Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SPARKS Challenge January 26th - February 8th

Hi there!!! Here is the Pinterest photo used as inspiration for the newest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.

For this challenge I am inspired by the color scheme; love the muted greens, blues and greys and decided to take the colors and turn them into a card that makes me smile.

I think this sheep was just itching to be jumping over a fence and that is just what I had her (she is a ewe!!!) do:)

I used Party Posse for the sheep image and the Alphadots set for the sentiment. The cardstock is from Papertreyink.com and the colors are Simply Chartreuse and White. The blue card stock is Stampin' Up Pool Party.  I drew in the fence posts with a grey marker and added some grass.  The rest of the fence is finished off with Stone twine from The Twinery.  The middle sheep is adhered with dimensionals for added contrast.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a smiling day
xoxo Sarah

Saturday, January 14, 2012

SPARKS Challenge Jan 12- Jan 25

It's another Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge again and I am so excited about being last challenge's Random Winner!!!!!!

The inspiration photo is a very cool room!   If only I could get my kids to keep their rooms this neat and clean ;)

I decided to use  the Spiffy Scooters and the Alphadots sets for this challenge.  The card stock is Stampin' Up Early Espresso and a pink paper from Stampin' Up (sorry forgot the name).  Some of the dot bunches I placed too close together and it looks as if there are lines on the pink background but I decided to go with it anyway. AKA: I will probably make another card for this challenge;)  I used a sentiment and heart from the Spiffy Scooters set. The scooter was colored with Prismas and cut out. Both the sentiment and the scooter was adhered with dimensionals.  Some honeydew twine from The Twinery was added as a finishing touch.  

Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge :)

For this challenge I decided to go with a cartoon theme focusing on the colors and the freedom of the Pinterest inspiration photo. 


Mr.Crab was walking down the beach one fine day and knew he was forgetting something.  All of a sudden all of the  bulbs in his crabby head went off and DING.... "Oh Crab... i forgot"    At least he now has a cute card to offer the memory lapse ;)

I used a base of 8x4 white card stock from Papertreyink and drew in the cartoonish boxes using a good ole' fashioned ruler, pencil and black pen :)

For the images I used my three new Paper Smooches stamp sets: 
Chubby Chum Pals (the crab, bulb and sentiment)
Alphadot (the question mark and row of dots)
Spiffy Scooters (the "thinking" clouds and the smaller clouds)

I inked everything with Memento Tuxedo Black and used three paper collections:   Echo Park Splash for the water, Prima North Country for the "sand" and MME Love Me for Mr. Crab

Prismas were used to finish off the idea bulbs and the clouds.  I decided to keep the background white after much debate. I like how the images pop and the story is presented without too much distraction. I hope you like it and makes you laugh. Thanks for looking.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friday Spy Day #14 {TGFFF14}

This week, we are 'case-ing' Wilfreda's Card!!! 

My Card:

I chose to use Cuddle Anya and a Rub-on from DCWV that went perfectly with a cuddly stamp.  White card base is Papertreyink and all other paper is MME, including Cuddle Anya's paper pieced jacket, skirt and boots. 

Thanks for looking!
xoxo sarah

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hanging by a Thread?

 The Gorguss stamp set I used for this card is called Hang Me Up to Dry.  I colored her with Prismas and paper pieced her dress with Tim Holz paper.  The card base is Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and the embossing folder is also from Stampin' Up.  Sentiment and image inside is a Unity stamp, they have been stamped with the Stampin' Up Crumb Cake ink pad.  A button and linen thread from Stampin' up was used to finish off the card.

Thanks for looking and have a meaningful day!
xoxo sarah