Sunday, February 27, 2011

TLC314 & Skipping Stones Design #65

This week Skipping Stones Design had a fun sketch. I recently purchased the Animal Crackers paper and stamps from Imaginsce, and I've been wanting to get my hands on them. I took a couple liberties with this sketch. I decided I wanted a vertical "sentiment" vs. a horizontal. I didn't use anything for the three small circles at the bottle because it was too cluttered. I wasn't planning on using both the polka dotted and striped paper, but the card looked boring with just one. Therefore, I incorporated both in to allow for a more festive feeling.

When I first saw the sentiment, "Life's a Circus" I thought about how crazy life can get. But as I designed this card, I wanted to add something more uplifting inside the tickets. I started thinking about what else a circus can bring. What might children think when going to a circus? That's when I realized that "life is a circus" because a circus allows us to dream, to live, and to explore the world around us. Thanks for a great sketch Lea Lawson.

Ink--black--Memories; frayed burlap-Jim Holtz's Distressed Ink
Stamps--Animal Crackers--imaginsce; Express It Stamps--Making Memories
Paper--Animal Crackers--imaginsce; craft and gold card stock--The Paper Company
Jewels--Me & My Big Ideas

P.S. Thanks to a comment by Rae, I went to the Split Coast Stampers site and learned about more fun challenges. This challenge uses homemade tickets. The small tickets were actually a stamp, but I did add the message to make it unique. I wanted to continue the ticket/circus theme, so I made my own ticket to stamp the monkey. Check out their site to find out how to make your own homemade ticket!


  1. This is really sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at SSD

  2. Oh my goodness....darling card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!! Be sure to "like" us at Facebook. We are giving away random SSD stamps....We are having a Chick Chat giveaway on Wednesday. Be sure to find the post on our wall and comment for your chance to win FREE stamps!!

  3. Such a fun & festive card! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

  4. cute!! The circus animals and tickets are so fun! thanks for playing along at SSD!

  5. This is such a cute card! It looks like it would qualify for a challenge on Split Coast Stampers where you have to make a card with a ticket!
    Thanks for your visit to my blog, I appreciate the love!

  6. This is so cute! I love the way you turned the 'label', great interest point! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design.

  7. I love the way you used this sketch challenge! The tickets are so fun and I love those gemstones! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!


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