Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sketch #178


I seem to have lost nearly all of my mojo.  I will try to get it back, and soon!  Today’s sketch gave me an opportunity to try out my new patterned papers collection from SU in the new colors for 2013-2014.  Today’s featured color is “Pistachio Pudding.”  I love this green.  It is so soft and pretty.  The rest of the collection is very soft as well.

There are two versions of the card; the first is with an embossing folder that matches the DSP, the second is all DSP from the same paper stack.  I like them both.  One of course is busier, and screams “Party!”  The other is a little more subtle and simply says, “Happy Birthday.”  The sentiment image is also from SU, “Bring On The Cake.”  The stamp was colored with Stampin’ Write markers and then stamped.  Enjoy.  I’ll be out looking for my mojo!


Our Daily Bread – Water


Today’s card is a Mid Week Throw Down/Our Daily Bread combo challenge.  The Throw Down for this week was to make kid’s cards.  The ODB challenge for this month was to make cards with water.

I had seen a stamped frog applied to a corrugated lily pad on a card sample before, and wanted to try it out.   I used punches to create the frog and lily pads.  I used textured folders for the log and the water.  The bulrushes in the background are a stamp.

Punch Art Love Frog

Punch Art Love Frog

Sketch #176-Another Love Card


Can’t believe another week has gone by.  What has been gone lately is my card-making mojo.  I haven’t made any cards for a week now.  Perhaps a short vacation to my favorite mountains is exactly what I need.  Done.  Leaving tomorrow!

Hopefully you aren’t tired of this “hearty” paper.  I have a lot of it left and intend to use it up.  I got it on sale last year for .10 a piece, so I’m gonna use it.


This week’s sketch is almost too easy.  There is a slight mistake however; the sentiment piece is not 4.25″ long, or it would cover the length of the card.  Instead of a sentiment, I chose to use an embellishment, and put my sentiment subtly below.

My new “toy” of the week is vellum card stock.  I bought some sheets of it a while back, but didn’t quite know how to apply it.  I love the way vellum mutes any paper, almost like a “negative/positive” image effect.  This effect allowed me to use the same paper for the entire card, but created the different look the sketch called for.  I also cut one of the heart embellishments out of vellum using a SU heart “Embosslit.”


Supply  List:  Cherry Cobbler CS (SU), White CS (Springhill Digital), Vellum CS (Papertrey Ink), DSP by Paper Wishes, Cherry Cobbler Ink (SU), Sentiment from “Best of Love” stamp set (SU), Ribbon Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots (SU), “Marvy” heart edge punch, Heart Embosslit (SU), Pearls “Basic Jewels” (SU)


Sketch #175 – Love It!


Just a quickie to post my version of Sketch #175.

I flipped the sketch and instead of “inchies,” I used 1.25″ squares, so I could use my letter dies.  I made the center piece .25″ wider.  I added a few little details, and easy, peasey, one finished sketch challenge.  It is always a good time of the year for a “valentine.”  Love is always in style.

Recipe:  CS  Cherry Cobbler (SU), Doily (SU), Image “PS I Love You” set (SU), Background paper from Paper Wishes.