January 28, 2008

Rubber Soul Sketch Book Cards

I've got a ton of work on my plate right now so I needed some quick ideas. I reached for my handy dandy sketch notebook and these four cards came together very quickly, indeed. With each card, I've also shown my sketch layout that inspired the card. I highly suggest you create an idea notebook so that you can have some *go to* layouts for when you're pressed for time, need inspiration or just want to remember those layouts that you think are awesome. Would you be interested in a kit to make your own idea notebook? Let me know your thoughts.......

Now on to the cards. All of the images used on these cards are from Rubber Soul. Be sure to check out all the stamps in the Valentine/love section as there are some darling images and sentiments. I love this layout below because it uses two pattern paper designs. With all of the fun coordinating papers that companies are coming out with now, I love to mix and match papers from the same line. The paper for all these cards is from Cosmo Cricket. And aren't the bees just too cute? And I knew I just had to have this cake stand stamp and cupcake stamp. Cupcakes are all the rage, you see them everywhere! The cupcake on the right is cut out and raised up with a pop dot. The inside sentiment is shown on the wood stamp and says *have a delicious birthday*. That's a must have stamp for cupcake cards!
This is a favorite go to layout of mine because I love that you can add some type of embellishment at the top part of the card. I usually use buttons but the possibilities are endless. The two hearts on this card are separate wood stamps. I used Eclipse Masking Tape to mask the pink heart, then stamped the second yellow heart on top to create a layered look. Notice that I store my masks right on the wood stamp front. No need to cut a new mask each time.
This little honeybee is so darling! I kept the image and matting small and then used lots of patterned paper to add some vibrant color. Again, another layout that lets you use two paper patterns. Two gold brads secure the horizontal band in place.
For all the colored images, I used my Copic markers......have you seen that Ellen has new colors????? Heaven!! Well I hope you enjoy today's cards and my sketches. Where do I get my ideas for my sketches? I get ideas from card magazines such as CARDS and Paper Crafts, scrapbooking magazines such as Creating Keepsakes, idea books from companies like Stampin' Up!, Splitcoast and from my stamper friends. Many of my ideas are also my own originals. I like to keep my sketch book by my side or actually make sticky note sketches, then transfer them to my idea sketch book later. If you're like me, I know you have lots of ideas jotted down here and there and on the back of grocery receipts. But I bet when it comes time to stamp, you can't find 'em right? Create your own idea sketch book so that your ideas can be kept in one place. You'll love it, I guarantee. If you are interested in creating your own sketch book, I'm thinking of designing a kit for Ellen's store.......anyone interested?

34 comments:

Katie said...

Yes please!!! I keep meaning to get a sketch book together as that's usually where I start when stamping. It's all about having something 'purty.' What size is your current sketch book? Love all of these cards today...thanks for showing them with the sketches.

Otter said...

I'll take one of each...oh and a copy of your sketch book!!!!

Wendy said...

Bring it on!!! I think a sketch book would be awesome filled with millions of different card layouts! Loved your cards today, there so cute!! TFS

Cynthia said...

Hi! I just stumbled onto your blog and I'm very pleased. Your idea of a sketch book is awesome. I would like a kit to create one of my own. I have ideas floating all over my house and book bag! Loved the cards that you showed today. I'll be back for more inspiration! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I would love a sketch book kit!

Great idea :)

jenstamps said...

All your cards are adorable! I just love that cupcake image. You blog is always so inspiring!!!

Jen said...

I am definitely in for buying a kit for a sketch book. It has always been on my "to do" list that never seems to get done. I love all of the cards! I have to check out your blog as soon as I get home from work. It brightens my day.

Viv said...

I am definitely interested in your sketch book! That would be terrific! I love your cards today....very cute!

diane mcvey said...

I have the sketch book, but I need your sketches! LOL Wow, it looks like you have a WONDERFUL resource there..awesome. I'd give good money to look thru it! hehe
Great idea for the kit, you rock!!! :D

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this....it's the cutest!!! You are so Amazing with what you Create!!!!

TracyM said...

I would love a kit for a sketch book. I trying to get organized this year and that would help. Right now I have sketches in several different places.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Yes, what a great kit idea! Thanks for sharing your "creative process" and a peek of your sketch book! You should sell copies of your sketches...

DeeDee said...

Oh my, my, my...these are all so adorable and I really love the idea of a sketch book!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to get my hands on a sketchbook kit, but would love to get my hands on YOUR sketchbook ideas even more. LOL! You should write a book, girl!

scrappinsista said...

i would love to have a skectch book of layouts and ideas i love looking at your blog i am on it eveyday u do such good work i am trying to get a little stampin and scrappin in as much as i can.

Jo R. said...

A sketch book kit is a great idea. My sketches float around my desk on post-it notes and then get lost in "the black hole". Terrific idea!

Ohio Rasmussens said...

oh please, oh please, oh please!!! I have four kids five and under and when it is card creating time, it is get down to the buckle time! Please won't you mass produce YOUR sketch book for us!!!! ;)I would be in mass producing heaven!

My name is Michelle said...

You should publish a sketch book. Most of us can draw a sraight line. This is why I stamp. Your sketch book is just beautiful. You are a truly artistic soul. Great job on the cards.

2 Worlds said...

Yeah I;m thinking about a book like this also

Anonymous said...

Mish, is that sketchbook one you created yourself or is it a purchased book with sketches already in it? Great idea!
Mary Puskar
priitiveseasons@comcast.net

3 Brats said...

I think a sketch book is a great idea...especially when I a creatively challenged! Like today!
M~

salusa63 said...

Please sell copies of your sketch book. I will be the first to order one!! A completed one - not one I have to draw in myself! :) That would not be a pretty thing! LOL But please consider putting together your very own book for sale!!

Andrea Leigh said...

I would LOVE it if you would create a sketchbook for me that already has a bunch of your favorite sketches in it - but room for me to add more. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
astaff@bete.com

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in something like this, too!
Cathy M.

Cami said...

Yes, definitely interested. I was just thinking of ways that I could pursuade you to make a copy of your sketch book for me.

Mendi M said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! That would be fantastic!

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY!!!!! Whip something up for us! your things are beautiful - you should absolutely include some of your sketches! :) think about publishing your own.....Susan

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful sketches and great idea, Mish!

dawnsing said...

So cute, Michelle!

Wendalyn said...

The kit sounds like a great idea - I honestly never thought about making anything like this. Always seems like i use the same layout over and over.

Kerry J. said...

I love this! I often use your sketches to inspire my cards - I totally think you should create a kit for Ellen's store. But I think you should become the Becky Higgins of the stamping world - Michelle Wooderson's Sketches. In the meantime, would you share with use what is on the tabs in your sketchbook? Pretty please??

Anonymous said...

Will the sketchbook kit include your sketches??? It that's the case, then, I'm IN! I am so UN-creative, but I want to make homemade cards...I LOVE Becky Higgins' sketches books - is that what you're thinking?

Beth said...

Just scan your sketch book and send me the jpgs baby!

Jenn said...

Okay, I have to ask where did you get the cupcake stamp and cake stamp set at? I have to have it!!!
Great cards!

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