Jul 27, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 229

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC229 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.


I'm taking some time off from stamping to be with family, so I don't have a card for you today.  However, there is a lot of eye candy out there from the Sweet Sunday Stampers!

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Jul 20, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 228

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC228 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.



This week, I'm stamping with Be Blessed, a set I just ordered from Verve.



I love the soft colors in the Cut & Paste "Presh" paper pack from MME and then I added the bright pop of orange with the Petal Points Die and then placed a little blue enamel dot in the center. 


Please be sure to see what the Sweet Sunday Stampers have created this week:
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recipe -
stamps: be blessed (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), grout gray (mft), cut & paste "presh" 6x6 (mme)
ink: steel grey (mft), tangy orange (mft)
accessories: petal points die set (verve), sprightly sprigs die set (verve), pierced circle stax die-namics (mft), enamel dots (mme), foam tape


Jul 13, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 227

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC227 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.



I have to be honest, I was a teensy bit afraid of those diagonal stripes, but once I started playing around with some patterned paper, it all fell into place.



I inked up the birthday sentiment in Berrylicious ink and then stamped it repeatedly on the Speech Bubble Frame.  I adore that graduated look!  I added the happy in Steel Grey ink and then popped it up over a 3x4 Insert Die-namics.  I added a little banner and button in the corner too.


Be sure to see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have created this week:




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recipe -
stamps: birthday sentiments (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), steel grey (mft), cut & paste "flair" 6x6 (mme)
ink: steel grey (mft), berrylicious (mft)
accessories: speech bubble frame die-namics (mft), 3x4 insert die-namics (mft), flags & tags die-namics (mft), bubblegum buttons (mft), white pearl thread, foam tape


Jul 11, 2014

Hello

Good morning to you!  I have been meaning to use this cute layout from CAS(E) this Sketch for a long, long time and I've clearly missed the deadline to link up my card, but I couldn't resist making a card with it anyway.



The main image is the Teardrop Tree Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and unfortunately, it's been discontinued.  I did find it at Simon Says Stamp though, so I've linked that up for you at the end of my post.  Whew!  I love this little tree and when I bought it, I couldn't find the time to use it.  So now, here you go. 

I stamped the diagonal stripes with the Striped Backgrounds stamp in Jellybean Green ink and then cut the tree trunk right out of the middle of the teardrop.  This way I can layer it up flat.  I sponged around the edges of the trunk in Chocolate Brown ink so the embossed texture comes out a bit more.

I wanted some sort of background for my little tree, so I tried to add some re-inker drops to the sky, but that turned out to be a major disaster, so I started over and went the safe route and used the little splatter drop images from Abstract Art. Much better.  Controlled messy.  I can handle that.





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recipe -
stamps: essential sentiments (mft), striped backgrounds (mft), darling dots (mft), abstract art (mft), jumbo abstract art (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft), kraft (mft), gumdrop green (mft), sour apple (mft)
ink: black licorice (mft), chocolate brown (mft), jellybean green (mft), sour apple (mft), sno cone (mft), blu raspberry (mft)
accessories: teardrop tree die-namics (mft), snow drifts die-namics (mft), corner rounder, sponge daubers, jody boosters