Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Polka Dot Friends, STS22 & NBUS1

Greetings, Stampers! It's time for another challenge at Seize the Sketch, and this week the amazing Lori Tecler has a sketch for us. I think I love it! You must see how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch, too. They are all so incredibly talented! 

I'm using some new goodies for the first time, including a new-to-me stamp set, Polka Dot Pieces. I've always wanted this set and was so happy to see it carry over into the new SU Annual Catalog. 

My friend, the sweet and hilarious Darnell Knauss, is celebrating 500 followers and her very first challenge, NBUS1. You go, Darnell! The challenge is to use Never Before Used "Schtuff" with a friendship theme in your project. What fun! So, what I'm using for the first time is my Polka Dot Pieces stamp set, Hello Honey paper and ink, and Mossy Meadow ink. I hope to play along again and dust off something ancient and NBU! 

Each of the flower layers were cut out with punches (listed below) and separated with Dimensionals. Super easy! I love the two new In-Colors, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow, combined with Real Red. 

The matching envie... Are you getting tired of seeing my envelopes? I just want to remind you (and me) to give them some inky love, too! 

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Pieces
Card Stock: Hello Honey, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Maritime
Ink Pads: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Real Red
Punches: 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1/2" Circle, Two Step Bird Punch
Accessories: White Baker's Twine
All products Stampin' Up unless otherwise indicated

Please play along with us this week at Seize the SketchStop by and say hello to the rest of our awesome Design Team, too!

Inky hugs!


Colleen Dietrich said...

This is very sweet, Sandy!

LeAnne said...

I have wanted this set too....STILL don't have it! I love what you did with it! I didn't realize the NBUS challenge was from Darnell....that's bound to be a hoot and a hit!!! I'll have to play along!

Marybeth said...

Sandy I love the clean look of your design, just beautiful! Darnell is a sweetheart, and I couldn't be happier for her.

Katie Melhus said...

Love the texture and patterns your stamping has - looks great! Thanks for letting me know Darnell is having a challenge - love her!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty cards! I like the colors that you used!

Jen Mitchell said...

Sandy this is terrifically fresh and fun! I love the patterns on the paper and the stamped images. What a great way to add "texture!"

~amy~ said...

super pretty!

~Tammy~ said...

Super sweet Sandy!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome clean stamping!!

Darnell said...

No, I never get tired of seeing you add the envie flare, Sandy! I am, however, rather bruised about the right side of my head, because every time I see one, I reach up and smack myself!

I love your QACAS and colorful card! It is such a perfect and sweet inspiration for the sketch challenge! Thank you so much for your kind words, for joining my NBUS Challenge, and for spreading the word to your readers! I appreciate it! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the fun layered flower.

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent interpretation of the sketch. love the textures and color. The flower is awesome.

Bonnie said...

I hadn't looked twice at this stamp set until now! I love how you used this set and these colors together! I fee a CASE coming on!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hullo Sandy

Your card is so crisp and clean and fits the sketch perfectly. I think its so pleasing on the eye - its going to be a touching gesture for a lucky someone, for sure!