Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ten Minute Wednesday

Hello! :) I hope you're all having a great day! Since there aren't going to be any new Fall-to Layout sketches until after the new year, I thought I'd pop in with a 10 minute card I created. It's hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone and that it's already time to ring in the new year! Where did 2009 go??


  • Create a 4 1/4" square card base using red CS.
  • Stamp a row of polka dots in white ink, and adhere a piece of pink grosgrain ribbon on top of the strip of dots.
  • Stamp the sentiment repeatedly on a piece of white CS, making sure to leave room for rhinestone accents.
  • Stamp a background pattern onto fuchsia CS, as well as a pink heart image onto white CS, and use heart punches to punch them out.
  • Adhere the sentiment strip on top of the pink ribbon, attach the hearts with pop dots and embellish with rhinestones.

Supplies: Stamps - Background Basics: Diamonds, Heart Prints, Polka Dot Basics Ink - Fresh Snow, True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz Paper - Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White Miscellaneous - Green Rhinestones, Heart Punches, Hibiscus Burst Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, December 18, 2009

Blast from the past (kind of)

Today's sketch is based on a holiday card I posted last year. I never made a sketch from it, but thought it would work out nicely for this week's sketch. On a side note, there will be no sketch after today until mid January. With Christmas, New Year's, and my holidays in January I will not be around as much. Here's my card. It's quite simple, I made use of punches to really speed up the process. Supplies: Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes, Take a Bough (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Spring Moss Ink: Dark Chocolate Accessories, etc.: Circle punches, corner rounder

Thursday, December 17, 2009

FTL72 - Thanks, Chickie!

Hi everyone! Today's card was creating using the Fall-to Layout Sketch posted last Friday by Natasha. My sample is definitely on the simple side, but I really like the way it turned out... Sometimes I think using a bunch of patterns together can make a design look a little on the busy side, but these patterns together almost seem delicate to me. LOL, as usual, I went back and forth about a million times trying to figure out what cardstock color I should use as my card base, and finally settled on using acetate. I also embossed the background with dots to help it stand out a bit. Have a great one! :) Supplies: Stamps - Damask Designs, Background Basics: Diamonds, Handwritten Notes Ink - Versamark, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy Paper - Old Olive DSP, Bermuda Bay, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Kraft, Stamper's Select White Miscellaneous - Vintage Cream Satin Ribbon, Acetate, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Saturday, December 12, 2009


It is a good thing that Chanukah is 8 days - I still have time to get my cards out! I used FTL72 to make this Chanukah card. I used the "pond ripples" from PTI Pond Life to make it look like the dreidels were spinning. The sentiment is from PTI Mazel Tov. Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - PaperTrey Enchanted Evening; Paper - PaperTrey, Making Memories; Misc - Dreidel and Star of David embellies (unknown), Ribbon, Twine, Glue Dots

Friday, December 11, 2009

Number 72

Good evening! Here's today's sketch. Time to use more of that patterned paper I figured I'd use some papers from a kit, since I knew they'd coordinate nicely. I added a few extra embellishments to my finished card. Sometimes you just need to add a little something else! Supplies: Stamps: Holiday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Vintage Cream Paper: Jingle SS Kit, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, button, twine, pop dots

Friday, December 4, 2009

FTL 71

Happy Friday everyone! Here's today's sketch. A few tips for you- #1- you don't have to make the focal image an ornament, the idea was basically to have something hanging from the bow or knot. #2- if you don't have a larger scalloped edge punch, consider using a smaller one, or consider using a few circles to make your fancy edge! Supplies: Stamps: Vintage Ornaments (Papertrey Ink) Paper: Kraft, Taken with Teal, Real Red, White, Holiday Lounge DSP Ink: Taken with Tea, Real Red Accessories, etc.: rhinestones, real red grosgrain, scalloped edge punch (EK Success), silver cord