Monday, July 26, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Farewell Blog Hop & Sketch Tuesday

Hey friends!  A while back Heather from Skipping Stones Design gave the DT members the option to stay or leave when our term was up this summer.  After mulling it over for several months and then having some things come up in my life I have decided that it is time for me to bid a fond farewell to the Skipping Stones Design Team.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the team and have had a blast sharing new stamps with all of you, too.  I have met some really neat and creative people on the DT and will miss them.  Thank goodness for Facebook, right?  So this will be my last official post as a Skipping Stones Design Team member.
Today we celebrate the release of two new stamp sets, ""Friendly Fruit" and "Timeless Textures" which I posted on yesterday’s blog post for a sneak preview.

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 Kim Kesti’s blog.

Combined with the blog hop today, it's also Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday which means the Design Team is showcasing another great sketch creation from Kim Kesti. We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD035 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 and a DT call soon will be going out so you never know....

Here is today’s sketch from Kim Kesti:

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Here is the card I made using SSD’s new set “Friendly Fruit”:


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(Please excuse the bad photo.  I had a hard time again this evening trying to photograph this card.)
I had this fun idea to cut out a window with a Nestabilities Square die and emboss the frame around it.  It’s a little difficult to see in the first photo so here’s an up close snapshot:

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The strawberry and some of the fruits on the patterned paper and the dots on the bottom patterned paper are blinged up with a glitter pen as is the Sweet in the sentiment. It truly sparkles in real life. I used some Kaisercraft rhinestones to adorn the corners of the frame and CTMH organdy ribbon to tie an accent on the main focal point.  The sentiment and strawberry (which was stamped using paper masks) are stamped using CTMH inks.  Papers are Basic Grey’s Nook & Pantry. (Yum, Yum!)

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out today’s Skipping Stones Design sketch.  I hope you have a fabulous trip on this blog hop!

~ Inky Smiles

PS.  Your next stop is the fabulatastic Peggy Russell who never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful cards and stitching.

Skipping Stones Design http://www.skippingstonesdesign.com/
Kim Kesti http://www.kimberlykesti.typepad.com/
Erin Grotegut http://www.inkysmiles.blogspot.com/
Peggy Russell http://www.beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com/
Kandi Phillips http://www.kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
Dina Kowal http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/
Michelle Giraud http://www.twisted-chick.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Ingle http://www.justjingle.blogspot.com/
Heidi Van Laar  http://www.vanlaardesigns.blogspot.com/
Amanda Sewell http://www.inkspirations.blogspot.com/
Chelsea Van Wyk http://www.scraptasticvoyage.blogspot.com
Angela Thomas http://www.sparkleandbling.blogspot.com

Don’t forget to stop and share the love for the other DT girls’ creations!

13 comments:

Jeanne said...

As tough a decision as this must have been, good for you for making it! This card is lovely, and having those papers in my stash I can attest to it's sparkly-ness!

You are certainly going out with a bang, Sweetie!

Chelsea said...

Awww, turned out super cute!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Great idea!!! I've loved working with you on the DT - thank goodness for Facebook so we can keep in touch!!

PS - If my sets had arrived on time - this was the DP I was going to use too.

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is just adorable! I love the window and that sweet ric-rac!

(-: Heidi

Camishel said...

What a cute card!

catnap said...

Love the "window treatment." All the little details are so cool.

Barb's Boys said...

I love the cut out Erin and the paper just screams summer! I've really enjoyed your work, but I'm a follower on your blog so keep posting!

karen said...

I love the paper. kind of makes it sweet-sour with the citrus

mahuntington said...

I love the cut out window. That technique always looks so classy.

Gailanne said...

Thanks for your creative contributions to Skipping Stones...hope the next designer is as gifted as you. Love the Friendly Fruit card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cool card!!

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site inkysmiles.blogspot.com
Is this possible?

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site inkysmiles.blogspot.com
Is this possible?