Sketch for you to try #15

Friday, August 01, 2014

Today I have a card to share for Reverse Confetti's Sketch for You to Try #15: 

And here's my take on the sketch:

I started by selectively inking & stamping the diagonal stripes twice from So Stripey in harvest gold 
to make it span the width of my card. 
From this background, I die cut the rounded-edge rectangle from Class Act Confetti Cuts, so I 
could get a little bit of the stripes on it.
I die cut the scalloped frame from Love Note, stamped the sentiment from Forever Fall 
on the white diecut and layered it over the scalloped frame. 
To get the watercolour effect on my Peacock Pretties feather, 
I pressed some raspberry fizz ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water. 
Then, I painted the ink onto my stamp with a paint brush,
using some summer sunrise ink for the centre around the heart. 
I stamped it onto some white card stock and cut it out by hand.
A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins (6mm Pink Blush4mm Lemon Meringue) finish it off.


Be sure to head on over to the Reverse Confetti blog to see
the other designers' takes on the sketch and to play along, if you'd like.

Thanks for looking!

Cas(e) this Sketch #87 & Tag You're It Challenge #3

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Today, two of my favourite challenges are joining forces:
CAS(E) This Sketch & Tag You're It are doing a joint challenge this week.

For this week's challenge, we are encouraged to create a project
that includes a tag (so it can be a tag, card, scrapbooking layout, etc.)
using this CAS(E) This Sketch #87 by Gayatri Murali:

The two sweet little "symbols for boys'  & girls' bathrooms"
(this is what Sage called them! LOL!)
were so cute & reminded me that I had a couple of these in my stash
that were just begging to be used.
Here's what I made:

I used some American Crafts Dear Lizzy patterned paper.

I die cut two of the smallest tag from Reverse Confetti's Tag Me and then trimmed it down
on both sides.
I die cut the Beautiful Banners Confetti Cuts from the patterned paper and
stamped the Beautiful Banners banner and sentiment.
I slipped the metal paper clips (yes, they're paper clips!) through
the holes of the tags and when I went to put my card together, I decided that
I wanted the ends of the tags to stick out the bottom of the banner,
so I die cut two more tags, trimmed them down and cut them in half
and adhered them under the banner.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch & Tag You're It to see the rest of the DTs' takes 
on the joint challenge and to play along, if you'd like.
And this challenge is a two-week challenge so
you have until Wednesday, August 13th for TYIC & Thursday, August 14th for CTS
to link up your project.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I have a card on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today.
I'd love for you to come and see how I was inspired by this photo on Pinterest:

Here's a peek of my card:

Click here to see my card. :)

Thanks for looking!

One from me, two from Sage

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

One from me:

I made a card yesterday evening, for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Diamond Wallpaper Stamping.

It's my husband's birthday tomorrow and I always use PTI's On the Farm set to make his cards (for proof click here & here.)
I stamped my diamond background using the double striped stamp from Simply Framed, 
inked the edges and added the stars (from Summer Camp) in red.
The other images and sentiment are from On the Farm and I heat embossed the sentiment on a double-ended banner die cut.

Two from Sage:

Before Sage left for camp, I suggested that she make a couple of thank you cards
to give to her counsellors at the end of the week.

She used PTI's Slide Frame die with some aqua mist card stock,
stamped the lake scene from Summer Camp and then water coloured it, using dye inks spritzed with water.
She added some Lawn Fawn critters, which she also water coloured and cut out by hand.
The sentiments are from Wplus9's Fanciful Feathers stamp set.

Aren't they sweet?

I'm linking her cards up to the latest Lawnscaping Challenge: Watercolour.

Thanks for looking!

Cas(e) this Sketch #86 -- take 2

Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm just popping in today to share another card that I made for

I started with some We R Memory Keepers journaling cards. 
I die cut the striped one with my Papertrey Ink Journaling Card 1 die.
I die cut the floral one using a PTI Life is Beautiful butterfly die. 
I trimmed the rest of it to adhere along the side of the card.
I die cut some yellow card stock using my PTI hearts border die.
I die cut another PTI Life is Beautiful butterfly die from white card stock to 
layer over my floral butterfly die cut.
I stamped the sentiment from Life is Beautiful in mint & hibiscus burst.

Remember to visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, July 31st to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Cards for camp for Sage

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Some of you might remember that last year,
when Jonah when to camp, I made him a set of cards for him to get
his blessing each night (click!)

Well, this summer, it's Sage's turn to go to camp.
I've already shared two cards that I made for her (click & click!), 
and I made three more for her this afternoon, using

I used similar colours & products on each card. 
The card stock (canyon clay, fine linen, aqua mist, vintage cream) & inks (hawaiian shores,
fine linen, canyon clay, terracotta tile, dark chocolate, new leaf) are all PTI.
I also used the rectangle stitched frame from the MIM Sprinkes kit on each one, 
as well as sentiments from Summer Camp & Get Lost.

Here are my cards: 

Here, I water coloured the squirrel from Nuts for You.

Here, I used the fox from Hello, Foxy.

And lastly, on this one, I used the little owl from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods.
(I originally followed the instructions for the MIM technique, but the 
owl's face got a little blurred, so I restamped the owl in dark chocolate over top.
The log, however, still has the "no outline watercolour" technique.

Thanks for looking!

Five for Friday

Friday, July 25, 2014

1. We've had such a great week visiting with my brother, his girlfriend & my nephew, Noah!
This was a photo that we took of the cousins six years ago, in 2008:

And this is the photo that we took on Monday:

They haven't changed too much.... ;)

2. Noah spent the night with us and we played Risk & watched Frozen.
We took him to the beach on Tuesday.

3. On Thursday, we planned "the best day ever." In the morning, we went to the zoo....

4.... and then, after lunch at A&W, we went to the Fun Mountain Water Slides.

5. I'm playing along with the July Papertrey Ink Blog Hop today.
This month's challenge was to be inspired by this photo:

I was inspired by the gingham pattern on the envelope, the colours
and the bird.
I really wanted to use my new Papertrey Ink Sprinkles MIM kit,
so I created a shaker card.

The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye, which I layered over vintage cream card stock.
The frame was die cut using the frame from the MIM kit.
I stamped the sentiment (Wet Paint) and birds (Feather Finery) onto 
the cream card stock behind the frame and filled the shaker with sequins from the kit.

Thanks for looking!
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