Thursday, February 2, 2012

ISSC01- It's Time For Some FUN!!

Hey everyone, and welcome to the FIRST sketch with the SUPER fun new sketch challenge blog, iSpy Sketches!! Basically, the idea behind iSpy, is we look all over blog land, and various crafting galleries, and find fun, interesting sketches using other people's cards as our muse. This week, Loretta Lock has fallen under the magnifying glass, and I am in LOVE with her sketch!!

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For my card tonight, I started by stamping my sentiment from the SOON to be released, Clearly Sentimental About Romance set on Sweet Tooth. I then layered it with an Oval Dainty Doily Duo Die-namics cut out of Black Licorice. I paired it with the Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze paper pad, and Saffron, Grey, and Black Licorice cardstock. My flourishes were made with the Fancy Flourish Die-namics, and my flowers were made with the Scalloped Rolled Rose Die-namics. I used Black Seam Binding from the Ribbon Carousel, and some brads from Michael's. My border was made with the Monarch Border Die-namics.

For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, and another sentiment from this gorgeous set!

Here are the Die-namics I have used:

Wanna play along?
Here's how to play:
  • Create a paper crafting project (card, scrap book page or 3D item), based on the sketch provided.
  • Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code ISSC01), and link it here with the inlinkz widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post - not the generic link to your blog.
  • A new challenge will be posted every Friday at 12.01 AM EST, and you have until noon on Wednesday EST to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but please provide a newly designed project with a new link for each additional project.
  • We will choose the top 2 creations to be featured in our "Top 2 Thursday" post where we will announce who we have picked :) The winners will receive their very own iSpy Sketches blog badge!
  • Don't forget that you may combine our challenges with others and use supplies from any company that you wish :)
  • Have fun and we look forward to "spying:" your creations

Make sure you check out the iSpy blog for a look at what the other designers created!! FUN!!

Thanks For Your Help-Teasers Day Two

Hey everyone, and welcome to night two of this month's new release teasers from My Favorite Things!! Tonight we have three new sets for you: Fix It Fred Bear, Inspired By Lighthouses, and Up, Up and Away.

Before we get to my card, here are the important details!!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on February 7th at 10 PM EST:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on February 7th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!

  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on February 7th at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.

  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.

  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on February 7th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

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For my card tonight, I started by stamping my Fix It Fred Bear on X-Press It Blending card, and then colored him with my Copics. I then layered him with Bermuda Bay, Jellybean Green, and Hot Fudge. My colors were picked based on my papers, the MME Lost&Found 2 Breeze pad. I used silver brads from Michael's, some Kiwi ribbon from SU, and my twine is Cappuccino from The Ribbon Carousel. I used the SUPER CUTE new Tool Charms Die-namics, on the inside and out, as well as, the First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics for my sentiment. My circles were made with old SU punches. My sketch is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch. Fun!!

For the inside, I used more of the same supplies, and another sentiment from this set.

Here are the Die-namics I have used:

Be sure to check out KIM'S BLOG for a full list of designers participating!!