Thursday, August 19, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #124

Peggy Speaking:
Last Friday on Taylored Expressions a challenge was posted. You can see the sketch we were to use if you click on this link. Donna and I have not entered too many of these but we decided to try this one since we had so many cards we needed to do. This is my entry.

This card is for my grandson's fiance. There is a bridal shower for her this Saturday, August 21. He bowed the knee and popped the big question to her in our kitchen on Thanksgiving last year. It was so special. He said he wanted his Papaw to know he was getting married. I am so thankful Ben got to see him propose. It meant the world to us.

I used several cartridges to make this card. The background strips are from Tie The Knot - the card feature. I cut them thin so they look like labels. The scallop circles are from Mini-Monograms. Bridal Shower and the Umbrella are from Sweethearts. I put pop dots between the two circles and then pop dotted on the card too. It gives them more dimension. I then added lace, ribbon and pearl to the card and stickles to the cutouts in the background strips. I can't wait to give this to Stephanie. I hope she likes it as much as I had fun making it.  I have a cut file for the card details if anyone would like it. 

Donna Speaking:
Now it's time for my card using this challenge as inspiration. It's funny how different mine and Mom's styles are sometimes. I told her the other day that she was froo-froo and I was frolic!!
For this challenge, I used paper that I printed from the Papercraft Inspirations website. I covered the base of the card and then cut three 2" wide strips of a coordinating paper. I used the Cindy Loo cartridge to cut the scalloped circles 1 3/4" and the round circles 1 1/2". I then used the (yes, you guessed it) Create a Critter cartridge to cut the penquins at 1 1/4". I made sure that her scarf matched the purple in the paper because we would not want her to be out of fashion - HA!! I pop-dotted the round circle to add dimension. I then cut a purple piece and used the snowflake Martha Stewart punch, cut a blue strip of paper, added ribbon, and bling. The sentiment is from a stamp set that I bought at Walmart. I don't know about you but it's been so hot around here that I'm ready for some snow!!

Peggy & Donna:

We hope you find inspiration from these cards. It's amazing how many different interpretations you can get from a sketch. It stretches you and causes you to grow to try new things. Be sure to visit Taylored Expressions through the link above to see the Design Team's ideas.

Thank you for visiting our blog. We can't say enough how much we enjoy your comments and how honored we are that you would choose to follow us. God Bless YOU! Peggy Until Another Day, God Bless, Donna

1 comment:

  1. Donna,

    These are GORGEOUS! Really love the bridal shower. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    Bobby & Jill


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