[11.21.2014] tag you’re it and 25 days of tags

Tag You’re It and 25 days of Tags

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We have a special week happening at Tag You’re It!.  Design Team member Tracey has been hosting a 25 Days of Christmas Tags on her blog and asked the TYI team to play along.  OF COURSE we wanted to play along!!!  So, I have two projects this week using the tag inspiration.

Inspiration: Oh that lovely double tag tied with a pretty bow… Maureen’s card is just beautiful.  I love the layout of this card and used it as a sketch.  I also loved the flower detail and the polka dots on the patterned tag.

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I started out with my two tags.  I had a scrap piece of white cardstock that I had embossed with swiss dots.  Hmmm, seemed like a good time to use it.  I layered the pink tag on top and tied them together.  I used my Pixscan Cameo mat to cut out the flower, colored it with Copics and popped that up as well.  After much thought, I ended up stamping my sentiment on that center strip of paper and finished off with some sequins.

And now for my Christmas tags… cuz this inspiration is just perfect for the Christmas season too.

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I decided for these tags to go for some cuteness.  I’m still in love with the double tag idea from Maureen’s inspiration.  I mimicked the patterned paper behind and tied together with some string.  The little reindeer are colored with Copics and accented with a Wink of Stella glitter pen and some Glossy Accents.

If you haven’t been by Tracey’s blog yet, make sure you head over.  She has a ton of prizes to giveaway.  She is also giving away a prize to those who comment on her guests blogs as well.  So don’t forget to leave a comment.  I’ll be picking a name to put her into her prize drawing.

and then… you can also join us at Tag You’re It!  Visit the Challenge blog to see all the inspiration projects and how to play along.  It is all about fun and tags!!!

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[11.17.2014] wanna sketch no. 22

Wanna Sketch no. 22

Wow, November is more than half over.  Yikes!  If you are like me, your remaining weeks in this beautiful 2014 are jam packed and filled with TONS of plans, celebrations, good food, chores, shopping, crafting and drinking.  Not in any particular order.  Ha.  ‘Tis the season.

I have a feeling I’ll be sharing a Christmas card using this sketch in the next couple weeks.  I have an idea brewing.  But for today’s kick off, I have a very springy type card (surprisingly).  It is not quite fall or winter in Arizona.  It is how it goes, we go from 100 degree weather to 60 overnight.  I’m waiting for that to happen.  Maybe this week if we are lucky.  I want to bring out my sweatshirts.

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I wanted to make sure that the line of hearts in the sketch were the focus of the card.  I found the perfect stamp to mimic that line and left it in black and white.  One of my favorite stamping tricks lately.  I just used a Copic marker to add a little shadowing.  All the stamping was done in black and then I used patterned paper to bring in the color.  That heart is super shiney in the photo.  Really, it is just glossy accents over patterned paper, but the light hit it just perfect to make it look a little pearl-ish.

Now it is your turn… Are you ready to take this sketch on???  The linky will stay open until Friday, December 19, 2014 {11:55pm PT}.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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[11.17.2014] wanna sketch no. 21 highlights

Wanna Sketch no. 21 Highlights

Yikes, I’m a little late to my own party.  Ha.  We are getting the carpet replaced in our house and it looks like all the bedrooms threw up into the other side of the house.  Before I realized, Sunday had came and went and Wanna Sketch no. 22 hadn’t happened.

Well, no worries.  Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from last month’s challenge and we’ll kick off the next sketch in an hour.

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Beth

I can’t stand how adorable Beth’s sweater card turned out.  LOVE the color combo and her use of snowflakes for the accents in the sketch.

Kim

I just can’t stand how creative Kim was to use the ornaments for the accents in the sketch!  Love, love, love that idea.

Jen

Navy, gold and silver… classy and elegant.  This card has it all, just brilliantly done.

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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[11.13.2014] CAS(E) this Sketch hits #100

Congrats CAS(E) this Sketch

I can’t believe CAS(E) this Sketch has hit challenge #100.  I was thrilled when Chrissy invited me back to help celebrate this milestone.  I was lucky to be apart of CTS’s beginning and I’m beyond excited to see that it still is going strong.  So, tet’s take a look at the sketch and get started.

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When I saw the sketch, I immediately reached for patterned paper.  I knew I wanted that to be the major focal point for this card to mimic the bottom feature of the sketch.  Surprisingly, the first paper pad I grabbed was perfect.  I trimmed out this flourish from the paper and glued it down.  Next, I found the flower and circle stamps to mimic a similar pattern from the paper to accent and blend the trimmed out portion into the card.  I love how it was almost made to go together.  Yay.  Last, I added my birthday sentiment and some sequins to finish everything off.

I hope you’ll play along and celebrate the 100th sketch too.

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[11.9.2014] wanna sketch no. 21 reminder

Hello Wanna Sketch Friends…

Yay, you all are rockin’ out this sketch.  I am blown away by all the amazing ideas.  I want to see MORE, so keep them coming.  I’m back with a second take on the challenge, ready?

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When my Picscan mat arrived, this deer was the first image I cut out.  I just couldn’t wait to try out my new Cameo toy.  I colored him with watercolors, let it dry and then used my Cameo to cut him out.  Then, I promptly forgot about him.  Ha.  So, he has been sitting on my desk for weeks, just waiting for his turn.  Well, his time has come for this week’s reminder.

I grabbed some more watercolor paper and created the ombre background with some blue and green watercolors.  Once it was dry, I spritz it with some shimmer.  Then, I added some twine and sequins for the elements in the sketch.

So now, it is your turn to take this sketch on???  The linky will stay open until Friday, October 17, 2014 {11:55pm PT}.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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[11.6.2014] unity thursday time

Unity Thursday

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 have so fabulous new releases this week.

I’m using the brand new kit of the month today…

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Lots of pretty images this month.  I decided those flowers needed to be water colored first.  I stamped them off the edge of the card and then added the sentiment.  Came in with some simple water coloring and finished off with a bit of a splash of green color over it all.

** 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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[10.23.2014] unity thursday

Happy Thursday

Time for some more THURSDAY fun with the Unity design team.  We’re hopping and having tons of fun with some Unity stamps.  If you haven’t been hopping along, all the action starts on the Unity blog.  There’s always fun stuff going on.

Check out these new releases…

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I’m just going to jump right in with this holiday card.  I just adore this little owl image.  He is all bundled up for the winter and ready to celebrate the holidays.  I combined it with the Magic of Christmas stamp set.

** 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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[10.19.2014] wanna sketch no. 21

Hello Wanna Sketch Friends…

Sketch number 21 coming right up.  Have fun and see where it takes you.  The flowers can be anything from stamps to sequins.  You make the call and I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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Wow, is it really that time to start thinking about Christmas cards?  Nah.  I don’t believe it.  I still have a month to really think about them.  But Unity came out with a brand new sentiment kit for Christmas (designed by me) and I just had to ink it up.  The are sized big and bold to be a focal point for a card.

These are little money holders.  I used up some of my 6×6 patterned paper to make these little guys.  Fold a 6×6 sheet in half and there you have it.  Just the same size as moolah.

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

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[10.19.2014} wanna sketch highlights

Wanna Sketch no. 20 Highlights

Amazing, I just love what you all did with the last challenge.  Shall we take a look at some of the beautiful entries.

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Steph

Steph’s card is FAN.TAS.TIC!  I love all that bit of action in the bottom corner.  perfect fall colors, for a simply amazing autumn card.

Kim

Perfection.  I love the bit of coloring to the flowers in the bottom coloring.  There is just something elegant about a black and white image with just a pop of color.  Beautifully done.

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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