Friday, August 17, 2007

Beate Weekend Sketch #15

This is for Beate's latest Weekend Sketch Challenge! How does she do it every week? I NEVER get bored with her sketches and they always inspire me. For this card I finally broke open my pack of Stampin' Up's Apple Cider Designer Paper! I just LOVE it! Every pattern is just gorgeous, not to mention the colors! As always, there is paper piercing and faux stitching on this card. I tried not to do it, but I just couldn't help myself! LOL The sentiment and the hearts framing the right side of the focal image are from the So Many Sayings Hostess set. Can you see in the lower right corner of this picture, mounted on an acrylic block? Well, if you've seen the So Many Sayings set in the catalog, you know that it's a set of 3 stamps. Each stamp has a list of sentiments and images on it. One day when I was blog surfing, I came across a post on Lauren Meader's blog where she cut apart all the sentiments of So Many Sayings and applied EZ Mount on the back to make them cling to acrylic blocks! I thought it was pure genious on her part! Thanks, Lauren, for the awesome idea! So, now I have a ton of sayings and little border stamps that are all separate and so much easier to use than having to color what you want with a marker! Here's front and back pictures of my set:



So now that you have that informative tidbit (grin), head on over to Beate's blog and try her sketch challenge! You'll be glad you did! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Priceless, So Many Sayings; Paper- Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Apple Cider DS, Groovy Guava; Ink- Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- horizontal slot punch, grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories brads, paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker, Stardust Stickles, ticket corner punch.

25 comments:

beate said...

Charmaine, YOU inspire ME. Your card is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with the sketch!
Have a wonderful day! Big cyber hug!

Rose Ann said...

What a beautiful sample for Beate's challenge. I love this, Charmaine!! You rock!

Well Said Cards said...

Very cute card! I love the hearts and the color combo.

Lori Craig said...

GURL!! You ROCK with this set, and I LOVE that you shared the set tidbits..I had the Paper Salon tins and I have already cut my set apart...I have actually been looking for the smart cling for weeks! Love your sample!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, and great idea for the sayings. OK I have a question and you are so talented I know you will have the answer as I am looking at it on your card. How do you get your ribbon to tie so nicely? Is there a trick I don't know about or am I just ribbon challenged?

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Great card! I love the colours! I say how Lauren unmounted this set... man I should do mine! I love using the EZmount on my bellas too!

stefanie said...

Ooooh I love this card! I am definitely going to have to CASE it! Thank you so much for sharing it!

Michelle said...

Great card...as always! Everyday I look at your blog and there is always one gorgeous project after another!

Jenn in GA said...

another beaut! is that groovy guava grosgrain? somehow i missed that in the catalog.

Carol Dunstan said...

gorgeous card, I love the colours!

chelemom said...

What a great card! I may have to get this paper now.... : )

Jenn in GA said...

one more question, Charmaine. what do you do with all the cards you make? you produce something almost every day...that's a lot of cards over time. just curious...

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Ooooooh, I love this. My DS just became engaged and I may have to 'case' this card.

Julie Masse said...

fabulous card Charmaine!! Love the colors and you always do such a nice job with the sketches, amazing!!

Jill said...

I'm always excited to see your latest beautiful creation. You are really talented. I love your card.

And, I think you're nice--see my blog for the details if you are interested.

stampinat6213 said...

WOW! Your card is gorgeous! Everything you do is so inspiring! I've been wanting to Beate's sketch challenge for several weeks now, and just never seem to find the time. Your beautiful card makes me want to attempt it even more!

Melissa said...

I love it! Again and again you inspire me!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

The more I see this set made up into awesome cards the more I want to add it to my collection! You Rock!

stampingranny said...

How beautiful is your work? WOW! I am now a huge fan of yours! Deb

Ashley Bowen said...

OH SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!! WAY TO GO! Hugs! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Bethany Paull said...

GORGEOUS! I love these colors and how you did the hearts with the swirls.

Alli Miles said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. You are so very talented.

Theresa said...

Smashing!!! This is my first time strolling through your site and you have some fabulous creations!!!
I'll be back!

Mary Anna said...

Charmaine, Your cards are very nice!

I do have a question? I see that you are using Cling for the back of your stamps now. and I see that you are storing them in the regular clam shell boxes.

My question is how does this save you space?

I thought the whole reason for cling backing was to save space too!!

maiahs_momma said...

What a beautiful card, wow :)!

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