Monday, November 30, 2009

FTL70 Happy Birthday

I love this layout - I think it is very versatile! This card is pretty straightforward so I'll just list the supplies. Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black, PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, SU! Real Red; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Koh-i-noor Colored Pencils, Baby Oil, Ribbon, Button

Friday, November 27, 2009

FTL 70!

Hello! I hope all my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying all the shopping deals today. Here's this week's sketch. I decided to have some fun designing with the images from Stampin' Up!'s Digital Studio. I suppose I could have actually turned this into a fully digital card instead of just a sketch, but I figured I'd bring it to life with paper and stamps. So here's my take on the sketch. If you're wanting some dimensions...
  • The card is 4.25x5.5.
  • The apricot piece is just over 4.5x3.25.
  • The turquoise piece is 1.75x3.25
Supplies: Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Polka Dot Basics, Vintage Picnic Paper: Certainly Celery, White, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal Ink: Certainly Celery, Rich Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal Accessories, etc.: Chocolate Polytwill, brad, pop dots

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

10 Minute Wednesday & FTL69 - Grateful for You

Hi everyone!! Hope your day is going swimmingly. :) This card was created using the Fall-to Layout #69... And it took me less than 10 minutes. Yes, folks. Me. World's *slowest* stamper. 10 minutes. Whoohoo!! I can finally say I made a 10 minute card. :) If any of you are traveling over the holiday weekend, be safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving! :) Supplies: Stamps - Signature Greetings, Turning a New Leaf Ink - Fresh Snow, Ripe Avocado Paper - Kraft Miscellaneous - Purple Rhinestones, Corner Rounder

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I used the Brocade Buttons from Aimoobaroo Etsy store for my inspiration today which was the SCS IC270 challenge. I hope everyone here in the US has a great Thanksgiving! Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Fall Elegance; Paper - PaperTrey Vanilla Cream; Ink - PaperTrey, Memento

Friday, November 20, 2009

FTL 69

I figured having a one layer card as the sketch was a bit overdue. On one layer cards the image placement is crucial, so hopefully this sketch gives you a decent starting point! If you find your final result too plain, consider adding some embellishments, like glitter, pearls, rhinestones or buttons!
Stamps: Vintage Picnic, For All You Do
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate
Paper: White
Accessories, etc.: Pearls, Buttons

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FTL68 - Wishing You...

Hi everyone! :) Here's what I came up with using the Fall-to Layout sketch that Natasha posted on Friday. I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo, but the white snowflakes are actually the negative punched images that I had leftover on the piece of Raspberry Fizz cardstock I used.

Supplies: Stamps - Tree Trimming Trio Ink - Fresh Snow Paper - Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White Miscellaneous - Summer Sunrise Grosgrain Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Aqua Rhinestones

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ten Minute Monday 11/16/09

Here's an ultra quick card for you today. When I saw this set, I thought the party hat wearing dog was adorable, so I wanted the card to focus on that! Supplies: Stamps: Birthday Wishes (available at i {heart} papers today!) Ink: Tuxedo Black Paper: Kraft, White, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Accessories, etc.: Copics, corner rounder

Sunday, November 15, 2009

FTL68 Happy Birthday

I used the SCS CAS41 Inspiration Challenge to make this card. We were to find inspiration from the Vera Bradley handbags and purses. I chose the Pirouette Collection . All materials are PaperTrey except for the Versafine, Memento and SU! inks. Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Beautiful Blooms, Birthday Basics; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Dandylion, SU! Real Red; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - SU! Real Red marker, PaperTrey ribbon and Vintage button, yellow embroidery floss, SU! Dimensionals

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall-to Layout #68

Happy Friday! Here's this week's sketch.
I decided to make use of a recent acquisition. I went down to the States for Remembrance Day to do a bit of shopping. Punches are ridiculously marked up here, so I picked up a few for cheap! One was this adorable cupcake punch. I paired it with some of the Loves Me paper (which always reminds me of cupcakes) and some of the coordinating ribbon.
Stamps: Cupcake Collection
Ink: Fresh Snow
Paper: White, Pretty in Pink, Dark Chocolate, Loves Me DSP
Accessories, etc.: Cupcake Punch (EK Success/ Martha Stewart), Ribbon, Button

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ten Minute Monday on Tuesday

I made several cards for the SCS color challenge and used the CPS141 sketch for most of the cards. The colors for the challenge were Burgundy, Vanilla and Kraft. Then I started using the colors and making more quick one layer cards or minimal layers that all took 10 minutes or less. I thought I'd share them with you. These first few use CPS141. These next two are not using the CPS sketch. Supplies: Stamps - Studio G, Inkadinkado, PaperTrey Holiday Button Bits; Ink - PaperTrey Scarlet Jewel; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Quickutz Holiday Words embossing folder, Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder and border embossing folder, Scor-pal, PaperTrey Vintage buttons, Glue Dots, SU! DImensionals.

Friday, November 6, 2009

FTL#67 Season's Greetings

Another great sketch from Natasha that I will use a lot! I used the PaperTrey Holiday Button Bits set and a sentiment from PaperTrey Holiday Greetings set. Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine; paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Nestabilities, PaperTrey Vintage Buttons, Glue Dots, SU! Dimensionals

Fall-to Layout #67

Happy Friday! I've made two samples for this week's sketch. Because I've done similar layouts before, I have a few suggestions for this one. Keep the circular focal image part as a circle. Secondly, add some sort of embellishment on either side of the focal image. Lastly, keep the sentiment bottom center. Feel free to stamp it directly on your card or add a tag if your patterned paper is too busy or dark. Here's the layout: My first sample: Supplies: Stamps: It's a Snow Day Ink: Rich Cocoa Paper: Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Dots and Dashes Accessories, etc.: brads, nestabilities, corner rounder Copics My second sample: Supplies: Stamps: You're Tweet, Birthday Basics Ink: Ocean Tides, Rich Cocoa Paper: Early Bird, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Baja Breeze Accessories, etc.: nestabilities, brads, buttons, saffron ribbon

Monday, November 2, 2009

FTL66 - Sending You Christmas Joy

Happy Monday! Hope your day has been flying by! :) This is what I came up with using the Fall-to Layout #66 Sketch posted on Friday. The sentiment is a little hard to see in the photo, but is much more defined IRL.

Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Ornaments, Polka Dot Basics 2 Ink - Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist Paper - Bermuda Bay, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Thoroughly Modern DSP Miscellaneous - Corner Rounder, Aqua Rhinestones, Aqua Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Lemongrass Satin Ribbon

FTL 66

Hi there, hope you had a good weekend! There is actually no stamping on this card, just some chipboard and a rub-on. Supplies: stamps - none paper - aqua mist, white, Nutmeg (cosmo cricket) ink - none acc - celery gg, Nutmeg Ready Set Chipboard, rub-on (SU)