Monday, May 20, 2019

Keller's Sunshine Quote

    Sketch N Scrap is turning 7!  For this momentous occasion, we have a true Birthday Bash! We will be celebrating with a month-long paper crafting BINGO game. You can get all of the info as well as participate by clicking on the picture below. 

     All of the fun goes all month. Using this link, you can join the group. Using old and new sketches you will be able to fill in your BINGO card. Every bingo gets you closer to winning prizes. Head on over and check out the details!!!!
     Even though I am unable to win those fab prizes, I will be participating. Here is my entry for my seventh BINGO square . . . 

     I am really rooting through my old unused stamps this month. I have had both of these sets for quite some time.
Sketch 176 by Lisa Hidy
     Helen Keller quotes are some of my very favorite. I have several stamps of her quotes. The "Sunflower Sweetheart" by My Favorite Things has a darling girl holding a sunflower. I will have to get this set out again very soon. I would love to color her.

Inside of Card

     Looks like I finally have a BINGO. I am going over to FaceBook to put this in the appropriate folder, so I may be awarded my BINGO points.

Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart - Grateful Heart
    Card Stock: Gina K - Prickly Pear
    Stamps: My Favorite Things - Sunflower Sweetheart
                 Elizabeth Craft Designs - Keep You Face to the Sunshine
    Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
           Distress - Vintage Photo
    Copics: Sunflowers - YR20, 21, 23
                                   E23, 25, 27
               Leaves - YG61, 63, 67
               Birds - R56, 59
                          E23, 25, 27
                          E000, 1, 2
   Marker: UniBall Signo - White


AUD Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment + Summer - #16  - *
Little Red Wagon - Happy Bird Day - #20 - *

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rockin' in the Jungle

     I went back to a 2015 sketch for this card. What a fun stamp set this is! It is "Jungle Vibes" from My Favorite Things. I let the sketch and this Echo Park patterned paper drive the making of this card. I color-match Copics to color the money and tree.
WCMD 2015 Sketch by Mandy Reedyk
     I did try something kind of new here. I used Gina K's new card stock color - Skeleton Leaves. The fun part is that I stamped and colored the images on this paper. It gave a wonderful antiqued feel. It reminds me of the illustrations in an old Dick and Jane text book. This card looks like a relic from the 1960's.

     For the inside of the card, I repeated the paper and musical notes, but used a different image. Can you see the mistake I made on the sentiment? I decided to leave it; as is. In order to fix it, I would have had to take the whole inside of the card apart. I think my nephew will get the idea of what was intended.

Inside of Card

Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Jungle Safari - Jungle Fun, Canopy Leaves, Jungle Plaid
    Card Stock: Gina K - Skeleton Leaves
    Stamps: My Favorite Things - Jungle Vibes
    Dies: My Favorite Things - Jungle Vibes
    Copics: Tree & Grass - G20, 21, 24, 28
                Maracas - E33, YR18, Y17, G24
                Shirt - BG11, 13, 15
                Lion - Y11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 26
                Saxophone - C4, 6


Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Colored Image - #12 - *
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - #23 - *
Sweet Stampers Challenge - Animal - #35 - *

Friday, May 17, 2019

Just Beakause

     This card is driven by two challenges. One is the sketch you see below and the other is for Stamp TV's Monthly Mix. The mix for this month is wings with optional gold.
Sketch #16 by Lisa Hidy
     This toucan has a history. When I color an image for a card, I almost always color an extra. Two years ago, I made a Noah's Ark Circle Step Card with a toucan instead of a seagull. As usual I made an extra toucan. A few days ago my husband handed this toucan to me and said that he found it on the floor. Hmmmmm . . . I decided to use him for my "wing" requirement. He comes from a Beth Salaika stamp set called "Xavier Zebra". This wonderful toucan did not get top billing.

     Inside the card, I used the same patterned paper and leaf vine stamp from the front of the card. I have been working on a data base for my dies and stamps (and soon to add embossing folders and stencils). I was able to put in a search for "it's your birthday" and Gina K's "Happy Spring" stamp set came up. Even though it is not yet complete, I have used this data base several times to determine if I already own a stamp or die or to locate one in my craft room.
Inside of Card
Bingo Card So Far

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Gina K - Bold & Blooming
    Card Stock: Gina K - Black Onyx
                                   Ocean Mist
    Stamps: Gina K - Xavier Zebra
                              Happy Spring
    Copics: Leaves - YG17
               Toucan - RV55, BG45, Y08, YG17, R08, C1, 5, 9
    Embellies: Echo Park - Enamel Dots
                    Pen - Signo UniBall - White


A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes - #33 - Random Winner
Cardz for Galz - Follow the Recipe - #8 - *
(1 topper - 1 sentiment - 2 patterned papers - *
Gina K Designs - Wing It - #22 - *
Little Red Wagon - Happy Bird Day - #19 - *
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter - #114 - *

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

TN: Cruisin' Through Life

     Here is my April addition to my Traveler's Notebook. We were so happy to receive the bike rack for our RV. Here is a pic of Huey putting it on for the first time. He had just finished putting the second bike on, when I snapped this picture. We are looking forward to some serious bike riding, especially if we can ever get a reservation to stay in Grayton Beach, Florida. That place stays booked.

