Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Sketch Share!

Hello!  This week is one of those times where we had a choice between square or circle.  For months and months, I always did the circle choice and Debbie always did the square choice.  It seems we have both flipped, as I have been doing more square cards, and she has been doing more circle cards.  Go figure!  I used to think if you did a square card, it has to be a 5 x 5 or bigger.  My card today is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, so that makes it still fit perfectly in an A-2 size envelope.  Let me get to the cards!  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch choices.  Enjoy!
My Card

Debbie's Card Front

Debbie's Card Inside Top Panel
The Sketch Choices
The sentiment on my card, I call "words to live by" and Debbie's sentiment ...just plain fun!  Love them both, don't you?

I am off to teach again today.  Maybe I will get a chance to play in my room tomorrow so that I can have some new cards to show you next week.  Have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Two Birthday Cards!

Hello!  This is my second post of the day.  The first one I shows my "go to" favorite sketches, so be sure to look for that!  I have a couple of cards that I made a couple of weeks ago for a friend that had prepaid for me to make cards for her.  I just had not finished my post to show you.  This is the same friend I made this card for.  She wanted one similar using the same image, so this is what I came up with ... enjoy!

Next, I made a card very similar to one I made here. I loved that card so much, I decided to make another one.  Enjoy ...

Both cards I love, don't you?  I ordered and got my new big shot last week, woo hoo!  But, I am still leery of trying to create the card with the decorative labels 8 as just the card, as that is what caused me to break my big shot in the first place.  I see so many cards out there in blogland, there has to be a way.  I will figure it out, and when I do, I promise to share! 


Card #1 -
Paper - Echo Park This & That 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock White, Rose

Stamps - Cross from Eureka Stamps, Sentiment from Verve
Ink - Memento Black, Copics

Tools - Verve Loopy Blooms die, Cutttlebug Dots embossing folder
Other - Pearls, Sheer Ribbon by Midori

Card #2 -
Paper - My Minds Eye Collectable 6 x 6 pad, Cardstock White, Teal
Stamps - Verve stamps

Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Tools - Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8, Classic Ovals
Other - Pearls, Ribbon by May Arts

I know I have been in a little laxed in giving you daily blog posts but sometimes life just gets in the way! I will be back tomorrow with another sketch share! See you then!

Happy Stamping!

My "GO TO" Sketches Sketchbook!

Hello!  For some time, I have been wanting to do a post with my favorite "go to" sketches.  These all came from the Saturday sketch shares that my friend Debbie and I do each week. About a year ago, I gave you a list up until that point of my favorites.  I was planning to just link that post here, but I couldn't find the post.  It's there, but because I didn't put go to sketches in the title, I was having to go through every post, so instead, I am giving you the original 24 here today.  This is in addition to the 21 favorites since that time.  So, that means there are 45 sketches in my sketchbook!  Through the years, I have done sketches from other folks, like all those monthly sketches that I did from Sketch For You to Try, so I need to go back at some point, and add some of those to my sketchbook too!  But, today, we are just doing the Mojo Monday's which we do every Saturday.  First up, is the latest 21 favorites ...  



Next is the original 24 favorites ....


I hope my sharing of some of my favorite sketches is helpful to you.  I would love to hear your thoughts!  I know there was no handmade cards in this post, so I am doing one more post for you today.  So, look for that one too.

Happy Stamping!

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