Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Sketches and Digis

I know I am late getting to the blog today. I was so busy the past few days making a swap for my LSS club (and I forgot to take a photo of the project!) and working on a mini album using the club kit (you will get to see that project on the 25th...those gals got a sneak peek!) that I did not make any cards. So during lunch break and after school today I cranked out a few for you.

First up, I posted the CPC Sketch Tuesday yesterday, but forgot to make a sample! Well, today you have TWO samples to look at! Here is the sketch again:

Here is my first sample. I made a 5x5 card using the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x5 paper pad. The stamp is a digital stamp from Simple Doodles. This is a free stamp that Trish gave out when the blog hit 30 followers. I am on the GDT for December, and have been playing with the images for the past few weeks. Super cute!

I gave him a bit of color with pencils and markers, and then used some Picket Fence Stickles on his hat. Instead of a butterfly, I used some snow flake punches topped with pearls.

I was on a roll with my coloring, so used one of the Simple Doodles new releases (coming out Dec. 10th) for a second card using this sketch. This card follows the sketch a bit more loosely (I also had the new sketch shown below on my desk, so this card is sort of a mix of the two!). I colored the image with pencils and paper pieced the heart with the BG paper. (See, Rose! I can do it a little bit!) Instead of a butterfly, I put some 3-D hearts on the edge of the circle. And instead of buttons I placed the sentiment in that corner.

Now, on to the 365 Cards Day 284 challenge. Today we were supposed to create our own sketch and then make a card from it. Here is my sketch:

And here is my card:

I had the Basic Grey paper on my desk, so just kept right on using it! The image for this card is from Stamps and Smiles. It was a free digi given out this week for their new product release and blog hop. How adorable is this little girl? My daughter said she looks like Cindy Lou Who. I colored her with markers and pencils. The sentiment is something I made on the computer.

This card is also for these challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - card that shows someone you are praying for them, and must use an image of people (the inside of this card says: You are in my thoughts and prayers).
All Sorts #30 - use purple.

That's it! Sorry about the lighting for the photos, it was getting dark fast and I just snapped them quick!


  1. Super sketches Gloria!!

  2. bet you thought i wasn't going to get here today!! lol one of those days and i just got to my commenting :0)
    ok lets see now.... your snowman is too stinken cute!! snowflakes from were? i want/need that punch as the ms one i have stinks!! look at you coloring, you go girl :0)
    awe how sweet is precious with that paper pieced heart?! baby steps and soon you'll be with the big kids in paper piecing!! i am still queen right? *giggle* :0)
    love the 3d hearts too. and your sentiments are perfect for all your cards today, boy your on a roll all around today! :0)*hugs*
    I bow at the sketch creators feet!!! you could have emailed me one to use, i wouldn't have told Pam! LOL
    how sweet you made the new SAS digi girl look :0) but ha ha i got to use her before you did!! DT perks you know *snort*
    can you retake the photos please?!! *running for cover now!!* LOL :0)

  3. Hi GLoria

    Great selection of cards, nice take on the sketch with the first one and great card for Allsorts. Thank you for joing us this week.

    B x

  4. Love the cards and your sketches are truly creative, love them!! Love the Basic Grey paper, too!! I have some scraps left from some projects I've done for our ladies ministry. You've inspired me!

  5. Wow, you certainly have been on a roll! Luving all the cards shown here.

  6. Wow Gloria - what a beautifull array of cards.

    You have certainly been working hard and they are all so lovely.

    Of course the one with the purple in is the best because this was for the Allsorts challenge. LOL!!

    Thank you for sharing with Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week

  8. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Gloria, this is a super sketch and card. I am looking forward to getting to know you better over at CPC. Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC this week.

  9. Super cute card Gloria, I LOVE your precious layout and color combination!

    Sorry to hear you are having some spam issues - NOT FUN!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

  10. Gloria I love your stamps and smiles girl card...that is so cute! You did a fantastic job! Your daughter is right this little girl does look like Cindy Lou Who!!! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

  11. Great sketches and beautiful "samples" these are all great and you say you just "cranked" them out! WOW.

  12. What CUTE CUTE Cards!! :) Love all of these-great job! Thanks so much for playing along at SSCC!!

  13. Beautiful job! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!! :)

  14. Super cute cards!!! Love all of them!!!