:  Y11, 13, 15, 24

Challenges Entered:
Mojo Monday - sketch 319
Use It Tuesday - stick it!
Shopping Our Stash - something on your desk (the flower and the embossed BG paper

Monday, November 11, 2013

Color Me Creative - Winter Theme Challenge

We've posted a new challenge at Color Me Creative - a winter theme/colors.  I used an image from our sponsor, Stamp Fairy.  This is sweet Molly.  I loved the cardinal in her hand.

Our family has a special love of cardinals that started with my mother-in-law's affection for them.  She passed away more than a decade ago, so stories about "Grandma Claire"and cardinals have been handed down to my grandkids by their parents.  I usually find a special cardinal ornament for my daughters and sister-in-law at Christmas.  It helps all of us feel connected to the memories.  This card will go to my six year old granddaughter who has joined the cardinal lovers and is excited each time she sees one.

I hope you'll stop by CMC and see what the other DT members have created.

Challenges Entered:
Totally Papercrafts - use glitter
Marker POP! - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #284

Back again with another card for you from Sketch Saturday.  This image brought back fond memories of being a little girl for me.  We spent many hours sailing down the hills on our toboggan when I was in elementary school.  We piled as many kids and adults as would fit and screamed all of the way down the run!


The image, Smooth Sailing, from Sassy Cheryl Stamps was perfect  for this week's sketch.  The hills sparkle thanks to my bottle of Stickles, so you can imagine it being a dry, sunny winter day!  Simon Says Stamp is this week's sponsor.  They have a $25 credit for one lucky winner!  Check out the fabulous DT cards on the Sketch Saturday Blog.

Challenges Entered:
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - anything goes with a Sassy Cheryl image
Divas By Design - Use a digi
Totally Papercrafts Blog - use glitter
Marker POP! - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - seasons

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sister Act Challenge #32

Friday means it's time for another anything goes challenge at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.  The etsy shop Wings and Willows is sponsoring the challenge this week.

My image is from another etsy shop, Birdie Brown.  It was a free October image, but I didn't get my act together in time to post it in their October Challenge.  Unfortunately, Torico, the talented artist behind Birdie Brown is closing the shop at the end of November.  She wants to have more time to create and will continue to work on illustrating for There She Goes Stamps. You can read more about her decision to close her shop on her blog.  I only recently discovered the Birdie Brown site, and am sad to see the shop close.  I've purchased several digis, which you will see on my blog in the coming weeks.

I used this week's sketch from Retro Sketches for my card.

Challenges Entered:
TopTip Tuesdays - Seasons
Retro Sketches #88
Make It Monday
Divas By Design - use a digi
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Marker POP! - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - fall colors
Crafty Boots Challenge - autumn
There She Goes #232 - Pattern Power

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #283

Here's another new sketch for you to try at the Sketch Saturday Blog.  I love the many ways the DT interpreted the sketch.  Clearly Besotted Stampis our sponsor and the prize is stamp set of your choice.  That's quite an incentive!

I'm trying to use up scraps from my drawer and card fronts I created but ended up not using.  This card helped deplete both piles!  I used a Sassy Cheryl image, Maddie and Her Prize Pumpkin for my card.

I look forward to seeing how you all interpret the sketch.  Remember what they say - you have to play to win!  Good luck!

Challenges Entered:
Sassy Cheryl Blog - Let's give thanks
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Divas By Design - Use a little orange
Card Crafters Circle - cute card
Tip Top Tuesday - Seasons
Twisted Tuesday - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes

Friday, November 1, 2013

Sister Act - Challenge #31

The digi shop Meljens Designs is the sponsor for this week's Sister Act Challenge.  I used one of their images called Penguin's Little Letter for my card.  There are lots of Stickles on this card, you can see them the best on the hat and in the snow.

The penguin is paired with an MFT large  snowflake die and smaller ones from Impression Obsession.  I finally broke out my "hello" script die from Memory Box.  It's a lot skinnier than I thought it would be, but works well.

Take a look at what the rest of the DT created and then post a card of your own!