Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sketch Tuesday #74 at Skipping Stones Design

Wow, April has simply flown by! Today is my birthday so I thought I'd take the day off work and hope some inspiration will come my way so I can play in my craft room!

I can't believe it's the last Sketch Tuesday of the month already.  We have so enjoyed the great sketches this month and the awesome Guest Designers and their lovely creations.  This sketch was perfect for the cute little doily I've been dying to use, combined with Skipping Stones Design Cancer Schmancer!  I hope you'll join us once again, and be sure to use SSD 74 if you link to any on line galleries.


Guest Sketch Artist:  Laurie Schmidlin
Guest Designer:  Diana Fisher
Guest Designer:  Mona Pendleton

Skipping Stones Sale!
Skipping Stones is celebrating being chosen for Moxie's stamp of approval on Thursday. The code is Mox20 and it will take 20% off your whole order!!!! This sale will continue through next Tuesday at midnight.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Embellish-Crochet Mojo

 This started out as a combination challenge for Embellish-Crochet Trim Color Challenge

and the sketch inspiration came from Mojo Monday 187

but I couldn't quite get the circle to work for me...

 Happy Easter Everyone!

Stamps: Skipping Stones Design Garden Kiss, Always Here
DSP: Scenic Route, The Paper Studio
Ribbon and CS: Stampin' Up
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress, Memento
Button, Twine: Misc. Stash

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Uplifting-Skipping Stones Design #73

For some reason the blue is not showing true...the paper is from Scenic Route and is really very pretty...this sketch was a lot of fun, I hope you'll play along.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Mojo 186-Papercraft Star

I liked this sketch from Mojo Monday so much I decided to use it again, combined this time with Papercraft Star Easter Color Challenge 41 (Create an Easter inspired project using one or more of these colors) and the image from Gray Hares from Skipping Stones Design.

Stamps:  Skipping Stones Design-Gray Hares
CS, Ribbon: Stampin' Up
DSP: Scenic Route
Twine, Brad: Misc. Stash
Flowers: Prima, Kaiser
Ink: Memento, Copic

Easter is next Sunday...hope you have a great week!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Masculine Mojo 186-Eat More Cake

I volunteered to make a Birthday Card for my boss at work and decided this combination of sets from Skipping Stones Design would work well with this week's sketch from Mojo Monday:

Stamps: Skipping Stones Design Green Birthday, Buns-N-Crunches, Pumpkin Seed Sentiments
CS: Stampin' Up (Kraft, Choc Chip, Sage Shadow
DSP: Stampin' Up (To The Nines-retired)
Ribbon and Twine: Stampin' Up

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Blog Hop - Skipping Stones Design April Release

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Uplifting! If you've just happened upon my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Diana Fisher's blog.

 Here's a close up of the poem:

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means we're showcasing another great creation from our Guest Sketch Artist this month, Laurie Schmidlin. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch and link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. A free stamp set is up for grabs to a lucky winner that joins our sketch challenge!

Laurie Schmidlin http://www.justgivemestamps.typepad.com/

 Next stop on the hop is Wendy Jordan.

Leave lots of love along the way and don't forget to play along with Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mojo Monday - Designed by:

My baby boy turned 20 on Friday and I used this new 'Designed by' stamp from Technique Tuesday, along with a background stamp from Pumpkin Seed Sentiments and a sentiment from Green Birthday, both from Skipping Stones Design and combined them with the Mojo Monday 185 Sketch Challenge.  Also used some Grunge Board for the arrow and a star brad and twine from Stampin' Up.

Do you think it's close enough to the sketch challenge?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tips and Tricks-Laughing Cow and Bunnies

Hi there ~ Barb's turn for Tips and Tricks Thursday.  I love this new Laughing Cow Cheese as much as I love re-purposing the cute little container.  My boys are worried I'm becoming a hoarder because I keep so many different containers with the ambition of re-purposing all of them!  And... I couldn't resist spotlighting this cute set from Skipping Stones Design, Chocolate Volume #1,  just in time for Easter (by 'just in time' I mean there's still time to order this set for Easter).

Here are the supplies you'll need:

 Start off by peeling the label off the container, cutting a 4" circle from background paper, stamping the image and paper piecing the little bunnies.

 ...then apply some Mod Podge to the top of the container (it acts like glue and a sealer)...

 ...apply the 4" circle, let dry a few minutes, apply the bunnies and another coat of Mod Podge...

 ...apply ribbon around the edge of the container (with Mod Podge)...allow to dry (if there are dark spots apply a coat of Mod Podge on top of the ribbon)...

 ...and finish it off with a few embellies...

...perfect size for candy or even a gift card!

Thanks for stopping by, now go find a container to re-purpose!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sketch Tuesday-Fight Global Warming!

I got the inspiration for the layout from Skipping Stones Design April Guest Sketch Artist, Laurie Schmidlin.  This is challenge SSD 71.  We also have two new Guest DT members for April, Mona Pendleton and Diana Fisher.  Be sure to visit and play along with Sketch Tuesday at Skipping Stones Design.

I got the inspiration for the color from Play Date Cafe Challenge #75.

Thus the silver cake plate...I used the metal embossing technique I did several weeks ago for the Skipping Stones Design 'Tips and Tricks Thursday'.  It was quite simple really, I stamped the image from SSD set, Green Birthday on the back of a Spellbinders metal sheet, waited a couple minutes for the ink to dry, then used my stylus to emboss over the image, then flipped it to the front side and trimmed with my little pair of craft scissors.  I was pretty excited how the little cake stand turned out!  The original tutorial can be seen on my blog at this link: Tips and Tricks-Metal Embossing.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Crafters Companion Give-away...

Gotta love Blog Candy...check out this site at Crafters Companion.

For more details visit Ann at Stamp With Me.