Saturday, July 19, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch -- A Cute Frankenstein

I am in a holiday mood - but not Christmas, Halloween!  We are looking at costumes for a renaissance fair, and I have gotten the Halloween itch!

I made this card following a sketch from Deconstructing Sketches #160.  I used Paper Smooches stamps, and Copic markers to color the image.

He makes me smile!  

Happy Stamping!

A Masculine Happy Birthday

I always liked Close to My Heart's Dakota paper packet, and so I thought I'd use the last of my scraps from this retired paper to make one last card... I love the masculine western feel of it!

I am playing along with Mojo Monday's Sketch #354.  I really liked this sketch!   Next to it, is my take on the sketch. I'm also playing along with Cards Galore Challenge to use a stamp!

The ink is Night of Navy from Stampin' Up - as well as the sentiment .  Happy Stamping!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Sticking my neck out...

I love the cute clear stamp's from Darcie's Heart and Home.  I went a little crazy at her booth at a stamping expo, and I am excited to share my first creation with her stamps.

I am playing along today with Retro Sketches #123.  I am a big fan of sketches, because they give me a jumping off point - I know sometimes the end product does not always match the sketch to a "T" but I think this one is pretty close.  I was using up some scraps of my Chantilly paper pack from Close to My Heart.  Typically I am not a pastel person, but for some reason the soft colors of this paper pack drew me.  I especially love how they pop off the kraft cardstock, which is one of my favorite types of card bases!

I am also playing along with Cards Galore blog, use a stamp. :)

Here's Retro Sketches sketch:

Here's my take on it:

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - Summer Lovin'

I LOVE LOVE LOVE hexagons.  I am addicted.  I have dies, punches and stamps in hexagon shapes. Just my fave right now!!  So, I wanted to make a card using my latest hex-y purchase, the Epiphany Crafts hexagon punch and the epoxy shapes.  The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is to use summer colors.  Love it! CAS #133.  The epoxys also count towards the Let's Be Clear challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Here it is:

And... I used one of my super cute sentiment sets from Paper Smooches - my favorite!  

Happy Stamping!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Back Porch Memories Kit August Contest

Whew!  I think things are settling down for us (again!)

I found this great kit club, Back Porch Memories Kit Club.  They are hosting a guest designer call for August, and I thought I'd throw my hat in.

Their sketch:

My layout:

I decided to make a layout about Archery.  I really fell in love with this sport after trying it at my son's Cub Scout camp.  :)  I actually ended up being the Archery Range Master at Day Camp this year, since I love it so much!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 20, 2014

A new look for the new year

Hi friends!  I'm back with lots of fun to share!!  This is my first post in a long time - we had a lot of excitement last year and now things are getting back on track!  Evan is in 4th grade and just was nominated for the Citizen of the Year at school.  We couldn't be prouder!

I am hard at work on our Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet planning, which will be at the end of February.  I am also jump starting my blog posts with inspiration from several online challenges.  It's been a while, but I am excited to play!

Looking forward to a spectacular 2014!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches with Raisin Boat!

Hi there!  It's been a while!  I am pleased to post a card based on Tuesday Morning Sketch #202 which is a masculine themed card based on this:

View TMS #202.jpg in slide show

Here's my take on the sketch, using the stamp set His and Hers by Raisin Boat.  The laundry line stamp sets are some of my favorites!

Happy Stamping!  The color of this card is actually an orange, I am not sure why it's so red - I will try for a better photo later.