Friday, September 30, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A Simple Card

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and you know what that means--Sketch Frenzy Friday!!! Here's our sketch from the fabulous Patrice Herrera:

I loved Patrice's sketch, but of course, added my own twist to it. I started by creating my card in MDS. As you know, I do quite a few cards in MDS. Here is what I did:

  • Spook Central More Mustard with dots DSP--without rounded corners (my twist!)

  • Two tags, enlarged and turned at an angle per the sketch

  • Two strips of Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon made slightly narrower along with a smaller Chocolate Chip bow

  • Sentiment from the Fabulous Phrases stamp brush set in Chocolate Chip

  • Three Chocolate Chip brads

Really, the only change I made was not using a layer with rounded corners, otherwise, it's pretty true to the sketch!

Want to check out some more projects? Go to the next stop on the tour, MARIA's BLOG or go to our main blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday-A Sort-of Masculine Card

Hi Stampers:

Whoo Hooo! It's Friday!! And time for GREAT sketch, created by Maria:

Such a wonderful sketch! And here's my creation based on the sketch:

I had a package of Well Worn Designer Series Paper that was calling to me, so I cracked it open for this project. The card base is Soft Suede textured card stock. The DSP was cut into 2 strips-one 1"X4-1/4" and the other is 2"X4-1/4". You can't really tell it, but the Early Espresso circle underneath the white scallop circle is textured with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. The circle piece is Early Espresso, as is the Decorative Label Punch. The stamp is Young Vermillion (spelled wrong in the catalog--should be vermilion--I am anal about spelling!) from the A la Carte section of the catalog and was stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and was also stamped with Early Espresso on Whisper White. I also used a length of Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and a length of the 5/8" Victoria Crochet ribbon.

Now on to MARIA'S BLOG to see how she interpreted her own sketch! You can also go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and play along with us!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday---Do you hate spiders?

Hi Stampers:

It's that time again--Sketch Frenzy Friday is on a roll--a blog roll that is! And mine is all about spiders today!
Here's the sketch from Tammy Fite:

Cute, isn't it? And now you must answer my question: Do you hate spiders??? I'll bet you won't hate THIS spider:

He's a digitally created spider using My Digital Studio. I seem to be on a roll with Halloween cards made in MDS. The background paper in this creation is from a NEW download, Spooky Treats Designer Template and it's pattern 1 of the Designer Series Paper in this template. The spider and eeek! stamps are from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp brush set. I DO have the wood mount stamp set of the same name, but being extra busy this week, I decided to go with MDS. The colors in this card are Basic Black, Whisper White, and Lucky Limeade--love that green!

So now that you're spooked, hop on on over to MARIA'S BLOG to see her creation. And remember: you can ALWAYS go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and play along with us!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--It's My Sketch!

Hi Stampers:

Yes, it is Friday, yes it is time for Sketch Frenzy Friday, yes--it's my sketch design. I am so excited to bring you this sketch! I LOVE circles and I LOVE layering them. I also LOVE our Designer Paper--even if it is only available in My Digital Studio! So, without further ado, here is the sketch:

And here is my card--created completely in My Digital Studio:

I used a NEW download called Wicked Fun Kit, which became available on Sept. 6. I have and love the set called Wicked Cool and I still have some pieces of the Designer Paper which came out last year and is not now available to buy, but IS available now in MDS. I took elements from the Wicked Fun Kit and used them to create the card. The colors in this kit are Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and I think there is some Pumpkin Pie in it also, as shown by the label under the Spooky. And speaking of that sentiment, isn't that font cool looking? I love it! I would love to have a whole alphabet of it to play with!

Enough from me! Now it's time to go to MARIA's blog to check out what she has done. Also--you can go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY blog to upload your creation, and to start at the beginning of out mini tour.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A 10 minute Card

Hi Stampers!

Woo Hoo! It's Friday! We have another great sketch for you this week, created by the awesome Jennifer Weide:

I love this sketch! And I was able to create a card in 10 minutes--some kind of record for me! I usually agonize over what I'm going to create for this challenge, but this week it was easy peasy!
Here is my creation:

Here's what I used:

  • Card base of Early Espresso

  • Scallop circle and 3" circle and small scallop circle cut with the Big Shot from N*E*W Spice Cake Designer Series Paper--available in the N*E*W Holiday Mini. (See my side bar for more information and to order) I used the two scallop circles die and the 3" circle die (already said that didn't I!!)

  • Sentiment stamped with Early Espresso ink on So Saffron card stock and punched with the word window punch. I sponged the edges with the same ink. (Have I mentioned that I LOVE Early Espresso for stamping sentiments?)

  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon

Well, let's hop on over to PATRICE's BLOG for another take on this sketch, OR you can start at the beginning of our mini tour by clicking on the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.