Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Good Thursday morning everyone and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Even though it is Thanksgiving, the Create with Connie and Mary challenge continues! This week's challenge is to make a small Thanksgiving favor. Hmmm... This one was a little tough for me. We don't usually do Thanksgiving favors so I had to think about this.
I pulled out my Candy Wrapper die and made this cute little favor box up! Instead of making the ends into the candy wrapper I glued down one end of it into a box (I think I had to make some cuts to make this work), then pinched the top together to make a sort of milk carton. Cute! Lots of fun things can fit in here. I used a piece of Crumb cake cardstock and die cut the Little Leaves sizzlet. But I used the negative part of it (the part that you would normally throw away) as a stencil. I used More Mustard, Old Olive, and Cajun Craze and sponged the color onto the Crumb Cake piece using my stencil. Note: I did the sponging before I ran it through the Big Shot. Then I just embellished it a little and there you have it!
So eat your big turkey dinners and enjoy your family time (I know I am) and then when you are ready, check out the other designers' ideas for more inspiration. Then create your own (or maybe you already have) and post it to the Create with Connie and Mary website! I would love to see what you all come up with!
Recipe: Stamps- Grateful Greetings; Paper- More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso; Ink- Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive; Accessories- Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Candy Wrapper die, Little Leaves sizzlet, 1 3/4 x 7/8" oval punch, scallop oval punch, itty bitty punch pack, basic pearls, sponge, dimensionals
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Good morning, Friends! It's finally Friday!!! And Friday means another great sketch challenge at Sketch Frenzy Friday! This week's sketch comes from Melinda. Isn't it great! This one has so many possibilities and is just my style of clean and simple! So I kept my card just that way, too.
I started with a base of Crumb Cake. My three panels are from the beautiful designer paper called Deck the Halls. Then I just decided to keep the main focal point very simple by just stamping a greeting. The greetings from the hostess level two set in the Holiday mini catalog- Peaceful Season, are just so beautiful! They can really stand alone! And that's what I decided to do here. I layered it onto Early Espresso that is punched with the scallop trim border punch and added the ever beautiful Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon. That panel is popped up. Simple!
So now it is time for you to head on over to Jennifer's blog to see what she has designed using this sketch. I think it is so fun to see how everyone interprets the sketch. It can really help spark that creative side. Remember that the starting point of the tour is the Sketch Friday Frenzy blog and that you will be taking a tour to see each designer's project. After clicking through the tour make your project and post to the Frenzy blog so we can see it, too! Have a super day!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Peaceful Season; Paper- Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls designer paper; Ink- Early Espresso; Accessories- Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, scallop trim border punch, dimensionals
Thursday, November 18, 2010
It is time for you to get creative and see what you can do with this sketch! But don't forget to check out the rest of the design team for even more wonderful inspiration! You will find their fantastic projects at Create with Connie and Mary! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Card Recipe: Stamps- A Cute Christmas; Paper- Blushing Bride, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas designer paper; Ink- Basic Black, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze; Accessories- Real Red satin ribbon, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, Northern Frost decorative strip, basic rhinestones, dimensionals
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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As you can see from my card, I flipped the sketch. I wanted the landscape look for my card. This sketch has so many possibilities! I can just picture other ideas and will probably give them a try as well in the near future!! I had seen this idea of sponging the different colors and masking a circle and just had to give it a try myself. I think that this card would be great for any guy! And you could change the greeting for any occasion! The card is really pretty simple to put together and I like how it looks both summer like and fall like.
So now it is time to go see what Jennifer Weide has worked up for you all! Remember to make the complete tour to get inspired and then make your own creation to upload to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog! I can't wait to see what you all create! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!
Card Recipe: Stamps- Autumn Days, Sincere Salutations; Paper- More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Ink- Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso; Accessories- gold brads, sponge, dimensionals
Thursday, November 11, 2010
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A super versatile sketch! I really like the way this all came together! I used the Greeting Card Kids set. I am in love with this set when I feel like watercoloring! I used watercolor paper and embossed the image. The colors I used for this card are from the Color Coach: Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Early Espresso, and Pear Pizzazz. I also used Sahara Sand for shading, So Saffron for the star and Poppy Parade for the ornaments on the tree (which you really can't see even in real life). I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for some texture and the punched the strip with the scallop trim border punch. And three silver brads finishes it off! The only thing I couldn't get to work on this card was the greeting. So I did mine a little different. And the greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.
So there you have it! Don't miss out on this challenge! Get on over to the Create with Connie and Mary site and see what the other designers have done! Then create your own and post it to the site so I can see it, too! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!