Sunday, June 27, 2010

InStyle Stamps: Soccer Man

Hi All,

I decided to make a CAS (Clean & Simple) card using Nathan from InStyle Stamps.  This is the perfect image for any guy card, and especially the soccer fanatics! Ahem, World Cup.

I only used a Whisper White card base with no other layers.  Now THAT is simple!  I took the base, as well as one of the Label 3 Nesties, and used that to emboss a frame, without cutting the paper.  With the Nesty still on the paper, I used that as a stencil to sponge some blue and green inks inside the frame, and I also stamped a misc grass stamp in Always Artichoke ink at the bottom.  I stamped the sentiment (from SU's Well Scripted) in Basic Black ink underneath the frame, and I also scored a vertical line on each side of the frame using my Scor-Pal.  I used my Mat Pack and paper piercer to place some blue brads along the left side next to the sentiment.

I printed Nathan onto PTI White CS, coloured him with Copics, cut him out, and mounted him on with Dimensionals. 

Now, don't forget, there are always sketch, colour, and hump day challenges running at the InStyle Stamps blog.  Remember to head on over to participate, and have a chance to win some great prizes (and I mean GREAT)!
AND, they are still having their DT call until July 16.  Click HERE to take a look.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 25, 2010

InStyle Stamps: June Blog Hop

Hi All,

Thanks so much for stopping by for this June blog hop with InStyle Stamps!  This month's theme was dual action: you could choose somethig patriotic, or something outdoors!  Well, I stuck with the outdoors theme and I used a barbeque image from ISS.  I am your first DT stop, and you should have arrived here from the ISS blog.

I made a cute book using my Bind-It-All, and some recycled cardboard box.  I decorated the front with the Flowers & Friends Simply Scrappin' Kit from SU.

The base is a rectangle of cardboard box, and the large base panel is Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, and DSP, and 2 of those pieces have the corners punched with a Ticket Corner Punch.  On the base, I also added a bunch of the stickers from the kit.  I tied some brown felt ribbon around the base, and added some miscellaneous charms to it using some Linen Thread.  The words were made using some Foil Thickers in black - nice and shiny.

I printed the BBQ onto Neenah Solar White CS twice, and coloured them in with Copics.  I cut one of them out with some Label Nesties, and I cut the main section out of the second one and layered it on top. 

I made this little book for some summer time pictures.  It goes with the card I made HERE.

Your next stop on the hop is the always-amazing Janelle!  Tell her I said hi! {waving}

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

InStyle Stamps Design Team Call

InStyle Stamps is looking for a new Design Team! If you love papercrafting, working with digital images and high quality rubber stamps, and enjoy sharing your creativity with others, then we are looking for you!

This is an open design team call for anyone in the United States (we currently have an international team as well - a new call will be held for that team later this year) to join our InStyle Stamps team! You must have an actively maintained blog and be willing to share your InStyle Stamps creations at least once a week. This DT term will run from August 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011 -- that is a six month commitment! This call will be open until July 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. At that time, we will email a free InStyle image to all of the finalists, and you will have until July 21, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST to submit a project using that InStyle image to us.From those submissions we will choose the next design team. New members will be notified via email no later than July 23, 2010!

Before submitting your application to join our team, please read through the requirements listed below. If you are not prepared to meet all of these obligations for the full term, please do not apply.

InStyle Stamps Design Team Requirements:
•Design Team duties will last for a period of six months and will include at least one InStyle Stamps related project per week on your blog.
•You will be required to create six (6) projects per month with InStyle Stamps images.
•You will be required to participate in four (4) company-sponsored challenges each month (these include a sketch challenge, a color challenge, an inspiration challenge, and a blog hop).
•You will be required to submit a tutorial or project to the company blog at least once a month - this is a separate project from posts that go on your personal blog; each designer will be assigned a specific date for these.
•As a team member, you will be expected to maintain up to date online galleries (such as Splitcoast Stampers, Papercraft Planet, SNR's Card Universe) that reflect your current work for InStyle Stamps. This helps keep our images visible and increases our exposure.
•You must be able to take quality photographs of your work.
•You must be able to complete projects in a timely manner. Schedules are given out well in advance so everyone has ample time to prepare their projects.

