sketch 12 Here it is! Click thumbnails for larger view.

Saturday Sketch time-all boxed up! I really like this sketch alot.

I love Texted Boxed by Paper Trey Ink. I found I hadn’t used it much though :c I knew I had to use my new Beautiful Blooms. Im a flower ADDICT! And this set is really cute.

So I decided it would be fun to create a layered look-minus the layers!

Here is what I came up with

boxed set Boxed Set

The colors were inspired by some bedding I saw “somewhere” but forgot where! I think it was a TV show. I had this layout, and color combo sketched in my Idea Notebook.

A notebook for your ideas and sketches can be VERY helpful!

I was really happy with the look, and the fact that is was a quick and simple layout. I love images going outside the “box”, and this was an easy way to get that look without cutting.

Its a great sketch that can be over-the-top detailed (see below) or SIMPLE.

You could use a dry embossed square image as well,

impress sketch or layer the images like this one . 

This was an older card I did that my new card was inspired by. You can choose to do circles or squares. Whatever you want really! Just make it 2 small images in the lower left corner!

If you try it out, link us here so we can all see your take on it! I’d also love to see the loot bags if anyone tries those out.

I love seeing what everyone does with the sketches. If you are new to stamping then sketch are REALLY helpful!

I got some new stamps in from Lizzie Anne today! I hope to have some great samples and ideas for tomorrow. We will see.

MYTIME MAIL WINNER————————————————————————-

Thanks for all the responses on your stamping habits! I so enjoyed reading every last one.

Well usually #13 is unlucky-but picked #113! So in this case a very lucky winner! Shawn contact me via email with your address!

Here is what Shawn wrote: 

Shawn O’Connell |

First let me say that I visit your blog daily and LOVE your creations, but mostly your stories. Your spunk and enthusiasm inspire me!! You’ve been through so much and remain so bright and cheery. I lost my husband to cancer three and half years ago …he was only 34. I know the havoc that cancer reeks on a family. I give you so much credit for all you have done to fight the battle against cancer and raise money for the cause!! Thank you for the smiles (and sometimes tears) as I visit you each day.

How often do you stamp?
I would love to be able to say DAILY, but reality keeps it at every other day or so. Sometimes only once or twice a week … three kids make it a little difficult, as you know!!

Do you stamp with ideas in mind or just let the mojo flow?
Always with an idea in mind … a need for a birthday, sympathy, baby card/gift. I would like to spend more time just stamping to grow my ability, ya know!?!

Do you send cards out often? Or hoard them?
I send cards A LOT! When I became a SU! Demo (just to get the discount!), my friends were worried that Hallmark would go out of business!! haha!

Do you do any challenges? Like on SCS or blogs.
I have participated twice … sad, I know. I’d like to start doing the sketch challenge on a regular basis, though.

Again, thanx for the chance to win!! TGIF, baby!!!


So I hope you will all check in tomorrow and get some time to try the Sketch or my Loot bags!