     For this page I stuck right to the sketch, as well as the color scheme that Lori added as a twist for her challenge. I got out an old bicycle stamp set from Lawn Fawn. That gave me the bike, pinwheels, and title. I didn't want to use the basket on the bicycle, so in the end it gave the placement of the bicycle an artsy look. It's wonderful, the way the bicycle die cuts out the spokes and everything. It really is a fun set!
TN Color Scheme by Lori

TN Sketch #4 by Lisa Hidy
      All of these papers are from the same Bo Bunny - Calendar Girl tablet that I have. I like the way this wood background works here. Also note that, I am using Washi tape and didn't even have to! I am not a fan of Washi tape, but I had fun using it here.

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny - Calendar Girl (August, April, November)
    Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
    Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Cruisin' Through Life
    Copics: BG11, 13, 15
               RV10, 11, 13
               C1, 3, 5
    Washi Tape


TN Time with Lori - Use Washi Tape - #5 - *
TN Time with Lisa - Sketch #3 - #5 - *

Monday, May 6, 2019

T(Y)oucan Do It?

     I have been wanting this stamp/die set for well over a year now. A few weeks ago My Favorite Things placed it on clearance. I got both for pieces for half price. 
     Stacy was having a quick scrap as part of the Sketch N Scrap birthday festivities. I decided to participate, but as usual I am NOT good at the fine print. I was making this card thinking I had until 1PM to complete it. At 10:55 I realized that it actually had to be completed and posted on FaceBook by 11:00. I hadn't glued the first thing down. In five minutes, I glued down all of the front of the card, took a terrible picture, posted in the appropriate folder (the picture was sideways), and sat back to take a deep breath of relief. I started looking through the other entries in the folder and realized they were all from the same sketch. I did not realize that I was supposed to use the required sketch. I immediately deleted the picture from the folder and set out to complete the inside of the card. 

Card Sketch #58 by Lisa Hidy
     This is that card. It is now complete and I have taken some extra time making sure the photographs are right side up.

     I have used this sketch before. Go here to see the previous card. This time I flipped the sketch. I used some Echo Park Jungle themed paper and colored the toucans with my Copics.  

     I am entering this card in the Sketch N Scrap BINGO game in the box labeled "Song". So here is the song: "The Toucan Song". You can hear the melody on YouTube here

Inside of Card
     I made this card for a high school graduation. The daughter of one of husband's buddies is graduating. 

My BINGO card so far.
The Toucan Song

In the jungle I can fly
Thru the trees way up high.
I am a one; I am a two
I am a toucan, so are you.

To to to toucan; to to toucan
Eat some berries; eat a seed
Fresh ripe fruit; it’s what I need

Oh! Bam toucan

I live in holes; I got a beak
I play games; squawk and squeak
Black and white; orange and blue
Red and green; what about you

To to to toucan; to to toucan
Eat some berries; eat a seed
Fresh ripe fruit; it’s what I need

Oh! Bam toucan

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Jungle Safari - Wilderness Floral
    Card Stock: Gina K - Sweet Mango
                                  Barely There
    Stamps: My Favorite Things - Toucan Do It!
                 Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday
    Dies: My Favorite Things - Toucan Do It!
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Beach Edges
    Copics: C1, 3, 5, 7
                R22, 24, 27
                Y21, 23, 26
                YR20, 21, 23
                BG10, 11, 13

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Loving Wishes

     I have seen cards colored like this many times. When you wiggle them under the light, it looks like the marker shines. It turns out this is an illusion. To make this shiny image, I first stamped with Versa Mark, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I colored within each section of the flower. When you wiggle it under the light, it shines. Actually only the embossing is shining, but it seems like then entire flower is shining. 

Card Sketch #145 by Heather Hall
     This card does not contain any patterned paper. The blue linen in the background is stamped with a large background stamp. I added one of my favorite edge punches and color matched the flowers to make banners.

     For the inside of the card, I repeated several of the elements from the front of the card. I restamped the same image using navy ink.I used the background stamp once again. I added another card stock banner and a strip of the same edge punch. I added one gem like the ones from the front of the card.

Inside of Card
     I had so much fun making this card, that I decided to make it again with orange.

My BINGO Card So Far
Materials List:
     Card Stock: Gina K - White
                                    Blue Denim
                                    Dusty Rose
                                    Sweet Mango
     Die: Burniston - Rectangles Crosshatch
            Gina K - Wishes
     Stamps: Gina K - Peaceful Florals
                               Background Stamp Gauze
     Ink: Gina K - Blue Denim
                         Ocean Mist
            Versa Mark
     Markers: Zig - Pink, Light Carmine, Light Pink
                          Deep Green, Light Green, Pale Green
                          Orange, Bright Yellow, Flesh Colour
     Edge Punch: Recollections - Lace
     Embellies: Gems
                     Antique Gold Embossing Powder