Thursday, July 29, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge #122

Thank goodness it's almost Friday! What a day I've had - actually it was yesterday since it's 12:10am here.

Had a vision appointment Monday evening, woke up Tuesday AM with my right eye bothering me, blew it off to not having worn a contact in that eye for quite a while but woke up this morning to stabbing hot pains in my eye. And my eye kept watering and watering.

Now, I'm not one to run to the doctors but by the end of my work day I knew I needed it checked. So I stopped to see my eye doctor. And lo and behold, it ended up I had a teeny piece of plastic or glass IN my eye. Not floating around in there, but actually in my cornea. The doctor said when he removed it that it left an indentation in my cornea. it'll heal but still hurts like a dickens!

Enough boring tales from me - today I played along with Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #122. Here's this week's sketch:

and here's what I came up with off the sketch:
Strike! digital scrapbook kit by The Design Girl
A little Offset alphabet by Christy Lyle
font: 2Peas Gimme Coffee
Black card stock and round corner punch from Stampin' Up!
Tombow adhesive tape runner

I made that little pink shape behind the ball using a preset shape in my Photoshop program.

I really like how this turned out! That's it for me today - see you soon with another posting. Maybe I'll get ambitious and create something other than a card!!! LOL

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge

Happy Wednesday to you!

This week, the Hybrid Chick Caravan has traveled to the 2 Sketches 4 You blog to participate in their sketch challenge. Let's get right to it!

Here is the sketch we're playing along with:

And here's my card based on the sketch - I went a very simple route with my card:

I'm still very much a beginner at all of this stamping stuff. I tried Sylvia's inking technique on the edge of my brown patterned paper and then used a sanding block to distress the edges. She's always very kind to answer questions from this newbie - thanks Sylvia!!!

The flower was created using a new to me technique I found on the Ribbon Flowers blog - I used a wood burning tool to help create this flower.

It's not apparent on the photo but the bottom half of the card is embossed with soft and subtle dots.

Supplies used:
  • Sketch: 2 Sketches 4 You blog
  • Stampin' Up!: Kraft cardstock, brown satin ribbon, button, twine, leaf stamp, corner rounder punch, Swiss dots embossing folder, Big Shot
  • Hampton Art: "thinking of you" foot longs stamps
  • Misc.: tombow adhesive tape runner, Zots adhesive dots, Tim Holtz Distressing ink - Vintage,

So, join the Caravan - use the sketch to create your own card. Upload it to the 2 Sketches 4 You blog and don't forget to link us to your card on the Hybrid Chick Caravan facebook group so we can leave you some luv!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Taylored Expressions sketch challenge

Happy Saturday everyone! It's a beautiful July summer day here in PA! Good thing because I have a family reunion to go today!

So, Thursday I hinted that there was something new coming to The Hybrid Chick - today (hopefully!) all will be revealed. So keep checking over there for the announcement....

I played along with Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #121. Here is their sketch:

The Sketch Crew over there came up with some really beautiful and unique cards based on the sketch. I went a more whimsical route.

Supplies: Happyland digital kit by Madame Wing, Staples double sided matte presentation paper, pop dots, Stampendous! glitter on the wings, Stampin' Up! Embosslits Beautiful wings die, hello stamp from SU! Hello again set, SU! Pixie Pink and Silver metallic inks

My supply of stamps are very limited as I am just starting out. I joined a monthly Stampin' Up! card club which met from last September until June of this year. It was a lot of fun and a great way to be introduced into stamping. I mostly stocked up on tools - punches, inks, sizzlits, etc. Now I wish I had purchased more stamps!!

This card is actually only the very second time I used one of my stamps and ink here at home. I was hesitant to break out the stamps and get them dirty. LOL

I can already see why stamping is addictive - you want more and more choices to use to create! And I'm with Sharyn - I need some Copic markers now!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Everything but the Kitchen Sink sketch challenge #19

Well, as far as creating cards, I've had a dry spell with the ole mojo.

But as soon as I saw the card sketch challenge posted on Everything but the Kitchen Sink, the creativity sparked a little!

Here's their sketch:

and here is what I created based on their sketch:

Not bad for my first time paper piecing!!! I used papers from ScrapMuss Designs' Music of my Memories kit from over at ScrapMatters to paper piece the to go cup.

Additional hybrid supplies used: Staples Double sided Matte Presentation paper, Scallop oval Nestibilities,
Sizzix Big Shot, Latte Love stamps from Fiskars, twine, dot rub-ons, black ink and brown ribbon from Stampin' Up!, Tim Holtz' distress ink - vintage photo, pop dots.

and that's it from me for today - but stay tuned (all 1 of my readers LOL) for a new adventure for me and few of my fellow Hybrid Chicks from The Digichick! It'll all be unveiled on Saturday, July 17th on the Hybrid Chick blog!

Curious??? check out The Hybrid Chick on Saturday!!!