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


JoAnn Ross said...

Love the sketch cards! They're so pretty. And the guy cards are great, too.

I really love the pocket watch!! My husband has one from his grandfather, who was a conductor on a railroad. His father had inherited it and when he (my husband) was a little boy, he'd always take it out to look at it. There's just something so special about them! I know whatever dad gets that card will cherish it!

Donna Hanley said...

Fabulous cards. I could never pick a favorite. I do love that punch on your first card and think I have to add that to my wish list. You are certainly doing more than your fair share for our heroes.

Jen said...

Nice sketch card! I love the pocket watch image - nice masculine cards, you really rocked those!

Jen said...

Nice sketch card! I love the pocket watch image - nice masculine cards, you really rocked those!

Linda said...

great cards! Gald you found your mojo! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

You've created a really great group of cards here! You did a nice job with both the masculine and the elegant looks. Thanks for joining in this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge!

Sybrina K said...

Great cards -- all of them!

Love the pocket watch dad card you posted on OWH!

Julie said...

Beautiful cards! I love the first one - I just got that stamp set and might have to CASE your card :) Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

cindyann said...

These cards are simply elegant and lovely. Wow! I like each one.