As I worked with this week’s Creative Juice sketch, my mind went to Fall or Autumn colors and flowers. Fall is HERE and I love the cooler weather. I wanted my colors to reflect some of that cool crispness too.
Each week I serve up a big glass of CREATIVE JUICE to get your creative juices flowing. Let me share this week’s card inspiration.
- Get creative with your color combinations.
- The doily could be a stamped image, Designer Paper or just an extra something peeking out.
You can print out the sketches each week OR you can save them to your computer. By doing this you will have sketch ideas at your fingertips, whenever you need them. Just click the pic to download or print it. Remember, you can always find them here if you go to the ‘Categories’ (located on the right side bar) and click on Creative Juice.
Here is what I came up with for today’s CREATIVE JUICE sketch…
Instead of a doily on the side, I chose to tear the edge which I then roughed up a little.
I used the Touches of Texture stamp set. This set has no sentiments so I chose sentiments from the Painted Harvest stamp set.
Gotta stamp the inside of the card too!
Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral make a wonderful Fall color combination on the “lighter” side. I really liked it!
I stamped off the Calypso Coral for my flowers to give it a softer look but the centers I stamped as usual. Love how it turned out!
Don’t you love the soft sponging on the edges? Oh, and all that speckle comes from the stamp set as well.
- Petal Pink – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
- Crumb Cake – 4″ x 4″, tear one edge
- Very Vanilla – 3″ x 3 ¾”
Here are the stamps and other products I used on my card today. Choose your favorite sentiment! I found the Painted Harvest stamp set to have, not only great images, but beautiful sentiments as well. To order anything you need to create the card, just click a pic!
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Saying good-bye is hard and today Christina has to say good-bye to her middle school students. She has been student teaching drama at a middle school for the last 6 weeks. She has learned a lot about teaching but she also learned to really love these kids. I know it will be tough to leave them but on the positive side, she will begin student teaching at a high school next week, which is what she plans on teaching when she graduates. You leave one adventure for another!
Boy do we have a BUSY weekend coming up! Tonight I am hosting a big party. I’m not really good at hosting parties. It’s just not my thing but each year, Mr. Awesome invites everyone from work over to celebrate the end of the fiscal year. It’s a party everyone looks forward to and his co-workers are super fun to hang out with. So yesterday, I did all the shopping and prepping and today, I get to get busy cooking. Gee, now I know why I’m not good at hosting parties – I hate to cook! Well, this is all finger food and if it weren’t for a CrockPot I would be a mess right now. Cocktail meatballs, barbecue little smokies, bacon wrapped sweet & sour water chestnuts, spinach dip, etc. No one should leave hungry, that’s for sure!
I absolutely loved the final result from today’s sketch. I think what I love most about Creative Juice is that I create the sketch itself and THEN I create a card. I never know what I will create but boy, that sketch makes the creativity so much more fun.
I hope that you will give this week’s card a try! When you’re done, send your card to someone who needs a little lift. A card in the mail makes such a huge difference to family and friends.
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