Monday, September 28, 2009

Ten Minute Monday

Here's a quick, colourful birthday card for this week's ten minute Monday. I stamped and coloured a monster from Silly Monsters. The background was made by embossing the Pebbles plate onto pink cardstock, then attaching that to white cardstock and cutting out that whole piece with Labels 8. I added a bit of ribbon, the monster, and a sentiment and put it all together on a black card base.

Friday, September 25, 2009


Here is the sketch for this week. This is a quick and easy one! If you play along please leave a link here to your card. I love this CAS sketch! I needed an anniversary card and this layout was quick and easy. Supplies: Stamps - Hampton Arts, PaperTrey Mixed Messages; Paper - PaperTrey Stampers Select, Poppy, Bitty Box Basics; Ink - Versamagic Red magic, Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - Nestabilities, Half Back Pearls, Mini Pop Dots.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

FTL60 - Holiday Greetings

Hiya! Hope you had a great Sunday! :) This is what I came up with using the most recent Fall-to Layout Sketch that Natasha created. I was hoping I'd get a chance to post this card earlier today, but life got in the way. LOL, it has a habit of doing that, eh?! :)

Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps - Peaceful Poinsettia, Signature Christmas Ink - Memento Black, Stazon Black, Copics Paper - Raspberry Fizz, Whisper White, Holiday Cheer Miscellaneous - Pearls, Pink Rhinestone, Corner Rounder

Saturday, September 19, 2009

FTL 60

I broke out My Cute Stamps to go along with this sketch. I realize I should have put a bird on the card so that the sentiment makes sense, but oh well! Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend! Supplies: stamps - You're Tweet, Spunky Nature paper - pale plum, avocado, white ink - razzleberry, olive, suede acc - dimensionals, corner rounder, rhinestones

Friday, September 18, 2009

FTL#60 Just a Note

I used Koh-i-noor colored pencils and baby oil to color the pitcher and flowers. The sentiment is stamped with PTI Enchanted Evening ink. The card stock is also Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise and Stampers Select. I used Hero Arts Gemstones below the image panel. Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Autumn Abundance; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, PTI Enchanted Evening; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Koh-i-noor Colored Pencils, Baby Oil, Hero Arts Gemstones, Mini Pop Dots

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall-to Layout 60

For some reason I had a hard figuring out what I wanted to do for my sketch this week. Sometimes it just is easier, you know? I finally decided on something, and it was loosely based on the image I wanted to use. You've got to start somewhere, right! So here's the sketch:

Some dimensions:

  • Card base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Cream Piece:2-1/8 x 3-1/4
  • Pumpkin Piece: 1 x 3-1/4
Supplies: Stamps: Autumn Splendor, Garden of Life Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Pumpkin Pie Ink: Rich Cocoa Accessories, etc.: Chocolate Polytwill, corner rounder, pop dots, copics, rhinestones *Keeping things simple tip* Use a template to draw dots for the rhinestones, apply with tweezers.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ten Minute Monday 09/14/09

I've got an ultra quick, ultra simple card to share today. I was in the mood for a one layer card with a bit of a colour pop. I chose my ribbon first, then found one coordinating colour and an earthy neutral. Sometimes, it's easy to forget how nicely using markers for inking up stamps can turn out! Supplies: Stamps: Feel the Joy (Unity stamps, from i {heart} papers), Sincere Salutations Ink: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede Paper: Rustic WhiteAccessories, etc.: Ribbon

Sunday, September 13, 2009

FTL 59

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Supplies: stamps - On My Couch and Additions paper - baja, white, choc dsp ink - spring moss, pure poppy, black, choc acc - dimensional, red gg

Saturday, September 12, 2009

FTL59 - Grateful For You

Hello, and happy Saturday! :) This is what I created using the Fall-to Layout #59 sketch. I normally stamp the flowers from In Bloom onto colored card stock, then cut out and layer them with pop dots, but decided to give coloring with my Copics a try. I can definitely use the practice! :) A simple card, but I think it turned out kinda cute.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Supplies: Stamps - Friends 'Til the End, In Bloom Ink - Soft Suede, Stazon Black, Copics Paper - Kiwi Kiss Textured CS, Melon Berry, Kraft, Whisper White Miscellaneous - Melon Berry Grosgrain Ribbon

Monsters like CAS too!

Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming Chicken Girl Designs release. Supplies: Stamps: Silly Monsters Ink: Rich Cocoa Paper: Very Vanilla, Turquoise, Pumpkin, Striped DP Accessories, etc.: Copics, Ribbon, Pop Dots

Friday, September 11, 2009


My card for this week's sketch is 4.25 " square. I like that size so I can use a regular envelop and not have to pay extra postage. I kept pretty true to the sketch except instead of a ribbon, I embossed the right panel with a new border embossing folder. The image panel is matted with DCWV textured card stock and then attached with dimensionals to the front of the card. Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Fall Elegance, Autumn Abundance; Ink - PaperTrey Summer Sunrise, SU! Old Olive; Paper - PaperTrey Vintage Cream, DCWV; Misc - Cuttlebug border embossing folder, Dimensionals

Fall-to Layout #59

Hello, here's this week's sketch. I will be updating tomorrow with a sample, and I'm sure the some of the rest of the team will post their samples throughout the weekend. The design is meant to be square, so really any size will do. Have a great weekend, and as always, feel free to leave a link if you participate.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ten Minute Monday - or One Card, Two Ways

Super fast and simple cards for you today! I like the bottom one better, which is your fave?
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - You're Tweet (My Cute Stamps), Unity sentiment
paper - natural, banana
ink - pumpkin, olive
acc - buttons, dimensionals, 1/2" circle punch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

FTL58 - Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday! I hope you're all having a great weekend!

This is what I came up with using the Fall-to Layout # 58 Sketch. At first, I was going to make my sample using Fall colors, but it's still too warm here and I just couldn't come up with anything I was happy with. LOL, so I guess it's back to brighter colors for me! :)

Supplies: Stamps - Mega Mixed Messages, Beautiful Blooms Ink - Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay Paper - Bermuda Bay, New Leaf, Vintage Cream, My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Miscellaneous - Fiskars Embossed Curve Punch, Corner Rounder

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fall-to Layout #58

Time for another sketch! Even though it finally feels like summer here, I thought an autumn themed project would be fun. Feel free to turn the "leaves" on the sketch into any image element, but try to keep the placement similar.Some proportions:
  • Card: 3.5x6
  • Vanilla panel: 3.5x 2.5
  • Chocolate Mat 3.5x2-5/8
  • Scallops are 5/8 at the widest part
As always, if you play along, please leave a link in this post's comments! Supplies:
Stamps: Recollections Fall stamps, Stampin' Up! Greeting
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Memory Makers Autumn Frenzy Collection, Cream cardstock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories, etc.: Pop Dots, embossed scallop punch