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.

Calling All Sistahs February 2017

Welcome to the February Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop.

You've should arrived here from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog,
if not be sure to stop by and leave them some love along with all the other bloggers today. 
Today's hop list can be found at the bottom of this post.

Today's theme is With Love from your Sistah.

My card is very simple, just a one layer card, but it's definitely filled with love.

The outside uses the Powerful Words  stamp set. 
Stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with 
Brutus Monroe Alabaster and Penny embossing powders.

The inside uses the Hope Ribbon stamp set.
(use this link and save 10% on your first order)

Don't forget to hop to all the blogs and leave a little love.
Michele is giving away two gift certificates to random commenters who post by the 19th.

Go on now ladies
feel them up!

We can conquer this thing, one month at a time!

Happy Crafting

Today's Hop Line-up
Theresa Knopf  YOU ARE HERE
Jeanne Jachna  NEXT STOP