My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sketch Saturday - 66


For those of you that frequent my blog, you will notice something very strange about this card.
Not only are there no embellishments, but there is no stitching. NO HAND STITCHING!!! Hard to believe, I know. If you look back through all of my cards on here, there's only one other card that was done in a hurry, that doesn't have stitching. This paper is way too busy for stitching anyway.

However, I literally only had 10 minutes to make this card. I had this sketch printed out from Sketch Saturday to make one of my usual cards and just grabbed it and started cutting paper. My papers aren't even matted as usual. I think I may need therapy after making this card.

I was getting unexpected company and the little girl just had a birthday so I had to be really quick about it.


Anyway, the card is was made using all Close to my Heart products. Day Dream Paper Pack, Doodle Alphabet & Nursery Bash stamp sets.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy August Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop.

If you came here from Connie's blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just started out here, then you may want to go back to The Sweet 'n Sassy Blog to begin from the beginning.
There is also a line-up of the blogs for this hop for each day, listed in the column to the right.

I have two cards posted in this post in case you'd like to check out both. The are both made using the Sweet Spot Card Sketch Challenge for this week. I flipped the second card to get a different look.

The first card is using the theme of this hop which is using Scriptures somewhere on the card.
Sweet 'n Sassy has some of the best Scripture Stamps. Check them out HERE.

I have used "Light of the World" stamp set for my card. The papers, ribbons, glitter brad and half pearls are all from "Close to my Heart".

All stitching, inside and out, is done by hand using matching embroidery floss.


Here is my second card using this great sketch.

This card is for this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

It was made using this weeks NEW Digi release with the squirrel and Sunflower designed by Korin. Isn't he just the cutest.

From Here you want to hop on over to Teresa's Blog and see the wonderful artwork she has for you there.

Don't forget to hop along with us again tomorrow and Friday!
Ya'll come back now, Ya hear!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Harvest - SSS17


Fall is just around the corner whether we are ready for it or not.
And I'm NOT!!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Fall, I just don't want the summer over yet.


This stamp set is from Sweet 'n Sassy and is called "Happy Harvest."


The DT is retired paper from Close to my Heart.


The images were stamped several times and colored with Copic Markers. They were then all cut out and layered for a 3D affect.


The flower in the center was made with punches. I'm not sure if I like it there, but the top of the card just looked like it was missing something, so I made a flower!

A cute little sunflower would probably look better, but I don't have any.

The card is hand stitched with my own design using embroidery floss.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Birthday Buddies - SSS16


Here is a great sketch from the Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
This stamp set is called Birthday Buddies. Don't you just love this cute little mouse!
Here is my take on this sketch.
The DP is Close to my Heart "Animal Cookies Creative Basics".
Sunflower Grosgrain ribbon and the flat white pearls is from CTMH.

The Mouse for Birthday Buddies was stamped, colored with Copic Markers and cut out three times and layered for a 3D affect.


The stitching was done by hand with matching embroidery floss.


The border punch if from Martha Stewart. I used that one because it reminded me of Swiss cheese and thought it was perfect with the mouse!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

It's Your Day - Mojo98


Today's card was done out of necessity. I needed a birthday card for my granddaughter and haven't had extra time to stamp lately. So, I decided to use the Mojo 98 sketch to make a quick card. The only problem is, when I finished the card, I discovered that the small square that was to go behind the circle way lying on the floor. So, here's my card without it. That's what I get for doing everything last minute.

This card is a standard 4.25 X 5.5. I haven't made a small card like this in quite some time. I prefer larger cards for my own use. The only time I make small cards if for my hostess clubs to make and for people who I know don't keep my creations!!! *Ü*

I used the August Stamp of the Month, It's Your Day, from Close to my Heart.
I also used the Animal Cookies paper pack and the Foam Dir-cut numbers. I used the cuttlebug on the foam "8" and the Swiss dots embossing folder on the background.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sweet Stop Sketch 15 - Sweet 'n Sassy


Here is this weeks Sweet Shop Sketch 15 with a set from Sweet 'n Sassy called Eye on the Sparrow.

This also qualifies for the
Pile It On Challenge to use at least three flowers.

I also used a color challenge from Jeanette Lynton's blog this week. Colors are Sorbet, Sweetleaf and Chocolate.

The images were stamped, colored and cut out three times, then layered and poped for a 3D affect.

All stitching inside and out was done by hand with embroidery floss.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sheetload of Cards online Publication

For those of you that have never heard of Sheet Load of Cards, it is an online publication which provides you with a new sketch every month. Along with the sketch they provide you with the cutting directions for making 8 identical cards out of the least amount of paper.

They then provide you with loads of samples of cards made using that sketch.

Sweet 'n Sassy stamps is the sponsor there for the month of August. All of us Design Team members were invited to be the guest designer this month. To check this out, go to their website and then to Saturday August 1st and click on the box that says Sheetload of Cards under "August 2009 - Sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy stamps". This will then open up a PDF file with this months publication.

These cards also qualify for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog, to use paper piecing.

I submitted two cards.
The first card is using Elly & Friends stamp set.
The papers pack I used is called "Expedition" from Close to my Heart.
All stitching is done by hand using embroidery floss.


This second card is form a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called "Sweet Dreams".
The paper pack is called "Daydream" from Close to My Heart.
It's hard to see all the glitter on this card. Olivia had purple glitter on her eyelids, pink on the stars of her cap and green on the leaves.
I used two pewter decorative brads and hollyhock Twill ribbon, all from Close to my Heart.
The white half pearls are white solid dew drops.
The owl and branch is stamped and colored with Copic Markers twice. Then cut out and layered for a 3D affect.

All stitching was done by hand using embroidery floss.