It's my first time hearing about Pals Paper Arts, and now that I *have* heard about them, guess what that means...??  More sketch challenge entries! LOL

Ok, Ok, here was the sketch they provided us with this month. :)

I tried to stick to the sketch pretty closely; There's another pink layer under the typographic background to make up all the layers for 1, 2 & 3. And for 4, I've added the bordered sentiment to the card in the lower left hand corner. :)

(Almost) Nothing to see here folks. Just another card made using the Prim Optimist collection. LOL
-- Just kidding --

This is a special card with it being the last entry to a Seize the Sketch challenge. :(
I don't make the rules, I just follow them, and that's the word on the blog.  /sigh

The sketch for August was super simple and I loved it because of it's simplicity.

Okay, well actually at first I saw it and saw all the "white space" on it and thought to myself, how am I going to make this work with the Optimist collection!  No sooner did I start going through the embellishments, did I come up with this cutie of a card!

Super simple and, in my opinion, it holds a powerful message as well. :)  I'm glad I decided to start playing around to the beat of this sketch to get something made. I really like how it turned out in the end!

Thanks for taking the time to drop by!

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Whoa! What is this?!  A Prima Princess project?! Where is the Optimist stuff that I was supposed to be working through?! Bad Kerry! LOL

In all honesty though, this card is a Prima Princess card since the Prima Product Picks Palette for the August challenge happens to work nicely with this collection. :)

Because I used the tall & skinny Mojo Monday sketch #360, I was able to use just over half of one of the A4 sheets from the collection to make the card base.

Then I used one of the chipboard pieces, a flower, 3 leaves and some of the crystals from the collection to finish it off. :)

The inside is also a tad papered because the paper is so light, but I didn't take a picture of it, since it was a tad plainer.

Thanks for dropping by and taking a looksee!

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Sick of all the Prima Optimist I have for all of you???!?!?

No? Not Yet?  Good!  I have a feeling there's even more to come. LOL

This sketch is featured on the Freshly Made Sketches blog for August 2014.
And I went and took it and turned it into this card:

I'm loving how bright these seemingly dark papers can end up!  But I *am* running out of Optimist embellishments, and as someone who keeps kits and collections together, I don't know how much more I can get out of these Optimist related supplies! Lol

I'll try to keep the cards coming as long as I've got the product to do so!

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The retro sketches challenge always appeals to me because of how the sketch is drawn. I don't know why, but I love that it does have such a hand-drawn look to it!

Like, I mean, I know it's a digital image, but it still has a homegrown feel to it. :)

Anyway, moving on to another Prima Optimist card that I've created from my arsenal of 6x6 Prima paper pads:

The little banner was made from a cut out that I fussy out from the cut out sheet and the "Love Life" main sentiment is actually one of the ATC cards from the Optimist collection that I've simply cut down and re-rounded the corners to make it fit on the front of the card. :)

Thanks for dropping in!

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In my search for inspirational challenges for August, I found the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

I was thrilled to find another Canadian challenge blog, so I felt personally obligated to join in the fun there (along with using up my older Prima stash. :P

The sketch that they are asking us to play with is:
I love challenges where the project is not restricted to a certain type, just as long as the sketch is followed. :)
Because I'm trying to plow through (possibly) 2 - 6x6 paper pads from the Prima Optimist collection, I opted for a card. And it is posted right here!

I used some packaging for the backing of my sentiments and some Stampin Up ribbon for the side bow thing. There's also some Prima Optimist brads, and  one of the wood veneer pieces behind the ribbon!

Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out my card!

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Within my top 3 paper crafting companies, is Prima Marketing. The quality is always top notch, the embellishments are made to coordinate perfectly, and the variety of styles within each collection is always vast enough to pretty much cover almost any kind of project you want.

So anyway, I'm a *huge* Prima fan!  And this month I decided to enter the August BAP sketch challenge with a card I made!  Yes, I know there are two cards shown in the post, but I promise, I only started with one, and then I wanted to use up some more scarps and I'm trying to go through my stash, so yes, I ended up with two. :P

And my take on the sketch goes something like this:

All of the products are Prima *except* the flowers. I did not end up buying the flowers for the Optimist collection but I do have tons of the 6x6 papers. After I finished the card, I thought that I could have made flowers fro m the paper since I have so much of it, but that was an after thought and something I may work on tonight to build a flower stash for this collection. :)

Anyway, thanks for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!