Monday, July 23, 2012

Playing Catch Up!

Happy Monday Friends!  Did y'all have a wonderful weekend?  I was able to spend some time with my family and a few friends.  Nothing beats that!  I was also able to sneak in some much needed stamping time...Yippee!

My first card is for this past week's Tuesday Challenge from The Cat's Pajama's.  The challenge is to use one of the many bear stamp from TCP and either their Apron Border CutUps die or the Queen of Hearts CutUps die.  You can find all of the details to play along on Alma's Blog.  I didn't have either die, so I improvised and made my Icing CutUps die look similar to the Apron Border (hope that counts!!!)  My sweet bear and sentiment are from the TCP What a Blast set.  The bear is colored with Copic Markers (E11, E13, E15, YG13, YG25, YR30, and YR31) and the fussy cut out.  I used Jen Del Muro's July Sketch For You To Try for my layout.  (You can find all of the details about the sketch on her blog here.)  All of the patterned papers are from Echo Park.  My other details include a silver brad, the Seeing Spots embossing folder, and a little bit of paper piercing in two of the corners.


My other card for today is from a past sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  This was sketch MFTWSC65.  I am hoping to catch up on some of the sketches that I've missed while I'm home for the summer.  All of the papers for this one are from My Mind's Eye.  I used the MFT Die-namics Monarch Border and the small die from the Die-namics Open Scallop Doily Duo.  This sweet Pure Innocence girl is from the Jump for Joy set.  She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, E31, G20, G21, R00, R29, R39, and YG67) and I paper pieced her dress.  I used some Baker's Twine for her jump rope and finished this one off with some machine stitching.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D


Vickie Z said...

Love both of them! Thinking the icing works well for apron and love that bear! Love the PI and rope made from twine!

Nancy Thomas said...

I hear ya on the catching up! Both of these are just adorable. P.J. is cute as can be and I think the icing die works great for the challenge. And course that P.I. with her twine jump rope could not be more adorable.

Linda Monroe said...

THese are adorable. I love the skipping MFT girl with her bakers twine jump rope. Very clever. Hope to see you enter a fabulous card in MFT's designer contest. The prize pack is fabulous and you make such nice MFT cards. Hope to see your entry soon. Deadline is August 4th i think.

Cyndi said...

These are both so cute! Very creative!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are both so fabulous, love how you used this sketch!