Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday: Blog Hop, A Little Candy & SSD020

Happy Tuesday, blogging friends!

Welcome to Skipping Stones Design’s Blog  DT  Blog Hop to celebrate the release of two new stamp  sets, Birthday Donuts and Whispering Wings.  If you just happened upon my blog today, you’ll want to go back to the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived from Kimberly Crawford’s blog. 

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great creation from Kimberly Crawford. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD020 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We'll be looking soon for Guest Designers so you never know....

Here’s this week’s sketch, SSD020:


I flipped it and rotated it in PSE….


I had all sorts of ideas for this sketch, but I had to reel it in a little due to time and pain tolerance constraints (but that’s a another story) so I sat down after dinner and played around with the  Birthday Donuts set and some sample papers from Sassafrass Lass.

I really wanted to use the Birthday Donuts for this card, but I didn’t want to color another card for a few reasons:  1) I don’t have the “right colors” in watercolor pencils 2) I don’t have a watercolor penbrush thingy to use my brown ink pads, 3) I have just one brown Copic, and 4) I didn’t want to color. LOL!

SOOOOOOO… I decided to play around with some paper piecing using my favorite donut stamp from the set.

Here’s what I came up with.


And here’s the same image very roughly edited with a different background, thanks to PSE… It’s fun to see how different colored backgrounds change how a piece appears.

Anyway… back to today’s bidniss… Since one of my favorite type of donut is a “cake” donut I decided to make the donut out of a chocolatey brown felt and then frost it with some delightful pink frosting.  I stamped the image onto some scrap cardstock and cut it apart, using the pieces as templates for my donut and frosting.  The candles are stamped direct to some scrap Sassafrass Lass paper and then lit up with some Crystal Effects and yellow glitter.

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I just wanted a chunky, funky card this time so I layered up chunks fo my fav paper pieces from Sassafrass Lass’ newest release, some pink tulle, an itty bitty zipper I’ve had for ages and never knew what to do with and a big tag made from some SL paper.  I like to think the zipper is keeping the secret of how many birthdays and donuts I’ve really had. *wink*


And even though I don’t usually decorate the inside of cards I thought this one needed it so I layered up some SL papers and stamped a sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you had a pleasant visit!  Please continue on this hop by visiting Kandi Phillips’ blog next!

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PS… I’ve got some candy to share today!  Heather sent me a brand new copy of Funny Coffee Vol I to share with some lucky winner this week.  Here’s how you can win:

* What is your favorite “secret” treat?   Leave a comment on this post and tell me and I will draw a winner on Friday, April 16th. 

Inky Smiles!

Sweet Supplies:
Stamps:  Skipping Stones Design Birthday Donuts
Ink:  CTMH Ocean, Hollyhock, misc yellow chalk ink
Paper:  Various scraps of Sassafrass Lass new release pieces
Misc:  Doodlebug glitter, Crystal Effects, Homemade Glimmer Mist, Zipper, Adhesive, Tulle, AC Foam Tabs, misc Archivers CS, thread, Bernie the Bernina.


Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, Erin! This is absolutely adorable! LOVE the felt donut and the addition of the zipper!

Hope you are feeling better these days, but with the reference you made, I'm thinkin' maybe not! Uh oh!

mycardz said...

Hi Erin! Oooooooooo, I love your card! I'm just always amazed at your creativity, I could just spend hours studying all the amazing details you add to each and every one! I LOVE the zipper!! Very cool. Hope you're feeling better. hugz, Mary

Rae C. said...

Great, fun card! My secret (not so secret any more now) is Almond M&M's. I keep a bag for my "personal" use and, of course, for inspiration!

mylambboys said...

Adorable card! The zipper really sets it off!
Oh, my favorite secret treat is peanut m&m's.
Thanks for sharing!

Tkat said...

your card is so unique! great use of the zipper! it certainly made me look twice!!! ;)

my secret treat are peanut m&m's. i just don't get enough of them!! :p

Amanda said...

CA-UTE card girl! Love the sketch turned on its side! BRILLIANT!!!

Cyndy said...

recess peanut butter cups...my secret favorite treat...guess it's not so secret anymore! I love how you turned the card, it gave it a really new feel.

Ashleigh said...

Lovely card! I love the way you designed the inside of the card as well.

Those little mini Snicker bars--those are my favorite secret treat!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Secret treat-anything dark chocolate.

Sparkplug17 said...

What a fun and festive card!

Carol said...

So fun and funky!

Thanks for sharing.
Carol B

kathy s said...

I love your brown donut cake -makes me hungry just looking at it. my fave sneek treat at the mo is a chocolate croissant- if I want to indulge a bit more I zap in the the microwave for a few secs to melt the choc and warm it up- YUMMO

stampmonkey said...

This is so adorable! Love the zipper treatment, and your cupcake looks good enough to eat (and looks just like one of my favorite kinds --yum!). Fun sketch too!

Not sure why but I'm not receiving your updates...thought you were taking an awfully long break! ;S Wonder what's up with that?

stampmonkey said...

Oops! Almost forgot to spill the beans on my secret treat. ;) I love doughnuts (but rarely eat them)...or a big cup of Cold Stone's Mint Mint Chocolate Chocolate Chip ice cream. Sa-weet stuff for sure!

And I also was in such a hurry that I neglected to say I hope you're feeling better.

Barb Turpin said...

Very cute, love the texture and the zipper!

Barb Turpin said...

Oops forgot to mention my favorite treat...love Bailey's Irish Creme and coffee!

Rufus said...

Love your felt dounut! New sets from Skipping Stones are always something to look forward to! Secret treat ~ Hummm well one of them is flavored coffee creamers. Hooked on Belgian Chocolate Truffle at the moment!

Laurie Marmon said...

Love the card. The zipper is a different but great touch. My secret treat is Sour Patch Kids! I really shouldn't eat them but they just hit the spot for some sourness sometimes, you know?

CreativeMish said...

Cute! I really love how you added that zipper! Fun! The others are adorable too

Unknown said...

I love the zipper!
My secret treat is the Marshmellow Peeps. I stock up after Easter!!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Great card Erin - I LOVE the little zipper!!! And the donut from brown felt - wowie!

My favorite secret treat? I love to warm a brownie in the microwave and the spoon vanilla ice cream over it. Yummmmm.

Stacey Lyn Tippetts said...

Wow Erin! You really outdid your self! The zipper is so cool! (My favorite candy is jr. mints!)