Saturday, October 12, 2013

Thowback Saturday

I know it's supposed to be Thowback Thursday, but this week's layout for Simple Sketches is really a throwback!  First take a look at the sketch:

I loved it the minute I laid eyes on it!  But I couldn't get over the "tags" being upside down--have I mentioned my OCDness?!?!

Here is my layout:

This is my Linnea way back in 2005!

The tags on the layout reminded me of a cork board you might see in your message area.  I took a piece of 12 X 12 cork and went to work!

I made my own tags, just notching the corner and then used a framelit to get the center hole. 

I went embellishment crazy!  Here are a few of my favorites:

I love the middle lower tag--that was all hand stamped using some old SU calendar stamps.

The top right corner has a Candy "flair"--I stamped, punched and then layered with Crystal Effects to make it button like.  The trick or treat bag on the lower left is done the same.

I love, love how this turned out!!  Now head over and see what the rest of the design team has created.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Sorry, it would help if I had scheduled this correctly.

It's our color rotation over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Take a look:

I thought Halloween immediately.  My craft room has become a bit of a holding space as we redo our floors with wood flooring.  It's going to be worth it, but right now my room is not the space that is good for creativity.  I went looking for some inspiration and found this sketch:

Retro sketches is a great site to look at if you need a good sketch to get the mojo flowing.  So here is my card:

Let me tell you this was quite easy with washi tape!  I found a couple of scraps to bring in the Eggplant and Garden Green.

I so miss this little witch!  It is so fun for my kid's Halloween cards, but sadly she retired.  I stamped Boo without a SAMJ--super easy!

Now be sure to head over and see what the rest of the Design Team have created and play along with us--remember you have two weeks!