Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #118

Good Sunday afternoon -- 

It is hot here in the desert -- spent some time in the pool today -- well I didn't actually -- I watched hubby swim while I sat on the edge and I stuck my feet in and enjoyed the cool water.  I like the pool just a bit warmer - we just fired off the solar this past week so - a few more hot days and it will be just perfect.   Before going outside, I did manage to make a few cards this morning using today's sketch.   I didn't do any for last week's sketch challenge, I just couldn't get my circle mojo going. :-)

I like this sketch  -  I thought this sketch was a very easy one.   I plan on making a few more cards using this sketch.  I tried keeping my cards very simple today, just following the sketch.  Although, I did try a new technique to me --  the inked block technique.  I did all of my cards using this technique.  I like the background that this technique provides.  I will be making a couple more "muscle cards" before I get my batch of cards out Monday or Tuesday to OWH.

I hope all of you have a had a good day crafting or doing what you like to do -- enjoy your week.

Thanks for stopping in.


I used Stampin' Up stamp set Elementary Elegance,  DSP and Card stock.
The punch is from EK Success.

Stamp Set:  SU Kindness Matters
Card stock, DSP and punch are from SU.

Stamp Set:  SU Countryside
Card stock and punch from SU

Watch Stamp from:  Stampers Best
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
DP:  Vintage Watches from Ourdoorsandmore and card stock is SU

This card I made before the I looked at the sketch -- so I thought it would be fun to share.
Stamp Set:  SU In the Wilderness
Card stock SU - I cut the bottom with a Spellbinder Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangle

Sunday, April 8, 2012

OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #116

Good Sunday Evening and Happy Easter.

I hope you had a happy Easter Sunday.    We stayed home for this Easter - all of our family lives out of state so I cooked a nice Easter dinner for the two of us -- it seems no matter how many for dinner 2 or 20 - the time to prepare and cook stays about the same.  Clean up is a little faster -- not so many dinner plates and glasses.   :-)

I managed to make one sketch challenge card -- between cooking and helping hubby out in the garage -- (he's busy building some cabinets for his man cave) and that extra hand to hold a measuring tape helps.

I switched gears from the Muscle Challenge cards to pink, blue and kraft for this card -- not sure why but I just couldn't get to thinking or my mojo to do masculine today.   

Thanks for taking the time to stop by -- and for past visitors - thanks for your encouraging and kind comments.

Have a wonderful week.


The Designer Paper - Beau Chateau,  the ribbon Scallop Dot,  label punch and card stock is all from SU.
The Rooster Stamp is from Close to my Heart.  The sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

Friday, April 6, 2012

OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge No. 115; the ODBD and Wednesday's Challenge "Thinking of You"

Good Morning - wishing everyone a blessed day.

Finally getting Sunday's Challenge posted and managed to make one more card for OBDB's Challenge and Wednesday got here and that challenge was to make a card with 'Thinking of you" so I decided to add that sentiment to the OBDB's challenge -- now I am all caught up on the challenges for this week.

I also wanted to say Sandy got me with her April Fool's pranks.  I was already working on Masculine cards for the OWH Muscle Challenge but when she said that a request had come in for brown cards -- I thought I can do that so I switched from making cards with cars using blues, blacks and reds and wasn't going to do the outdoorsie ones just yet  -- so I switched gears and made a couple of brown cards to follow or fearless leaders request. - Then today I am reading on the Homefront Blog and see that the brown card request was a joke along with the glitter story and Ellen --  Boy did I get fooled -- Hmmm next year I won't be so gullible (LOL)

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Sharon S.

I used this week's sketch - water colored the fish (my first attempt at water coloring)
DP is American Traditional Designs - the sentiment is from Hero Arts and the card
stock is from SU.  Brown button from my thrift shop finds.  I don't have the info on the
maker of the fish stamp.  The corrugated strip is from a repurposed coffee cuff.

I used this week's sketch for this card too.  The DP is from American Traditional Designs,
the Topo paper is from scraps I had.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the Jeep stamp is from
Sweet Home.  The corrugated strip is from a repurposed coffee cuff.