Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketches

I found a new sketch site, Our Creative Corner, and it's "friend," the Stamps and Smiles blog, a week or so ago. I really love the challenges they have, and the DT work is AMAZING. Well, OCC is having a DT Call, and I wanted to toss my hat in the ring, so I've been making cards for some of the November sketches. And loving every second of it! One of my cards even made card of the week over there last week!

There are two sketches up right now. They are pretty much the same sketch. But I did two different cards. For the SASSC42 sketch, I made this card.

I used some great Daisy D's printed paper. I almost did not cut into it as I only had one sheet of it, and alas you cannot get more! But I pulled up my big girl pants and used it! And you can't even see much of it! Sheesh!

I then embossed a piece of tan DCWV cardstock with the Cuttlebug Allegro EF. I sanded the paper to reveal the white core and make the music stand out. The super cute mittens were cut out of red felt with a Sizzix die. I've had this die for ages. I used a bit of the printed paper for the top of the mittens, then added the candy stripe ribbon.

The greeting stamp is Papertrey Ink (from the 2009 holiday tags set). I added some glitter to the pine cone, but it does not show up well in the photo. The snowflake buttons were in my stash. I probably got them at Joann Fabrics or Michael's. This is not a perfect match for the sketch, but close enough. (Right?! I am really tired of following all the rules!)

The next card follows the OCC sketch that was posted November 28th. I think that OCC has been using the SAS sketches, but now are going to be doing their own...something like that is my understanding. Anyway, I did both sketches, because I am silly that way! Besides I had TWO ideas!

I made a 5x5 card out of the lime green cardstock (in real life the green of the ornaments is a perfect match, but in the photo...not so much). The hot pink (magenta?) background paper is Stampin' Up. I have a ton of this, and have never used it! I know! I am a terrible hoarder! The ribbon is SU also. And yes, I have tons of it! I must have planned to make a bunch of cards at one point and never did...hmmmm.

These great shaker box ornaments are Recollections. I tied them onto the card with some silver cord. This was a happy find. I was digging into my Christmas embellie bin and...there they were! I love the hot pink and green. And remembered this paper, and the rest is history!

My vacation is now over. I only hope I can keep up my mojo when we start back to homeschool tomorrow!

ETA: Do you see my cool new watermark?! I just purchased it for the grand price of $2 from Karen Giron! Karen does a sketch challenge on her blog, which is how I found her. She's a fantastic card maker, and her watermarks are ADORABLE. Since I could not get my son to make me one, I purchased one from Karen!


  1. well you are a big girl today!! :0) it is hard to cut into some papers but as my DH says: if you don't use it you can't buy more!! hey it works for me LOL
    I almost stoped reading your post to email you and ask how you got the watermark! thanks for the link i will check her site out :0)
    oh your wanting me to comment on your cards right? *wink*
    first card: too cute!! love the mittens and the snowflakes, great job on the sketch :0)thanks for joining us on SAS!!
    second card: OMGoodness! i luv the ornimants!! fantastic take on the sketch :0)
    hope you get back into "teacher mode" soon *wink*

  2. Fantastic cards! Love the mittens and the snow woman is just too cute! Please e-mail me instructions on how you added your watermark --- I bought one from Karen months ago but can't get it to appear on my projects. twin2u2[at]yahoo[dot]com. TIA!!

  3. I don't know how to make a watermark to go on my pics so that has kept me from purchasing. But I saw her Christmas ones and thought they were so cute and reasonable!! So I ditto Scrapaddict, help me with instructions, could ya? Anyway love your cards, they are so cute! Love the mittens especially. Don't ya just hate it when you know you should have bought two pieces of that paper? I with sistah! Have a great day!

  4. GASP! I LOVE these!! They are so well done. love the jewel tones on the second. love the embossed notes on the first. just gorgeous!

  5. WOW Gloria - your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the fun and creative layouts using the challenges!! Great job!!

    Thanks for playing along with our weekly sketch challenge! We hope you will play along next week!

    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)