Good afternoon! Here's this week's sketch. I really love this one. I decided though since it's already winter here, I would change out the flowers for a snowman! Some basic measurements: The card is 4.25 x 5.5 The image panel is 3.25 x 4.5. The side ...

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  1. Fall to Layout #42 Take Two
  2. sketch post delay
  3. Fall to Layout #41- Take Two
  4. Fall to Layout #40- Take Two
  5. Fall to Layout #39 Take Two
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Fall to Layout #42 Take Two

Good afternoon!




Here's this week's sketch. I really love this one. I decided though since it's already winter here, I would change out the flowers for a snowman!


Some basic measurements:
The card is 4.25 x 5.5
The image panel is 3.25 x 4.5. 
The side plain part is .75 x  4-3/8. 
The card is 4.25 x 5.5

For my card, I pulled out an "oldie". I didn't realize it, but this classic from Papertrey Ink is retired. I felt like colouring, so I stamped the various pieces to build my snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used B99 and B95 for the blue components. When I showed it to my husband, he requested that I make it Blue and Gold in honour of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playoff game today. So I thought, why not! That would still work for a fun holiday card! I used YR23 for the yellow components and then went over it with a gold Spica pen. I used a little bit of YR07 for the carrot nose and some B41 for shading on the snow parts.

I cut out the snowman and added him to a little stitched snow drift. The sentiment is also from a retired set- Holiday Button Bits. The background is a star/snow coverplate out of Enchanted Evening. I used a little bit of Honey Nut for the side panel. I added a little bit of gold cord for my ribbon element. Finally, I pulled out a super old retired blue from Stampin' Up. I think it was Bordering Blue?  And that was it! I suppose it's a bit "fussy" to be totally classified as clean and simple, but I think the clean layers and single focal point help keep it on the CAS side.


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sketch post delay

Good morning everyone!

In case anyone is anxiously awaiting for the projects right at 10am- just a heads up that the post will be delayed. I haven't been at home much this weekend and am not feeling 100% today. But it will be up by the end of the day. The link up will still be live for a full 7 days from whenever I publish the post.
    

Fall to Layout #41- Take Two


Happy time change day? This day always is met with mixed feelings. All the childless families (or families with teen/adult children) rejoice over the extra hour of sleep. Any with younger kids get to be reminded of just how much of a routine their kids had.

Anyway, the extra hour meant that I actually had time to do up my blog post this morning. I was at an all day crop yesterday and didn't get home til a bit after midnight, which meant I was in bed by around 1AM and up at the new 8AM.

Here is the sketch!


 I actually quickly threw this card together at the very end of the crop.My main panel with the circles is 3.75x2. The snowflake panel is just a touch smaller 3-5/8x1-3/8 (approximately). I actually adhered this a little higher than I meant to on the card, but it was late and I had already embossed the greeting. I just didn't feel like a do-over.



Here's Chera's card. She also featured snowflakes. I guess we both were inspired by the snowfall in our respective cities. Ha!


Happy Sunday everyone!!! Here's my sketch card for this week! I decided to switch it up a little by changing the direction of the card! Natasha laughs at me because my visions are usually a lot different then the actual sketch! But that's ok right?? Its a place to be inspired!! I decided to pull out my Distress Oxide inks for that clean crisp look they give! then stamped the snowflake images inside the coloured circles! Then I added some twine to the bottom of that piece before popping it up on my card base! After that part was all together I added the sentiment! It was a pretty quick 10 minute card to pull together. My favourite kind! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Look forward to your creations!


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Fall to Layout #40- Take Two



Happy Sunday everyone!

This week's sketch is such a good basic for when you want to feature a background pattern and a sentiment.


Here's my card. I brought out some old/retired Stampin' Up products for this one. I started off with this Paisley pattern background stamp. I inked it up with Citron Twist, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. I spritzed it with water and pressed it against some cotton paper for several seconds to make sure it transferred well.

Next I went through my stash and found another old/retired Stampin' Up image that coordinated somewhat with the background image. I used the same colours, but in the Distress Oxide ink for the stamping. The sentiment comes from Ways to Say: Birthday set. I die cut the sentiment layer and frame using Oval Nestabilities. The final touch was some 5/8 apple green grosgrain ribbon (again another oldie from the stash!). I don't know why, but apparently I felt like walking down memory lane and using old products. I think it's good to do every now and then- assess if you still like the old and can make it current. See if things still fit your current style, that sort of thing.


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Fall to Layout #39 Take Two


Hello! Here is this weeks's sketch!


The dimensions I used:
Card Base 4x6
Image panel:  2-5/8 x 5-5/8
Image Mat layer: 2-3/4 x 5-3/4 (plus about another 1/2 inch to account for the scallops)

Here's my completed card. I decided to make a stamped background using the large script from MFT All Smiles. I chose a selection of rainbow themed colours. I added a some ribbon and a floral button to the main image and then also added a sentiment from the All Smiles set. The dots come from an oldie PTI set, Faux Ribbons.




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