Friday, September 24, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/25

I will be glad to see an end to September!  I should not have bragged that my Mom and Sister were both home from the hospital.  Wednesday, we had to call 911 for my sister and she ended up having to have ANOTHER emergency surgery!!!!  Totally unrelated to her last surgery.  Can you believe??????  She was supposed to come home tonight but they told us after I got to the hospital to pick her up that she had to wait another day.  Oh well, maybe tomorrow!

On to this weeks sketch!  Oh, the possibilities!  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw this sketch.  At our SU convention, I saw some gorgeous white on white cards and thought one would be perfect for this sketch.  You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog along with a list of links to all the Designers.  We are all linked to each other, though, so you can just click on the link at the bottom of my post to Hop through them all.  Here's my card, I hope you like it!


Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Regals Collection Patterns Designers Series Paper Stack - Always Artichoke
Accessories:  1 1/4" Circle punch, sticky strip, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Two Step Bird extra-large punch, Basic pearls, 3/8" Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon

Now, hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see what wonderful project she has for us this week!

Be sure to check back tomorrow, as I will be posting some sneak peeks to upcoming classes for the upcoming Holidays!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/18

OMG!  We had soooo much fun at Regionals in Ft. Worth last weekend!  We saw some awesome projects, stamped some fun projects and got FREE STAMPS!!!!!  What could be better? Sister and my Mom were both in the hospital this week and now they are both home!!!!  Woo hoo!

So, here's my project for this week.  You can see the sketch over at the UDI Blog.  You can follow the links there to each designer or just click on the link at the bottom of my post to go to the next Designer's Blog.


STAMPS:  Elements of Style, Paisley Prints, Paisley Party SA Wheel
CARDSTOCK:  Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
INKS:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Versamark
ACCESSORIES:  Clear Embossing Powder

This is a very simple project.  Ink the wheel with Versamark and roll it across the Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Ink the leaf from Paisley Prints and the "For You" stamp from Elements of Style with Versamark and stamp on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  On the wheeled image, use sponges and randomly sponge the inks on.  On the leaf image and the "For You" image, use daubers to apply the ink.  Sponge More Mustard ink around the leaf.  Easy Peasy!!!!

Now on to see what fabulous project Tammy has this week!!!!!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/11

Before I begin my post, I would like you to stop a moment with me and reflect on the men, women and children whose lives were forever changed today.  Either through the loss of someone they loved that day or the loss of the countless soldiers who have given their lives in the years since.  God Bless You all!

I'll be at Regionals in Fort Worth today.  What fun to not have to travel for a big Stampin' Up! event!  We will be going all day and I am very excited!!!  I've seen this easel type card floating around the web the past few weeks and really wanted to try one.  You can see the sketch HERE at the UDI blog and just follow the link at the bottom of this post to follow our "Sketch Skip". 


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Haunting Jumbo SA Wheel
Ink:  Basic Black, Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black. Window Sheets
Accessories:  Signo Gell Pen, Photo Corners Punch, Small Oval Punch, Bitty Bat Punch

Now "skip" on to Tammy's Blog to see her wonderful creation for the week!

Have a safe weekend and remember to fly your Flag!!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 9/4

What a week!!!!  I am glad it's over.  I am soooo looking forward to this long Holiday weekend.  Last week, I told you my sister was in the hospital.  She has been released BUT they sent her to a rehab facility so she could continue to get IV antibiotics.  She'll be there for SIX WEEKS with no computer, no cable. I feel soooo bad for her!!!!  If you want to cheer her up, you can send a card to:

Fay Gardner
6705 Fire Hill Drive
Fort Worth, TX  76137

I know she would love it!!!!!  Thank you!

So here is my card.  I love this set and it is the first time I have used it!  Can you believe??????  I love paper piecing and this set is perfect for it.  You can see the sketch that inspired this card over at the UDI Blog where you can also find links to the rest of the design team OR you can just follow the link at the end of this post to do our "Sketch Skip"!


Stamps:  Awash with Flowers
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Play Date Designer Series Paper
Accesories:  Scallop Trim Border punch and Ornament punch, Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon

Now on to Tammy's Blog to see her wonderful creation for this week!  Have a SAFE and wonderful weekend!  We're going to have homemade Jalapeno Burgers and tater salad, what are you having????