It’s Saturday and we have our first soccer game of the season at 9:30, but Colin has to be out there at 9. He’s been doing really well this year and has been enjoying the practices so far. We’ll see how he does at his game. This is the first season Roger hasn’t coached. I also have my Sketch for You to Try card for Jen’s sketch. This month we have Ashley Nguyen Newell joining us.
This week I have a sketch using some new Stampin’ Up! stamps and Designer Series Paper. For this card I combined the Greeting Card Kids with Newsprint dsp and Love Letters dsp. My base is Riding Hood Red and I threw in Basic Black and Very Vanilla. To make the base paper look like notebook paper I used a hole punch and simply punched every other space. I distressed that edge with the Cutters Tool Kit and then stamped on it with Define Your Life in Crumb Cake that was stamped off. I used the Journey defintion. The circles are cut with the Circle Scissors and were then distressed. I’m proud of the fact that I used my sewing machine to sew around a circle! I’m good with straight lines but this was a first for me.
I wanted to show off a new embellishment I have. The flowers were made for me by my Mom. She has been crocheting them for me in the evenings while she watches TV. I added a Neutrals button in the center and attached it with Naturals Hemp Twine before using a glue dot to add it to my card. This also gives you a better view of the distressed edge I added to the card. Colin wants to give this to his teacher when he starts school in a few weeks. Hopefully she will like it.
Here is Jen’s Sketch for You to Try. It’s a fabulous sketch and I hope that you have a chance to play along with us. Also make sure to check out the Sketch For You to Try Sisters to see what they worked up with this fun sketch.
I hope you have a fun weekend as summer starts to wind down. We are taking a 3 day weekend and are going to Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana on Monday. It’s only about 45 minutes from our house and the boys really like it the last time we were there.
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Define Your Life, Apple Blossoms
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom
Accessories: 1/8 Hole Punch, Cutters Tool Kit, Sewing Machine, Twill Tape, Neutrals Brads, AquaPainter, Sponge Dauber, Neutrals Buttons, Natural Hemp Twine, Glue dots, Dimensionals