Monday, November 26, 2012

Room Without Books Bookmark Card for MFT's Guest Designer Challenge

Using My Favorite Things' Guest Designer Challenge for December, a sketch:
I made the main panel a removable/usable bookmark using MFT's Die-namics Bookmark Duo Die & Stamp Set.  The sentiment is stamped in black pigment and embossed with clear embossing powder on vellum, then layered on the patterned paper and another layer of heavy 120 lb cardstock for sturdiness.
The flower at the top of the bookmark was created out of MFT's felt.  The center is about half of the Rolled Flower Die-namics.  Then I wrapped the Retro Rolled Flower Die-namics around it.  The leaves are Verve's Dreamy Leaves Die.
Holding the bookmark in place is the thin fishtail banner from MFT's Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon Die (and brads placed close to the edges of the bookmark).
MFT Products Used

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Spirits Be Bright for VLV

For the Viva la Verve! November week 4 sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers:
I stamped a sentiment from Verve's Bright Spirits set (one of my favorite for holiday sentiments), and cut out with the Rounded Rectangle Die, layered on the Rounded Scallop Frame Die.  I stamped and embossed in white the medium snowflake from Verve's Glad Tidings set, and cut out with the coordinating Snowflake Tidings Die.

Papers are BoBunny.  The papers are already distressed, but I added additional ink to the newly-cut edges, the sentiment panel, and the ribbon.  Rhinestones in three sized from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

You are Fabulous Flower Silhouette for MFTWSC

For My Favorite Things' Weekly Sketch Challenge #99 on Splitcoaststampers:
I used MFT's Flower Silhouette stamp and Die-namics set, which was recently retired.  I love the hatched silhouette, and thought it went well with SU's new scalloped tulle ribbon, which I scrunched/gathered as the vertical panel in the back.
The small label tab shape was cut with one of the Mini Tabs Foursome Die-namics.
Papers are BoBunny and Echo Park.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Card with a Usable Surprise for SFYTT

I'm sneaking in with another card using I {Heart} 2 Stamp's November Sketch for You to Try.
You still have until the last day of the month to participate, and guest designers are selected from past participants.  So give it a whirl!!  And the sponsor this month is the Sweet Stamp Shop, so check out their site for some cute images.
When I saw the sketch this month, I was drawn to the tall panel on the right.  I had an idea stewing in the back of my mind, and I'm glad I was able to bring it to some fruition.  I used a great quote from Taylored Expressions' Mark Your Spot and cut out the bookmark shape with the die by the same name to create and laminate a removable/usable bookmark for the tall panel, and added the girl from My Favorite Things' ALM-Here's the Story set (which, unfortunately, just retired).  I paper pieced her pants (aren't they cute in plaid?) and the book, colored her hair, skin, and shoes with Copics, and fussy cut around her to perch her with dimensionals on the horizontal panel.  Simple design, but I love the colors and 3D-ness of the project.  And LOVE that the bookmark is functional and can be used for much longer than someone might keep the card around.

Papers are by MME, and twine is from The Twinery.  The small corner dies holding the bookmark in place at the bottom are from MFT's Die-namics.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Sketch For You to Try and My First Guest Designer Spot!!

I am so excited to share that I was asked to be the November guest designer for Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT) challenge on her blog, I {Heart} 2 Stamp.  I love Jen's style and creativity, she designs for some of my very favorite stamp companies, and I enjoy participating in the sketch challenges each month.  So you can imagine what an honor and happy surprise it is to serve in my very first guest designer spot with her.

The sponsor this month is Sweet Stamp Shop, a relatively newer company with some super cute images, and some great inspiration on their blog.  My card features a sentiment and these fun little headphones from the Old School Rock retro!

I added some little doodled lines and dots around my panels and feature some bright colors with MME Lime Twist papers and yummy texture with the bright green plush scalloped ribbon and twine.  The sentiment panel and label shape under it were cut with MFT's Die-namics, and peeking out from under the ribbon is the fun Pennant Border Die from Verve Stamps.

Thanks so much for the invitation to represent SFYTT this month, Jen!

The Sketch: