Retro Sketches #65 & Inspired By #76

May 28, 2013

Hi everyone! I happened to get some extra time yesterday and made a card for this weeks Retro Sketches challenge.

I turned the sketch upside down. I used one of my digital stamps, Captain 02.

And I added a couple of small banners instead of the circle elements in the sketch. The tiny hearts were cut out using a Mini Hearts Craft Die (Simon Says).

 I also took my inspiration for this card from the photo over at the Inspired By Challenge #76.  I picked out the chevron pattern and trip theme.

Thank you for visiting!

TSG 209 - Circles

May 27, 2013

Happy Monday everyone!
It's time for another TSG challenge! This weeks challenge is brought to us by our Trendsetter of the week, Mary. She has challenged us to make a card or project using circles, whether they be die cuts, or on patterned paper, think round!!

I used Beach Bum set for today's card. The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch! #29 and colors are from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #212.


As I recently purchased several colors of opaque embossing powder, I just wanted to try it! So I heat embossed the sentiment using some Butter opaque powder. Love how it turned out!!:D

Please visit the TSG Blog for the challenge details and more inspiration from our fabulous Trendsetters. I hope you'll join us this week!!

Thank you for stopping by!

TSG Blog Hop Challenge : You Are Loved

May 24, 2013

** This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down or click HERE for the previous post. Thank you. **

Today is the final day of this month's TSG sneak peeks and we are introducing you You Are Loved set.
It's been a while since I designed a flower set for TSG. So when I heard Jessica needed a set for sympathy cards, I thought it was the time to work on a flower set again.

You Are Loved is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $12.00. It will be available for purchase at 11:00 pm EST on Saturday, May 25th.

I colored the image in monochromatic tones to get an elegant and vintage look. As you see in the second photo, only the center part of the ribbon banner was popped up. I sponged Antique Linen ink slightly around the edges of the focal panel.

Would you like to win the new You Are Loved stamp set?
Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.