Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day Two of the Triple the Skecth Blog Hop!

Welcome to the second day of a Special Two-day Triple the Sketch Blog Hop! Many of you have read all the details about why the Design Team is doing this special blog hop at the Triple the Sketch Blog. If not, the reason for the hop is that Patter is closing down the Triple the Sketch site due to the Lord calling her to serve Him in a different way. I hope you will join me in wishing Patter and the rest of the DT all the best!

I've only been part of the TTS DT since January or February, but have forged a wonderful bond with the other DT members, and with Patter. You will not meet a nicer, more talented bunch of Christian ladies! I am honored and humbled to have been part of the DT.

Now...go visit TTS and see sketches #75 and #76, then start hopping!

You should be coming to me from Elizabeth's blog. If not, go there first. If you've come from Elizabeth's blog, you are in the right place! Make sure to leave a comment on this post and on yesterday's post for a chance to win a RAK from me! If you leave one comment each day you double your chance of winning!

Here are my cards!

This is my card for Sketch #75. This was a very nice sketch, but a bit hard for me to adapt to card making. I ended up using some of my new Basic Grey paper (instead of hoarding it!). I also used some very old stamps, plus some very new sparkly stickers. This is not my normal type of card, but it was fun to use the Asian stamp set. It was well loved back in the 1990's but it's not seen much use lately.

I added one of the sparkly 3-D stickers to a crochet flower. I hope it stays stuck! Here are the card details:

Card size: 6x6
Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin' Up, DCWV
Printed paper: Basic Grey
Stickers: EK Success
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Ink: Staz-On, Colorbox Chalk
Pen: Gelly Roll (glitter pen)
Colored pencils: EK Success, Crayola
Flower:hand made
Ribbon: unknown
Candy dots: Pebbles
Tools: Spellbinders dies, Big Shot

Here is my card for Sketch #76. I was digging around in my fall and Halloween stash, but decided I did not want to start making Halloween cards in September. But, I found some great We R Memory Keepers papers that I had purchased last summer at the Expo, and decided I liked the colors. So I ended up with this card.

I decided the grungy feel of the paper would go well with some distressing and embossing. I embossed the orange paper with a Cuttlebug folder (distress stripes) but the paper tore. I then had the idea to just go with that, and crumpled and sanded everything!

The letters are We R Memory Keepers metal letters. They are pretty light-weight for metal letters, so should not jack up the cost of mailing the card! Here are the card details:

size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Cardstock: We R Memory Keepers
Printed paper: We R Memory Keepers
Metal letters: We R Memory Keepers
Flowers: unknown
Button: vintage
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Big Shot, Close to My Heart edge tool, Stampin' Up sanding block

Make sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a RAK. Now, hop on over to Jen's blog to continue the TTS blog hop! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will visit again soon!

Patter will be keeping the TTS blog "live" but it will no longer be updated. You can go and see past sketches and get inspiration from the site, just be aware that there will be no new posts after today. You can come HERE and visit me anytime! If you want to Follow or Subscribe to my blog, just click the link over to the left. I'm happy you came to visit me today! I'll announce my RAK next week!


  1. Beautiful! Love your cards and details!

  2. I love your cards, the pop of turquoise in the first one is so pretty! I wished I could make and create cards as wonderful as you do!!!! They are great!

    Happy weekend!

  3. love the cards..kinda partial to the one with the crocheted flower.....your cards are always great...thanks for sharing

  4. I love your work! It was so great to work with you these last two months! ;)

  5. beautiful card as always lady!! love the bird stamp with that paper :) and good for you using it instead of hording as now you'll have room for some new paper!! lol :)
    the second card is my kind of halloween card :) as we dont celebrate that holliday. have a great weekend :)

  6. Love both of your cards! very nice! ;)

  7. Gloria--sure have enjoyed you so much. Thanks for being an inspiration!

  8. wonderful cards Gloria!!

  9. LOVE the cards!!