Saturday, May 03, 2008

Super Sketch Sunday



Wow, three Sunday's in a row I've managed to get the sketch done for the day! That's a record for me these days. Regular features around here aren't so regular anymore, and that's a bummer for me. I know it's even more of a bummer for you since you are the ones who look forward to my features! I just haven't been able to bring myself to do a Scrap Stash Saturday card in weeks, but I don't know why. I think it's because I'm not feeling so creative lately, and you really have to be in a creative mindset to make a Scrap Stash Saturday card! Putting four non-matching papers together is taxing on the ol' creative mind, that's for sure!

But I'm happy to say, today's sketch came together really easily. Not just the sketch, but the layout, the papers, and the stamping. Ya gotta LOOOOOOVE that! The image that I stamped was inspired by the very talented Debbie Olson. I was looking in the SCS gallery today for more ideas on how to use my Silhouette Blooms stamp set from CHF when I ran across this beauty of Deb's. I mean, come on. This woman has more creative talent in her little finger than I do in my whole darn body! She ooooooozes artistic ability! Seriously. Anyways, her card is where I got the idea to use the bloom upside down instead of right side up. Just imagine these flowers hanging from a wooden peg drying out.

Now, I know you're gonna look at this sketch and freak out because it's blocking. But really, don't sweat it. I just took a bunch of scraps (matching) and cut them until they all fit on a white cardstock mat. I'm not gonna hold you to this particular patchwork pattern, ok? Just do whatever is easiest for you. As long as you patchwork, and as long as you use four different designer papers, I won't disown you. {{{{Gasp}}}}}. Did I just say four????? Yep, believe it or not, I did. I have four different papers on today's card. Actually, it's only 2 different sheets of paper, but I used the pattern on both sides on the paper. So, really, don't hyperventilate.

It's gonna be ok. You can do this!!! Use leftover scraps, that way you won't have to cut into a precious piece of paper you might be wanting to hoard instead! And if you use scraps, you won't be wasting so many papers on one card. I know this "using designer papers" stuff is hard for some of you (because you tend to hoard instead of use), but you can do it. I know you can. And when you do, you're gonna love what you come up with!

I can't wait to see your cards peeps! Be sure to upload your them to SCS using the code SSS3, ok?

Hugs,
Amy



23 comments:

  1. WOW, I actually got to do a Super Sketch Sunday on a Sunday! LOVE your card for the sketch! I can totally see flowers drying upside down! Thanks for the challenge! Have a super day!http://oodabugalley.blogspot.com/2008/05/destined-for-greatness.html

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  2. I love those colors together and this layout. Your card are always so cheery, I love your use of color! :-)

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  3. Great card. The sketch is great and those flowers.....BEAUTIFUL. Joan

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  4. Okay, Amy ... I'm going to let you take me by the hand on this whole designer paper thing, because you are the queen for sure (and I am the dp-phobe). I hope to play along with this week's sketch ~ thanks for putting it together! Have a great Sunday :)

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  5. So beautiful, Amy! I have this paper sitting on my desk. :-) I love your stitching and your colorblocking!

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  6. Hi Amy! Just when I really need a boost, you inspired me today! As always, I love your creation...and the challenge to block piece with scraps of designer paper. Check out my happy b-day card at http://smileycollector.blogspot.com/

    Smiles! Pam :)
    p.s. I also posted to Splitcoast Stampers using code SSS3

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  7. Hey Amy! Great card! I just finished posting my Mojo Monday sketch and this is the first time I've had to check out your blog. And what do ya know, our sketches are pretty similar this week! Great minds think alike, huh? And I even used four different patterned papers on mine! LOL! Funny, I read your requirement and thought - THAT'S A LOT, and then I counted mine and I had four too! LOL! Looking forward to trying out your sketch! Hugs! :)

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  8. That is a beautiful image. What stamp is that? It is from the SU "blossoms abound" set that I am terrified to get because I won't do it justice? Hee hee.

    Loved the card. Love your blog.

    have a great week!

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  9. duh, even though I had read your post I didn't see the reference to the CHF set. So, I'll have to check that one out!

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  10. Love that card and the way you used the flower. This is my take on the sketch
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=904708.

    Thanks

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  11. Amy, your card is awesome! I'm behind...ack! I have been doing your sketches on Sundays but it's now Monday...but I'll get it done!

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  12. When I first looked at your sketch I was SCARED! Not only did it require four pieces of patterned paper, but it had a patchwork layout and I've never done that before. Talk about stepping out of my comfort zone! But as usual, it wasn't painful and I really like how it turned out! Thanks for stretching me!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/905236?cat=500&ppuser=126426

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  13. Awesome sketch...awesome card! Love the way you did the focal image...so soft and pretty! I haven't even got to last week's sketch, but I'm hanging on to them!

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  14. Wow, the card is AMAZING! I think it's the floral stamping that really makes it all so wonderful, thanks for sharing this!

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  15. I love this sketch! If I can catch a few moments, I would love to try it! Your card is gorgeous! And you ARE very talented!!!

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  16. I did it Amy! Yay for me - thanks to your sketch!

    http://pickledpaperdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/05/heartfeltgreetings-sketch.html

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  17. Heya Amy! I loved your sketch...but not so sure I love how my cards came out, lol!

    my sketch cards

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  18. Wow Amy! This sketch was such a blast to work with! I love getting to use all of the dp. Your card is absolutely gorgeos! Here is mine:

    http://stephsstampinstuff.blogspot.com/2008/05/4-pieces-of-dp.html

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  19. My first time playing here, this was FUN! Here it is:
    http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2008/05/triple-whammy.html
    Thanks!
    LeAnne

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  20. It took me a while to get my act together and actually create a card using this sketch, but I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. Thanks for the boost of creativity!

    Here's my card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/910044?cat=500&ppuser=96089

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  21. Amy,
    This is the first time I have participated in one of your sketches. This one is wonderful. Here's my entry.
    Pam

    http://stampingpam.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-mothers-day.html

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  22. OMG Amy, your DP sketch is SUPER :-) I can't wait to play. Just had to let you know I popped over from Laura....scrapnextras blog. I can't believe I have not played your challenge before as I am a huge fan of DP and mixing them up. TFS and inspiring :-)
    Nancy Littrell

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  23. I was catching up on your fabulous uploads, and though I didn't comment on them all, I had to on this one! It's stunning, Amy!! I totally LOVE it!!

    I hope you're doing well in VA!! Hugs!

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