Monday, May 31, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday: SSD027 Home of the Brave

Hey friends! 

I need to apologize for being away so long.  No drama, just life, and when life gets busy around my place my blog is the very last thing on my mind and very first thing to get pushed to the back of the line.  Brent took the last 5 days off of work and we’ve just been hanging out and enjoying having “nothing” to do.  We have gotten some house projects done, took care of the car and settled with insurance, bought a couple of new toys and discovered a new hobby.   I did completely space giving details on June’s Scrap My Scraps Challenge.  I will post about that tomorrow. I PROMISE :)

Moving along…

 

We’re starting with another month of sketches with Skipping Stones Design this week.  June’s sketch artist is Teri Anderson.  You may have seen her sketches in Papercraft’s “Go To Sketches”.

Here’s Teri’s first sketch for the month of June:

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I hope you all have had a marvelous Memorial Weekend and Memorial Day!!   I love the summer months and all the patriotic celebrations.  We have MUCH to celebrate living in America and MUCH to be grateful for. As an Army Brat I get particularly verklempt and carry a huge smile in my heart at each special holiday.   Yesterday, Memorial Day, we celebrated and honored those men and women who currently serve, have served, and have given their lives for the freedoms we treasure. In addition to many friends, both my grandfather and father served our country and I am eternally grateful for them. 

This is my card for our first sketch.  It is simple (relatively quick to create), to the point and honors those who have served.

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I used SSD’s Home of the Brave stamp set that was released last month.   I love the fireworks and they screamed at me to use embossing powder.  Each star (cut with my new toy) is popped up with a pop dot and I blinged out the edges with a clear gel glitter pen and distressed the fronts with a chalk ink pad.  I did some random stitching at the top right corner and outlined the Provo Craft patterned paper with a straight stitch. I needed a gold brad for the center star, but only had silver so I heated it up with my heat gun and dipped it in the embossing powder.  Worked like a charm :)

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Thanks for popping by!  See you later this week!

~Inky Smiles!

Supplies:
Stamps – Skipping Stones Design Home of the Brave
Inks – CTMH, Colorbok, Versamark, Sakura Clear Glitter Pen
Papers – misc CTMH & Provo Craft (super ancient patriotic pad
Misc –CTMH gold ep, heat gun, my new toy, thread, Bernie, AC pop dots & tabs

5 comments:

Jeanne said...

Erin! I've missed you! It's so good to "see" you again and to know that all is going well in your neck of the woods.

Your card is fabulous! Love everything about it. Those stars look terrific. Great idea to change those silver stars to gold.

You are also a tease...you mention new toys and a new hobby, yet you don't share what they are! I hope you'll spill the beans soon!

Enjoy your summer!

Chelsea said...

Love the decorative paper! Great card!

Barb's Boys said...

What an exciting card! Love the embossed gold fireworks with the matching star, and the stitching just adds so much to the overall effect.

kathy s said...

OK fess up- what new toy and What new hobbie- surely paper crafting is a full time comitment - LOL. have missed you love your card- and happy memorial day to you all over there from us down under.

Kathi C. said...

Can't wait to hear about the new hobby! In the meanwhile, your card is awesome. LOVE that so-true sentiment.