Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Blog Hop Tuesday, Tuesday -- can you believe this is the last sketch this month already?  ZOOM, there goes July!  Back to school here is August 9th, so pretty much we are there!! *cheering*  Good thing I went shopping a couple weeks ago and picked up all the school supplies we needed because now I can relax and stamp while my kids enjoy their last few days of summer!

You should have arrived here from Heidi Van Laar's blog:  

I used *NEW* Friendly Fruit again for my card today!  I used the cherry this time though and practiced my huffing skills -- I inked up the cherry, and then carefully inked up the stem in green, and then re-moistened the ink by blowing gently (huffing) on the stamp. *imagine trying to warm your hands up through your mittens on a cold winter morning and that is pretty much how you do it*  Then I stamped.  Repeat and cut out.  Easy peasy!

I added stickles on top and the wetness of the stickles made it look more watercolor like (AKA, blurred) -- so if you are looking for a sharper crisp image, use fade resistant dye inks (rather than the SU! ones I used). 

I also took some liberties with the sketch today -- I have issues with square cards -- we are not friends, I generally fight them -- but today I decided to include the square on a typical card (5 1/2 by 4 3/4).  I think it works, you still get the feel of the sketch but in a new and improved "Manda safe" form!   Special thank you to Kim Kesti for the awesome sketches this month!!

***PMS SALE***
The P.M.S. sale is back!!!! 
P.M.S. sale~ the more you buy the more you save!!!!

P.M.S.~ in this case~suffering from the NEED to Purchase More Stamps!
Here is how it works:
Buy 1 stamp set save 5%, Coupon code: PMS1
Buy 2 stamp sets & save 10%, Coupon code: PMS2
Buy 3 stamp sets & save 20% (total savings $8.70) Coupon code: PMS3
Buy 4 stamp sets & save 25% Coupon Code: PMS4
for a total savings of $14.49 ~that's like getting one FREE 
Buy 5 stamp sets & save 30%, Coupon Code: PMS5
for a total savings of $22.10 ~that is like getting 1 FREE and another one half off!!! 

What to do: Put the stamps into your shopping cart as normal. When you are checking out there will be a box where you can type in a coupon/discount code. This is where you type the letters PMS and the number of stamp sets you purchase. For example if you are buying three stamp sets type in PMS3 into the box.

*This sale will last until Monday August 2nd at midnight

Don't forget to head over to Skipping Stones and show us what you made with the sketch for a chance to win fame, adoration and some cool Skipping Stones stuff.  Use Inlinkz at the bottom of Heathers post!  Happy Stamping!!!

Stamps:  Friendly Fruit (Skipping Stones Design), Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)  Paper:  Cherry Amore (Doodlebug Design Inc.), Spring Green Plaid (Colorbok), Vellum Cardstock (SU!), Solar White Classic Crest (Neenah), Intense Kiwi (Prism Papers)  Ink:  Ruby Red (SU!), Garden Green (SU!), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)  Accessories:  Red & White Dotted Organdy (Hobby Lobby), sewing machine (Singer), white thread (Sulky), circle nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (Provocraft)



Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Super adorable, Amanda! LOVE your stamping technique; I've never tried it. Thanks for playing along with all the sketches -you ROCK!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Looks good enough to eat!!! Love this card and the bright colors you've used.

Heidi Van Laar said...

So sweet, indeed! I love the stitched vellum square and accidental watercolor effect looks fabulous!

(-: Heidi

Camishel said...

I love the way the cherry's look..very cute card!

catnap said...

Love the techniques you use. Thanks for giving us the how to details. Love the way the fruit pops on the card!

Barb's Boys said...

I love the way you stitched the small square inside the circle...I too am resistant to square cards...LOL

Claudia said...

Very cute card - I love the cherry theme!

Gailanne said...

I like the look of the stickles on the cherries...well done.

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

This card is adorable!! Love it, and love these new stamp sets!

Tenia Nelson said...

Way cool!!