We take turns being the hostess over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week I have the privilege of creating and sharing the sketch for the week. This is what I came up with:
Whenever we go to the pet supply store, my daughters always love to look at the mice, hamsters, and guinea pigs. I have heard so many pleas to buy one for a pet, but I have never given in. I love our dog. I could love a cat (my son is allergic). But a rodent? No way!! They give me the heebie-jeebies! My daughters think they are cute, but in my book the only kind of cute mouse is the animated mouse (like in “Cinderella”) or the cute mice in the Merry Mice stamp set.
This cute little critter was stamped on some Shimmery White card stock and colored with a blender pen and some ink pads — Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, and Smoky Slate. A little clear Wink of Stella was added on the nose, ornament, and star.
We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! Meanwhile, be sure to zip on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop! We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.
One of the things I love most about the Irresistibly Floral dsp is that you can add any color you like to it. I wanted to make a bright and happy birthday card, so I made one with a fun color combination of Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo. It was easy to sponge on a little Daffodil Delight ink to the dsp.
I used the stamp set Confetti Celebration for the focal image. A little black Metallic Thread was looped underneath and some Melon Mambo Brights Enamel Shapes were placed around the card.
You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog. I always love seeing what she makes! If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog. Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing
Enjoy your Monday! Thanks for stopping by!
It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches! And this week our talented friend from Australia, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess. Check out the great sketch she has for us:
I recently acquired a new set that I was eager to ink up and color. It’s the Basket of Wishes set in the Holiday Catalog. It’s a fun set because there are three different baskets and four different arrangements that you can place in the baskets. If I could remember anything from my college statistics class, I could tell you just how many different baskets you could make. It’s a lot!
I totally stayed true to the sketch this week! Shocking! I stamped the image with Basic Black Archival ink onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I colored it with a blender pen and my ink pads — Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, and a little Smoky Slate for outline shadowing. This one is easy to color and fun!
I used some of the Fancy Frost Specialty dsp, which has beautifully textured designs and has some patterns that don’t have to be used just for Christmas-themed cards. I very lightly sponged some Crumb Cake ink onto the raised dots to add a tiny bit of contrast.
A strip of Petals & Paisleys Specialty dsp and a strip of a Copper Foil Sheet were used as well. The sentiment is from a stamp in the Paisleys & Posies set.
We hope you’ll join us and play along with us this week! We love to see what you create! Meanwhile, be sure to jump on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.
Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! There are 20 of us from around the globe who will be sharing our projects with you twice each month. All you need to do to follow along is click on the link at the bottom of each post.
This is one of our “Open” hops, where we can use any of the products in our quarterly box. I decided to pull out Flourishing Phrases and make a bright, happy card that has a Summery feel. Summer is often considered to be over with the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S., and I guess this is my last attempt to hold on to it for a little longer. Of course, here in Texas it will still feel like Summer for a couple of months most likely.
I started by die-cutting a bunch of leaves and flowers with the Flourish Thinlits Dies. I used Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight for my color palette.
I added some White Perfect Accents on the flowers and some gold Metallic Enamel Shapes (these will be included in the weekly specials at 25% off Sept 1-7, so stock up!).
You’re ready to hop on over to The Netherlands and visit Chantal de Kaste’s blog by clicking on the link below. You can use Google Translate for any blogs for which you need translation help. It’s so fun to hop around the world!