Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Deconstruced Sketch No. 181

Hello there!

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

Since Christmas is next week, we get 2 weeks to play with this fun sketch!

For my card this week, I used some Cosmo Cricket papers that I picked up last year after Christmas and hadn't had a chance to use. It is a super fun vintage-y collection called Dear Mr. Claus.

I used some Christmas Red Stickles and Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls by Ranger to add a few little accents to the background paper, and a bit of May Arts silk ribbon for a finishing touch.


I will be back next week with another card using this same sketch, and it may be my favorite card of 2014! I love how it turned out!

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, December 11, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 180

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

My card this week is kind of fun and quirky. I used the Joy to the World paper from the October Afternoon Silent Night 8x8 paper pad (both sides) to make this card. The embellishments are from the Holiday Style and Silent Night Miscellany Packs. One of the things I love about October Afternoon's paper pads are all of the different styles they pack into one pad. I was thinking about going all vintage-y with a different paper from the pad, but then I saw this paper and it just made me happy and pulled me in a completely different, fun, and a bit messy direction! The scallop die is by Pretty Pink Posh and the Pennant Die is by Verve.


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, December 04, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 179

Hello there!

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

I took my cues from the My Mind's Eye Sleigh Bells Ring 6x6 paper pad and made a cozy Christmas card this week. It kind of just makes me want to curl up by a nice, warm fire with a blanket and a big mug of hot chocolate!

I used the Eliza Snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp, the 'merry' from The Big, The Bold and the Merry Cutaways by Winnie and Walter and the "Christmas" stamp is from a cool set I just got from Amber over at the Damask Love blog. She designed a set called Over the Edge: Merry and I really love it!


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!

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!

 
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