Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bear Hugs - SSS195

It's Saturday and time for another Sweet Stop sketch challenge.

I used the SNSS featured stamp set from last Friday for this one. It's called Love From Rhubarb. So many great sentiments in this set. It can be used for Valentine's Day or just to send a little love to someone any time.

Isn't Rhubarb just precious holding his big heart? I seem to be making a lot of "hugs" cards. It is one of my favorite sentiments I guess because I do like hugs.

I pulled out some heart shaped doilies and some fun red/pink fiber that I bought so many years ago when that was the rage. Am I the only one that goes crazy with some of those trends and then has a stash because I never figured out what to do with it all? So I pulled out my box of fibers and I am determined to use them up on my cards. Finally! The pattern papers are from Hobby Lobby. And the hearts are from the SNSS set Bottom of My Heart. I cut them out with the coordinating dies.

Now it's your turn to show us what you can do with this sketch. Please swing by the Sweet Stop Sketch blog and get all the details for the challenge this week. Have a great week.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cocoa Hugs - SNSDC88

Hello! I want to make a quick post tonight to share a card I made for the Sweet N Sassy Digi Challenge this week. It's Anything Goes. I like those kind of challenges. I made a coffee cup shaped card for the challenge.

Almost everything is digital on this card. I cut the coffee cup card base, coffee cup sleeve and hearts with my Silhouette Cameo. The sweet little girl and sentiment are from digi sets. I used Bundled Autumn and the sentiment from Hot Cocoa Sentiments. The only part about the card that is not digital is the embossing. I just had to add some fun embossing for dimension and texture. I had a different approach on this card as well. I usually pick my colors by the card stock or pattern paper I am using. This time I pulled out some Copic markers to color in the image and then found card stock colors to match.

I am also entering this in the challenge to be considered for the Design Team. So please wish me "luck".

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Snowman Hugs - SSS194

It's time for another Sweet Stop Sketch. This week we have a spin on the sketch: Snowman. I love snowmen.

Since we are approaching Valentine's Day but still in the midst of winter I combined some hearts with snowflakes and this fun snowman ready to give a big warm hug.

The heart patterned layer is from a stack of cards I bought from the dollar spot at Target a few years ago. I had the scrap of blue laying on my desk from another project and thought they went well together. So I went to work coloring the huggable snowman image from the Love You This Much set, matching the colors in the two sheets of paper. I used foam tape on most of the layers to give dimension. I also pulled out another crocheted heart. Love making and using them. :) I stamped the sentiment on a fun little die cut snowflake tab that I cut using my Silhouette.

Now it's your turn to join the fun. Get all the details over at the Sweet Stop Sketch blog. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Love - SSS193

It's time for another Sweet Stop Sketch.

I've been obsessed with crocheting lately. I found a pattern a while ago to make little crochet hearts and have been making a bunch of them. They are so quick and easy to make. And apparently they are quite popular with some of the companies at CHA. I had no idea they were going to become a new trend when I started making them. Well I had some of them laying on my stamp table just waiting to be used. They look perfect on this Love card I made for the sketch this week.

I used the pattern paper from MME for the color palette of the whole card. I love the red, orange and vanilla put together. I always tend to use white instead of vanilla and am trying to make more of a conscious effort to change that. I used the dots from Grunge Borders for the bottom panel. The hearts stamped on the panel under the crocheted hearts are from the Vintage Postcard set as well as the postmark stamp surrounding the work Love on the vanilla heart. The word 'Love' is from Vintage Ornaments. I like that you can use stamps from Christmas sets for non-Christmas cards. Makes the stamp sets go further. I pulled out some different trims to add a border between the two bottom panels and used a lot of foam tape for dimension. I 'LOVE' how it turned out.

So now it is your turn. Join us over the the Sweet Stop and show us what you can make with the sketch this week. I can't wait to see what you share. You can get all the details over at the Sweet Stop Sketch blog.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

SSS192 - You're a Classic

It's time for another Sweet Stop Sketch.

I just received the SNSS stamp set, Timeless Classic, in the mail and had to make a masculine card with it.

I love the fun vintage truck image. I also love chevrons and found this very cool and funky wavy chevron cut file in the Silhouette store. So it was perfect for the wavy border in the sketch. Since ribbon, buttons and other frills were out for a masculine card, I opted for lots of dry embossing for texture, ink distressing for dirty and old, and several of the layers are adhered with foam tape for dimension.

Now it is your turn to try out the sketch this week. Get the details on the Sweet Stop Sketch blog. Also, make sure you stop by SplitCoastStampers in the Sweet N Sassy Stamps Member Forum to join some challenges for the new Release. Have a great weekend!