Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A challenge, but not a sketch challenge. :)

Hi!  Today's  cards are not based on a sketch challenge, that should be tomorrow since the SplitCoastStampers sketch challenge is on Wednesday.  :)

Today's cards are based on Monday's Try a new Technique challenge on SplitCoastStampers. 

The challenge is what they termed Inlay Die Cuts.  
Here is what I created.  I created a background by layering strips of patterned papers and then used a Quickutz die to cut the heart strip.  I then created two cards using the positive and negative parts of the die cut.   It was really a cool challenge and I enjoyed it tremendously. 

I'm sure I will be doing this again with different kinds of dies. 
Operation Write Home is almost ready to start sending Valentine's cards, so I made these based on love cards.  
I kind of used today as a vacation day, I definitely needed a break.  I made a bunch of Thanksgiving cards.  I hope to share those very soon!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Do I need a new Challenge?

As usual my cards today are based on sketch challenges.  I don't know if I need to challenge myself  NOT to use a sketch or if I just really need to accept that the sketches are working really well for me right now.
Anyway, my first card uses SplitCoastStampers sketch 458.
 Here is my take on the sketch.  I LOVE snow.  Here in the south we don't get snow, some flurries occasionally, but not real snowfall.  I miss it.  So, I love to use snowman whenever I can.  They make me happy, lol.

My next card uses Sweet Sunday Sketch 195.  I don't play along with this challenge as often, but I think I need to start.  It was a really fun sketch to use.
Here is what I created.  I used a sweet stamp from Unity Stamp Co.  I also used papers, flowers and a brad from my collections.  :)

Quote for the day:

I know it's not really a quote, but when I was looking through my quotes, this one popped up and made me laugh out loud.  I hope you enjoy it!
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Okay, back to Sketch Challenges

I am back to a sketch challenge today, I know you are surprised.  ;)  

Here is the sketch from Operation Write Home.

Here is what I created.  :)  The image and sentiment are from Unity Stamps.  I ordered them when Unity was contributing money to Operation Write Home for each order. :)
I used older papers, vellum and ribbon.  I paper pieced the snowman's sweater, scarf and hat.
It was a really fun card to make.

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