Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search – October

Hi, everybody! I’m stopping in today to share a card I made for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. I’m also sharing other cards I’ve made with Paper Smooches stamps to try for a Guest Designer spot at Paper Smooches in October!
October is my favorite month, not only because it’s fall, but also because my birthday’s in October! (This year is also a “milestone” birthday, but I won’t say which one, because I certainly don’t feel that I’m that age!)
Today’s card features a rockin’ cat from the “Chubby Chums” set and some elements from the “Beboppin” set. I also made the leopard print paper with a stamp from the “Little Lady” set. To make the headphones, I punched and trimmed two circles from matching cardstock.

The layout is inspired by Deconstructed Sketch #167:


And here’s a peek at the inside of the card.

You can find all of the details on the current “Anything Goes” SPARKS challenge, and link up your entry, at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog! Details on the Deconstructed Sketch challenge can be found at deconstructing jen.
Here are the other cards I’m entering into the Paper Smooches guest designer contest! Each one was entered into a past Paper Smooches or SPARKS challenge, and are some of my all-time favorite PS cards. (You can click on each picture to make it larger.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and a super fun weekend!
Hugs,

A birthday card fit for a princess!

Hi, everybody! I’m sharing this card today on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog, featuring Mabelle’s “Little Princess” digi stamp!
 
This image reminds me of my youngest niece, Caroline, who is a self-proclaimed “fashionista,” and loves all things girly! She just started 1st grade on Friday and is having a birthday next month. I wanted to get a jump on making her card, and thought this image would be perfect for her!

Whimsy and Stars Studio digital stamp: “Little Princess“; Other supplies: designer paper – “Pretty Party” 6×6 pad (Crate Paper), scalloped flower die (Memory Box), trim, adhesive pearls, Spellbinders Labels 25, sentiment stamp (DeNami Designs), assorted Copic markers.
 
I’m also entering this card in the current Deconstructed Sketch challenge!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Deconstructed Sketch #88

Hi, everybody! Just stopping in for a bit to share my card for Deconstructed Sketch #88.

And, in case you haven’t heard, The Greeting Farm just released another super-cute digi stamp just in time for Valentine’s Day, “Valentine Anya“!!!!

I got her today, and couldn’t wait to make a card with her! (In case you’d like the chance to win a Valentine Anya digi, stop by The Greeting Farm’s Facebook page…there’s a “comment to win” giveaway going on!)

(There’s no time limit to play along with this sketch, and if you click on the link above, you’ll find out all the details on this challenge.)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

A Few Challenge Cards!

Hi, everybody! Just stopping in today to share a few cards that I made for the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge, the Deconstructed Sketch and the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog.
My first card is for Sweet Sunday Sketch #177, and features a super adorable digi by Whimsy & Stars Studio. I printed him a little big, I think, so he got cropped a bit for my card. 
Supplies: digital stamp (“Valentine’s Little Boy” –  Whimsy & Stars Studio), patterned paper (“Devoted” mini pad – Carta Bella), sentiment stamp (“Daily Designs” set – PaperTrey Ink), metal die (“Whatnots Seasons Set One” – Your Next Stamp), watermark ink, white embossing powder, white marker, sewing machine, Copic markers.

Here’s the sketch that my card is based on:

All the details for this challenge can be found at “The Sweetest Thing.”

My second card is for Deconstructed Sketch #86. There’s no time limit for submitting a card based on this sketch, so I wanted to make sure that I posted it! You might recognize some of the papers from my first card…I love that paper pad!

This card features another digi stamp from Whimsy & Stars Studio. I am so happy that I design for Mabelle’s company…I love coloring her images!

Supplies: digital stamp (“Valentine Bear” –  Whimsy & Stars Studio), patterned paper (“Devoted” mini pad – Carta Bella; “Dots and Stripes – Homefront” – Echo Park), sentiment stamp (“Daily Designs” set – PaperTrey Ink), metal dies (Spellbinders circles, classic and scalloped hearts), watermark ink, white embossing powder, white marker, sewing machine, Copic markers, Liquid Applique, heat embossing tool, foam tape, Stickles.

Here’s the sketch that my card is based on:

My third card is for the “Trend Watch” challenge at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog. The inspiration for this challenge is a picture of a polka-dot purse:

So, I made this little “get well” card by paper piecing the pink and green paper onto the stamped image :

Patterned paper (brown polka dot – SEI, Bo Bunny Double Dot – Soft Assortment mini pad), Paper Smooches stamp sets (“Chubby Chums“(cow/bull),  “Chilly Chums” (ice bag/hat),  “Boob Tubes” (thermometer), “Sentiment Sampler” (get well), “Alphadot“; ink (Tsukineko Memento & Brilliance Graphite Black), Copic markers, twine (The Twinery).

All of the details on this challenge are at the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog. The deadline for this challenge is Sunday, February 10th at 10:59pm EST.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these cards!

A few challenge cards!

Hi, crafty friends! Just stopping by to share a few sketch challenge cards I’ve made!
My first card uses the sketch from last week’s challenge on The Greeting Farm’s Splitcoast forum:
Supplies: main image stamp [Yoga Anya – The Greeting Farm (retired)], sentiment and flower stamps [Me Time Anya set – The Greeting Farm (retired)], paper (My Mind’s Eye – The Sweetest Thing “Tangerine” mini pad), glitter brads, foam tape, Copic markers, seam binding ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch.
My second card is for Deconstructed Sketch #71:

Supplies: image and sentiment stamp (Your Next Stamp – “Apple Cutie”), glitter stripe and brown patterned paper (SEI – “Mirelle” 6×6 pad),  wood button (Basic Grey), twine (Trendy Twine), orange grid paper (American Crafts – “Pumpkin Patch), kraft card stock.

My third card is for the current Wednesday Stamp Club sketch at My Favorite Things’ Splitcoast forum:

Supplies: stamps (My Favorite Things – “Snow Adorable”),  patterned paper (Basic Grey Jovial), twine (Whisker Graphics), Copic markers, kraft card stock, Fiskars decorative scissors, Brilliance Graphite Black ink.

Don’t forget, you still have time to play along with a few challenges: a new Christmas Card Challenge (chipboard inspired), the “Confessions of a Shopaholic” challenge at Drunken Stampers (use images of a purse or shoes on your card), and we’ll have a brand new month of challenges at Your Next Stamp starting Thursday…until then, there’s still time to play along with our current sketch challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by!