Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Patriotic with the Pixie Cottage

Welcome to today's Once Upon a Wednesday challenge with the Pixie Cottage. This week our theme is Patriotic. This can be anything that reminds you of your country. Flags, celebrations, creative! We also have a wonderful sketch for you from our very own Pam. You can choose to do our them or the sketch or both! As always, Michelle has a terrific prize for our winner so I hope to see you this week!
Here is this weeks sketch:
I flipped the sketch for my card this week and made an American flag for my background. My image background was sponged with distress inks and then accented with stickles for the stars. My firework was embossed with a red pearl powder.
My image this week is one of the mini Hannah on the Bench stamps. I thought this would be perfect for watching fireworks. I used a slim ribbon, Jupiter Mica/Metallic paper, Neenah solar white and HQ water color papers from The Paper Temptress.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Mini Hannah on the Bench
Paper: Jupiter Mica/Metallic paper, Neenah solar white and HQ water color papers from The Paper Temptress.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, TH Shabby Shutters, TH Peeled Paint, Bliss Blue, Baroque Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Pop Dots, Sponges, Ribbon


Paper Playtime - Flag Day (choose any combo of red, white and blue)
Daring Cardmakers - The World is Your Oyster
Crafty Ann's - Fly the Flag
Wee Memories - In Stitches
Alys - Stitching
Flourishes - Embossing
Charismacardz - Spots and Stripes 6/16

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vampires and chocolate!

Lets start with the chocolate here! This weeks sketch at Skipping stones was a real challenge for me but I had a chance to give you a sneak peek at this brand new set! Don't you just want to lick it! (Ok, maybe that was just me!)
This whole set is fabulous and has so many fun sayings to go with it. Watch for it coming soon!
Speaking of swoon, I mean soon, there is another wonderful set being released just in time for Eclipse! That's right all of you Twilight lovers....this one will have you wiping the drool from your chins...ok, maybe that is just me too :) Hey, us dirty old ladies have to stick together!
Look at the bottom of this post for a fun peek at what is coming!
Now on to our sketch for this week. We have the honor of another sketch from Teri at A bit of this. A bit of that.
Like I said before I lost myself in chocolaty vampire bliss, I had a tough time with this sketch so I decided to make 3 mini notecards. Each is 3"x3". I can't wait to see what you come up with so make sure to join us!

Now for the Eclipse peek I promised!

Meljens Designs - Sparkle Glitter Bling (glitter and pearls) 6/17
The Creative Cottage - Pink 6/18
Whoopsi Daisy - Ribbons and bows 7/1
Hand full of Stamps - How Cute is This 6/18
Flourishes - Embossing 6/28
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