The Sketch File inspired this card. I was also inspired by the bits and pieces of scrap paper that I found in my stash. I started with the patterned background paper and then matched colors from the scrap stash. I explored a bit with textures by using embossing folders and love the bright colors and the end result. I've included the March sketch below and hope you will find time to create and share your project with Kathy and I at The Sketch File.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Happy Tuesday! I'm sharing a card with stars and stripes and a few other patterned papers. I love the mix of colors and the happy feeling that they elicit. The LO is based on the current sketch at The Sketch File. I hope you will take a few minutes to create a project based on our current sketch and share your project with us at The Sketch File. Here are two versions of our current sketch (feel free to change the shapes!):
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Are you ready for our March sketch at the The Sketch File? Kathy's new sketch has multiple layers and the opportunity to create with a variety of shapes. I've decided to use flowers as my theme, but you can use any theme or shape that works for you. Please hop on over to The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created and to share your creation with us.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
If it looks like I'm still stuck in Christmas card mode, I guess you could say that's true. I am making an effort to stay ahead of them this year. Last year I scrambled to get enough cards done, so I'm getting a head start. This card is based on the current sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy also has a delightful card that she is sharing. Please hop on over to the The Sketch File and take a look. If you feel inspired, we'd love to see what you create based on the sketch.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Sketch File. This time I've used our sketch to create a layout. I think the sketch really lends itself to this type of project. It also works well for cards. Please hop on over to The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created. We hope you will feel inspired and will link up a project or two with us.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
It's time to introduce the February sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has created yet another fun sketch and we've both been busy creating a few projects to further inspire you to use the sketch to create your project. I've tweaked the sketch just a bit. I ended up using only two horizontal strips whereas Kathy's sketch has three. I also rotated the sketch. I hope you can still see the sketch in my card. As always, Kathy and I encourage you to have fun with the sketch and feel free to shrink parts of it, enlarge parts, rotate, flip and make a few tweaks so that it works for your project. You can upload your creation HERE. We're looking forward to seeing what you create!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
I am very late in posting this card this week. I had every intention of posting it on Tuesday, but the week got away from me and now it's Thursday. This card was inspired by the January sketch at The Sketch File . I hope you had time to stop by the The Sketch File and see what Kathy has been creating as well. We always look forward to seeing what you can create based on the current sketch. We'll keep the current sketch up until next Tuesday. so please share your clever creation with us.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
I am sharing another card this week based on the current sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has also posted a fabulous card, so I hope you will hop on over to take a peek. My card uses shades of purple. I have a particular person in mind for this card and purple is her color. The card came together quickly which is always a plus, thanks to Kathy's great sketch! We will have the sketch up until the end of January, so if you are feeling inspired, we hope you will let us see what you've created. As always you can make adjustments to the sketch including rotating it, flipping it, enlarging or shrinking it, use it on a rectangular or square card or layout. Have fun and share your creation with us at The Sketch File. Here are two versions of the sketch:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a great start. It's time for the first sketch of the year at The Sketch File. Kathy and I would love to see what you create with it . It's a simple sketch but offers so much inspiration. We'll keep the sketch up all month long so you can create one or more cards or projects throughout the month. Be creative and feel free to make a few changes to the sketch. You can rotate it, shrink it, enlarge it, resize parts of it, but as always the goal is to have fun creating. As you can see, Kathy has already created two versions of the sketch:
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Have you seen the December sketch at the The Sketch File? I love the simplicity of this sketch and I've found it very inspiring. I've created another Christmas card and hope you will find time to play along with us at The Sketch File . I know how busy everyone gets this time of year. I guess that's why I am late in posting this card.
Saturday, December 17, 2016
I have found myself constantly reaching for my snowflake punches when creating Christmas cards for this year. As much as I try to vary the theme, I seem to be drawn to snowflakes again and again. For this card I also have revisited a z fold. I used my scoring board to score an 8.5" x 11" piece of green cardstock. I laid the cardstock on the score board in landscape mode, with the shortest side on the left and the longest side at the top of the score board. I scored at 2.5" and 5" and trimmed off the bottom 1.5". I this z fold to attach the back and front panels.
Here's another simple card that I've already sent to a recipient. I created this card when I was going through my "let's cut away part of the front panel" phase. I used the die cut snowflake to reattach the front panel once I had cut away the diagonal strip. Since the patterned paper was only 4"x 6" cutting away some of the front panel allowed me to use the paper on the 5"x 7" cardbase. I love the various patterns on this paper and how they stand out against the white.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
I hope you find Kathy's sketch inspiring and will play along with us at The Sketch File! Feel free to shrink, enlarge, rotate, flip the various parts of the sketch to make it work for you.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Welcome to a new month. We're sharing the last sketch for the year at The Sketch File and Kathy and I are looking forward to seeing what you create with it. As always we'll be posting inspirational cards throughout the month and we hope you will find time to create something with the sketch and share it with us. I'm still working on a few more Christmas cards even though I have sent most of my cards to family and friends already.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I am posting two Christmas cards based on the November Sketch at The Sketch File. I simply can not believe that it is already the end of November. I have created enough Christmas cards for the year, but that Christmas shopping list is hanging over my head. I have no idea when I will get to that! Anyway, Kathy and I hope you will be inspired by our November sketch and will create and share a project based on the sketch. Please share it with us at The Sketch File.
Friday, November 25, 2016
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Thursday, November 24, 2016
I have created another card with part of the front panel removed. I've reattached it with at pine tree on a circle. I kept the color scheme the same accept for the addition of the yellow star on top of the tree. It was actually challenging to find a green that matched the green in the patterned paper. I got lucky and had a scrap piece that was just big enough to create the pine tree.