Friday, January 1, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 132

Happy New Year! It's a new year, and a new sketch challenge! I'll admit that this weeks challenge is especially challenging, but I'm amazed at what our "operator" artists have come up with. They are all so talented. I encourage you to play along, change up what you like, and don't over think it. Just have fun!

In a way, I like when a challenge stretches me to do something I wouldn't normally do or think of. I'm almost always happy with the result and this week's sketch is no exception.

Measurements: Well, this week is SO darn simple in some ways... I'm going to guess at Tiffany's measurements, because she's on top this week.

Layer 1: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 2: 1 x 5 1/2" and stuck to the white cardstock on the inside, to show off that beautiful heart border punch.

There is ribbon and other layers are all punched and embossed shapes from the sizzix big shot die cutting machine. She also used the spritzer tool with some markers to make a soft background.

Now it's your turn. Never played along with us before? Well, it's easy!

  1. Make a card
  2. Post it online somewhere to your blog or other online forum
  3. Post a link to Mr. Linky (Please be sure to link to your post and not just to your blog so we can find your post a few days later). need directions on that? Check out our posts on "how to use mr linky"

Take a peek at what the operators have done and please leave us some love (comments) so we know you're looking!

Tiffany Bauer

Selene Kempton

Lee Conrey

Patti Chesky

Robin Merriman

Gretchen Barron ~ Gretchen's blog

Connie Babbert ~ Connie's blog


  1. Thanks so much for the sketch. It really did make me think beyond what I normally do. It was hard not to copy one of your designs. Your cards were wonderful.

  2. Love the sketch and its opportunities to go beyond what I usually do. Looking forward to playing along.

  3. A totally fun sketch. I pulled out my Sweet Pea Stitched Felt and I was off and running! Thanks so much!

  4. Love all the interpretations of this sketch! Can't wait to see what else pops up!

  5. You guys did such great cards with this sketch I had to play along too--hope to become a regular here!
    It's up and running--see mr. linky.
    Hugs, Nola

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  7. I just discovered your blog a few days ago and I've played along with this SSC132 challenge. I hope to visit often and take part in more Saturday Sketch Challenges. I love the sketchbook being online, what a great resource!

    Thanks so much for the challenges and the fab cards from the operators! Ruth

  8. Dang! Missed the deadline! Here's my card anyway:

    Thanks for a great sketch to get me stamping again. Hopefully next week I'll get mine in on time.

  9. missed it two weeks in row! better late than never- thanks for inspiration!