Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday: Blog Hop & SSD031 “Fall In Chocolate”

Last week I gave you a sneak peek at the Fangs or Fur stamp set and today we are celebrating the official release of the two new stamp sets, "Fangs or Fur" and “Chocolate Vol. 2”.  This is our "sweetest" release yet, whether you're a Twilight fan or a chocolate lover, we have something for you!!  

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 Teri Anderson’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 Teri Anderson.

Here’s Teri’s sketch for today:


This sketch was perfect for BOTH sets of stamps and I had a blast playing with it but ultimately I decided to go with something chocolatey this week.  Yum, yum, yum….

Introducing Chocolate Volume 2 from Skipping Stones Design:

And a little treat made with this delightful stamp set! Who can resist chocolate covered strawberries on a sweet summer day?  Not me, that’s for sure!  Here’s my card:


I had a brand new 6x6 pack of Basic Grey Nook and Pantry paper staring at me from the back of my desk and decided it would be PERFECT for a sweet tooth card.  So off I went a layering and a stitching. Peggy Russell gave me some advice on threads and I switched to a shinier, prettier thread (this one is a lemony Coast and Clark) and it has made the difference in my stitching love.. lol!  Thanks Peggy!  My poor Bernina got a workout on this card!

Here’s a close up of the stitching and new thread:


It’s hard to tell in the main photo, but I did sponge a little chocolate love around the circle that the strawberries are on to add texture and dimension and not have it be quite so stark white.  


I created the “index/recipe” card in Photoshop and handwrote an entire recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberries because I wasn’t sure what would end up showing… lol…. well, if you pry up the top layers you would find an almost full recipe underneath, hehe!  I did cut off the bottom 1/3 of it.


We'd love for you to play along with the sketch. Just remember to use the keywords SSD031 if you are uploading to any online galleries or link your card at the Skipping Stones Blog. We're always on the lookout for  Guest Designers so you never know....

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Your next stop is the wonderfully talented Peggy Russell.

~Inky Chocolatey Smiles!

Oh, and PS – since you’ve followed along this far… how about a little something SWEET?    I have a package of Chic Martini stamps from Skipping Stones Design to give away to one lucky winner!  Just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on Monday, July 12th using a random number generator.


Here’s the Hop Order in case you reach a broken link along the way.  {Please note that while some artists may have their posts up already, the hop doesn’t officially start until 10 am EST.}

Skipping Stones Design http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
Teri Anderson http://terisplace.wordpress.com/
Erin Grotegut http://inkysmiles.blogspot.com/
Peggy Russell http://beautifulgreetings.blogspot.com/
Kandi Phillips http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/
*SPECIAL GUEST*  Jodi Collins http://stampingalatte.blogspot.com/
Michelle Giraud http://twisted-chick.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Ingle http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Amanda Sewell http://www.inkspirations.blogspot.com/
Chelsea Van Wyk http://www.scraptasticvoyage.blogspot.com/
Angela Thomas http://sparkleandbling.blogspot.com/


Jodi Collins said...

How DELICIOUS Erin! LOVE these new stamps and the gorgeous papers you used!!!

Chelsea said...

Great card! Love the added recipe.

skippy stamps said...

Those stawberries look almost as nummy as Jacob's Chest!!! I love the reciepie card idea!!! GREAT JOB!

Unknown said...

Great idea with the recipe - Yummy!

Lillian Child said...

A day without chocolate is a day without sunshine - love your sweet card creation!

Anonymous said...

Nice card. I love the stitching.

Sparkplug17 said...

This is just darling!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Such a "sweet" card!! I'm not sure if I want to go stamp or go have some chocolate.....lol! Maybe both!!

Angela Thomas said...

HOW much fun!!! Love it!!!

Mmmm... now I want chocolate dipped strawberries!

Jingle said...

Your card is so fun! I love the patterns you brought together! Awesome!

kathy s said...

what better way to spend a day than eating chocolate strawberries and crafting with some yummy paper. love your card Erin

CraftyRia said...

Your card is great! I love the papers.

The Chic Martini stamp set is so very cool! I need that!

CraftyRia said...

Your card is great! I love the papers.

The Chic Martini stamp set is so very cool! I need that!

Camishel said...

What a great card! Love the colors and how you did that...

Kay D said...

Adorable card- love those strawberries, and you're right, that patterned paper is perfect! Love your stitching too, btw!

Barb Turpin said...

Great card Erin, love the colors and the excellent stitching...you inspire me to want to pull out my machine, I've never stitched on paper before...love chocolate covered strawberries!

Anonymous said...

I love your card. I think I need to try to do the stitching because it looks great.
This is my first Blog Hop and it is so awesome.

Kathi Carlson said...

Yummy card, Erin!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!!