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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

smARTworks Cardy Party!

Well, we took a short pause for the cause having our little "tea parties" for smARTworks where us DT members rotate with creating a sketch and all of us playing along, but we are back in full force and had our little online "party" today! This time Heidi Kingery came up with the sketch and it was a very fun one to do with lots of embellishment possibilities! (And also lots of variety as far as how your card could be folded--I have more ideas, just not enough time!) Here is the sketch she came up with:
I am still in love with this American Crafts Polka dot paper from Christmas and stocked up on it recently, knowing full well I could also use it for Valentine's cards. I have loved this little Heart Doodles set (p. 46 of the online catty) from smARTworks from the get-go and just HAD to use it for this challenge! I love the corner treatment, mainly because my 7 year old daughter, Lindsie came up with it (maybe she should try and get published, too!). I was playing around with my photo corner punch and she was standing there watching me (as usual) and she saw the scallop square punch in my drawer and pulled it out and showed me exactly how she thought I could "play" with that corner! Isn't that cool!!! I can't wait till she is a little older and we can REALLY get down to business crafting together. She is a blooming artist! Anyway, enough bragging about her, ya'll want to get on with the party, I know. The scallop circle is popped up on some Making Memories (my favorite company ever) dimensionals and I used my new favorite glitter pen, a Spica Clear Sparkle pen that my friend, Jen got for me--MUCH more glittery than the Stardust Gelly Roll (click on the pic for an up close and personal view of the sparkly sparkly!). Be sure and check out the other party hosts, Dina, Susan T., Donna, Trish and Heidi and feel free to play along and show me what you come up with!

TIP: The Making Memories Dimensionals are a little taller than the SU ones, so I keep both on hand. However, you can "stack" the SU ones for more "lift", it's just more time consuming to me. This card only took about 30 minutes and I love having just the "right schtuff" (in the right place) to get the job done! I am a put it away after I use it, keep the table cleaned off kind of crafter! That also makes creativity just flow better, I think! (want more tips like this? I love how some other bloggers do this and I think I may have to join them!)

Check back soon--I have a super fun card I made for Jen's Saturday Sketch For You to Try!!

Stamps: smARTworks
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Basic Black, Cream, American Crafts DP
Other: SU Scallop Circle Punch, Giga Square Punch, Mini Heart Punch, B/W Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Making Memories Dimensionals, Mini Scallop Scissors, Spica Clear Sparkle pen, CM Black fine-tip Pen (doodles on hearts, hand-drawn circle "frame"), Red Prismacolor Marker


  1. Wow, this looks great!!! Love those colors, and the way you've embellished is just fabulous. Maybe you could send your daughter up my direction to consult? :)

  2. Oooh! I love your card, Susan. It was certainly worth waiting for. Do you think I could hire your daughter for an occasional design consult?

  3. Great idea! I'm always a sucker for polka dots, and the red/white/black color scheme is classic. Me loves it!

  4. That is truly terrible!!! Your work is beautiful...start submitting you will get published, I'm sure of it.

  5. LOVE this!!! the card turned out great! I want to try this sketch!

  6. Cute, cute, cute!!! Love the dots and the turned-down corner!

  7. Susan, this card is wonderful! Love those colours and that DP is fantastic! Your daughter did a fab job...will have to give her sketch a go!

  8. Love how you added the ribbon! So cute! The colors are great!


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