Friday, December 28, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 122812

Hi Stampers!

Boy, have I been AWOL!!!  My last post was Nov 12!!!  I think Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the several craft and vendor shows in which I participated sapped my strength.  But I'm back now and plan to post regularly!

Of course it's time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday creation.  Here is the sketch, created by Sharon Wheet:
This is such a cute sketch!  As you know, a sketch can be interpretated strictly or used as a starting point.  So my creation in My Digital Studio this week is definitely a loose interpretation of the sketch.  Take a look:
So where did I get the idea????  Why from My Digital Studio itself!!!  There is a designer card that looks very similar to this, and it even has the same greeting.  I changed the background paper, the snowflake, the strip of DSP and added the ribbon.  The colors are Baja Breeze, Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White.  For the background snowflakes, I changed the opacity to 50%, so that they would be less prominent than the heart, mittens, and ribbon.  I would love to know what you think of my little project, so feel free to leave a comment if you like!

As you know, I am linking you back to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG, where you can see what the other designers have created.  I have already looked at them, and they are wonderful!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 11-16-12

Hi Stampers:

Time for another awesome Sketch Frenzy Friday!!!
I don't know about you, but this week has been totally CRAZY for me.  Two craft shows coming up this weekend AND getting my house in shape for 17 guests on Thanksgiving Day!  So without further ado, let me show you the sketch and my MDS creation for this week.  Here's the sketch by Deb Currier:

Lovely, isn't it?  And here is my creation:
I'm on a Christmas roll!
I love Christmas, and all the projects we can make for this holiday.  I used some great images from My Digital Studio--Be of Good Cheer DSP, snowflakes, and a lovely Merry Christmas stamp brush image.

To see more wonderful projects, go to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.  You'll be able to see all of the designers' projects AND you can add your own creation!!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Exciting New Product from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 102612

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday (as if you didn't know!) and it's time for Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Today is cool and rainy here in Southwest Ohio, so a good day to stay in and stamp!!!  Here's our sketch, created by the awesome Tammy Fite:

Love the banners in this sketch, but I have a lot of problems getting the tails cut correctly, especially if  I layer them on another piece of cardstock.  Here's my card for the sketch:

If you're thinking the top part of the card is lighter than the bottom, it is.  Just as I snapped the picture, the sun decided to drop into the upper window in my sun room, so I got a slightly off kilter color.
Here's what I used:
  • Joyous Celebrations stamp set:  (w)128066, (c)128069
  • Snow Festival DSP:  126908
  • Cherry Cobbler 8½"X11" cardstock:  119685
  • Whisper White 8½"X11" cardstock:  100730
  • 1¾ circle punch:  119850
  • scallop circle punch:  127811
  • Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon:  126848
  • Stampin' Dimensionals:  104430 
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels:  119246
If you need supplies to make this project, just click on my Order button on the left sidebar and you will be taken to my Stampin' Up! online store.  Or click on this link:   

Want to see other creations from this sketch?   Just hop over to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and check out the other designers' creations.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 10-19-12

Hi Stampers:

Another great day for Sketch FrenzyFriday!  Although we are supposed to get showers in my area, Fridays are always the best.  And speaking of the best--how about this sketch created by Sharon:

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

I was definitely in an autumn mood when I created this!  Colors used are Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, MORE Mustard, and Chocolate chip.  My Digital Studio has a lot of punches that in the paper and ink world are stamps. The leaf and acorn shapes are punches, but in the ink and paper version, they are stamps in the Wonderfall stamp set (w-128084, c-128087), and you can cut them out with the Autumn Accents Bigz die (127812) and your Big Shot (113439).  I love working with both ink and paper AND My Digital Studio!  If you need supplies to create this card, click on my Order button in the left sidebar. 

With our new format, you can go to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG, where you can see all the designers' creations and click on them to visit their blogs.  We love it when you visit us!!!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 100512

Hi Stampers:

Once again it's time for Sketch Frenzy Friday!  What a happy day!  Our sketches are always creatively inspiring and fun to do, and today's is no exception.  Our sketch this week was created by Patrice:
I love this sketch--so many possibilities!  Here's what I did with it:
Here's what I used for my creation:
  • Stamps:  Papillion Potpourri, wood-123757, clear-123759; Fabulous Phrases, wood-117002, clear-120501
  • Card Stock:  Very Vanilla-101650, Raspberry Ripple-126842, Chocolate Chip-102128
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple-126859
  • Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper-126917
  • Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border Punch-118402, Elegant Butterfly Punch-127526, Apothecary Accents Framelits-127003, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin Pierce Mat-126199, Paper-Piercing Tool-126189, Rhinestone Basic Jewels-119246
If you want to recreate this card, and need supplies, please click on my Order Online button on the left side bar.

