Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Paper Storage

Last week when I was cleaning up my craft area, Laurie asked what I did with my paper scraps. I thought that I'd just show how I store my paper, my paper "scraps" and my little cardstock color sampler I take when I go shopping. The pictures are pretty self-explanatory, but I like to explain things, so here I go. I love the desk I have for stamping / scrapbooking. It can fit hanging file folders in it and that is definitely one of my favorite functions. Also, it has one of those bars ( I have no idea what it's called) you can put in the drawer, so my folders are technically in there sideways. So that view is what I get when I'm setting in my chair. I like the paper turned sideways so that I can see all of the colors at once. And it's much easier for me to get paper out this way. I have a funny thing about alphabetizing, so that is how I ordered my paper, rather than by color families or some other method. And in the front of each file folder, is the sheet protector with any 8 1/2 x 11 sheet that has been cut into. So rather than grab a full paper, each time I grab the sheet protector to see what is in there first. Lastly, is my cardstock color sampler. I cut a 2 inch square piece of every color cardstock that I have, punched a hole in it, and added some twine to tie them all together. When I first started I added an eyelet, but this made the sampler too thick. This color sampler stays in my wallet so anytime I am shopping I can slip it out and find patterned papers, brads, etc. to match my cardstock collection. This way I don't get home with accessories that end up not matching anything I have. And, no, I didn't alphabetize the color sampler. I did want it grouped by colors so that it's easier to compare to any accessory I might be looking at.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

I found a great blog listed at the Daily Dare called the Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog. A sketch is given and you are supposed to use some of your latest stash on the card. Well, I got this ribbon that I absolutely love the other day. The Joann's closest to us is not really a stamping friendly store. It has tons and tons of material. I don't sew, so that is of no use to me. They have no stamps, and a limited supply of paper. But they do have a decent ribbon section. So I got this ribbon there that I think looks great with PTI's Spring Moss.
Our school is having their teacher appreciation week next week. I decided to get started early on my son's teacher's card. That gives me time to decide if it's teacher-worthy or not. I really wanted to get PTI's Teacher's Apple set, but I am not allowing myself to order anything else from them until their next release. So I will probably get that for her end of the year card. My son has had the best teacher again this year. He wants to make his own card for his teacher that is from him, so this one will just be from me.
Speaking of my son, he wanted me to post a picture he drew for a friend's birthday the other day. He was looking at a card on my blog the other day, and he said, "Mom, those cards look cool when they're on the screen like that. Will you please put my picture on there?" So here is Luke's creation, too. He absolutely loves Star Wars and clone troopers, and all that goes with it.
Stamps: Rubber Stampede Cherry Blossom, SU Small Script
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics: E43, R35, Y11, YG67
Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, ColorMates Deep Graceful Geranium
DP: Scrapworks
Accessories: Offray Ribbon

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Never-Ending Card

Here is my never-ending card. I had a color scheme and a sketch I was going to be following. Dawn McVey has started issuing color challenges and so I got my color scheme from her blog posting here. I knew this would be a challenging color combo for me so I thought that I should have a sketch to follow. The Viva La Verve Sketch for this week seemed conducive to meshing all these colors and using one of my fun sentiment stamps. So with this plan in place, the card should go together quickly, right!?!? Well, everything that could possibly go wrong did. My almost brand new circle punch won't punch. It's like the part that should punch it out has shifted about 2 hairs to the side, and hits on the edge of the punch, and won't finish punching through the paper. No problem, I can draw around the bottom of a nail polish bottle, and cut out the circle perfectly (ha)! Okay, I jumped that hurdle. I went to add the stamped flowers. I usually stamp on a piece of scratch paper first, but for whatever reason I didn't, and my stamp hadn't been cleaned so instead of being green, it was a weird reddish green color. ugh. So I got a new piece of paper, cleaned the stamp properly, and got stamping. Finally finished it and I was pretty happy with it. I really like how this flower from Big Pieces looks with this patterned paper. Then I remembered that the twist with the Verve Sketch this week was to only use a sentiment stamp. No other stamps. So, now it works for the color combo but not the sketch challenge. Oh, well! And that is my never-ending card story.

