Friday, February 17, 2017

February Technique Blog Hop: So Sketchy

Welcome to the

Blog Hop.

This month we are focusing on using a sketch to inspire our cards.

Here's the sketch we are working from for this hop.

How can you use a sketch other than copying it exactly?

How about changing it up by using patterned paper for the background?
Or changing the flowers to monsters or animals or another diecut or stamp?
Flip the sketch and place the elements at the top of the page or 
turn the whole thing on it's side and make it a horizontal card instead of a vertical one?

Maybe you'll try what I did and make the sketch a one layer card.

Now on with the cards...

Stamps and inks by Catherine Pooler Designs.
Inks: Rockin' Red, Orange Twist, Grass Skirt, Lime Rickey, Tiara, Tutti Frutti
Use this link to save 10% on your first order.

Using a sketch for inspiration is a great way to get out of a rut.
Create the sketch as is, then start changing it up, 
before you know it you'll have a pile of wonderful cards 
and your motivation returned too.

Thanks for hopping with us today. 
Don't forget to comment on each blog on the hop to be entered into this
month's drawing.

This month's prize was donated by 
Claudia Henderson
Claudia is giving away this super cute Easter Bunny Stamp Set.

You must comment on each blog in the hop by March 4th to be eligible.

....and the winner of January's hop is Jennifer Earley.

Jennifer, please email me at scrapsbygracie at
within 7 days to claim your prize.
Use JANUARY TECH HOP WINNER in subject line.

Happy Crafting!

Today's Line-up

AMANDA  Your next stop.


  1. What a beautiful card! Thanks for hosting.

  2. Love that cluster. That's a great set...I might have to take a closer look! Thank you for hosting another great hop!

  3. Very pretty and I like it on the kraft paper.

  4. Great card Theresa. Thank you for hosting and hope you feel better my friend :-)

  5. Thanks for hosting. I love the way you used stamping to do the design. Hope you're feeling better today.

  6. Love the stamps you used! Great colors too! Love this card....I feel a scrap lift coming soon!

  7. Lovely Hop - Thank you. Couldn't find anything from Kim or Michelle. :-(

    1. I used your Sketch here a couple of times for projects on my Blog. Thank you xx

  8. So pretty! I love the monthly hop - and enjoyed working with a sketch. I like that you used kraft card stock. That makes such a nice change from just white or cream. And thanks for the ideas on HOW to use a sketch.

  9. Cool sketch and a great card using the sketch as your inspiration. BL


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