InStyle Stamps Designer Benefits:
•Six (6) free digital images to work with each month (to complete required projects)
•An additional two (2) free images for your own personal use per month
•The opportunity to work with sneak peek and new release images
•Opportunity to work with images not sold online (images that are available only in retail stores)
•50% discount on in-stock rubber stamps
•5% discount on digital images
•Other product discounts and perks
•You will be granted access to our Yahoo group
•You will receive a badge to display on your blog noting that you are a designer for InStyle Stamps
•You will receive a custom made watermark for your InStyle Stamps projects
•All images you receive during your term with InStyle Stamps are yours to keep forever

What Are We Looking for in a Designer?
•You must be able to properly color eyes on an anime image. We have a tutorial here. Not all of our images are anime, but quite a lot of them are.
•All images must be well colored (i.e. not outside of the image lines)
•Designers must demonstrate a good use of colors (ability to match, contrast, and complement), papers, and embellishments. We want cards and projects that are well balanced and focus on our images.

To be considered for a position on our Design Team, please do the following:
•Send an email to us at instylestampsdt(at)yahoo(dot)com with the following information: your name, a link to your blog, and three (3) examples of your best work NOT published on your blog.

**Remember - this call is open to anyone in the United States. You have until July 16th at 11:59 PM PST to apply. We look forward to seeing your work!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Some Odd Girl: Sleepy Mae

Hi All,

Today, I am participating in FOUR challenges with my card! I can't believe it!  I decided to use one of the new releases from Some Odd Girl: Sleepy Mae.  I couldn't resist her - she is soooo cute!

The first challenge is a sketch from the Allsorts Challenge blog:
I also played along with the AiFactory Challenge blog to implement some distressing!  On my card, I distressed the main panel, as well as the card base, and I also covered the main panel in distress ink.

Next, I played along with the Drunken Stampers Challenge blog: to use some sparkle, and to colour!  Well, since my favourite thing to do is to colour, I had no problem colouring Mae in with my Copic markers, and my bling is the Martha Stewart glitter and I covered Mae's pants in Sky Blue Shimmerz.

Lastly, I joined in with the Pile It On Challenge blog: to use stickers.  The large heart on my main panel is actually one of those Sticky Cutz stickers (I covered it in glitter).

My card base is Whisper White (distressed with a Distress Tool), followed by a layer of Night of Navy and Close to Cocoa.  The navy piece was punched with an SU edge punch as well.  I cut a bunch of squares out of Whisper White CS with my 1 3/4" Square punch, and embossed them with my Bloom Dots Cuttlebug folder.  I wrapped some White Organdy ribbon around that whole base layer.

For the main panel, I distressed some Whisper White CS using some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, and matted it with a Night of Navy piece.  Both of those were distressed with my distress tool from SU.  I took the Sticky Cuts sticker from SU, and stuck it to the panel, and covered it with some Martha Stewart glitter.

I printed Mae onto Neenah Solar White CS, coloured her with Copics, and cut her out with a thin white border around.  I painted her pj pants with Sky Blue Shimmerz, and covered the heart on her shirt with the same MS glitter.

- AiFactory #40: Distress It
- Allsorts #57: Sketch
- Drunken Stampers #21: Colouring and bling
- Pile It On #24: Stickers

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget - we have a new release over at Some Odd Girl every 2 weeks for the next little while.  The next one is coming up on June 29!  Also, be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl Challenge blog and enter your own creation in the current challenge to have a chance at winning some great prizes!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Showcase Monday: Sisters

Hi All,

Thanks for joining me on this lovely Monday in June!  Every Monday, The Town Scrapper blog has a showcase where all the Scrapettes get to show you projects they made using images that are sold at The Town Scrapper!  Phebe sells Mo Manning, so I chose her image called Stepsisters for my card.

Now, I don't have a stepsister, but I have a real sister, and I thought this image would be perfect for her upcoming birthday on June 30!  I would be the younger one on the left...

My card base is Whisper White.  Next, I added another white piece, which was embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, and matted with a Basic Gray piece.  I added some zigzag stitching all the way around that layer.  I wanted to keep the base simple, so that the focus would be on the main image.