Stamps: Heidi Grace Quotes, SU Big Pieces
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Spring Moss, SU Taken With Teal
Accessories: American Crafts Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Day To Remember

I used last Saturday's "Sketch For You To Try" as the layout for this card. If you look at the original sketch, you'll see I left off an additional embellishment. I tried and tried to get something to work there, but it just wasn't happening. But I'm happy with the overall look of the card anyway, so I'm just going to keep it like it is. I love having sketches to work with for inspiration. It really helps to get me going.

Stamps: I Brake For Stamps, Cloud 9 Design
Ink: Colorbox Chestnut, Colorbox Cocoa, Colorbox Royal Blue, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Copics
Cardstock: PTI Hibiscus Burst, SU Old Olive
DP: Debbie Mumm
Accessories: PTI Hibiscus Burst Buttons, embroidery thread

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Resistant to Change

Well, I have to make a post during the "middle of the night" while hopefully no one is looking at my blog. Let me start by saying: I am always resistant to change. I don't really like change. Ever. So after a lot of hesitation and over-analyzing, I decided to change the format of my blog. I wanted to try 3 columns. I might have done this before now but my blog background didn't come in a 3-column format. And I really liked my background. It was nice, but not too distracting (in my opinion, anyway). I know it's just a blog, but I do want it to be my style, and I want those of you who actually check my blog out, to not leave because the format is too busy or distracting. So, please, I'd love to hear any feedback you might have. Especially what you think of 2 columns on the side. I felt like some days I was scrolling down forever to see what I wanted to, as far as links to other blogs. So I thought that I'd see if I liked this approach better or not. That's all for now!

Using life again

I had a friend request that I make a card for her. She needs a "thinking of you" type card. I do have two thinking of you stamps, but neither style was what I wanted to use on this card. So I switched the sentiment to "just because." Kind of the same thing, right?! I used my new Life set again. (Here's where my post might start getting wordy, so skip over anything that you want) When I saw this set being previewed by all of the wonderful Papertrey Ink crew, I knew I wanted it. They were making some stunning projects using this. For example, check out the blog here if you want (scroll down some to see her Life projects). Granted, that's the designer who made the stamp set, but still, her projects are phenomenal! Or look at this post, or this one. It's such a lovely stamp set. But this morning I tried 7 times to get what I wanted, and 7 times I really messed it all up. It just was not working the way I wanted. And I started feeling really overwhelmed. I'm sure part of it is that I signed up for a PTI swap on Split Coast Stampers, and this is the stamp set I'm planning on using. And when I'm in a swap, I just want everything to turn out exactly how I want. So this morning I was just wishing that the creative fairy would fly over me and make it all better. While it took me a few tries, I will admit on try 8, when it worked out, I was once again glad I have this stamp set. And it's fantastic that there are some amazing projects out there to look at, to keep me motivated to use this gorgeous set.
And the layout I got from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog again. You can look at the card that inspired me here.

Stamps: PTI Life, TAC Just Because
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Sweet Blush
DP: Debbie Mumm
Accessories: Offray Ribbon

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pink Comparisons

When PTI comes out with new colors each month, a lot of people like to know how they compare to Stampin' Up colors. Well, I don't have a lot of Stampin' Up colors, but I have Rose Red and Regal Rose. Now, I also have PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst. I like all 4 a lot. Pink is my favorite color by far, though, so I'm sure I will keep a stash of all these colors. I just thought I'd put a color comparison up here in case anyone is interested.

Clean and Simple with Papertrey Ink

When I first saw this new set being released by Papertrey Ink, I knew I wanted it. I just love the overall style of it. Since my new goodies arrived yesterday afternoon, this morning I wanted to make a card with it. I looked at the sketch challenge on Split Coast Stampers and decided I'd probably spend all day trying to make it. Susan has posted some cards that she made following a sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog, so I thought that I'd go and take a look. I found a layout from January that I really liked. So that's my layout, and this card went together quickly! I think a little paper piercing on the bottom would complete the whole layout, but I tend to squish my paper all up and not do the rows straight. So for now I'm leaving it as is.

Stamps: PTI Life
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI Lavender Moon, PTI Plum Pudding
Cardstock: PTI Lavender Moon, PTI Plum Pudding

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Time to clean up!

Well, my whole crafting arae is just a mess. I started making a card this morning, stuff is everywhere, and it's really driving me crazy. So I'm taking some time to clean it up this morning. Plus, my new PTI order should be here this afternoon, so I want things to be put away so that I can start fresh with new goodies. I might have something new by tonight, but if not I'll have something tomorrow!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mojo Monday #79

Happy Monday! This is the card I made using Julee's Mojo Monday sketch for this week. Last week we had spring-like weather, finally, and I was so excited. Then last night it started to rain, and this morning it was snowing. So I decided to use one of my favorite all-time stamps and use some cheerful colors to make me forget about this never-ending winter!

Stamps: SU Artfully Asian
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado, Copics: R20, RV13, YG95
Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, PTI Sweet Blush, SU Rose Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder, Offray Ribbon, Martha Stewart Doily Lacy Punch

Sunday, March 22, 2009

CPS Sketch 108

Are you sick of baby cards yet? Well, I've got to keep making them, so I will just keep sharing them. When I saw the Card Positioning Systems Sketch last night, I just kept thinking there was something familiar about the sponsor's name. Then it hit me (I was up way too late, so my brain wasn't working at full capacity)! When The Angel Company had a huge sale in January, I wanted to order some stamps from them. So I found a demo on Split Coast and got in touch with her. She was so easy to work with! That is who the sponsor is this week. Small world, sometimes!
So I decided to use some of my stamps from TAC. I love this little stamp. I like how just by changing the color of the diaper and blanket, it can be used for little boys or girls. I distressed the edges of the main image and some of the layers, but that's not showing up too well in the picture.

Stamps: TAC Hello Baby
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics: B21, E43, Y11, YG67
Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain
DP: Cutie-pie Flip Flop Papers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Just My Type Embossing Borders

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Another Verve Sketch

I finished the Verve sketch challenges for this month! I love that there is a sketch provided, and you are given an additional twist to fulfill as a requirement. If you're looking for a fun sketch challenge, come check it out here. I got a few Verve sets back before the holidays. Last week's challenge was the birthday twist, and I sure wished that I had their cupcake set to use. While it's not required to use Verve stamps, I've had my eye on that cupcake set for a while, and just knew it would have been fun to use on the birthday twist sketch. Anyway, the twist this week was to only use one kind of embellishment; not ribbons and brads and flowers, like sometimes ends up happening. I went with these fun little brads, because I thought that the color went really well. I made my card 4 1/4" square, and really was wishing I had some circle nesties so I could have made a fun mat for my circle paper. See, the wish list again!!! Have a great Saturday, we are off to celebrate my husband's grandmother's 95th birthday.

Stamps: Verve Petals And Stems
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Rose Red
Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Regal Rose
DP: Me & My Big Ideas
Accessories: American Crafts Taffy Mini Brads

Friday, March 20, 2009

Viva La Verve....week 3

I am having a lot of fun using the Viva La Verve sketches posted each week on Split Coast Stampers. Here is a link to this sketch (which is actually from last week, there's a new one posted today). Each week a sketch is posted, along with a twist you must include. Last week the requirement was to include a twist of birthday! So here is what I came up with. I am letting my little birthday girl release her balloon into the air. Up, up and away! And I still amaze myself how even with clear stamps, I have a tendency to get the sentiments on crooked ;)

Stamps: Cloud 9 Sentiment (I think), Paper Pretties, Quuen & Co. Balloon
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Rose Red, VersaMagic Pink Petunia, Copics (I usually keep them out so I can list the colors, but I was leaving to go to Parent Teacher Conferences, so had to put them away so my little 5-year old artist wouldn't grab them while I was gone)
Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, SU Regal Rose

