Saturday, September 28, 2013

Flight of the Butterflies!

Good morning, and happy Saturday!  Here is the Utah Diva's sketch for September 28, UDISC260.  You can find all of the cards and designers here.

Here's my take on the sketch ~

Details ~

  • Paper ~ Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Venetian Romance DSP
  • Accessories ~ Decorative Label punch, Bitty Butterfly punch
I saw something similar on Pinterest that I was trying to CASE, but this didn't turn out quite the way I expected it to.  Maybe there is too much white?  What do you think?

I am looking forward to this first full weekend of fall.  I hope you are too!  Enjoy the beautiful fall weather.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome, Fall!

Good morning, and happy Saturday!  If you are anything like me, you probably have a cup of coffee in your hand.  Or maybe it is your second cup!  Personally, I need two cups in the morning, one for each leg!  Here is the Utah Diva's sketch for September 21, UDISC259.  You can find all of the cards and designers here.

This was another busy week for me, so I again took my inspiration from things that were already out from other projects.  Here's my version of the sketch.

  Details ~

  • Paper ~ Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP, Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
  • Ink ~Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
  • Stamps ~ Magnificent Maple
  • Accessories ~ Brights Candy Dots
What do you think?  I am just in love with the beautiful birch paper in the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit.  It comes on a roll, and there is a lot of it!

I'm off to a busy Saturday.  My youngest daughter and her husband just bought their first house and today is move in day!  I'll be there to help out, at least for a good part of the day.  I am so excited for them!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Comments are always welcome and appreciated.  Have a wonderful first weekend of fall!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Sketch Times Two!

Good morning, and happy Saturday!  Welcome to another Saturday Sketch Challenge! Here is the Utah Diva's sketch for September 14, UDISC258.  You can find all of the cards and designers here.

I designed the card using one of my favorite paper patterns from the main catalog, Birthday Basics
(# 130145).  Besides all of the adorable birthday images, the reverse patterns are coordinated designs that are quite non-birthday, so the paper is very versatile!

  Details ~

  • Paper ~ Whisper White, Birthday Basics, Bermuda Bay
  • Ink ~Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay,
  • Stamps ~ Sketched Birthday (#130426)
  • Accessories ~ Blender pen, two way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Raspberry Ripple 3/8"Stitched Satin Ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch,  1 3/4" scallop circle punch
After I had the card together, I took a photo, and when I looked at it, the center image needed just a little extra pop of color.  I stamped the image on a piece of Bermuda Bay and cut out the cupcake paper.  That little bit of paper piecing seemed to do the trick.  What do you think?

And, as a special treat today, you get to see the card that never got posted last week.  I had everything ready to go and I could not upload my photo from my iPhone!  After a trip to the Apple store early this week, the issue was resolved.  Without further ado, here is last week's sketch and card.

 Here's the card ~

Details ~
  • Paper ~ Crumb Cake, Red Glimmer Paper, (#121790,  Season of Style Designer paper pack (3132181), Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)
  • Accessories ~ Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits Dies (#132171)
What do you think?  Lots of sparkle, yes?  I was busy working on some swaps for an event I attended last Saturday and I grabbed all of the things on my table that I was working with.  What to do with the center strip was stumping me, and then I thought of the expressions thinlits dies!  The gold letters looked too flat on the Crumb Cake paper, and that's when the red glimmer paper popped into my head.  It makes quite a statement, doesn't it!  I just love the creative process and how our minds work! 

I'd love to hear what you think. I appreciate comments and feedback from you, my readers!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! 


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