Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #376

Our host this week is the uber talented Karren Johnson with a sketch where the sentiment straddles two panels. Concord & 9th's City Stacks stamp set has been sitting on my desk since I picked it up during the holiday sales (after being completely smitten with it while crafting with Joyce Mehrberg one day) and I realized it would be easy to stamp this sentiment in two colors with a little masking.

Once the sentiments were heat embossed on the panel, a line was masked off between them and the bottom half inked with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. The city skyline image is lined up around the top sentiment and a black pen used to pull a few of the building edges down to the inked portion of the panel.

The Clean Team has fabulous cards to help inspire you! I hope you play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Thanks for stopping,


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CASology Week 332: FURBABY

 Welcome to Week 332 at CASology!

I went with a nontraditional furbaby, using a Paper Smooches Bunny Card die and Critter Card Puns sentiment to make this super quick and easy card.

The bunny ears are adhered on a diagonal line for a little added interest.

This is my real life furbaby, Bella, the world's sweetest Maltipoo. Does anyone make Maltipoo stamps?

The design team has great cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Lindsey!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how FURBABY inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! We are back to one week challenges so you have until 9 AM Monday, February 25th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #375

Clean Team designer Cecile has given us a fun sketch this week! I took the leaf literally and cut a Memory Box Massa Leaf while still thinking about how I would use the other elements of the design. Assorted bird and butterfly were pulled out and discarded until I came across the Memory Box Drifting Side Butterfly dies.

Using scraps, I cut the die several times to create a rainbow body. A PTI Tipped Top die cut is embossed with a large floral design to provide a base for the other die cuts and an MFT Essential Sentiment added to the bottom corner of the panel.

How does Cecile's sketch inspire you? I hope you find time to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,