Well, that's it for me.  I am linking you back to our main SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG where you can see all of the design team creations and click to visit the other design team blogs.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-More Halloween Treats

Hi Stampers:

It's that awesome day of the week again-FRIDAY!!  And time for more Sketch Frenzy Friday!  Today we have a cute sketch from Maria:
And here is my card based on Maria's great sketch:
As I was making my card, I imagined that my little witch was playing hide and seek and disappeared leaving her boots and hat behind.  I decorated her boots with a little bling-rhinestones, and she is hiding behind the Spooky greeting and her Googly eyes are bugging out trying to see what's going on.  Her little frog friend is waiting for her to reappear!

Here are the supplies I used:
  • Stamp sets:  Wicked Cool-118738-wood mount, 120600-clear mount, pg 28 2012-2013 Catalog, Toxic Treats-127898-wood mount, 127901-clear mount, pg 25 Holiday Catalog
  • Card stock:  Basic Black-121045 pg. 156 2012-2013 Catalog, Tangerine Tango-111349 pg 153 2012-2013 Catalog, Naturals White-102316, pg 160 2012-2013 Catalog
  • Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer series paper-126906, pg 24 Holiday Catalog
  • Ink:  Stazon Jet Black-101406, pg. 157 2012-2013 Catalog, Lucky Limeade-126984, pg 152 2012-2013 Catalog, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker-120970, pg 153 2012-2013 Catalog and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Marker-123002 pg. 152 2012-2013 Catalog (2011-2013 In Color Markers)
  • Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels-119246, pg 175 2012-2013 Catalog, Googlies-127539, pg 27, 2012 Holiday Catalog
We're changing up our little blog tour a bit:  I am linking you back to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.  There you will see thumbnails of the design team sketch interpretations, AND you will ber able to upload your own creations there also.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-9/21/12

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday and time once again for Sketch Frenzy Friday!  Today I am the designer and here is my sketch:
I LOVE this sketch, even if I did design it myself.  My only problem was, I couldn't translate it to paper!  So I used My Digital Studio instead.  And I am still on a Halloween kick.  So here is my creation:

I love the colors of Halloween and tried to get all my favorites into this card:  Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, and Whisper White.   I used the Monster Munchies designer template for the black with pumpkin stars and for the image of the spider cider.  The greeting is from the Spooky Things stamp brush set.  Hope you like it!!

Time to see what Maria is up to, so let's go visit her BLOGWhy not play with us this week?  Just upload to our SFF BLOG.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday--A Spooky Treat

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday!!  Everybody's favorite day of the week!  And we have a great sketch for you from Jennifer:

Great basic square and rectangle shapes!  And here's what I did with them:

I used MDS to make the card.  I used the Spooky Treats Designer Series Paper, and Spooky Things Stamp Brush Set.

I wonder what Maria has created for us?  Let's go to her BLOG to see what she's done.  Why not play along with us?  You can get all the details at the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-Something Different

Hi Stampers:

Today is officially Sketch Frenzy Friday! LOL!  As if you didn't know that!  Here is our sketch, created by Deb Currier:

And here's my creation:

When I looked at the sketch, I thought about using Thoughts and Prayers, because of the tree.  Then I was looking through all the stuff wonderful items I ordered from the Holiday Catalog, and realized I hadn't used ANY of the Halloween items.  So I thought about the Ghoulish  Googlies Designer Kit--Googly Ghouls stamp set, 20 printed tags, 10 glassine bags, 50 self-adhesive backed googly eyes and 10 pieces of Pumpkin Pie/Whisper White Baker's Twine.  Add some Howlstooth and Scaringbone (don't you just love the play on words "houndstooth and herringbone"?) Designer Series Paper, some Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, and Gumball Green card stock, and we have a winner!!!  The coordinating green is supposed to be Lucky Limeade, but Gumball Green came to hand first, so I used it instead.  Somehow, when I was planning the card, I didn't remember that the scallops went across under the image.  I cut the strip of scallops with the Tasteful Trim die and the Big Shot.

That's it for me.  Now go see what MARIA has created.  And please join us and upload your interpretation of the sketch to our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's Back to Spool Time with Stampin' Up!

Stampin Up! September Special: FREE Ribbon!

If you're anything like me and you love ribbon...then you'll love this month's Stampin' Up! special...FREE Ribbon!!
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday: Another MDS Creation

Hi Stampers:

Another busy week!!  What would I do without My Digital Studio?  It is so easy to use and such fun!  And did you know you can get a free 30 day trial?  You can!  Click on my Order Online button on the left side to order.

To whet your appetite for MDS, take a look at this sketch created by Tammy Fite:

Cute and easy!!

Now here is my MDS creation:

The colors I chose are from the palette for Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper--available in the Holiday Catalog, pg. 28:
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • More Mustard
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Early Espresso
And, I threw in some Very Vanilla for the sentiment label.  The flower is from the Everything Eleanor digital stamp brush set--love it!!

What do you think Maria has for us?  Well, let's check out HER BLOG.  Why not play along with us??  We'd love to see what you create!  Upload your creation at our SFF BLOG.


