Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hey Sugar!

Hey there friends! I am back after spending some good quality Summer vacation time with my boys. I just can't believe how this summer is zipping by. I have to admit, I am not ready for my guys to go back to school.  I am probably going to miss these carefree days more than them! Also, my oldest is going into the seventh grade. I just can't even fathom that he is going to be a "teen" in just a couple of months! Ack, I feel old. Well, not really. I will always be young at heart.

Enough of my rambling. I know you want to get to the card, right?! Ha.  I have been loving the Retro Sketches challenge blog and have finally gotten a chance to play. Seriously, they have the best sketches and a killer design team.  You should really check it out if you haven't yet. The concept behind it is brilliant. 

I used this week's sketch and pulled out a "new to me" Paper Smooches stamp set to come up with this CAS card. I paper-pieced the ice cream using this adorable 6 x 6 pad and the cone from my current favorite Studio Calico pad.  Oh, and that cute little pinked edge...it is a Die-Namics die that was only $2.99!! You can't beat that. You can find it here.

As you can see, I swayed a little from the sketch. That's the beauty of sketches. They are always a great starting point to get the creativity flowing. I almost always end up with a card completely different from what I intended!

So, here's a crafty confession.  I originally loaded up the ice cream piece with star dust Stickles. It turned into a Stickle-trastophy! Apparently, I was a bit heavy-handed with the sparkle and it just looked awful and bumpy. I ended up tearing that part off and re-doing that part. I am posting a picture that I took last night that somehow looks a lot better than it did in real life!

So, what do you think? To Stickle or not to Stickle? Maybe a re-do with  a thinner layer?
I am also entering this into the Anything Goes Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher. Yeah, count me in on that!!

Oh, one more thing that will make some of you very happy! I am updating my stamps for sale page with a TON of stamps! Great prices too! Don't forget to check back. I will post as soon as I get it updated. 

Enjoy the rest of your day!



  1. I love all the sparkle! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

  2. I really love both with and without stickles. Super sweet and cute card.

  3. Cute card, Kimmy! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!


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