Sketch Saturday

Wow what crazy weather we have had this week. Close to 80 degrees, then sleet, heavy rain, and who knows what the weekend will be like. But that is Maryland weather for you. They say if you don’t like it wait a minute and it will change. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the 80 degree day!

Earlier this week I told you about the search for a guest designer at VerveVisual. I talked about how the sketch was a great one and that I would definitely want to use it. Well I took advantage of the fact it was my week for the sketch challenge and used it to create my card. I am submitting it but there are so many other talented stampers out there I don’t think I will get chosen. But that is okay as it is fun to try. As part of the challenge you had to use at least one of their stamps sets and it had to be a long card so you could not change the shape. I have 3 of their sets and chose the Seeing Stars one. I had wanted to use the stars to make flowers so I stamped them on the designer paper and cut them out. I then played with them by layering one on top of the other to get my flower but I did not like how the flower looked. Then I had to change my idea and head in a different direction. It is hard to see in the picture but the pink paper on top has the swirls from the star swirl stamped around the edges. Here is the sketch and my card. I think it is soooooo cute! What do you think?

Stamps: Seeing Stars (Verve Visual) Paper: Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, White, DCWV Spring stack (last year) Ink: Basic Black, Green Galore, Pretty in Pink Accessories: Star brads, dimensionals, sticky tape.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Yeah it’s Wednesday! I hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather we have today. Well I am keeping my streak going. I did the Mojo-Monday sketch for my card today. If anyone is interested Julee from the VerveVisual stamp company is having a contest looking for a guest designer for June. They have a great sketch to try. If you think you might want to be the next guest designer head over there and post your card. If not the sketch is a great one to use to create a card to send to someone.
Here is my card and the sketch. I spent more time with the ovals in the hardware than anything else. I’m not sure you can see but there are actually 3 layers inside the hardward. The bottom layer is Green Galore, the second layer is Tempting Turquoise, and the last layer is white. I wanted a hint of the green to show. You can barely see it in real life. I also stamped the scallop circle with the canvas background before I punched it. It is also hard to see. The turquoise layer in the center is actually Flowers for You Designer Series Paper but my photo did not show the hint of flowers on it. I didn’t have a ribbon that was wide enough that I liked so I created 2 layers of cardstock and put the grosgrain ribbon on top. It actually looks much better in real life but it wasn’t bright enough when I took my picture.

Stamps: Unfrogettable, Cute Converse (retired), Watercolor Minis (retired), Canvas background (retired) Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Flowers for You DP, Sweet DP (retired) Ink: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise Accessories: silver hardware (JoAnn’s), Green Galore brads, large and small oval punch, scallop punch, turquoise ribbon, sponges, dimensionals, sticky tape.

Hope you have a great day and Thanks for looking!

Color Challenge Monday

Candice’s Card
Well we just got our house zoned for our heating and air conditioner and it has made a world of difference. We have much better control for each of the three levels. IT WAS WELL WORTH IT!!!
Today for my color challenge I am am going to use this sketch for my card, I pulled this one off one of the blogs that I visit daily check it out – Jen’s blog. So my colors today are Almost Amethyst, Pumpkin Pie, and Rose Red.

Stamps: Pun Fun Paper: Almost Amethyst, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, and Prints DSP Ink: Basic Black Accessories: Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Grosgrain Ribbon, and Brads 😉


Robbie’s Card

I had the colors Creamy Caramel, Elegant Eggplant, and Lavender Lace. I wanted to play with watercoloring and shading so I chose an open designed stamp. It was fun to play. Let me know what you think.
Stamps: Embrace Life Paper:Creamy Caramel, Elegant Eggplant, and Lavender Lace, White Ink: Creamy Caramel, Elegant Eggplant Accessories: Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive markers, ribbon (won in a ATC swap), Dew Drops (online share), mini Zots, sponges.

We hope you have a great day! Thanks for checking us out.

Sketch Saturday by Candice

Well we are off to another Sketch Saturday. I am doing Beate’s Weekend Sketch Challenge#41!Make sure you check out her blog to see her Beautiful card. I hope you enjoy what I came up with.

I used the Hostess level 1 Creative License Simply Scrappin’ kit from the Fall-Winter 2007 Catalog. Okay I know I did absolutely no stamping on this card, but these scrappin’ kits are great. Have a wonderful weekend, see you again on Monday 😉

Carousel Notes

Sorry I have been absent for the last week. I have missed getting on all the blogs to see what has been going on. We are having work done on the house (basement) and I had both of my children home for Spring Break. I thought I would be able to do some card making but as you can see this is my first in over a week, it is good to be back. This card holder was made with the new Carousel Notes in the Occasions Mini and the SAB rub-ons. I cut the carousel notes down into quarters, so you can make 4 cards using one of these Carousel Notes. I whole punched around the scallops and put white brads in each of the openings. I was inspired by Patty’s blog to create this project. This card was really simple to make. Enjoy!