Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ABNH Meet The Design Team Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to our little blog hop. If you've landed here from Michelle Liimatainen's blog, just keep on reading. Otherwise, you might want to start at the beginning over at A Blog Named Hero so you can meet the whole team! :)

I love sketch challenges, and sketches get me started with most of the cards I make. I like to do them literally and also twist and turn them to make them work for what supplies I have, or how my brain sees things. So you can imagine how THRILLED I was when Linda and Mary Dawn asked me to join the ABNH team as their Sketch Master (their words, not mine). I might have squeed.

On the 8th of each month I'll introduce a new sketch (drawn by the wonderful Chari Moss) and talk about ways to get the sketch to work for you. If you're intimidated by sketches, or can't get past a literal interpretation, I hope to ease your burden and show you how to mix it up. The sketches will not be a separate challenge; they will be an added inspiration for you to incorporate with the other challenges for the month.

It sounds like so much fun, and I'm pretty stoked about it! :)

Okay, enough blathering! Here's my Hello card for the hop:

I added two strips of red washi tape to a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock, then ran it through my Big Shot with one of the Lifestyle Craft Zig Zag embossing folders. I stamped the Hero Arts My Type typewriter image onto Neenah Solar White, and cut it out, then stamped just the top of the image (the paper part) onto some more white, stamped one of the sentiments in it, then cut that out and stuck it onto the original. This seems like a lot of work, but I'd managed to schmear that part of the original impression, so this is actually a very clever salvage operation.

The whole typewriter image is popped up on dimensional adhesive.

I look forward to playing with sketches for ABNH! It's gonna be fun!

Next up, please visit Stephanie Britt!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the hop list:

Products used:
Hero Arts My Type stamp set (SSS|EH)
Neenah Desert Storm card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Neenah Solar White card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Teflon bone folder (SSS | EH)
Fiskars paper trimmer (SSS | EH)
Tonic scissors (SSS | EH)
Red washi tape
Lifestyle Crafts Zig Zag embossing folders (SSS|EH)
Hero Hues black ink (EH)
Corner Chomper 1/4" & 1/2" (SSS | EH)
SU Basic Black card stock


  1. LESLIE!!!! You didn't even give us an inkling that you were going to be on this team! Congratulations! It is the perfect fit! I am bursting with pride for you! MWAH.

  2. Hi Leslie! YIPPPEEEEE! Can't wait to stamp with you and get to know you! LOVE your card for today! :-)

  3. HA!!! Finally a blog where you haven't said what I wanted to say in the comments on this hop before i got there! :P

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this so much!!! I am so freaking excited you will be doing this every month! You are a sketch rockstar!!!!! And a perty cool person too!!! WELCOME sweets!!! :)

  4. Squeeee!!! I'm so excited you're on the team!! And sketches! Beautiful card :)

  5. Hi Leslie! I love your sense of humor and your "crooked" style, I am sure you will be great guiding us as Sketch Master, you will be our sketch Yoda so to speak, can't wait to see your posts! And your card totally rocks!!!

  6. Great card Leslie! Love the washi and embossing, so fun. Welcome to the team! So great to have you here.

  7. I hope you can help this sketch challenged gal! so glad to be on the team with you!

  8. I'm not so great with sketches. I 'm one of those people who can't get past a literal interpretaion of the design so I'm really excited about all the tips you're going to have for us, can't wait!

  9. Congratulations! You do love your sketches and I think you will be a wonderful asset to the team. It could use a little of your irreverence, too.

  10. Leslie I'm so happy to have you on the team! I adore sketches so I'm super excited about that too :) Your card is fabulous! I love the color combo and texture, lovely!

  11. Great News ! I will be watching....and I might even play once in a while.

  12. Congratulations on being on ABNH's design team!I love the texture on your card--and the washi tape!

  13. Leslie, I am so happy you joined us! I really look forward to your sketch days. Hopefully I will figure how to work with them. I love the card you make. The texture with washi stripes give such a cool look to the card..

  14. Sketch Master! I can't wait :) A position MADE for you!

  15. Hello! LOOKING forward to seeing more of your sketches.

  16. Awesome card - I love the typewriter! So happy to have you on the team! :)

  17. Congrats, Sketch Master! Looking forward to the 8th of each month.

    The red washi tape makes that typewriter pop.

  18. WAHEY!!!!! congrats to you!!! or rather, i think i should say congrats to a blog named hero for their AMAZINGLY good taste in DT!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

  19. I'd like to say "hello" to you as well!
    So glas to be on the team with you!
    Great card, the alphabet background is one of my favorites!


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