Monday, April 30, 2012

Salt on the Rim - Skipping Stones Designs

I love stripes and dots, and I had this fun Imaginisce paper that I picked up from my LSS.  When I saw the sketch from Skipping Stones Design, I thought it would be perfect for a fun "party" card.

The sketch was unique in that it was very long.  I decided to go with a taller card . . . you know like those Hallmark ones that you find in the stores.  Mine is around 4 x 9" folded, and there are envelopes that come a bit larger than this so it all will work.   

Here is my design . . . perfect for an adult celebration . . .

And check out that "salt" on the rim!  

Mmmm . . . I need me some lime! 


Bazzill Cardstock
Imaginisce Pattern Paper
Stazon Black
Copic Markers
American Crafts Black Brads
Diamond Stickles
Ric Rac from my stash

Great Minds!

Whenever I do a sketch challenge or a challenge inspired by a photo, I try to just look at the sketch or the photo so that I'm not swayed in any direction by the work of designers.  I like to look after, or as I'm posting my work so that I can see how different my interpretation of the inspiration, whether it be a sketch or a photo or an idea.  I am always jealous of everyone's great work, and rarely do I see that my work is close to someone else.  But I was quite close on this one. 

The KOTM Sketch from Unity was the sketch below . . .

And my design . . .

 And one of their design team members, Jimmi, created this . . .

Great minds think alike! 


Cardstock - Bazzill;
Pattern Paper - Scraps from my Stash!
Scallop Circle - Stampin' Up;
Stamps - Unity March KOTM;
Ink - Stazon
Twine - The Twinery
Buttons - Clear and Simple Stamps

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Little Mojo Leads the Way

With a challenge as my road map, I created the card below for a friend who recently lost a pet.  I used some scraps left from the Glitz Laced With Grace line (from last year, but I still love it).

The sketch is from Mojo Monday . . . 

And my design . . .

The little paws with the angel wings was a stamp I picked up somewhere, and I embossed it onto the Glitz pattern paper in each of the dark green squares.  You can see it a little better in this picture . . .

And on the inside . . .

Sad occasion for a card.  Those darn pets leave us way too soon, but the amount of love they give is insurmountable!

Supplies:  Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper - Glitz; Ink - Stazon Black and Clear and Simple Embossing Ink; Sticker - Glitz; Brad - Bo Bunny; Die Cut - My Creative Time Tag; Stamps - My Creative Time Tiny Tags, RubberHedgehog (paw w/wings), My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Pets.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Paper Smooches

My remedy for a stressful day is to find a card challenge and create. I love creating cards because they are like little scrapbook layouts. And I love a challenge because it provides direction for me, much like following a map.

Today I turned to the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge . . .

There inspiration pictures was an interesting stretch for me . . .

One would think you would need a design with many words in blue and orange hues. Not me. I saw one orange word amongst the blue and remembered I had some paper with rows of butterflies in blue and orange. Why not single out one orange butterfly in the row of blue ones!

And a little color on the inside . . .

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper - KaiserCraft (butterfly and blue) and Little Yellow Bicycle (orange stripe); Stamps - Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes; Inks - Stazon Black

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shut the Front Door!

One of my favorite Unity Stamps and perfect for their monthly challenge which was to create a card using a flap, window or door. I created a few of these in different designs, but this one was my favorite.

And inside the door . . .

I punched holes for ribbon, so the ribbon can be seen on the inside as well. It adds a nice touch.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper - Doodlebug; Stamps - Unity Shut the Front Door, My Creative Time Turn that Frown Upside Down; Inks - Stazon Black; Embellishments - Doodlebug - Ribbon - May Arts