SSD01 Skipping Stones Design sketch 001

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SSS01Here is the Skipping Stones sketch challenge #1

Designed by the talented and lovely Kim Teasdale!

If you want to participate in this challenge please post your picture on Split Coast Stampers keywords ssd01  skippingstonesdesign and skipping_stones_design  ….or send them directly to our email…..

On the 1st of January we will be picking a participant in from the sketch challenge.  The winner will receive 3 Skipping Stones Design stamp sets!!!

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This card was made by Kim herself- we are so excited to have her as our first sketch artist!!!!

She also teaches her amazing techniques at My Creative Classroom,  To find out more about her, and a complete list of supplies used on this card here is the link to her blog:

http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/

Come back next Tuesday to [participate in another sketch challenge and see more amazing art from Kim…..

 

 

 

From Chels Vanwyk:

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From Angela Thomas:

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Sketch #3

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Starting December 2009 we will have Skipping Stones (card)Sketch every Tuesday.  Each month will bring a new guest sketch artist.  We are honered to Have Kimberly Teasedale as the sketch artist for the entire month of December.  I have gotten a sneak peak at her sketches and they are FANTASTIC!

Below you will find our third sketch, the sample card was made using the Chocolate Vol #1 stamp set.

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The Top 10 “Man themed stamps” you just can’t find….

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The top ten “man” stamps you just can’t find:

1. The only men I can count on these days are “Ben and Jerry”

2. I’m one more bad date away from being the crazy cat lady.

3. I like my coffee like my men: ground up and in the freezer.

4.It’s all fun and games till someone looses a weiner(think camping)

5. My knight in shinning amor turned out to be a dork in tinfoil.
6.Dear honey, Yes, you CAN have breakfast in bed. Just be sure to sleep in the kitchen.
7.Men and mascara; both run at the first sign of emotion.
8.Who wants a knight in shinning armor, when you can have a vampire in a Volvo!(Twilight reference)
9.Watch out for dyslexic men, they walk into bras
10.Breaking up is easy for alligators. You can just turn your ex into a purse. He always was full of crap anyway.

Which one of these do you want to see turned into a stamp? Are there some that you can think of that you would like to share?

 Here is our “Funny about Men” stamp set

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Card sketch #2

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Here is another clean and simple card sketch.  For the example cards I used stamps from the Margarita Birthday set.

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For variations on this sketch try the following:

Single mat where a double mat is indicated

make the mats longer on the sides and shorter on the tops 

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BOO poems and Ideas

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When designing this stamp set I had to make a “Boo” Poem stamp.  The original Boo poem is about three paragraphs long, so this is a shortened version.  It is only one paragraph, and fits on a 4″X 6″ index card.

If you have ever been “BOO”ed you know what I am talking about.  When you “BOO” someone you leave a them a bunch of goodies with the Boo card attached.  Then they Boo two of their friends and so on and so forth.  It is such a fun and my kids get a Huge kick out of it every year! Below are some examples of how to boo in small, medium, and large ways.  The first is a card that  you could attach to a bag of candy corn.  It would be perfect for an office settings as it would fit in the office mailboxes.   web10

The second is the poem attached to a bag of tootsie rolls which could be left on a teacher’s or co workers desk.  web9

The last picture shows a note with ribbon attached that you can tie around a Pumpkin filled with trick or treat goodies.  Perfect for Neighborhood friends.web 6

 This is such a fun tradition…..

Happy Halloweenie Stamp Set

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 This 4″x6″ set is a great one just for you or to share with the kids.  The images are all line images ready to be colored and individualized just how you want them. 

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Here are some ideas using the Brand new “Halloweenie set”.

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 Google eyes are a lot of fun to add with this set.

This darling Paper is From the Fancy Pants “Trick or Treat” collection.

I will have anther post with samples and ideas using the “Boo” poem from this stamp set.  If you’ve never been “Booed” You’ll have to check it out.

Thanks for looking.