Friday, October 8, 2010

Center Stage Spotlight DT Alumni Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to another fantastic Sketch Blog Hop of the Stamp TV Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Alumni!!! (that's a mouthful) We've been having a blast with these blog hops and we sure hope you're having as much fun hopping with us.  It's been great reading your comments and hearing what you like about our cards.  Thanks to all of you who have left comments and sent emails.  It's appreciated.

If you've come from the very talented Carolina Buchting's blog, you're in the right place.  If not, you're invited to take the hop from the beginning and enjoy each and every fabulous creation.

For this challenge we are using a sketch first showcased by our own Deb Felts in a past hop.  Deb really created a gorgeous card using this sketch and you can see it here.  I hope you'll try this sketch for yourself and post it on your blog or over at Stamp TV (where the memberships are free).

Here is Deb's fabulous sketch

Now, this may look like a simple sketch - and it isn't difficult, but my creative mind decided to take a vacation the day I was working on this sketch and I made several stabs at it and wasn't pleased with any of them.  (I didn't toss them out - who knows what they'll turn into), but time was getting short and I finally decided to work with some bright colors and make a birthday card.

CS:  GKD PL Red Hot, Wild Dandelion and White.
Stamps:  "Lean on Me" and Showtime Stamp Kit "Picture It" (sentiment)

I decided to try a second time and this is my second card using Deb's great sketch:

CS, GKD PL Cranberry Tart, Ivory and Fresh Asparagus.
Stamps:  "Pretty as a Peacock" by Asela Hopkins and "The Magic of Christmas" by Rupa Shevde.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now head on over to the very talented Deb Felts (creator of the sketch) and check out her gorgeous card from her own inspiration!

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

World Card Making Day Day After

Hi blog readers,

What a great day yesterday was for World Card Making Day.  Our LSS, Stamp'n Scrap, here in Gardiner hosted a whole day of demos that ranged from stamping with Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps and embellishing with Flower Soft, demonstrated by Cheryl Stauffer, to great techniques using Spellbinders and another demo using Ranger products by Karen Cheetham.  My head is spinning trying to remember it all and wouldn't you know....I forgot to bring along a note pad!!!  Anyway, it was all fantastic and Ruth Ann McAuslin, the owner of Stamp'n Scrap, was an exceptional host, along with Carolyn, her right-hand gal for the day, providing us with all sorts of yummie treats and assistance.  Susan Trask of SmARTworks Rubber contributed to some fabulous drawings (and I even won one).  I was so excited!!!  It was a wonderful day.  Thank you, Ruth Ann, Susan, Cheryl, Karen and Carolyn.  I had a great time!!!!

I was busy making cards today.   Amazingly, I managed to get 5 challenges done.  I'm going to showcase the color challenge I did for Janice Whiting on StampTV this week.  The color challenge was to use black and yellow with a cool color.  For my cool color I chose turquoise.

Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.


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