Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Lighthouse Card for Uncle

I used Sketch 494 to make this set of cards. Once again, I cannot make exact duplicates no matter how hard I try. One thing I did for these cards was to use computer-generated sentiments as I did not have the appropriate sentiment or the right size stamp. I really like how they came out! First up, is the card I made for my uncle: 

And the second, nearly identical, card for future use:

Supplies Used:
Paper: Kraft Paper & MME
Stamp: ODBD Light of the World
Other: Nestabilities Circles, Sizzix Circles/Frames, Twine

Friday, June 13, 2014

Camping-Themed Cards

I loved this week's Sketch Challenge at SCS. I brought out the Camping Papers I bought at last year's Scrapbook Expo and set to work. I ended up making a total of six cards - I think that is a record for me. But try as I might to make exact duplicates, I just cannot! There are just slight differences, but these are those last-minute decisions that end up adding minutes to each card. Oh well, they were fun to make and I loved this sketch so much I am sure I will be using it again & again. TFL!

I flipped the sketch and added a sticker and some candy buttons.

For the inside, I used my sprig & dots stamps from Stamps By Judith, along with a sentiment stamp from Paper Inspirations. 

For this next card, I had to use a smaller oval to cut out the picture, so I added another set of ovals behind the small ones. Also replaced the sticker with more candy buttons. 

 These two are going to be sent to my daughters while they are away at camp, so I added the scallops for a more feminine touch. 

 It's so hard to do masculine cards, but this sketch worked so well with these papers that I knew I could get more use out of more of these types of cards. I think I will use them for birthday cards for my nephews - but I didn't add the sentiments yet in case I end up using them for something else!


Supplies for all the cards:
Paper: Bella Blvd, Kraft, olive cs
Dies: Creative Memories Ovals, Nestabilities Scalloped Circles
Other: Fiskars Edger Punch: Threading Water, Jolee's Stickers, basic grey candy buttons, sequins

Friday, June 6, 2014

Super Star Grad

Today's card follows sketch challenge CAS(E) this Sketch #79. I just picked up these two little stamps for a $.50 at Michael's the other day. I used some Brush Strokes Stamps from Hero Arts to add some color. Added a little die-cut gold, some twine and done! When taking a photo, I remembered to try my new phone camera, but there is one drawback: how do you take a shot when you are talking on the phone?? Love that the phone has so many uses, but phone calls seem to disrupt all the other activity...crazy!


Sketch Used:

Paper: Teresa Collins' Every day Moments
Ink: TH Distress mustard seed, Memento Paris Dusk
Stamps: Studio G
Other: Spellbinders Classic Edges One

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pink & Chocolate Brown

I just love the color combination of pink and chocolate brown. Paper is Lost & Found from My Mind's Eye. I made this for my 19 year old sophisticated-and-fashionable niece. Gosh, I remember when she was just a little girl playing dress-up...time flies!! TFL!

Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost & Found, Bazzil London Fog
Stamps: TSOL Swirls, Stampabilities HB sentiment
Ink: TH Distress Spun Sugar & Walnut Stain
Die: Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl
Other: Scallop Scissors & Gems