Saturday, August 2, 2008

Two Sketches



I've got samples for two fun sketches this morning. First up is Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. You'll find the sketch and Jen's sample at i{heart}2stamp. Since it's the beginning of the month, we also say hello to a new guest designer. Woo hoo!! You'll have to get all the 4-1-1 from Jen, but I will say I think you're going to LOVE the new guest!! As usual, check out the other samples by Amy, Shannan, and Susan. Carole isn't playing this week - she's off enjoying some R&R&RV for a few days with her family (that's for R&R in an RV, by the way ... what? you don't think Carole seems like the "RV type," whatever that is anyway? Me neither, but she promises to give us an entirely new tune to sing when she comes back, {giggle, giggle}).

Next up is the weekly challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Dawn Easton is stepping up as host for this month's challenges. We also have a guest designer who is very near and dear -- Julee Tilman. Yes, the Verve big boss is playing with us - woohoo! Dawn's first challenge is a fun sketch that had me pulling out a much-neglected tool, my Creative Memories wavy edge trimmer! You'll find samples from all the OCC teammates on the blog, too!!




A couple of other pieces of info: First, yesterday, Verve began its fun, twelve-day Anni-Verve-sary celebration! Each day, you'll find an Anni-Verve-sary sketch challenge to try, as well as a new preview for Beautiful You, a very special new commemorative set that's coming on August 13. I've long thought Julee is very generous when it comes to giveaways, but she's taking it to a whole new level for this celebration! It all happens in the Verve Forum. I hope I'll see you there!

Second, I've gotten several inquiries about the wildflower silhouette stamp I used a few days ago on this card. I mentioned in that post that it was from a line of stamps offered by a store called Artful Legacy in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, that I visited while on vacation. I've traded some voicemails and emails with the owners of that store, Christine and Buck Davis, and they've helped me identify that stamp. It is called Wildflower (med) , and it's available in their online store or you can email Christine at christinedavis@artfullegacy.com or call them at (843)-839-2333. They also have two other gorgeous wildflower silhouette stamps. If you go into their store, do a search on "wildflower" and you'll be able to see all three!

Have an awesome weekend!



Pullin' For You:
Stamps: I'm Pullin' For You (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie card stock; Celery and Pumpkin prints
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, and Brocade Blue for sponging
Accessories: edge distressing tool, sponge daubers, striped pumpkin grosgrain, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop punch, various Copic markers

Just Because:
Stamps: Circle Borders & Corners (Papertrey Ink); Fluttering By (Verve)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla card stock (SU!); dp (October Afternoon)
Ink: Cool Carribean, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, word window punch, key tag punch, Old Olive button, paper piercer, sponge daubers (all SU!); classic and scalloped Nestabilities (Spellbinders), butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), Liquid Pearls (Ranger), wavy-edge cutting tool (Creative Memories)

21 comments:

Jerri Kay said...

Amy both of these cards are so adorable! Awesome layouts and colors, I love them!

Amy said...

Love both cards, Amy! Your cards are always so amazing in their detail--love the butterflies in the round, and your bright colors on the sfytt card!

Have a great weekend Ü

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Amy, both cards are fabulous! Love that bunny...he's so stinkin' cute!

Your OCC card is gorgeous...love the butterflies! Such a pretty card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy I love both, so cute, awesome job girl.

Shannan Teubner said...

These are both gorgeous, Amy!!

peanutbee said...

Beautiful card for the OCC, Amy, and I L-O-V-E the coloring on that MFT bunny. SUPER!

Bonnie said...

Love that sweetie little bunny! Both are great cards Amy! (I'm a little biased on the sfytt......ya know.....just because.....)

silke said...

Fabulous looking cards - Amy!!!
Love your OCC card- it is soooo gorgeous!!!

BTW - I did receive your card!!! I love it - *Thank you*!!!
Hugs ~Silke~

Desiree said...

To day I found your blog, and I am so happy! I love your cards and style! I will be visiting you more :)
From Desiree in Norway

Jennifer Meyer said...

LOVE both cards Amy!!! Jen's sketch is adorable, I have to try it.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Lynda Benden said...

Wow Amy, both cards are just awesome ~ as usual!!!! Thank you again for adding my card to the blog ~ I need to practice when not everyone's cards are already loaded!!!! LOL!!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Great cards Amy! love them both! Love the super cute Flopsey!

Lisa Foster said...

Both of these are so adorable! Love those colors! Thanks for the info on the wilflower stamp you used...that is a beautiful card too! I'll definately check out Artful Legacy's site:)

Laurel said...

Both of your cards for the sketches are adorable! I'm off to try the OCC sketch!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow Amy, the top card is super cute, but the second one is GORGEOUS!!!

Mary said...

Fantastic cards! I especially like the colors on the "I'm Pulling For You" one. So cheery! Mary P.

mueppi said...

Beide Karten sind wunderschön!!!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the colors in the first one and the cute image. the second card is so pretty, love the colors and the butterflies!

Janette said...

they are both so pretty. love all the distressing on the bunny card and of course Jen and Dawn's sketches are awesome and you did them proud.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Love that blue card! It's so pretty!!! I am addicted to my wavy trimmer!! :)

Lim said...

stunning!