Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Obsession - Card Sketch Sites

I am currently having a love affair with card sketch sites. Up until recently, I've found using sketches in cardmaking or scrapbooking more challenging than helpful, but somewhere along the way, I turned a corner, gave sketches another shot, and am now obsessed!

This is a sketch from 365 Cards -

This is my version of the sketch -

(I sure wish I could take better indoor photos!)

This is a sketch from Card Positioning Systems (CPS) -

And, this is my take -

This card also includes requirements from today's post, Challenge #45, at The Corrosive Challenge blog, which is to use two favorite embellishments on your card or project. I used ribbon on this card, and rhinestones - two of my favorite go-to embellishments for cards.

I haven't made any 'official' resolutions this year, but one of my aims with paper crafting is to use what I've already got and start digging into my stash - a common sentiment, it seems, among us crafters! I have SO much patterned paper from over the years - boxes of it - so, I'd like to start using it up and making some space under my desktop/countertop where I store it all.

Another of my goals with my card making is to have cards ready and on hand for the numerous family birthdays throughout the year. It's not like I don't know that they're coming, and yet inevitably, I'm flying around last minute as we're about to head out the door for a celebration, frantically slapping together a card. That's just dumb! So, with these two cards, I'm ready for my father-in-law's/grandma-in-law's birthday brunch next weekend! We all have busy lives - isn't it rewarding when you can cross something off of your gigantic, never-ending to-do list - even if it's one of the little things? After all, every little thing counts, wouldn't you agree?


Disneypal said...

I love card sketches too - your take on them are great.

~amy~ said...

Lovin' both of your cards....sketch challenges are addicting, aren't they?! I'm a proclaimed addict:) I should make the same resolution as you...dig into my stash rather than add to it...thanks for joining us over at 365 Cards!

Chrissy said...

That is so funny that we have the same thoughts on the new year! And it seems we are not alone! Maybe we can combine and make a card sketch- use your scraps blog!!! I love your cards they are gorgeous, and if you come up with a way to take better inside pics- please let me know! It is one of the reasons I never post- I make the card and then I can't get a good picture!
thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate hearing from you!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great cards, both of them! Like you, I'm addicted to doing sketch/color challenges and the more I find, the merrier:) Good luck using your stash, I've vowed to use mine up before buying more, and I got a gift of FIVE families of color coordinated cardstock w/buttons, inkpads, and no less than 28 rolls of ribbon! OY! Then the SU mini catty came today. What's a girl to do?! LOL

Gloria Stengel said...

Great job on the 365 Cards sketch! I also love sketches! They are my fav. challenge. Check my blog on Tuesdays as I have a sketch for CPC each week. I'd love to have you play along!


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