Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Go to Sketches Magazine: Friend Hop

Welcome to the Go to Sketches blog hop! Holy moly, you have no idea how excited and I honored I am to have been asked to join this hop by my friend Kim Kesti. I had the pleasure of meeting Kim at CHA and she's as sweet as sugar! I'm beyond flattered that she remembered me! I've been keeping this blog hop a secret for a little while now so it's nice to FINALLY let it out! :) Oh, read to the end of my post, there's a PRIZE!

What's this magazine about? If you haven't heard about it, this special edition of Paper Crafts Magazine has 66 sketches and 282 projects in it to inspire you. I love sketches! I can't get enough of them. They are such a great starting off point. You can go HERE to buy yourself an issue of Go to Sketches.

Today is a super fun hop! The Go To Girls have invited some of their friends to show you never before seen cards made from a few of the sketches in the magazine. Please stop by Kim's blog to make sure you see all the amazing creations inspired by her sketch. She will also have links to the 5 other Go To Girls and you'll get the chance to see 30 brand new cards based on the Go to Sketches Magazine.

Kim emailed me her fabulous sketch and I tried to do it justice. You can see the sketch to the right here. I love how clean and simple Kim's sketch is! At first, when I was asked to join along, I was afraid I might be asked to attempt a complicated sketch. While I would have attempted it, I am much more comfortable with clean and simple. This is a sketch I'll be able to use time and time again.

For this card, I used all elements from the new Caffinated Cropper kit that is being released today called "With a Cherry on Top." The only thing I added was the white card stock. The designer paper is Doodlebug and the pink card stock is Bazzill. The alphabet stickers are My Little Shoebox. The big butterfly is freehand cut from some rusty screen (literally from a window screen), the antenae is made from a wire thingy with pearls on each end and then the butterfly is embellished with Kaisercraft rhinestones. The baby butterflies are punched with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and then embellished with the same rhinestones.

Here's another view of the card. I glue the big butterfly down with Zip Dry and then popped the little butterflies with some foam tape. It gives a nice 3D effect.

Ok, how about that prize? For a chance to win your very own issue of Go to Sketches, leave me a comment letting me know how you feel about sketches. Easy peasy!

109 comments:

  1. You did a most excellent job, Ashley! Woooo! :)

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  2. I LOVE that you used the screen from the Cherry Kit for one of your first projects!! and I love how you used it!! Thanks so much for using the Cherry Kit for this very special post, and congrats to you! What an honor!!! You kick ASH..:-)

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  3. Those butterflies are super amazing!! WHat a beautiful card!

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  4. LOVE the bright colors! That grouping of butterflies is so pretty!

    I HAVE to get that magazine too!

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  5. I LOVE sketches. It is a way to get started vs going to my craft room and staring at a bunch of papers. It gives inpiration and it's a huge time saver! LOve the butterflies!!!

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  6. Ashley, This card is awesome and so inspiring. Perfect take on this sketch.

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  7. LOVE it! Those butterflies are awesome!

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  8. Gotta love those butterflies! Beautiful card; thanks for sharing.
    Eileen in NYC

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  9. I love your card! And sketches are just fabulous! Love to use them from time to time!

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  10. Love these colors...it is indeed a happy card!

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  11. awesome card! love the screen idea for the butterfly! it looks fabulous!

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  12. The butterflies are just too cute.

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  13. Beautiful card. Love the butterflies.

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  14. ASHLEY--you rock! You are on the blog hop!! HOOOORAY! What talent--I am so glad that I found your site! You inspire me all the time:) Great card!! Super cute!

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  15. Wow! Fantastic and pretty card Ashley!! Love how you popped up your butterflies! I love using sketches! Have a wonderful day!

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  16. I love sketches - not that my finished product looks like the sketch. LOL.

    Your card is terrific :-)

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  17. Love the butterflies and the plaid!

    - Bridget N

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  18. Very very pretty card! Great take on the sketch!

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  19. Wow...congrats girl...how exciting to be a part of this blog hop! You card is wonderful, of course! :) And you know I always love a good sketch to work with. I can't wait to see the rest of the sketches in this magazine!

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  20. LOVE your card - love the 3D butterflies!

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  21. Get out! You cute that butterfly from a screen? LOVE it! You are amazing, girl. And, you totally inspire ME! Thanks so much for playing along - smooches! Kimmers

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  22. Great card following the sketch! I like to follow sketches--they encourage my creativity.

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  23. Oh how cute! I love the butterflies! :)

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  24. What a fun card Ashley! YAY! Have a wonderful day!!

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  25. Loving the butterflies. Great card.
    hugs
    Latisha

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  26. So sweet!!! I LOVE those butterflies Ashley and love the way you did the sentiment!!! Beautiful as ever!!!
    Big hugs!!!

