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Monday, December 8, 2014

TSSC344 Petite Petals



Happy Monday! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:


Here is the sketch:



I have been up to my neck in Christmas cards and thought this sketch would be a perfect way to step away - for just a few minutes. This sketch is a great design for quick cards!

When I was organizing my cards this season for a local craft fair, I realized I didn't have enough all-purpose cards - especially get well cards. Then I realized I don't think I own a stamp set to encourage one to feel better...that's where "thinking of you" is a perfect fit! It can cover a variety of occasions!

I started with a Daffodil Delight card base followed by a layer of All Abloom DSP. I matted Pistachio Pudding with Lost Lagoon as the base for my Strawberry Slush flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set. I accented the flowers with Daffodil Delight candy dots. The greeting is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.


Your turn! We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me


Product List

Product List
Stamp :
Four You Clear Stamp Set [130538] , Four You Wood Stamp Set [130535]
Ink :
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad [131178] , Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad [133645]
Card Stock :
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [119683] , Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133679] , Pistachio Pudding 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [131294] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack [133703]
Tools & Adhesive :
Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]
Punch :
Petite Petals Punch [133322]
Accessory :
Brights Candy Dots [130931]

Monday, December 1, 2014

TSSC343 Bright & Beautiful Christmas



Happy Monday! It's also the 1st day of December!! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:



Look at this week's sketch:



I started my card with a Lost Lagoon base followed by a layer of All is Calm DSP. I used the Oval Framelit dies to cut the center ovals. The greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set is stamped in Lost Lagoon ink. 




I have been using so many photopolymer stamp sets lately I have lost trust in myself to accurately stamp, so I pulled out my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (aka SAMJ) to center the greeting inside the oval. Have you used your SAMJ lately? I think most people have a love-hate relationship with the SAMJ - I happen to LOVE mine!


I usually advise against glueing your layers together before stamping. If you should not like your 1st attempt at stamping you can always flip your paper over and re-stamp....but I didn't follow my own advice. The layers, once glued together affected the way the stamp pressed against the cardstock creating a little "echo" on some of the text - but I decided I could live with it. I always tell my customers in card classes - handmade projects are not meant to be PERFECT!



I used the Star Framelit dies to cut a star from the Silver Glimmer Paper. I used a piece of "twine" from my burlap ribbon and glued it behind the star with glue dots. I also added some silver frosted sequins for additional "shine!"






I'm keeping this post short and simple....we have a Christmas Parade to see! Check out my facebook page to see pictures from the parade. 

It's your turn to create your next project using this sketch. We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me



Supply List
Supply List
Stamp :
Bright & Beautiful Wood-Mount Stamp Set [135026] , Bright & Beautiful Clear-Mount Stamp Set [135029]
Ink :
Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad [133644]
Card Stock :
Lost Lagoon 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [133679] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper [135823] , Silver Glimmer Paper [135314]
Tools & Adhesive :
Glue Dots [103683] , Stamp-A-Ma-Jig [101049]
Ribbon & Trim :
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon [132140]
Accessory :
Frosted Sequins [135835]
Big Shot :
Ovals Collection Framelits Die [129381] , Stars Framelits Dies [133723] , Big Shot [113439]

Monday, November 24, 2014

Gentle Peace Christmas



Happy Monday! It's time for another Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge! Here is my sample for this week:



Check out the sketch:



Can I just tell you how AWESOME Blendabilities are? I fell in love with this stamp set with so many awesome samples being shared by other stampers. However, I chose to use this stamp for this sketch challenge so I could use my Blendabilities Markers. 




While there isn't a need for any special coloring "technique" for this stamp set, as the spaces you color are small, I quickly decided that Blendabilities are not only fun but perfect to just COLOR things with. Why? Because they are alcohol-based (and not water-based) the color saturates the paper. Why is this good? You don't have to follow traditional rules for marker coloring - i.e. you can color in ANY DIRECTION!!!! I colored in circles, vertical lines, and horizontally in the same area - and I bet you can't tell from looking at my finished project. Go ahead - look again!

Now back to the stamp set, Gentle Peace. Isn't it beautiful and full of love? 



I started my card with a Crumb Cake base stamped with the Hardwood stamp in Crumb Cake ink.



After coloring the Gentle Peace image, I decided to cut around around the edges of the wood-framing from the stained-glass scene and round the corners. I matted with Night of Navy card stock. 

I wanted just a little more woodgrain look so I embossed the Early Espresso strip of card stock and decided to use it like a window ledge. I stamped the greeting from the stamp set with Night of Navy ink. The embellishment was colored and punched out with a 3/4" circle punch and matted with a 1" circle of Daffodil Delight.

I did finish the inside - yay! 



You don't have to do a lot when finishing the inside. I carried the Night of Navy color to the inside by matting the liner with Night of Navy card stock after stamping the greeting with Night of Navy ink.

One more tip: I found it is super easy to clean your photopolymer stamps (with no staining) in the kitchen sink! I just run water over my stamp while it's on the block, peel it off, and lay it on a paper towel (flat-side down) to dry. I prefer this method over using my Stampin' Scrub because no matter how clean my Stampin' Scrub is - I always seem to transfer a reddish ink color to my photopolymers - but not in the sink! 




Your turn! We would love to see what you can create using this sketch! Head over to Mary Jo's blog listed below and enter your project using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects created by the design team this week!


Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me


Product List
Product List
Stamp :
Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set [139523] , Hardwood [wood] [133032] , Hardwood [clear] [133035]
Ink :
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708] , Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad [126975] , Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad [126970] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Night Of Navy Assortment [131001] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Daffodil Delight Assortment [130998] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Crumb Cake Assortment [131004] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Old Olive Assortment [130999] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Calypso Coral Assortment [130996] , Stampin' Blendabilities™ Alcohol Marker Color Lifter [129369]
Card Stock :
Crumb Cake 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [120953] , Night Of Navy 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [100867] , Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [101650] , Daffodil Delight 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [119683] , Early Espresso 8-1/2X11 Card Stock [119686]
Punch :
3/4 Inch Circle Punch [119873] , 1 Inch Circle Punch [119868] , Project Life Corner Punch [135346]
Big Shot :
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [127821] , Texture Boutique Embossing Machine [132657]