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Card Sketch Gone Bad

I started yesterday making a card based on the sketch challenge at Split Coast Stampers. I decided to use the little truck and make an Easter card for my niece and nephew. Well, it's not going to them now! It's just not what I wanted it to look like. The truck looks like a military truck shoved full of Easter eggs. Which at first wasn't too bad, because my son is really into "army stuff" as he calls it. So I thought that I'd give it to him with his Easter goodies. But he really won't love the floral background. So, here is my card sketch gone bad. But I worked on it, and finished it, and glued it down, so I had to post it! And maybe give someone a chuckle in the process.

Stamps: SU Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics
Cardstock: SU Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cuttlebug Sketch Challenge

This week at the Cuttlebug Spot, the challenge is to follow their sketch. I really liked the sketch, so I thought I'd play along. I am happy with how this card turned out, but I had a totally different card envisioned when I started. So I plan to try this sketch again, and see what else I can come up with. As I've mentioned before, there are so many people around me expecting babies, so I am trying to build up a stash of baby cards to use when the time is right!

Stamp: River City Rubber Works
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Lavender Moon, PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Rose Red
DP: Kelly Panacci Stitched Floral
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Just My Type Embossing Folders

Monday, March 16, 2009

Clean and Simple Challenge

For today's Clean and Simple Challenge at Split Coast Stampers, we are supposed to find inspiration from a children's online shoe store. There are some darling shoes at this site. It's probably a good thing that my kids are a little older now, or I might have been clicking "add to cart!" Anyway, here is the inspirational pair of shoes I used. I really like the brown and blue together. And since I used a pair of the baby shoes, I went ahead and made a baby card. I cut the size down to 4" square. I thought it was a fun size to give if you were giving a little baby gift to someone. There is an adorable pair of girl shoes that got my head spinning, too, so I'm going to try to come back later this week and make a card based on them.

Stamps: Lucy & Company Teddy Bear, Fiskars The Stork Has Arrived sentiment
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics: B21, E39, E43
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Spring Rain
DP: Peachy Keen Snappy Squares
Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Corner Rounder

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate

After what has felt like a very long winter, yesterday was sunny and even spring-like here. And suddenly I felt like doing a little mini-Spring Cleaning. My husband did, too, and since he was home and cleaning with me, I decided stamping could wait until today.
My mom always made each of the holidays really fun for me and my brothers, and St. Patrick's Day was one of my favorites because she'd make green food! Here are some little treat bags I made for St. Patrick's Day. I had read that Avery mailing labels would wrap perfectly around Hershey's Nugget candies, but this was my first time to try it. It worked like a charm! It was such an easy way to add a little fun to the chocolate.

Stamps: Studio G
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado
Accesories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities

Friday, March 13, 2009

Limited Supplies

The Friday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers is a Limited Supplies Challenge. Today's restrictions were to not use patterned paper on your card, and no more than 4 layers were allowed. In addition, you were supposed to include a bug. Well, I am counting a butterfly as a bug and here's what I came up with. Have a great Friday!

Stamps: River City Rubber Works Sentiment, SU Pretty Petals
Ink: SU Rose Red
Cardstock: SU Rose Red
Accessories: Glitter Glue, Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch, Offray Ribbon, Offray My Moments Petite Gems

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Summer by the Sea...again

I had to do it! I used the same stamp for two posts in a row. At the Daily Dare, they list challenges for every day of the week from different blogs. I tend to lean towards participating in sketch challenges, and when I saw this challenge, I wanted to play along, and decided to use Summer by the Sea again.
Now, for my little copics story. One reason I liked stamping so much when I first started, was that it helped me feel creative and even a little artistic. I am not a person who can draw pictures, and that's always how I guess I've defined an artist: someone who can draw. Well, from stamping I feel like I get the same end result: a picture that I like to look at. I resisted buying copics because they are pretty pricey. But I needed a good skin color for some of my stamps. I still hadn't found a watercolor that worked for me. So I bought a few copics, including a skin color. I really like using them. I know a lot of people can get the same results, as far as blending and shading, from watercolors, gamsol techniques, etc. I just like the way that these feel on paper. They glide easily and with just one color you can keep layering and layering and get a darker color.
So the bottom line, I like the copics, and I'm glad I decided to try them!