I stamped the sisters in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Solar White CS, coloured them with Prismacolour Pencils, and cut them out with Label Two Nesties.   I added some ink around the outside to make the white stand out a bit on the white background.  There are also a few small dots of Fruit Punch Stickles on the pink dress - I was always the more girly one. LOL

I think my sister will like this - it will remind her of how annoying I was to her when we were young!

Make sure to stop by the TTS blog and check out what the whole DT are showcasing!  If you want any of the images, or need to ask Phebe any questions, you can contact her by email at or by phone at 519-882-0623.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Life is Good

Hi all,

I've been playing with my summer images from InStyle Stamps, and I'm having a blast!  I have made a very summer-y card with the Sand Bucket image. It is so much fun!

All my DSP, photo corners, sentiment & moments tag are from SU's Flowers & Friends Simply Scrappin' Kit.

My card base is So Saffron, followed by the DSP, and a Chocolate Chip mat, with the corners rounded.  I followed that with a Whisper White piece, with only the left corners rounded.  Next is a "memories" tag from the scrappin' kit. 

The sentiment is a bunch of separate stickers, and I mounted them onto 1/2" circles of Chocolate Chip CS, then onto the base with Mini Glue Dots.

I printed the sand bucket onto PTI White CS, coloured it with Copics, and cut it out with rectangle Nesties.  I matted that with a Basic Black recatngle.  I also sponged some Tempting Turquoise ink around the image, and added some blue photo corner stickers.

I like how bright and fun this one is - makes me want a Pina Colada! LOL

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget: there are still challenges running over at the ISS blog - get your creations entered to win the monthly prizes!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Purple Wedding

Hi All,

No challenges today - just an elegant card I made for a girl at work - she needed something, as she was attending a wedding this weekend.  It is an SUO card (Stampin' Up! only).  Except fot the edge punch (shhhhh).

She said they were having a Lilac/Purple theme, so I incorporated that colour with black and white.

My card base is Elegant Eggplant.  The next layer is Basic Black, with a Whisper White mat.  The white was punched with the Fleur de Lis EK Success punch.  I think that one is so striking! 
Next, I took a piece of Whisper White, and stamped it with my Bella Toile background stamp using Versamark, then embossed with black EP.  That was matted with an Almost Amethyst piece.  Around that base layer, I tied some white organdy ribbon, and added a hat pin from the Pretties kit with a bunch of beads and pearls.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Whisper White, and an Almost Amethyst mat, and I stamped Congratulations on with Basic Black ink.  I added 3 half-back pearls to that panel as well.

Well, that's it for today.  Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Town Scrapper: Kim's Sketch Challenge

Hi All,

Thanks for joining me today for another Friday Challenge over at The Town Scrapper blog!  This time, Kim challenged us to a fun sketch!  Check it out:

For my version, I made a male card, going along with this month's theme.  I chose to go with the adorable Victoria Case image called Evan's Big Catch - sold by The Town Scrapper!  Isn't he adorable?
Here is mine:

My card base is Whisper White.  All my DSP is from the SU pack called Outlaw, and everything is matted with Basic Black CS.  The circle panel was cut with Nesties, and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.  My sentiment was printed out onto PTI White CS, cut out with square Nesties, and sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. That was matted onto a larger black square.  I also added several buttons, threaded with Linen Thread.  I added 2 silver brads to the lower right side, as well as a couple of staples.

I printed Evan onto PTI White CS, coloured him with Copics, and cut him out with a white border around. 
I think this would be a great card for a boy, or even a father!

Now it's your turn...head over to the TTS blog to make a project using the sketch, and submit it for an awesome prize!
If you want to make a purchase, or just have an inquiry about products in the shop, simply email Phebe at or call her at 519-882-0623!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Some Odd Girl Stash Challenge 4

Hi All,

We are playing along this week with the 4th Stash challenge from the SOG Challenge blog: Shimmer!  We are all using the brand spanking new images that were released in the Some Odd Girl store on June 15!  For the challenge, be sure to include some stuff that will add SPARKLE or SHINE!  Not just the usual rhinestones...throw in some glitter, or glimmer mist, or anything that will cause some major shimmer! Head on over to the blog to submit your creation for a chance to win an always amazing prize! (and to check out what the other DT members have cranked out).

