Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You- Kazan's Sketch 51

Take a look at the great new sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You.  The card sketch this week has a nice lean look to it with lots of opportunity to seize the white space.

My card uses Basic Grey's Green at Heart collection along with stamps from Unity (April KOM) and Hero Arts (sentiment).  I also incorporated some faux stitching-it seems to add the perfect detail.  It may be hard to tell from the photo, but I also Distress Stickled the flowers. Enjoy!

Products used:
Papers:  Basic Grey (Green at Heart) Papertrey Ink 
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co, Hero Arts
Ink:  Momento, Distress Ink
Dies: Nestabilities (small oval and oval scallop)
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Pen:  Inkessentials and Copic Markers
Ribbon: Doodlebug Designs
Distress Stickles
Button and String

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 66

Here is my card I created for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I love the simplicity of the sketch this week.

My card uses the new Basic Grey line-Whiskers and Max. I also incorporated some of their mini stamps (Kitten Kaboodle).  The sketch called for three basic strips of paper along side of a circle, or oval as I used.

The background of my card was stamped and embossed with clear powder.  I colored the stamped images with Copic markers and inked the edges with Pumice Distress Ink.  I added some natural colored hemp with a button on the top.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

2 Sketches For You-Laura's Sketch 50

Greetings!  Over at 2 Sketches 4 You you'll find a great sketch challenge this week!
I created this card with one of my favorite paper brands!  Basic Grey has a new line called Cappella.  I love the Tuscan feel of this paper.  All the warm browns and greens make this line so lovely.  Enjoy!

Cardstock:  Bazzill and Papertrey Ink  (Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper:  Basic Grey- Cappella
Ink:  Momento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Pumice)
Stamps: Basic Grey
Pearls: Hero Arts
Punch: Fiskars
Dies: Nestabilities (Label #1)
Color Medium: Copic
Ribbon: May Arts
Other: Machine Stitching

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge-HHSC02

Greetings!  Unity has another fun sketch challenge this week. View other cards at Splitcoast Stampers Gallery (Key Word HHSC02).
This card size was a ton of fun to work with. It seems like I always forget to change up my card sizes.  The tower-like size gave me so much more room to play!
This card was created using my Unity March KOM stamps.  The umbrella/girl image was a perfect pair with Jillibean's line.  ( I thought the pattern looked just like umbrellas.)
I combined the image and the sentiment with my nestabilities (small scallop) and a little coloring and paper piecing.  I finished off everything with a little Glossy Accents.  Enjoy!
Products Used:
Stamps: Unity
Papers: Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento, Ranger
Dies: Nestabilities
Punch: Fiskars

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hip Hop Challenge #1

Greetings!  I've got another fun challenge for you.  Unity Stamps posts a sketch challenge each Friday-Hip Hop on their blog.  The challenge gallery can be found at the SplitCoast Stampers forum. (Key Word:  HHSC01)
This is the first week's challenge.  I made this little card with Unity stamps, of course.  (March KOM)
I love the new lines that my LSS is carrying!  It is so much fun to see all the colors and patterns.
This card uses lines from both Jillibean Soup and Cosmo Cricket.  Two of my favorites!  Enjoy!
Other Products Used:
Stamps: Unity KOM (March)
Dies: Nestabilities
Tools:  Corner Rounder, Ranger Ink Tool
Ink: Memento, Distress Ink
Pen: Inkessentials
Punch: Marth Stewart
Color Meduim:  Copic Markers
Other:  Button and Ribbon

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gifting Baby Cards

Greetings Baby!
Have you noticed a lot of baby's lately, or am I just crazy?  It seems like everywhere I turn I see a little one in a stroller or hangin out in a car seat.
Our pastor's wife recently had a baby boy and I thought and thought of what to give them as a welcome baby gift.  So I thought why not make them some baby note cards?  They can use them as thank yous or announcements...whatever! I made them a set of 10 with envelopes.
I used a lot of the new collections that came out this spring.  In the following picture, you'll see papers from Making Memories, Three Bugs in a Rug and DCWV.  Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:
Papers:  Making Memories, DCWV, Three Bugs In A Rug
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Ink: Momento, Distress, VersaMark
Pen:  Zig and Inkessential
Punch: EK, Fiskars, Corner Chomper, Stamping UP
Other:  String, Embossing Powder

Friday, April 2, 2010

Unity Stamps Bunny

With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would post one of favorite images from Unity's KOM.
I created this cute little bunny with some scraps and some ribbon from Michael's.  (I love the spring colors!)
The sentiment is also from the KOM-"I'm not slow, I'm just trying to savor the journey."
Other Products Used:
Cardstock:  Paper Co.
Ink:  Momento and Distress
Color Medium: Copic Markers
Ribbon: Michael's
Dotted Pattern Stamp:  Unity KOM