{4.20.14} wanna sketch no. 15

Wanna Sketch? no. 15

What, what?  Here we are… already on sketch NUMBER 15, whoop, whoop!!!  When I decided to bring back wanna sketch, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep this ball rollin’.  I tried before, but it was placed on the back burner when other distractions popped up.  Well folks, wanna sketch is here to stay!!!  I’m doing it.  *pat on back*  Haha.  And it makes me so happy that you are still here with me too.

Let’s get to it….

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Are you ready to take this sketch on???  The linky will stay open until Friday, May 16, 2014 {11:55pm PT}.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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[4.20.2014] wanna sketch highlights

Wanna Sketch no. 14 Highlights

Wow, just WOW!!!  You all absolutely blew me away with your amazing cards.  Your beautiful, classy, cute and funny cards thrilled me to no end!!!  Thank you all for playing along.  Because I love them all, it is hard to pick just a few to highlight.  I really should just post them all.  Ha.

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Tracy has the most beautiful, soft CAS style.  I absolutely adore it.  I love her her take on the sketch.  So cleverly layered with the perfect office stamps.

Don’t you just love all the great layered paper in Lisa’s design?  I sure do.  I also love those little bits of bling!!!  Bling never hurts.  Ha.

K, seriously?  I love a fabulous PUN, like big time!  I adore the way Amy made this little mushroom be the star in this card!

The next Wanna Sketch challenge goes up in an hour!!!  Make sure you check back and play along!  You are more than welcome to grab the Wanna Sketch Highlight blinkie to place on your blogs if you’d like.

 

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[4.17.2014] email list gone wrong

I’m so sorry if you received multiple post emails recently.  For some reason, one of my OLD, OLD, OLD posts went out several times.  I have no clue why.  I seem to have some problems with my post updates being emailed out as well.  Ugh.  Blog problems never ends.

So, I’ll be working on a solution.  I apologize for any inconvenience or annoyance.

Hugs.

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{4.15.2014} sending a little happy

a little happy

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Just poppin’ with a card using the current Unity stamp of the week: Sending Happy Your Way.  Seriously, what better way to send some happy than with rainbows and ladybugs.  Total cuteness.  Such a random design.  Totally not what I had invisioned for this card.  In my mind, I had all sorts of patterned paper layered, the sentiment in a different banner shape and a tall card instead of landscape.  Yep, totally out the window when i couldn’t find the perfect patterned paper.

So, I changed gears and went with utilizing some scraps with the wood grain patterned paper.  You know the complimenting patterned paper 6×6 pads will place in a strip at the top of the sheet, that is what I used for my pseudo tape.

Unity Stamp of the Week

You can find more information and to sign up for the Stamp of the Week HERE.
Who wouldn’t love a little Unity delivered EVERY week.
Awesome.

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[4.10.2014] happy unity thursday

Yay for Thursdays… with Unity.

Eeek, time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on.

We are starting a BRAND NEW {be inspired} Unity Challenge today.  Three fabulous ways to be inspired this month.

I love those colors and that sketch, so my card is based on both.

IMG_2586_dahlhouseThe plump polka dot background is one of my faves!!!  So love how it can add texture (embossed) and interest to the background of a card.  I layered some journal cards on top (note the cute little mason jars… inspired by the photo as well).  Then, I stamped the Thank You from the Be Your Own Beautiful KOM on cork.  Yup, cork, totally cool huh.

Up next, I have a card using this week’s Stamp of the Week.

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IMG_2564_dahlhouseThis butterfly is AMAZING, don’t you think?  That Angie Blom, she is pretty darn fantastic with her designs.

I only popped up the purple part of the butterfly.  Love the little bit of dimension.  Just adds a little something, something that is different.

I keep this card very simple, like a peice of art.  I just added a little Wink of Stella glitter to the butterfly and some buttons to accent the butterfly’s colors.

