Sketch Challenge's

I completed a couple of challenges today… yippee for me! Riley and Austin had another Snow Day from school so they also did crafts while I finished working on these. I tried to take photos of my cards outside today, the weather wasn’t cooperating. The wind kept blowing the cards over and I was afraid that they would get wet when they fell into the snow. I’m really surprised how well the pictures came out on my coffee table!

My first sketch challenge is from ASB, Challenge #68. The teddy bear stamp is from the set The Best Way from CTMH. I had a lot of extra white showing around him, so I softened up the white background with some pink chalk (thanks Dina for that tip). This paper is also from the Paper Salon, KN Serenity Collection (delicate glitter stripe & mosaic). I think it coordinates wonderfully with the Bazzill cardstock.

My second sketch challenge is from SCS, Challenge #120. Last weeks sketch... I’m about a week late on this one! I wanted to use the same Paper Salon Collection for this card, but it didn’t work out. After I colored my image the purple flowers didn’t look all that great with the pink, that’s when I made the decision to change the entire color & paper design. I’m pretty pleased with the end results. By the way, this is one of my new stamps that came in the mail last week from HM Stamps, Spring Blossoms (March Design of the Month).

The Best Way
Stamps~ The Best Way (CTMH) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Paper: Romance, Petunia, White (all Bazzill), White, Paper Salon KN Serenity (delicate glitter stripe & mosaic) ~ Other: Chalk, Cameo Brads (Bazzill), Dashes, Dots, & Checks Ribbon, Scalloped & Round punches, Sakura White Gelly Pen, Pop Dots, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol.

Spring Blossoms
Stamps: Spring Blossoms (Stampabilites ~ House Mouse), Spring Showers (TAC) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Paper: Heather & White (both Bazzill), Amethyst Gingham (CTMH), White ~ Other: White Spiral Clip (TAC), Spring Iris Grosgain (CTMH), Heather Brads (Bazzill), Sakura Stardust Gelly Pen, Pop Dots, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol


  1. Oh wow you have some very beautiful cards here.. VERY BEAUTIFUL! Have a great night!

  2. I love your house mouse. I also enjoyed reading a little about you.
    Happy Stamping

  3. Beautiful work, as always! Snow??

  4. So cute! I love the cute animals and colors on both these cards. :)

  5. These are both super cute cards! Way2Go!

  6. These are gorgeous, and the HM set is so adorable...Your coloring is outstanding...that little pot looks amazingly real to first glance I thought it was a designer paper you used, then I realized, you had colored the image...WOW!!! I want to be like you! TFS Barb g

  7. Wow! Really cute cards!! Love the pink!