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  27. What fun fluttering butterflies!

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  28. Thanks for making me smile! :)

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  29. Ohhhhhh love the screen butterfly! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  30. oooh, Ashley! I LOVE how you cut that screen into a butterfly...so gorgeous! The entire card is amazing! smiles...

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  31. Those butterflies look they're about to flutter away - very pretty.

    I don't use sketches very often but they are a great starting point when I'm stuck.

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  32. I haven't used sketched yet, but am fascinated by the diverse creativity that comes out of one design!

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  33. OHHHHH!!! ........THUD!!! This is SO SO pretty, Ashley!!!

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  34. I love sketches! especially now that I'm finding more for cards! :)

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  35. Great cards - love the colors!

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  36. So pretty, Ashley! Love those butterflies and the papers are beautiful.

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  37. Such a great cheerful card!! Love your take on the sketch!

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  38. love your butterflies, beautiful card!!!

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  39. Super cool butterfly! Amazing job!

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  40. Go Ashley! Fabulous job on the sketch!

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  41. Love the background paper (Scottish?).

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  42. Woo hoo... Congratulations Ashley!! You did a fab job with the sketch! Love your card!

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  43. The screen butterfly is wonderful.

    I haven't been doing this long enough to be comfortable working from a sketch. I tend to use actual cards for inspiration. I need the color!

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  44. I love sketches, especially when there are such great examples.

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  45. Love the colors. Looks like spring.

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  46. What a great card for the hop. Butterflies are always a good way to go!

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  47. Pretty in pink. I love how the butterflies pop off the page.

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  48. Pretty butterfly card! Thanks for being in the hop and sharing with us! It's been fun to see many great ideas.
    DeniseB

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  49. I adore sketches!! I am so proud of you for being asked to be a part of this hop!!! You so deserve it!! That rusty screen is awesome as a butterfly. Seriously needing that magazine.

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  50. Beautiful card - I love the butterflies.

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  51. Super cuteness! LOVE your details and the butterflies! They picked a great gal to play along on this fun hop! Congrats cutie cutie!

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  52. Sketches are cool but what I really like is seeing how people interpret them. BTW, that cherry kit sounds crazy.. so much stuff in one kit!!

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  53. Love all the butterflies on your card! As for sketches - I love those too! They save so much time for cards and layouts, and I love to see how I can make a sketch my own when I sit down to create.
    TFS!

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  54. What a cheerful card...thanks for sharing.

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  55. I love sketches! I make my own and use ones like those from Go to Sketches Magazine. Gotta get my hands on that mag!!! Love your card!

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  56. I love the dimension on your card...thanks for sharing!

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  57. Such a cute card, Ashley! Great job with the sketch!

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  58. Cool take on the sketch! Love the butterflies!!

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  59. I can't believe you handcut a butterfly like that! WOW!

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  60. Gorgeous Card! Such sweet inspiration for me! Thank you SO MUCH! I love to hop along too :)

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  61. Beautiful! I just love butterflies!!

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  62. Great job! Love the tulle butterfly!

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  63. Great card. Love the large butterfly...

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  64. Love the butterflies! Darling card.

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  65. love to look at sketch books but never really end up using them!

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  66. I have never done a sketch - I do keep a folder of ones I like .... someday!
    You have seemed to master them!
    Sandra

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  67. Very cute, love the pink color combo! TFS!

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  68. Great card! Love your take on the sketch. The butterflies are adorable. TFS

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  69. I love the card! The pink is super pretty - Hmmm... I may need to pick up that Cherry Kit!

    I love sketches... I use them about 60% of the time! :)

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  70. Great job. Love the screen butterfly!

    I'm really enjoying looking at the sketches from this blog hop. I get more inspired looking at what others have done with the sketches, too.

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  71. Congratulations girl such an honor! Love your card!

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  72. What a gorgeous card!!! Wow!!!

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  73. Love your card! Thank you for sharing!

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  74. how exciting!congrats and love your cards! great kit you used!

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  75. Great card - thanks for playing along, I'm having a hopping good time!

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  76. Beauitful! Love the colours you've used. And who can go past a gorgeous spray of butterflies? So lovely! TFS!

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  77. Cute card! Love those butterflies!

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  78. Terrific butterflies! Lovely card!

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  79. Love those butterflies! Pretty colors too!

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  80. Great card. This sketch is sure going to inspire all of us.

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  81. This is fantastic, Ashley! I love sketches (of course!), and you have done a great job with this one!!

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  82. What a fun card & I LOVE your BG paper!!!

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  83. Love the card and the butterflies!

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  84. Love the card and the butterflies!

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  86. Cute card! Love your take on the sketch. I have to have this book.

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