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Monday, July 4, 2011

Christmas in July!!!
Unscripted Sketches #113 reveal...

I can't believe it's July already and it's never soon enough to start crafting for Christmas!

This month we are having a Christmas in July Extravaganza with ideas and features on the Unscripted Sketches Designer, games, and more. Check it out and get a jumpstart on making your handmade holiday gifts -AND- I will be having three - yes 3 - special projects posted at Unscripted Sketches throughout the month. So stay tuned - or - you can subscribe to get Unscripted Sketches in your inbox every time there is a new post.

For this week's Sketch it Saturday's #113 over at Unscripted Sketches it's all about Christmas this month. This project began with leftovers from the project that will be featured tomorrow and a bag of mulberry paper pieces I picked up at crafty yard sale held at my local SB store. I wasn't entirely ready to do Christmas theme when I began, but as soon as I broke out the Holiday stamps - I couldn't stop. I colored in the stamp using my water brush with markers and the ornaments are colored with gelly glaze pens.

Even though these weekly creations may look perfect, they are indeed a weekly adventure, each with their own, ups and downs and fix it surprises. I have to confess a mistake on my card. Under the sentiment is another melted mess of the sentiment.

I point this out because I want everyone to know that I am not an expert at the art of stamping, but I am a perfectionist. I usually make a couple tests prior to stamping on my final project, which leads to a LOT of extras and I didn't do that this time. My stamped image came out fine first time out, but then I decided to emboss it with some gelly glitter embossing powder which ended up filling in most of the letters because I couldn't get the extra out of all the holes. So what did I do???? I found a scrap of the paper that matched up to the striped pattern and restamped and plain embossed. I cut the bottom edge with a fancier scallop to mirror the bottom edge and take away from the fact that I was pasting over to cover up a mess. I like to call this a "happy accident"!

What is Sketch it Saturdays at Unscripted Sketches? Every Saturday morning a new sketch is posted for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, a wall hanging, digital, paper, fabric, paint, anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted sketch as the inspiration for your creation! And everyone is invited to join in the fun...and post your creation on their page for all the world to see!

Have a happy and safe July 4th everyone! Check back tomorrow (July 5th) at Unscripted Sketches for a special holiday How-to project by me. YAY!

: ) Sb

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