Friday, October 16, 2009

Are you ready for SSC121?

On a personal note ~ this week's operator examples are my favorite to date! I'm always amazed at the talent of not the operators, but all that play along and I'm so happy to see all the beautiful work. Thanks to all that play along and to the operators who ~ week after week ~ share their talents with the rest of us!

Now let's get down to measurements!

Layer 1: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored in half to form the base of your card
Layer 2: 4 1/4" x 1" *Note ~ you can consider using a piece of ribbon for this layer.
Layer 3: 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" (if you cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" in half at 4 1/4", then you can get 6 pieces out of one piece of paper.
Layer 4: 4x3" (consider using 12 x 12 or Designer Series paper for this layer ~ you will yeild 9 pieces with no waste!)
Layer 5 & 6: Measure your block of wood for layer 6, then matte that layer with a piece of cardstock that is 1/4" larger on two sides. (or you may eliminate this layer all together and cut out your focal point and place it in the same spot.

Above all, create! Use the sketch as a jumping off point and make something beautiful! Now prepare to be amazed at what your operators have to offer today!

Links are a little different this week ~ Please click the pictures to go to the original artist's blogs if you choose.

by Lee Conrey

by Patti Chesky

by Robin Merriman

by Gretchen Barron

by Connie Babbert

by Tiffany Bauer

by Selene Kempton

Something NEW!! Links closed Thursday AM at 8. Check back tomorrow for our stampers showcase, AND again on Saturday for a great new sketch challenge!

Saturday Sketch Challenge Participants
1. Laura Thorpe
2. Rosemarie Diehl
3. Lisa Kmiec
4. Kim Mc (Living in Paradise)
5. April Bench
6. Lynn
8. Billie Anderson
9. Tena Cross
10. Yapha
11. Diana Eichfeld
12. Jasmina
13. Janelle Lavelle
14. Bonita
15. Krista Visser-Driessen
16. Jennie Maier
17. Liane Peden
18. Tammy Fite
19. Erna Logtenberg
20. Elly Kreutzer-van Ginkel
21. LeAnne
22. Jenna
23. Kay Kalthoff
24. Krystal/skdeleeuw
25. Loni - TX
26. Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway
27. Beverly Gotthardt
28. Shari

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  1. Love the idea of the challenge and I posted my card this morning. Please visit my blog at

  2. Very pretty---hopefully I can use this sketch this week with one of my other color challenges!

  3. Fun sketch. Been wanting to try "smashing acetate" with acrylic paint so tried it here. Thanks for challenge.

  4. Another great sketch. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. A beautiful sketch . . . I enjoy this challenge so much! Thanks to you, I now have my first card for next months Christmas Dozen!

  6. I'm a phone man wife of 40 yrs., love your site, look forward to playing along some more.Hope you like my teapot.