Category Archives: Sketches

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

1 card – 3 challenges! Here is my card for 2 Sketches 4 You, Caardvarks (using lace) and Color Throwdown. Since I don’t have the SU! colors, I tried to match them with my stash. My stamped images are from Verve and CTMH, some vintage ribbon and lace from my stash… well everything is from my stash! The papers are all CTMH. I love this little Sentiment stamp — I think it’s really sweet.
Thanks so much for looking at my card!



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2 Sketches 4 You – Laura’s #28

Here is this week’s sketch from 2S4U…2s4u_laura_28

I have these papers from CTMH that I love… they’re called Notebook. I am always, always drawn to vintage, tattered and antique stuff. These are what I used to make this card. I’ve pulled from my ribbon stash and the button is from a pack of Jenni Bowlin buttons that I cracked open this morning. Stamps are also CTMH. card033

It’s turning out to be a beautiful day… I was up early, put Keith Urban on my faux-pod and crafted. Now I need to put on my jeans and go pull weeds. Thanks for looking at my card!


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2Sketches4You – Kazan#28

Finally had some fun being creative today — it’s been toooooooooo long. I felt in the mood for something patriotic and summer-timey. All the papers and stamps are by CTMH from “Blue Ribbon”, and the stamps are all CTMH too. Here is the sketch…

And here is my card — BTW I tipped the sketch on it’s side…

America - Home of the Brave

America - Home of the Brave

I did a little distressing by razor edging and inking the edges and embellished with some twine, a little button and some mini-brads.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!


Filed under Cards, Close To My Heart, Sketches, summer

Mojo Monday #78

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch #78…

I got some new Pink Cat Studio stamps and I thought I would try one out on this card. My papers are DCWV.

Thanks for looking!


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2Sketches4You – Kazan#22

Haven’t done any sketches for a couple of weeks so it’s nice to make one and share. This one is Kazan’s sketch #22 at 2Sketches4You.


Here’s my take on it, using some CTMH papers, and a stamp from Teresa Collins. I love these papers! My bow looks a little smooshed, sorry, that’s my scanner’s fault…


I’ve used popdots to lift up the sentiment a little bit. This was a quick and fun card to make! Thanks for looking!


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Mojo Monday #76

This is my take on the Mojo Monday #76 sketch:

Mojo Monday #76

Mojo Monday #76

Here is a 5″ x 7″ birthday card that I made for my cousin Jana who I will get to see in Las Vegas this weekend, YAY! I’ve used CTMH papers called “Let’s Get Together”. The stamp image is from Magnolia and it’s a Tilda stamp I think — I just can’t remember the name of it… I love her little hat. I just colored her in with regular colored pencils. Ribbons and button are from my stash; the corner punch and slot punch are both from Stampin Up! and the sentiments are also from CTMH. Thanks for looking!



Filed under Birthday, Cards, Close To My Heart, Magnolia, Sketches

Laura’s Sketch #20

2Sketches4You, #20 - Laura

2Sketches4You, #20 - Laura

I discovered 2 Sketches 4 You a couple of weeks ago and I’m hooked! Here’s my take on this sketch:

More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

As a former CTMH consultant, 3/4 of my product at home is all CTMH… this card is no different! The stamps are by CTMH, Chipboard from CTMH, the embossing powder is Crystal Blue by CTMH, the cardstocks are Cocoa, Crystal Blue, Barn Red and Taffy by CTMH. The patterned paper is by Love, Elsie. As for embellies, I love the little Bitty Brads by CTMH; ribbon is from the Dollar Spot at Target and I’ve used a button with Waxy Flax. I colored in my monkey with inexpensive colored pencils — which work great until I can afford those Copics!


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