{3.14.2013} no. 19

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

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{3.7.2013} no. 18

CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
WOW… We are already on sketch #18!!!
Ready for this week’s sketch?

When I saw these stamps in the Unity KOM I couldn’t wait to use them.  Ahem… I finally got a chance to ink them up 8 months later.  The only problem with having too many stamps is finding time to ink them all.  haha.  I guess it isn’t really a bad problem, but I do feel bad that it can take me months to get to them.

I imagined the row of feet as the scallops in the sketch.  Then, I tried different patterned of paper for the popped up sentiment panel.  Eventually, I went with the polka dot paper.  It seemed to help keep the CAS feel.  Then I just added a few strips of patterned paper here and there.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

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{2.28.2013} post no. 1 – for you

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

FUN!
That is what I think of this sketch.
I moved the center of the sketch down to the bottom right corner.  I have a tendency to do that.  I like my elements to be in the corner for some reason.  It makes my eyes happy to have them there.

To create the 3 little boxes I used washi tape.  Fun, right?
I laid it out on my craft mat and then used an X-acto knife to cut it in perfect sections.
Then, I used my favorite butterfly from Flap Happy with the cute for you saying from Paper Smooches.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

{2.21.2013} just sayin’

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH!

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

Hee hee.
Just Sayin’… I say that a lot!

This is actually a birthday card… thus on the inside it says Happy Birthday.
I struggled just a smidgen on this one.  Once I decided to make that center rectangle hold my stamped image, I was all good.  I found some fun patterned paper to go with the telephone and talk bubble.  I’m thinking it is guy friendly enough.  So it is going into my ‘man pile’ of cards.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

{2.14.2013} post no. 1 – love

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
It is a love themed day, get ready.

CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch.
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

I think I have fallen in love with my own card.
It is one of my all time faves actually.

And the idea came out of nowhere.  Meaning, I sat down and just grabbed paper, stamps and ink as I went along.  Usually, I’ll think about it a little before I start.  The sketch helps my mojo tremendously, but I couldn’t decided what to do beyond that.  The little bird stamp started it all and then everything just fell into place.

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration.
The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.

other: crochet trim (The Paper Studio)