Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Scatter Joy - Skipping Stones Sketch

Cats scatter joy just by being cats!  <3

Hi, Friends.......

I'm here with a card I made for the Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Challenge.  I am immediately attracted to sketches that have a large circle in them because I have this ginormous circle punch that I LOVE to use (on scraps)!!  :)  My punch makes the perfect size circle for my plethora of 3-1/2" wide scraps and the circle fits perfectly inside some pretty doilies I have!  (Yes, I know...I know... you have seen me do this before, but there might be some newer peeps visiting that haven't!  Probably not....but, oh, well....  Ha!)

I started pulling out some scraps and spied this aqua print piece with a bit of apricot in it.  Aha....that's what I will do.  I began pulling out other aqua pieces, thinking I would go monochromatic.  Then I spied some apricot/orangey paper.  Wow...LOVE this color combo!!!  Scrap bags be hanged....I went right to the shelf where I had a brand-new pad of DCWV paper-backed burlap in spring colors.  Oh, yes!!!!  (THIS LINK is not the same stack...different colors...but same fabulous product.  Can't find a link to the color variety that I am using.  Sorry!)

The problem was...it had both the aqua AND the orange color I wanted.  Which to make?  Which to make??? Why not both?  :)  Which do you like better?  I think I like the one with the aqua burlap better.

I punched two vellum circles and used just the absolute sweetest stamp set that my crafty friend, Karen Ladd, sent me for my BD a couple weeks ago.  LOVE LOVE LOVE this set!!!!  (THANKS, Karen!!!) It is called Joy by My Sentiments Exactly.  I stamped the sentiment and hearts with Versafine ink in Smokey Gray and heat embossed with clear powder.  I love that the vellum lets you see the patterned paper behind it, and yet the pale gray stamping still is the focal point.

So with my two NBUS (never before used schtuff) things (the springy burlap and the stamps), I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS #6.  There is only another day or two left to enter, but you know me....why enter early when you can squeak in with an entry 5 minutes before the door slams shut!!  lol....  I hope you will join us!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  It is sunny here (for now) in North Central Idaho, but chilly.  My outside animals reposition themselves throughout the day like sundials to get the best advantage of any sunny rays.  :)  Such sweet creatures.


Thank you for the honor of entering these cards in the following challenges:
1. Skipping Stones Designs February Sketch Challenge
2. NBUS #6 - "Never Before Used Schtuff" lol...
3. Great Impressions March Challenge - Bunny Hop (Easter/Spring)
4. DRS Designs Challenge #216 - Bling it On
5. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #221 - Anything Goes Family Friendly


  1. It's lovely Janis and the two colours go so well together. Barbxx

  2. Love this color combo! That aqua burlap is amazing and I love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

  3. What a lovely creation! I adore the fabulous color combo--and I adore the different textures! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Sweet card...love your colors and that wonderful orange background, perfect!

  5. Taking a quick trip through your actual blog today rather than just reading the posts in my inbox... try not to be too stunned. : ) What a fun combo of burlap, vellum and doily!

  6. Such pretty cards, Janis. I love the soft sweet touches you've given these lovely cards. Great job. I just became your newest blog follower, and I would be so delighted to have you stop by my blog and also follow my blog. I need to make more new blog friends and blog followers, so I'd really appreciate having you stop by to follow me. Hope to see you there soon!

  7. Janis, I love all the texture on your cards and especially those fun coloured pieces of burlap! A great take on the sketch and a lovely sentiment. (And that kitty picture made my heart melt!)

  8. I love them both, Janis, and especially love the design since I've got a pad of those awesome colored burlap papers AND small doilies and I never think to use either on cards! Slap!

    I also love the second card you made! It's a gorgeous bright and festive birthday card! Speaking of, happy belated birthday!! Thank you so much for your enthusiastic support and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6 two times! I apologize for taking so long to come by and thank you. Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell


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