After being gone for almost a week in beautiful Utah with three intense days of scrapbooking, I have to admit I’m happy to be home and back to my own papercrafting desk! I have so many things to share that my blog should be busy as long as I can find enough time between loads of laundry to get them posted.
The first thing on my agenda was this weeks sketch for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I have a couple of ideas for cards this week with this sketch so we’ll have to see where my journey takes me.
This card features the Laughing Lola paper packet from Close to My Heart, it is one of my favorites from our Autumn/Winter Idea Book. Although it features Laughing Lola Purple, I felt that the Gypsy Colored flowers coordinated. I popped each of the flowers up with some foam tape and actually double popped the two most inside for a little added depth.
OK, I know it’s a little over the top to be excited, but I made the top 3 of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge for week #23!
I have entered multiple sketch challenges in my years of card making and have to be honest I never imagined that I would win, but when you do and receive comments from some amazing crafters (I am so impressed with the design team’s work) it truly is an honor! I now get to display a badge on the side of my blog that I made the top 3!
This card is happily on it’s way to cheer a mailbox this week, but if you’d like to stop by my entry for this weeks challenge you have a chance to win it as well.
Thanks again Atlantic Hearts Design Team for picking my card and to you for stopping by my blog!
If you talk the talk you have to walk the walk…even if the path seems a little rocky!
The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #24
did just that…challenged me!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the sketch, my card just didn’t come together as easily as I’m used to.
I think after sleeping on it, I pulled it together. The Celebrate Today stamp is from the Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets “The Party Is On” I have used it several times and just love it! It’s such a good reminder to Celebrate Today! I also used the new Stitch Guide for my swirl which I sewed with Smoothie Bakers Twine from the Paradise Assortment. I soon remembered why I chose papercrafting over quilting! I finished the card off with three small buttons.
I provided a close up of my stitching – I would recommend separating the Bakers Twine or perhaps using Embroidery Floss.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my sketch today and will take a minute to sign up as a blog follower. This week I will again be doing a drawing on Friday for my card of all that sign up to follow my blog by e-mail.
Because my sentiment worked better, I rotated the sketch 180 degrees.
I am doing a drawing for this card…all you have to do is start following my blog and leave a comment or stop by my Facebook page (Papercrafting Princess) like the page and leave a comment on the post with the picture. Drawing will be held on Friday, October 4th 8AM.
Supplies used are the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go which is a retired Close to My Heart Product. If you’d like to stop by my business page www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com you’ll be able to see what current workshops on the go are available! Most kits are just $29.95 and include a D sized stamp set, paper pack and embellishment kit.
I am always up for a good challenge…especially one that involves paper and ink! My buddy Betsy (who won last weeks challenge) turned my attention to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and I decided I’d better play along.
I envisioned this as a square card but after playing a bit felt that the standard 4.25 X 5.5 would work best for what I wanted. When I saw the inspiration piece I knew that I wanted to spell out the word LOVE and I wanted to replace one of the circles with a heart. It came together quite quickly with minimal supplies.