Friday, May 14, 2010

Simply Sketchy ...

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TGIF, crafty stampers! And, since it's another fabulous Friday, it's time for another fabulous "Stamp Simply" challenge.

This week, "Stamp Simply" team member Jennifer Buck created a sketch for us to follow. It's a fun one and we can't wait to see all the creations it inspires! Here's a look at Jen's sketch:

There's nothing like a great sketch to jump-start your creativity! Here's a look at the 'thank you' card I created following Jennifer's sketch:

Please join us this week! Create anything you'd like following this fun sketch. When you've completed your sketchy project, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery, then visit Sharon's blog, located HERE, to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please use keyword: "ssnotime139" so that we can find your project.

Don't miss the fabulous sketchy projects created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here; (Sadly, this will be Jennifer's last week with us as she's decided to lighten her load of commitments and spend more time with her family. We'll miss you, Jennifer, and we'll be praying for you and your Mom! To read Jennifer's post, clicky HERE.)

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Sharon Johnson, Our Fabulous Leader: No Time to Stamp?;

Janine Orchard: 2BKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our fabulous Guest Designer for May,

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine.

Sooooooooooo, yesterday I stopped by Sheila's and found her and her whacked-out fun sister, Jill, lounging by the pool sipping frosty blender drinks and reading celebrity magazines.

"So, listen to this: Tyra Banks is writing a new series of kids' books. Like, hello? Tyra Banks?!?" Jill exclaimed.

"Oh, sure," Sheila responded, "It's prolly gonna be similar to Kate Moss' book, 'Green Eggs and Crack.'"

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me ... have a great weekend!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Soft Suede" and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: Patterned Paper from the "Bloom & Grow" Collection by My Mind's Eye
  • Stamps: Stamps from the "Trendy Trees" Stamp Set by Stampin' Up
  • Ink: "Melon Mambo" and "Soft Suede" Dye Inks by Stampin' Up
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Square Dies by Spellbinders; Rick-Rack Die by PTI; Stamp-a-Ma-Jig by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)
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City Crafter Challenge Blog said...

Great card! Love that stamp!
Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

cabio's craft corner said...

Your CAS style is so good Deb. Love all the cards you did. Very delightful!!

Glenda said...

Wow Deb - this is absolutely stunning! I love the colours. It's clean, crisp and fantastic.

Glenda said...

Thanks for playing!

Barb Schram said...

Love the ric rac element on your card, Deb...great take on the sketch! I so enjoy your little stories too, they make me smile!!! Take good care and have a super weekend!

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous card Deb - love the sketch and your interpretation of it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's. I hope we'll see you for the blog hop on the 21st too.
Ann x

Erica said...

Aw Deb, I'm sorry to hear that you're having a rotten week. Thank goodness for stamps and friends, huh? Hopefully, your weekend will begin with a little sunshine for you. I'm gonna try that sketch this weekend.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so adorable, luv it....have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Janine said...

SO pretty Deb!! Love the rick rack!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen B. said...

Those colors and the rickrac and scallops are awesome! Love the card.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What GREAT paper and a fun take on this sketch challenge!!! LOVE this color combo too -- way to go!!! Thanks!!!

Beryl said...

A pretty, elegant 'thank you' card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Beryl xx

Barbara said...

Just lovely, Deb! Gorgeous colors and I really love that prim tree image!

Davi said...

Love those yummy colors and the pretty dps! The tree is such a cool image perfect with the colors! :)

Deborah Saaranen said...

Very pretty color combo Deb! I love this sweet design!

Tracey said...

This is a gorgeous card, you did a great job with the sketch & I agree with you that they do definitely kick start your creativity :)

Thanks for joining us at For Fun & hope to see you again!


Mags said...

The sketch challenge look super fun! Thanks for posting it.

CraftinGranny said...

Pink and brown are two of my fav color combos and I love the CAS lines.

Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

de said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Helen Dooley said...

Deb- how cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at For Fun.

The Rubber Maid said...

Very neat card and follows the sketch perfectly. Love sketch challenges. Pat

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Deb, what a gorgeous and cheery card. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and we hope to see you back again very soon - maybe even for the blog hop on 21 May 2010. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Joan said...

Love this card Deb. Your CAS style is awesome. These papers you've used are beautiful - Love that bold paisley!!!!

pinky said...

Very elegant and sytlish. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

Heather Jensen said...

Great card! The tree is adorable. Thanks for playing at CCCB..

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Very elegant and stylish card. Thanks for joining the May WhoopsiDaisy Challenge.

Chris said...

fabulous!! love that tree image and a great sketch!! have a fab weekend! and stay away from anything written by a model...LMAO!

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Deb! what a cool sketch and I really like this sketch!!
have a fab wknd hun!
hugs & blessings!

Kristie said...

So cute, love all the pink!! Thanks for joining at For Fun Challenges!

Mary Ski said...

A simple but elegant card. The cheerful pink is a great choice on color. Thanks for sharing this card with For Fun Challenge

Linda Robinson said...

So pretty, Love that stamped tree image.

Thanks for playing with us this week over at the CCCB!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is simply stunning a wonderful creation I love the colours and image this I love thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Lorraine x

Kim Yu said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks a bunch for playing along with us this week at La La Land Crafts!

Corie said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS -- love it!!

Laural-Lee said...

I love how you made the pink pop in this card. Beautiful job with the sketch and and perfect choice of stamps and paper.

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Deb! I am lovin' the pink.

Giò said...

Beautiful card!! I love the papers and the color combo too!
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.


1LuvnMama said...

Luv the LO and colors! Thanks for joining us at La-La Land Crafts!

Allison said...

WANT TO CASE THIS! Okay, nuff said.

Irina said...

Just so lovely!!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing along with us at La-La Land Crafts!!
:) Irina

Maureen said...

Great project - thanks for sharing! ~Maureen, La-La Land Crafts DT