Color Challenge Monday

As you know the current In Colors will retire in August.  While I am excited to get some new colors I will miss several of the current colors.  I really like the blues, Purely Pomegranate, and Wild Wasabi.  Hate to see them go.  I’m not sure about the new red and new green.  Will know more when I get my preorder on Wednesday.

Candice (who has been missing in action since the beginning of June – love you Candice 🙂 – has had so much going on in her life this summer) and I decided we would use the In Colors in our color challenges the last few weeks as a fond farewell.  Last week I used Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, and Wild Wasabi.  I had wanted to use the final 3 colors this week but I could not get Soft Sky worked into this card.  I may use it later this week for some other cards.

I chose to use Purely Pomegranate and River Rock.  I have always admired Faith’s creations on her blog.  There is something about them that just seems to grab me.  I decided to try and create a card using her style.  Here is what I came up with.

Stamps: One of a Kind, Bud Basics Paper: Purely Pomegranate, River Rock Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock Accessories: Basic Black marker, White Signo gel pen, small and large oval punch, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals, sponges

So, what do you think?  Thanks for looking and have a great Monday!

Sketch Saturday

I read Lynda’s blog and a new sketch website.  A group of bloggers have gone together and created a new blog where each week they post challenges.  I have not played with their challenges before as they usually have stipulations which I cannot always meet.  This week it was a sketch and I knew I could do that so I decided to give it a try.  I also read about how you can use your markers to create a watercolor effect.  I tried it but did not use watercolor paper so the effect is not as good as it could be.  The card is still cute!  I am not happy with Blogger in Draft today.  It was not cooperating as I was uploading my images so I am sorry for the layout.  Here is the sketch and my card.

Stamps: Ladybugs A-Scuttle (Pez-a-Doodle), Ladybug (Rubber Stampede) Paper: Basic Black, Garden Green, Real Red, white Ink: Garden Green, Metallic Silver, Staz-On Black Accessories: Real Red brads, ribbbon, Garden Green – Really Rust – Real Red markers, Red Jewel brads, Sakura Stardust gel pen

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

A flipped sketch for you

Julie at PaperPleasingIdeas presented a flipped sketch idea. She created a sketch and made a card to go with it. She then took the same sketch and flipped the layout. I thought it was fun and her cards were beautiful. I decided to give it a try. Here is her sketch.

Here are the cards I made to go with the sketch.

Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness, Bud Basics, Polka Dots & Petals, All Year Cheer III (retired), Infrogettable Paper: Almost Amethyst, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Summer Sun, white Ink: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Old Olive, Regal Rose, So Saffron Accessories: Almost Amethyst – Bashful Blue – Certainly Celery – Going Gray – Lavender Lace – Pretty in Pink – Regal Rose – So Saffron – Summer Sun markers, Colonial & Imperial Fiskars Paper Edgers, 3/4″ – 1″ – 1 1/4″ square punches, 3/4″ & 1″ circle punches, Designer Label & Word Window Punch, dimensionals
So, what do you think? I really enjoyed doing this sketch and flipping it. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Hodgepodge Hardware Promotion

Dates: July 1-August 10 (or while supplies last)

Promotion Details: The following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount page 188 in the Spring/Summer Catalog.


105532 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95

105531 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95

105515 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $ 27.95


Bulk Buy on Mono

I put in a bulk order for Mono Tombow Permanent MONO Adhesive Refills. I sold quit a bit locally but need to sell the rest.

I am selling them by the case (6 refills per case), your cost will be $12 per case + plus S&H. If you are interested please e-mail me at [email protected]