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!!




Robbie said...

Love your card! It reminds us that Spring is not far away!

Deb said...

Love the soft spring-like colors of your card! So pretty! Great sketch this week, too!

Sharon said...

Kim, well bundle up if your heading out of doors. The weather sounds frightful! And I have to say, it was a lot of fun working with your sketch.
And what a beautiful card you created! I just love how you gave your card a shabby look with that fabulous new ribbon! Very pretty! And I think the embossing really pulls your work together.
Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sharon w

Patrice Herrera said...

Great sketch this week Kim, thanks for the inspiration.
Your card is great too very cheery, love the beautiful flower and the use of the embossing folder as the center strip!

Craftystamper said...

Great card and great sketch. Love the soft springlike flower and the soft colors