Tuesday, November 30, 2010


And another Happy Tuesday to all!  I have always enjoyed beginning a card project with a sketch or layout.  It makes creating so much more fun for me.  I have collected sketches for years, and made up some of my own as well.  It is always such a great starting point to jumpstart  a project.
Tuesdays at Skipping Stones Design brings a new sketch, and this month there is one last November sketch from the very talented Shannan Teubner!  I have so enjoyed the opportunity to design to her fabulous sketches.  Here is sketch # 53!  Love the scallops!!  We Stamp Tramps were able to pick our set to use on the sketch this week, and with Christmas coming soooo quickly, I decided to use the "Christmas Swirls" set again.  This is such a pretty set!  It can be both elegant, CAS, country, vintage...works well with almost any theme.  I went a little more country this time.
I wanted to use the Christmas DP I bought from SU, so started with that....The colors are Old Olive, and Ruby Red.  I stamped the SSD star in Ruby Red, and cut it out, then layered it into Old Olive CS.  For the rest of the card I followed the sketch, using lace and buttons from my stash.  Hope you like!  The ornament or Dove from the set would work well with this sketch as well.
Please head over to the Skipping Stones blog, and see what the rest of my Stamp Tramp buddies have come up with..they are all so fabulously talented, and also we have some awesome guest artists this month as well.  We love seeing you all share your creations with us from the sketch as well, so link up your cards and you could be our next Wednesday Winner!
SALE!!!  Don't you love the word?  Well, while you are checking out the sketch and designs at Skipping Stones, don't forget to check out the store, and go shopping.......because...Heather is offering a super fantastic deal!
A Crazy Tuesday (one day only) sale.   For every $30 gift certificate you purchase you get a FREE stamp set of your choice!  Absolutely FREE!  Pretty cool deal huh?  You could give the gift certificate as a great Christmas gift, and you get a fun gift for yourself...how cool is that?  Just hop over to  Skipping Stones, and get the details on how to order your gift certificate.  Just remember that the deal ends today by midnight!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by today, and don't hesitate to leave a coment or two...I love hearing from you! 


  1. Great card Tammie!! You did a great job with this sketch!! I hope you have a super day!!!

  2. Oh i love the traditional color of Christmas! So pretty!

  3. great card! I like the lace paired with the traditional colors.

  4. Tammie, you make your cards look so clean and crisp! I love the Olive DSP with the red, and the lace and buttons are perfect with this set and layout.

  5. I love that little bit of lace! It is just the right touch for this gorgeous card! Love the papers and colors!