Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there!

The Deconstructed Sketch team will be back next Thursday with a new sketch, but for this week, we are taking a little Thanksgiving break, giving you an extra week to work on sketch #178!


I have been working on making tiny little Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecakes to take to Thanksgiving dinner at my sister's house... Of course, I had to make sure they were share-worthy before I took them over. I am happy to report that they are awesome!

I hope you all have a wonderful day! See you back here next week for another Deconstructed Sketch!



Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 178

Hello there!

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

This week, Jen has a circle sketch for us to work with. It is also a two-week sketch, so we will be using this one until after the US Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.

I have to admit that circle cards are always a bit of a challenge for me, but this week I was ready to take it on, and take it one step further! I have never jumped on the whole shaker card band wagon, mostly because I like to go my own way and not take after trends. It seems like "everyone" is doing shaker cards lately, so I have steered away from doing so. Buuuuut.... I have seen some really cool ones floating around blogland this holiday season, AND I just got some gorgeous new sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, sooooooo, I hopped on this shaker card band wagon with everyone else! And, I have to say, it's pretty fun! ☺

I started by cutting a couple of 5" circles on my Silhouette Cameo, then layered on some papers from the 25th & Pine 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey and then die-cut the deer using Mama Elephant's Winter Wonderland Creative Cuts from gold foil paper. The stamps are all from the coordinating Winter Wonderland stamp set. I didn't have any clear acetate, so I found an old 12x12 sheet by Hambly that had some printed frames on it, and just cut the circle out of that. Yay! I used 4 mm Marshmallow, 6 mm Marshmallow, 4 mm Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and some Glass Glitter by Melissa Frances inside the shaker.


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!

I will also be linking this up to the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge Blog. The challenge for November is Holiday Cards and Tags!


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Your Time to Shine!

Hi There!

I have been trying to get a chance to play along with The Cutting Edge Challenge ever since it started, but somehow never quite made it, until today!

I absolutely loved the inspiration card for Challenge #14, and knew that some way, somehow I just HAD to find a way to make a card like it! Isn't it awesome?

I looked through my vast collection of dies, and found that the only one I had that would work was a really cool star from the Cosmic Stars set by Memory Box.

I marked out a grid on the back side of my paper, and started running that little star through. NINE times! I just love the way it turned out though! I popped the die-cut panel up with some foam tape, then I decided it needed a little something extra so I ran the little star die through another nine times on some silver glitter paper! The things we do to make the perfect card, eh?

The sentiment is from the fabulous Mama Elephant stamp set Lights Out.


This card makes me happy and will probably sit on my shelf for a while just to inspire me.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Love U - VLV November 2014 Week 2

Hello there!

I am so happy to say that I had another productive weekend in the craft room and I was able to complete another card for the Viva la Verve challenge this month! My goal this year was to participate every week all year long... but, that didn't happen! So, I am super excited that I made it 2 weeks in a row!

I picked up an 8x8 Glitz Design Love You Madly paper pad on clearance the other day and had to put it right to use. I had lots of fun piling on the layers and embellishments. I also used Verve's You + I  stamp set and I Heart U die set along with a heart die from Savvy Stamps and the Love You die from Simon Says Stamp. I added some fun touches with gold foil paper, gold vellum, and regular vellum along with a wood veneer heart and sparkling clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.




I am linking this card up to the following challenges:
Verve November 2014 Inspiration Challenge: Naturally Navy
Verve November Diva Dare: Vellum Visions
Virginia's View Challenge #9: All Things Metallic

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 177

Hello there!

Welcome to the 177th edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

As usual, Jen has dreamed up a super fun sketch for us to work with this week! I can't wait to see what you all do with it.

I just grabbed a few odds and ends that were laying around my workspace... a piece of paper that I had embossed a long time ago... some scraps of paper (MME Jubilee and Cut & Paste) and the awesome Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamp Ampersand Die and a bit of gold foil paper and just kind of threw it all together. There was some black embroidery floss laying there, so I wound that around for good measure! Of course I had to add a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins also since those are my new obsession! ☺


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! 

Sunday, November 09, 2014

VLV Happy Birthday

Hello there!
Just popping in to share another card I made this weekend!

Several weeks ago, I bought a couple of sheets of the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper because I really liked the back sides and have just now had a chance to use them. I paired them with the Viva la Verve sketch for this week and found a match made in heaven! ☺ 

The sentiment stamp is from one of my all-time favorite Verve stamp sets: Hope Blooms. I also used the Scroll Die by Verve, another fave. Of course, no card is now complete without sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. This time around, I used the 4mm Charcoal.


This card also qualifies for the Verve Diva Dare to use Vellum! So I am linking it up over there also!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Mojo Monday #370

Hello there!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am enjoying one last beautiful fall weekend here in the Pacific Northwest... the weatherman says winter is coming tomorrow! ☺

I was able to spend a little time in the craft room this weekend, so I thought I would play along with some of my favorite challenges.

This card is for Mojo Monday. Julee has created a great sketch (as usual), plus it's contest week! Yay!

I pulled out the 6x6 25th & Pine paper pad by Basic Grey that I bought after Christmas last year and paired it with my favorite Verve set of all time; Bright Spirits to create this festive holiday card! Oh, and I had to add a bit of my newest obsession: Pretty Pink Posh sequins! Love them!



This card also qualifies for the Verve Diva Dare to use Vellum! So I am linking it up over there also!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 176

Hello there!

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

Jen has another fabulous sketch for us to work with this week!

I had so much fun with this one. I finally had time to pull out some new goodies and put them to use! I recently ordered the new Songbirds stamp and die set as well as the Holiday Double Cuts die set from Papertrey Ink and have been anxious to get them out and create with them. Today's sketch was a perfect fit! I also recently placed a first time order with Pretty Pink Posh and received the Stitched Borders 1 Dies and an assortment of gorgeous sequins. You can see that I managed to use those products on this card as well! ☺


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! 

Supplies used:
Paper: Classic Kraft, Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides {Papertrey Ink}, Peppermint {Bazzill}, Joyous {My Mind's Eye}, Gold Vellum
Dies: Songbirds, Holiday Doublecuts {Papertrey Ink}, Femme Frames, Dainty Bow Creative Cuts {Mama Elephant}, Stitched Borders I Die {Pretty Pink Posh}
Stamps: Songbirds {Papertrey Ink}
Other: Memento Toffee Crunch Ink {Tsukineko}, 4mm Marshmallow Sequins {Pretty Pink Posh}
 
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