Friday, July 10, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge ~ 107

Notice something new? We added a chat box in the upper right hand side of this page, so that if you have questions for any particular operator, or you just want to chat you can use the chat box up top to let us know what's on your mind. As time moves forward, we may offer a virtual crop/card night, but for now we're just trying it out.

This weeks sketch is a beauty. It seems very simple, but some of the measurements can be a little tricky for this one. I will first suggest that you check out this past post on how to read a ruler, for guidance.

Although i'm going to give you exact measurements for each of the layers. I think it's important to bring up, that, in this sketch, layer 3 is 1/8" smaller on two sides (so a 1/16" border) all the way around. In past weeks we have only dealt in quarter inch intervals, so we're stepping it up a bit! This challenge is still super simple.

So here's the measurements:

Layer 1 = take a piece of paper and cut it in half (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") then score that in half or fold it with your bone folder at 4 1/4"

Layer 2- cut your cardstock to 5" x 3 3/4" (so you get 4 from a standard piece of computer paper.

Layer 3. Cut at 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" (tricky tricky! ~ not so ~ Just cut 1/8" smaller on your paper cutter. If you get confused with this step refer to Lee's post on reading a ruler. We all got confused in the beginning, so don't feel like you're alone!

finally, embellish to taste. Change it up, use different shapes and accessories! Lets see what you've got!

Speaking of, here are some samples from our very own operators.

Lee Conrey

Patti Chesky

Now it's your turn to play along! Thanks so much for your support and for playing along. Links are closed for tonight. Please join us Saturday morning for a new sketch challenge!

Saturday Sketch Challenge Participants
1. Lezlie Yoder
2. Ruthie Burkey
3. Tory B
4. Tammy Fite
5. Janelle Lavelle
6. Judy D.
7. Michelle Hoffman
8. Jennie Maier
9. Robin Messenheimer
10. Ilse Vargas
11. Donna R.
12. Jennifer Jones
13. Sherri
14. Deb S.
15. Jenn Zinck
16. Natalie S. Meyer
17. Heidi B.
18. Tami Black
19. Sharon Carr
20. bonnie32002
21. Loni H
22. Rachel Brumley
23. isabelle
24. Rachel Verbrugge
25. Monika Davis
26. Sue
27. Joyce W
28. Germaine Ferrao
29. Karen Bernier
30. Ali Manning
31. Michelle F.
32. Tiffany Bauer
33. Kay Kalthoff
34. Andrea Thompson~

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  1. This sketch is very similar to one I did for UDI's Saturday Sketch Challenge. Last night I was making my project and realized that I needed another color and added the Chocolate Chip mat that's only exposed 1/8". Since it matched this challenge too, I wanted to play along.

  2. Thanks for such a fun challenge. I will try to play along more often!

  3. This sketch seemed to easy but it took a while to figure out what I wanted to do!

  4. Like Ruthie, I joined this sketch challenge since it's so similar to the UDI sketch challenge. I added a layer to my card to match this challenge but the layer doesn't show well in the picture. Sorry about that.

    This is my first time participating in a Stamping 411 challenge but I hope to do it again sometime :)

  5. I'm having fun with your challenges. Thanks so much!

  6. Thanks for the sketch! I'm sure I'll use it in future cards :)

  7. Thanks for the challenge. My card looks better in real life than the scan. But I'm happy with the result. Have a great weekend!

  8. I am having fun, thanks for the challange!

  9. Another fun challenge this week! This will be one I will use again and again! Thanks for the great sketch!

  10. Wow these are so cute! This is such a great demonstrable sketch! I can't wait to see the next one:)

  11. Great sketch. Very simple, but it was the perfect inspiration for me to make 10 cards using the same design!

  12. Another great sketch! You ladies rock!

  13. This sketch makes for a perfect clean and simple card!

  14. Hi, it's the first time for me. thanks for your website

  15. I missed last weeks even though I did create a card - so I took that card and turned it into this weeks sketch - check it out. Monika

  16. Hi, this is my first time at your sketches. Thank!

  17. Thanks for helping me find my stampin' groove this week!