July 25, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #45

Hello Wednesday!  Time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  And we have a really fun one this week from Cindy Hall!  I'm still playing with all my new A Muse Studio stamps; I can't seem to stop myself!  Check out this little guy:


He's from a stamp set called Love Machines - cute, cute!  I decided to pair him with this rocket patterned paper from Three Bugs in a Rug.  I used Color Box Espresso pigment ink and heat embossed him.  It's such a pretty dark, dark brown.  Then I took some copics matching colors in the patterned paper and added a little color to him.  Finally I fussy cut him out and popped him up with foam dimensionals.  Cute!

Stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out all the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White and Ripe Avocado
Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug Blast Off collection
Stamps: A Muse Studio Love Machines
Ink: Color Box Espresso
Other: MFT Circle Stax 1 & 2, PTI Ripe Avocado twill ribbon, clear embossing powder, copics
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

July 22, 2012

SAF 2012

Good Morning!  I'm still in my pajamas drinking my coffee and catching up on some crafty news.  It's 8 am here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  What a great day I had yesterday with my crafty friends!

Several months ago when Papertrey Ink announced that Stamp-a-faire 2012 would be an internet event, I thought it would be fun to invite my crafty sister (from Southern California) and my other crafty friends to a full weekend of crafting!  We went all out and ordered the tote bags.  Two of my friends are not card makers - they scrapbook - but they were game to come play!  Needless to say, they had a lot of fun and we managed to complete three of the challenges:

Morning Make-N-Take

Ribbon Techniques

Beaded Friendship Bracelets

Instead of our usual going out to lunch and having pizza for dinner, we went along with the camp theme and grilled hot dogs for lunch and hamburgers for dinner.  Added some chips, strawberries and watermelon and it was yummy!  The only things missing were the s'mores.

That's it for now!  It's not over yet, all but one of my friends are coming back again today and we will complete at least one more challenge - the mini book.  Time for me to get ready for them to arrive!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great weekend!

July 18, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #44

Happy Wednesday!  You know what that means!  Time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  And Jen Mitchell really knocked it out of the park with this one!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it.  I've been playing with my new A Muse Studio sampler stamp sets that I received when I signed on as a consultant.  I love the little golfer and used him to make this card:


Here is the awesome sketch from Jen:


Stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out all the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play?  I'd love to see your take on this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite collection, Little Yellow Bicycle Splash collection, Creative Imaginations Old Guy Rules - Tee Time & Nice Swing, background paper from my stash (brand unknown)
Stamps: A Muse Swingin' Day, PTI On the Links
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: MFT Circle Stax 1, circle punch
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

July 16, 2012

Congratulations

Quick post with a card I made last week.  I was too busy this past weekend to sit down and have some crafty time.  But that will definitely change later this week when my sister comes to visit and all my crafty friends come over for the weekend.

I used my new Lovely Layers stamp set and coordinating dies from Papertrey Ink for this card:


I used the new Simple Stripes impression plate on the strip of Soft Stone cardstock.  I'm not a big fan of impression plates, the impression they leave is very subtle.  I think I like embossing folders better.  But I am happy with how the card turned out.

I used an old sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this card:


I also used an old color challenge:



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White and Soft Stone
Stamps: PTI Lovely Layers, Wplus9 Damask Doilies (sentiment)
Ink: A Muse Heather, Sage and Slate
Other: PTI Lovely Layers die, PTI Simple Stripes impression plate, corner chomper
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

July 11, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #43

Happy Wednesday, happy summer!

Are you staying cool?  I hope so!  It's been unbelievable to see and hear about all the hot weather that has been occurring in the midwest and east!  Here on the west coast, we have been lucky.  So far our summer has been fairly mild, but the warm weather is heating up this week.  So, I think a summer card is in order:


Doesn't that make you want to grab your flip flops and head to the beach?  Well, I'm not really a beach girl (I love the mountains!) but I do love my flip flops!  The only time I don't wear them is when I'm at work or hiking.

I just love the sketch this week from Tui; it's exactly what I wanted for my "cool" summer card.  Brilliant!  And look at me again, I turned the sketch!  Woo hoo, two weeks in a row!


Please stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out this great sketch from Tui and all the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  Won't you come and play?  I'd love to see your take on this this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White and Canyon Clay
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paradise Beach
Stamps: PTI Flipping Out
Ink: Memento Morocco, PTI True Black
Other: PTI Flipping Out dies, thin chipboard, corner chomper, Recollections faux pearls (Michaels)
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

July 9, 2012

Perfectly Mixed!

I am so excited to show you what I made last night:


I have had Stampin' Up's Perfectly Penned sentiment set for a while now but I hadn't used it.  I love the font but every time I pulled it out to use it, I  couldn't make it fit with what I was making.  Then while I was performing my design team duties (Freshly Made Sketches), I saw a beautiful medallion image on some of the cards that were submitted.  I loved it so I went to the SU website to check it out.  When I found out that it had a coordinating punch, I was sold and bought them both.  So last night I pulled it out and started playing with it and quickly got the idea to create this card set.  

The Perfectly Penned sentiments work beautifully with this image:






Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse and Summer Sunrise
Stamps: SU Perfectly Penned and Mixed Bunch
Ink: A Muse Slate, Cherry, Sage, Blueberry and Bellini
Other:  SU Blossom punch
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

July 4, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #42

Happy Wednesday!  And Happy 4th of July!  Of course, I had to make a card for this special day.  I've had the Bo Bunny Liberty paper collection for months now, anxiously waiting to use them.  And they did not disappoint - they are gorgeous!


And look at me - I flipped the sketch upside down.  So proud of myself - ha!


I love that star  - it's from a new stamp set released in June by Papertrey Ink called Military Stars.  Despite its name, it's a very versatile set.

Please stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  I hope you play along with us!  I can't wait to see your take on this awesome sketch from Jennifer!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Rustic White, SU Night of Navy
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Liberty collection
Stamps: PTI Military Stars and Est. 1776
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Paris Dusk
Other: Fiskars star punch, circle punch

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