Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Kathy and I encourage you to be creative with the sketches and use them as a jumping off point for your creations. Feel free to shrink, enlarge, rotate, twist,or use part of the sketch. We look forward to seeing how you used the sketch. Please post your project with us at The Sketch File.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Life has been crazy busy lately! My job is keeping very busy and it's hard to find time to relax and get any crafting done. Fortunately, I was able to set aside some time in the wee hours of the morning and put together this birthday card. It was inspired by the June sketch at The Sketch File. We hope you will find some time to play with the sketch and will share your project with us at The Sketch File.
Friday, June 2, 2017
The Sketch File. I am feeling crunched for time this week so I am keeping this post short. I hope my work schedule lightens up soon. It is crazy right now and I am crawling into the house at the end of the day, feeling exhausted.
Hope you can use the May sketch for a craft or two!
Hope you can use the May sketch for a craft or two!
Friday, May 26, 2017
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Sketch File. The sketch was created by Kathy. She creates a monthly sketch and we each create cards to share on a weekly basis. We always look forward to seeing what other crafters create with the sketch, so we hope you will feel inspired and post a creation or two.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Sketch File. Kathy has created a few versions of the sketch and we hope the cards we've been creating and the sketch itself will inspire you be be creative. You can pop on over to The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created and post your creation there.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The Sketch File. It's another one of those cards where I gathered bits and pieces of leftover cardstock and patterned paper and put them to good use. The sketch is fun to work with so I hope you will take the time to create a project with it and post it with us....I'm off to a very busy day at work...ugh!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
I am so far behind already and the month has just begun! My only excuse is long hours at work and no energy at the end of the day. So, I figured I'd post the May sketch for The Sketch File this morning before I head out to work.
I have a lot of birthdays for friends and family to celebrate in the next month so, I've created a birthday card based on the May Sketch. Hope you feel inspired and will join us at The Sketch File .
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The layout was inspired by the April sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy and I have been using the sketch to share a layout or card each week. We hope to inspire a few other crafters to use the sketch for a project or two and to share the project with us at The Sketch File.
Here's a look at two versions of the sketch:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
I have found myself reaching for flower punches regularly. I think that this must be a sign that spring is here! It has been very spring like here for weeks. Our red bud trees are blossoming right now and there are daffodils everywhere. I think these signs of spring and the April sketch provided just the right inspiration for this card. I had fun mixing up the patterned papers and adding small detail, like the textured flower center. What about you? Are you feeling inspired by something around you? Maybe you will feel inspired by Kathy's sketches and will use them to create a project. Please take a moment to visit with us at The Sketch File and to post a project or two with us.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
It's April already! It's also time to introduce the April Sketch at The Sketch File. I decided to use the sketch and create a card with a few dragonflies. I also used a monochromatic theme. The dragonflies were punched from a piece of cardstock that I got from a tissue box. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but they are shiny and almost reflective. The sketch has multiple layers and as always you can use any shape and feel free to rotate, flip, enlarge, or shrink the sketch. Please take a look at the sketch and if you are feeling inspired, we'd love to see your creations.
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Sketch File inspired this card. I was also inspired by the bits and pieces of scrap paper that I found in my stash. I started with the patterned background paper and then matched colors from the scrap stash. I explored a bit with textures by using embossing folders and love the bright colors and the end result. I've included the March sketch below and hope you will find time to create and share your project with Kathy and I at The Sketch File.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Happy Tuesday! I'm sharing a card with stars and stripes and a few other patterned papers. I love the mix of colors and the happy feeling that they elicit. The LO is based on the current sketch at The Sketch File. I hope you will take a few minutes to create a project based on our current sketch and share your project with us at The Sketch File. Here are two versions of our current sketch (feel free to change the shapes!):
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Are you ready for our March sketch at the The Sketch File? Kathy's new sketch has multiple layers and the opportunity to create with a variety of shapes. I've decided to use flowers as my theme, but you can use any theme or shape that works for you. Please hop on over to The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created and to share your creation with us.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
If it looks like I'm still stuck in Christmas card mode, I guess you could say that's true. I am making an effort to stay ahead of them this year. Last year I scrambled to get enough cards done, so I'm getting a head start. This card is based on the current sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy also has a delightful card that she is sharing. Please hop on over to the The Sketch File and take a look. If you feel inspired, we'd love to see what you create based on the sketch.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Sketch File. This time I've used our sketch to create a layout. I think the sketch really lends itself to this type of project. It also works well for cards. Please hop on over to The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created. We hope you will feel inspired and will link up a project or two with us.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
It's time to introduce the February sketch at The Sketch File. Kathy has created yet another fun sketch and we've both been busy creating a few projects to further inspire you to use the sketch to create your project. I've tweaked the sketch just a bit. I ended up using only two horizontal strips whereas Kathy's sketch has three. I also rotated the sketch. I hope you can still see the sketch in my card. As always, Kathy and I encourage you to have fun with the sketch and feel free to shrink parts of it, enlarge parts, rotate, flip and make a few tweaks so that it works for your project. You can upload your creation HERE. We're looking forward to seeing what you create!