Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sketch #156

Sketch #156

I love this OWH sketch this week!! They post the new sketch on Sundays and I actually did the sketch challenge on a timely fashion this week. I was visiting my sister and I papercrafted while she quilted. Those quilters are fast!! They can get so much while I'm still cutting paper bits.

Back to the Sketch #156. It is fun to do, easy to do, and can flipped a couple different ways.

I used it for a few of quick cards, using some stickers from a SNAP set and from a journal stack. I had the pink paper from a package of paper from Michael's. It is printed on one side and solid pink on the other side. I used tiny stickers on the top and bottom of the cards and buttons on another card. 

 I liked these quick cards but then I had another idea.
My sister plans quilt retreats and I make a card for each of the participants.
The theme of the next retreat in the spring  is Everything is Just Ducky.
So, I made the next 2 cards. The first card has the sentiment under the duck and it just didn't look right since it was under the water. So I moved the sentiment to the top. My sister really liked the cards. I used more paper from that package of Micheal's paper and I also used some ProvoCraft paper my sister had for a while. I used Viva Pearl Pen yellow for the three little circles in the sketch. I cut the ducks out on my Cricut, using the original Paper Dolls cartridge ( the water is from the same cart too) . The duck's beak and wing was colored with an orange marker and I added some of the Viva Pearl Pen yellow on the duck in various spots. My sister printed the sentiment on her printer for me since I didn't have any sentiment stamps with me at my sister's house. I popped the duck using Scotch foam tape and  a bit on the smaller water strip.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sketch #134

Sketch #134


I'm still working on the OWH list of sketches. Here's my take on #134.
I used a new stamp by Art Impressions that I purchased last time I was at Archiver's Table 7. I colored the bear with Tim Holtz's Distress Markers - a set of 4 markers. The blue heart paper and the red striped paper were also from Archiver's when they gave us page kits during the Scrap Manias. The paper said they were exclusive to Archiver's and they have been in the stash for a bit. I found some heart brads. The Hugs sentiment came with the bear. I punched a heart out of Brazzil Bling paper. I love this cutie little bear!! I liked this sketch and will probably use it again. I have lots of paper like the red that I bought that size. Actually, the bear is on precut paper too. 

I bought a lot of various sized paper in various colors from Hollo's Papercraft in Brunswick, OH. I haven't made a trip up there in a while because I have not used all the sizes/colors yet. Hollo's site is Thankfully, it is a trip up there so I don't go very often. 

Now, I need to stamp the other new stamps I purchased - the Girlfriends sets. Yeah!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sketch #155

I didn't have an oval so I used my largest scalloped rectangle punch by Marvy to make the design for Sketch #155. I had stamped the guy at Archiver's at Table 7 on Friday. It is from Art Impressions. The embossed paper had been hiding on the shelf. The tools are from Micheal's and the "Hard at Work" from a sticker set from Hobby Lobby. I inked the embossed paper and added some Viva Pearl Pen on the Happy Birthday sign. The guy's head is popped up but not his body.

I didn't quite follow the design but it is pretty close.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sketch #151

Sketch #151

I thought this design was challenging.
 The elements were simple 
but I wasn't sure how to make it work.

 I used some envelope liners from a card kit and a paper white doily. The bigger Thank You is from Joann's and the 2 smaller scalloped circles are from a freebies from one of my magazines (Papercrafting or Creating Keepsakes). The card came together much easier than I had thought. I made a few more cards using the same papers but used some heart-shaped buttons.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Girlfriends stamps by Art Impressions!!

Oh NO! New stamps!! New stamps are my downfall!! I like them too much!! And new Art Impressions' new Girlfriends have arrived at Archiver's!! I purchased a few of them with my coupons. I will have to use them soon and post them. The Girlfriends remind me of my girlfriends at Table 7, although my Girlfriends are smaller than AI's Girlfriends. 

So in the picture are several of the new Girlfriends sets. I purchased Show the Love Stamp Set, Valentine Bear Set, Pedal Pushers Set, and Stayin' Afloat Set plus I got a free stamp with a $20 or more purchase. The free one is Life - Bling it on! I wanted the Show the Love Stamp but they didn't have any on the peg at Archiver's so I bought the Valentine Bear for the bear stamp collcetions. Then the assistant manager found the Show the Love stamp so I had to get it since she went to all the trouble of looking for the stamp. There were 2-3 more sets that I'l have to purchase later. Right at the moment I can only think of the girlfriends are at the movies wearing 
3-D glasses. I have seen the Girlfriends in a hot air balloon too.

Sketch #146

Sketch #146

 I used Simple Elegance Paper stack from Hobby Lobby to make this card. The sentiment was in drawer in my cubes. I kept the card simple with just the papers from the stack, and the sentiment, and a few dots of Viva's Pearl Pen black.

Sketch #35

Sketch #35

I'm still working on trying to make a card for each OWH sketch and I'm running behind. I did do this one during Christmas break when the boys had gone back to their apartments.

The bear is a freebie from Meljean's, which I colored with Copic markers. The paper (TPC Studio's Little Lovin' Best Friend Tree) is from Tuesday Morning ( a package of 25 for $1.99). The paper was double-sided so I used the back as the band in the middle. The foil hearts ran across the top and bottom of the front of the paper and I cut very carefully to save the hearts. I used only 2 of the foil hearts.


Sketch #153

I used some pink papers in the stash. The Disney princess paper has the 2 strips of shimmer papers and the Mrs. Grossman Castle sticker matted on more pink paper. I generated a sentiment on the computer. And ta da, Sketch #153 is done!!

Assorted cards from during Christmas break and today 1/13/13

 During the Christmas break, I spent a lot of time organizing the scrapbook room and putting things away. I did take a bit of time for a few cards.

