Friday, August 10, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
I saw this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches yesterday morning and the simplicity of it grabbed my attention.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I've had a sketch sitting on my desk for the last week and finally got around to making this card last night. Unfortunately the challenge was due yesterday and I didn't have a chance to submit it. I feel like the card is missing something but at this rate I just needed to have 1 completed card under my belt to get me back into stamping.
I have really dropped the ball! Having a 2 yr old boy has been much more difficult than my girls ever were and it's having a HUGE impact on my stamping. For anyone who had been following my posts, please accept my apologies for not keeping up with this. I'm trying to get my mojo back so that I can have some new posts for you. I thought I'd have time this summer but that hasn't been the case. I'm determined to get some done today and hopefully that means some new posts for all of you. WISH ME LUCK!
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Here in MA, we just began our April Vacation week. Thought with school work behind me, I'd be stamping left and right already! Not yet. My little guy has a nasty cold, so all he wants is me...to hold him, to cuddle him, to get him juice. Needless to say, I've been watching lots of Dora with him on my lap. Not exactly how I planned to spend April Vacation!
Fortunately I scrolled through the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and quickly came up with a birthday card. I recently got the Party This Way set and wanted to work it into this card.
First the sketch:
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Mojo Monday sketch challenge was just what I needed to keep the creativity flowing this morning. Check out this simple sketch:
Monday, March 19, 2012
My first stop this morning was at Stamping 411 to see what the Saturday Sketch Challenge was. This is what I found:
Stamps: Because I Care (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment dp (SAB)
Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Oval
Big Shot: Butterflies Embosslits die
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Neutrals Buttons
Friday, February 17, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Stampers Showcase #242
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Paper: Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Nursery Nest dp
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
My husband and I are not ones to swap gifts on Valentine's Day. I usually just make him a card and he usually buys one for me, last minute, on his way home from work Valentine's night. This year was no different. He brought home some Valentine Mike & Ike's for the girls. They said they'd rather get the conversation heart candies. He said he was looking for those but the selection was minimal at 7pm. Oh well....I regress.
I knew when I saw the Saturday Sketch Challenge on Stamping 411, I'd be using it for my husband's card. It was a simple sketch:
No time for the details...gotta get the kids to CCD. Let me know if you want them!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
It's Wednesday so here goes another attempt at a Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Here's today's sketch:
Monday, February 6, 2012
Doesn't look that difficult, does it? Except I apparently lost my mojo over the weekend!! I played with colors, ribbons, designer paper, stamps...you name it, I played with it! And no matter what I did, I couldn't get it just right. After spending an hour of my son's nap gluing and ungluing...while precious moments were ticking away, knowing that he would be calling for me at any second, I ended up with this:
What do you think? I'm not quite sure of it. I had finished it but thought the bottom half was too plain. So I decided to sponge a faux scallop edge. Wish I hadn't done that. And what do you know, there he is...calling me just in time to finish this up. If you're curious about the color combo or any other info (in case you want to be sure NOT to replicate this) let me know. And let's hope I find my mojo before the next challenge!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Here's what I used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Triple Treat Flower
Ink: Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Paper: Concord Crush, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, In Color 2010-2012 dp hostess pack
Embellishments: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Artichoke button (from really old Regals buttons pack)
Hope you like it!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I really liked the "friend" sentiment on these because it will be a bit more versatile than "thank you." Got to get my kids fed, so if you're wondering the details let me know and I'll be sure to add them! Thanks for looking!
Monday, January 30, 2012
I needed a birthday card for my brother so I thought this was a great time to get going on it. And there's the problem....making a card for a guy. I always want to balance my cards out with ribbons or rhinestones or glitter or something! But on a guy card? I couldn't do that. I knew I'd use the square sketch, that was easy. But what to do after that....well, after much deliberation, this is what I came up with:
To be honest, I'm not thrilled with it. I almost didn't post it. But that's the beauty of creating a guy card....chances are, they aren't going to care what it looks like anyway, so I'm posting it and I'm giving it to him.
And here's what I used:
Stamps: Cheers to You (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, white gel pen
Paper: Early Espresso, River Rock, Well Worn dp, Not Quite Navy
Techniques: crimper, linen cord
Thanks for looking and I promise something a little bit more "up to par" next time :)
Friday, January 27, 2012
- Make a project using the "Sketch".
- Or Make a project using "Something NEW in your stash". (Stamps, ribbon, pretty paper...anything!)
- Or "Mash it Up" and create a project "using the Sketch & something NEW in your stash".
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Here goes...the sketch: