Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paper Smooches in the OWH SKetch

Happy Sunday! We have had perfect weather here in the East this weekend! It has been nice to soak up some vitamin D without scorching and sweating ( I am a burn and peel kind of gal-love the warmth of the sun- but not the blistering rays!).
 I look forward to the OWH sketch challenge each week and this week I was surprised to hear from Marlene asking to use my card as the sketch inspiration! I am honored!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my original card:

                230 sample

And here is my new card:

I used a swanky cat from Paper Smooches...too cute! I really like the look of a smaller image within a circle!

I am off to another softball game...I played for many years and loved it-so I am very thrilled that Tessa continues to love the game and excels at it! Maggie and Paige were great players as well......and Cori never liked to play.  Her sports career ended when she was hit in the face by the ball....I kind of think she welcomed the gave her an out to stop playing!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying wonderful weather!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mama Elephant Sweet Birdies and My Favorite Things

Good morning- I hope you had a wonderful week!
The OWH sketch challenge last week was perfect for some of the Mama Elephant smaller images and companion dies.

Midweek Throwdown: Color Challenge
 CANTALOUPE and PISTACHIO. My card came together quickly- using My Favorite Things Blueprint dies.
That is all for today- I have a busy weekend planned!
Hope you have great weather and can spend time doing what you love with the people you love!
Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Inky Antics Cage Die and Playing Catch Up...Again!

Hello! I have found little time to create and even less time to post but today I am going to get caught up!
I went to the Heirloom Stamp show last weekend- oh my- what fun! Shopping with Kathie and Kelly is a blast and we all managed to come home with full bags of goodies!

My card for the Our Daily Bread Designs monthly challenge at OWH was made with a new-to-me square cage die by Inky Antics. I loved the sample cards at the show so I had to buy it!  I stamped and cut out my pig and the clouds, adhered them to the panel with the hay bales, then used the die. I think next time I will stamp on 1 layer- I think the thickness was a challenge for the die! But I love it! Pulling on the string reveals another image and the sentiment! I plan to play more with this die!

And how perfect- the MWTD is to make a card with a kite...I purchased a Sweet and Sassy stamp set and coordinating dies with a kite! The silver dots are Candies- I have seen them used on cards by ladies from the UK and I was intrigued. I purchased 2 packages at the show...they seem like thicker paper- not quite chipboard- I really like them!

And onto the 2 sketches for the past 2 Sundays:
 I used a stamp by Whipper Snapper the bird buddies!  And of course- colored with Copics.

My final card is based on this sketch: 


I used Stampin Up stamps and rotated the sketch- love the owls!
I have more stamp show goodies to play with so I hope to make some time to create this week!  Have a great weekend and I hope you craft on!
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