Here's my card:

My card base is Whisper White, and I used Bashful Blue ink to sponge clouds all over the base.  I also added some paper piercing to the corners, using an Ornare template.  The panel of DSP is from the DCWV All Dressed Up pack, and it is SPARKLY! I matted that with a Basic Black piece.  I tied some Bashful Blue ribbon in a knot around that base layer, and added some Tempting Turquoise ribbon to that.  I also added some blue pearls to each corner of the panel.

I printed Fairy Fly Away Mae onto Neenah Solar White CS, coloured her with Copics, cut her out, and mounted her onto the panel. 
I added some Stickles to her bow, I covered her wings in glitter, and I painted her skirt with Shimmerz! She is almost blinding!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

OHDBCGA: Graduation Gift Card

Hi All,

We are celebrating another Hump Day giveaway over at the InStyle Stamps blog!  This month's theme is that may have approached for some of you that are in school, or that have kids in school.  Head on over to the ISS  blog to see what the entire DT have done, and to submit your own creation to win an amazing prize!

Here is mine:

I made a gift card holder using an 8" x 8" piece of Rockabilly Specialty DSP from SU.  I found the tutorial on Cambria's blog HERE.  It was pretty easy to fold up, especially using my Scor-Pal.  I just added some black ribbon around it to keep it shut.
What better gift to give a brand new grad than an Apple gift card?!?!  If you want to, you can fit a little note opposite the gift card - I just put a white piece of paper there.

I printed Jessica off onto PTI White CS, coloured her in with Copics, and cut her out with rectangle Nesties.  She pretty much covered up the entire front panel!

I hope you're able to play along with us over at InStyle Stamps this month!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

InStyle Colour Challenge: Where's the Party?

Hi All,

***Scroll down for the Some Odd Girl blog hop!
We are playing along with the colour challenge for this month over on the InStyle Stamps blog.  Once you're done here, head on over there to see what the whole DT have done, and to submit your own creation.  Virginia always has some awesome prizes to be won!  This month's inspiration is a very juicy, colourful fruit...tomatoes!  Taylor chose this picture for everyone:

For those of you that love tomatoes, I bet this picture makes your mouth water!

Here is my card:

My card base is So Saffron.  Next, is a layer of Haiku DSP with a Basic Black mat.  I wrapped some miscellaneous ribbon around that.  For the next panel, I took a Whisper White piece and sponged it with Bashful Blue ink to make the clouds.  I stamped the sentiment "Where's the Party?" with Basic Black ink and a small alphabet set.  I took a green piece from the Haiku DSP pack, and cut it with my Martha Stewart grass edge punch, and layered that onto a black piece. 

I printed Beach Dude onto PTI White CS, coloured him with Copics, cut him out, and mounted him on with Dimensionals.  This guy is a pretty buff dude - I wouldn't mind staring at him on a nice day at the beach.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to play along to win an awesome prize!

Some Odd Girl Blog Hop

Hi All,

Welcome to the FIRST Some Odd Girl Blog Hop! We are happy you've joined us and I know the Oddies have a ton of goodies to show you! So just take the journey thru the blogosphere and not only will you see some lovely projects but you will get some sneaks of our June 15th release! You should have arrived here from Leah's blog, but if not, start your hop at the Some Odd Girl Challenge blog and make some Odd stops on each of our Odd Girls' blogs ending up at Kristy's blog.
Some Odd Girl Blog - STARTING POINT
AND if you leave all the Oddies a lil love you may just win our WHOLE June 15th release!

So why not be Odd? You have until 2pm EST on Sunday June 13th to make the entire hop. We will be choosing our winner that evening. Get to hoppin!

It also happens to be the Some Odd Girl Digi Day over at SNR Cad Universe! This is really exciting for us, and we want you to head to the SOG Group to participate in a couple challenges, and get some giveaways! Also, if you become a member of the group, you will get notices of challenges, new releases and freebies from Some Odd Girl!

