Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stamps & Smiles Sketch Challenge

Wow - There are a LOT of challenges that go on out on the 'net. I'm just stumbling across so many. I like the sketch & color challenges the best because I think that's where my biggest weaknesses are in paper crafting (that and bold patterns and mixing patterns, and ... I guess the list is not exactly short :o)

This week I found the Stamps and Smiles weekly sketch challenge.

I really was intrigued by the sketch so I grabbed my supplies and my 16 yr old daughter and we got to play together (I'm supposed to be hanging out with the girls for spring break so if I can get them to do stuff I want that counts, right?)

I really like the background piece on the upper right. Nicole said she thought it would be cool to do the circles then dots inside, but it might be "too much work" ... BAH - its stamping not work and is there such a thing as too much stamping!? I think not. I added the little dots in between the circles. I thought they just added a nice touch.

Nicole & I struggled with the sentiment layer, but after much messing around, I think it works.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

{One of a Kind Friend Supplies}
Stamps:Friends til the End, Background Basics: Retro, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Raspberry FIzz Bitty Dots, True Black, White (PTI), Gable Green (SU!)
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion (SU!)
Accessories: Black Dotted Swiss ribbon (PTI)
Tools: Square and Scalloped Square Nestabilities


  1. so cute...great job!

    thanks for playing along with this week's sketch, and i hope to see you again next week!


  2. I like the bright pink colors you chose! The polka dot ribbon goes so well with the colors!


  3. Maureen, your card is great! The patterned paper you designed is really neat! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your comment.


  4. Love the bold colours, great card :)
    Jackie xx

  5. Great card Maureen! LOVE the pretty dp and beautiful sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles,
    Jennifer :)

  6. Beautiful card!! I love the colors!! Great work!