Thursday, September 29, 2011


Time for another sketch!
Some measurements:
  • Standard card: 4.25x5.5
  • The main panel: 4.25x3
  • Top strip: 1.25x5.5
  • Sentiment Panel: use your sentiment as the guideline. I stamped the greeting on white cardstock, adhered it the next layer, then trimmed it.
Here's my take on the sketch. I was wanting something bright and cheerful.
Stamps: Floral Frenzy, Big Birthday Bash Sentiments, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Simply Chartreuse, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Fresh Snow
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, White, Simply Chartreuse, Melon Mambo
Accessories, etc: Scalloped edge die
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

FTL159 Sending Smiles

Here's what I came up with the sketch for this week....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Pear Pizazz, Pretty in Pink
*Images:  Hero Arts Sending Smiles
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! grosgrain ribbon; unknown buttons

Saturday, September 24, 2011

FTL159 Cute As A Button

Here is my  take on the FTL 159 sketch.  This is a 4.24x5.5 in  card.
Supplies: Stamps - Studio G; Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento; Misc - Buttons, Ribbon, Glue Dots

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Hello! Time for another sketch!
When I started playing around, I found that I could only really get it to work by changing the card to 4x6, instead of the standard 4.25x5.5. It still follows the sketch, it just gives a bit more length to work with. The only other measurement to note is the bottom panel, which is 1.5 x4.
I also wasn't intending on making a winter-y card, it just kind of happened. The last few days have been chillier, but it's supposed to be back to the low to mid 20s this weekend!
Stamps: Peace Be Still
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Bermuda Bay, White
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Bermuda Bay, White
Accessories, etc: Ribbon, Snowflake die, pearls, foam tape, white embossing powder
As always, if you play along, feel free to link your project below!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I hope everyone has had a great weekend... I enjoyed some time in my craft space on Friday night, some time with friends on Saturday night and have done some work while watching a movie today.  All in all, a pretty good weekend!

When I saw the sketch for this week I knew I wanted to do my main image white on black...not sure about the pop of colour though....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Basic Black
*Images:  Stampin' Up! Pocket Silhouettes; PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  Versamagic
*Tools:  Corner Chomper
*Embellishments:  unknown trim; white embossing powder

Friday, September 16, 2011


Here's my interpretation of this week's sketch.  I love these cups so much!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend!

stamps - Ad Sense, Warm Happiness Too
paper - island indigo, lucky limeade, soft stone, real red
ink - island indigo, pool party, lucky limeade, early espresso
acc - corner rounder, dimensionals, heart punch, dots EF


Time for another sketch!
And here's my card. It's ultra simple this week. I went with little extras, like using sparkly embossing powder and shimmery white cardstock, to add a bit of pop.
Stamps: Happy Thoughts (Verve), Inside & Out: Birthday (PTI), Good Things Grow (SU!)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, White, Shimmery White
Accessories, etc: Satin ribbon, Swiss dot embossing folder, sparkly embossing powder
If you play along feel free to leave a link to your project!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


For some reason I thought I had made a card for the challenge this week... and then when I saw the post go live, I realized I didn't recognize the sketch at all LOL!  Thankfully I had some time on Friday evening to play....  and this is what I came up with...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzlebery
*Images:  Impress
*Ink:  Versamagic Perfect Plumeria, Spring Pansy
*Tools:  Big Shot; Sizzix plaid embossing folder
*Embellishments:  Doodlebug flocked brad; Petaloo Flowers (coloured wtih the Versamagic ink)

Friday, September 9, 2011

FTL157 Birhtday Wishes

Love this sketch - I used my PaperTrey Sunflower Dies and cut flet for the flower parts and the leaves were cut from Avocado card stock and stamped with Old Olive ink. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - SU!; Misc - Felt, PaperTrey Flower die, Foam Squares, Glue Dots

FTL 157

I went bright and colorful for this baby card.  I cut an inch off the front right side, and the darker orange strip is actually on the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2, Bitty Background Blocks, Mega Mixed Messages (all PTI)
paper - tangerine tango, peach parfait, lucky limeade, pear pizzazz, vanilla
ink - early espresso, tangerine tango
acc - ribbon, pearl


Time for another sketch!
I ended up moving the patterned strip to the left side of the card. Sometimes you can try to use a sketch to the t, and it doesn't quite work, but modifying it just a bit can make all the difference. Perhaps if I had used a different image and placed the image more to the left, having the patterned strip on the right would have been more balanced.
Here's my card:
Some measurements:
Card Base: 4-1/4x5-1/2
Main Panel: 2-1/4x4-1/2
Terracotta Pieces: 2-1/4x1-1/8 (bottom), 2-1/4x1-1/4 (top)
Side Strip: 3/4x5-1/2
Stamps: Leaf Prints, Masculine Motifs, Woodgrain Background Basics
Ink: More Mustard, Summer Sun, Dark Chocolate, Dusty Durango
Paper: Rustic Cream, Kraft, Terracotta Tile, Dark Chocolate
Accessories, etc.: Woodgrain Impression Plate, Ribbon, Leaf Prints die,
If you play along, feel free to leave a link:

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I am truly in awe that it is the end of summer 2011!  The kids went back to school this past Thursday and activities all start up after the long weekend....  time to go go go again!

I found it a lot of fun to be playing some of our sketch challenges with some of the other great challenge blogs out there... I hope you had some time to play!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White, Black
*Images:  A Muse
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Unknown printed ribbon; Doodlebug flower sticker; Glitter Ritz
*Tools:  Spellbinders Nestabilities

Friday, September 2, 2011


Put your sunglasses on for this one, folks!  I pulled out some cheery colors for this one!
Thanks for stopping by.

stamps - Think Big Faves #7, Cupcake Collection (both PTI)
paper - calypso coral, poppy parade, lucky limeade, lemon tart
ink - black, daffodil delight, lucky limeade
acc - cupcake dies (PTI), icing die (Cat's Pajamas), circle nesties, heart punch, twine, dimensionals

FTL156 Happy Birthday

Another sketch that has so many possibilities!  For a quick card I used the PaperTrey die that goes with the stamp set Hello Friend.  Add the sentiment and a ribbon and you're good to go!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Paper - PaperTrey Lemon Tart; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - PaperTrey Flower Die, Ribbon

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Well, I hope you enjoyed our month of collaboration with some of the other great challenge blogs out there! We're back to taking things solo, but if you hadn't ventured out before to some other challenge blogs, remember there are just so many out there, ready to inspire!
This sketch is super simple! There's really nothing to measure. Start with your basic card base, pick what kind of image you want to put in the circle, then find a circle punch or die to fit the image. Easy! Here, I actually have a little tip. I didn't feel like cutting out the sunflower or masking (since that required fussy cutting too), so I took an exacto knife and cut along the flower in 2 spots, just big enough to slide the leaf in behind the main image. It worked great and it was really quick! I was quite happy with it, since it gave that extra bit of dimension without the work.

Supplies: Stamps: Simple Sunflower, Signature Greetings
Ink: Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Chocolate Chip, White
Accessories, etc.: Epoxy Dome Sticker, Ribbon, Scalloped Circle and Regular Circle Die As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your creation!