Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Its Tuesday again and time to have the fun of designing to a new and fabulous sketch over at Skipping Stones Design blog.  Our talented sketch artist this month is Amy Sheffer.  I have so enjoyed her sketches...lots of layering which can really be fun...pulling out papers one hasn't looked at in awhile etc.  This weeks sketch was no exception.  Here is Amy's sketch # 61.

I missed a birthday in my family this week and needed a Birthday card, belated sort of card, so for my take on this sketch used "Funny Coffee" Vol. 1.  I pulled out some designer papers that coordinated from an old Stampin-up set...can't remember the color..but it appealed to me today..seemed kind of sunny on a dreary winter day.   I used my spellbinders to die cut the circles. and embossed the inner one.  I then stamped the coffee cup twice on coordinating papers and paper pieced the cup together.  I raided my big basket of lace and found the banner lace which I have used before as a banner, but could not resist using it again...it looked kind of kitcheny if you know what I mean.  Then I found the tiniest little buttons that I accented the banner and cup with.  Very quick once I had it all layed out.  This is the card.

I hate being late forgetting anyones birthday, but it is nice to have a set that lets you acknowlege your "oops" and apologize.  So here is to you Anna, the girl who keeps one of my little brothers in line!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY A LITTLE LATTE!  Hope it was a good one!
Don't forget to stop on over to the Skipping Stones Design Blog, and check out what the other Stamp Tramps created with the sketch....lots of cute ideas to inspire!  Why not upload your own card using the sketch and have a chance to win free merchandise from SSD.
Hope you all have a very blessed week.  Thanks for stopping by and please comment and let me know you were here!  Til next time........Tammie

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SSD Sketch Challenge 60

PURSES!!  Don't you just love them?  The stamp set I am using for my post today is all about purses....and is it ever a cute set!  Heather really nailed it with this set.  WELCOME to my blog today and sketch challenge Tuesday at Skipping Stones Design.  Last week we celebrated "Birthday Purses" release and this week we had the challenge to use the set with another sketch from the awesome Amy Sheffer.  This is her sketch this week.
Now it looks a little complicated at first glance with all the layers etc, but was really fun to play with.  I used some coordinating DP from Memory Box called Gossamer, a doily for the circle layer and kraft CS base from PTI.  This is my card.

This week I decided to show you the inside of the card as well, as I tried to coordinate it and used several of the sentiments from the set too.  Here  is the inside.

I really like this set..playing with the purses can go on and on...you can paper piece them, stamp them on textured paper, Designer papers, color them......you name it..and the sentiments are so fun too.  This is the set once again.

I hope you take the time to stopon over to the Skipping Stones Design blog, and check out what all the other Stamp Tramps have created.   Also try your hand at the sketch challenge and upload your card for a chance to win a free stamp set or 1/2 off any set. 
I hope you all have a wonderful week!!  Thanks for dropping by....as always I love it when you leave a comment, so please feel free to do so! 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Hello all you stampers out there!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Today is special because not only is it the Tuesday sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design, we are celebrating the release of two new SSD sets "Heartsong" and "Purse Birthday" with a blog hop!  Today the DT and Guests of SSD will be featuring cards using "Heartsong" and sketch # 59 from our Guest sketch artist this month, Amy Sheffer!  If you just happened on my blog today be sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design.  You should have arrived here from Wendy's blog.  Lets begin shall we?!  OK....first lets look at the two fabulous new releases.

                                                               BIRTHDAY PURSES

Fabulous sets are they not?  Can't you just feel your creative juices kickin in?   The possibilities are endless.  Here is sketch # 59 and my take on it using the cute little birdie from "Heartsong".

Hope you like!  We would sure love for you to play along with the sketch and link your card at the SSD blog.  A lucky winner that joins our sketch challenge will win either a free stamp set or half off any stamp set in the store!  Also Heather at SSD is offering a special sale you can't beat!  From now until midnight on  Monday the 17th, if you buy 3 sets you get one free!  All you have to do is enter the code "1free" when checking out and the discount will be applied.....GREAT opportunity to stock up or buy gifts for some of your stampin buddies.
Again,  thanks so much for joining the hop today....I am so glad you stopped by.  I always love hearing from you so don't hesitate to leave a comment...it makes by day!  Next on the hop is for you to jump on over to the fabulous Tami Mayberry!  You can see the whole hop line-up at the Skipping Stones blog.  I know you will find inspiration today hopping along with us.  HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!