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The Witch is In For Mojo Monday #462

Thanks for joining us  as we share our cards for this week’s challenge over at Mojo Monday.  We hope you enjoy what we’ve created.  Here is the design sketch we followed:

First up is Karen’s spooky fun card.    Her papers include Black Craft from Scary Words,  Authentique Herringbone, Bazzile’s Sour Apple and a bit of SU’s retired Halloween paper.  The sweet witch’s boot is a Taylored Expressions’ die with a 1 1/2″ scalloped circle liner.  The witch’s hat on the envelope is from Hampton Arts and is embelished with Stickles in red and yellow with a bit of Glossy Accents for a little sparkle.

I used a bit of watercoloring with the background of my image but the remainder of the was done in pencil.  I’m still working on my coloring with pencil techniques.  Papers include a Kraft base with rust gingham from Papertrey Ink, Basic Grey from SU, and a bit of rust cardstock from Bazille.  The sentiment is from a sweet retired collection from SU called A Little Something.  

We hope you found some inspiration in something you saw here.  We enjoy making cards and continue to try new ideas to improve our card making skills.  Please leave a comment and join us again next time by choosing to follow our blog.

The Snipin’ Sisters

Karen & Sharon

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The Sisters Do Mojo Monday #461

We have two fun cards for you this week using the creative sketch from Mojo Monday #461.  Here is the design we used:


Here are the cards we made:


The focal image of my card this week is a sweet one from Taylored Expressions You’ve Got Mail series entitled Halloween. There are several stamps in this series and I love them all!  I used Stampin’ Up’s spider doilie and DSP from Doodlebug’s Haunted Manor & Monster Mania for my background layers.  I’m still working on my technique with colored pencils and feel I have lots of improvement to make before I’m truly satisfied.  In the meantime I’ll keep practicing.

 

Karen’s card is a clean and simple interpretation of this week’s sketch. Using Stampin’ Up’s Love Blossoms paper stack on a craft colored base she die cut a 3 3/4″ scalloped circle and a 2 3/4″ stitched circle. The Offray ribbon in dark brown is a simple accent that gives her card just a bit of elegance.  Her sentiment stamp is old and she can’t remember where it came from.  There are so many sentiments that would fit into this card it wouldn’t be hard to CASE.

We enjoyed making our cards and hope you find some inspiration.   There are more great ideas at the Mojo Monday site so be sure to check them out too.  We always love hearing from you so leave a comment if you can.  Hope to see you next time!

The Snipin’ Sisters

Sharon & Karen

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2 Fall Designs for Mojo Monday #460

We have a couple of cards with some Fall flavor to share for this week’s challenge.  Be sure to check out the other great Mojo Monday cards here.  Here is the sketch we followed:


We begin with Karen’s card all set for Halloween.  Her base is an embossed collection of webs from The Paper Studio’s Spider Web followed by a strip of retired Stampin’ Up Halloween paper and a bit of yellow cardstock.  The small web diecuts are from Neat & Tangled with a Halloween Candy Mini from Little Bee.  Be sure to notice her envelope flap also embossed with webs  and some spooky spiders stamped from Stampabilities’ Barrel of Stamps.  




My card has more of a Fall/Thanksgiving theme with some rich autumn color.  The floral panel was my inspiration  piece and the rest of the card grew from it.  I used Bazzil cardstock in rust and orange and a stitched circle of Garden Green from Stampin’ Up.  To give my card a bit of dimension I used a horizontal stripe embossing folder from Sizzix.  The sentiment is from SU’s Good Greetings (now retired) and an Enamel Shape from SU’s Brights collection.  I chose to use a bit of washi tape to give my envelope a bit of style.  With so much tape on hand I’ve decided to use my collection to adorn my envelopes and like the look.

That’s it for this week.  We will be without our full crew for a few weeks as some of us spend time traveling.  We hope to be back to the usual group soon.  In the meantime a skeleton crew will continue to bring you our projects and hope you will return for more.

Thanks for visiting!

The Snipin’ Sisters

Karen & Sharon

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Mojo Monday #459 & GDP #047

Just two sisters with cards this week, but plenty of ideas as we combined two challenges together again.  These are the sketches we followed:


We begin with Robyn’s fun creation of clever ideas with a nautical theme for the Global Design Project.  Not having much in the way of nautical products didn’t stop her from creating a very fun fish with Stampin’ Up’s What’s Your Type (discontinued).  Using some Glossy Accents for bubbles and the fun DSP By the Shore also from SU, Robyn created her clever nautical themed card.  With panels of DSP and Delightful Denim & Very Vanilla cardstock she was able to use the Mojo Monday design quite effectively too.

I created two separate cards for my submissions to this week’s challenges. My first creation includes a sweet Stampingbella character from the Cool Chicks collection called Budding Chick.  Having recently attended a coloring class, I had to experiment with what I learned.  I’m liking the ease of using colored pencils and am working on getting better at shading. The DSP panels are from Stamps of Life’s Together Collection and a fun glossy heart from SU.  


The second card is one we made in the coloring class I mentioned above.  The design was created by Peggy Jo at Pink Ink Stamp Co., but colored and put together by me.  Peggy Jo is a remarkable illustrator and great teacher.  She travels the country sharing her illustrating ideas and I encourage you to check out her classes.  She also has fun stamps available online as well.  I have a long way to go, but find using the techniques I learned to be valuable and fun.

That’s all for this week.  We hope you found something to inspire you.  Please leave a comment if you would as we always like to hear from our readers.

The Snipin’ Sisters

Robyn & Sharon