Mojo Monday 305

Hi, everybody! Just stopping in to share my card for the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge!
 
 
I chose some papers from Basic Grey’s “Lucille” collection, and paired them with “Anya Styles” and a “Delicate Word Die” from The Greeting Farm for my entry. Here’s the sketch:

 
For all the details on this challenge, or to link up your entry, stop by the Mojo Monday blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
 
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
 
Hugs,

Some Odd Girl – August Sketch Challenge!

How’s it going, everybody? Just stopping in between my regularly scheduled posts this week to share my entry for the August sketch challenge at Some Odd Girl!
 
Here’s my card:

Supplies: digital stamps (“Bride Mae“, “1920s Kody” – Some Odd Girl), sentiment stamp (aMuse Studio), designer paper (“5th and Frolic” – Dear Lizzy/American Crafts), sequins, assorted Copic markers, Spellbinders Labels 25, watermark ink, white embossing powder, trim, sewing machine.

My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this month, so I’ll be making another card similar to this one colored up to match them. (And, I’ll post it once I’ve given it to them so I won’t ruin the surprise.)

I am really getting into the sequin craze and the negative die cut space. It seems like a great way to add sparkles without adding bulk to a project.

 
Here’s the sketch for this challenge:

 
For all the details on this challenge (it runs until Wednesday, August 28th), visit Some Odd Girl’s blog!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
 
Hugs,

Getting sketchy for Garden Variety Tuesday!

Hi, everybody! We’re getting sketchy with the newest Garden Variety Tuesday challenge at The Greeting Farm! I picked “Cheeky Lessons” for today’s card:
I added some Glossy Accents on her glasses and the apple and substituted two metallic brads for the buttons on the sketch. The sentiment is from my stash.
And here’s our fantastic and fabulous sketch, designed by Farmer Annie Rose:

For all the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, please visit The Greeting Farm Blog!
I haven’t been listing all of my supplies because I’m not sure if it’s still helpful to my readers. Would you still like me to list the supplies for my cards, or just the paper, or are you OK with just the picture of the card? Or, instead of a list of supplies, do you prefer the click-and-shop links that other bloggers use? Just let me know in the comments section…thanks so much!

And THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! It’s a busy posting week for me, so I hope you’ll bear with me…I’ll have at least two posts per day until Saturday, but I can assure you that you’ll be inspired and delighted!

Hugs,

Some Odd Girl’s July Sketch Challenge!

Hi, everybody! I’m kicking off this week of posting with my card for Some Odd Girl’s July sketch challenge!
I love SOG’s stamps, but I’ve got a secret crush on their critter stamps! I’ve had this little “Foxy” guy for a while, and when I saw the sketch for this month, I wanted to have some fun with him!
I masked his eyes when I stamped him for two of the images, because I wanted to make a range of expressions, like he was in a photo booth. I drew the extra features on his mouth to give him different poses.
I used a film strip die from my stash to create the borders, and then added squares to look like photos. One image in the Polaroid die frame completes the look!
The sentiment is a sticker that I’ve had in my stash for a while.
This challenge runs throughout July, so there’s still time to play along! Here’s the sketch: 

Stop by the Some Odd Girl blog to get all of the details for this challenge and to link up your entry! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs,

Mojo Monday 300!

Hi, everybody! Just a quick post to share the card I made for Mojo Monday’s 300th sketch celebration!
I layered several birthday-themed Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps for my main image…lots of masking and coloring, but I’m so happy with how it came out!
The papers are from an American Crafts 6×6 paper pad that I picked up at Target.
Image stamps: “Birthday Cake Emily“, “Celebrating Chloe“,  “Party Time Oliver” and “Birthday Josh” – Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps; sentiment stamp from “Birthday Sampler” set – Paper Smooches; assorted Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, button, Strawberry Cupcake Trendy Twine – Annie’s Paper Boutique, sewing machine.
And here’s the sketch:
For all the details on this challenge, visit the Mojo Monday blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

It’s Fun Friday time at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s my turn to post a card for Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!
I’m featuring Darling Diva “Mariah” on my card, and I chose this month’s sketch as my inspiration (more details can be found below):

Our challenges have changed a bit this month, so here’s the scoop! We’ve moved our challenge day to Friday, and are giving you more time to play along and with a more flexible theme!

We are hosting one challenge each month, and you can play along as many times as you like. We’ll provide an inspiration photo and a sketch. You can use one or the other for your entry, or both!

Here’s our photo and sketch for this month:
 
For the full list of guidelines on our challenge, and to link up your entry, visit Your Next Stamp’s Challenge Blog!
And be sure to join us on Saturday, June 22nd for our New Release Blog Hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

A new round of challenges at Your Next Stamp!

