Blue Heart

Good Morning! Well we are going to get snow again today. They are saying less than 1″ which is good. Then tonight we will get more but again the accumulation is less than 1″ again. I have been busy sewing Michaela’s curtains. I have to hem the great room ones and make the bedroom ones today. Then her curtains will be done. We will then decide on picture placement and hang them. She will then only have the boxes of clothes left to unpack. She will be in good shape when I leave on Sunday but boy has it been a busy week.

Today’s card uses a sketch from Paper Craft Planet. This is a site similar to Splitcoast Stampers. They have weekly sketch and color challenges. They also have lots of groups yo can join as well as forums and chats. When I saw the sketch I did not want to use the heart shape for the center but decided to use an oval with a heart in the center. I also used my Square Step punch and removed the guard to punch the border. To do that just take the guard off and punch like a border punch. I want to try making a medallion similar to the ones Becca creates on her blog. Not sure how it will turn out but I want to play and see what I get. I think I should have used a thicker ribbon and may try changing it when I get home. Here is the sketch and my creation. What do you think?

inside of card

Stamps: Time Well Spent, Priceless, Great Greetings, All Year Cheer III (all retired) Paper:Buckaroo Blue (retired), white, Watercolor Collection – Ocean (Making Memories) Ink: Buckaroo Blue Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart heart punch, Square Steps Corner Pocket punch, Fiskars Paper Edgers – Colonial, ribbon, sticky tape, dimensionals
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Page Plans Valentine Sketch

Third Post today, scroll down for the two.

Well hello again! I hope you are having a good day. It snowed yesterday up here in New York. We got about 6 inches and then a light dusting again last night. It was a light fluffy snow so it was easy to just brush it off the car. It is amazing how they had the road cleared. Even with 6 inches we were able to go out and get a snow shovel and some other things and the kids had school. Do you think the transportation department would come to St. Mary’s and consult with our department? lol
Was I busy last week before I left. I found some great sketches last weekend to use for some of my cards this week. I made the cards and took my pictures and uploaded them so all I had to do this week was create my post and publish it. I really like all the cards I made and can’t wait to send them to my friends. I do need to make more Valentine cards as I don’t have many of them.
I used a second sketch from Page Plans to make this card. As you can see from the sketch you were to have something going diagonally across the card. I had my card all make with my gray velvet ribbon going top to bottom. When I looked at the sketch, I saw it was supposed to be diagonally. I tried pulling the layer off but I had applied it with sticky tape (I always use this when I have ribbon so my layers will stick together) so it was not budging without tearing the card apart. So I cut the ribbon and applied it diagonally but as you can see from the picture, you can barely see it. The card was too cute to pitch and start over so I just left it. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Sweet Shapes (retired) Paper: Basic Gray, white, Pack of Palette Prints – red Ink: Palette Noir Black, Real Red Accessories: Marvy Le Plume markers – Dark Gray & Silver Gray, Gray velvet ribbon, Spica microflake pens – red, pink & green, Word Window Punch, Martha Stewart heart border punch, sticky tape, dimensionals

Make sure you check out the Page Plans site to use for cards you are making. They have some great sketches. Check in again tomorrow as I have another creation for you. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Amy’s Sketch #55 Dancing Snowmen

Second Post today, scroll down for the first!

Good Morning! Wow it is the weekend already. I have been busy with making Michaela’s curtains. I have finished the upstairs living/dining room ones and today I want to finish her bedroom ones. We hit a really good sale on some gorgeous silk decorating fabric when we were here earlier this month. The curtains look great! Now putting up the drapery hardware was another story. Let’s just say trying to find extension support rods of at least 9″ was impossible. We improvised with a black wrougth iron plant hanger. It looks really nice with the rod she chose. Okay on with the card.

One of the blogs I read is Paper Prairie & Ink. Amy does some great sketches on Friday and they are easy to use. Here is the sketch I used for this week and you can see her card there also. I had this cute snowman paper that I hadn’t used and decided it needed some loving. I also wanted to use some of my larger felt snowflakes as it is hard to decide how to use them (anybody have any other ideas?). The card came together in about 10 minutes again so another quicky for you. Okay enough chit chat, here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Let it Snow (My Sentiments Exactly), Snowflakes (Make an Impression) Paper: Riding Hood Red, white, Dancing Snowmen White PP (Provo Craft) Ink: Whisper White Craft, Riding Hood Red Accessories: Felt snowflake, Cuttlebug snowflake die, Martha Stewart snowflake punch & snowflake border punch, white – red – silver brads (Pink Hedgehog), Fiskars Paper Edgers – Imperial, dimensionals
Make sure you come back later today as I have another creation for you. Thanks for looking, stay warm, and have a great day!

Page Plans Kitty Valentine

I ran across the Page Plans site while reading another blog. They have some great sketches for cards and scrapbook pages. I found a couple I like and here is one of the cards I made using one of their sketches.

I used another Penny Black image I had stamped using my sister’s stamps. He is a cute kitty and I thought the Bella Rose paper would be a good way to make the card less feminine. It was a fun card to make and took about 10 minutes so it was a fast one. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Happy Heart Day Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, white, Bella Rose DS Ink: Riding Hood Red, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Blush Blossom – Creamy Caramel – Real Red markers, white brads (Pink Hedgehog), sponge dauber, dimensionals

Make sure you check back later today as I have another Page Plans sketch card to post. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Card Sketch A Day Snowmen

I love snowmen! They are so cute to create with. You can add fun colors to give them a playful look or use traditional snow colors to create fun cards. I created 2 cards today – one with fun colors and the other with traditonal snow colors.

I got a sketch from Susan at Card Sketch A Day. If you have not visited this site you should as they have some great sketches you can use to create cards. Using the sketch I created a traditional colored snowman. When I finished it I also decided I wanted to create a card using more non-traditional colors. On this card I was looking in scrap pile for a piece of Green Galore when I came upon a tag. Decided to use the tag and flip it for a twist to the sketch.Here is the sketch and my 2 cards and the inside of each card.

inside of card

Stamps: Stitched Snowman, Small Script (both retired) Paper: Brocade Blue, white, Bluebell Metallic Cover (The Paper Company), Blue/Green/Purple Stripes (Paper Pizazz) Ink: Brocade Blue, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Always Artichoke – Brocade Blue – Creamy Caramel – Lavendar Lace – Pretty in Pink – Real Red – Regal Rose – Pumpkin Pie – So Saffron markers, Spica micro flake clear glitter pen, Icicle Stickles, ribbon (Michael’s), sponge dauber, crystal effect, sticky tape, dimensionals

Second card

inside of card

Stamps: Flaky Friends, Thanks Snow Much, Little Snow People (Hero Arts) Paper: Green Galore, White, Patterned Paper is from Close to My Heart (I have had this for a while) Ink: Green Galore, Palette Noir Black Accessories: Going Gray – Green Galore – Real Red – Tempting Turquoise markers, snowflake garland (bought at Michael’s on clearance), sponge dauber, crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals

So go get your snowmen stamps and use this sketch to create a couple of cards. Thanks for looking and have a great day!