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Sketch Saturday Challenge #377

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by our own Niki who is offering a special prize package for our random winner. Thanks Niki!  You have until Friday, September 11th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I used a previous Simon Says Stamp card kit stamp set called, “Watt’s Up.”  The paper collection is “Sunny” from My Minds Eye.  I stamped the light bulb with Simon Says Stamp “Fog” ink and embellished with Wink of Stella Pen.  The sun rays are stamped with Hero Arts Butter Bar and the whole card is edged using Antique Linen Distress ink.

I hope you will join in our challenge this week and we look forward to see how you used the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #363

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique who is offering the randomly chosen winner a 10 pound gift certificate to their store!

It’s also the 5th Saturday of the month and that means you get to pick your own sketch!  Here is a link to find all the sketches you can choose from and boy are there a lot.  You have until Friday, June 5th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch I chose:


For my card I chose Digi Stamp Boutique’s “Edwin & Hetty”, which I colored with Copic Markers and used the My Minds Eye “Fancy That” 6 x 6 paper pack.  The circle and square dies are both My Favorite Things.  The paper behind the circle is made using a Jenny Bowlin stencil and Simon Says Stamp “Pale Blush Pink” ink.  The sentiment is WPlus9 “Hand Lettered Thanks”.

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I can’t wait to see which sketch you choose for the new Sketch Saturday Challenge!


Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

Happy May 1st!  It’s time for another Technique Junkies Blog Hop. For this hop, we are celebrating the new May Release at the Technique Junkies Store.  In addition to cool new stamps, there are new stencils, art anthology colorations, and a variety of new dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.  As a special treat, Pat is offering 15% off all May Release Stamps for one week!  WooHoo!

Stop by all the design team’s blogs for great samples of the other new May Release stamps. Being from Southern California, I was excited to see that some of the release is beached themed and focused my cards on that theme.

My first card uses the Background Popup Technique from the Simple & Easy Inking CD.  I started by stamping the Sand Dollars #S617 image on two sheets of Bristol Smooth card stock with Simon Says Stamp Ink in Khaki.  I cut out the sand dollars from one of the sheets and popped them up on the uncut image.  I stamped “Listen to the Sea #SDX053” using Versafine Black Onyx Ink and clear heat embossed. To give that extra touch, I took a black sharpie pen and ran it around all the popped up images to give them a frame.

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My second card features another beach themed May Release stamp called, Starfish #S629.  I used the Aged Tiles Technique, also from the Simple & Easy Easy CD.  After inking the stamp with multiple brown distress inks, I cut the panel apart in staggering sizes, inked the edges, and placed them back together on my card base. The sentiment is from, “Things I want to do #S546” and resting on a Our Daily Bread Label Die.  I tied down the image with some twine to add even more of a beach feel.

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Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn Hughes’ Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is at Robin Redd’s Blog.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

Design Team Blog

Judy Jackson

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes 

Kathy Stacy – Me!

Robin Redd

Beth Norman 

Jane Bosi 

Gini Cagle 

Jerri Jones 

Pat Huntoon 

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies May Release Hop!

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #200! Anything Goes

Oh My!  As Try Stampin’ on Tuesday enters the new year with a challenge, we are celebrating our 200th!  We’d love for this challenge to be super special so I really hope you will join us in celebrating and enter an anything goes card this week.  As usual, all you have to do is start out with a sketch and add your own special touches.

Here’s our sketch this week:

TST Sketch #93

For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a love card using My Favorite Things Pure Innocence “Love is in the Air” clear stamp. I paper pieced her dress using Fancy Pants “Love Story” collection then colored the remainder with Copic Markers.  The red hearts are stamped using Simon Says Stamp “Red Lipstick” ink and the bow is ribbon from Club Scrap.

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

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