Sketch Saturday #618

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is Sketch #618:

Here is my first creation for this week. I love this sentiment from Riley and Company! It’s called Powers for Good or Evil. And, I’ve used my Basic Dress Up Riley and some of the stamps from the Dress Up Riley Sophies Accessories set for my image on this card.

You can rotate the sketch too, and substitute shapes! Here, I’ve used a circle for my image, but changed the background shapes into squares. This is Raking Leaves Riley.

And one more option for this week! For this one, I cut my paper a little short instead of doing a full ribbon treatment. These scrap pieces were perfect for my circles. Love this cute card!!

Thank you to our Sketch Saturday blog sponsor. Riley and Company will be offering a prize to all our challenge winners for 2020.

I hope you come and play along with us! Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Sketch Saturday #617

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is Sketch #617:

I had some free time this week, so decided to make a few samples for you. This first one uses Riley and Company image and sentiments, our 2020 sponsor. The sentiment is called Camping without Wifi and the image is so cute, Campfire Riley.

Then I decided to make a little Christmas in July open with Riley in Wreath. The sentiment comes from the Dress Up Riley set, Winter 2.  In this version of the sketch, I used ribbon on my centre piece instead of three separate papers.

And then, I wanted one non Riley option. This stamp set is Mama Elephant. I used these beautiful rain themed papers and coordinated my image coloring to them. I also used a slightly different shape on this one and rotated it sideways.

Thank you to our Sketch Saturday blog sponsor. Riley and Company will be offering a prize to all our challenge winners for 2020.

I hope you come and play along with us! Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

PIP Challenge – #2026

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new challenge with Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s Design Team. Our challenges are posted every Monday and you have until Sunday to come and play along and be entered for a chance to win a prize from our terrific sponsors.

With only a few exceptions, their challenges are always Anything Goes! So, it’s easy to come and play with us. This week, we do have an added challenge of CAS (Clean and Simple).

Our sponsor this week is Newton’s Nook. Swing by their store and check out their great inventory! I love their great Holding Happiness set, so that’s what I used this time.

My daughter made the beautiful background on this one and influenced my color choices.

Come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor! Head on over to the Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Crafty Camping

We’ve been making good use of our trailer this year (and the fact that there isn’t much else to do during this pandemic), so have had regular trips to the campground booked starting in late May.

Early on, I decided to try to haul a selection of craft supplies. If I don’t have work, laundry, or electronic distractions, surely I can use the time to create, right? But, early on I found myself packing everything and then not pulling it out! I decided that I either had to find a way to use everything, or stop dragging in along!!

While the mosquitos sometimes present a challenge, the last couple of trips have been MUCH better. Two trips ago, I took the time to clean all my copics (much easier to color this way) and then last weekend Claire and I spent a couple hours at the picnic table working on things.

While I tend to go for the cards, Claire likes to bring out the watercoloring. And, she made me some backgrounds. She does beautiful work and I love how this one turned out!

All three of these were created with old card kits that have been collecting. Slowly I am going through, coloring the images and then working to create with them. I hope that this new “crafty camping” will help me reduce the overload of kits I have stockpiled.

This last one doesn’t use a Claire background, but it’s still a pretty card!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Dueling Darlings – June 2020

June has been an interesting month. The kids are finishing up school and we’ve been busy getting away from the City with some camping. Two weeks in a row in early June! Which meant very little crafting.

And so, here are my Dueling Darlings cards for mid June!

Judy sent a kit with a love rose theme and beautiful papers. I had fun playing with the colors in these flowers. I debated trying a yellow or red rose, but in the end, like the pink with the papers.

Judy included some beautiful sequins in her kits, but I didn’t have the proper supplies to do a shaker card. So, instead I decided to sprinkle a generous amount of the sequins across the front of the card. Hopefully it turned out how I envisioned.

My July kit has already arrived (thanks Barb!) AND, we have another trip coming up next week. I have been working on figure out how to get some craft time when we’re camping, so I plan to haul my July kit along to work on while we’re there.

See you next month (on time), Darlings!!

Sketch Saturday #616

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is Sketch #616:

This week I decided to play with the first Dress Up Riley set that I received, Starter Accessories! This is Starter Accessories, which pairs with the Basic Rileys or Basic Cows. I’ve been finding it kind of fun to mix and match all my Dress Up Accessories and create Riley a stylin’ outfit!

Thank you to our Sketch Saturday blog sponsor. Riley and Company will be offering a prize to all our challenge winners for 2020.

I hope you come and play along with us! Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Sketch Saturday #615

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is Sketch #615:

The sketch this week was a great opportunity to pull out my Riley and Company sentiments. Some of them are larger and take up the majority of the card front. But, they’re SO funny!! Luckily, besides being enamored with Riley and Company, I am also in love with my new flower dies from MFT. So, I got to pair them together for this weeks’ sketch! Hope you enjoy.

Thank you to our Sketch Saturday blog sponsor. Riley and Company will be offering a prize to all our challenge winners for 2020.

I hope you come and play along with us! Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Sketch Saturday #614

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is Sketch #614:

I have to say, Riley and Company has many GREAT sentiments. But this one is probably in my top 10 list. I love lattes. I HATE exercise. And so this seems so totally me!!

Thank you to our Sketch Saturday blog sponsor. Riley and Company will be offering a prize to all our challenge winners for 2020.

I hope you come and play along with us! Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Sketch Saturday #613

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is Sketch #613:

Now that the weather has warmed up, my family and I are enjoying hitting the road on the weekends with our travel trailer and getting our camping on! Being “isolated” seems so much better when you’re out in nature with those you love! So, I couldn’t resist using Riley and Company, Dress Up Riley Camping for my card this week.

Thank you to our Sketch Saturday blog sponsor. Riley and Company will be offering a prize to all our challenge winners for 2020.

I hope you come and play along with us! Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!