Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just Add Ink sketch

I'm not exactly sure why, but when I saw Just Add Ink's sketch challenge, I was driven! Could it be because it was a great sketch? Yes, I think that's it. :)

This actually started out as a Christmas card. The paper is by My Mind's Eye and is aptly named Adore, because I truly do adore it! In fact, my local Roberts went out of business and the paper was on sale for 75 percent off, so I traveled around the state buying all the store's remaining sheets. I then ran home to make a card with it . . . and was stumped. I found that turning it into a card was difficult because the colors and the sparkle are so evocative of Christmas. So, then I decided to just give in and use it for holiday cards, including for Just Add Ink's sketch challenge.

But, I just wasn't happy with anything I did, and was having my own private "War FOR the Roses," because roses is what I really wanted. So, I gave in, and the result is what you see above. I quite like it.


My Mind's Eye Adore paper
C'ordinations paper
Sentiment from Stampin' Up's Roses in Winter
I Am Roses mulberry roses
Martha Stewart border punch
Sizzix leafy vine die
Stick pins I made
ribbon from stash


Just Add Ink--sketch
Totally Paper Crafts--spots and stripes (It's hard to tell in the picture, but the rectangle panel is made up of circles.)
Meljen's--stripes or plaid
Paper Crafting Journey--anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge--sparkle
Ruby's Rainbow--flowers

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Shelly!


I followed Splitcoast Stamper's Sketch #330 to make this birthday card for my niece, and I really enjoyed it. It's the first challenge I've ever followed at SCS, and I'm a little concerned my card might not qualify because I added a bit to the top. It's my understanding that, at least amongst other challenges I've entered, as long as you can see the sketch you can do whatever you want; however, everyone at SCS who used this sketch seemed to follow it more exactly. So, I'm hesitant to post it there, but I'm going to, and if it's a problem, I'll just look at it as a "live and learn" situation.


My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market papers
My Mind's Eye Bohemia papers
C'ordinations purple paper
Rubber Stampeded stamp--hydrangea
Inkadinkado Stamp--Happy Birthday
Fiskars Birthday Sayings--Wish
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
EK Success large butterfly punch
Sizzix swirl die
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders Labels No. 4
Fiskars border punch
Recollections Fleur Metallic Natural leaves
Recollections Fleur Natural Gingko Leaves
Recollections pearl stickers
Recollections rhinestone stickers
stick pins I made
ribbon from stash


The Poodles Parlor--flying things
Simply Create--things with wings
Stampin' for the Weekend--My Favorite Things: Mine are the color purple, My Mind's Eye papers, hydrangeas, and lots of sparkle (doesn't show up in the photo, but it's very sparkly in person).
Bronte and Bella's Challenge--flowers, fairies, flutters and/or fancy folds
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge--swirls and pearls
Southern Girls Challenge--anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges--Use your favorite color combination (mine is blue and purple).
Scrapbook Sisters--anything goes
Stampavie and More--butterflies
Deep Ocean Challenge--flowers
Everybody Art--anything goes
Creative Stamp Friends--birthdays