This month the Sketch with Stash Challenge #3 at Scrap Our Stash is to use this sketch using scraps only, then add a pre-made tag or journaling card AND twine or jute.


Puzzled Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Paper Packet (retired), CTMH Journaling Spots (retired), CTMH Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection, CTMH Hemp, CTMH Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Two Busy Moms Crackle Alphabet Stickers, Siren Smooch, and Making Memories Notch Tool.

I was kind of surprised when I realized that the papers I picked out for this layout were Christmas but, hey, they work!  I am trying to use up my alphabet stickers and never thought that I’d be looking for ones with two letter z’s.  Luckily, I had these that worked (purchased 2 packages on a clearance sale).  This is the first out of the package of journaling tags I’ve used….better work on this…and even though the wooden buttons are not old I decided to use them because (1) they worked with the layout and (2) if I don’t use them now I am confident that they will become a permanent part of my stash.  I really wanted to add some Glitter Glitz for a bit more accenting but when I went to my drawer I changed my mind when I saw the Smooch.  I used it to color and accent the Wooden Shapes!  Lastly, I should note that I used my notch tool for the little indents on the sides to hold the hemp.  I am tempted to say that this may be the first time that I have used it (shhh!).

There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash.  You have until June 29th.

B1409 Pirouette

Pirouette Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Pirouette stamp set, Twilight ink, Slate Satin Polkadot Ribbon, Avonlea Paper Packet, Slate Epoxy Bubbles (exclusive to the Avonlea Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit), and Silver Fox Smooch.  Freshly Made Sketch #66

Well, it is the 50th and final segment of my Stamp Sunday series for 2012.  It has been fun using so many different stamp sets throughout the year and also a challenge at times.  I tried out my now Smooch paints on this card (a Christmas gift to myself!)  They are easy to use and I like the coverage.  Maybe they will help me use up some of that bare chipboard!
My new focus for 2013 is to use a ton of sketches (I love them!) and participate in some challenge like this one at Freshly Made Sketches.  It is one of my favorite new sites that I haven’t had the time to explore.  I am also going to work at using up my stash with my scrapbook pages and there will be home decor and other projects too.  I hope you will continue to visit throughout the new year and I will share as much as I can create!