Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Sweet Sketch, New Digistamps, and New eZine Issue!

Everything is new!! It's a new month, new release day, and a new Wednesday!! So, I have lots of new things to share with you!! I want to do all of the great sites that I do DT work for justice, so get your morning cup of Joe and hang on for a lot of blogging fun!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

First, I can kill two birds with one stone!! Using the new sketch (Sweet Sketch4) from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday site and one of the newly released stamps from the Kitchen Gingers set at Whimsie Doodles, I made the following card for your viewing pleasure!!

This is one of those cards that just pleases me. I think it's a combination of the layout of Arlana's wonderful sketch, coupled with the adorable digistamp image called Ginger Greetings plus the pretty colors from the BG collection called Urban Prairie!

The new Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #4

To make this card I printed out my digistamp image onto 110lb GP CS and made sure it was dry. Then I colored in the images with my Copic Markers. To help prevent any running of black ink after printing, just use your embossing gun to heat set the ink. I then cut my image out using one of the Nestie ovals and made an outline for it with the next size up scalloped oval. At the base of the card, following the sketch that you can see pictured above, I ran the blue paper through my CB Swiss Dots folder. I stitched around the edges of it with black thread. I also printed out the greeting stamp and used my nesties the same way as I had for the main image. I finished the piece off by adding some large sized red ric-a-rac and some Prima flowers for detail. BG brads were added to the centers of each flower.

The color inspiration for this card came from a the Florida's Friday Color Inspiration challenge on Stamp TV in the Florida group. Each week Asela from Gina K Designs challenges us with a new batch of colors. I changed my neutral color from beige to white though! Here were this weeks colors...

Here is a second card that I made using this weeks Sweet Sketch! It is to celebrate Independence Day ! It also combines a couple challenges! Of course the first is the sketch, and the second one is Unity Addicts Challenge from 6/24 on SCS which was to use Red, White and Blue on your card.

Here is what I came up with...

This card went together really easily because I used some awesome DP that had coordinating stickers from Creative Imaginations. All the stamps are from Unity except the number 4 which is from Martha Stewart. To read more about the Unity stamps I used, please visit my SCS Gallery post HERE!

For more inspiration and to play along with our sketch for this week, please visit the blog. You can visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday to see some more cards made from this sketch. Arlana also has Mr Linky activated so that if you play along you can upload your card for all of us to see!!

OK, now for more about Whimsie Doodles!

So the WD DT and I have been teasing you for quite a few days now with some sneak peeks at some of the images that are going on sale today at the Whimsie Doodles Etsy store!! The wait is finally over and you can get all of the adorable digistamps that we have previewed for you. It's a new WD Release day!!! Yippee!!!!

Being released today are the following digistamps...

(If there is a hyperlink, click on it and it will take you to my SCS Gallery where you can see the sample I made with that digistamp!) Or you can visit the Whimsie Doodles Blog to see these digistamp images and link to the store.

So what are you waiting for? Head right on over to the WD and get some of these awesome images!! You won't be disappointed!!!

And last but not least... let's talk SheetLoad!!

It is the first of the month so that means a new issue of Sheetload's eZine is ready for you to download. The cover of the issue is pictured below! You are going to love it! It is sponsored by Squigglefly. The sketch artist this month is the talented Barbara DeBose and she has provided us with a wonderful layout to use. I hope that you will get over to the SheetLoad site and download your FREE copy today!!

Click on the cover to take you to the SheetLoad site!

Edited to add the direct link to the eZine!

I made a sample using this month's sketch and one of Squigglefly's Digistamp images that they so graciously let us use!

I used Squigglefly's adorable image called Party Time to make a birthday card! Using this bright American Crafts DP, I made a card and matched it up to a gift bag to give to a special person for their birthday!

Here is a closer view of the card...

Here is what I used to make this card called Party Time!

Digistamp: Squigglefly (Party Time); Sketch: July 2009 SheetLoad sketch; DP: American Crafts; CS: GP (white), The Paper Co. (brown), Ink: computer printed digistamp; Markers: Copics; Gems: Studio 18 clear rhinestones; Rub-ons: My Sentiments Exactly (Birthday Cards); machine stitching. Hand cut stars from DP.

Phew!! Did you make it all the way to the end? If you did you should get a medal!! Well I don't have a medal, but I do hope that I inspired you to go and get some free sketches and then go shopping for some great digistamps being released today!

I will be back tomorrow with some more fun things to share with you! Have a great day and may your bucket overflow with lots of new things for this new month! Happy July!!


Alicia said...

Wow! I just found your website and I LOVE it. It sounds like you have a really happy life. Thanks for your gret photos and tips on today's post. I will pop back again.
Alicia xx

PaperCrafty said...

Kelly, your projects are FABULOUS! I just love card #1~the color combo and WD image are perfect for this weeks sketch!

mulberry station said...

Beautiful cards this week kelly. This is just too much fun! Great job!

RoseOhio said...

Wow, you have been busy! Beautiful cards!

Eva said...

WOW!!!!! I am so glad I visited your blog...it's full of gorgeous inspiration!!!! I so love the vibrant colors you use and your coloring is AMAZING!!!! Thank you for the sweet visit on my blog, your comment made my day! Hugs, Eva

Heather the Mooselover said...

I love your cards and the new Whimsie Doodles images are very cute.

Kudos to fitting all of your "stuff" into 1 blog post. I have those kind of posts myself some days!

Thanh said...

Loooong post there my friend! lol Your creations are amazing and yes, release day is finally here. Wooo!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Loved your Sweet Sketch 4...very vintage looking especially with the colors.....darling. I also like your 4th of July card. Nice sneak peak!

Kelli said...

love what you did with the ginger greetings!! what a great color combo!!

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Wow Kelly, you have been busy!! I love ALL of your creations today, and that Kitchen Ginger one is extra SUPER cute!

And you were totally right on my blog post title :) I must have been in a zone when I was typing everything up!!

Linda said...


I love that cute gingerbreadman card tea kettle very very cute.... hotwheels

Pam Speidel said...

What a fabulous blog you have Kelly! I just found it via the SWEET SKETCH #4 challenge. ALL of the cards are exceptional and inspired me to participate! Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July! :)

Nicole said...

MAN, girl! You rocked that post!! Love all of your creations, especially that giftbag/digi for SheetLoad and the Gingers card! Looks Christmassy!