A few people have asked me about what to do when they are just starting out with Copic markers.  I have a couple of tips below - the VERY basics for beginners.  Here are some dodgy pics I took too : )

Here is a shot of my whole Copic collection - you can tell I have run out of storage and need to figure something out! (Don't mind the other crap in the background! LOL)

When you are deciding what Copics to purchase, I always recommend getting 2 or 3 markers within the same colour group - just varying in shades of darkness.  The first letter will denote what colour family the marker belongs to (ie. G is green, and B is blue).  The number in the middle denotes the hue; so, that will give you your different colours within the family.  The last number (on the right), gives you the lightness/darkness of that colour (ranging from 0 to 9).  I have 3 pictures below of colours that I would start off with, so that you have enough to do some shading. You will notice the the letter and the middle number are the same.

My most used colours are the following:
Skin: E000, E51, E53
Hair: E25, E29 OR E31, E33, E37, E29 (Brown hair); 100, C9, C5, C3 (Black Hair). I don't often do blond or red, so I will leave those out : )
Blues: B00, B02, B05; BG13, BG15, BG18
Green: G21, G24, G28; G00, G05, G07
Red: R20, R24, R27
Orange: R02, R05, R08
Yellow: Y21, Y25
Brown: In addition to the hair above, I also like to use E71, E74, E77.

Here are some basic pics of me trying to blend - I chose to work with R20, R24, and R29.  I drew a circle with my Copic Multiliner onto a scrap of Neenah CS, and coloured it in with the lightest colour, R20.
Then, I took the next colour, R24, and added that to the left side of the circle in a curved shape - shadows on circles are not straight, they are curved. I am also imagining my light coming from the right side, which is why the darker areas will be on the left side.

Then, I took the darkest colour, R29, and added that to the farthest left.

I went back over it with my middle colour to blend the middle and the dark colours together, to get rid of the harsh line between them.  You can see that line has already blended, in comparison to the picture above.

Then, I went back over it with the lightest colour to blend the light and the middle colour together, to get rid of the harsh line between them.  I do a lot of layering - going back over the image with colours, until I have the effect I want.

Depending on the thickness of the cardstock, you may often see the marker soak through the back of the paper - this is not a bad thing, and often helps with the blending a bit.

Completely unrelated, here is my sneak peek for the upcoming release on June 15 - you are gonna die for these images!:

My card base is Whisper White.  Then, there is another layer of Whisper White, embossed with the Distressed Lines Cuttlebug folder, and that was matted with Almost Amethyst.
The next panel is an Almost Amethyst piece, which I sponged with Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, and Brilliant Blue inks, then embossed with the same folder.  I matted that with a Basic Black piece and an Almost Amethyst piece.  I wrapped some Bashful Blue ribbon around that layer, and added 2 pearls from the Pretties Kit with Mini Glue Dots.

I printed MerMae onto Neenah Solar White CS, coloured her with Copics, and cut her out with Label Four Nesties.  For her little bubbles, I added some blue Liquid Pearls for some extra girlie shimmer!

Well, your next stop on the hop is Shelly! Let her know I said 'hi' when you get there!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 7, 2010

TTS Showcase Monday: Amelia

Hi All,

It is Showcase Monday over at The Town Scrapper blog - happens every week!  During Showcase Mondays, certain members of the design team get to showcase any images/brands they like that are sold by TTS!  Well, for my creation, I decided to go with stamps made by The Greeting Farm.  This is the set called OA - Happy Day. (OA stands for Oliver and Amelia).  After you're done here, head over to the TTS blog and check out all the DT creations!

Here is my card:

My card base is Soft Sky.  The next layer is Basic Black, with a Whisper White mat.  I stamped the sentiment from the OA-Happy Day set onto the bottom of the black piece in Versamark, and embossed with Winter White EP.  I took one of my button packs from SU, added some Linen Thread to 4 of the buttons, and attached them around the sentiment with Mini Glue Dots.
The next panel is made from East Coast Prep DSP and More Mustard CS.  I tied a piece of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon around the bottom of that panel.

I stamped Amelia from the set onto Neenah Solar White CS with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and embossed her with Clear EP.  I coloured her in with Copics, cut her out, and mounted her on with Dimensionals.  She is quite the firey redhead, don't you think?

