Archive for September 20th, 2008

A Dirty Little Challenge!

Sep 20, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Papertrey Newsletter

This is the 2nd post for today! Don’t miss the Saturday Sketch below!!

Well it has been MONTHS since I have been able to participate in the monthly Dirty  Challenge! I could not pass this one by.

Here are the details (and feel free to play along too!):

Challenge Focus: Create a NO LAYER card any size, any color. Your card base is it – no additional layers of cardstock or designer paper at all.

Required Element: Masking – use masking or reverse masking in some way to create your design

Restricted Element: No use of the color pink (any shade) – I can’t believe I just typed that – it might kill me.

Keyword: DCNL908

So here is what I came up with


Cultivated just for you!

I love that little sentiment. Its like a punny way to say “Hey look! I amde this!!”  I adore Garden of Life. It is one of my faves, and SO underused. Pair it with another HUGE fave-Borders & Corners Circles and I am in heaven!

This is Papetrey Ink white cardstock (of course!) with black pallette ink,  lemon tart (using a dirty sponge dauber, and tempting turquoise ink, since the set is a 2 step stamp 😀 I had to add the bling 😀

I LOVE circles, and thought that masking for this would be great for the challenge, and I think I was right.

I just punched a circle from some sticky paper, and stamped the flower in black. I then stamped the solid flower to layer in the outline. I then sponged in the open part of the circle! This is a super card for a quickie! This took LESS than 3 minutes! I kid you not!

So give it a try!

Make sure you check out the other girls challenge cards by searching the keyword above!

Thanks for checkin in.

Pretty Poppy Sketch Time

Sep 20, 2008 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

Happy Saturday!! My favorite day of the week by far.

I hope you have some stamping time planned this week. As you know it is Sketch Time! I am really happy with this weeks challenge! I know I had a blast with it.

Sorry for my “sketch”. Im not good at making a scallop border-yet! YIKES!

Again the sketch is to get you STAMPING! Go with whatever inspires you-OK!


Keyword mytimess06-send us a link here if you decide to give it a try so we can all see your take on the challenge! It is definitely fun for me to see what people do with it.

Now I will share my take on it.

I LOVE using circles-LOVE! No idea why, but they are my favorite things to add to a card. So this was a fun sketch for me personally 😀


Pretty Poppies-POP!

I decided to make my entire card a scallop. Im loving Vintage Cream, Kraft,  spring moss, and dark chocolate-YUM!! I chose those colors with the inks to match for this creation. I used Lisa’s set Remember. I just love the open, and solid images paired together. I can’t NOT use them.

I saw this circle layer as a window, not an “layer”. I want you to use it in a way YOU see it though. Doesn’t have to be like mine OK!

For this card I stamped my flowers on the cream base first. Mounted that layer onto a scallop square  card base in Kraft cardstock. I then cut my spring moss square, and layered it onto the chocolate. Took my circle nestablity, and die cut the center. Layered it over my card base with dimensionals, and I then had a nice “window” effect 😀

You know I LOVE my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, so I HAD to use that too, making a vellumbutterfly:D Just perfect isn’t it? I love dimension. For more interest I added a tasb tag, and tied on some satin chocolate ribbon.

This inside is left blank, until I know what I need it for. This looks like a great ANY occasion card, so its nice to keep those around for when you need a quick card, but have no time.

Granted I SAY this, but I never do it! I always have to MAKE a new one. Its a weird hang up I have. At least I use my stamps though right?!

Well Enjoy the sketch! I cannot even wait to see what you do! In the meantime, check out my Sketch Team’s take on the sketch! Oh and show some love 😀 They work hard every weekend to get their version done for you for more inspiring ideas 😀

  • Alicia Weimen
  • Dawn Easton
  • Kim Gasper
  • Kirsten Dubosque
  • Kristy Vernon
  • MacKenzie Bruckler
  • Maria Levine
  • Tamara Harder
  • I have more to share tomorrow-so see you then!

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