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DSCN7328This is my first card using a Card Patterns while not being on the Design Team.   I saw this sketch and immediately thought of my new stamp, Kind and Caring thoughts.  I then scrolled down and saw that almost everyone had stamped an image on the central panel like I wanted to – a row of different images making up the whole panel.  Also, most of the DT used flowers too.  The sketch just lent really well to a repetitively stamped flower.  I stamped off each image once before I stamped it on my Whisper White CS for the card.  I didn’t want the colors as bold as they are without being stamped off.  It was a fun sketch and I suggest you check it out HERE, along with all of the gorgeous cards by the DT.  Did you know that they have a a member of the male variety on the DT?  I don’t know of too many male stampers/scrappers out there, but it’s pretty neat that the ones I have come across all see phenomenal and Peter is no exception.  Maybe I’m partial to his name…it’s the same as my hubby’s…. 😉  LOL






Stamps:  Kind and Caring Thoughts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White CS, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo classic ink
Accessories:  Razzleberry Lemonade 1/2″ Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon, 5/16″ White Brads, Janome Sew Mini, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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Today is a sad day for me.  I have LOVED every minute of being on the Card Patterns Design Team, and wish that my husband wasn’t deployed so that I could have stayed on for another term as Michelle so graciously offered.  Well, I guess I wish he weren’t deployed for other reasons too 😉  I have to bring a little humor to a long, not fun, time without him…..

This is my take on the sketch this week from Card Patterns, which you can see HERE on the CP blog.  The Digi Shack is still the sponsor of the prizes for the winner of the drawing too, so don’t miss out on that!

I hope you like my card and please continue to check out the CP sketches each week, I know I will!  I hope to be able to play along still, as time permits, I’ll just have to wait like the rest of you to see the lovely sketches as they are posted instead of before-hand.

Don’t forget that each week you can enter (by posting a link to your card using that weeks sketch) via Mr. Linky (or by leaving the link in the comments section if Mr. Linky is “down” as it has been very often of late) for a chance not only to win a great prize, but also a spot as a Guest Designer over at CP on a future sketch.

See you over there!

All items used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Digital Image (Sentiment) from The Digi Shack
Paper:  Riding Hood Red and Whisper White DSP, Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Riding Hood Red Designer Buttons (Button Bouquet), Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, Sizzlets “Stampin’ Up! Lots of Tags”, Big Shot, Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Clear Adhesive Rhinestones (Icon – at Michael’s), White Twill (Papertrey Ink), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Janome Sew Mini (stitching across white twill)

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4, 3, 2, 1….Earth below us, drifting, falling….  I LOVE that song, and the countdown has begun for my final days on the Card Patterns Design Team. I have loved every minute, and I’m excited that my leaving gives someone else this awesome opportunity to grow and be challenged creatively.  Michelle has really amazing talent and an eye for good sketches.  So…this was my card for challenge #16, which you can check out HERE.  Toni, owner of  The Digi Shack is still the sponsor of all of the fun prizes that one lucky winner will receive.  Toni is actually the sponsor all the way through my last sketch, which is next week.  She offered to sponsor for 3 weeks in a row!!  How awesome is that?!?!?

DSCN6880This card was made at the last minute, but when I saw the sketch about a week before I had this idea in my head.  I didn’t really want to use an image, I wanted to use a sentiment as the focal point.  This is because I don’t own Copics and SU! markers make digital images smear.  I was not too enthusiastic about using my Prismacolor Pencils again – they take a lot of layers to get the colors nice and bright, so I did go with the sentiment instead of a line art image this time.  This card pretty much came together exactly as I imagined in my head, except for the fact that my sewing machine went a little wonky on me and messed up the zig zag stitches in about a 1-1/2″ spot.  I hid it the best I could with my flower, but I’m not one to pretend I’m perfect and I’ll usually point out my flaws to you so that you can learn from them.  Hide, hide, hide when you make a mistake and don’t want to trash the card!! 😉  I’m feeling too lazy to post the recipe, so if you have any questions, please ask.  That’s a Heidi Swapp ghost flower over some SU! Sweet Always DSP.  The other DSP I used was Raspberry Tart.

Anyway, I hope you like it and I hope that you’re having a great Memorial Day weekend.  This year, this weekend is even more meaningful for me.  Not only am I a veteran of the US Air Force, my grandfather, father-in-law and grandfather-in-law and many other relatives in both my own and my husband’s families are veterans, but my husband is currently deployed in service to our country.  He is a C-17 pilot for our great Air Force, and I am so proud of him and what he does day in and day out to help us to enjoy the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted in this fabulous country of ours. 

In the midst of shopping all the great sales that stores shove in our faces over this holiday, and during the picnics, pool time and parties with friends, I would encourage you to stop and thank someone who has served this country.  It is through them, and those that have fallen before them – sacrificing the most that one can possibly give, that we are able to go about our daily lives in pursuit of our dreams. 

