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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 9:33 pm 
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As usual, a day late and a dollar short. And no sample prepared for you. But here's a sketch I grabbed from My Favorite Things.

http://www.mftstamps.com/blog/stamp-and ... ketch-174/

If you want to try to win a prize over there, you can submit your card by May 6 at noon. I think you are required to use something of theirs (stamp, ink, etc.). But it's a nice sketch to play with either way. Hope you enjoy.


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:21 am 
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Good one Jen! I never get around to making a card for MFT but maybe I might make one in timeā€¦or not, LOL. Might try it tonight.

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:37 pm 
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So another goal I've set for myself is to make a card or two on Mondays. I've been focusing on my scrapbook stuff but I'm falling behind on cards now. So today was my first Make A Card Monday and it really wasn't very successful. It's also cleaning day around here and I think I was just out of gas by the time I got to the cards. But I really needed one to send to my Mom for Mother's Day. Not the greatest card but it does somewhat follow the sketch. So I hope she likes it. I've also posted it over at My Favorite Things. I never win a darn thing over there but I did use their stamps and dies to make the heart balloons. Thanks for following me.


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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:36 pm 
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I think your Mom will love it! The colors are great, the embossed piece is a great addition. Now, I need to put my thinking cap on.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:53 am 
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I like it too. I think your mom will love it!

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:33 am 
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Jen your mom will be thrilled with your card. Love the balloon idea.


So here is my interpretation of Jen's sketch. I am currently taking the OCC "Watercolor Cards" and I'm having a great time playing with a variety of watercolors and techniques. I used some leftover pieces to create this card. The hexagons are CTMH stamps "Honeycomb Flair". The hexagons were first punched out with a Fiskars punch (that happens to be a good size match for the stamps), from one of my watercolored papers. Then applied to another watercolored background. I know this is a bit off from Jen's sketches but this is where the creative muse sent me. LOL.

A larger view can be seen on my blog link below.


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:00 am 
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Ooh - that's very pretty Farley!

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:22 am 
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Really nice cards Ladies!

Farley - I think I need that punch!

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:42 pm 
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Not off at all. PERFECT!
Love these colors. So vivid.
I have a CM dual punch like that. LOVE IT!

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:28 pm 
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pamcook wrote:
Really nice cards Ladies!

Farley - I think I need that punch!




Thanks everyone!

Pam I have 3 sizes of the Fiskars' hexagon punch and this was the medium one. I debated about acquiring them but now I am so glad I did. I picked them up one at a time with JoAnn's coupons. I was just lucky that the sizes work well with the stamps.

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:10 pm 
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Okay, just to drum up some business here, I made another card for this sketch. Hope you like it and join in soon.

I am copying things made by Farley and Nancy in their Watercolor for Card Makers on Onlinecardclasses.com. Since I am so busy in my Hello, Story class, I didn't sign up but I'm doing my best to learn by imitation. I used Inktense pencils, Gelatos and Distress Inks on this card. Thanks for looking.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:17 am 
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cute cards
I'm working on some but it always takes me a while

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 12:01 pm 
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MEOW - love the colors of those crazy cats!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:19 pm 
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Extending this sketch through June.

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