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Monday, January 31, 2011

Cardmaking open sketch, #5! Come join in!

Anyone feeling crafty this week?  Come join in on cardmaking sketch #5, where anything goes!  :-)  You make the card YOU want to make!  I'd love to see your crafty ideas, just create a card, post it on your blog, or Facebook, etc.., give me a heads up, and we can load it here!  If you prefer you can email the picture to me. 

I will be putting up a fresh sketch mid-week this week, unless this terrible weather forecasted for our area, wreaks total havoc on my crafty plans!!

Come join the fun!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Aww, Karen Y. gave me an award! So sweet, thanks, Karen!

In receiving this award of "My blog has attitude", I have to say three things that make me different from others, and award 5 other bloggers the award.

I'd say the three things are:

1.  I have really tiny ears
2.  My eyes are an unusual shade of blue that I don't see around much
3.  I have a daughter with the same unusual eyes.

I am so bad about linking things up, so I'll have to check back in to tag 5 others, once I have it figured out!

Cardmaking sketch #5, "open" sketch! Come join in!

So this week's sketch is an "open" sketch.  That means, there's no sketch, it's all freestyle, you do what you want in the design that you want! 

How can you resist?  *wink*

It's a great time to make some Valentine's cards, or St. Patty's Day cards!

Next sketch goes up mid week next week.  Until then, I'd love to see your creations!  Just jot me a note or link me up on Facebook to your craft work!

Thanks for dropping in!

Monday, January 24, 2011

More lovely cards by Karen Phelan Yarko, for Sketch #4!

Wow, Karen has been busy, making lots of  wonderful cards for Sketch #4!  Here are more of her awesome cards!  Thanks so much, Karen, for doing the challenge, and I hope you will join me for future sketch challenges!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Anyone else for Sketch #4?

Come join the fun!

I will be putting up a new sketch next week, mid week.

Feel free to make a card from any past sketches, I'd love to see your creations!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Such a pretty card by Karen Phelan Yarko, Sketch 4!

What an awesome card created by Karen Phelan Yarko for Sketch 4!  Such a terrific patterned paper mix, love that circular coordinating element too!  Thanks, Karen for doing Sketch 4, and creating such a lovely card!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What a lovely card created by Christine Evans for Sketch 4!

This card, created by Christine Evans is so pretty!  Love the mix of papers, the adorable, sweet girl, the metallic accenting and flower!  Adore the color combo too!  Thanks, Christine for participating in the challenge, I hope to see more of your creative work!

I need to do more square cards because here is another card that is square and wonderful and I have been stuck in a rectangular rut!  I'd love to see more cards, so keep creating!

Simple, easy card for sketch 4 - much thanks

Pinching myself, can't believe I finished my card already for Sketch #4.  It's simple, quick and easy, and basic which allowed its quick construction.  And a special thanks to Janette for getting me motivated to craft today! 

Using some old supplies in my stash, Lasting Impressions patterned papers, flower printed from Lasting Impressions software, tonic trimmer, misc. ink, misc. white cardstock, sentiment (mounted atop white cardstock trimmed) was a recent purchase from Archivers, the brand escapes me at the moment, Stampin' Up pop dots.  I cut a piece of patterned paper on an angle, matched up the pattern, and folded down the top to make the diagonal line. 

The scan is a little wonky, because I wanted mega dimension on the flower and double pop dotted it.  Thanks for stopping by, please join me in making a card for Sketch #4!

Love this card, by Janette Zomer! (sketch 4)

Wow, love this card from Janette!  She is so quick, she inspires me so much!  Love the patterned paper combo and the fun punch of the polka dots!  Adore the lovely touches in the lace and flower too!  Thanks for doing the sketch challenge, Janette, and thanks for giving me the creative "kick" that I need! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sketch # 4, anyone want to join me?

I am going to extend this one out a bit.  I know everyone is super busy and being pulled in so many directions.  Again, I simply set up this blog to motivate myself to get crafting, but I'd love company on the journey, so no pressure, but if you feel like joining me, I'd love it!

I will put the "due" date on this one for sometime the weekend of Jan 22.  That is going to be a crazy busy weekend for my fam., as some of us are going out of state, to do something exciting and fun!  So, we'll see how I can do meeting that deadline!  Here is the next sketch in all its handmade glory, hope you can join me!

I am thinking personally of making this a Valentine's Day card, since the holiday is approaching.  Some mojo ideas, red/pink felt, stitching, journaling style sticker, that circle with the line thru reminds me of one of those "do not" signs, LOL, that could be fun in cardmaking!  The angled line meeting the horizontal line has me thinking "pocket".  I am thinking this might be a fun sketch to turn counter clockwise.  The circle also has me thinking large button or flower.

That's it for now, thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Card Sketch #3, finished!

So this time, I am trying something different, previously I made a paper card, and a digital card.  This time, I have a digital to print card, that I have printed.  I love making cards like this, I can save them in my computer system, and print a copy any time I need a card for this particular sentiment. 

I used Photoshop to make this card, then printed it on my printer using matte white paper.

I will put up Sketch #4 tomorrow, would you like to join me?  I would love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Card Sketch #3, come join me!

So here we are, in 2011.  I started this blog to get me motivated and moving towards making cards in 2011.  So far so good!  I have two cards done, and can't wait to get started on the next!

Here's this week's hand made sketch.  It is sized 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" but feel free to alter the size to suit your needs.  I hope you will join me in making a card this week. 

I will put up another sketch around this time next week.  So let's take about 1 week to make a card using Sketch #3, ok?

Happy crafting!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!  Thanks for coming by!  I have been doing a bit of crafty, and submitted two cards to Paper Crafts Magazine new publishing call.  Have you seen it?  Paper Crafts Current Publication Call

Been working with some Bo-Bunny products, I just love how colorful they are.  My 15 year old even sat down and made a card with me, with the Bo-Bunny.

So, I need to put up a sketch for this week's card, and will be doing that mid-week.  In the meantime, if you'd like to make a card using Sketch #1 or 2, I'd love to see your work!

Hope you're having a great week!