Friday, October 30, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge ssc123

Happy Halloween! Thanks so much for visiting and for playing along!

This week, just for playing along our operator Robin is offering up some candy for one lucky player. Just by playing along you could win the mini note kit "a note of thanks". The winner will be chosen randomly and at any time, so stay posted during the week!

Here is another fabulous sketch from your operators! We hope you have time to play along with this simple sketch this week! Those who play along always amaze us with their talents!

Here are some potential measurements you could use for this layout.
Base: 11 x 4 1/4"
Second layer: 4 x 5 1/4"
Third layer: 4 1/4 x 3 1/4" * note you can get 6 from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11, by cutting the 8 1/2" side in half at 4 1/4" first, then flip your cardstock and cut the 3 1/4" sides next.
Fourth layer: 3x4" **Note, you can get 12 pieces of 3x4" cardstock from one 12 x 12 sheet.
Fifth Layer: 4 x 1 1/2"

Now here is what our operators have come up with for this week! Please remember that links will close on Thursday morning at 8AM EST. Thanks so much!

by Robin Merriman

by Gretchen Barron

by Connie Babbert

by Tiffany Bauer

by Selene Kempton

by Lee Conrey

by Patti Chesky

Thanks so much for playing! Links are closed for this week. Join us for stampers showcase tomorrow morning!

Saturday Sketch Challenge Participants
1. Judy Jackson
2. Krista Visser-Driessen
3. Ida
4. Lynn
5. Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway
6. Kathy White
7. Diana Eichfeld
8. Cindy van Oorschot
9. Jennie Maier
10. Mariah Oliveira
11. Billie Anderson
12. Janelle Lavelle
13. Tanja Fussell
14. April Bench
15. Jenna Crawford
16. Cindy van Oorschot 2nd card
17. Jonia
18. Yapha
19. Jenna C (2nd card)
20. Jaydee
21. Beverly Gotthardt
22. stamperbeth
23. Erna Logtenberg
24. Kay Kalthoff
25. Celine de Noisy (france)

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Stampers Showcase

What an amazing and talented group of players. All the operators had a tough time voting this week. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

For the original post, click the thumbnails below.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge SSC122 ~ a square card

Happy Weekend!

There's just something about a square card that makes me feel like I've taken my creation to the next level ~ it's so elegant.

This week's sketch challenge is for a square card or scrapbook page. You can make YOUR creation any square size you like, but I'm going to give you measurements for a square envelope that fits a 5 1/4" card.

Base: 5 1/4" x 10 1/2" (scored at 5 1/4")
Layer 2: 5x5
Layer 3 (pink color): 5 x 2 1/2"
Layer 4 (dark green): 1/2" x 5 *Note: for this layer you might consider using ribbon.
Layer 5 & 6: you would want to go by your stamp, but for this sketch you could use 3x3 ~ if you cut from a 12 x 12, you will get 12 pieces from one sheet.
Layer 6&7: Again, measure the wood on your stamp for exact measurements for your creation, but if you were going exactly by the sketch, you could make this layer 1 1/2"

Above all, please have fun! Take creative liberties and change the sketch to suit your card, stamps, and style.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stampers Showcase 121

Here are your operator picks for this week! See you bright and early tomorrow morning (or late tonight) for another awesome sketch challenge by your 411 operators.

As a side note, we will be posting stampers showcase on Friday's from now on. :) To see the full cards and hear a little from the artists, just click the thumbnail pictures below. Thanks for playing along.

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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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stampers Showcase 120

Once again, there was some beautiful artwork going on this week! Here are your operator picks for this week. To see and read more about their beautiful creations, just click on the pictures below!

Hope to see you for another great sketch this weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's Saturday Sketch Time ~ SSC120

Before we get started today... there was a comment on the blog that had a question I'd like to answer. Sometimes if one person has a question, others may have the same question.
Anonymous said... "It would be much nicer to see the entire card..the artists put so much work and thought into their cards they should be displayed not just have a very small portion shown. Just my opinion. What I can see they were probably all really nice."
Thank you so much for the feedback.. We do the tiny photos to encourage you to click on them. You will be instantly transported to the artist's full cards and their original posts about how they made the card. I hope that clears up any confusion for you. If you have any further questions please send an email to and we'd love to hear from you.

Now ~ how about a new challenge to play along with from your Sensational Seven Operators?

If you are going exactly by the sketch there are only 3 full paper layers. I'm going to give the measurements for Selene's card below (first one listed this week). If you want to use the sketch true ~ skip layer 2 and 3. However, it's nice to have the measurements if you are looking to add extra layers. note, they are 1/4" larger on two sides, to make a 1/8 border all the way around.

Layer 1: 4 1/4" x 11" scored in half at 5.5"
Layer 2: 4" x 5 1/4"
Layer 3: 3 3/4" x 5"

Layer 4: 4x3 (note, you will yield 9 pieces ~ with no waste ~ if you cut this layer from a 12x12).
Layer 5: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" (six pieces from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock.

by Tiffany Bauer

We hope you are as excited about this weeks challenge as we are. We will keep the links open until Wednesday night. Have a great weekend and have some fun with this one!

Saturday Sketch Challenge Participants
1. Erna Logtenberg
2. Annemieke
3. LeAnne
4. Laura Thorpe
5. Eve (age 6)
6. Yapha
7. Jonia
8. Lynn
9. Rebecca
10. Rebecca #2
11. Tena Cross
12. Lesley :)
13. Janelle Lavelle
14. Caro
15. Liane Peden
16. Tory B
17. Jenna
18. LaToya
19. Tanja
20. Billie Anderson
21. Janelle Lavelle
22. Robbie
23. Krystal/skdeleeuw
24. Jennie Maier
25. Kay Kalthoff
26. Sue Erickson
27. Jasmina
28. SueB of Blondin Blogs
29. Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway

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