Thursday, September 18, 2014

SOUS Die Cut Team 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

 Welcome to Stuck on U Sketches 5th Anniversary Blog Hop! To celebrate this month each team will be having a hop and today is the Die Cut Team Blog Hop! Our blog hop runs 5 days starting today through Tuesday September 23 at midnight EST. 

 You should have come from Julie's blog.  If you think you are lost or would like more info on the hop, head back to SOUS here .

PRIZES: To be eligible for our sponsored candy we ask you complete the hop by visiting EACH
blog, commenting and following EACH blog!  Once you’ve completed the hop you’ll be eligible to win this $30 gift certificate from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon.

Also if you JOIN in ANY of our challenges this month
you will then be eligible for one of our 2 Grand Prizes! The more challenges and projects you share, the more chance to win! 

We’d like to warmly thank Fancy Pants Designs and 
 Zeus and Zoe for their kind and generous sponsorship! True Friend Collection Kit.  Check out their Etsy Shop here.  Remember to make sure you are also following SOUS!

Please finish at SOUS to let us know you have completed the hop and followed the gals blogs.
Let us know if you are following on Facebook or Pinterest for extra chances to win!

ALL winners (grand prizes and blog hop winners) from this month will be announced  on Friday, October 10!!!

Here is my creation for this hop and the Die Cut Challenge using stars as my geometric shape.  I used my tissue paper technique (check it out here) and then cut out the stars with Lawn Fawn and Memory Box stars.  The words are from PTI.  This is another fill in your own sentiment on the inside, so it can be an any occasion card. 

Here is the list of all my lovely DT sisters and their fabulous creations, please check them all out and go win some prizes!

Katie-   << YOU ARE HERE>>

Thanks for joining us for this hop today! 

Inspiration is everywhere

Recently at work, one of my coworkers work the most beautiful scarf.  the light colored scarf with bits of pastel and bright pink was so eye catching and looked lovely on her.  I decided then and there that I would model a card after I did. :)

Here is the card I made.  I took a plain base color and distressed with some brown around the edges. I used my Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops to create my chevron look colored with markers. Though there was no gold on the scarf, I thought adding some was a nice accent color to go with the pink and so I made two tassles, one gold and one white with a bit of pink and anchored them with a bright pink button.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle.

I just sent this to a friend for her birthday and I hope she liked it!

Before you go, I am entering this into:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Dog Dies Tuesday!

Hiya! Were you able to check out my pumpkin card tutorial earlier this week over at Top Dog Dies? I hope so because that was a fun and easy card that is sure to make someone smile.

Today though, I have a little something different to share with you...  Who wants to have some fun with some felt and home decor?!  Let's go!

This creation was soooooo simple.  First I folded some orange felt into my embroidery hoop.  Once in, I went around and cut the excess off.  Then I took some black felt and cut out three bats from the Top Dog Dies Halloween Trio Die Set.  I thought they would be cute with little googly eyes, so I added them on.  (One tip on gluing felt to felt, you have to use certain glues to make this stick, I used a fabric glue but I am sure there are others out there that work.)  While that bit was drying I took out some woodchips from my most recent Freckled Fawn kit (the letters) and stars from Studio Calico.  I colored them green with a Copic and glued them to my ring.  After everything was set and dry I pulled out some various ribbons that had the Halloween colors I wanted and simply tied them around the screw that holds the hoop together.  Finally, I added a little twine hanger so I could hang it on my wall.

This project was so fun to make and I will happily display it come Halloween.  Get a little felt and this set of dies and the options are limitless!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Hi Friends!  Happy Sunday to you!  I hope your have hadd a wonderful weekend.  What fun things did you do this weekend?

I was able to have some crafty time with my friends Amy, Kimberly, Tonya and a few other new fiends. It was super fun!  I love craft gathering with friends, they are the best.  Kimberly Challenged Amy and Tanya to the Colour Me Challenge using this popping color pallete.  I of course haven't had a lot of time to be crafty but decided to jump on the band wagon this time.  Thanks girls for letting me crash this party. :)

Here is what I made using these colors and this super fun new to me Set from Sweet Stamp Shop Campout.  I love this set and with these colors it is so fun.  I used and MME journal card for this and colored my camper using my SU! markers,  I love the way it turned out, the bright colors make me happy.

I am also entering this into the lovely Virginia Lu's Virginia's View Challenge #7 featuring patterned paper.  I love Virginia's style and her challenges are so fun.

That is all for me today, thanks for stopping by.

On the Top Dog Dies Blog Today

Hi Friends. Remember this card here?  I am doing a fun tutorial on how to make this card on the Top Dog Dies blog today.  Please come and check it out.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Fill in your own sentiment

Happy Friday!!!!  

I am here to share a quick post today for a card I made for the Runway Inspired Challenge.  Whew, I haven't made much for a challenge in a while.  I'll be honest, I don't love this card but it feels good to participate! Yay!

Here is the inspiration:

and I made two VERY different cards for this challenge.  Card #1 is bold, bright and off he charts CA-RAZY!

I made this using embossing paste with a fun stencil.  I let it dry over night.  After it dried I used my Gelatos to add color to the top of the embossing paste.  I loved the look but it wasn't quite catchy enough for me, so I added some Stickles on top in certain places.  Once everything was dry, I cut it down to the size I wanted and adhered to my base (with some white behind).  I cut the "Be" from Simon Says Stamp die in white.  I like the idea of just having that as the sentiment and inside you can finish it off with whatever you want.

Card #2 is CAS and has mostly washi on it with just a little paper and a few gems.

I am also linking these cards up to Simon Says Stamp-tember Blog Hop Challenge

What do you think?  Which one do you like better?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shiny Pink

OK, raise your hand if you are old enough to have seen the movie Pretty in Pink?!  If you aren't old enough, don't bother to comment! LOL. :)  Just kidding!  I did love that movie growing up though, I always love a good underdog story and Molly Ringwald....super star! haha.

Now that we've gotten the *important* stuff out of the way (wink) what say we look at this week's Fusion Challenge?!  You'll never guess what the theme is this week...drum-roll....SHINY PINK!  Here is the fabulous inspiration. 

You know the drill, you can play with the image, the sketch or BOTH to create a true FUSION!  Super Fun right?!  Here is what I made for this challenge. 

I definitely used some pink but I centered more around the sketch.  I used some SU! paper, Teresa Collins DP. Lawn fawn Plus One Stamps, Shiny Glitter Tape, MME enamel dots and Little B congrats die.  The colors and sparkle are so bold aren't they.  Admittedly, it was hard for me to not focus the card around the image (what I usually do) and have so much open space.  Not sure I entirely pulled it off, but if Molly Ringwald isn't gonna let them get her down then neither am I! :)

Head over to Fusion to check out the other ladies creations and enter to play for some awesome bragging rights! :)