Stamps: SU Summer By The Sea
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado, Copics: E43, G84, G99, YG67, YG95, R35, R37, RV13
Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Regal Rose
DP: Basic Grey
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Offray Ribbon

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Is it really just Tuesday?

It's just been one of those weeks, and it's only Tuesday! Yesterday I helped with a funeral dinner at church, and came home and studied for another Algebra test. Today I have to go take my test and I feel like my brain is going to explode with all the information it's trying to hold on to. So I finally took a little break to stamp something. I started using the sketch from Saturday's Sketches For You To Try. I deviated from the sketch a little to get my sentiment on the way that I wanted it. I know I've said this before, but I just love the image of the little girl in this stamp set. I have fun making projects with her. I made this card for my friend who watched my little girl while I was helping with the dinner. She's such a sweetheart, and I wanted to give her a cheery card and let her know how much I appreciate her!

Stamps: SU Summer By The Sea, Imaginisce Thank You
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics: E00, E43, E47, R20, R22, Rv29, YG67
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Sweet Blush, SU Close to Cocoa, SU Old Olive
DP: Basic Grey
Accessories: Dimensionals

And if you are still reading, Susan noticed me using more copics than the 5 I started out with. I'll get around to my copic story later this week!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Verve Release Sketch Challenge

All of the new Verve stamps will be released tonight. To celebrate, there is a special challenge sketch posted on the Verve blog, with a chance to win free stamps! Hurry on over if you are interested, because your card must be posted by 6pm Eastern time tonight.
So I spent most of the day yesterday stamping images for my kids to color in, in between trying to study for a test. It was so fun to watch them coloring and playing. My daughter loves to make cards for her grandmas, her cousins that don't live by us, and her friends that have moved away. So when I remembered this little frog stamp I'd bought, I got it out to use for this fun sketch. I was going to add a sentiment on the front, but it was way too big. So I stamped it on the inside....sending sunshine and flowers! I thought it went perfectly with the card.
After looking at lots of cards posted from the challenge, it just hit me! As soon as I decided to use the "sunshine" in the corner, I could have switched my card base to blue, like the sky. Oh, well, I doubt the recipient will be analyzing this too much, but I had to add that I thought of that, in hindsight!

Stamps: Imaginisce, SU Big Pieces
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copic: YG95
Cardstock: PTI Lavender Moon, PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Sweet Blush
DP: Kelly Panacci Stitched Floral
Accessories: EK Success Flower Punch, Glitter Glue, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Music Expressions

This is the card I made for the second Viva La Verve challenge in March. A sketch is provided, along with a twist you must follow. The twist this week was to include shades of pink, red and green. Well, the only red that I keep stocked is Stampin' Up's Rose Red. It is my absolute favorite color and I love the way that it looks with green. When I saw this sketch I immediately knew that I wanted to use my Music Expressions set. The main image is fairly large, though, so I had to make my card 5x7 to fit all of the elements on.

Stamps: SU Music Expressions
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Rose Red, Copics: E43, E47, R22, RV13, RV29, YG95, yellow chalk
Cardstock: Bazzill White, PTI Ripe Avocado, SU Rose Red
Accessories: American Crafts Taffy Mini Brads, Offray Ribbon

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sketches! {by tamara} times 2

I really like the card sketch from Sketches! {by tamara} this week. I thought it was a cute sketch, and her design team had some really fun examples. So I sat down to make a Mother's Day card. I got finished and started to put my things away. Then I decided that I should just make a quick baby card while I had my stuff out. Well, I like the Mother's Day card a lot better. I can't totally put my finger on it, but something on the baby card isn't quite right. Maybe the light pink footprints are too light and blend into the background too much. I'm not totally sure. Oh, well, it was a 2-card Friday, so that's okay. Have a great Friday everyone!

