Friday, October 2, 2015

SFF100215 - It's time to get SPOOKY!

Hello Friends!

It's time once again for Sketch Frenzy Friday and I'm getting spooky today!  Here's our sketch:
Here's my card:
I am in the mood to create Halloween cards!  I love all the Fall holidays and I love to create cards for them!  Here's what I used on this card:
  • Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, and Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Happy Haunting DSP
  • Black Glimmer Paper
  • Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo Twist, and Bermuda Bay ink pads
  • 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", and 1-3/4" circle punches
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Fast Fuse adhesive
You can check out what the other designers have created by clicking on the SFF blog link at the top of the post.


Friday, September 25, 2015

SFF092515 - A card with no stamping

Hello Friends!

It's Friday and time once again for Sketch Frenzy Friday
Have you ever made a card with absolutely no stamping on it?  Well, that's what I made today!  Here is our sketch:
And here's my card:
With all the wonderful punches, framelits, embellishments, ribbon and cord, and embossing folders from Stampin' Up! it is REALLY EASY to create a card with no stamping.  Now, maybe you would consider the sponging I did on the Whisper White oval as stamping, but other than that little bit of ink, there is no stamping on this card!
Here's what I used:
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Into the Woods DSP
  • Tip Top Taupe ink pad
  • Stampin' Sponge
  • Acorn Punch
  • Gold cord
  • Triple Banner Punch
Thanks for stopping by today!  Now use the link at the top of the post to see what the other designers have created!


Friday, September 4, 2015

SFF090415--Another MDS Creation

Hello friends!

I know, I know!  My Digital Studio is no longer a Stampin' Up! product.  However, I still have it and use it, so this week when I ran out of time to stamp a card for Sketch Frenzy Friday, I decided to use MDS to create a virtual card.
Here's the sketch by Carol Read:
Here's my creation:
Now click on over to SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY and check out what the other designers have created.  Why not join us?  You can link your creation on the blog with the InLinkz information.

Friday, August 28, 2015

SFF082815--Tip Top Taupe, Black, and White

Hello Friends!

It's Friday and time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge.  Our sketch today was created by Jennifer Kay:
This sketch could go in many different directions.  Here's what I did:
At first, I wasn't sure if I would like the new In Color, Tip Top Taupe, but I have actually used this color almost as much as I have Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  Today, I have used it with Basic Black and Whisper White.  All three of these colors are in the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.  This paper stack has some animal prints, as well as other prints.  It is DEFINITELY a great combination of neutrals!
The sentiment is from a stamp set that will be in the Holiday Catalog, which goes live on Sept.1, called Acorny Thank You.

That's it for me today.  Hop on over to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG to see what the other designers have created.  You can also show us your take on this sketch.  Just use the InLinkz tool on the blog


Friday, August 21, 2015

SFF082115-My first Halloween card of 2015

Hello friends!

Welcome to Friday and a new Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge.  This week, I am the sketch creator:
Here's what I did with my sketch:

It's my first Halloween card of 2015!  I used the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set from the new Holiday catalog.  This set is only available to demonstrators right now, but will be available to everyone on Sept. 1.
In addition to the stamp set, other new items are the washi tape and the Black Glimmer Paper.  This glimmer paper is super sparkly and I love it!  I also added some sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment, and the Trick or Treat is stamped with the NEW Archival Basic Black ink!  The doily is from the gold and silver doilies in the Annual catalog.
That's it from me today.  Hop on over to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and check out what the other designers have created.  You can also add your own creation.  Show us how you would use this template!


Friday, August 7, 2015



Time once again for Sketch Frenzy Friday!  Here's our sketch from Carol Read:
Here's my creation:
I used Pink Pirouette for the card base, a strip of English Garden DSP, silver 1/8" ribbon, silver doily from the gold and silver doilies package, a Pink Pirouette 2-1/2" circle, a 2-3/8" scallop circle punch on which I stamped Just for You from the Watercolor Words stamp set.  I also stamped the large and small flowers from the same set--the large flower as the background on the top half of the card, and the small one on Pink Pirouette and punched with the 1" circle punch.  Then I popped a pearl in the middle.

Hop over to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog to check out what the other designers have created, and add your own creation so we can see what you've done with the sketch.

Friday, July 31, 2015

SFF073115--Quick and Easy!

Hello everyone:

I am excited to be back in my stamping studio after a little hiatus, and today's SFF sketch is perfect for a little quick and easy card.  No stamping; just wonderful DSP and accessories!  So here's the sketch from Karen Gibson:
Here is my little quick and easy card:
The card base is Hello Honey, 8-1/2" X 5-1/2"
On top of that is a layer of Whisper White cut 5-1/4" X 4"
The awesome English Garden DSP is 3-3/4" X 3-3/4" for the Hello Honey flowered piece and 1" X 3-3/4" for the Mossy Meadow with white dots piece.
I scattered a few pearls on the Mossy Meadow piece and added one of the Expressions Wooden Elements for the greeting.
I hope you enjoyed my card.  Don't forget to check out what the other design team members have created on our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.

