Friday, January 25, 2013

Looking for Spring! Sketch Frenzy Friday 01-25-13

Hi Stampers:

Well, winter has kicked in with a vengeance in the Ohio Valley!!  Our lows the past couple of days have been in the single digits and teens, and the highs haven't made it out of the twenties!  So of course I am looking for Spring!!  If I can't have it outside, I can certainly have it with stamping!!  Our sketch this week was created by--drum roll, please--ME!  Here it is:
And since I created the sketch this week, I thought it only fair to actually stamp and create a REAL card--not an MDS card.  I LOVE making cards in MDS, especially when my life is so rushed that I don't have time to stamp!!  I also LOVE stamping!!  And here is my creation/interpretation of my own sketch:
Here's what I used:
  • So Saffron (#126957) and Very Vanilla (#101650) cardstocks
  • Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (#129311 in the Spring catalog)
  • Secret Garden stamp set (#129141-wood #129144-Clear) and matching framelits (#129372)--both in the Spring catalog
  • Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (#129287 in the Spring catalog)
  • Decorative label punch (#120907) and 3/4" circle punch (#119873)
  • Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set (#129651-wood #129654-clear)--available FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase!
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)
  • Tangerine Tango (#126946) and Early Espresso (#126974) ink pads (did I ever tell you that Early Espresso has become my go-to color for stamping sentiments?)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the flower and the label with the greeting (#104430)
  • Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#127023) 
And that's my card!  I am now linking you to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG  where you can check out what the other designers have done with this sketch.  Why not join us?  There are instructions on the blog detailing how to link your creation to the blog.  We'd LOVE to see what you create!!



Friday, January 11, 2013

A Bit of Spring--Sketch Frenzy Friday 1-11-13

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and time for another awesome sketch and project to show you.  It was Deb's turn to give us a sketch.  Here's her sketch:

I love her sketch!  As I've done a lot lately, I created a card in MDS following her sketch:

The colors I used are Daffodil Deight, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Early Espresso.  The banner strip under the flower is Tea Time II, pattern 2.  The flower is from the Bright Blooms embellishments and the stamp brush is from the 2013 Month by Month Calendar download.

As you know, I am linking you to our main blog, SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY, where you can see all of the designers' creations.  Check them out--they are AWESOME!