Friday, April 30, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 149

What a fun place to play we have here! A sales-floor free zone that encourages creativity from everywhere! For me ~ this is a beautiful thing! Thanks to all (readers and players) for helping make stamping 411 a GIANT success.

When Patti Chesky wrote about her fabulous color challenge card, and the fact that we couldn't see it until tonight's post..... I was a little bummed out.. It just occurred to me that I had the card if I wanted to peek a few days early and I didn't even realize it... how silly is that!?! Gorgeous color combination Patti!

I just love it when the girls do the measurements. So ~ thanks to Gretchen Barron, we love you! I'll be stealing the measurements for her gorgeous creation below (with the ice cream).

  1. Layer one -- Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut at 5.5 x 8.5", scored and folded at 4.25" to form the card base.
  2. Layer Two -- So Saffron cut at 4 x 5.25". Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the card using Black Stazon Ink.
  3. Layer Three -- Island Oasis DSP cut at 4 x 2". Apply the different colored ribbons, spaced evenly from top to bottom.
  4. Layer Four -- Rose Red cut at 2.5 x 3.25"
  5. Layer Five -- Whisper White cut at 2.25 x 3". Clip the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch. Stamp the Ice Cream with Pumpkin Pie and Rose Red inks. Add the sprinkles with Chocolate chip Ink. Mount to the Rose Red layer and add Pumpkin Pie Brads. If the ends of the Brad prongs extend beyond the edge of your card, snip them off with your Craft & Rubber Scissors. Attach both layers to your card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Tie bows with coordinating ribbon colors.
  6. Layer Six -- Punch out Old Olive Cardstock with the Ornament Punch. Trim the top to make a flat bowl. Using a sponge, apply Old Olive Ink to the edges of the bowl. Attach to card with SNAIL adhesive.
  7. Layer Seven -- Inside of Card -- Whisper White cut at 4 x 5.25". I stamped with more Ice Cream Cone images using Creamy Caramel for the cones and adding a cherry with Real Red Ink.
Does the thought of cutting your cardstock using measurements baffle you? Well, you can check out the most awesome post on how to read a ruler written by the very lovely and talented Lee Conrey, by clicking here.

AND... speaking of TALENT if you're a scrapbooker.. well.. this is National scrapbooking month.. (okay, it starts tomorrow), so you should check out Tiffany's cool page below using this sketch!

Never played with us before?? Well, it's easy! Sky's the limit! Use this sketch to inspire you and let your imagination go wild! (well ~ keep it clean, this is a family show after all).
  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"
  4. Have some fun and leave comments for each other (and for the operators if you like their work). ~ Everyone loves comments!
We hope you join us this week and play along with this sketch! But don't delay... Mr. Linky will only hang out until Thursday morning at 8 am EST.

That's about all of it! Please have fun with this week's sketch. I'll be looking forward to seeing your awesome creations!
Patti Chesky

Gretchen Barron

Robin Merriman

Kerin Sylvester

Tiffany Bauer

Selene Kempton

Connie Babbert

Lee Conrey


  1. Again ladies you have out done yourselves. Great cards and wonderful sketch! Hope mine stands up to the test.

  2. thanks girls for another great layout!

  3. This is a wonderful thing you have going here! Me and a sister demonstrator have been participating in these challenges but have not as of yet uploaded images of our cards. It has been so much fun just getting together and seeing what we come up with! Love the inspiration! We want to share our creations with you. Neither of us have a blog... Does Mr. Linky work with pictures from Facebook. That is the only place I have where I upload photos on line. Does anyone have any ideas or advice for me and my friend?

  4. Hi Girls,
    Another great sketch challenge & the samples are lovely!

  5. Love the sketches you all come up with. I posted my card and left out the middle ribbon or what ever choice as the designer paper I used had words and design that I did not want to cover up, I love there are choices we can make to make it all work within the sketch design. Thanks for all you do.

  6. Great sketch, thank you - perfectly timed, too. Have a great week!

  7. Great sketch. I always come here when I have stampers block! Works every time!

  8. Great sketch to work with! Love the samples and inspiration as always!

  9. Great sketch again! I love the nice clean lines of it.

  10. Great sketch. I accidentally took a few liberties with it (sentiment moved and sizing altered) but I was inspired to do my felt zig-zag as an extra layer. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. This is a great sketch. And this is the card I've made with it.
    Sandra :-)

  12. What I great sketch! Thanks for the inspiration. This is my first 411 submission--can't wait for the next one!

  13. Love the sketch! This is the first challenge that I have participated in and I am so excited. I would love to continue to do these sketches. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. I just had to make a card with this sketch. I was really appealing. The DTs cards were beautiful. Such great variety. Thanks!

  15. I just had to play along this week, however my layout is just loosely based on the sketch. I really love the Elements of Style set and just had to use it for this card. Thanks so much for the inspiration each week.

  16. Great challenge as always! I missed the deadline by minutes! Eh, such is life-- I am reminded of the quote " I love deadlines- the sound they make as they go wooshing by is amazing!" (don't remember who said it though! Here is my link if you want to see the card anyway!
    Have a great day! ~Katt

  17. Ive made a card, but have missed the cut off! Blow! I thought I had till tomorrow? Oh well! Here it is if you want to go and have a look anyway.

    Thanks for the awesome layout!

  18. Missed the deadline. :( Here is my creation.


  19. Looks like I'm not the only late poster! :) Here's mine

    Aloha, Kim