Monday, September 17, 2012

Card Sketch of the Week - Sept 17, 2012

Not quite weekly sketch - but I'm trying :)

Here's this week's sketch


Here's a sample using Beautiful Season and Watercolor winter stamp sets.  Also used the Aqua Painter for coloring and the Color Spritzer tool to add texture to the stamped panels.

The second sample uses the Hostess Carry On stamp set, it also uses the Piercing pack along with the circle punches to add a little interest around the cupcake image.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Card Sketch of the Week - September 3rd, 2012

I've been inspired lately by the designs I've been seeing in weaving, whether it be baskets, paper weaving or ribbon weaving, I absolutely love the look.  This week's sketch challenges you to try your hand at weaving!  Remember all products used are available in my online Stampin' Up! store, feel free to contact me directly as well at

Sample 1 - From My Heart stamp set, word window punch and modern label punch.  This sample uses a triaxial weave of comfort cafe DSP, certainly celery and marina mist cardstock.

Sample 2 - While not really weaving, the Herringbone technique pulls off a very similar eye attracting pattern, this card also uses Comfort Cafe DSP, as well as the Bitty Banners framelits and the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Card Sketch of the Week - August 27, 2012

School is back in session and it's time to refresh!  Remember you can purchase all the products used in the cards below at my Stampin' Up! online store - available 24x7!

Sample 1 - By the Seashore and Loving Thoughts stamp sets
Sample 2 - Moving Forward stamp set [purchase of this set benefits the Ronald McDonald House], chevron emboss folder sponged and brayered with ink.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Card Sketch of the Week - August 13th, 2012

Blank Canvases unleash the most fulfilling creative experimentation!  This week's sketch let's you create to your heart's content!

Sample 1 is a holiday card using the new Watercolor Winter Stamp set from the Holiday mini, sentiment from the Christmas Lodge Stamp set, and adorned with the Confetti stamp set!!

Sample 2 is a tropical emboss resist - using Postage Due as the mains stamp set, netting background stamp, A fitting Occassion stamp set and the sentiment from the Ronald McDonald House stamp set Moving Forward!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Card Sketch of the Week - July 30th, 2012

Like an onion - plenty of layers this week :)

Sample 1 - Lean on Me Stamp Set colored with Watercolor pencils with Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper

Sample 2 - Fabulous Florets and Just Believe Stamp Sets, direct marker to stamp coloring, Comfort Cafe Designer series paper.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weekly Card Sketch - July 23rd 2012

This one is Tag-Tastic!


Sample 1 - Elements of Style, sponging, Netting background stamp!:


Sample 2 - Blue Ribbon Set - quick and simple!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Weekly Card Sketch - July 16 2012

A quick and easy one this week!!

See quick measurement and instructions here =>


Sample 1 - Betsy's blooms and in colors make this a very bright and cheery card!

Sample 2 - A nice effect for a sympathy card, Elements of Style in neutral River Rock and Soft Suede

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekly Card Sketch - July 9th

Enduring the heat wave this week!  It was easy to find time to do some creative stuff while hiding away in the A/C!

Sample 1 - summer smooches dsp, Just Believe and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets,  a reinker wash, and really loving the bitty banners framelits!

Sample 2 - comfort cafe dsp (my favorite in the new catalog!!), Fabulous Phrases and Elements of Style stamp sets, some punch "labelling" and crochet trim!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Weekly Card Sketch and Samples - July 2nd

So, it's been about a year since I've posted here - I'm still creating and having fun!  I also am now creating a weekly sketch (I've been doing this since February) - I thought it would be a great idea to start sharing them here!  If you use the sketch, I'd love to see what you made!  Place a comment with a link to your creation!

Week of July 1st 2012 - Sketch

Sample 1 - using the Lean on Me and Confetti stamps, the Oval Frame embossing folder and the new comfort cafe designer series paper.

Sample 2 - Using the From my Heart stamp set for the sentiment and the Reason to Smile stamp set for the flowers!.  This sample is also using the comfort cafe designer series paper.

ASK me how to get the REASON TO SMILE set for $5 in July!