Pattern Play & Some Challenges


Hello everyone! It’s been awhile or at least quite a few days.  I have to say, once again, I LOVED Pattern Play from OnlineCardClasses and I can’t wait for the next class!  I wasn’t able to make too many cards during the class, but the last few I have made are definitely inspired by what I learned. I like this card because it’s simple and it’s a great way to use up those large patterned papers that you’re just not so sure of.


Here is another card that was inspired by Pattern Play.  I also used a sketch from RetroSketches and will enter it into their weekly challenge.  I can’t say I’m a fan of paper weaving, but… I gave it a shot.  Here is the sketch:


And the card I made from the sketch.  It’s okay… I do like the paper I chose!


My final card for this post was inspired by the weekly sketch challenge at Operation Write Home.  Here is the sketch:


And here is my card.  I don’t know about you… but I just HEART those Hero Art Mid-Tone Shadow inks!  They are YUMMY!



Peace Out…


Another Retro Sketch Challenge!

Not much happening today, so I decided I would go through my scraps and find anything that I could utilize for card fronts and cut them down to size.  I also decided I would have another go at Retro Sketch #31, using ONLY scraps once again.  

So, here is what I’ve come up with.  I made the striped pattern paper from 2 different scraps and the pearls I found in my bottle of flowers (something broke somewhere along the line).  Anyway, that is all for this evening.  I hope everyone had a great weekend! 

Life… Gets In The Way… Sometimes.

And…… I haven’t figured out how to fix it yet!  LOL!  

It’s been one of those weeks.  The husband did NOT have a good week.  Long story short.  He’s been disabled since Feb of this year – back injury.  He just had his 3rd & final epidural and well, he’s worse.  Eh, enough of that.  Just wanted you to know why I haven’t had much time to participate in my class as well as post here.

I finally made my ink swatches!!!  But… I need a bigger ring.

So today was the last day of the KICKSTART class.  I really enjoyed it and I’m a bit sad that it’s over, however I learned a great deal and I’m looking forward to putting what I learned to use.  I’m also looking forward to the next class!  

One of the things I have taken away from the class is to challenge myself.  That being said I have decided to participate in some of the challenges available and to think outside the box.  At this point, I’m not sure what my style is.  I’ve been a scrapbooker… and even as a scrapbooker, I don’t have a style.  I’ll try pretty much anything (and oh does that sound BAD.. teehee).  So, we’ll just have to see where it all takes me.

I’ve decided to enter another Retro Sketches challenge.  Here is Sketch #31.

I’ve also added to the challenge a bit.  I challenged myself to use ONLY the scraps I currently had on my scrap table.

And this is my creation…

Supplies used:

Have a great rest of the weekend!!!