Take care and Happy Memorial Day!!!

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DSCN6816After this sketch from Card Patterns, I have only two sketches left to create with before my term on the DT over at CP comes to an end.  I just love Michelle’s sketches and while I know that I will probably become a stamping slacker when I don’t have any “deadlines”, I will definitely still join in over at CP as much as possible!!!  Maybe I do need to get back on a DT since it makes me stamp.  Of course, my Stamps in the Mail program gets me stamping too, and a new round of that starts in June.  See THIS post to join me!!!

Over at CP this week the sponsor is Toni from The Digi Shack.  She has some really awesome images over on her site and you really should check them out.  She also has donated a great prize package that you can check out over at the link I provided above to the Card Patterns blog.

If you’ve never used digital images, I think you’ll love them.  You can get them at great prices, you can make them ANY size that you want, and they really are just so versatile.  Anyway, hope you like my card!!!

All items are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Flower Bunch digital image from The Digi Shack
Paper:  Kraft, So Saffron and Stamper’s Select White CS (PTI), Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP, Bella Birds DSP
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Letter stickers from Michael’s, Prismacolor Pencils, Diamond Stickles, Tombow Gray Shadow Marker, Pink Pirouette 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Bouquet and Latte Designer buttons, Old Olive button (retired), White Vintage button (PTI), linen thread, Paper Piercing Tool and Template, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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So…I love the Damask Designs stamp set.  I decided that one of the smaller damask images would fit perfection on a 1-1/4″ punched square, and I was right!!  I stamped 5 of them on Cameo Coral, stamped the “Celebrate” on the 6th one and added some paper piercing.  Next I popped them up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, added the scalloped Kiwi Kiss layer, added some PTI True Black Saddle Stitch Ribbon, a vintage white button (also PTI) tied on with some shredded thread, and there you have my card!  Can you tell I’m obsessed with bows and buttons right now?  I think that this is yet another sketch where we will be delighted to see all of the different ways that stampers out there can get creative and think outside the box with the different elements on the card.  I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!!

Head on over to the Card Patterns blog to check out Sketch #14 HERE.  Our sponsor this week is Mackenzie Mae Designs, and Pam is donating so many goodies to one lucky winner that it took 2 photographs to show it all!!!  Not only will one random person be selected to win the goodies, but as always the CP DT will pick their top 5 submissions and one of them will be selected to earn a spot as a Guest DT member over at CP.

If that’s not enough and you need more sketch, don’t forget to take some time to create something for the DT Call over at CP using the sketch (and guidelines) that you can find HERE.  CP is a wonderful opportunity – you really should try!!

All supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Damask Designs (PTI)
Paper:  Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black CS
Ink:  Black StazOn
Accessories:  Scallop Edge punch, True Black Saddle Stitch ribbon (PTI), Vintage White button (PTI), paper piercing tool and template, white thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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So, you got to see the inside of this card in THIS post.  Well, above is the outside of the card that I made for our friend who was retiring from the US Air Force.  This sketch is another great one that Michelle put together, and you’ll want to be sure to go check out the other fabulous cards from the fantastic Design Team members, along with this week’s Guest DT member.  You can see CP Sketch #13 HERE.  Enjoy, and have fun with it!  As usual, here’s a reminder that each week someone is chosen by the Card Patterns DT to be a Guest Designer, so don’t forget to add a link to your card via Mr. Linky at the bottom of the Sketch #13 post.  There’s also a great prize of Close to My Heart product that will be given to one random winner, so check it out!!!Have a lovely week!!

All items used are SU! unless otherwise noted

Stamps:  Congrats (SAB 2009), Artifacts (retired SU!)
Paper: Kraft and Very Vanilla CS, Patterns DSP Pack I (retired Level I Hostess item) in Not Quite Navy and Always Artichoke
Ink:  Not Quite Navy and Always Artichoke classic ink
Accessories:  Piercing Tool and Template, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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I  happen to think that all of the sketches that Michelle comes up with over at Card Patterns are fabulous.  I feel so honored to be on the very first Design Team over at Card Patterns and am sad that the term is drawing to a close.  Michelle, ever gracious, offered to us that we could extend our terms, but with my husband deployed I plan on doing some traveling so I just wouldn’t be able to guarantee that I could get around to stamping.  I wouldn’t want to hold up the posting each week!!  I am terribly sad that I won’t be able to stay on past May, but you do what you have to do as a military spouse, and traveling is one way of keeping some sanity.

Anyway, the point of this post is to let you know that you really should check out this week’s sketch.  As usual, it’s terrific!  If you don’t believe me, 100 other people have already played along and can tell you how much they enjoyed it.  So…what are you waiting for?!?!  Saturday a new sketch will be released, so make sure to stop back by then too!!!

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