Mother's Day Card
Stamps: SU Blooming With Love
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Ripe Avocado, Copics: E43, RV13, YG95
Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, SU Regal Rose
DP: Basic Grey

Baby Card
Stamp: Baby Feet from ebay (no info on stamp block)
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Rose Red, VersaMagic Pink Petunia
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Rose Red, random pink from stash
DP: Peachy Keen Dazzling Dish

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sketch 218

I needed a birthday card to get ready today, and after looking at the Sketch Challenge on Split Coast Stampers, I decided it would be perfect to use. I did have to flip the sketch on its side, because I was planning to use my little truck. It always comes in handy when I need a male birthday card! I like this patterned paper a lot, and then after getting all of the layers on, I realized that you can hardly see it. But at least I know what's under there!

Stamps: SU Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics, Watercolor Pencils
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Close to Cocoa
DP: Peachy Keen Snappy Squares
Accessories: American Crafts Brads

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kindred Spirits

This is the card I made using the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I bought this stamp on Ebay months ago and have only made one card with it. I think these little girls are adorable, and decided it was time to use the stamp again. Last week, after playing with my 5 copics for just one day, I decided I should get a few more because they are really fun markers. I checked my delivery email early this morning and knew that the new markers should be here this afternoon. So this morning I got the rest of the card basically all laid out, and was waiting for the mailman to deliver my package this afternoon so that I could use my new markers to color in the sweet little girls.
And if you haven't played along with the Mojo Monday sketches, this would be a great week to start. In addition to completing a super fun sketch, just by entering you have the chance to win great Verve Stamps. A prize definitely worth playing for!

Stamps: SU Friendships Grow, SU Pretty Petals, Cloud 9 Design
Ink: Copics, PTI Dark Chocolate, SU Rose Red
Cardstock: SU Rose Red
DP: SU Patterns Designer Series Paper Rose Red
Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Watercolor pencils in blue and brown

Monday, March 2, 2009

Rainy Day Friend

I used the sketch from Saturday's Sketches For You To Try. I loved the layout a lot, and thought it would be really fun to use my little girl from Paper Pretties. I think she is such a doll! I used all 5 of my copic markers for this one. I am enjoying using them and figure I have a lot to learn, but I'm going to practice with them, and have fun. And I'm not going to wait until I'm an expert to share what I make with them (since that day may never come). Her umbrella isn't anything special, but I do like how her dress turned out. Using the colorless blender, I tried to pull color off of her dress to look similar to the lighter colored dots on the background paper. And I'm pretty happy with how that turned out. If you've never looked at these Saturday sketches I'd go over there this week. She's having a contest with several ways to win! Follow the link above and you can get all of the details there.

Stamps: Paper Pretties Rainy Day Friend
Ink: Colorbox Old Rose, Marvy Marker Prussian Blue, PTI Dark Chocolate
Copics: Colorless Blender, R00, R32, R35, R37
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Sweet Blush, SU Old Olive
DP: Cloud 9 Design Sparkle Razzberry Celebration
Accessories: Brown Watercolor Pencil, Glitter Glue, Offray Ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mojo Sunday

This is for the Mojo Monday sketch from this week. I know that there is technically no time limit as to when you can play along with these sketches. But I like to make a card sometime during the week that she first shows us the sketch. I really struggled with this one. I couldn't mix and match background papers, my colors weren't working, etc, etc. So I finally just eliminated one patterned paper and went with solids for my extra layers. Then I changed the stamp set I was trying to use. I am pretty happy with the results now. I do love all of these colors together. I'm not a huge lavender/green girl, but with these PTI colors, I find myself reaching for them a lot more than I ever would have thought. I just like the way they look when they are paired up. I think it's a nice combination.
Stamps: SU Nature's Secret
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Lavender Moon, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Vintage Cream
DP: Imaginisce Oopsie Daisy
Extras: American Crafts Leaf Brads, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch