Hexagon Thoughts

Hexagon Thoughts


I’ve had so little time to stamp lately, and I’ve missed it terribly.  So I carved out 30 minutes yesterday morning, and decided to create just for fun.  I tell you, this hobby is like therapy for me.  I felt so much better after doing it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  I have piles of laundry to get through, a nine-year old birthday party to attend, and shopping to do.  Busy day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Six-Sided Sampler, Off the Grid, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, In Color Dahlias, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Chevrons and Hexagons

Which do you love more?  Hexagons or Chevrons?  Well, I have a card today for those of you who can’t decide.

chevrons and hexagonsI stamped the background with the Positively Chevron background stamp using Versamark ink.  I then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I love this look!

Enjoy your Thursday!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another Fab Friday card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Positively Chevron, Lots of Thanks, Six-Sided Sampler
Ink:  Versamark, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance
Embellishments:  Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Hexagon punch, Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder


Autumn Temperatures can Come — FMS99

Well, look at that!  We’re on sketch #99 at Freshly Made Sketches this week, and the fantabulous  (she deserves her own superlative) Rita Wright has a fun sketch for us this week:

Now I will have to say that this one had me stumped for quite a while.  I just didn’t know what to put in those circles.  I finally decided that they didn’t have to be circles and that I should use hexagons.  And then I decided to use little favorites in the negatives of the punched hexagons.

Column of Three -- FMS99I pulled out some of the new Sweater Weather dsp because I LOVE Fall colors and I’ve been dying to use it.  The title of this dsp just made me laugh out loud because I can’t even imagine wearing a sweater — it has been so HOT here the past three weeks.  Though I’m not ready for the kids to go back to school, I am ready for some Autumn temperatures.

I hope you can make time to join us with this challenge.  Go see what the other designers made at the Freshly Made Sketches site— you’ll see a wide variety of incredible projects this week.  And make sure you come back next week for our 100th sketch milestone! There will definitely be a few fun surprises — that’s all I’m saying!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Six-Sided Sampler
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather dsp
Embellishments:  Naturals Designer Buttons, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Hexagon punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Regals Candy Dots

Grunge and Hexagons — FMS97

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, and the super talented, Artisan Award Winning, Jennifer Timko has a fun sketch for us.

In keeping with the Gorgeous Grunge theme this week, I used that stamp set and the Six-Sided Sampler set (the hexagon set).  I was slow in getting this set, but now that I have it, I’m having a hard time not using it all of the time.

Grungey HexagonsI’m not sure why, but I’ve had a hard time using the Modern Medley dsp.  At convention, it seemed like all of the stamping demonstrations included this dsp — everyone raved about it.  So I’m determined to give it a fair shake and use it.  And I must say, that I like it on this card.  I like it with the softer colors.

I hope you’ll join us in this sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  You can see what the other designers made here.  Come back tomorrow and I’ll have another Gorgeous Grunge project for you.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Six-Sided Sampler
Ink:  So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Paper:  So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Honeycomb embossing folder, Hexagon punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels (colored with a black Sharpie), staple