Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Catching the Bugaboo

Happy Wednesday friends! Well I have to say that it's hard for me to keep up with things of late - too much going on in every facet and now I have the "bugaboo" from ignoring my sleep and nutrition (always the last consideration when things are so busy). And on the card-making front, we also have the Bugaboo over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday..... as in Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsor of the challenge this week!

Here's the sketch for the challenge - another perfectly fab layout created by our talented Sally! Nice layers on this one and embellishment placement.  It just turns out terrific each time.

We all love the variety and fun images that Jodi offers over at Bugaboo Stamps.  Here's your chance to add to your stock of Bugaboo images by playing along with SSW this week.  The Grand Prize winner of the challenge will receive seven free digis from Bugaboo.  A terrific and generous prize package!  Thanks Jodi!

I chose this adorable Bugaboo stamp called Ava Swing to create with.  It was colored with Copics and paired with papers from MME's Gnome Sweet Gnome collection.

Be sure to check out our design team creations over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and please join us in the challenge this week..

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fun with Dan and his Dog

Isn't this little guy and his dog a cutie? This is my creation for the new challenge starting today at Sweet Sketch Wednesday with Digi Stamp Boutique as our sponsor.

This week's sketch is another blast from the past created by Arlana long ago in week 5 of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenges.  Can you believe that was 189 sketches ago?  Wow!  It's a timeless sketch and easy   and fast to go together so join us won't you?

The wonderful Digi Stamp Boutique is our sponsor this week.  Sally Ann, the owner, has sponsored Sweet Sketch Wednesday from Week 1 of our challenges so she'll remember this week's sketch too.  The Grand Prize winner of the challenge will receive a generous prize of six free digis - fantastic motivation to play along with us this week!  Thanks Sally Ann!

I choose this adorable DSB digi called Funtime Dan and he comes in a set of three digis - all of them cute as a button! They are featured as a monthly special right now at Digi Stamp Boutique.  Colored with Copics and My Mind's Eye papers from my stash make this a bright, colorful card good for any occasion.

This week's samples from the design team are just so fun and inspirational.  Pop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check them out.  I hope to see your cards in the challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Windy Day

Happy Wednesday friends! We have such a terrific sketch this week for the challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. And one of everyone's favorite digi stamp companies, Saturated Canary, is our sponsor so there's lots of inspiration to be shared today.

Here's our sketch created by my team mate Sally. You don't often find a triangle in card designs/layouts and I think this is so creative.  I had fun creating with this one and I hope you'll give it a try and join us in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.

Saturated Canary Digis
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Krista Smith, owner and illustrator of Saturated Canary. Krista's images are perfect for all occasions and are such a delight to color and create with.  The Grand Prize winner of the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week will receive two free digi images from Saturated Canary.  Thanks for the wonderful sponsorship and your generousity Krista!

I chose this delightful Saturated Canary image called Windy Day. I really wanted to try coloring the long windy hair with my Copics and think the highlights turned out pretty well here.  The papers used are American Crafts' Dear Lizzy line called 5th & Frolic and I think the chevron print paper in the background works really well with the triangle theme of the sketch.  I added some pearl and lace stickles droplets around the image panel to provide interest and texture and to fill in the extra white space.  I stickled the flower in her hair for some dimension as well.

Please visit us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and check out this wonderful sketch with other papers, embellishments and Saturated Canary images.  You'll be inspired by the creativity of the design team this week.  It would be fantastic if you joined in the challenge too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Modern Party Dress

Happy Wednesday friends. By now, you know what Wednesday brings each week - a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and you'll love the sketch this week!

Here it is! My team mate Sally did a terrific job with this one.  I like the look it creates, especially with the wavy ribbon/embellie across the bottom.  And with those hearts, it's perfect for your last minute Valentine cards!

Our sponsor this week is Milk 'n Coffee Stamps.  The Grand Prize winner of the
Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge will receive three free digis from the Milk 'n Coffee shop.  A really great prize and we're so thankful to Esmeralda and Nathaza, the owners and illustrators, for their generous sponsorship this week.

I've created my card with the Milk 'n Coffee digi stamp called "Tiffany in her Modern Party Dress". Colored with Copics and paired with My Mind's Eye "Bright Side" papers this makes a good teen girl card.

To see more cards using the sketch and showcasing the variety of images from Milk 'n Coffee Stamps, please visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday where the design Divas have some great inspiration. And don't forget to join us in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!