CAS(E) This Sketch 276

Thursday, June 14, 2018

It's time for a brand new sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch!  That background of floating stars really had me thinking a lot about how to interpret them.  First I thought I'd go literal and use some stars (not very original), then I thought about flowers along a vine.  I ended up going with something completely different!



There is a geometric challenge at AAA Cards and a rainbow challenge at Addicted to CAS so I thought I'd combine those two with our CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  The grid image provided the perfect background for some rainbow colored squares.  I chose a random pattern to color the little squares to mimic the random pattern of the stars on the sketch.  And finally I topped it all off with this bold sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by!  My friends at CAS(E) This Sketch have made some fantastic cards to inspire you this week so I hope you will play along with us!

Supplies
Stamps:  All About You (My Favorite Things); Distressed Grid (Creative Embellishments)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); White (Catherine Pooler); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Clair); Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Copics
Accessories:  You Trio die (My Favorite Things)

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Freshly Made Sketches 342

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This week at Freshly Made Sketches our super fun sketch is designed by Narelle.  It's got a couple of circles on it, but you can use whatever shapes you like!  I used a couple of colorful flowers.  Take a look:



The color challenge at The Paper Players struck my fancy so I used those colors on my card.  I love how the coral flowers look against the kraft background.  And that bright lemon-lime color make some pretty fantastic leaves and a great accent to boot!


Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some AMAZING cards to inspire you this week.  I hope you can join us in the gallery!

Stamps:  Amazing (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist (Stampin' Up!); Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  White (WPlus9)
Accessories:  Plentiful Petals die, Layered Leaves die, Blueprints 13 die (My Favorite Things); white embossing powder

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CAS(E) This Sketch 275 Meets Fusion

Thursday, June 7, 2018

This week the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch is going waaayyyyy back in the retro vault.  Yep, all the way back to #3!  Every once in a while we revive an old sketch and if you played along with us the first time around it will surely be fun to play around with us again, don't you think?  That sketch debuted on October 25, 2012 - back when I just just a wee babe 😉- and I had a look at the gallery.  Sadly, I didn't play along with that sketch but I see a lot of familiar names there!

I combined that sketch with the latest Fusion challenge - a floral cupcake one!  I took my cues from the colors of the inspiration photo and on my card dotted some flowers and leaves around that negative circle.  The enamel dots were an add on after I accidently ripped the patterned paper.  There are no mistakes in stamping, I always say, because there's nothing that can't be fixed by an enamel dot, sequin, or some other embellishment!  Right?!



It's been a while since I've played along with Retro Rubber but they've got an "anything goes" challenge going on and I used a sentiment on this set that I've had for many years so play along I did!



Thanks for stopping by!  We've got some great challenges going on at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion so I hope you can join us in those galleries!

Supplies
Stamps:  Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz DSP (Stampin' Up!); Vellum (Graphix)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Claire)
Accessories:  Button Stax die, Button Stax II die (Papertrey Ink); Curvy Leaves die (Elizabeth Crafts); Matte Sprinkles (Doodlebug Designs)

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Freshly Made Sketches 340

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hellloooo!  It's Wednesday so that means it's time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week our sketch is designed by Karren - who I like to call my chief enabler.  I'm not kidding when I say that nearly every time I visit her blog something new ends up on my wish list.  😉 And this week we also welcome a new guest designer for the month of June.  It's Laurie Unger!  Yay!!  So let's get to the new sketch!


I chose shades of pink for my card and since it has been a while since I've made a butterfly I card I thought this sketch was the perfect opportunity to.  That star shape is easily translated to a butterfly, or anything else that your imagination decides!  The embossed background is a nod to the CAS on Friday challenge where they are looking for embsossing. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has made some fabulous cards to inspire you this week.  So stop on by and be prepared to be wowed!

Supplies
Stamps:  Sentimental Birthdays (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!); Bubblegum (My Favorite Things); Vellum (Graphix)
Ink:  Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Snowfall/Speckles embossing folder (Tim Holtz); Chrissy Butterfly die, Leanna Butterfly die (Simon Says Stamp)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 274

Thursday, May 31, 2018

It's time for a new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch!  This time around I was inspired to make a one layer card.



There's a sunflower challenge at Just Us Girls and it's one layer "thinking of you" at Less is More so I put one big sunflower in the middle of my card then drew a rectangle around it.  What could be more easy than that?  Nothing, I say to myself! 



Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the inspiration from the CAS(E) This Sketch design team.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Stamps:  Simple Sunflower (Papertrey Ink); Hello Hello (The Stamp Market)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes)
Ink:  Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink); Marigold Morning, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)

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Freshly Made Sketches 339

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I took the opportunity of Jen Brum's new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to add a masculine themed birthday card to my stash!  Woo hoo!  Those boy cards sure are hard to put together but the angles on the sketch put me in mind of plaid which I associate with babies and men.  That didn't come out right LOL!



I new right away when I saw the sketch that I wanted to use patterned paper on my card.  So I started perusing my stash and found this oldie but goodie from Stampin' Up!  I chose this plaid pattern then decided how big I wanted my triangle to be, cut a rectangle, then cut it from corner to corner to create my rectangle.  Easy peasy, right? 

I made this card a few days ago and was pleased as punch at how easy it went together.  Then Tuesday night I photographed it.  It's funny how things look different through the lens of the camera.  Somehow the reality of what you have created is displayed in a way that you don't see with the naked eye.  Well, in this case I saw that the angle of my triangle in no way matched up the angle of the lines of the plaid.  It's all helter skelter!  Doh!  I still like it (and I'm pretty sure that whatever man is the recipient of this card won't notice) but next time I dig out the plaid I will be a bit more thoughtful before I put it on my paper trimmer!

Thanks for stopping by!  Our Freshly Made Sketches design team has put up some AMAZING cards to inspire you this week so I hope you'll play along with us!

Supplies
Stamps:  Sentiment Birthday (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Raspberry Ripple, Orchard Harvest DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories:  Blueprints 15 die (My Favorite Things)

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Christmas in May

Monday, May 28, 2018

It's been a while since I've played along with Color Throwdown and Viva La Verve but the two were calling to me so I combined them on this card.



Those Color Throwdown colors may say poppy but when I saw them I thought "Christmas."  That red and blue combo just happens to be a favorite of mine when it comes to Christmas cards so I dug out some patterned paper from an old Stampin' Up! patterned paper pack and used a couple of patterns for the background layers.  Then I cut a poinsettia, a classic Christmas image, and sponged a bit of ink on the edges of it to create some depth. Another Christmas card to add to my stash!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies

Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Baja Breeze, Real Red, Ski Slope DSP (Stampin' Up!); glitter cardstock (Recollections); Vellum (Graphix)
Ink: Real Red
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia die (Spellbiners); Blooming Poinsettias die (Memory Box)


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CAS(E) This Sketch 273 Meets Fusion

Thursday, May 24, 2018

As I do every couple of weeks I've combined the latest challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch with the Fusion challenge.



I chose to use the pink and peach colors of the Fusion challenge to create my card with some stripes accented with wee flowers.  I couldn't have asked for a better fusion with CAS(E) This Sketch!  At Global Design Project they are looking for a card that has got a theme of "just a note." I happen to have just that sentiment (along with a bit of thanks) in an old Stampin' Up! stamp set that is one of the ones I'll never get rid of.  I love a simple sentiment, in a simple font, in a single line.  It fits so many places!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the inspiration from the amazing design teams at CAS(E) This Sketch and Fusion.  I hope to see you in those galleries!

Supplies
Stamps:  Thank You Kindly (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Blushing Bride, Groovy Guava (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Nocturne (Versafine Claire)
Accessories:  Button Stacks die (Papertrey Ink); enamel dots (Studio Calico)

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