Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Sketch File Week 2

It's the second week in October and I'm sharing another card based on the October sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has created a sketch with a focus on the sentiment, so this card is totally about the sentiment. I kept the images small so that the words would stand out and used repetition of color to pull the card together.  Kathy and I hope you will join us this month and share a project that focuses on the sentiment. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Sketch

I know that it is just the beginning of October, but before we know it, October will have vanished and we'll be sitting down to a Thanksgiving feast. So I created this Thanksgiving card to try to get a head of all the festivities.  The inspiration for the card comes from the latest sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy and I are just introducing the sketch today.  It will be available all month long for you to use to create your crafts. This particular sketch inspired both Kathy and I to focus on the sentiment a bit more than we have done with previous sketches. We hope you feel inspired as well.  You can focus more on the sentiment or make adjustments to the sketch to make it work for your project. Please post your creation with us HERE.

Which version of the sketch will inspire you?


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sketch File: A Set of Three

As we head into the last week in September, I have one more card to share with you based on our September sketch at The Sketch File.  The sketch is based on a set of three so I included a set of three deer. I love the deer background paper with the deer going every which way and I love all the colors and patterns on it as well.  But as I look at the card tonight, I wish that I would have used something other than the white circles. They just seem too stark. Since I glued them down I think my options are limited at this point. Oh well.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card. I hope you have some time to create something with the sketch over the next few days. Please share your project with Kathy and I at The Sketch File.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Set of 3 Sketch

If you are looking for a card sketch to offer inspiration, I think I have just the one for you.  This month at the The Sketch File we are playing with a really fun sketch and we hope you will join us. The basis for the sketch is a set of three.  I decided to go with a fall leaf theme, since the leaves on the trees are beginning to change color here. I've tweaked the sketch a bit and we encourage you to do so as well. Please hop on over to The Sketch File to see Kathy's beautiful and clever card and then post your card with us.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Sketch

I can't believe it is already September 12th! We have a new sketch up at The Sketch File but this is my first post about it. I had planned on posting the sketch earlier this month but time has gotten away from me once again. 

Today both Kathy and I have shared a card based on the sketch. For my card, I focused on using THREE images just as Kathy did in the sketch. Instead of stars, I used flowers and shifted them a bit. I think you can still see parts of the sketch in my card. 

Do you feel inspired? You can post your project and take a peak at Kathy's card by visiting The Sketch File. Kathy has also provided another version of the sketch and encourages us to shrink, stretch, enlarge, rotate, twist, flip or adjust parts of the sketch so that it works for your project. 

See you at The Sketch File!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August Sketch at the Sketch File: A Wee Bit Late!

Good Morning!  This has been the longest week ever! Work has been super crazy and the long days are getting old!  I couldn't wait for the weekend! Now that the weekend is finally here, I realize that I totally forgot to post this card. It is based on the latest, greatest sketch at the The Sketch File. The new sketch will be up all month and we welcome your creativity. Kathy and I would love to see what you create with the sketch.  My spin on the sketch was to use different colored inks to create a background. These ink blotches represent the circular flowers & circles in Kathy's sketches. I used the sentiment instead of the the horizontal rectangles.  I know it is a challenge to see the sketch in the card, but if you concentrate, I think you will still see the sketch in my card.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Potted Plant

Can you see where I got my inspiration for this card?  The sketches below are all versions of the July sketch at the  The Sketch File.  I hope you find some creative time and will consider using a version of the sketch in your creation. It's a fun sketch to play with and as always you can tweak the sketch to work for you.                     

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stars & Polka Dot Birthday Card

I hope you are not as crazy busy as I have been lately. Somehow July is flying by and I haven't accomplished half the things I set out to do at the beginning of the month.  I even had a few days off from work, but that didn't help make a dent in my to do list.  Since I was in need of a birthday card for a co-worker, I did find a bit of time to put this card together.  My favorite part of the card is the tiny punched stars that I adhered inside the larger star.  I'm off to see if I can get a few more things accomplished this weekend. 

Green, Polka Dots and Plaid....it works!

The July Sketch at the The Sketch File is the inspiration for this card.The sketch is fun to play with and I hope you will consider playing along with us this month. As with all our sketches, you can shrink, enlarge, rotate, flip and make the sketch work for you.  I decided to use various shades of green cardstock and patterned papers. I wasn't sure about the plaid with the polka dot, but in the end I think it works. The heart is actually gray and I added green embroidery thread to keep the color theme going.
Which version of the sketch will you use?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July @ The Sketch File

Here we are in July already! We have a new sketch to play with at The Sketch File. I have used the sketch to create this floral card. I have kept the design simple and like the way this one turned out.

Kathy and I hope you can find a few minutes to get crafty and use the sketch to create a card or layout. We'd love to see what you do with it. You can post it at The Sketch File.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June LO Update

Tonight I have two cards to share with you. These were both created using our June sketch for inspiration.The card with the red closely resembles the existing layout from the sketch. In the cascade card,  I shrunk part of the sketch and used it for the sentiment.

Kathy and I encourage you to be creative with the sketches and use them as a jumping off point for your creations. Feel free to shrink, enlarge, rotate, twist,or use part of the sketch. We look forward to seeing how you used the sketch. Please post your project with us at The Sketch File.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Sketch at The Sketch File

Life has been crazy busy lately! My job is keeping very busy and it's hard to find time to relax and get any crafting done. Fortunately, I was able to set aside some time in the wee hours of the morning and put together this birthday card. It was inspired by the June sketch at The Sketch File. We hope you will find some time to play with the sketch and will share your project with us at The Sketch File.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Sketch File May

Here is one more card based on the May sketch at The Sketch File. I am feeling crunched for time this week so I am keeping this post short.  I hope my work schedule lightens up soon.  It is crazy right now and I am crawling into the house at the end of the day, feeling exhausted.

Hope you can use the May sketch for a craft or two!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Flower Basket

I created this card for a friend. I started by creating the hand woven basket. I simply cut out the shape of the basket from brown cardstock, cut evenly spaces vertical lines and weaved in small strips of the same brown cardstock.  I adhered the basket with dimensional adhesive to give it a bit of dimension and added the punched flowers and greenery.  Hopefully, it went through snail mail without any issues.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May Birthday Card

May is a busy month for birthdays among my family and friends, so I've put together another birthday card. This is one of those cards that turned out very differently from what I initially had in mind, but I still like the end result. I began by using the May sketch from The Sketch File. The sketch was created by Kathy. She creates a monthly sketch and we each create cards to share on a weekly basis. We always look forward to seeing what other crafters create with the sketch, so we hope you will feel inspired and post a creation or two.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May Sketch Inspiration

Here is a very, very late post. I had fully intended on posting this card on Tuesday, but here we are on Saturday! I just can't get ahead of things this week. Anyway, this card was created based on our current sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has created a few versions of the sketch and we hope the cards we've been creating and the sketch itself will inspire you be be creative.  You can pop on over to The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created and post your creation there.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May Sketch File

Here is a card I've put together that was inspired by our current sketch at The Sketch File. It's another one of those cards where I gathered bits and pieces of leftover cardstock and patterned paper and put them to good use.   The sketch is fun to work with so I hope you will take the time to create a project with it and post it with us....I'm off to a very busy day at work...ugh!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Sketch

I am so far behind already and the month has just begun! My only excuse is long hours at work and no energy at the end of the day. So, I figured I'd post the May sketch for The Sketch File  this morning before I head out to work. 

I have a lot of birthdays for friends and family to celebrate in the next month so, I've created a birthday card based on the May Sketch.  Hope you feel inspired and will join us at The Sketch File .