Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Fourth with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Good day and welcome to my blog on this American Holiday.  This morning I am using the latest sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I am fond of making two-fer's but this sketch was a no brainer to create two considering the diagonal cut in the papers.


Here is the sketch.


Here's card number two.  I have to say how impressed I was with myself for using some extremely old paper...I mean this has to be close to 20 years old. Ya, I am a hoarder but it feels so good to use it up!!!


It's hard to determine in the photo but the white fiber has some shiny elements.




Ingredients:
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz Old Glory and Movers and Shapers Mini Old Glory
My Favorite Things Double Stitched Ovals
EK Success Fiber Adornments
misc papers and card stock

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:






Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Island Getaway Layout for Sketches in Thyme

Welcome to my latest Sketches in Thyme inspiration.  These photos of are myself and Tonya from The War and Treaty.  I don't often like to have my photo taken especially in my swimsuit but I could not resist the opportunity to meet this special woman.


Here is the sketch.


A close up of my cluster.  I used a swath of netting, paper flowers, die cut shells and starfish, real shells, stickers and a brad.
 

I die cut the scallop circle and used the CM custom cutting system on the rest.


I stamped this sentiment.


Another view.


Ingredients:
Scrapbook paper from Megameet. I remember this lady was an artist and she made her paintings into pages.  It was not marked.
Kindred Stamps Travel to Jamaica stamp set
Momento Tuxedo black ink
Paper House stickers Tropical Paradise
Sizzix Hello Kitty Starfish and shells die
Creative Memories tag punch and custom cutting system dies
Martha Stewart paper flowers
netting, shells, chipboard sticker and a glitter seashell brad
Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Circles
misc card stock (Bazzill) and papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to play along at Sketches in Thyme until the end of the month.

Alicia












Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Alcohol Ink Panel with Stampin Up Tin Tile embossing folder for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Happy Summer Solstice and welcome to my latest post for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. This week we are partnering with Double Trouble challenge with a twist to create your own background.  I did double duty on the twist. I embossed the yellow paper and added a piece of alcohol background.

  

Here is the sketch:




This version I created for my SIL's birthday last week. 

 

The embossing folder is 6x6 so I was able to snip a square from the leftovers on which to mount the butterfly.


I used a die cut sentiment for both, I placed this one inside of the card.


Ingredients:
Alcohol inks on mixed media paper
Stampin Up Sizzix Tin Tile 3D 6x6 Embossing folder
K & Co paper butterflies
Karen Burniston Word Set 1 - Greetings (card 1)
Spellbinders Phrases set one (card 2 inside)
misc card stock
ribbon and gems


Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Ink Road Stamps Just too colorful for words with Kindred Stamps for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog, I wanted to get this month kicked off with something bright and fun for my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspiration.  What better way than using my Kindred Stamps Rainbow Pride paper pack along with a Kindred image and Ink Road Stamps sentiment.


Here's this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch.




In this photo you can see the Judikins Diamond Glaze I used on the eyeglasses. I also added a few highlights of metallic gold to the glass rims and shoes.


Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Rainbow Pride 6x6 paper and Rock On stamp
Ink Road Stamps Magnolias sentiment stamp
Creative Memories paper
various alcohol markers
metallic gold pen
Judikins Diamond Glaze
Colorbox Black Pigment ink
Judikins Clear and Black Detail embossing powder

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:










Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.



Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia

Friday, May 27, 2022

Kindred Stamps You're Just a Ray of F'in Sunshine Cards (Warning Profanity)

 Hello Sunshine!  I just love these cards but I am fond of the f word. I sat down and created a series of these experimenting with various stencils as backgrounds.  I used various colors of Distress inks.

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Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Cursive Curses
Colorbox Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins "northwoods" mix*
Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Mustard seed
Tim Holtz Rays stencil
white card stock 
yellow A2 card base

Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Cursive Curses
Colorbox Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins "northwoods" mix*
Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Mustard seed
Sun die from Darice Summer Vacation set
stencil and yellow paper from my stash
white A2 card base

This is my least favorite, I was trying to balance the rays and I feel I did succeed with that element. However, they don't radiate correctly for my eye.
We are often our own harshest critic. Tell me what you think below.

