Saturday, September 25, 2010
A Cupcake For You
Helloooooo weekend! What are your plans? For us, it's football/cheer today (go Chargers!), then maybe a trip to our CSA farm for the weekly U-Pick bonus (edamame this week - YUM, but not nearly as fun as digging for potatoes last week). Tomorrow, a little theme park adventure, I'm thinking. Somewhere in there I've *got* to stamp! One thing I'm sadly not doing is heading to Stamping Bella for Paula's and Linda's classes ... sniff, sniff. I mentioned a few weeks ago that these two coloring superstars would be teaching at Stamping Bella this weekend, and oh, how I would desperately *love* to watch them work their magic (and hopefully learn a thing or three or twenty). I suppose my frugal, practical, boring self won out, because at the end of the day, I just couldn't justify the trip :( Maybe next time.
Enough of that, how about some card chit-chat? I used Jen's very cool Sketch For You To Try ...
... my favorite cupcake (Verve's Carpe Cupcake), and the gorgeous new Restoration Collection by Crate Paper. I am forever and always sponging *everything* with my Distress Inks these days, so today I changed it up a bit and brushed the edges of the two background panels and the Kraft card base with some ivory acrylic paint instead (and then distress inked the paint). Love the messy, shabby look the paint gives. The sentiment is from Verve's Great Friend and the notebook page image is from Verve's Blue Skies.
Jump-start your sketch mojo with these gorgeous samples by my fabby SFYTT teammates:
Jen del Muro with guest designer Tori Wild
Would you like to be an SFYTT guest designer? Jen picks future guest designers from challenge participants, so be sure to get your creation linked to her blog to be considered!
Have an awesome weekend, friends!
Stamps: Carpe Cupcake, Blue Skies, Great Friend (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Rustic Ivory, Crate Paper Restoration Collection
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Stampin' Up punches, 5/8" natural lightweight twill, May Arts burlap string, foam adhesive, Making Memories button, distressing tool, ivory acrylic paint, foam brush, needle and thread
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"