Friday, May 14, 2010

It's Friday!

This week was both very long and very short! I was so busy that the week seemed to zip by, but I was so busy I have not had time to take a break! I hope to get some down time on Saturday, but not too much as I have a lot of cards to make!

Today I am showing you my last sketch for Practical Scrappers. Sadly, I have had to step down from making sketches for them. I just have way too much on my plate right now. Since they are transitioning to their new DT, they were able to fill in with other sketch artists.

I really like how this sketch came out. And I love the card I made! I used 7Gypsies paper from my LSS kit, plus some stuff out of my stash.

The flower is Petaloo from a few years ago.

The square bling was floating around in my bag of bling...not sure where that came from. I even decorated the inside of the card!

I hope you have enjoyed my sketches. I will still be making sketches for CPC, at least for now. But I may be going to an every other week schedule for them starting in June.

I also have my CropStop Embossing Challenge for you today. There are some fabbie new stamps in the CropStop Store! The Heartfelt Creations stamps work with Spellbinder Nestie dies to create dimensional flowers! I was able to play with them for my embossing project today! (Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.)

I embossed the Graphic45 paper, then lightly sanded it to reveal the white core. To see how to stamp and cut the flowers, see this tutorial video.

Products Used:
Cardstock - Bazzill and Stampin' Up
Paper - Graphic45
Stamps - Fiskars (greeting), Heartfelt Creations Aztec Gold Sunflowers 2 (flowers)
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Dies - Spellbinders Blossom Two and Labels One Nesties
Ink - Ranger Distress (wild honey, spiced marmalade), Stampin' Up (brown)
Leaves - Prima
Button, floss, lace - craft store



  2. well i hope you get to rest tomorrow. WHAT? CPC sketches only every other week??!!! say it isn't so!! I feel faint, getting dark.... OK it is not that bad but you know i look forward to them :)
    LOVE the first card that is some awesome paper. the second is so bright and makes me smile :)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card. You rocked the sketch!

  4. Two totally gorgeous cards. The first one is amazing with that beautiful paper and flower! And the second one... mmmmm!!! Have a fabbie Saturday!

  5. Love the cards, Gloria! The sunflower is amazing!

  6. I really loved your card for Practical Scrappers! I especially liked the flower and that you decorated the inside too. It looks so nice.

  7. Hi, Gloria!! Thank you so much for the awesome sketch!! It was really fun to play with it~!

    your cards both are just gorgeous~! ♥


  8. Your cards and your sketch and just absolutely gorgeous!