HLS October 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m so happy that you’ve come to visit. 🙂 This is the first of two posts today. If you are looking for my MMCC post please click on the photo below to go to that post:

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I have a bright Autumnal card to share with you today for HLS’ October 2015 Sketch Challenge.

This month’s challenge is sponsored by:

Winner will receive a $5 discount code to the Happy Little Stampers store!

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Random Draw with chance to win 5 digis

This month we have the fabulous Valentyna of “Flourishtina” as our guest designer.  Please drop by and welcome Valentyna. 🙂

Here’s the Sketch:
Yet another fun sketch!

Here’s my card:

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I used SU’s Vintage Leaves and the corresponding dies. I colored them in with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers with a red/orange/yellow ombre color combination. Then I blended the colors with an aqua-painter brush. I did some fussy cutting on the sentiment strip, the wavy dotted line and the “clouds”.

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The sentiment is from PTI’s Scripted stamp set and the dotted line is from PTI’s Southwestern Style Stamp Set. I can’t remember the name of the embossing folder, but it’s made by Sizzix. I’m going to play along at The Daily Marker’s: 30 Day Coloring Challenge,  Uniko’s Challenge #25: Autumn/Fall with a twist of Thanks, Time Out’s Challenge #41DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challnege- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes and at The Male Room’s Challenge #20: Autumn/Fall.

IMG_0414edited Please stop by Happy Little Stampers to see what the rest of the Design team came up with for October’s Sketch challenge. You have the entire month of October to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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Frogs

Today I have some fun frog cards to share with you.

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I’m going to play this first card CASology’s Week 159: Aquatic Challenge this week. I’m also going to play this over at SSS Monday’s Homegrown Summer. Maybe it’s a strange “leap”, but frogs remind me of home, growth and summer. Growing up in Maine, I spent a lot of time catching frogs with my brother during the summer months. We also gathered frog eggs in the Spring and would watch as they turned into tadpoles.

I used some of my home made bubble bg paper for this card. You can read more about it here.

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I made another frog card too……this one is a bit less CAS. I’m going to play this over at The Male Room’s Challenge #16 – Theme – Vacation/On the Beach.

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The sentiment stamp is from PTI’s Swoosh Sentiment stamp set. I can’t tell you who made the frog because I was given a bunch of different ones by my friend, Cindy. They were not in the original package, but they sure are cute! I stamped the frog image in VersaFine Onyx and and then added some silver with a Uniball gel pen.

IMG_6002editedI edited a PTI Happily Ever After stamp……..can you see my “punny” edit?

Thanks for hopping by!!

XO

Melissa

P.S. My brother and his wife have a new baby in their house. My niece, Zinnia, was born on Sunday! It’s amazing to see their new little baby on FaceTime! She’s beautiful.

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AAA Cards: Game #45 -Happiness

Today, I have Happy Summery card to share with you.

IMG_9727editedI’m going to play this for Design Team consideration over at AAA Cards: Game #45: It’s So Hot!

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also at, The Male Room’s Challenge #16 – Theme – Vacation/On the Beach.

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Melissa

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AAA Cards: Game #45 – Flip Flop Fun

Today, I have a fun flip-flop card to share with you.

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I’m going to play this for Design Team consideration over at AAA Cards: Game #45: It’s So Hot!

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and The Male Room’s Challenge #16 – Theme – Vacation/On the Beach.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Melissa

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AAA Cards: Game #45 – Cool Blue Summer

Today, I have a cool blue Summery card to share with you.

I’m going to play this for Design Team consideration over at AAA Cards: Game #45: It’s So Hot!

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and The Male Room’s Challenge #16 – Theme – Vacation/On the Beach.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Melissa

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