Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a rut? You've used the same card design for quite some time and you're just tired of it? Or maybe you'd like to try something new, but don't know where to start? Maybe it's time to search for some new sketches.
This week, there is a new sketch challenge on our team page. Looking at this, you know it's not my style, but I played along to stretch my own creativity. I did add more layers behind the initial ones listed there because I like to frame things and make them pop off the page. And, I was able to incorporate my product of the week, Life is Grand Stamp Set, too! All in all, it didn't turn out too badly.
So next time you're stuck, search out some new sketches. You can always come back to my blog and look through my daily tutorials. Or check out the #CaseingTuesday Facebook page for ideas. Or go to Pinterest and search for "Card Sketches". Then, feel free to post a picture over on my Facebook page so I can what you create. I'm sure it will be amazing!
I asked and you responded!
The overwhelming majority (like 100%) of you said you'd like to see another One Sheet Wonder on my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live tomorrow. So, I spent last night creating a simple one for us to do together. If you want to craft along with me, you'll need:
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Products Used for Today's Sketch
You won't want to miss February's No-Obligation Card Club. You'll make 8 beautiful cards using the Wonderful Romance Bundle, plus receive combo packs of Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink Blends.
I love large sentiments! When you need a Sweet & Simple Card, there is nothing better than a quick stamp and some designer series paper. Take this card for instance...Valentine's, anniversary, or just becauseLife is Grand because of you! With just a few quick snips and a little ink, you've got a beautiful card in no time flat.
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Base: Whisper White, 4 1/4" x 11"
Layer 1: Lovely Lipstick, 3 7/8" x 3 1/2"
Layer 2: All My Love Designer Series Paper, 3 3/4" x 3 3/8"
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What do roosters and Valentine's have anything to do with each other? Absolutely NOTHING! But, I had these white hearts that I'd cut out from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits sitting on my desk from my Monthly Club Facebook Live session last night and thought, "Hmmm...let's stamp a chicken on it." I know...clearly not enough coffee this morning! Here's how my actual creative process works at 0'dark thirty in the morning.
While the process seems a bit messy, this really is a good example of #SimpleStamping. I'm absolutely certain that someone out there really needs to send/receive a card, with a red rooster in a heart, with an "Missing you" sentiment, right?
I'm just giving you measurements today, since walked you through the process above.
Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Real Red, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White , die cut with Eclectic Layers Thinlet
Layers 3-4: Whisper White, die cut with Be Mine Stitched Framelits
Join me tomorrow forCrafty Saturday - 9 am Live on my Facebook Page. Since February is my official "KIT MONTH", we'll be working with one of our Amazing Kits - but I'm not telling you which one! You'll have to come see tomorrow morning!
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February's No Obligation Monthly Card Club will feature the wonderful Romance Suite. Click on the photo to learn more and email me to register.
Wow! Where did this weekend go? It started with a flurry of crafting, with my Crafty Saturday Facebook Live and then moved right into club. Lad came home right after that and we spent the rest of the day test driving and buying a truck. Sunday included a quick trip to Costco, lunch with my parents, and getting him ready to go back to the mountains. Then, I met good friends for dinner and an amazing performance by the NC symphony. I need a weekend to recover from my weekend!
This week's Crafty Saturday Facebook live event was a lot of fun. And you know what I realized afterwards? There was no stamping in it at all! I haven't done a no stamping project in a long time an it was kind of fun. This project was a hit with my club on Saturday, too. The hardest part was deciding if they should give it away or keep it for themselves.
Sign up's for February's card club will start on February 1. This is a monthly subscription that you can cancel at ANYTIME. After 6 months, you may choose $25.00 of any product for FREE, including hostess sets! I'll announce what the new stamp set/bundle is soon and you can add it to your club kit if you don't already have it in your collection.
Today's Video Tutorial
Measurements & Products Used
Layer 1: All My Love Designer Series Paper, 8" x 5 1/2"
Layer 2: Lovely Lipstick, 7" x 4 1/2"
Layer 3: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, 6" x 3 1/2"
Letters: Lovely Lipstick Foil (Free wtih $50 pruchase during Sale-a-Bration)
Silver Glimmer Paper for heart
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I'm closing this week's Meant to Be product of the week showcase with a Sweet & Simple Card. Clean lines, clean stamping, and just one color. That's my tip this week. Instead of trying to use all the colors in a palette (or pack of designer series paper), pick 1 color and add a neutral. It's so easy to overwhelm with too much color. The 1 color and a neutral is pleasing to the eye and is just plain classy.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. Come craft with me tomorrow morning at 9 am on my LIVE Crafty Saturday. We're going to have some fun making a Valentine Sampler! You won't want to miss it!
Here are last Week's Prize Patrol Winners. I wonder who will win next week?
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Calypso Coral, 3 5/8" x 3 1/8"
Layer 4: 3 1/2" x 3"
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