Cards after going back to school

The January card is a subway art from Create with TLC. I added a couple of snowflake stickers and a Hampton art stamped sentiment matted and pop-dotted.

I have the typewriter in the stash of images and realized it was too big to use the way I had originally thought about. I used a strip from a glossy 12x12" paper from the DCVW Timeless Type to mount the typewriter on. I loved the old typewriter keys on the paper!! I used a free font to print my sentiment.

Below, the coffee cup and sentiment sticker are from Target's $1.00 bins. I used the Simple Elegance paper stack from Hobby Lobby again. The stickers had silver in them so they coordinated  nicely with the Simple Elegance's foil papers.

I love this pup on this photo-themed paper from Micheal's clearance bin over the summer. The double-sided paper had the pups and pictures on one side and the rows of cameras were on the other side. No sentiment yet and this one might be sent to my kiddo and not OWH.

I love Dearie Dolls at . They are too cute. I used colored pencils on this cutie. The papers are actually from the Winter DCVW stack but it complimented the doll very well. A simple stamp from Inkadinkado tags expressions stamp set is inked on a small scalloped oval and I was done.

I had used this car from Create with TLC before on cards about a year and found more of them. Hopefully, no one will notice. The car is the same but the papers are different this time. Most of the papers were in the scrap corral bins.

More from the scrap corral. OWH had done a video about wrangling your scraps so that you use them up more often. I decided to call my scrap bins a corral. It is definitely not organized as OWH's Sandy's is but at least I have the corral near me for easier access.

That said, the purple card is from the corral. I had purchased the cake slice from Joann's on clearance and the letters too. They were in a chipbox by K& company. I ran out of some letters so I used flowers for the o's.

1/13/13's cards

Today 1/13/13,  it had been raining most of the day. My hubby had his own projects going on so I spent a lot of time today in  my scrapbook room. I did watch the Purdue basketball win and a bit of the Patroits football game. I got a few different designs done. I used lots of pink paper and items!! I made several of the giraffe cards but the rest of the cards are few than 5 per designs. I usually make about 25-30 cards per design so I have some for the box to OWH and some for the friend/family stash.

This fun blue one is made with 2 coordinating papers from a DCWV stack, a big sticker with snowflake gems, and a tiny sentiment from Pat Catan's (formerly Crafts 2000). 

Pink paper from the corral! The cute ribbon is from American Crafts, the VW was a $1.00 stamp from Micheal's that I fussy-cut out, and a little pink button.

I have had this cute little giraffe from Meljean's for a while. I had sized it too big and somehow it got printed on a variety of colored papers. I used Copic markers on the giraffe. The pink one has more of the polka-dot ribbon from American Crafts to cover up the image's necktie. The pink paper is by Elsie and it is embossed with rainbows. Its sentiment was from a Hero Arts set. The yellow one has papers from the stash of zoo papers. Its sentiment is one I generated on my computer. I had printed it in dark yellow but it was too light so I had to reprint it in brown. The yellow one has black dots of Viva's Pearl Pen, which I am getting better at making small dots instead of big blobs.

More pink papers from the corral of scraps. The pink striped paper, ribbon and buttons (all from Hobby Lobby) were leftovers from the album I did for a friend's bridal shower. The sentiment is a favorite cling stamp.


Sketch #152

I am catching up with some of the newer Sketches. There is a new sketch designer for OWH and the designs are getting a bit more complex. 

Here's my card using the Sketch #152, using pieces from the scrap corral as I tried to wrangle my scraps into a more user-friendly storage. I don't know any of the papers I used but the stamp set was from JoAnn's $1.00 bins- Studio G ?. I used a smaller circle and scalloped circle than in the sketch as mine were in the corral. I added a couple of gems to the card. I made only a few of these cards, as that was the parts I had. The card seems to be missing something but.....
It is on a pale grey base as I couldn't reach my white ones.


Another Sketch. Here's OWH #148. It has a tag on it. I don't use tags very often but I had found a few of them after I cleaned up my scrapbook room.

Here's my version. I used one of my new Riley stamps. They had a sale on selected Riley wooden stamps once in Dec. and again in Jan. The wooden stamps were only $1.00!!!!! I went a bit crazy getting new Rileys. A friend ordered some Rileys with me at the second sale so we shared the shipping which was a bit more than the first sale. The sale was only on Fridays and I called the store. They were very friendly and shipping was fairly fast.

Here, I used Detective Riley on the card for Sketch #148, a patterned paper of orange, yellow, blue, green that I found in the stash, and cardstock of yellow and blue. I had found a rub-on runner and used that at the edges. The tag is pale green and I stamped Riley in brown but didn't color him this time. I used a small sentiment from a Fiskars stamp set.



I had to stop for a bit for the holidays. And then I did a bit of reorganizing and cleaning up in the scrapbook room. I found my table, some stamps that had been MIA, and some books that I now have duplicates of. I have been better about putting items away when I'm done at the table. It has stayed neater for the past few weeks. Yes, my table still has lots of stored items on it but they are images to use on cards, everyday stamps, the brand-new stamps, and things like that. I did buy a couple more white JetMax cubes from Micheal's to store more paper. I have to fix them though. The cubes are not holding the shelves in place. Not sure what do with them as I do not want to unload a whole column of cubes.

Sketch #147

Finally, I'm working on the sketches again. Here's Sketch #147.

And here's my version. The lighting is terrible. The pattern paper with the letters and the pink and purple papers are all coordinating and then I added a green dotted Swiss paper for the middle piece. I matted the sentiment from Create with TLC on a bronze piece of paper and added a strip of the same bronze paper as a border. Three raindrop circles are on the sentiment. I was going to use a different image but it was too big.