Friday, November 2, 2012

do you sketch what i sketch?

i am always excited when the new prompts go up at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ but somehow, i am especially happy when we have a sketch, because there's just something SO COOL about seeing that whole row of thumbnails where every layout is the same... and yet each card is still unique and different! i love that! and this time the sketch in question has been provided for us by the uber-talented allison fillo, which means you are SURE to love it! i know i've mentioned allison's blog a zillion times, but i'll say once again, whether you're looking for papercrafting inspiration from her own lovely work, OR checking out her brilliant round-up feature of ALL the week's sketches from around the blogospher, OR even just in the mood for something fun and funny to make you smile, stampin' when i can is definitely the place to go!

but now, let me show you my card, because i really like this one:

 (vintage: german scrap santa, hungarian text paper; patterned paper: basic grey; rhinestones: tps ("joy") and k and co; tape: 7 gypsies; ink: colorbox; adhesives: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

for once i have followed the sketch soooooooooo very faithfully, i almost don't even need to show it to you, but allison does such a nice job on things like this; plus you will no doubt want to download a copy so you can play along with us, so of course i will:

you can see that i even took the idea of giving some of my mats having rounded corners right from the sketch! that's what i call full-service inspiration! :)

i'm linking up with patrice at 52-card pickup, and urge you to do so, as well!  the pink elephant is looking for vintage or shabby chic elements this week, and of course i have this lovely santa that i found in new york several years ago, i've been saving him for just the right thing... and when i saw the sketch i knew THIS was it! i hope you will hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ now, to see allison's and stephanie's gorgeous cards and then start planning what YOU will do with this gorgeous sketch!


  1. Allison is definitely among the best :) Love that girl! That vintage Santa is so awesome, and the JOY rhinestones? LOVE THEM!

  2. Pure awesomeness!

    How's it going? (I was going to type that I thought about you while I was taking an extra hot shower but that sounds completely and totally wrong. Yep, weirding out your other blog readers is just one of the services I offer. ;-) )

  3. Wow! She definitely has a cool blog ... I never knew that all those sketches were there ... TFS ... Love your card ... great sketch too!

  4. I just love that fabulous Santa ... so perfect to take front & center on the sketch design.

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! I just love this one! So colorful and upbeat!

  6. Love the vintage Santa image my friend. And I have to say you rocked this sketch. It does look like a fun one to try...


  7. Oh, this is fantastic! Such a great Santa and a fabulous sketch too! LOVE this!

  8. Super take on that sketch...loving the vintage Santa!


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