Sunday, April 21, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #82

Played along with Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Made a little get well card using some new items that I picked up recently in honor of my favorite hockey team . . . the Connecticut Whale.  I had to have a whale stamp in my collection, right?  Of course, after purchasing I found out it is possible the team name will be changed.  It figures! 

Here was the sketch this week . . .

And here is my design . . .

All product used here is Stampin' Up, from the ink to the embossing, to the stamping! 

Sparks Challenge - Cool Shades

A little something for the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, which was a Cool Shades challenge this week . . .

I used some pattern paper that was in my stash, and I think it might be Bo Bunny.  To that, I added the flowers at the bottom using the Bold Blooms stamp set.  My sentiment is from the Salutations set.

Supplies Used: 

Cardstock - Bazzill
Pattern Paper - from stash (possibly Bo Bunny)
Ink - Colorbox
Stamps - Paper Smooches
Ribbon - Stampin' Up

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mojo Monday #289 - Peanuts and Hockey!

In keeping with my hockey theme, I stamped a few more images of those awesome Peanuts characters playing hockey, and this time I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week. 

I love this sketch . . .

I was nervous about my rather large stamped images being not quite right for this sketch, but I think it worked out good in the end.  Here is my design  which I flipped and shifted a bit.  Isn't that the cutest stamp!  If you look close, the hockey players are missing some teeth.  

And since I had the other sides of those triangles cut, I had to make another one.  This one doesn't follow the sketch quite so closely.

Love these stamps from Stampabilities!

Supplies Used:
 Cardstock - Bazzill
Pattern Paper - Basic Grey
Canvas Embellishment - Basic Grey
Stamps - Stampabilities and Clean and Simple
Ink - Stazon
Markers - Copic
Rhinestones - Queen and Co.
Ribbon - Stampin' Up

Designed to Color Challenge

I came across a new challenge blog called Designed to Color which I thought would be just that . . . a challenge . . . since coloring is not one of my stronger skills.  So I decided to play along with the current challenge, which was a sketch.

Here is the design I came up with . . .

And just because I needed some coloring practice, I flipped the sketch a bit and went for a second design as well. 

Love Peanuts!  Love hockey!  A great combination.

Supplies Used
Cardstock - Bazzill
Pattern Paper - Basic Grey
Tab Elements - Basic Grey
Ink - Stazon
Markers - Copic
Stamps - Stampabilities and Clean and Simple (sentiment)
Rhinestones - Queen & Company

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Freshly Made #80

A weekend retreat gave me the opportunity to finish up some old projects and start some new. On the old list was finishing up a wedding album for a friend and some holiday cards I had started before the holidays (and obviously never finished). On the new list was a layout and a Button Farm mini-album.

For one of my twenty cards, I decided to use this week's Freshly Made Sketch to design . . .