Ingredients:
Kindred Stamps Cursive Curses
Colorbox Mix'd Media Black ink
Judikins "northwoods" mix*
Distress inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Mustard seed
Sun die from Darice Summer Vacation set
stencil and yellow paper from my stash
white A2 card base



http://snarkystampers.blogspot.com/2022/05/soss-210-f-is-for-f-words.html until 5.27.22





Thank you for stopping by today.

Alicia

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Creative Memories Nancy O'Dell Hummingbird Beautiful Baby Page with Sketches in Thyme

Welcome to my latest Sketches in Thyme inspiration.  For today's page I used some vintage Creative Memories papers and embellishments.  Do you know how you hoard the prettiest papers for just the perfect pictures...well, today's photos deserve ALL those papers.  These photos are absolutely gorgeous.  Obviously, they are professional but I was happy to scrapbook such precious moments. 


Here is the sketch.




I added plenty of flowers and bling to the page.



The paper butterflies were part of the coordinating embellishment pack.


Die cuts, paper flowers and buttons.


More pearls and bling, paper flowers, a button and a resin bird.


Ingredients:
Creative Memories Nancy O'Dell Hummingbird collection including papers, die cuts and sticker letters
misc embellishments including bling, resin, paper flowers, buttons
Spellbinders Label die

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:
https://kcclayoutchallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/lm-598-wedding-inspiration-something-new.html (new baby)


Play along until the end of the month with Sketches in Thyme.  Thank you for stopping by today.


Alicia



Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Stampin Up Welcome Baby for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hi and Welcome Baby! I had a couple of baby cards for showers last month.  I found this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge to be perfect to create a few cards.  They are very similar but each has it's unique image.


Here's this week's sketch


Here's the same card with the badge and sentiment in different colors. The panels of printed papers are switched up a little bit and my colored image is different.


I did a third card with the chick images from the Stampin Up Heaven Blessed images.  I like the rabbits better.  I gave both of the above cards to coworkers having boys.


Ingredients:
Stampin Up Badges and Banners stamp set from 2016
Stampin Up Best Badge and Duet Banner punches
Stampin Up Heaven Blessed
Stampin Up Not Quite Navy and Rich Razzleberry inks
Distress Hickory Smoke
various alcohol markers
The Paper Studio earth tone 12x12 paper pad

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:










Don't forget to play along with this great sketch until Sunday at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.


Thanks for reading my blog today.

Alicia


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sizzix Fold-a-long Elephant with Prima Pretty Mosaic Papers card

Welcome, I have created a very sweet shaped card today using my Sizzix Fold-a-long Elephant die.  It had been sitting in my stash for a while and I had reason to create a baby card.  I thought this die set would make a sweet card.  This is actually the second card.  This one is for my stash. The original card was in blues for a baby boy.  It was given immediately but I did snap a photo or two.  I will share it at some point.


I scored the paper stack second hand on Facebook Marketplace. I was shopping someone's stash and just fell in love with the lavender prints.  The velvet pink ears are also a second hand purchase.


The dark card stock is much lighter in person.  Here it appears black but it is really grey.  In fact, the eyelashes and tail are the same paper just the lighter side.


Ingredients:
Sizzix Fold-a-long Elephant die set
Prima Pretty Mosaic paper
misc card stock and velvet paper

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:








Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Alicia

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Prima Paper Pretty Mosaic Laughter card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello, it's time again for my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge inspiration. This week I am playing with some new (to me) papers.  I fell in love with this paper stack I acquired second hand. I created an entire series of cards with it.  I hope to post soon.  


Here's the sketch:


I fussy cut a butterfly from a scrap of paper and inked the edges. I manipulated the wings and adhered to the card only in the center for a more 3D effect.


I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum and inked the edges.  I layered all the paper pieces on a soft plum card stock.


Ingredients:
Prima Pretty Mosaic Paper
Stampin Up Word Play sentiment
Stampin Up Perfect Plum ink
misc card stock
Colorbox Cat's Eye ink
pearls and brads

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.


Alicia