Hope you like my showcase card, and thanks for stopping by!

For all your papercrafting needs, contact Phebe by email at or by phone at 519-882-0623.  She is currently working on getting the TTS store online, but use email or phonein the meantime.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Some Odd Girl: A Mae Day

Hi All,

Thanks for stopping in today.  I have made a card for 3 challenges using the adorable A Mae Day image from Some Odd Girl!  BTW, there is a sketch challenge going on at the SOG Challenge blog, so you should head on over to submit your creation and try to win some great SOG prizes!

The sketch challenge I participated in is from Sketch Girl, and here it is:

I also had some colour inspiration from the Diedrich Dare blog, and here it is:

I also decided to participate in the Cupcake Craft challenge: to make a card that illustrated what summer means to me.  I love to spend time in my garden - I find it so fulfilling and relaxing, even though it is sometimes very hard work!

Here's my card:

My card base is Blue Bayou.  The next layer is some polka dot vellum from the SU Taste of Textiles DSP pack, matted with a Whisper White layer which was stamped with the SU Floral BG stamp in Sage Shadow ink.  I attached the vellum to that mat with some green brads.
The vertical strip is a piece of Bashful Blue textured CS, matted with Basic Black.  I used an adhesive border from the Summer Days Simply Scrappin' Kit to put down the middle.  The small rectangle is Marigold Morning CS matted with Basic Black.

I printed Mae onto Neenah Solar White CS, coloured her with Copics, and cut her out with Nesties.  I matted that with a Basic Black scallop rectangle.

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Town Scrapper Challenge: Save A Tree

Hi All,

Over at The Town Scrapper blog, we have a Friday challenge to SAVE A TREE.  That means to use scraps, or minimal amount of cardstock.  Head on over to the blog to take a look!  We are also following a theme of Father's Day or masculine projects during the month of June, so you will see lots of men/boy cards this month.

My card used loose pieces of DSP that I needed to use up, and for the mats, I used pieces that had things punched out of them!  I thought it was a good way to re-use some of the CS that probably would have been thrown out.

Here is my card:

My card base is Blue Bayou, followed by a scrap rectangle of Walk in the Park DSP. That was matted with Basic Black and Whisper White pieces (the black had a big rectangle and a circle punched out of the middle, but I covered it with the layers).  Same thing with the next rectangle panel.  I wrapped some Baja Breeze stitched ribbon around that layer, and adhered it to the base.  I punched 3 stars out of Certainly Celery and More Mustard scraps, and stuck them to the ribbon.

The image is by Victoria Case for The Town Scrapper - isn't he darling?  I love his extra loose tie, and his oversized shoes!  I used PTI White CS, and coloured him with Copics, then cut him out, and mounted him on with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is also from TTS, and it was cut out with a 1" Circle punch, and mounted with a 1 1/4" Basic Black circle.  I then mounted the sentiment onto the middle star.

I hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Some Odd Girl Style Challenge 3: A Sketch!

Hi All,

Welcome to another Style Challenge from the Some Odd Girl Challenge blog!  We had a fabulous release on June 1, and I thought I would play with one of the images!  This style challenge is another fantastic sketch!  Here it is:

Isn't is delicious?

I decided to play with Swimmie Mae, who is a new release - check out the SOG website for all the images!

My card base is Real Red, followed by a piece of East Coast Prep DSP, matted with Basic Black CS.  I rounded 2 of the corners, as well.  The horizontal panel is a yellow piece of the DSP, matted with black, wth 2 rounded corners.  I wrapped a piece of red polka dot ribbon around that base layer (which I got from Gina K).  For the square panel, it is a turquoise piece of the DSP, matted with Whisper White and Basic Black CS. 
I took some self-adhesive chipboad letters that I bought at Michael's, and stained them with yellow ink, and stuck them to the left side of the card.  The yellow flower (that kinda looks like a sun) is from Martha Stewart.

I printed Mae onto Bella's Bestest CS, coloured her with Copics, cut her out, and attached her with Dimensionals.  Don't you just love her toenails?  She is too cute!

Head over to the SOG blog to play with the sketch and submit your card for a chance to win a great prize!

Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!