Friday, December 04, 2009

Grab a Sketch!

It's no secret that I love sketches. I modify them, flip them rotate them, turn them inside out. But I love 'em. Sometimes I use other people's sketches and sometimes I draw my own. I even make them in Photoshop! And it's a good thing because...I am the new Tuesday Sketch Challenge Hostess at Christian Paper Crafts! Starting December 8th (or possibly the 15th) I will be posting a sketch each Tuesday morning to CPC and also here on my blog! CPC has a gallery where you can upload your work if you so choose. So, stop by and see the sketches and my samples. (You can see them here too, but I hope you will think about joining the wonderful Christian community at CPC!)

Now, because I love a good sketch, here is a card I made from the CPCST33. You can see it and all the older sketches if you click here.

This card is also my CropStop Friday embossing project. I used the Cuttlebug Snowflakes EF and Pop Culture border folders.

The stamp is Hero Arts. I have a whole set of these Christmas postage images. (See the next card for more.) The paper is from one of those DCWV stacks. It was the perfect combo of blues. And the fun ribbon is from CropStop. Love that swirly ribbon. And those pins...fabric section of Walmart!

This next card was inspired by the sketch at Truly Scrumptious Challenges. There was an added challenge that you had to use sparkly flourishes on your card.

This card is also for these challenges:

365 Cards Day 279 - A Little Wordy - use text for your background
Pile it On - Flowers and Flourishes

I stamped the background with the Stampin' Up French Script stamp. This is still one of my very favorite stamps. The flourish is Prima - I cut it all apart to make it fit my card. Here are more of those yummy Hero Arts postage images. I've had these in my stash for a long time. They are stamps I'll never part with!

The poinsettia 3-D stickers are Jolee's Boutique (yes, I still buy those and enjoy using them!). The little bit of printed paper is Provo Craft.

I hope to have some more sneak peaks of Simple Doodles images either later today or tomorrow stay tuned!

ETA: If you want to read a review and see some samples pertaining to Sparkly Fluff, click here.


  1. Gloria, I am soooo super excited to be working with you over at Christian Paper Crafts!!! You are uber talented and we ALL adore you and love your sense of humor! Can't wait to see the challenges you will have for us!! God Bless!

  2. These are gorgeous Gloria and I love those festive stamp stamps!! Thanks for joining in our Truly Scrumptious challenge.

  3. Congrats! I will be joining in your Tuesday challenges. These cards are just gorgeous!

  4. Beautiful cards! I will have to check out CPC ~ I would love to be able to create cards like you....Queen of Cards!

  5. Congrats on the gig at CPC!!! your cards are awesome :0) this is short are you shocked? LOL crazy crazy day and still have tons to do :0)~

  6. Love the cards!! So glad you'll be sharing your expertise and humor over at Christian Paper Crafts!! Whoo-hoo!

  7. Anonymous6:59 PM

    Gloria, congratulations on your new position at CPC. See you on Tuesdays.

  8. 2 absolutely gorgeous cards!
    Fabulous combo of challenges and Thanks for including PIO this week!

  9. Your cards are stunning.
    I look forward to you being the sketch hostess at CPC

  10. great cards I love the colours in the TS sketch one...thank you for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx

  11. Anonymous3:45 PM

    my goodness gracious, when I think you can't top your previous card, you do that last card you posted.. wow!

    Thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It on!

    -- dalis

  12. LOL...Cheater Pants Gloria...I love it!

  13. LOL! You are soooo good at this!!! LOL! Making cards and cheating.

  14. well i will let you slide on the cheating as i LOVE this card and it was wonderful to get another peek at it :0)