Friday, May 16, 2014

Card a Day Blog: Sketch Time

It's my turn once again to be a designer for the Card A Day Blog.  This week theme is to use a sketch.  I for one am an avid fan of sketches not only card making but scrapbooking.  I always struggle to figure out where to put my elements on the card (or page) in a pleasing to the eye way.  Sketches take the guess work out and let's me get to the fun part..choosing paper and embellishments.

One of my favorite sketch blogs is Deconstructed Sketches by Jen.  With Jen's sketches I just pull out a coordinating paper pack and go to town!  The latest sketch is 151

Ready for my may want to put your sunglasses on!
Normally, I would never do a card with this much bling but this is for my daughter.  Her motto is the more bling the better so I really made this card shine with sequins, glitter and a flower accented with a gem.  I used my Sentiments:  Elegant for the focal point.  The letters are all connected making it easy to add to the circle.   I added some glitter glue to the sentiment for some extra sparkle.  I won't be doing this was very hard to pull off the excess glitter glue from these letters when dry.  Next time I will run it through my xyron and sprinkle loose glitter on instead.  The "happy" stamp is from Papertrey Ink's Honey Bees .  The "7" is a Martha Stewart stamp and I just wrote in the "TH".  I love using sentiments as a focal point..really stresses the importance of the occasion.

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Gosh we had a ton of rain last night!  The kids had a 2 hour delay from school and they even mentioned if you can't make it because of road closing that the kids would have an excused absence.   We have a wet basement so I always worry when they call for flooding.  We have a swimming pool under our swing set!  I am counting my blessings though because other areas around us got hit by mudslides and such.  Amazing how much damage a little water can do! 

I am going to make an effort to blog more.  So would you like to see some of my scrapbook pages?  I know I primarily have been posting cards because I have many people to send cards to and try my best not to buy any.  I do however have some scrapbook pages to share too if you'd like to see them.  I think I'll be redoing my metal die storage again sometime so I'll do a blog post on that..anything else you are having trouble organizing that I haven't mentioned?

Thanks for visiting me!  I hope you have a good weekend!  Please stop by again!



Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card! Love that sentiment that you have on there. We ended up with 4.5" of rain over night last night

ciloma said...

Such a cute card! Love the colors and the bling!