Friday, December 30, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/31

Happy New Year's Eve!!!!!  I hope you are headed for a year full of Blessings!!!  

For this week's sketch we were to create a background with a repeated image.  I wanted to use one of our new Occasions sets to give you a sneak peek of what you can order beginning January 4th!!!

Here's the sketch:

 And here's my card:


Stamp Set:  Take It to Heart
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White
Inks:  Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories:  Framelits Hearts Collection

The framelits were used to cut out the heart on the front of the card.  These are a wonderful new accessory making their premier in the Occasions Mini Catalog beginning January 4th.  If you'd like to see these in action be sure to attend one of  my classes this month or book your very own workshop with me! 

Best wishes and prayers for blessings in the New Year!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/24

Merry Christmas to you!!!!  I hope everyone is celebrating with people special to you!  Here is our Sketch for this week.  Our challenge was to also use a differently shaped card so I did this little card to hold a Gift Card for our Son.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Stamps:  Tags Till Christmas
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Bigz Scallop Die

Best wishes and Blessing to you all this wonderful Christmas Weekend!!!!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/17

Christmas is only a week away!!!!!  Am I ready, NO!  But then, I never am LOL!  The year is coming to an end and so is our current Holiday Mini Catalog.  I wanted to use the last stamp in this precious set - Festive and Fun.  I know it's jumping the gun on Valentine's Day but I really wanted you to be able to see a card done with this stamp!  So here's this week's sketch:

And here's my card: 


Set:  Festive & Fun
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler Waffle Ribbon, Heart to Heart punch

To check out what all the other Designer's have done please visit the UDI Blog here

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Have a wonderful week!!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/10

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!  We had our office Christmas Party last night at Grace in Ft. Worth.  It is the most beautiful restaurant and we had a private room.  It was soooo much fun and the food was the best!!!!  It's finally getting cold here and I am back among the living after a week of an awful attack of what we call "Cedar Fever" (from the people down Austin way).  I am terribly allergic to cedar and this time of year with all the live trees out I always get an awful sinus infection!!!  Three days in my jammies (one with no cable because our backyard neighbors decided to disconnect us and connect themselves!!!) and I am feeling much better!  Today we have rehearsal for our church choir's annual presentation of the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah.  We will perform it Sunday evening at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church on Camp Bowie in Ft. Worth at 7pm.  If you love classical music I invite you to attend!!!!!  So now on to my card for the week!  Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:


This card was done entirely with a base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and paper and embellishments from the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit from the Holiday Mini.  It's a quick and easy card which is the best kind of Christmas Card!  I hope you enjoy!

Be sure to check out the links to what all the other Designers have done over at the UDI Blog!

Have a wonderful weekend and week!


Friday, December 2, 2011

Saturday Sketch Challenge 12/3

This week welcomes a new Sketch Designer for our Design Challenge Team at Utah Divas International -- Adriana Benitez!!!!  Adriana has done some wonderful sketches for us this month!!  Here's the first one:

And here's my card:


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Holly Berry Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Neutral Buttons, Twine, Word Window Punch

To see the rest of the Designer's creations just visit the UDI Blog