Saturday, February 14, 2015

LOVE these sketch challenges!

Hello Dear Friends!
Let me begin by wishing you all a very 
Did your sweetie give you something sweet today??

The new challenge over at the Cardabilities Card Sketch Challenge Blog is one that I'm happy to tell you will be sponsored by Dies R Us.  Those of you who follow my blog know that I am not only one of the Dies R Us Inspiration Team Members, but also the Blog Leader over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog ... so of course I was thrilled when asked if some of the team members wanted to play along with the Cardabilities team for this week's challenge.  It also gave me a chance to participate too ... YIPPEE!!

Here's a peek at today's sketch:
I wanted to use some sort of 'stenciled' background for the base of my card but didn't have a stencil that I felt would be fitting for what my card theme would be!  SO ... I decided to make my own stencil but simply die cutting the primary die I was using (Memory Box - Beloved Hearts #99102) on a piece of white card stock then using THAT as my stencil.  Worked PERFECTLY!!

I also used this same die cut within my design.  I wish you could really grasp the sparkle and dimension on this card ... it is SO PRETTY in real life and will work perfectly for not only Valentine's Day but for a wedding, an anniversary or just to let someone know you love them!! 
Here's the card I created for the challenge ...

If you are not familiar with this card sketch blog (they also have a scrapbooking sketch blog) or our Dies R Us Store, PLEASE do yourself a favor and take a minute to check them out.  The sketches really help give you a beautiful 'starting point' for your creations and the store has so many wonderful dies available from various Top Brand companies at a fabulous price.   
I hope you'll come join in the challenge ... maybe YOU will be the lucky Dies R Us gift voucher winner!!  Never know!!!  Certainly worth a try and so much fun!

Challenges to share in today:
Creative Moments Challenge #61 - Anything Goes/Love
Bloggers Challenge - Love is in the air!
 Fussy & Fancy Challenge - It's All About Love!
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - Valentine's Day

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope you have a LOVELY and LOVING day!!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Red cs, FabScraps 'High Tea' designer paper
Dies:  Memory Box - Beloved Hearts #99102, Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches - Petite Vinery' #CED1418, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Gardenia Small' #B433, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Love' #B227, Spellbinder Classic Heart Dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Berry Distress Ink, Sponge Dauber, Diamond Stickles, Memento 'Bamboo Leaves' ink, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit, Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch, Dylusions red ink spray

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