Friday means more sketch cards!

My neighbor came over the other day and asked about Copic markers, wondering if she really needed them. I stamped this image and started coloring and blahblahblahing about how everyone loves them for a reason (and by now, you’ve all heard a million of them, right?). And before I knew it, I had a completed image on the corner of my stamping table, and a neighbor who’s probably going to go pick up a few to play with before she makes a commitment (read: I’m sure she’s probably going to order a set pretty soon).


This week’s sketch was fun. . . another pretty standard layout. Lots of patterned paper thrown together, messy stitching (who needs that presser foot thingee, anyway?), fun colors. No glitter or sentiment (yet), but I really like the way this one’s headed. Check out what Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, and Sharon have done – Friday’s always fun, checking out what they’ve created (and whoops – I don’t think I checked all of them last week! Gotta remedy that!).

I colored a few more poppy images, and made more just like this one (I did what Mish says – cut up a whole sheet of 12 x 12 into 4 x 4 squares for card layers). And several other cards I’ll share in the next day or two. I know. Me. Using my stuff. And stamping. Crazy.


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. The kids are off this Friday (today for you; I’m writing this Thursday night!), and will be hanging out with me at work for a bit, then who knows what the day will bring. Hopefully Mexican food for dinner! It’s Fiesta week, and I’m not cookin’!

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  1. Posted April 25, 2008 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    LOVE both cards, Jenn! LOVE what you did with that gingham ribbon in the first one! How cool! Enjoy not cooking! 🙂

  2. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Both cards are beautiful! I love your coloring.
    Hey….what copic colors did you use????
    Hugs and grins

  3. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Love your bright poppy cards, Jenn — your crazy patterns always make me happy! Especially like that ribbon & button treatment on the first card. Wonderful scrapbook pages below, too — you’ve been busy!

  4. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Love both cards, those flowers just pop, they are great, have a wonderful weekend

  5. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Girl – you have the corner market on bright and beautiful! Love your cards!! Those poppies… and yes, confess: what color Copics!?

  6. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Love both cards Jenn. Truly amazing. And all those scrapbook pages…wow!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Posted April 25, 2008 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Always blowing me off my chair Jenn! Love the gingham tucked around the side with the button. And your colors… perfect. 🙂

  8. Posted April 25, 2008 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Oh, I love both of these cards! Just beautiful! I especially love the flowers stamped on the DP on the first one!

  9. Posted April 25, 2008 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous cards! I see a case coming down the road!

  10. Posted April 25, 2008 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I REALLY love the poppies on the first card… did you stamp them on patterned paper? It is gorgeous. I, too, am loving what you did with the ribbon.

  11. Sara in WI
    Posted April 25, 2008 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Love BOTH cards! Your coloring on the first one is truly inspiring. I’m still practicing with my Copics. I also like what you did with the ribbon on the top card. That’s really cute!

  12. Colleen
    Posted April 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Please, please tell how you tied your ribbon on the second card…how did you get it to line up so perfectly? THanks!

  13. Posted April 25, 2008 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    These cards are so pretty, Jenn, especially the completed one. And I’m bettin’ you used that super cool new Threading Water Fiskars punch of yours — that I still can’t find anywhere — didn’t you?!…hope it wasn’t just to torture me! lol. I really like that background paper you stamped the poppy on for the first (unfinished) card — it almost looks like you used watercolors to make it yourself. Lookin’ forward to seeing the completed card. 😉

  14. Posted April 25, 2008 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    love these!! I need Copics!!!!

  15. Posted April 25, 2008 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous cards. Love the gingham wrap with the button.

  16. Posted April 25, 2008 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful cards! Love how you did the ribbon wrap-around and button on that first one, and the wonky stitching is great, must try that! And cut up the whole sheet of 12×12 at once?! Well, I’ll take it under advisement…

  17. Posted April 26, 2008 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Wow!! Two cards!!! I always have “good intentions” of making more cards with the patterned paper I cut into…but now I have a tote full of “scraps”! LOL! I love how you gave this stamp a different feel in these two cards…and your coloring is just beautiful!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Posted April 26, 2008 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    aaaaack! LOVE the ribbon on the first one! LOVE the scallop edge on the 2nd one. Oh heck, what am I saying… LOVE everything about both of them!

  19. Posted April 26, 2008 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Love the ribbon technique on the top card. Not seen before. Both cards are very pretty.

  20. Posted April 26, 2008 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    These are both just gorgeous! I so love your creations! They are always just stunning! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing! 😉

  21. Posted April 26, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    LOVE those gorgeous poppy cards—beautiful! I guess you just enabled your neighbor to spend a whole lot of money (lol!)–glad i live on the other side of the tracks from you–I would want everything you had too!

  22. Posted April 27, 2008 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cards. I love them.

  23. Posted April 27, 2008 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    love them both!tfs

  24. Posted April 28, 2008 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    I love this poppy image….it’s great. Joan

  25. Posted May 3, 2008 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Both of these are so beautiful, Jenn!! I love that image and your wonderful designs!!

  26. Posted May 6, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Jenn! You are SO ROCKIN’ those poppies. They just pop off of the screen like real flowers! Wow.

    Also, I have a question for you but couldn’t find an e-mail address anywhere. If you get a chance, could you e-mail me at the address above.


  27. Posted May 8, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    WOW! Thes are totally gorgeous, Jenn! TFS!

  28. KT
    Posted May 12, 2008 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous!!! Thanks for the inspiration 😉

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