Monday, July 11, 2011

Crafting Life's Pieces' Sketch

I came upon Crafting Life's Pieces, via a link to a link to a link (in other words, I'm not sure how I got there), and I am so glad I did. I was just blown away by the gorgeous cards there, and what made it even better is they also have a monthly sketch challenge blog. So, while the card above doesn't even come close to the loveliness I found there, I am happy with how it turned out.

What took me forever was taking a picture of it. I purposely used very pale pinks, blues and greens, with the black as a strong contrast, and I had a heck of a time getting my camera to pick the pale colors up. I'm not very good at photography as it is, so this about did me in. But, I finally got close enough to the real thing that I was satisfied.

What I really love about this card is the stamp. It's Stampin' Up's Elements of Style, and I've coveted it forever. But appearances are deceiving. It's actually the digital version of the stamp! I was so excited when I discovered it for sale at the Stampin' Up website, because I've just not had the money to buy the rubber version. And best of all, while the rubber version would have been too large for my card, I was able to size the digital version down a bit, and I couldn't be happier.


My Mind's Eye Lost and Found papers
My Mind's Eye Lush papers
Stampin' Up Elements of Style digital stamp
Stampin' Up Best Wishes stamp
Black paper from scraps
EK Success border punch
Sizzix Branch w/Leaves die
Sizzix Architectural Accent #3 die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Distress Inks Bundled Sage
Distress Inks Tea Dye
Recollections pearl stickers
seam binding died pale pink
stick pins I made
mulberry paper flowers from stash


Crafting Life's Pieces--sketch challenge
Make It Monday--anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge--use a sentiment with two words
Stampavie and More--More than three layers.


  1. Lovely card, the soft colours are very pretty.Love te corners and centre punch.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  2. This is just adorable! I love the corner die cuts and the colors are just so soft and beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad, Texture Challenge this week. :)

  3. Wow, so pretty! I love all of the little details!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

    Mary J x

  4. super card hun!!
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time would love to see you play along with us again

  5. Thanks for your lovely comment and promotion of Send a Smile 4 Kids! Good luck on the blog candy! And thanks too for your commitment to sending us some cards for our kids- can't wait to see them!

    Karen SAS4Kids DT

  6. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

  7. That is so sweet, thanks for sharing!
    Hey, it's time for giveaway at Pixie Dust Paperie, please come join in the fun!

  8. How pretty! Wonderful coloring and edded embellies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  9. Beautifully Done!!

    Thanks for joining us for the Color Theme at Come and Get It Challenges!


  10. Lovely creation. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

    PS I would love you to check out my candy

  11. Very nice card. I like the corners. Thanks for playing along with Come and Get it Challenge this week.

  12. Gorgeous - Just Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Celebrate" Challenge.
    We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  13. Great design, I love the ribbon weaved through. Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

  14. Very pretty card with some lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining the BC Floral Frenzy Challenge.

  15. Love all the diecuts and plush flowers and ribbons...a dazzling card.
    connie paxman

  16. Lovely - the corner accents are stunning! I'm so glad you were able to join us for our Two Words or more Sentiment Challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  17. Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad this week in LETS SEE LOTS OF TEXTURE challenge!

    Your creations is lovely.:)


  18. Lovely card. I so like the corners and border punch. They add that romatic feel to the card. Very nicely executed!

  19. Ooooh this is so lovely! Such a beautiful stamp! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


  20. Sweet card! Thank you for entering at CLP this month!