Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Red, White and Blue-Sketch Tuesday #82 and Play Date Cafe #87

I couldn't resist using this set for the color challenge this week at Play Date Cafe:

 This set is not only great for a 4th of July card, but think of the scrapbook pages you could use it for, not to mention the patriotic cards you can make...and...it's on sale right now!  Check out these awesome images:

And as usual, we'd love to see your creation with this weeks Sketch Tuesday at Skipping Stones Design.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sketch Tuesday #81 at Skipping Stones Design

Here's a sketch challenge and a Color Challenge...Play Date Cafe #86

And Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday #81 for my first round card:

Using Sassy Shoes:

And the very popular (sold out) Birthday Purses:

As always, we love to see you play along...this one is SSD 81.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tips and Tricks - Heat Embossing on Metal

Hi there!  It's Barb and time for another Tips and Tricks Thursday with Skipping Stones Design.  A while back I did some embossing on metal by stamping the back and using a stylus to dry emboss.  This time I wanted to use metal again, but with heat embossing...so gather a few supplies:
You'll need some metal sheets like these from Spellbinders, a Versamark pad, some embossing powder, a heat tool, and a stamp...I really like dragonflies so I used this great set from Skipping Stones Design called Always Here.  Ink up your stamp with Versamark and stamp on the metal:
Then trim around the image...it's super easy to cut the metal with an ordinary pair of craft scissors.
I also stamped the image onto this metal tag to use later:
Add the dragonfly to a card along with some ribbon, a little bling, heat emboss a sentiment, and you're done:
I love the filigree design on the wings.  I used Sentiment Frames for the 'Congratulations', it's perfect for heat embossing!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Release Blog Hop - Dogs

"It's all fun & games until someone ends up in a cone!"  
Yup, Heather has done it again, check out all the cute sayings that come with this set...not to mention the sweet little Dogs!  I'm curious to see which of the cute little Dogs gets the most exposure this week.
So, welcome to Sketch Challenge 80 and the release of Dogs Vol 1! If you just came from Tammie"s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened along my blog today, start at the beginning of the hop at Skipping Stones Design.  The entire hop order is there and you can hop from blog to blog with ease.
Be sure to hop along and leave comments on all the fabulous designers blogs.  This month we are welcoming the super talented Latisha Yoast, Dina Kowal and Karin Akesdotter to our team as Guest Designers! Latisha will be providing all the fabulous sketch inspiration this month including the awesome sketch we're using in today's hop!

Latisha Yoast http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/
Brenda Weaver http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/
Gladys Chia http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/

Thanks for joining us on the New Release Blog Hop and as always, we'd love to see your take on the sketch!

Head on over to Dina's blog, you'll be glad you did...I am always amazed by her creations!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch 79 - Rember when?

And inside:

I've wanted to pair this sentiment from Green Birthday with a 'hippie' theme since I first saw this set but hadn't had the right combination of sketch and timing...I think it goes pretty well with this cute sketch, what do you think?  Play along this week, and be sure to check out the other great creations at Skipping Stones Design.  This is sketch #79.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Embellish Text Color Trends Challenge

This is a preview of a 'soon to be released' set at Skipping Stones Design.  I couldn't resist pairing it up with the Embellish Text Color Trends Challenge.  You know, dogs + newspapers...what do you think?  Watch for this cute set at the Skipping Stones Design New Release Blog Hop this month.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again on Tuesday.