Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #362

Happy Saturday, Sketchers!  Today's sketch was designed by Debra.  Bugaboo Stamps is the sponsor.  My card features their Cupcake Circle Tag.  I used two circle dies to create the sentiment ring and fussy cut the cupcake top.  My red tag just had white polka dots so I added some yellow to help tie in the whole card.  I pulled out a Spellbinders embossing folder to add some texture to the card back.

The DT's take on Deb's idea was creative.  Stop by Sketch Saturday's blog and take a look here and then play along with us.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Little Patch of Crafty Friends #10 - Anything Goes

Welcome to Challenge #10 for the Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Blog.  Remember, we're always an anything goes challenge, you have two weeks to enter, and we have three sponsors - so that means three lucky winners!  My card features a digi from The Stamping Boutique called, Nesting Dolls Together.  I have a few sets of Matryoshka dolls that my grandkids love to play with, so coloring these little girls had a personal connection for me.

Check out what the other talents DT gals created using images from our generous sponsors here. Play along!  I can't wait to see what you create.
Please be sure to check out the rules if you want to be eligible for the prizes.

                                                                        Challenge #10 Sponsors:


Make It Crafty                                                                       The Stamping Boutique
Prize -  $10 Certificate                                                                     Prize - 2 digi images 3 if using TSB image

Faery Ink
Prize - 3 digi images

Challenegs Entered:
Little Red Wagon #289 - Make an Impression
Little Miss Muffett 111 - Many Layers
Creative Sentiments #80 - AG
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #91 - Thank You

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #361

Happy Saturday, Sketch Fans!
I'm a bit of ahead of the game this week, which feels good!  The image is from Digi Stamp Boutique called, Flower Vases.  Maybe I can enable you on this cute site the way my buddy, Lisa Lara enabled me last weekend with this card!  When I saw her adorable bird, I went shopping (and could have bought more!)!  This set has three adorable vases of flowers.  They color up really quickly and make a fabulous card!  I used the same image to make tags for Mother's Day last weekend.

Challenge #361 is sponsored by Bunny Zoe. I hope you'll pop over to the Sketch Saturday blog to take a look at the other DT inspiration and make some time to play along with Alex's fun sketch this week!

Challenges Entered:
Digi Chooseday  wk. #19/- Flower Power
Fan-Tastic Tuesday May 12/ - AG with flowers
Little Red Wagon #289/ - Make an Impression
Crafty Gals Corner #19/ - May Flowers
Crafting By Designs May 13 /- Flowers
Pattie's Creations Challenge #110 - Flower
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #91 - Must say "Thank You"
Digi Stamp Boutique Customer Comp. - May

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Creative Knockouts #89 - Washi Tape

Sami Stamps is the sponsor for this week's Creative Knockouts Challenge.  We're using washi tape for this challenge!  I found some 5x5" sheets of washi at Michaels and cut it to give it the tape look for the yellow chevron.  It's perfect with the black and white polka dot washi and and this sweet little cat called Flower Whiskers.  I added a computer generated sentiment and die cut it in a speech bubble, put some Stickles on the flowers and added 3 sequins.

Come and see what the rest of the Creative Knockouts DT has created and join us for our Washi Tape challenge!

Challenges Entered:
4 Crafty Chicks/ - Chevrons
Sami Stamps #25 - AG
Little Miss Muffet  #111/ - Many Layers
Simply Create Too #85- Favorite Color Combination
Fusion (May 7th)/ - French Twist

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #360

I'm working right up to the wire for this week's post!  It's been a super crazy time at work and I come home and work more!  That's how it goes in May when you work in a school!

I decided to go with another CAS card, which still take me a while to make!  I have a whole batch of "thank you" cards to make, so I'm knocking one off of my list with Sketch #360 from Sketch Saturday.   I used the inlaid technique with the oval and the word thanks.  After I die cut the oval out of the white card front, I used an eb folder on the paper to give it some texture.  The flowers are colored with watercolor markers, spritzed with water, and then stamped onto watercolor paper.

Simon Says Stamp! is our sponsor, offering their generous $25 credit to anything in their store!  Get your sketch mojo going and play along with us at Sketch Saturday this week!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #359

This week Sketch Saturday is sponsored by A Day for Daisies.  I feel fortunate to have had a few opportunities to "play" with ADFD images in the past few weeks - I love coloring them!  This cute image is called Ten Cents A Sip. The coloring challenge for me was figuring out how to make the lemonade look a little opaque.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.
This cute image made me fast forward my imagination.  We just started the last month of school.  It's approaching summer here in MN - and I am so ready for neighborhood lemonade stands! We've had two generations of them outside of our house - my own kids and now my grandkids, although they sell it by the glass, not by the sip!!

 Nikki has a fun sketch to work with - lots of possibilities to use pieces from the scrap drawer!   Take a peek at our DT's take on the sketch and then upload your card here!  

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant #296/ - AG
Through the Craftroom Door/ - April 28-May 4
Top Tip Tuesday 4/26/15- Duos
Little Red Wagon #287 /- "B"elieve It
Addicted to Stamps and More #142/ - Make your Mark
Simon Says Stamp 4/29/15 /- AG
Crafter's Cafe #114/ - Food or Drink
Cute Card Thursday #371/ - Use a Sentiment
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #90 - Spring has Sprung

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creative Knockouts #87 - Finish the Inside!

Back with a new challenge from Creative Knockouts today.  This one is all about decorating the inside of the card.  My inside is on the CAS side.  I decided to use a strip of the same red paper and then glue a variety of sequins to send some birthday cheer.

Color Ink Digital is sponsoring our challenge.  The offer digi stamps that are black and white or colored along with sentiments!  I'm using their boy called Fishing Peter.  I added grass around him with my Copics and a hint of a river behind him.  I found the perfect "wish big" sentiment in my collect, which was great stamped right above the fish.

Check out what the other members of the DT have for you here and come and play along with our "Finish the Inside" challenge.  I can't wait to see what you do!