Sunday, August 28, 2016

Less is More with Stickeroos

The challenge on this week's Less is More is a recipe:   use a sticker, a sticky label or a peel-off.   I immediately thought of the stack of Penny Black Stickeroos stashed in a drawer.  As usual, in my hurry to use the stickers, I completely dismissed the CAS standard!   Well, I now have three cards I can use for mailings, only one of which features plenty of white space.  I'm posting the two that use my favorite sheet of stickers: Romance of Flowers.

Below...the one that uses stickers but isn't at all CAS.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Freshly Made Sketch #251

This sketch is perfect for a layer of designer paper, which also provides opportunities for coordinating solid colors of cardstock -- all for Freshly Made Sketches.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mojo Monday #482

It's funny how cards start...and how differently they might finish!  I was going for pale yellow with red burlap ribbon, but that didn't work.  So pale yellow and rust it became for this week's Mojo Monday sketch, in addition to papers dug from my stash.  

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Freshly Made with an Unusual Shape

For this week's Freshly Made Sketches, I studied this sketch carefully, tilting the image to decide just how to cut that unusual layer.  Once that was decided, I decided to use a graphic piece of paper there.  The first one didn't work, but much of that reason was the shape that I tried to use.  Attempt #2:  I decided to use a stamped image with a die and a different graphic piece.  The "smile" die needed a backing so the yellow would be obvious. 

The stamp and die are from Simon Says Stamp! "Smile" is and intricutz die by Couture Creations. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mojo Monday 460

Sketch 460 of Mojo Monday led me to my pads of designer paper again, this time to an Authentique pad from the "Free Bird" series, Nest -- Blush and Delight (I'm not sure why there are so many names.)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sunday Stamps --"Let's Get Sketchy"

Sunday Stamps is another challenge I like to join.  The challenge is a sketch this week.

For my card, I chose my favorite red, white and black color combination.  The face stamp by Paula Best is an old one that I found in the back of my drawer of "faces."  It works perfectly with the circle feature.  The die "imagine" is  from Memory Box.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mojo Monday -- on Monday

For two consecutive weeks, I've completed my Mojo Monday card on Monday.  That's an accomplishment for me.

For this week's sketch, I chose to use some remaining sheets of Teresa Collins' "Carolina Breeze" designer pad, in yellow, black, gray, and white.  The die is Penny Black's "Illuminate" and the sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp.