Friday, August 7, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday, A Happy Hello

A happy hello to you all!  On this week's card, I again used Tin of Cards stamp set.

I just love all those sentiments in that stamp set!
Carol Read has provided this week's sketch:

Stamps - Tin of Cards
Ink - Pacific Point, Calypso Coral (sponging on flower), Memento Tuxedo Black,
Cardstock - Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories - die cut flower from My Paper Pumpkin kit, sponges, dimensionals, Black Stampin' Write marker

I hope you take the time to stamp something today.  Try the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday and add it to the bottom of today's post on the SFF blog.
Elizabeth K. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Happy Birthday Vase

Quick post today.

Sorry the photo is blurry.

Sketch by Diane Eichfeld.

Stamps - Pictogram Punches, Just Kidding
Ink - Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Cardstock - Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Whisper White, 2014-16 and 2015-17 In Color DSP Stacks
Accessories - 2" and 2-1/2" circle, 2-3/8" scallop circle, Itty bitty accents, washi label punches, pearls, min-stapler and staples.

This is the link to the SFF blog post to add your own card using this great sketch.
Have a happy weekend!
Elizabeth K

Friday, July 17, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Thank You Petals

Hi, everyone!  
Here's my card for today's SFF sketch:

 I used a new stamp set called Tin of Cards.  I don't have the Tin kit, yet.   I am really digging the sentiments in 2 different fonts.  And once again, I have pulled out the Pretty Petals 6"x 6" DSP stack.

Today's sketch is by Kathy Clark:

 Thanks, Kathy!
Stamps - Tin of Cards
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals DSP
Accessories -  1-3/4", 2", 2-3/8" circle punches, Pear Pizzazz 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

 Use the sketch and add your creation to the bottom of today's post on SFF blog.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Happy Thoughts

One of the reasons I subscribe to the monthly kit, My Paper Pumpkin, is that I noticed last year how often the stamps, paper & embellishments coordinate with SU!'s products from the Annual Catalog.  Two other reasons:  there are more items in the kit now and I love surprises in the mail.  Today's stamp set and die cuts are from the June 2015 P.P.  I love how they so beautifully coordinate with the Pretty Petals 6"x 6" DSP stacks!

Don't you just love that sentiment?  Very pretty font!  I am into lettering and even started my own lettering art journal, which I may share here one day. 
No picture of the inside of the card, but I used Vanilla cardstock with torn strips of the paper added to the bottom.

 Thank you, Kim Innis, for the sketch:
This week's sketch uses washi tape.  I don't have any washi tape from the current catalog, so I used the patterned paper instead.  It's very pretty, and now I think I need to buy up all the new washi!

By the way, Pinterest has all kinds of ideas about making alternative cards & items from P.P. kits.

Well, you can use washi from your stash or maybe those pretty DSP leftover strips to make a card inspired from today's sketch.  Add your creation to the bottom of the post on Sff blog.  I would love to see what you use for the strips!

Have a Blessed and Happy Weekend!
Elizabeth K.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Good Things

Hello, everyone!  Thanks for taking time from your July 4th celebrations to check out my blog.

Today's card is one I made for my sister, Paula.  Although we live several hours apart, we still lift each other up when having a bad day.  One of the ways is to remind each other that "something good is going to happen today."

The sentiments in the "You've Got This" stamp set remind me of Paula.
I really like the cursive lettering in this one, and I like that this sentiment also has great print to go with it.

How festive is this template?!  Thanks, Kim!


 Stampin' Up's new patterned paper is so beautiful!  You get a glimpse of what the 4 sides look like with my card.  Love the updated wording!

Stamps - You've Got This
Ink - Pacific Point
Cardstock -  Pacific Point, Whisper White, Brights Color Collections DSP
Accessories - Large Polka Dot embossing folder, bitty butterfly and elegant butterfly punches, 1-3/4" and 2" circle punches, 3/8" white stitched ribbon

Now that you have a little holiday free time, why don't you use the above template as an inspiration for a card and add a link to the bottom of today's SFF blog post so we can all enjoy it?

Happy Independence Day!  
Be safe with your celebrating :)
Elizabeth K.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Make and Take: You're the Friend

Monochromatic Friend
Submitted to the VC Rocks! group
by Elizabeth Kratzer

Stamps - Friendly Wishes
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Mint Macaron
Cardstock - Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon
Accessories - Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace, dimensionals

1.  Cut cardstock:  Mint Macaron - 3-1/4"x 2-3/4" and 5-1/2"x 4-1/4" card base;  Lost Lagoon - 3"x 2-1/2" and 5-1/4"x 4";  Pool Party - 2-3/4"x 2-1/4" and 5"x 3-3/4"

2.  Stamp sentiment using Lost Lagoon ink.  Add the mat layers behind.

3.  Cut your lace ribbon ONLY after you have used it to frame the matted sentiment!  This gives you more room to make adjustments to your ribbon placement as you go around and after you finish.  Use snail tape runner on all sides of the back of the matted sentiment.  Starting in one corner, lay the lace down, carefully bunching it up in the corner to get the mitred look.  You may need to add more snail to the corner layers to keep them in place.  Go around the card finishing off in the corner where you can hide the beginning of the bottom layer. 

4.  Stamp onto the Pool Party background with Mint Macaron ink.  Adhere to Lost Lagoon cardstock and then to Mint Macaron card base.

5.  Layer sentiment with dimensionals onto the stamped Pool Party.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday, Happy Blooming Birthday

Here's today's SFF sketch from Kim Innis.  Thanks for a versatile sketch, Kim.

I turned my card sideways because I saw this great card with a popped up frame around the flowers.  I stamped everything first then used the framelits to die cut.  I added a hand cut flower over the sentiment.  I think you can see a little better in these photos.

It's a very easy card to make and I am sure I will be making more.  I already have ideas using different stamp sets for my next ones.

Stamps - Flower Patch
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink - Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, 
Rose Red
Accessories - Labels Collection Framelits (oops! I now realize it's retired), Pearls, glue dots

I hope you have a great weekend with enough time to play around with your stamps and ink.  When you post your card using today's sketch, don't forget to add it to the bottom of today's post at the SFF blog.

Elizabeth Kratzer