Friday, March 25, 2011

SFF--Sweet Stitches MDS card

Hi Stampers:

Well, it's the last full week of Sale-a-Bration, BUT the Occasions Mini still has a month to run! YAY! So, today I am showing one of the MDS downloads of the Sew Suite series of products. For this card I used one of the Sweet Stitches DSP sheets. It's the one with different stitches! But I am getting ahead of myself. Her is our sketch this week, by Jennifer Weide:

And here is my MDS card:

There are quite a few things from the Occasions Mini that I haven't played with yet, so I was glad to use a little piece--even in MDS--of the lovely Sweet Stitches DSP. As you can see, I turned the sketch on it's side and added a sentiment from Baroque Motifs stamp brush set to it. The card base is Melon Mambo. I also added Old Oloive satin ribbon. Pretty simple, but I think it turned out pretty great!
Well, I am closing now so I can finish prepping for my FOURTH workshop this month! This is a new record for me!
To see more: go to MELINDA's BLOG or the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG. Please join us and upload your own creation on our blog.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A Sale-A-Bration Birthday Card

Hi Stampers:

Well, it's Friday again and time for another GREAT sketch! Today's sketch is by Angela Walters and here it is:

And here's my card and I'm pretty happy with it!

When I first saw the sketch, I knew immediately what I was going to do with it--totally unusual for me! The Ice Cream Parlor colors and accessories are so bright and cheerful, that I just had to use them along with the So Happy for You and Punch Bunch stamp sets. ALL of these items are available as free items--you get 1 with every $50 purchase. OK-so on to the colors--Pacific Point cardstock base. The HB scalloped square image was stamped in Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight on Whisper White cardstock, then punched out with the Scallop Square Punch. The birthday wishes sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point on Whisper White, then cut out, corner rounded and sponged with Pacific Point. All of the stamped items were mounted on the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. I then embellished with Ice Cream Parlor buttons and ribbon. The card was easy, peasy after I spent a couple of hours searching for my Pacific Point cardstock. Organization and neatness are not my strong points.
Want to see more? Go to MELINDA's BLOG as the next stop on our tour or start at the very beginning by going to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG. You can upload your own creation to the SFF blog.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 3-4-11: SAB Ice Cream Parlor

Hi Stampers:
Is it just me, or do others look at a sketch and think the different items on the sketch are WAY LARGER than they come out on the project? Sometimes when I look at samples on line, they look very big to me, but when I go to make the project, they turn out a LOT smaller! Oh well, hopefully I'll get over this! Anyway, here is our sketch today, brought to you by Tina Taves:

And here is my creation:

For this card, I used a base of Old Olive cardstock, and embellished with the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper and self-adhesive die cuts AND the Ice Cream Parlor ribbon and buttons. The colors make me think of spring and summer. When I looked at the sketch, I thought the rectangle in the upper left corner was going to be pretty big, but the dimensions of it on my card are 3-7/8" X 2-3/4", but I think it looks OK. I stamped a sentiment from the Curly Cute set, Thinking of You, on the rectangle in Early Espresso ink, but my pad must be going dry, because it doesn't show up very much. Oh well--we do our best!
To see more samples: click HERE for Melinda's blog or HERE for the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. Why not join us! Upload your creation to our blog