Friday, March 7, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #38

TGIF! I'm so happy it's Friday! Good morning everyone! Time for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge! Hope you find some time to play along this weekend.

The Occasions Mini is going to break me. I'm not kidding, I seriously want it all. This set, For Father, WAS last on my list, but of course I saw some awesome cards with it... and I am lacking in cards that can be "man cards". Mostly, because my Dad is a wood worker and the sentiment in this set fits him to a "T". His birthday is coming up, so I NEEDED this set to make a special card. Yah, that's it.
Oh sheesh, I can always find an excuse to get more stamps.... I seriously have a problem.

At my last workshop, I demo'd the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I have a friend (Hi Kathie) that uses them all the time and I always LOVE her cards, but for some reason, I can't ever get the same results as her. I am going to practice. Maybe I need to go to her house and get a lesson. I do love the watercolor paper and that is what I used here. I wanted to match the colors in the Summer Picnic Designer paper, so I used my classic ink pads with my aquapainter.

I really liked this sketch and I had cut two sheets of paper, so I decided to whip up another one. This one was a lot faster.... and I used my FREE SAB Rub Ons. Man, I love those. I'm determined not to hoard them... I'm going to USE them.

Another must have set for me... out of the Occasions Mini is the Full of Life set. You can never have too many sentiment sets... right? And, they are all die cut. Did I tell you that? And the die cut flowers? How easy. I love quick and easy. I'm hopeless.

Here is the sketch:

Don't forget to visit my friends. I'm always amazed at how different each person's version of the sketch is. It's SO much fun. It makes my morning coffee taste SO much better.... sipping along, checking out the sketches. Ahhh... life is good baby.

Charmaine Ikach
Jenn Balcer
Laurie Schmidlin
Lori Craig
MaryJo Albright
Sharon Harnist
Here is the recipe:

For Father, Lots of Thoughts (SAB). Full of Life (2nd card).
Paper: Real Red, Shimmery White, Ballet Blue, Summer Picnic Designer Paper, Watercolor Paper.
Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers, Real Red, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Glorious Green.
Other: Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Round Scallop punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Old Olive Brads, Rhinestone Brads, Love & Happiness Rub-Ons, Die Cut Blooms, Jamone Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.

Have a SUPER weekend everyone!! Thanks for stopping by!!
©Stampin'Up! 1990-2008


Anonymous said...

Wow! Cami! Both cards are gorgeous!!!! I think your coloring looks wonderful on your first card! I loved the paper you used. It will be arriving here on Monday!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Marja Sch said...

They are just gorgeous. You used this sketch so beautiful. I love the colours. Hugs marja

Sharon Harnist said...

Great cards, Cami! Wonderful watercoloring on that new manly image -- love it (and that sentiment)!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, both of them! So happy. . .WONDERFUL cards Cambria!

Pat S. said...

WOW! That first card just jumps off the those bright colors!

Heather McNally and Melissa MacDonald said...

Amazing! Your coloring is absolute perfection, Cami!

Kerry D-C said...

Both cards are fabtastic!!

Anonymous said...

Try your watercolour wonder crayons with the blender pens - even my beginners get awesome results because they move the colour around beautifully but you don't need to worry about controlling the amount of water. Your card is lovely! - Trish

Stefanie Staniak said...

I have to agree with you Cami, I can't get enough of this Occasions mini - and I didn't order this set because it is last on my list too !! Now, I think you have changed my mind - you enabler you !! Love your coloring - love your cards !!
Love you !! :)

Melissa said...

For the love of Pete - these are awesome!!!

Many Blessings,

Alex said...

Holy Moly girl - these are soooo freakin' gorgeous!!! I love them both, you totally rocked that sketch and now I am off to do mine! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Juanita B said...

Gorgeous cards! TFS.

Janine said...

Just gorgeous !!

Judy in Indiana said...

This is just the sketch I needed to get myself to finish a couple of cards in my "to do" pile. I will be posting next week with some new Hanna Stamps, and some sketches you'll recognize! Thank you.

Maren said...

Such sweet cards! I love those bright colors!!

pescbrico said...

Lovely cards!

csroyal said...

I've just come across your blog and I'm just floored by your beautiful paper work! I just kept scrolling down and scrolling down and I kept coming on to more beautiful things. Your work is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it.

Pam Speidel said...

GREAT challenge cards! You are a creative SUPER STAR and always inspire me!

Deborah said...

Fantastic cards for Beate's sketch! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! You rock! Deb

Anonymous said...

Man..these are gorgeous!!! I can't believe that I've waited to order these sets! You have cured me of my ordering apathy...I am getting these gorgeous sets!!

jjcreations said...

Both of these are gorgeous. I love the first makes me want to get out into the garden. Joan

Anonymous said...

Hi Cambria,
I am tagging you as I love your cards and dont know many bloggers.This is the first time I have done something like this.

The rules of the game:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

have fun

Michele Kovack said...

Love these!!! Maybe we could go to rehab together? Cuz I seriously have a problem too..... :)

Barb said...

Wow this card is fabulous. I just
got this set and I love it. I may have to case yours for sure.

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are awesome Cami. Great job with the sketch. Have a great week.

Alesha Walls said...

Great cards - I'm going to try to duplicate them!