Sketch Saturday

Yesterday I told you I would be doing a new sketch. Here it is. It was a little different for me as it was a square card. I don’t normally do square cards because the envelope to mail it costs more money being an odd size. I started with a 4″ square and it was too small for the sketch so I switched to a 5″ square. This is another one that is not my normal comfort zone but I like how it turned out. I wanted to try some of the in colors since I hadn’t used them for a while. It his a good layout but I think I might try adapting the sized to fit an invitation size card. What do you think?
I read on a blog that she does not cut out the antennae on her bugs and butterflies. She stamps the stamp on her paper and on a scrap. She then cuts out the scrap and glues it on top of the image stamped on her card. The stamped image has the antennae so it looks like the one you cut out has them also. You can choose to pop the cut out image or glue it right over the stamped image. I had also stamped the flower on the red circle with an ink pad. You could not see the stamped image so I went over it with my marker so you can see it now.
I used the sketch from PoeticArtistry and made this card. Here is the sketch and my card.

Stamps: Time Well Spent Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, River Rock, Wild Wasabi – textured and plain Ink: Real Red, River Rock, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Real Red marker, aqua painter, red gingham ribbon (Michael’s), 1″ circle punch, sponges, dimensionals
Hope you like it. Thanks for looking!

Friday Surprise

Okay, I don’t know where Wednesday went. I turned around and it was gone and I had not made my card. I made it in the evening but the lighting is terrible so I couldn’t photograph it. I decided to do it today instead (a surprise entry for you).

I had this idea in my head for a few days to use a strip of 4 x 12 to create a card with a flap that opened at the top (not sure the term used to refer to this type of card). It then occurred to me to use the VerveVisuals sketch challenge to create a card. I really like this sketch for some reason (I promise on Saturday to do a different sketch challenge for you). Here is what I came up with. I took the flap and added a curve to give it some pizzaz. I also use the corner of the square to hold the flap closed. You can see it in the photograph but I stamped the word “Love” in the center of the heart. The little picture shows the card with the flap open. And guess what “No Glitter Again” and no I am not sick!


Stamps: Time Well Spent, Noteworthy (retired) Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, White, Berry Bliss DS Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Pretty in Pink marker, Close to Cocoa brads, ribbon (Michael’s), sticky tape, sponge, dimensionals

Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking!

Covered Journal

I found these cute little journals at Michele’s for $1. The size of the journal is 8″ x 5″. We will be making these at one of my upcoming home workshops. The pages of the journals are all lined, each page also has a cute little flower, you can see this on the photo below.

When I got home I went through all of my scraps of Designer Series Paper and card stock, and I put this together, “how cute and easy”. I pulled out four colors of ribbon and tied them on to the spiral binding. On the inside of the book I taped a piece of card stock to cover the pieces of designer series paper that were wrapped over to the inside of the journal.

Girls, If you have not tried it yet you will love it. This sticky tape is great it holds like a champ, you will never have to worry about your projects coming apart.

Thanks for stopping by and giving us a look. I hope you all enjoy your day!!!


Color Challenge Monday

I decided to use the Verve Visuals sketch again. I really like playing with the layers. This one is outside my normal card colors. I wanted to choose colors we have not used very often. It was a challenge but I think my card turned out okay. And guess what, no glitter pen this time. What do you think?

Stamps: Unfrogrettable, Looks Like Spring, Seeing Spots Paper: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa, White Ink: Stax-on Timber Brown, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Close to Cocoa Accessories: Word Window punch, Looks Like Spring punch, Dragonfly and gold brad, Apricot Appeal – Barely Banana – Close to Cocoa – Old Olive markers, dimensionals, aqua painter.

Candice’s Creation

My colors this week are Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, and Chocolate Chip. I am doing a challenge from Beate’s WSC-33 you can see her card here along with some others.

I am so confused as to what is going on with the stamp set ONE OF A KIND right now we are unable to order this stamp set and it does not give us a date when they will resume the sale of this product (bummer I love this set). If any other demos out there know what is going on I would love to hear from you. For those of you (4) who ordered this stamp set I am sorry for the delay but I will watch this very closely.

As for my workshop on Friday and my hostess show on Sunday my busy weekend went really well. Thank you Donna for hosting this workshop, it went really well.

Stamps: One of a Kind Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, and Vanilla Ink: Pumpkin Pie and Versa Mark Accessories: Jumbo Brad, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Chocolate Brads, Water Color Wonder, Blender Pen, and Pumpkin Grosgrain Ribbon.

Sketch Saturday

VerveVisuals is looking for guest designers. They have a sketch up for you to use. I saw the sketch and modified it for a ATC card swap I am in. I loved the card so much I decided to use the sketch for today’s card. Here is the sketch and my card. I just love how glittery they are as well as how cute it is. Hope you like it!


Stamps: Sweet Shapes Paper: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, White, Pink Vellum Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Signo white gel pen, Sakura stardust gel pen, Jidikins Balck Diamond embossing glitter, Pretty in Pink brads, pink organdy ribbon (JoAnn’s), dimensionals, sticky tape.

This is so sparkly IRL. Let me know what you think. I hope I have luck with the ATC swap. Have a great weekend! Thanks for looking!