** COMMENT PRIZE **
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 2 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

Here are all the girls hopping today…  just click on the next pretty girl in line.


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[3.30.14] wanna sketch reminder

Let’s revisit Wanna Sketch no. 14

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I can’t believe Wanna Sketch is already starting its second week!  Man, time flies by so fast.  There have been some A.MaZ.iNG entries so far.  I’m loving all the great cards, keep them coming!!!

Here’s my second take on the current sketch.

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This is just the sweetest of stamps, especially those cute little strawberries.  And I do LOVE strawberries.  I think one of my favorite things is angel food cake with strawberries.  Yum, now I’m craving that.  Ha.

I had some strawberry paper lying around just waiting for this stamp set to be born.  They make a pretty sweet pair, right?

I colored those yummy heart seeded strawberries with copics and then added a bit of glitter to the stems.  The camera really has a hard time capturing the sparkle from the Wink of Stella pens.  It much more brilliant in real life.

So now, it is your turn to take this sketch on!  The linky will stay open until Friday, April 18, 2014 {11:55pm PT}.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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[3.27.2014] unity thursday

Unity Thursday

Whoop, whoop!  It is THURSDAY and time to have some fun with the Unity design team.  If you have been hopping you should be arriving from Joslyn’s blog, if not, all the action starts on the Unity blog.

I’m playing with the new Stamp of the Week today.  I love the whimsy of these flowers.

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So, this is how this card went down.  Lol.  I had the layout in my head, cut all my pieces, had my stamps all done and colored in.  I was putting everything together and then I dropped my ink on top of my sentiment square.  Eeek.  Not good.  Before that even happened, I was having trouble finding a place to put it anyway.  I think I moved all the squares around a billion and one times.  So, once the sentiment was ruined, I took it as a sign and just left the front blank.  Now, I have a card ready to go for any occasion.  Problem solved and I don’t leave fronts blank very often, so that is kinda fun.

And onto this cutie.  I have been waiting to use this little stamp FOREVER.  This little Ellie is so sweet.

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Total cuteness, right.  This could easily be a boy card if you changed out the colors to blue or even green or yellow.  Little boys like elephants too.  So, I have heard.  I brought out my Silver Wink of Stella glitter pen for this one.  Those stars needed to shine.

** COMMENT PRIZE **
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 2 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing Shilo next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Unity Stamp Co
Angie

Erin
Jolande
Joslyn
Lisa A.
Shilo
Stephanie
Kary
Angeline
Swarup

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[3.16.2014] wanna sketch no. 14

Wanna Sketch no. 14

BRAND new SKETCH time!!!  Yay!  Hope you like this one.  I think it will be super fun.  Let’s get to it.

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The sketch is all about layering this week.  Layering patterned paper, stamps, ribbon, washi tape… the possibilities are endless.  Let the boxes be your guide, but they don’t have to be literal either.  I ended up putting washi behind my notebook tag and moved the sentiment up to the corner since I liked the idea of my mushroom guy “saying” the sentiment instead of putting it below him.

Are you ready to give this sketch a try???  The linky will stay open until Friday, April 18, 2014 {11:55pm PT}.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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[3.16.2014] wanna sketch HIGHLIGHTS

Howdy!

Happy Sunday!!!  A great big thanks to those who played along with our last sketch challenge.  Such pretty, pretty cards.  I’m always amazed by your fabulous creativity.  Let’s get to a couple highlights.

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Just look at this card by Lisa.  An absolute STUNNER, right?  A.maz.ing!  I love the layering of flowers and little added sparkle.  Just beautiful.

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Oh my, absolute ADORE this birthday card.  I love how Jen used the balloons to frame the perfect scripty birthday sentiment.  Love those little tiny dots to balance out the card too.  Fabulously done chica.

The next Wanna Sketch challenge goes up in an hour!!!  Make sure you check back and play along!  You are more than welcome to grab the Wanna Sketch Highlight blinkie to place on your blogs if you’d like.  :)

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