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Unscripted Sketches 2nd Anniversary and 100th Sketch Celebration!

Woohoooooooo!!!  It’s finally here!  It’s Unscripted Sketches Second Blogiversary AND 100th Sketch Celebration!!!

 Please read all the way through this post for lots of information about our festivities and how YOU can win one of two special prizes donated by Sparkle Creations,  or one of several great RAKS!  (RAK – Random Act of Kindness, or a bunch of great goodies donated by members of our design team!)

First, let me share with you the 100th sketch . . .

And my project based on the sketch . . .

And all of the details . . .

Product Info:
  •  Base cardstock is DCWV Citrus Stack
  • Yellow Cardstock is The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) Pastel Stack
  • Gingham paper is The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon is from my stash
  • Image is from clipart software
  • Crepe Paper is from Hobby Lobby
  • Stickles ‘Diamond’

Tips, Tools and Techniques:

Cricut Expression:
  • Card base was cut using Walk In My Garden cartridge, card2 set at 5 inches

  • Image was cut using Cuttlebug and Labels One Spellbinders Nestabilities die
  • Embossing on yellow cardstock was done using Cuttlebug and D’vine Swirls embossing folder
  • Crepe paper (streamer) was stitched down the middle with a sewing machine on a long basting stitch, then drawn together for the ruffling effect.  The ribbon was glued on top of the center stitching

Okay, now on to all the fun stuff!   First, I want to welcome our new designers:
  • Irena (from Poland)
  • Val
  • Monique
  • Loes (from the Netherlands)
  • Susan
  • KathyJo
  • Mary
  • Regan

I am really looking forward to getting to know these great ladies and seeing the projects they come up with based on the sketches.  You can find links to their blogs, along with all the other DT members, on my right hand side bar.

Next, to celebrate our anniversary and 100th sketch, we are having a blog hop and word scramble contest!   If you're not familiar with a blog hop, it is simply a circle. You start at the Unscripted Sketches blog site, and there you will be directed to the blog of one of our design team members. That DT member will give you a clue, then direct you to another, and so forth. Once you have reached the blog of the last DT member, they will direct you back to the Unscripted Sketches website. There you can leave a comment and a random winner of one of the stamps donated by Sparkle Creations will be chosen from that pool of comments. 

Don't forget to collect your letter clues along the way as you hop from blog to blog! Unscramble them all and email your guess to no later than Tuesday, April 5 at midnight EST to be entered to win the big sponsor prize!  Each DT member will give you a clue, and then send you on to the next person on the list.
(Yes, I as in ‘ink’, as in ‘icing’ as in I love parties!)

If you are here, hopefully you were directed here by Monique, one of our very newest Design Team Members.  If you didn’t come from her blog, please go back to the Unscripted Sketches blog and start from the beginning.
Once you get back to the Unscripted Sketches blog at the end of the blog hop, there are instructions on ways to win other special prizes, but first, you need to go visit my friend Arielle’s blog to get the next clue! 

And I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this week’s special sketch!  Have fun, and good luck!


Carissa said...

Great card, love the image and the ruffle. Carissa

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very cute!!!

June said...

The little bit of the stamped image is so great!

Denise said...

Way Cute!!! LOVE the colors - SO bright & cheery!!!!! Like the embossed background!!! Loves & Hugs

Billie A said...

Cute card. Happy anniversary to the DT and Unscripted Sketches.

Sandybeaches said...

Cute card:) Thanks for the inspiration!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Great card love that ruffled ribbon.

Penne said...

I love what you did with the crepe paper! Can't wait to try it...

Regan said...

Thank you for the warm welcome! Cute card. I like the embossing and how you used the crepe paper.

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Love the colors!!! Thank you for sharing.
I am a new follower.

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful, now I can do something with all the streamers I have {lol}.

Beth Thomas said...

Cute- like how you cut the entire image with the label die!