Friday, February 15, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday-A Sympathy Card

Hi Stampers!

Where has this last week gone?  It's Friday again, and I feel like time is flying too fast!!  It's also time for a new sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday.  This week our sketch was created by Robbie:
 As usual, Robbie has done an awesome job and created a great sketch for us.  Here is my card:
My dear friend Mary lost her oldest brother last week, so I decided to make her a sympathy card.  I used some colors that I hadn't used in a LONG time--Perfect Plum and Old Olive.  With all the In Colors and other colors that I like to use, I sometimes neglect others including my favorites.  I am a lover of all things purple, so I decided to use a purple color for my card. 
  • Colors:  Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit
  • Stamps:  Bloomin' Marvelous (FREE during SAB with a $50 purchase), Loving Thoughts, Blessings from Heaven
  • Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, 1-1/4" square punch, Old Olive 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon, Owl Builder Punch, 5/8" Flower Trim
So, you're asking, "What did she use the two punches for?"  I used the square punch for the flagged ends of the sentiment banner, and the smallest circle on the Owl Builder punch for the ticket punch corners on the Very Vanilla layer.  Here's what I did on the inside of the card:
I left some space so that I can add a personal note to Mary.

Now on to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG where you can find links to all the designers' cards AND where you can upload your own creation.  Why not join us!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Sketch Frenzy Friday 02/08/2013

Hi Stampers!

It's Friday again, and you know what that means!!  Sketch Frenzy Friday time!!!   Yay!! We have a great sketch this week from Patrice:
And here is my card based on her sketch:
You'll notice that my card is NOT exactly like the sketch.  Honestly, I don't know what I was thinking when I looked at the sketch, except I wanted to make a Valentine card.  I knew I wanted to use the new doilies from the Spring Catalog, the Hearts a Flutter Framelits and the Honeycomb TIEF. By the time I folded, sponged, and placed the doilies, it wouldn't fit on a regular 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" card, so I decided to use a square card.  Here's what I did:
  • Cut Primrose Petals cardstock to 5-1/2" X 11"
  • Embossed the front of the card with the Honeycomb TIEF
  • Sponged 4 doilies with Soft Suede ink, folded each in fourths, and adhered to the card front with Mini Glue Dots
  • Cut 4 small hearts from the Print Poetry Paper Stack with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits, sponged each with Soft Suede, popped up one on each quarter circle with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered a large pearl(largest of the ones that come in the multi size package of pearls) to each heart.
  • Stamped " Love You" from the Seasonal Sayings set--carried over from the Holiday Catalog--in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla card stock and Colored the heart in the middle with the Raspberry Ripple marker, cut it out with the banner framelit from the Hearts a Flutter framelits set, sponged the edges with Soft Suede, and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Added a ribbon and bow made with the Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon
Here's a close up view of the heart and sentiment section:
That's all from me today.  I am linking you to our main SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY blog, where you can look at all the other designers' cards based on this sketch.  Why not join us?  You'll find the Linky tool on our main blog also.


Just for You Blue Heart

Hi Stampers!

Just a quick post to show off the card I created for the Create With Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week.  This is the CCMC-002 Week 2 Sketch Challenge.  Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
I used:
  • Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla card stock
  • Print Poetry Paper Stack
  • Just for you stamp
  • Large doilies sizzlit
  • Hearts a Flutter Framelits
  • Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon
  • Large Pearls

Friday, February 1, 2013


Hi Stampers:
This is an exciting day!  It's SUDSOL BLOG TOUR DAY!!  I get to tell you about SUDSOL and show you a project that I created from instructions in the VAST SUDSOL projec files!!  SUDSOL is 15 years old and I think I have been a member for about 14 years.  SUDSOL is the 24/7 Upline for EVERY Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  If you want to try SUDSOL for 2 weeks, click on THIS LINK and you'll be taken to my referral link.
On to my project for today!!  In the SUDSOL Creative area I had been looking for an envelope style box to hold 5-1/2" X 4-1/4" cards and envelopes.  One of our creative members posted a tutorial of just such a box, so I read the tutorial, wrote down the measurements and went to work!  And here's what I created:

 This box is so easy to create with the Simply Scored tool plus the Diagonal Score Board.  The finished box is 6-1/2" wide by 5" high and is almost 1-1/2" deep.  You start with a 12 X 12 piece of cardstock or Designer Paper & cut to 11" X 11", scored, folded, adhered together and voila!--a darling card box for a gift or to keep to store cards.  It will hold at least 4 cards plus envelopes, and I actually was able to put 6 in it for a test.  To go along with the box, I created 4 matching cards:

You'll notice I used the same type of medallion on the cards as I used on the box.  The flap of the box is held closed by tucking it behind the medallion.  Here's a close-up of the medallion:

And here's a list of supplies for this project:

12 X 12 Core'Dinations card stock in Primrose Petals
81/2 X 11 Primrose Petals card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Oh, Hello stamp set (I used the clear mount)
Primrose Petals and Early Espresso Ink pads
Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade markers
Ovals Framelits
Basic Pearl jewels
Primrose Petals stitched satin ribbon
Honeycomb TEIF
Sanding system

If you'd like to see more of my work, you can click on THIS LINK to get to my SUDSOL gallery.

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