This is a fun set from Itty Bitty stamps. And what would I do without this birthday folder? For the strip backing the sentiment I used a piece from the scrap and stick papers. I used metallic gold to color the cake stand, and added stickles to the icing. Sketch and colors ( violet, pink, gold): http://poppysketches.blogspot.com/ Any: http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
I have a large stash of images that I have printed (digis) as well as stamped images I have colored - nice to have on hand for quick cards - however, my record keeping is not so good - as a result, I cannot identify this. I am pretty sure it is a digi, but I am not able to locate the original in my files. Can any one help? The sentiment is from the Wish RAK group at Splitcoaststampers.
Here I am again with a card that is difficult to see - tried several ways! (The black border is background only and not part of the card.) I used a wedding stamp, an embossed layer that was a gift, some shiny white on white metallic, ribbon and a stamp I have had for a LONG time. The layer under the cake is a sort of brocade white on white. White: http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ Any: http://hobbycutzchallenges.blogspot.com/:
Whew! This must be a record for posts in a day, as well as for the month. I have been making so many cards for requests - can hardly keep up! I forgot to note the name of the dp (I have to go to the club house at our RV park to use wi fi...). I am pretty sure the image is Stampin Up. Again I used Brilliane ink - silver and platinum work well for items like the wheel barrow. Sketch: http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
How can I have so many favorites? Here is another - it is an old Cuttlebug folder, with a new to me Paper Smoochies stamp. Technique: sponging with chalk. I had a request for several thank you cards - most are already gone, but I will probaby make more like this. Easy, yet impressive, I think. Chalk: http://chalknstock.blogspot.com/
More of my blue and yellow phase! This DP was a gift - How pretty! These colors were perfect for a color challenge, but I seem to have missed the deadline. I am finding it difficult to keep track - no internet access at our motor home - fortunately, we do have a good connection at the club house - but that is not so convenient. Sketch: http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
A member at our RV park asked me to make a card to send to their good friends who are moving away. I had this piece of DP in my stash, and thought the signpost was suitable. I am not sure why it only shows two directions. THe sentiments are part of a Paper Smoochies set - I like the font, and the sentiments that are a bit different. The butterflies are cut with Spellbinder dies that I have had for some time. Sketch: http://thecuttingedgechallenge.blogspot.com/
Here is another in a series of thank you cards, as well as another for this sketch - which I found fun to use. Again, I got to use some stash items, as well as dp from a huge box my sister sent me. I recently "discovered" this color combo - what a nice, cheery look! I colored using my aqua pen and Twinkling H2O's - they have been somewhat neglected recently, Sketch: http://deconstructingjen.com/ds160/ Water colors: http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/
I am making several thank you cards for friends. I have had the good fortune to be able to sell a lot of cards this summer - we have a little weekly craft show at our rv park - and residents have learned they can request special cards! At any rate, this is a very simple version - I have had this double sided DP (Costco) for a long time, and it is hard to use with these birds - so I thought I would try with this sketch. (I think thank you's are probably meant to be a little simpler than some other types!)
This has quite a story to it. The photo is by Eva Searcy, an acquaintance who is a photographer. Thanks to her talent, I have this photo with the inscriptions superimposed. It reads: My good people, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I As I am now you soon must be. Prepare yourselves to follow me.
This is a touching verse - especially on the tomgstone of a 17 year old.
However, I have been unsure as to how to use it - though several customers indicated they liked this bg. I created it using an unmounted stamp whose identity has vanished - I sort of masked some portions and stamped various parts of the stamp randomly. I do not do well with random stamping, but I think this worked. I may try it again with black and white. Now - what verse for the inside???? I used a die for the middle strip and the corner treatment.
Dies and distress: http://www.vintagejourney.com/ Sketch: http://ynschallenges.blogspot.ca/
As I have often mentioned, my sister gave me a huge stash of stamping supplies. Included were quite a few sheets with borders and punch out centers. This is one example - I trimmed down the edges, and used only the star and button from the center - I adhered the border and star to the blue bg. I used some of the excess border for the pennant, and added the sentiment from Stampin' Up. The materials are called This n That by My mind's Eye. Is anyone familiar with this type of product? I need ideas, please. I did a Google search with no result, and e-mailed the company. I heard that my e-mail was forwarded to an appropriate person, but have not heard back. Sketch: http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/
This is a digital image from Sweet ,n Sassy, combined with a Cuttlebug sentiment. I used some scraps of DP, and a heart sticker from EK success. It has a teal color, but was on a clear sticker - so I adhered it to some of the solid teal cs and cut around the heart, to allow more contrast and dimension. I am not good at cutting, but managed this! Sketch and color Week 1) http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/ Any inspirational: http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
I have had computer/internet issues but all seems better now! This image is from my very deep stash of gift items - can you help identify it, please? The DP is also a gift, and I used my very own "you" embossing folder to complete the look. The yellow and white strips are actually the reverse of the strawberry DP. The circles are all Spellbinder dies.
We need this guy around here this summer - we spend summers near a reservoir (Blue Mesa, CO). DH and his two buddies spend a lot of time fishing - it has not been good this summer. I am sure some one will want this card! This is probably a first for me - hand printing the sentiment. I thought that went with this Bugaboo image. I used some odds and ends of fishing DP and a couple of stickers to complete the image - as well as some water/sky DP.
Sketch: http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/ Any: http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge