Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #183

Now that things have slowed down at work lets try getting back into this blogging thing.

It’s Monday and you know what that means! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge time!!!

I actually struggled with this sketch a bit… So I hope you’ll join us this week so I can see what you come up with!


And now what I came up with.


Really cute and simple. I have another try at this card scheduled for later this week and I actually think that one came out a little better although my mom likes this one.

And the back.


I even made a matching envelope!

You’ll ignore the ink smudge right…. Just pretend it isn’t there….



I don’t even now where that smudge came from…  I have one of those sand erasers…. But it’s a little MIA at the moment…

And the back flap of the envelope.



Stamps: Stampin Up Sassy Salutations (This set is retired now), #I’mbringingbirthdaysback Wood Mounted Stamp, Gina K Designs Hippo Bird Day

Ink: Versafine Black Onynx Ink Cube

paper: Stash

Accssories: Want 2 Scrap, Prismacolor Pencils (This is just the oranage color used to color the balloons)


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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 174

I’m a little late with this one and it’s not my favorite card but I still thought I’d share it.

But first the sketch.


and now the card!


I just realized that sometime between when I finished the card and took the picture one of the little blings in the corner fell off. I swear there used to be 3. I also am missing a picture… I had a picture of the card and envelope together…. I edited it and not I can’t find it…. But I have other pictures of the envelope I’ll show you in a little bit.


But first the inside of the card.


And the back.


And finally the envelope. First the front.


And the back of the envelope.


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 171

Hi Everyone! Ever have a card that you just can’t get right? That’s what happened with this card and why my Sketch challenge is going up today and didn’t make it up on Monday. It took me 6 tries to get this right and I probably could have done on more redo!



I absolutely love this sketch and can’t believe how long it took me to get it right! I thought it might be fun to share with you all the tries I went through to get this card done.

  1. I didn’t like the shape I cut on my  Scan N cut and had picked a size that was too small and decided I wanted to just go with an oval like in the sketch.
  2. I stuck the white oval to the brown oval before I stamped and then forgot to mask off my little piggy before stamping her mud puddle…
  3. I tried using masking fluid on my piggy and didn’t wait for it to dry long enough and ripped my paper when I tried to take the masking fluid off.
  4. I messed up on the stamping… (Yes even with your misti if you forget to clean your stamps off you mess up from time to time…)
  5. I messed up on the coloring… But thought I would deal with it and then while I was thinking about it at work I decided I really wasn’t OK with it and needed to re-do it when I got home
  6. I finally got it good enough.

That was the short list of issues. I also was getting frustrated with the number of ovals I needed to cut and finally got smart and cut out more than 1 at a time (I still have 1 left over), I ripped the rectangle after cutting it at one point and I still don’t like the way the background looks.

Oh well, It’s good enough.

Stamps: Gina K Designs Sophie Pig, Stamps by Judith Modern Heart

Paper: Stash, Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink

Ink: Memento Rosebud, Copic RV21, RV23, E44, Memento Rich Coca, Distress Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade

Accessories: Hemptique Flamingo Brother Scan N Cut 2, Lawn Fawn Stiched rectangle dies.


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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #169

Hi everyone! I’m officially back from my short summer break but I hope you’ll hang in with me while I get back into the swing of things!


Today we have another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Also don’t forget we are having a Design Team Call! Don’t forget to enter!


On to this weeks card!



I’m not super happy with how my card turned out but it’s still cute!



Paper: American Crafts, stash, Gina K Base Weight White

Ink: Copic E11, E00, 100, G40, G82, E25, RV21, YR12, R20, RV23, E54, E33, E35

Accessories: Minch Gold Foil, Deco Foil Opal