Saturday, January 22

Love you much Valentine

So that sketch challenge really got me going the other day.  I know I haven't posted but I've been busy!!  I decided to make 20 Valentine Cards in 2 days!  I did this to send over to Afghanistan to my husbands team for them to use.  I think the wives and girlfriends of these brave men will really love a personal card sent home for Valentines Day.  Here is one of the cards I made a bunch of, I will share more in the days to come! 
I'm not sure what kind of fold this is called, but it is soo easy and I love the look it.  My card base is basic grey and measures 8.5" x 4.25" and scored at 3".  I used a 5.25"x4" piece of Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper to put on the inside portion.  I made a mini card to put on top of the Designer Paper in Basic Grey measuring 8" x 2.75" and folded in half.  on the 3" flap I used my I {Love} Love wheel on a 4" x 2.75" piece of Real Red cardstock.  I got lucky with the heart being near the middle when I did this and took advantage of it by adding the punched hearts to make it pop.  I didn't get so lucky on all of my cards!  On the front of the card I used a 3.75" x 2.5" piece of Real Red, you can't really tell but I ran this through the Big Shot for some texture using the small dots texture plate.  I wrapped the piece with a strip of Real Red Satin Ribbon and topped it off with the whisper white piece using the Pinking Hearts Border & Corner punches and the small heart punch(with crystal effects and dazzling diamonds)  The love you much stamp comes from the Well Scripted Set. 
I hope you all are enjoying the weekend!

Happy Stampin'!

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Saturday, January 15

Blogger Sketch Challenge

I have dug out my stampin' supplies, dusted off my stamps and started my with this challenge as my first card in months!!!!  This Sketch Challenge was done by Lisa Somerville,  and this was just the thing to get me out of my funk!
 There is nothing better then a good sketch to get moving along!  Here is what I came up with.
The first thing I thought of was to use my Vintage Vogue set because I really need to let some friends now how special they are to me:)  I grabbed my color coach and picked this creative combo from the Wild Wasabi card.  It uses Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and of course Whisper White.  I used the Very Vintage Jumbo wheel in So Saffron to create the background on the Whisper White, and the Friendly Words Wheel in Perfect Plum for the So Saffron strip.  I cut out the flowers in the Vintage Vogue set and finished them off with a so saffron brad in the middle.

So great to be getting my stamps inky again!  Thank you Lisa for the inspiration to get me stampin'! Hopefully I will be back with more soon!

Here are some other entries to this challenge! Check them out by clicking on the the pictures.

Happy Stampin!