25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Sketch #258

Hi, all! Today’s sketch went together pretty easily, and I was super happy about that because, as usual, I have procrastinated until the very last minute! So, here’s the sketch:



and here is my card:

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Today’s card was made with Witches Brew Designer Series Paper and Halloween Hello stamp set. Here’s the list of products used:

Stamps: Halloween Hello

Ink: Cajun Craze

Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry

Paper: Witches Brew Designer Series Paper

Embellishment: 1-1/4” Burlap Ribbon

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punch: Large Oval

I hope you enjoyed this week’s sketch, and that you’re inspired to make something that makes someone else’s day this week! Be sure to stop by the UDI blog to see what the rest of the design team created!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another Sketch Challenge from Utah Divas International! Here's this week's sketch:

And here's my card:

This is a very simple Get Well card. Perfect for making on the spur of the moment when you need something to cheer up a friend.

Here's what I used:

Stamp Set: So Sorry, Secret Garden
Ink: Pacific Point
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I hope you've enjoyed this week's sketch. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have, and don't forget to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with this week.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Hi, All! Welcome to another Saturday Sketch Challenge! Here is this week's sketch from Utah Divas International:

And here is my card:

Isn't this a cute summer birthday card? Here's what I used:

Stamp Set: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Strawberry Slushie, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slushie, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, 
Tools: Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle

I hope you've enjoyed this week's sketch challenge. Please stop by the UDI Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created with this sketch.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Welcome to this week's Sketch Challenge from Utah Divas International! Here is the sketch for this week:

And here is my card:

Surprise! I used the Soho Subway Designer Paper again!  I just couldn't resist using another of the landmark signs as my background layer. This card went together very quickly, and I think the rhinestone's are just what I needed to make it pop.

Here's what I used:

Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe
Punches: 1-3/4" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
Embellishments: Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

This is another simple card. You could step it up by stamping a patterned background on the card base or running the card base through the Big Shot with a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I hope you enjoyed this week's sketch. Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created, and take some time this weekend to be creative! Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Hello, everyone! It's time for another Saturday Sketch Challenge from Utah Divas International.  Here's today's sketch:

And here is my card:

I had a lot of fun with this one, and I got to use up all those scraps of Soho Subway designer paper I had after the last few weeks' posts! I enjoyed this one so much I used it as inspiration for one of my swap cards at Stampin' Up! Convention this week. That's right! I'm at convention in Salt Lake City right now with THOUSANDS of stamping crafters all in one place.  And it's Stampin' Up's 25th Anniversary, so that makes it even more exciting! It's a lot of fun, and I'm running on energy reserves! I'll write more about convention and share more of my swaps after I get home and have had a chance to recover and process everything. :D

Back to my card--here's what I used:

Stamp Sets: Label Love, Forever With You
Ink: Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky
Scraps: Soho Subway Designer Paper, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock
Punches: Artisan Label, Decorative Label
Embellishment: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I randomly stamped the border stamp from Forever With You on my Crushed Curry Card base.

The scraps layer is fun and simple to make. I took a piece of card stock and covered it with snail.  Then I laid my scraps in random patterns. It doesn't matter if the pieces overlap a bit or hang off the edge. Just make sure all of the snail adhesive is covered. Once the layer was covered, I turned it over, and used the base card stock as a guide to trim away the over hanging scraps. Then I ran the whole thing through my Big Shot in the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

After attaching the Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Scrap layers to the card base, I took a length of Baker's Twine and tied a bow in the center. I attached the bow to the top center of the scrap layer with a glue dot, and attached the ends with glue dots before attaching my punched layers with dimensionals.

I stamped the Label Love stamp once in Cajun Craze on Crisp Cantaloupe and once in Chocolate Chip on Soft Sky. I punched the Crisp Cantelope label with the Artisan Label punch, and I cut just the inner oval from the Soft Sky image. I popped the Soft Sky oval with another dimensional, and it's finished!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks sketch and my project. Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the rest of the design team made with this sketch! Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Sketch Challenge

Good morning, everyone! It's time for another Saturday Sketch Challenge from Utah Divas International.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card! SUPER SIMPLE! I almost feel like I'm cheating, I did so little on this card, but honestly, this is a card I will be proud to send. 

You may have noticed in my last few posts, I'm in love with the new designer paper pack, Soho Subway. I just can't get enough of it, and you'll probably be seeing more of it over the next few weeks. In particular, I'm really liking the sheet with all of the New York Landmark signs on it. They are perfect to use together as a background or cut out separately as a focal point.

So, here's what I used:

Designer Paper: Soho Subway
Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Tools:  Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folder

I think this card is fine the way it is, but if you wanted to step it up a bit, you could easily add a row of rhinestones under the tag or anywhere else you like! I hope you enjoyed this week's sketch, and that you are inspired to do something creative this weekend! Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what other design team members created with this sketch!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Saturday Sketch

Hi, Everyone!

It’s time for another Saturday Sketch! Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the rest of the team came up with!

So here’s the sketch for this week.  I really like it a lot, and I’ve been wanting to play with our new Washi tape, but unfortunately, I don’t have any yet, While I was looking through my scrap pile of Designer Papers, I ran across some leftovers from a project I made with our new Soho Subway paper.


And here’s my card.  I had some lighting issues when I took this picture, so it looks much better in person, and it was super simple to make.


Here’s what I used:

Stamp Set: Label Love

Ink: Cajun Craze

Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Crisp Cantaloupe

Designer Paper: Soho Subway.

Punch: Artisan Label Punch

I used strips of Soho Subway paper for the strips in the sketch. I’m in love with this paper, and one of my favorite things about it is the sheet with all the signs on it for the different landmarks of New York City. They have a vintage look and they look great as they are on the page or cut apart as a focal point for a card or other project.

It’s hard to tell, but I popped the Artisan Label up with Dimensionals. This card could easily be stepped up with some rhinestones or pearls.

So have a great weekend, and take some time to do something creative! See you next week!