Friday, April 19, 2013

Thanks X 4...Unscripted Sketches #206 and The Paper Players #141

Toss, turn, sigh...toss, turn sigh...awake to see every hour of the night come...and to...and finally...time to get up!!  Ever have one of those nights?  Ever have a zillion!!  That seems to have become my sleep pattern of late; not entirely a prescription for greeting the day renewed and rejuventated, but plenty of opportunity to think about card projects and the wonderful people who design challenges!  Yes - there is something good to be found everywhere (although sleeping soundly is high on my wish list!).

This week, the oh-so-talented designers at Unscripted Sketches are celebrating their 4-Year-Blog-iversary, and have offered up a plethora (love that word!) of games for us to join as part of their festivities.  I'm playing with

Game 1: commenting on their blog to share how long I've been a follower and what I love about their site.  I found them only recently, perhaps two months ago (apparently that's when I emerged from under the rock!!) and was immediately smitten!  What's to love?  Ummm....everything!  Sketches, comments from the designers, such a variety of projects shared...yes, they have cultivated a welcoming, warm site, attracting people with talent to share and personalities that shine!  Any community that embraces a new-comer like me, is a community with 'heart' (and patience!!).

Game 2:  creating. Use this week's sketch, and submit to your heart's content, with each entry counting as a win opportunity - how cool is that!  Despite the temptation to dive right in and create card upon card - because the sketch is just that great! - my muse reigned me in. Net result: one post and a set of four little 'somethings'....

Just when you may be thinking (hoping!) that I've 'moved on' from the Doodle Frames I've been obsessing over since their arrival in my collection, here I am, with yet another from the set (and be aware: there's still one more yet to be inked...), along with more blossoms from Petal Pushers and Flap Happy butterflies.  The colours from The Paper Players #141 challenge served as my palette.

My project:  I pulled out my 3X3 card matching envelope dies to create...are you ready...a set of Thank you cards/envelopes that can be used alone, or together, depending.  I tried to replicate the Unscripted Sketch with the frame + butterfly combination on the envelopes, and flowers on the card.  Each of the sets features two of the Paper Player colours; hopefully, they're close (especially the 'tried to replicate crumb cake butterfly and leaves, with the respective frame and flower).

Enough 'splaining' are the challenges, followed by my entries....

First, the 'island indigo and baja breeze' set:

now the 'rich razzleberry and crumb cake' set (I'm suddenly starving!)

and the 'matchy matchies' together...

Happy 4-Year Blog-iversary to Unscripted Sketches! 
Thank you for the sketch inspiration and to The Paper Players - love the colours! 
Hope my little project does justice to both your challenges!
Thanks for dropping by, and please know that your comments are welcome and appreciated, deeply.

I'm so honoured - my little set was selected as a winner!!


Amy O said...

What cute little notecards. The flowers and butterflies are so pretty and go so well with the sentiments. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Geri said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are to die for and drop dead gorgeous Carol! You could make these sets and sell them for a whole lot of cash! Beautiful colors, stunning design, perfectly stamped and the envelopes are just as fabulous as the thank you note! You rocked this challenge.

I'm so glad that we have made you feel so welcome at Unscripted Sketches :) Cha-ching on the '4' entries for the blog-iversary celebrations - clever idea!

I got your lovely e-mail yesterday - thrilled me to bits. Will drop you an e-mail later today :)

Happy Dance said...

Can I just say..."Sa-wheet!!" Love these little thank you notes. Great color choices, and who wouldn't love to be handed one of these beauties! Really great take on this super fun sketch. Gotta love US-such a good place to play. Great post too. : ) Bev

LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, how cute are these! LOVE them! Sweet idea! I love the envelopes as well as the cards! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

Happy Dance said...

Ring a ding ding!!! You did it! Woohoo! Party at your place...*swink* Congrats. Bev

Shannon J said...

Oh. So. Cuuuuuuuutttteee!!! What an adorable little set! These will brighten up anyone's day (as would any ONE of your cards!!). And no way, don't put those doodle frames away anytime soon - you keep working them like you do!!!