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Saturday Sketch Challenge #271

Happy Friday afternoon!!  Are you all ready for the 3-day weekend?!!  woohoo!  I'm so excited because we have NO plans!  yep--just going to hang out with the family!  Can't wait!

But, before that starts, I need to share with your our sketch challenge for today!!


Cute, huh?!!!  You can find all the measurements for the sketch on the Stamping 411 Blog!

Here's my card:


Does this designer paper look familiar?!! LOL!  Yep, it's the Howlstooth & Scaringbone again!  And, yes, it's even the same sentiment!!  Guess it was on my desk from the last card! :-)  Now you can see how versatile it is! LOL!!!  I did use different framelits for this one:  the black is done with the Apothecary Accents, and the Tangerine Tango is cut with the Lots of Tags Sizzlet!  I also used the Adorning Accents Edgelit on the bottom of the designer paper and the Basic Black cardstock!  For the funnest part of this card, check out the ribbon!!!  It's the striped satin ribbon found in the Holiday Mini--it's just so cool!!  I was able to get a really good shot of it in the sunlight, so you can really see the stripes!

This will be our last post over at Stamping 411 for a little while.  It's a busy time for everyone, and the operators are no exception!  So, we've decided that a "vacation" is in order!  Please head on over to the BLOG and read all about it!


Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Happy Friday!!!  As you know, Friday means it's time for the Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch Challenge!!  I hope you'll play along with us!!  Here's our sketch, brought to you by ME!! :-)


and my card:


I used some fun Halloween design paper, Howlstooth & Scaringbone!  But, honestly, it's not really "halloween-y"--meaning you could use this paper for anything else, too!!  All the patterns are plaids or stripes or chevrons!  I think this paper would be perfect for some of those masculine cards we all struggle with!  But, because of the colors, it does make great Halloween cards, too!

My sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set--love it!  It's got all the major holidays covered, all in one stamp set!!  I stamped it in Black Stazon Ink, then punched out with the Modern Label punch.

Just FYI, the black squares are 2 1/2", and the designer paper is 2 3/8"!  I've had several people ask!

Hope you like it!!  Now, head on over to the homepage!!


Freshly Made Colour!


Can you believe--two posts in one day?!!  Well, I've been down in my studio, designing for some upcoming classes!  And, I decided to play for a bit, and make this card!  It's for two challenges:

Colour Q Challenge!

and Freshly Made Sketches:

And, here's the card:


I moved my embellishment down a bit--I didn't want to cover up the cute little birds!!

Supplies used:

Snow Much Fun Stamp Set

Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Gumball Green & Whisper White cardstock;  Brights Paper Stack;  Silver Glimmer Paper

Black Stazon & Basic Gray ink;  Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise & Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers

Snow Flurry Die & Big Shot;  Rhinestones

Have a GREAT day!

September Class Schedule HERE!


Snowflake Soiree!


Supplies used:

Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set

Eggplant Envy & Whisper White cardstock; Champagne Glimmer Paper

Eggplant Envy & Versamark ink pads

Gold Embossing Powder, heat tool, 1" square punch (for the banners)

Have a GREAT day!!

Sign up for a class!  See my September schedule HERE!!

Elegant Eggplant!

I love this color, and love using it for Christmas cards!  I've been working on my upcoming Christmas Card Class (Sept 16 @ 2pm), and this is one of the cards I created that didn't make the cut!  :-)


It uses the Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set and our new Champagne Glimmer Paper!  I wish you could see it in real life--sooooo sparkly!!  I stamped the large snowflake in Versamark ink, then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  Actually, the sentiment, too!  Then, I stamped the other snowflakes in Elegant Eggplant classic ink.  The edges of the white and the card base are sponged with Elegant Eggplant ink.

If you'd like to come to my Christmas Card Class, click HERE to register!  There are only 2 spots left, so hurry!!  (class is being held Sunday, Sept 16 @ 2pm, at my house!)


Nacho Average Challenge #9

Hi!!  I am having so much fun working on this new design team!  These ladies and I are all a part of the Nacho Average Stampers--a great group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators!  I love seeing what they come up with every week--it's always good!!  Be sure you check out their work HERE!!

Here's our sketch for this week:


and, my card:


I LOVE this new Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set!!  Of course, I do love all snowflakes, but this one is especially pretty!  I also love to use snowflakes with colors that aren't really "snowflake-y"!!  In this case, I pulled three colors from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Paper:  Early Espresso, Real Red and Lucky Limeade!  I really like them alot!!  Nothing complicated aobut this card--it's all straighfoward!  If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email, or leave a comment!

You can play along with us--just make a card based on the sketch, then upload it on the Nacho Challenge Blog HERE!  You can also find the sketch's measurents there, too!

Nothing today!

I'm so sorry!  I've been stamping up a storm!  But, it's all for future projects, and I can't show you yet!!  Here's what I've been working on:

  • Holiday Helper Newsletter--it will start sometime in October!  It will be 12 days of holiday ideas and projects!  Watch for a sign up in September!
  • SUDSOL Blog Tour - SAVE THE DATE - Sept 6th! I have some fun Halloween projects done for that blog tour!!
  • September Classes!!  You can see my class schedule HERE!

Come back tomorrow--I have a fun card for you for the Nacho Average Challenge!!

Divas Sketch Challenge #203

Good morning!!!  A Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my niece, Ali!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Here's our sketch for today's challenge:


Banners seem to be all the rage these days, so this sketch was alot of fun!


Look--I got a new set!!!!  I love snowflakes, so I always buy every snowflake set they come out with!!  This one is called Snowflake Soiree, and it's so elegant!!  I really like it alot!!! 

I wanted to use colors that aren't always associated with snow or snowflakes, so I pulled out my trusty Color Coach, and these were listed with Midnight Muse:  Cherry Cobbler and Bashful Blue!  I think they work GREAT together!!  This card is pretty simple--just stamp the snowflakes randomly in the three ink colors, then put it all together!  When it was complete, there seemed to be too much blank space in the lower right corner, so I added three of our Large Pearls!  Like it!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!  Please head on over to the Divas' blog and check out the rest of the team's cards!!

Saturday Sketch Challenge #270

Happy Friday!  Today is my youngest son's 15th birthday!!  I can't believe my baby is 15!!  Where did the time go?!!  We're going out to dinner tonight, then his party is tomorrow!  So much fun!!!

It's time for our new sketch over at Stamping 411!!  Here's the sketch:


Remember--you can get all the measurements on the Stamping 411 blog!!  Makes it so much easier!

Here's my card:


I used the Papaya Collage and Mixed Medley Stamp sets.  That bird is so pretty!

Other supplies used:

Midnight Muse, Certainly Celery & Very Vanilla Cardstock;  In Color Desiger Paper Stack and Natural Composition Specialty Paper

Midnight Muse and Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pads

1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Scallop Circl Punches;  1 1/4" Circl punch;  Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon

Have a wonderful day!  Be sure and check out the Operators' cards HERE!!