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s been a fast but crazy week here, and I hope you’re ready for a new Fun Friday challenge at Your Next Stamp!
We’re mixing things up and have re-launched the YNS Challenge blog, and are starting things off with a new type of challenge! 
Each month, we’ll provide a sketch and an inspiration photo. You choose one (or both) on which to base your entry…the challenge will run for the entire month, and different DT members will be sharing how they’re inspired by the challenge each Friday!
I chose both the sketch AND the inspiration photo for my card. I pulled the strawberries, the polka dots, and the colors from the photo, and I’m featuring Darling Diva “Summer” on my card:
YNS Supplies: image stamp ( Darling Diva “Summer”), sentiment stamp (“Ellie Loves Lattes”), banner stamp (“Skinny Alpha Font Set”); Other supplies: designer paper (“Nook & Pantry” 6×6 pad – RETIRED – Basic Grey), assorted Copic markers, sewing machine, paper flower, button, twine, ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Gumball Green).
Here are the inspiration photo and sketch (you can click on each picture to see a larger version):
 
So, here’s the scoop on how the new challenge works:
  • On the first Friday of each month, we’ll post a new challenge for you to follow, and the chance to win YOUR NEXT STAMP prizes and GUEST DESIGNER spots here at YNS!
  • Our SKETCH and PHOTO INSPIRATION challenge runs for an entire month, so for added inspiration, we will be adding new cards & creations from the YNS Design Team EVERY Friday so be sure to stop by every week and join in the FUN!
  • We would love to see you create a card using a YOUR NEXT STAMP stamp, but we also welcome projects made with other stamps. If you do use a YOUR NEXT STAMP stamp or die, your project just might be selected as our TOP PICK!
For all the details on this challenge, and to link up YOUR entry, visit the YNS Challenge Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hugs,

retro sketches #64

Hi again! Just wanted to stop in again this evening to share my card for the current retro sketches challenge (#64)!

I’m featuring “Tropical Mae” from Some Odd Girl on my card:

Supplies: patterned paper (“Sweet Threads” and “What’s Up” 6×6 pads – Basic Grey), cardstock (Stampin’ Up), assorted Copic markers, digital stamp (“Tropical Mae” – Some Odd Girl), sentiment stamp (Hero Arts), watermark ink, white embossing powder, square Spellbinders die, opaque white marker.
Here’s the sketch that inspired my design:
For all the details on this challenge, please visit the retro sketches blog!
But wait, there’s more!
In other news, I made it to the Top 15 of the “Odd Idol” contest going on at Some Odd World (the ning group for Some Odd Girl Stamps)! 
Voting for Round 3 begins on Friday, May 24, and while I can’t give any hints or clues as to which project is mine, I can guarantee that whichever project you vote for will be fabulous! The competition gets tougher in each round, and all of the contestants are creating some ah-mah-zing projects!

Just a heads-up: there is a short registration process to become part of the SOG ning group, and then you’ll be in!

I appreciate you taking time out of your day to visit my blog…thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,

It’s Garden Variety Tuesday at The Greeting Farm!

Happy Tuesday, Friends of the Farm! We’re planting a new crop at the TGF blog with our Tuesday challenges, and renaming them to
Not much will change, but you may notice different types of inspiration for the challenges beyond the sketches or color combos we’ve been featuring…”garden variety” means anything is possible!
Today’s challenge features a sketch by our very own Farmer Thanh…and here’s my card featuring “Garden Anya”:

Image stamp (“Garden Anya” – The Greeting Farm), sentiment stamp (“Anya Blooms” set – The Greeting Farm), patterned paper (“Happy Days” 6×6 pad – Echo Park, “Mint Julep” 6×6 pad – Basic Grey,  “Hip Hip Hooray” 6×6 pad – American Crafts), ribbon (Stampin’ Up), assorted Copic markers.
Here’s Thanh’s sketch:
Here are the details you’ll need to join us for this challenge:
  • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. 
  • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on the TGF blog no later than Monday, May 13, 2013 at NOON CST
  • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria.
  • (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the post’s comment section.)
  • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win a digital image of choice from the TGF store.
  • If we have 20 or more players for this challenge, the prize doubles to two digis or, the winner can trade those two digis for a SINGLE rubber stamp of choice!

  • On a side note, I’ve had several requests for my coffee filter rose tutorial, so my plan is to work something up in photos by the end of this month.

    Thanks so much for stopping by today!

    Hugs,

    It’s Double Take Tuesday Time at TGF!

    So, have you been LOVING this month’s limited edition release at The Greeting Farm?
    Thanks to everyone who stopped by on one of the preview days or for yesterday’s blog hop! I always love reading all of your comments…they definitely make me smile!
    As we get back to our regularly scheduled challenges, that means it’s time for a new Double Take Tuesday challenge…and this week, we’ve got a sketch from DT member Joni Wilson!

    Here’s my take on the sketch! I chose “Alice Bean” for today’s card:

    Supplies: image stamp (Alice Bean” – The Greeting Farm), accent stamps and die (Mini Fleurs and Die” – The Greeting Farm), word die (Delicate Words” – The Greeting Farm), patterned paper (“Citron Indie Chic” mini pad – My Mind’s Eye), sewing machine, assorted Copic markers, chipboard circle, ink (Memento Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal, Olive Grove, Love Letter), sewing machine.
    And here’s our positively lovely sketch:


    Here are the details for playing along with our Double Take Tuesday challenges:

    • You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image. 
    • Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz on the TGF blog no later than Monday, April 8, 2013 at NOON CST
    • You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria.
    • (If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the post’s comment section.)
    • The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win a digital image of choice from the TGF store.
    • And here’s the double take: each week, our friends have the opportunity to DOUBLE that prize to either two digis or, you can trade those two digis for a SINGLE rubber stamp of choice, as long as we have 20 or more players each week! Encourage all your friends and family to play along!

    Don’t forget, there’s still time to enter our Retro-Fresh challenge (Boys) and our Farm Fresh Friday challenge (Embossing)! Check out each challenge post for all the details!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
    Hugs,