Thursday, May 25, 2023

Close to My Heart Caboodle Stickease Boy Layout for Sketches in Thyme

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I am creating for Sketches in Thyme. This week's sketch was perfect for such a striking photo to feature.  I used a variety of papers, embellishments and tools for this seemingly simple layout.

Here's the sketch:

It is faint but I did use a pen to create the border.  I used CTMH embellishments I purchased second hand, I love it when I use it up!

Park Lane Paperie Prairie Primrose card stock
Bazzil card stock
Close to My Heart Stickease Assortment Caboodle 
Creative Memories Tag punch
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Feather Gray
Zebra Sarasa .5 pen gray

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along until the end of the month.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

This is the way...Kindred Stamps Galactic Hunter stamps with Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Welcome to my blog today.  I have created a birthday card for my husband using this week's sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I used Kindred Stamps Galactic Hunter stamps and a background stamp.

Here is the sketch.

I had the galaxy background in my background stash.  I am using some iridescent film I recently acquired from a resale.  I think there are four or five different colors, this is the blue version.

The inside of the card.

Kindred Stamps Galactic Hunter stamp set
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Various alcohol markers
My Favorite Things Blueprints 6 and 21 dies 
Galaxy background - Distress Oxide inks
Shimmer mists
Silver shimmer card stock
misc card stock and shimmer film

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

Thank you for reading today.


Monday, May 15, 2023

Stampin Up Cycle Celebration with Sketch N Scrap sketch

Today is my niece's birthday, I made her this card to match the cute dress I purchased.  The print of the dress is just like the denim with white star paper.  I knew I had this paper in my stash, it is from Creative Memories many years ago.  I paired it with some birthday images from Stampin Up.

Here's the sketch from Sketch N Scrap.  I switched the flower up with a star because the dress had stars, however, I didn't want to forget it is a birthday card, so I chose the candle images.  Two for her second birthday and I circled the 2 on the paper.

I stamped the images and colored the flames with alcohol ink. I die cut the stitched star out of plain card stock.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with one of my most used sets from Kat Scrapiness. 

Stampin Up Cycle Celebration stamps
Stampin Up Blueberry Bushel and Cranberry Crisp inks
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strips dies
Stitched Star nesting dies
Copic Markers for flames:  Y32 Cashmere, Y19 Napoli Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow
Creative Memories Freedom Stack Pack

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by


Sunday, May 14, 2023

Creative Memories O'Dell Hummingbird Mother's Day layout

Happy Mother's Day!  I am posting a layout I created a while ago, but oh so appropriate for this day.  I used Creative Memories Nancy O'Dell's Hummingbird collection.  The colors complimented the blanket baby is wrapped in and her flower head band.

I love the papers and embellishments in this collection.

Creative Memories Nancy O'Dell's Hummingbird Collection
chalking ink

I would like to enter this in the following challenge:

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mother's Day.


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Alcohol Ink with foil and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome.  I have my latest inspiration for  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge today.  I used a lot of scraps in this design. First the alcohol ink panel is a scrap from other cards.  All the fishtails are from scrap as well. I used the 1" Creative Memories square punch to create the tails. I inked the edges of all the pieces with black.

Here is the sketch:

I cut the hello sentiment twice once in iridescent and once in black to create a shadow.

Another view.

Alcohol Inks
misc card stock
Stampin Up Hello die
enamel dots
misc card stock
Creative Memories 1" punch
Stampin Up Sizzix Hello You dies
Colorbox Black cat's eye for edging

I would like to enter this in the following challenges;

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.