Thursday, November 7, 2013

SweetStamps Guest Designer!

Good morning, Friends!
Today I'm posting a special card I made for the SweetStamps blog (AND for my brother's birthday, of course!) a Guest Designer for the month of November! I think its an honor to be asked to be a Guest Designer so I'll be putting extra effort into my card creating this month!
Here's the first one:

This is a center-step card which is the monthly technique challenge going on at SweetStamps from Oct.15-Nov.14. But I am also combining it with the weekly challenge: Nature

The instructions for making a center-step card are included on the SweetStamps blog...well, all you need to do is click on a word and the instructions show up! Easy-peasy! If you have never tried a step card I would recommend trying this one...its quite easy and the results are amazing!

The lovely tree stamp I used is a SweetStamps stamp "Tree #1" is the "old fashioned wish" sentiment.  And the picket fence on the front of the card is a CheeryLynnDesigns die "Garden Gate" which I also purchased at the online SweetStamps store.
The "Happy Birthday" on the front is an Inkadinkadoo stamp, and the Bible verse inside is a Verve stamp.
Other ingredients:
Circle die - Spellbinders "Anglaise Lace"
Ink - TH Distress "Walnut Stain"
Cardstock - from my stash
Colored pencils
Metallic stud embellishments - Michaels
Leaves - REAL nature!

Challenges: - #247 Autumn Colors - #55 Autumn Splendor - #105 Anything Goes - Autumn - More than one fold - Fall Leaves or Feathers - #102 Birthday Celebrations -Make It Monday #145 Harvest Time - #7 Halloween and/or Autumn - #42 Photo Inspiration - Wreath - Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge #287

Thanks for stopping by today! There is still time to enter both challenges at SweetStamps...the "center-step card" challenge goes until Nov.14 @ 11pm and the "Nature" challenge until Nov.11 @ 11pm. Join us for some fun, inspiration and prizes!


Donna K said...

Fabulous fall step card, Sandie! I love your coloring along with that wonderful fence along the front. Just beautiful! I have a few things in common with you…a daughter named Sandie, I'm from Michigan and cards! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and being our guest at Have a lovely day!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always love seeing what you create- and am so excited you are joining us for November!!! Yeah! For November, I will be posting your cards to the DT board at Pintrest and not the customer board too : )

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Gasp!! This is stunning and such a beautiful Nature card!! Love the colors and the finished inside of your card. Great having you as our guest this month at SweetStamps.

Kerry said...

What a beautiful card you've made. The layout and colours are fantastic. Thank you for joining in with our Autumn challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Basslady said...

a fantastic and very creative card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

sandie said...

absolutely stunning. I love the colouring of your trees and the richness of the colours of the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Ink

Amy A said...

Stunning card Sandie. Lovely design and details. Love the fence...adds that extra touch! Love it!Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion Challenges this week.


~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a lovely center step card! LOVE how it seems to be even more 3D with the center step panels on each side having the tree image stamped on them! LOVE!! Beautiful design! So excited to have you guest designing with us!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really beautiful, Sandie! I love it, and I thank you SO MUCH for sharing it in our challenge this week. Your cards are always SO amazing, and this one is no exception. Thank you for stopping by to play along with us and please join us again soon.
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Anonymous said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the unique fold and the tree is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing this fall creation at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Nikki Stalker said...

What a lovely centre-step card you have created. Love the added die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Jo said...

A beautiful card, a great shape & love the gorgeous colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Unknown said...

love this step card. you did a great job with it. Love the coloring of the trees too. thanks for playing at parade your crafts

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

Lynn said...

That is a beautiful tree! Saw your card at the Kraft Journal and it really caught my eye. Neat blog too.

jessica said...

Such a beautiful card! Awesome design!!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge :)

MJ said...

I am so sorry I am so late on commenting on your beautiful card. I love how you made the sketch work for this card. Awesome idea, so many special touches to the card too. You really rocked it! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Kimbo said...

This is just gorgeous and so much wonderful detail. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Saints Rule! said...

Love your beautiful project! Thanks for inspiring me and thanks for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Sam K said...

Really beautiful card. You can see the effort you have putin :) Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion Challenges x
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Little Pear Tree

Stephanie said...

WOW!! What a stunning card! I love the tree and the way you colored it. It's a fantastic card inside and out. Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.