Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketch Challenge Saturday 6-13 (and 6/6)

Well, I never did get last week's sketch posted so you get a two-fer this week! First, this week's sketch which can be seen here.


Stamps: Simply Said

Cardstock: Raspberry Tart DSP, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Rose Red

Accessories: Fiskars Cutter (for scoring), Sanding Block, Vintage Brads, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon

The technique on the DSP is really fun (thank you to whoever originally posted this). You score the diamonds on the paper, then fold along each score line and sand till it's white. After that, you apply ink to the sanded fold. Really cool huh?

Okay, now for last week's sketch:


Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Shimmer White

Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft, Chocolate Chip Marker and Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun reinkers

Accessories: Clear EP. Tangerine Tango Striped ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates for Big Shot.

Again, I got the idea of putting little dots in the corner of each diamond from someone on the net. I love the way it makes it look kind of like a lattice. The technique for the flower is the popular Floating Reinkers.

So, what else have I been doing lately???? Well, I'm very excited to announce that I am teaching two classes at the Grapevine Stamp Convention in July!!!!!! One is called Texas Fold 'Em and will feature cards with fancy folds and a couple of folded embellishments. The other is a Basics class for people new to stamping. If you are in the area, I hope you'll come and take these. You can register online through

The other really fun thing I'm doing is playing Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in "Music Man"! We are peforming it at our church this coming weekend. It's at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth this coming Friday, Saturday evenings and a matinee on Sunday! Contact me for ticket info!!!!!

TTFN!!!!! Have a great weekend!


  1. i love them both! i thought you wove the cs on the bottom one at first. (haha)

    gorgeous!!! which one are you going to send me? ;)

    i'll have to try both techniques. nice step up.


    ps. texas fold'em. love it.
    break a leg.

  2. Beautiful - I especially love the lattice. TFS!

  3. Oh, cool technique and texture. I'll definitely have to try the technique of the first one.

    That's great you'll be teaching classes! Too bad I don't live even remotely close to Texas :( And CONGRATULATIONS on playing Eulalie! I'm sure you'll be wonderful!

  4. Love the cards. I'll have to try the technique with the DSP. It gives it such a great look.

    The colors are great with the 2nd card. Love how you created that flower.

    Congrats on the classes. How exciting. Texas Fold 'Em sounds like it will be an amazing one to take. :)

  5. i LOVE the embossed background with the little dots at the crossovers! 2fer's are always great!


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