Friday, August 24, 2012

SFF 8-24-12 Texture and MDS

Hi Stampers:

Each week when I look at the sketch for Sketch Frenzy Friday, I try to decide if I have time to create a traditional card, or if I want to create one in MDS.  Every sketch is a new challenge for me.  Sometimes my mojo doesn't want to work and my creativity is down the drain.  Sometimes, I immediately know what I want to do.  When I saw the sketch this week, I swung back and forth between creating a traditional card and creating an MDS project, but finally decided to use MDS, because texture in MDS is something I had been wanting to try.  Here is the sketch for this week:
The sketch was created by Tina Munzke, and as you can see, she instructed us to use "some kind of texture."  So here's what I created in MDS:

For the texture at the top, I used the Vintage Overlays, which are digital textures.  I used the square punch to create the shape, and then filled it with the texture.  I double clicked on the punch, then moved the paper around in the punch until I had the texture I wanted.  The leaves are from the French Foliage stamp brush set and I used the following colors for them--Summer Starfruit, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede.  They are "mounted on a strip of Very Vanilla.  The sentiment is from the All Holidays stamp brush set.  The base of the card is Cajun Craze, a color I don't use much, except for autumn cards.

Enough from me.  Let's go see what MARIA is up to this week.  You can play along with us too.  Upload your creation at our SFF BLOG.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-I CAN create without MDS!!!

Hi Stampers:
One of my friends, after looking at my blog, asked me if I could only be creative in MDS?  After I got over my shock, I thought about it and realized I had been creating a lot in MDS, but not so much with paper, stamps and ink.  So for my SFF sample today, I created a traditional card with paper,ink and stamps!

Here's our sketch, created by Tammy Fite:

And here's my sample:

My picture is a little blurry, and I must apologize for it.  I have misplaced my camera, so I took this picture with my BlackBerry, so it's not as sharp as I would like.  Here's what I used for the card:

  • Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' Kit--item number 126930 pg. 168 
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set--item number 126255 (clear), 126257 (wood) pg. 134 
  • Bitty Banners Framelits--item number 129267, pg, 191
  • 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Rich Razzleberry--item number 126876, pg. 173
Now it's time to check out what MARIA has created.  And don't forget--you can join us.  Just upload your creation on our  SFF BLOG.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 8-10-12

Hello Fellow Stampers:

Time and busyness got the best of me this week, so I have no post for you.  But I want you to see the gorgeous sketch created by Sharon Wheet:

Check out what MARIA has done HERE.  And, please join us.  You can upload YOUR creation HERE!!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-More MDS

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch challenge.  Here's our sketch this week, created by Robbie Rubala:
And here is my MDS creation:

I don't know why I like doing these challenges in MDS.  Maybe it's because MDS is FUN!!!  And it has such a wide variety of images to use.  Plus, retired items are always current in MDS. Here's what I used:
  • Cameo Coral base
  • Wonderful Whimsies DSP
  • Hello Friend stamp brush
  • Poppy Parade grosgrain ribbon with lightened opacity to get close to the Cameo Coral color
  • A flower brad
  • A colored rhinestone
It's time to travel on to MARIA'S BLOG and see what she's created.  Why not make your own project and upload it on our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.  We'd love to have you play with us.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-Summer Smooches

Hi Stampers:

It's time once again for Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Today is special in the Stampin' Up! world because we are right in the middle of our annual demonstrators' convention.  Unfortunately, I am not there (sigh, boo hoo).  However, in the effervescent spirit of Convention, I chose to make a card using the Bright Blossoms stamp set, and Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, and the new Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon.  But first, here is our sketch this week, created by Maria:
GREAT sketch, Maria!!!!

And now, here is my creation:

I have to apologize for the picture--I am still trying to learn this new laptop, and I haven't quite gotten the photo program under control.  You'll notice that I altered the sketch a little--not quite as many colors of DSP, and I left off the circle at the bottom of the scallop circle element, changed the shape of THAT element, and left off the brads.  I thought brads or buttons micht have been too busy with the circles on the DSP!

Time to jump over to MARIA'S BLOG to see what she has created.  And remember--you can play along with us and upload your creation to our SFF BLOG.


Friday, July 13, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-No Bad Luck Today!!

Hi Stampers!!

It's Friday the 13th, but SFF will not bring you bad luck today.  We have an awesome sketch--if I do say so myself, since I created it.  Here it is:

Looks a little complicated, but believe me it is easy!  A little cutting, a little layering, a little ribbon and you're done.  In the case of my sample (below), I used My Digital Studio to do the cutting, layering, ribbon, etc.  Here is my creation:

This is what I used:
  • Everything Eleanor Digital download
  • Calyso Coral
  • Soft Suede
  • Soft Suede Digital Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Fabulous Phrases Digital download
That's it for me.  Hop over to MARIA'S BLOG to see what she has created for us.  And please visit our MAIN BLOG and join us by uploading your creation!