Saturday, March 31, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/31

Here we are at the end of another month!!!  Boy, this year is flying by!!!!  Today is sketch challenge day.  You can see what the other Design Team members have created over at the UDI Blog.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card!


Stamps:  Send Me Soaring
Ink:  Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Basic Gray
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Scored

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/24

First, an apology.  I don't know what I was doing wrong but everytime I would enter a photo, my blog would post so if you are a "follower" I'm sorry that it came through incompletely a couple of times.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!  We have had a week of rain and flash flooding but we were rewarded with beautiful Bluebonnets!!!!  I just love seeing them along the roadside!  So now on to today's sketch.  Today is my sister's birthday and this card is for her.  Here's the sketch:

And here's the front of my card:

Now since it was Sister's birthday and we are trying to diet, I decided to give her a non-caloric cupcake for her day so here's the inside of the card:

Tee hee!!!  I had sooooo much fun doing this!!!!  Here's the supplies:

Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Flirtatious Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Simply Scored, 1 3/4" Scallop punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch

Edited 3/25 to add measurements for cupcake. 

The cupcake base is 2" x 4" scored at each 1/4".  I angled the bottom ends in toward the fold to make it look more like a cupcake liner.  The cupcake base should be placed 1/2" from the bottom so that when the card is closed it will not stick out of the bottom. 

 The cupcake "icing" is six layers.  The bottom two layers are 1 1/4" x 6", the middle two layers are 1 1/8" x 6" and the top two layers are 1" x 6" all scored at 1/8".  I attached everything with Sticky Strip.  The cherry is a 3/4" punch and I free-hand cut the stem.  

One additional note, the card base is 8 3/4" x 5 1/2".  I scored in from each side at 4 1/4: and this created a 1/4" spine to allow for the bulk of the cupcake when it is folded.  It does not open completely flat because of this.  If I make another one of these, I will put a belly band around it to keep it closed.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!

Have a great weekend and be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the other Designer's have done!

Friday, March 16, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!  I should have done my St. Patrick's card this week.  Oh well.........LOL!

Here's our sketch this week for the UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge:

DivaSC180 sketch mar17

And here's what I did with it:

Mmmmmm, Cupcakes!!!!!  Isn't this paper just so fresh?  I just love it, I hope you do to!

Here's the supplies:

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper and Sweet Shop Stickers
Accessories:  Ribbon from Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (Sale-a-bration freebie), In Color Brads, Word Window Punch

Be sure to check out the other Designer's creations HERE

"Until we meet again, may the road rise up before you and the wind be always at your back"


Friday, March 9, 2012

UDI Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/10

Well, it's been another week of adventure with Mother!  She is now in a Long Term Acute Care facility to she can continue to get antibiotics and Wednesday she had a mishap and crushed her little finger in the bathroom door there!  She had to be taken over to the hospital so they could do some temporary repairs to it and now will have to see a hand surgeon for permanent repairs when she gets home.  Bless her heart!!!  She is still in great spirits but she is in a lot of pain!

So now, on to something cheerful!!!!  This week's sketch is wonderful!  Here it is:

And here's what I did with it:


Stamps:  Happy St. Patrick's
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  1/4' Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Yummy chocolate candy!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Saturday Sketch Challenge 3/3

Another week has flown by and it's time for another UDI Sketch Challenge!!!  This week is week two of Mother being in the Hospital and they moved her to a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) facility for continued IV therapy and some physical therapy for a couple of weeks to get her strong enough to come home.  She's in great spirits and doing very well.  Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes!

So now on to this week's sketch:

DivaSC178 sketch mar3

Here's what I came up with:

dsc178 RuthieB

I used My Digital Studio to create this.  Remember, you can download a 30-day trial version of My Digital Studio FREE!!!  And, during Sale-A-Bration, you can earn a FREE My Digital Studio CD that contains all the elements used on my card today.  How cool is that???  You can get all the details HERE

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

Have a great weekend and a wonderful week!