4 Sassy Lil’ Cards

A while back, I found this awesome site with some really fun card sketches. It’s called Sassy Lil’ Cards and it’s been sitting in my faves complete unused. Until now. It’s taken a while to get to this point, but I’m actually starting to really enjoy making cards! I remember when I posted my first few card creations, I felt the need to preface it with…”sorry, I’m still learning”! Though I’m still not where I’d like to be, I’m no longer embarrassed to show my latest pieces. 😀 I think it helps a lot when you get to work with such wonderful sketches. They’re great for beginners beceause they give you a jumping off point and they’re great for seasoned card makers since they mix things up a bit. I love the versatility of sketches!

Sassy Lil’ Cards has such a wonderful variety of sketches and since I actually found that I had a block of time last night, I decided to go ahead and create using their four most recent sketches…the ones that are due tonight before midnight. Here’s what I came up with for their May 7th sketch:

As you can see, I rotated it for my take on the challenge for this Welcome to the Neighborhood/New Home card.

<materials:

Crate Paper Neighborhood 6×6 paper pad
CP diecuts
CP diecut stickers
CP Layered Chipboard
paper doily
Iridescent medium
American Crafts cardstock base

Adhesives:
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Here’s what I made for the May 14th sketch:

I’m also entering this one in the current Crate Paper color challenge due June 12, 2011

Materials:

Crate Paper Emma’s Shoppe 6×6 paper pad
Creative Elements mini roses
American Crafts card base
Distress Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze

Adhesives:

American Crafts This to That foam dots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

EK Success bracket and label punch

This one is from their May 21st sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper 6×6 Portrait paper pad
CP diecut sticker
CP layered chipboard
CP Portrait trim
Bazzill cardstock base

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

And finally, my last card for you today was created using their May 28th sketch:

Materials:

Crate Paper 6×6 Toy Box Paper Pad
CP diecuts
CP diecut sticker
CP layered chipboard
CP Toy Box trim

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Liquid Scrapdots

If you’d like to take a look at the sketches I used for these cards (this post was already photo heavy, so I didn’t post them) click the dates for the sketches and it’ll take you to the individual posts w/the sketches. TFL!

Hangin’ With Dad – Layout for Creative Scrappers Sketch#154

Now that I’ve moved onto Christian’s photos and Father’s Day is getting ever closer, I figured I’d scrap one for Larry. He prefers that flowers in general stay on layouts that feature Madison (though he does think that some of my handmade flowers are okay for boy pages) and he rarely likes doilies on “boy” pages. He does like when I use ink, paint and scruff things up a bit, so I kept things simple and went with a little paint, a little tearing, a touch of inking and a bit of distressing. For this layout, I went with the Creative Scrappers sketch#154 posted on May 1, 2011. I stuck very close to the sketch on this one and kept it clean the way Larry prefers. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost 12×12 cardstock papers
BB Timepiece 12×12 papers
American Craft white cardstock
BB Timepiece dimensional sticker
BB diecut alpha stickers
Folk Art white acrylic paint
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Here’s the fabulous Creative Scrappers sketch I was working with:

TFL!

Can’t I get just 1 smile? Scrapbook layout

Christian is nearly a year old and I have hundreds of photos of my little guy. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them look just like these. For months, if he saw the camera, he would just stare at me like I had 2 heads, look really confused, or pissed! Now that he’s 11 months old and walking, he runs towards me and tries to grab the camera, so I get blurry action shots or images of his face up close and waaaay too personal. lol

For this layout, I combined 2 challenges. I used sketch#2 for the SYAO contest on Paper Secrets (due May 28th) and combined it with challenge#3 on Sketches4All, which requires 5+ patterned papers, 5+ alphas and exactly 5 buttons (due May 21st). Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers
American crafts cardstock
MME chipboard
Maya Road chipboard swirls (I took a piece apart to create a question mark)
PP Butterfly Garden Clear Pops stickers
PP Butterfly Garden Baubles buttons
white shirt buttons
Webster’s Pages Silhouette
WP Vintage Inspired Netting (original)
WP Storytellers Alphas
October Afternoon Mini Market stickers
Tattered Angels Shimmer mist
Distress Ink
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Stazon ink
Fiskars Baby Clear Stamps

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Zapdots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

TFL!

Fourth Photo For The Huge Giveaway

Sorry for the late post! Weekends are hectic around here and this one is no exception! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the last photo that shows what’s included in this enormous giveaway! For now, here’s the 4th photo:

Pictured here are some older MME’s Tres Jolie, Wild Asparagus and Bohemia papers, a pinch of Pink Paislee and a variety of stickers from various manufacturers. Stop back tomorrow for the fabulous finale which includes some Graphic 45, Imaginisce, Kaisercraft and more!

***Don’t forget to leave a comment so you don’t miss your chance to win! To enter to win, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and/or any other posts I put up between the initial announcement post on April 25th and midnight (eastern) this Saturday, April 30, 2011. I will draw a random winner on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Please leave just one comment per post per day. If you become or already are a follower of my blog, you will receive an extra entry for each comment you make. Thanks everyone and good luck!***

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