Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 165

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

Jen has another great sketch with lots of layers for us this week.

I had the opportunity to get my hands on some new My Mind's Eye Just Sayin' products this week, so I paired them up with my favorite stamp set from Neat + Tangled and got this crazy little card out of the mix:


Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 164

Hello there!

Are you ready for this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch?

Jen has another fun one for us!

For my card this week, I pulled out my embossing paste again... I am having so much fun playing with it lately! ;)

I used the Memory Box Oh My Stars stencil and then started with my layers. The Avery Elle "happy" die coordinates very nicely with the Handwritten Notes stamp set and provided just the focal point I was looking for!

This card is for my awesome nephew who turned 14 this week. Seems like just yesterday I was holding him in my arms... now he is almost in high school! Yikes!


I apologize for the inferior image quality. I took this picture as I was rushing out the door to his birthday party, and didn't check to make sure if it was good enough.

Here is the list of the other DT members so you can check out their awesome creations as well:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 163

Hello there!

Welcome to another edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

Jen has another awesome sketch for us this week -- so full of possibilities! The DT has so many different takes on it. I always love to see how everyone interprets the same sketch. Creativity is so fun!

.......

I sometimes have a little trouble coming up with a color starting point... there are just so many options to choose from, and I don't like to get stuck in a rut, just using my favorite colors over and over again. Well, I came across this website called Design Seeds (that is probably not new to anyone else except me!) :) and it is FULL of wonderful color inspiration!

I chose this as my inspiration piece:


...and came up with this:


I had a lot of fun with my little Cuttlebug and several new and old favorite dies. I also used a Tim Holtz stencil and embossing paste for the background texture.

Here is the list of the other Design Team members so you can check out what amazing things they have created using this week's awesome sketch!


I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Supplies used:
Paper: Nightmist, Candy Hearts, Cotton Candy {Bazzill}, April Lovely (Core'dinations}, Vintage Cream {Papertrey Ink}, Mint to Be {Avery Elle}
Dies: Darling Poppies, Effera Butterfly Wings, Rhone Butterfly Wings {Memory Box}, Fishtail Flags STAX {My Favorite Things}, Hello Script {Mama Elephant}
Other: Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil {Stamper's Anonymous}, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste {Dreamweaver Stencils}

Monday, August 04, 2014

PTI's Make It Monday #175

Hello there!

I had a little time to play in the craft room so I thought I would try out Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.

Danielle showed us how to make Creative Card Borders Using Non-Border Dies. I have never tried partial die-cutting before, but I will again. It is a fun technique!

Here is my take on the challenge:


I used Papertrey Ink's Fancy Flourishes stamps and dies, Beautiful Butterflies stamps and dies and a special limited edition stamp set called A Big Thank You. 

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 162

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

This past weekend was my birthday, and my sisters each got me new goodies from my favorite local scrapbooking store, so I told them I would use them on this week's card!

I got the new 8x8 Come Away With Me paper pad by Graphic 45 and the Chalkboard Greetings Too stamp set by My Favorite Things:



Here is the list of the other Design Team members so you can check out what amazing things they have created using this week's awesome sketch!



I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 161

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch. As usual, Jen has cooked up a fantastic sketch for us this week.

Here is my take on it:


Here is the list of the other Design Team members so you can check out what amazing things they have created using this week's awesome sketch!






I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Head Over Heels {Echo Park}, Kraft {Papertrey Ink}, Silver Fox {Avery Elle}
Stamps: Oh Happy Day {Avery Elle}
Dies: Pinked Die Elle-ments {Avery Elle}, Fishtail Flags STAX {My Favorite Things}, Glorious Gerber Daisies {Memory Box}
Ink: Black Hero Hues Dye Ink {Hero Arts}, Clear Wink of Stella {Kuretake}
Embellishments: Cut & Paste Flair "Sweet" Enamel Dots {My Mind's Eye}, Doily {Punky Sprouts}

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 160


Hello There!


Welcome to a very special edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!


This week we are sponsored by My Favorite Things!! MFT is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to one lucky Deconstructed Sketch participant!!

 Here's what you need to do to be entered into the drawing:

  • Create a card using DS160.
  • Upload it to your blog, PinterestFlickrSplitcoaststampers or other online gallery.
  • Link your project to Jen's blog using InLinks by July 23, 2014 at midnight CST. 
  • The winner will be announce on Friday July 25, 2014. 
  • Good Luck!!
For my card today, I used the Blueprints 17 and Balloon STAX Die-namics, and the Celebrate You stamp set from the latest MFT release.



I can't wait to play around some more with these wonderful products, I can see I will get so much use out of them... they are so awesome and versatile! Thank you so much to My Favorite Things for sponsoring us today!

Here is the list of the other Design Team members so you can check out what amazing things they have created using this fantastic new release!




I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!