Wednesday, April 8, 2009

One Sketch, Two Versions

Have you seen the CUTE stamps at Stamps and Smiles? Yikes, they are adorable! I've seen so many wonderful samples, I couldn't resist getting a set of my own. I chose Egg Hunt, and used that set for the Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge #9.And here are my versions... I used the same design for both, but changed up the colors.
I can't decide which I like better. I got the idea for layering the scalloped edge punched borders from one of my favorite designers Cindy Haffner. Cindy is a master of layering, I tell ya. I want to be her when I grow up!

The paper is from Stampin Up... for the first one, it's Bashful Blue cardstock and Delicate Dots DSP (from SAB), and the second one is Certainly Celery cardstock with Tea Party DSP. The border punches are Martha Stewart Crafts, except I did use the SU Eyelet Border punch for one of the layers on the green/pink card. And can I say I'm LOVIN' the scalloped oval punch in the SU Occasions Mini Catalog! It works perfectly with the SU Large Oval punch for layering.

The images are colored with my Copic markers. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I colored the eggs in Mama Bunny's basket with my atyou Spica pens. Love, love, love the sparkle!

Gotta run and eat my lunch. I've managed to sneak one vacation day this week while my kids are on Spring Break, and my DH just brought us lunch. What a nice guy, eh? I think I'll keep him.

Question of the day: What are you doing for Easter?

We are going to church (of course) and then to the Club with friends for brunch. It's one of those special brunches where you have to eat in stages because there is so much food! Like my husband always tells the kids... don't go away hungry! Me, I'm happy that I don't have to clean my house and cook. (hee hee) I'm sure after we get home, the guys will be glued to The Masters on TV, and I shall sneak away to stamp. Bliss!

Whatever you do, I hope you have a truly blessed day. Thanks for stopping by!


Patti J. said...

OMG, these guys are just adorable! Great job on your cards! By the way, I wish I was in sunny Calif. this week! It's still a bit cool for April in MO.! Our son lives in LA and is always rubbing it in!!! Have a great night.

Debbie Pamment said...

These are soo cute Lisa - I can't make up my mind which one I prefer either!! The layering of the punched borders is inspired - you may have got it frm someone else but you've used it - there are so many ideas rattling around in my head I forget to use and pass on!!!

Hope you have a WONDERFUL Easter - ours will be fairly quiet - am babysitting a friend's dog and making sure Sarah gets her holiday homework done - final year of high school - the pressure is ON!!

Easter hugs dear friend....xXx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Lisa :) Awww your samples are SO sweet! LOVE the sweet layouts and your coloring is amazing!

Enjoy your NEW stamps! Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles,
Jennifer :)

Chantelle said...

What an adorable stamp set. Love the two cards you've made and the colours are gorgeous. Great job colouring in!

Susan (coffeeforme) said...

I was looking for you today and I see you are home stamping! Lucky girl. This little bunny stamp set makes the cutest cards. Both are adorable. Enjoy your holiday, we don't have any big plans this weekend. Take care,


Vanessa H. said...

Those are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing. Love the colors.

Stamp and Smile said...

O' girly!!! Such fun and adorable Easter cards... I couldn't pick which I like better! You just have such fantastic EYE CANDY on every post... :) Yes, Cindy does have cool ideas on layering and her embellies... WOW'zer!

We are traveling over Easter. To my folks and brother lives in the area. So I'll see my niece and nephew which he as a birthday we are celebrating also... Busy!! So that's why I haven't been blogging much this week. (Stamping and getting gifts ready!) Have a great Easter Lisa and to your family... I hope the chocolate Easter bunny finds you! Smiles... Michelle :)

Kristine said...

OH WOW...honestly I can't decide which color combo I like best? I think it's the green/pink one, but the blue is so springy and fresh too! Awesome job Lisa!! :)

I'm having 6 family members over--was 5, now it's growing! EEEEKS!!! I'm thankful for a hubby who helps me clean house!! (although he only cleaned his little corner behind his recliner!--Oh well, better than nothing!)

Unknown said...

these are simply amazing! love the colors and the precious scenes you've created!

thanks for playing along with last week's sketch, and i hope to see you again this week!