Monday, December 6, 2010

SCRSC22, MTSC103 and Mercy's Guest Muse

Hello! Today I am excited to share some news I've been holding in for over a year now! I am a big fan of Mercy's work and her fabulous Tuesday Sketch Challenge, so I am very honored to be her December Guest Muse! Mercy's challenge goes live the same time that Sparkle's weekly challenges go live, so I was relieved when they both graciously agreed to let me combine the challenges! So, that was my plan this week, but I got so engrossed in the sketch when making my first card that I completely forgot that the SCRS challenge was a color challenge.. big oops.. and I was the one who picked the colors.. bigger OOPS! I am still combining the posts and just showing you both cards.. : )

Thanks to all of you who played along in the SCRS challenge last week! Each week we will post an all new challenge at this time (9 PM PST on Mondays). For all the details, please visit the SCRS blog. This week, we welcome our wonderful December Guest Designer, Suzanne Czosek! As I mentioned above, this week's challenge is a color challenge... Red, White and Black.

And here is Mercy's fabulous sketch, MTSC103:

Below is the first card that I created with Mercy's sketch.. using Street Corner Josh. I went with the plaid theme to go along with his shirt, combining some patterned papers from Pink Paislee Old School and the PTI Picnic Plaid Impression Plate.

Since I failed to use the correct colors for the SCRS color challenge, I made another card using Holiday Emily (below). I loved Mercy's sketch so much that I used it again! This time I paired Emily with some Basic Grey Jovial papers, colored, cut her out and popped her on top of my layout.

For more SCRS inspiration and details, please visit the SCRS blog to see the design team's wonderful creations and their individual blogs for more details:

Suzanne Czosek, our fabulous December Guest Designer!
and Sparkle Smith (Owner)

For more MTSC inspiration and details on this week's sketch challenge, please visit Mercy and her talented muses:

and Mercy Kerin (Head Muse)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Card 1 Supplies ~
Stamps: Street Corner Josh (Sparkle Creations), Sentiment from Hot Stuff (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Old School (Pink Paislee), Kraft (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Petite Ovals Nestabilities, Big Scalloped Petite Borderabilities (Spellbinders), Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Double-Ended Banners Die, Button (Papertrey Ink), Markers (Copic), Twine (May Arts), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

Card 2 Supplies ~
Stamps: Holiday Emily (Sparkle Creations), Sentiment from Holiday Phrases (Verve)
Paper: Jovial (Basic Grey), True Black (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars), Candy Cane Stripe Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Double-Ended Banners Die (Papertrey Ink), Twine (May Arts), Jingle bells (craft supply), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. WOW!!! Gorgeous cards Stephanie!!!
    Congrats!! I love your creations...and the coloring is Amazing!!

  2. Wow these are both fabulous, congrats on the Guest DT!

  3. Welcome, Steph!!! So happy you're joining us this month! Love BOTH of your cards!!

  4. Fabulous cards! Two for one deal! Emaily is so adorable and lovely plaid accents! Your take on the sketch is perfect!

  5. Stephanie, your cards are very pretty, love the funny images, your stitching is beautiful...Great work...

  6. CONGRATS! You are so deserving of the Guest Spot!! Very darling card!

  7. Yipeee! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot Stephanie! So well deserved! Both of these cards are awesome! Your coloring is fabulous as always :)

  8. Beautiful cards!
    I just love the overall layouts and the stitching details on them. Very nicely done. :)

  9. So nice cards! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. What great examples of the sketch challenge. I really like the boy image and the papers you used with him.

  11. Beautiful cards, Stephanie!!! I like the colors and the sketch! I always enjoy hearing about other people's "oops". And so easy to happen when you're so engrossed in something. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Sharon :o)

  12. first congrats on being the december guest muse on mercy's blog-I am sure that you are thrilled-you know I am a big fan of your work-love both your cards-you worked the sketch well-had to laugh at your oops-I made one of those this week also

  13. wow!!! both of these are just fab!!! Hugs Juls

  14. super cute- great colors and stitching!


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