Friday, April 29, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A Sneak Peek 4-29-11

Hi Stampers!

Well, today I have a VERY QUICK post for you which is a sneak peek of the Level 2 hostess set in the Summer Mini which starts on May 1. I earned this set by recruiting during Sale-a-Bration (YAY!), so I am previewing it today. The set is called Love and Care, and here is my card:

And here is the sketch by Ros Davidson that the card is based on:

Colors for my card: Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, and Whisper White.

To see more on our mini blog tour: click on MELINDA's BLOG or start at the beginning by clicking on SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY. You can add your creation on our blog!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 4-22-11 A No Stamping Card

Hi Stampers!

Well, it's Sketch Frenzy Friday again and this time I have a NO STAMPING CARD for you. It didn't start out that way, in fact I didn't even realize it had no stamping until 2 hours after I finished it and looked at it again! More details in a minute, but first the sketch:

The sketch is by Robbie Rubala--thanks for a great sketch, Robbie!

Here's my card:

I used the Springtime Vintage DSP at all my workshops in March, and I also bought SEVERAL packages of it, so I still have some. I am crossing my fingers that it carries over to the new catalog in July! The card base is Baja Breeze, then a layer of Very Vanilla popped up with dimensionals. On the VV layer, I have a piece of the Springtime Vintage DSP, a Pear Pizzazz triangle corner punched with the Pinking Hearts Border punch and a strip of Pear Pizzazz at the bottom also also punched with the Pinking Hearts border punch. I thought it needed to be jazzed up a bit, so I added the pearls in the corner of the triangle and the strip of them at the top of the Pear Pizzazz strip at the bottom. To stay with the circle element on Robbie's sketch, I cut out one of the large roses from a piece of the DSP and to make it stand out a bit, I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink, added a pearl in the middle and popped it up with dimensionals. Then I saw the Vanilla Rosettes sitting on my table and decided to add one to the bottom of the card! No sentiment, now, but I will probably use it for my 91-year old mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Here's a look at the popped up rose from the side:

For more great projects click on Melinda's blog for the next stop on the mini tour, or go to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog, where you can add your own project interpreting the sketch.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Tax Day (Almost) Sketch Frenzy Friday

Hi Stampers!

If this weren't a holiday in DC, we would all be in the middle of tax day! Instead, we're in Sketch Frenzy Friday--YAY!

Here's our sketch, courtesy of Tammy Baldwin:

And here's my take on it:

Once again I used My Digital Studio--mainly because I have been working on my taxes this week. Here's the scoop:

Colors: Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Digital Paper: Beyond the Garden
Digital Stamps: Fabulous Florets Cottage Garden
Digital Punches: 1-1/4" square, Lots of Tags, shape 1
Digital Ribbon: Old Olive satin ribbon

To see more click on: Melinda's blog--next stop on the tour OR
the main Sketch Frenzy Friday blog


Friday, April 1, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--Botanical Gazette Nature Walk

Hi Stampers: It's finally Friday! This week has seemed two weeks long instead of 1 week! The sketch for SFF this week is brought to you by ME! and here it is: You would think that since it was MY sketch that I would have had an idea of what to do with it--nope. It didn't work that way. I HAD pretty much decided that I would use the Botanical Gazette DSP and the Nature Walk stamp set, but beyond that, not an idea was forthcoming! I played around with it for OVER TWO HOURS! Finally, I came up with this:

All of my workshops in March featured the Springtime Vintage DSP (which I LOVE!) (I will share some cards I created with it later.) I was ready for a change and I have seen A LOT of beautiful samples using Botanical Gazette. As you can tell, I used 4 of the patterns: branches of berries, I think that's what they are; the reverse side of that for the scalloped edge, which is the Early Espresso on Cherry Cobbler print-punched with the Eyelet border punch--I really wanted to use the scallop punch, but it decided to hide from me; the light Marina Mist print with bird cages on it; and the Early Espresso with script print. The card base is Marina Mist. I tied a piece of Marina Mist satin ribbon around it and hung one of the Trinkets keys from a piece of linen thread. The sentiment is from Silhouette Sentiments and the no. 147 is from Nature Walk. The sentiments were stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock and the frame is one of the Four Frames stamps sneak peek. I colored the little bird with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pastel, then attached one of the small clips to the corner. I am guilty of not using accessories--I hoard them! So I made up for some of that with two on this card!

Well that's it! I hope you like it. Please join us with your creation posted to our blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY. For the next stop on our mini blog tour, click HERE for Melinda's blog.