Friday, July 3, 2015

SFF070315--Happy 4th of July

Hello Stampers!

Another Friday has rolled around and it's time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch challenge.  Once again, I designed the sketch:
This is what I did with it:
I seriously love to design cards for any and every holiday, and I especially like the Fourth of July because it calls for red, white, blue, and bling!  My colors are Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Silver Glimmer.  Accessories:  Stars Framelits, Medium Star Punch, Small Star Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punches, Silver Sequin Trim, rhinestones, Silver Thread, Doilies, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Decorative Dots TIEF, Triple Banner Punch.  I also decorated the inside with some of the Silver Glimmer Paper stars.  Oh!  Forgot to tell you I made a square 5-1/4" X 5-1/4" card.

I hope you enjoyed my little creation.  Now hop on over to the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG and see what the other design team members have created.


Friday, June 26, 2015

SFF062615--New In Colors


Welcome to my blog!!  It's time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday challenge.  This week I was the sketch creator:
Here's what I did with my sketch:
I am really liking the new In Colors, and I used three of them--Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe--along with Whisper White.  The stamp set is Floral Wings, one of the new Host sets.  It is a photopolymer stamp set, which makes it very easy to line up the images when you're stamping.  I kind of went crazy with the Basic Pearls, putting one on each flower--13 total!  Here's what I did for the inside:
I stamped one flower and used the coordinating Cherry on Top Washi Tape.  It really adds a nice design on the inside.

Would you like to see what the other designers created?  Click HERE and you will be taken to our Sketch Frenzy Friday blog.


Friday, June 12, 2015

SFF061215--Cherry on Top meets Tin of Cards Stamps


It's Friday again and time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday.  Today, our sketch was created by Jennifer Kay:
Here's what I created:

I am sure you know by now that we have a new catalog and lots of new goodies to play with.  Today, I used the very sweet Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Cucumber Crush card stock, Watercolor Wonder card stock, and Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set, which goes along with the Tin of Cards card Kit.  I couldn't resist using some of the cute 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents, and the luscious Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Ribbon.  I was a little hesitant about using 3 Blossom Accents AND ribbon, but after I got the card together, I really liked it!  What do you think?  Too much?

To see what the other designers have done click on this link to our Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. While you're there, add your own creation using the sketch this week.


Friday, May 29, 2015

SFF052915--Goodbye My Digital Studio


Well, it's May 29 and MDS is going away on May 31....sigh.  So I thought I would do one last blog post with MDS.  I will continue to use it for personal stuff and sketches for Sketch Frenzy Friday, but I won't be posting any more MDS creations.

Our sketch this week was created by Terri Tank:

And here is my MDS card following the sketch:

So enjoy this last look at MDS, and then go to the SFF Blog and check out what the other designers have done.  And PLEASE join us.  We love to see your creations!


Friday, May 22, 2015

SFF052215 - One of My Favorite Colors

Hello, Hello, Hello!!
I have been MIA for a while due to other obligations, but I am BACK!  And we have a great sketch for you, created by Diana Eichfeld:
I love this sketch!  Diana did a great job designing this.  Here is my interpretation of her wonderful sketch:
The flower is from Crazy About You and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched out with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch.  I love, love, love this color and will miss it so much when it goes away next June.  My color choices were inspired by the brand new (available on June 2) Bohemian Designer Series Paper.  The colors are very rich and intense and include Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleerry, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon (a new In Color also debuting on June 2), Island Indigo, and Very Vanilla.  I chose to use both sides of one of the sheets.  One side has the chevron stripes, and the other side is the Island Indigo with little dots of the lighter colors.  I also used a the Pretty Petals TIEF, which, sadly, is going away on June 2.  I bought it and think I used it only twice, sigh... The sentiment is also from Crazy About You, and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and Island Indigo.  All of this was mounted on a base of Blackberry Bliss, which you can hardly see in this picture, since I put the card up against a dark background.  As I am looking at the picture, I am thinking I should have added a pearl to the flower center,  Maybe I'll do that before I send it off.

Now that I have finished rambling, click on over the the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog and check out what the other designers have done with the sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, April 17, 2015


Hello Stamping Friends:

Another Friday, another Sketch Frenzy Friday.  How has your week been?  Mine has been busy.  I am singing in a concert today and tomorrow that is being done by my church choir combined with another church choir.  We are performing Requiem in D Minor by Gabriel Faure and a selection of favorite church anthems.  Needless to say, we have been rehearsing long and hard!  I am so glad our sketch this week was simpler than last week's!!  And here is the sketch Patrice Herrera provided for us:
Here is my card:
Although I like the card overall, I am not sure about the Bermuda Bay sequins in the middle.  I thought I would try to tie a bow, but that may have been a big mistake!  Anyway, here's what I used:
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Calypso Coral card stock
  • Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper
  • Lovely Lace TIEF
  • Bermuda Bay sequins
I did not stamp a sentiment because I haven't decided which one to use!

Our blog, Sketch Frenzy Friday, has more samples from our designers, so go check it out!