Sketch N Scrap DT Card Sketch #67

This months first card sketch is #67 by the very talented Mandy Reedyk. The first thing that caught my eye was the vertical design of this sketch. I was also really drawn to the cluster of circles vertically lined up on one side of the card. This design is very pleasing to the eye. I was very excited to create my card.

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This sketch was perfect for a Valentines Day Card. For this card I wanted to create a fun, non traditional Valentines Day Card. I began with black recollections cardstock as my base. I used a Momenta Chevron embossing folder to create some texture on the front layer of my card. I then took a scallop circle punch and punched out two circles which I made into shaker pockets. I then filled those pockets with fuchsia and gold sequins. I added a few additional circles that I punched out of black cardstock as well as velum. I brought in some more gold with the Studio Calico Gold Doilies and the chevron circles I punched out of a sheet from a DCVW Gold Foiled Velum 6×6 Pad. I stamped a few hearts in different sizes on the velum paper using Memento Dew Drop Ink pad in Lilac Posies.  I used the same ink and a wooden block stamp to stamp my sentiment. I them fussy cut the bigger hearts and my sentiment. For the smaller hearts I used a small heart punch. As a finishing touch I took a white gelly roll pen and a black thin point sharpie pen and created faux stitching lines around the hearts and one of the circles.

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I am very happy with how my card turned out. I’m pretty sure that this is the card I will give to my boyfriend this Valentines Day. Make sure you head on over to the Sketch N Scrap Blog for fun Card and Layout Sketches every month.  There are also fun giveaways each month and to be entered you simply have to create a layout or card following one of the four sketches provided each month. 🙂

I do have a process video on my You Tube channel if you’d like to see my process:

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you all a fantastic weekend. XOXO -Katty


Spiegelmom Scraps DT Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to this month’s Spiegelmom Scraps blog hop, aka SpiegelMom’s Scrapbook Skippings!  Today’s hop is extra fun & special because SpiegelMom Scraps is not only revealing the new sequin mixes for this quarter, but she’s also welcoming her new Design Team in their first team blog hop!  Go Sparklers!!
Jody revealed the new sequins on the SpiegelMom Scraps blog which you can check out HERE:

Your entire line up for today’s hop is:

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Katty–You are here. 🙂

For today’s blog hop you should have arrived here from Ka’s Blog.  I hope you had a chance to look around Ka’s Blog. She is very talented and makes beautiful cards.

For today’s project I created a 12×12 layout using a recent photo of my adorable niece.


I was anxious to use the goodies Jody sent me in my Design Team package. I started off with white cardstock. I began with the Shimmerz Dazzlerz Texture Paste in the Sour Apple color. I had never worked with Shimmerz products before and as soon as I opened that container I was hooked! The shimmer of the product is amazing. It is so pretty.  I can’t wait to get a few more colors. I used a floral stencil to create a circle in the center of my page with the Shimmerz Paste. I then created a few layers with velum and the White Lace Paper Doilies. I painted the doily that is right behind the picture with pink gelatos. For the second layer which is a piece of velum I dipped the edges of the velum with the Shimmerz Paste and created a pretty shimmery border. The third layer was also velum which I painted with gelatos as well. For the final layer I folded the white doilies to add some additional texture.


I also knew I wanted to use the Studio Calico Printshop Wood Veneer Circles with the adorable sentiments. I took some gelatos and water colors to paint them. I kept the color scheme for this layout in the pinks, greens and hints of yellow & gold. Everything else on the page is neutral. I also brought in some cork, which is one of my favorite products to work with. I added a few of the Chunky cork hearts and Chunky Stars  to the circle I created around my photo. I then added the Cork chevrons in all four corners to draw your eye to the center of the page. To finish off the layout I added some ink splatters in Gold, green and pink and to add just a bit more shimmer I added some of the Gold Garland Sequin. I felt the page needed a border so I added a yellow border with some patterned paper from my stash.


This layout was so fun to make. All of the amazing products found in the Spiegelmom Scraps store can be paired with your favorite collections, some of the new sequin blends go perfectly with a lot of the new lines revealed at CHA 2016.  As you can see from my layout, I didn’t even need to bring in any other collections, I was able to create my layout using mainly  Spiegelmom Scraps products.

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There is a process video on my You Tube channel:

Thank you for stopping by today!  I’d love for you be in the running for one of 3 prizes Jody is giving away on this blog hop, so be sure to leave comments on all the blogs to be entered!  Now, you’ll be heading over to Spiegelmom Scraps blog.