Friday, April 30, 2010


This sketch was perfect for a quick and easy baby card for a friend who recently had a baby. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: stamps - Scattered Showers (PTI); paper - aqua mist, vanilla, OA pp; ink - orange zest, rich cocoa; acc - bling (Zva), celery gg, corner rounder

Sketch 88

Hello! Here's this week's sketch. It's funny, I ended up struggling a bit with my card. The sketch looked great on paper, but it just wasn't coming together. I'm sharing my sample, since I didn't want to leave the post sample-less, but I am not thrilled with the card. I may take another stab at it later! I think I have a few ideas as to what I would change. I was just so hung up using vanilla and kiwi, since that was my ribbon choice. I think the design could more than just the 2 colours. Supplies: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Birthday Basics Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Vintage Cream, DSP Accessories, etc.: Corner rounder, ribbon As always, if you participate, please leave a link!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FTL87 - Congratulations

Hi everyone! :) Just wanted to pop in and post the card I created using the Fall-to Layout #87 sketch Natasha posted on Friday... At first I was going to use masculine colors, but then settled on colors that could really go either way.  Have a great day! :)

  • Create kraft A2 card base.
  • Use punch to create scallop border and adhere to strip of patterned paper.  Adhere to card front.
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink.
  • Stamp car outline image in black ink, then stamp with yellow ink.
  • Cut out and adhere to card front with pop dots.

Stamps - Enjoy the Ride (Papertrey Ink)
Paper - Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Ink - True Black, Lemon Tart
Miscellaneous - Fiskars Apron Lace Punch, Corner Chomp

Sunday, April 25, 2010

FTL 87

I stamped some scrap pieces of cardstock with text background before punching out the flowers, but to make it even more CAS just use patterned paper or plain cardstock. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: stamps - Enjoy the Ride, Text-style Background (both PTI) paper - kiwi kiss, soft stone, elegant eggplant, plum pudding ink - black acc - piercer and template, blooms die #2 (PTI), orange zest button

Friday, April 23, 2010

FTL87 PTI Anniversary Set

I was so excited to see this sketch that Natasha posted this week. I just received my PaperTrey Anniversary set and the images are perfect for this sketch. I made a set of four cards - with lots of white space!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento Grape Jelly, SU! Chocolate Chip, PaperTrey Spring Rain, Versamagic Spanish Olive; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Vintage Buttons, Rhinestones, Nestabilities, Foam Squares

# 87

Good afternoon! Here's this week's sketch. Just as a reminder, there is never a deadline on the sketches, they are forever open ended! This week's sketch is a pretty similar concept to ones I've done before. The main difference is that the overlapping circle. This is another sketch that is all about the white space, so I hope you embrace that space! Here's my card! It's very basic. I really love this dotty paper. The mix of yellows in it are fabulous and just scream "baby giraffe". So I paired it with one. Supplies: Stamps: Inside & Out : Baby, Fox & Friends Paper: White, Good Morning Sunshine, Basic Grey Ink: Cantaloupe, Basic Gray Accessories, etc.: Nestabilities As always, feel free to share a link directly to your card!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

FTL86 - Congrats On Your Little Bundle

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great Sunday... :) This card was created using the Fall-to Layout #86 sketch Natasha posted on Friday.  I wanted to mix things up a bit, so I used rhinestones and stars for the circle elements on the sketch... I was also toying with the idea of using my Corner Chomp on the left corner because I thought that space looked a little lonely, but after staring at it for a few minutes, I decided to leave it as is. :)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Stamps - Star Prints, Signature Greetings
Paper - Hawaiian Shores, Basic Gray, Stamper's Select White
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow
Miscellaneous - Aqua Rhinestones, Star Punch

Friday, April 16, 2010

FTL86 Happy Birthday

I wanted to do something other than circles for this sketch so I used butterflies (what else is there???).  I chose to use shades of purples, browns and cream which is the ssnotime135 challenge this week. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - SU! Perfect Plum; Paper - PaperTrey, SU! Soft Suede; Misc - crocheted butterflies, PaperTrey butterfly die, MS butterfly punch, butterfly brads

FTL 86

I took a little bit of liberty with this sketch, thinking outside my normal box! Have a great weekend! Supplies: stamps - Spunky Nature (My Cute Stamps), Because of You (ippity) paper - pink pirouette, soft suede, white ink - soft suede, kiwi kiss acc - rhinestones

Thursday, April 15, 2010

FTL 86

Woo, it's (almost) Friday!! I am ready for the weekend. I was working 7-1 this week, so I'd be good with not getting up at 5AM for a while!
Here's this week's sketch. I designed it a few days ago. Thursday came around and I hadn't made my sample yet. I actually haven't done much of anything in the creative department this week. I made it my goal to get it done. I have to say, I ended up being so inspired, I made two! I used circles, feel free to use flowers, butterflies, hearts, stars, or anything else! For my circles, I used the 4 smallest circle nestabilities, as well as a 1/2'' circle punch and a 3/4'' circle punch. My circle placement deviated a bit from the sketch. The idea is to have around six elements that overlap in a vertical line.

Here's my first card, why yes, I am still on a Haiku kick. (I wish I could've made that into a Haiku, ha!) I just love the So Saffron, Tango Tangerine, More Mustard, and Old Olive colour combination! This paper may have retired a year ago, but I think it's still pretty fresh!

Since I had all sorts of patterned paper out and about, I put together another card. This time I used Urban Oasis. It was nice to bring out the Baja Breeze again! I quite like this paper's colour combination too!

Supplies: Stamps: Women of Life (PTI) Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Ocean Tides Paper: So Saffron, White, Tangerine Tango, Haiku DSP, Smokey Shadow, Baja Breeze, Urban Oasis DSP Accessories, etc.: various circle dies and punches

As always, feel free to provide a link to your project here!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

FTL85 Thank You

I don't make this size card often enough - I love how they look.  This is 3.5 x 6.5 inches. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Butterfly Dreams, Take Three: Spring; Paper- PaperTrey, DCWV Mariposa Stack; Ink - PaperTrey Enchanted Evening, Ocean Tides, Versamagic Pumpkin Pie; Misc - PaperTrey ribbon, Spica Clear Glitter pen

Friday, April 9, 2010

FTL 85

My mom's birthday is this weekend, so it was the perfect chance to use this sketch for her card. My card is 6 x 3.5 just for reference. The leaves are stamped with chocolate ink, and the flowers are raspberry fizz. I added pearl centers to the flowers. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: stamps - Beautiful Blooms, Everyday Classics (both PTI); paper - soft sky textured, kraft, raspberry fizz; ink - chocolate, raspberry fizz; acc - apron lace border punch, modern label punch, pearls, chocolate striped ribbon

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Eighty Five

Woo, it's {almost} Friday. I've returned with a sketch this week. I was inspired by this delightful card by Carrie Gaskin. I decided to modify the sketch a teensy bit. Instead of the scallops, I went with a strip of patterned paper slightly apart from the mat layer. I made mine 6.5x3.5. I really enjoy making cards this size!

Here's my card based on the sketch directly. I used the colours in the Haiku paper as my inspiration. Now that it's available at a clearance price, I ordered 5 packs... so I feel like I can use more of my stash. This was one of my all time favorite paper packs!

The second card is basically a copy of Carrie's card using some different colours. Once again I used the colours from the Thoroughly Modern paper as a starting point. I ended up substituting Soft Suede with Basic Grey, and Bermuda Bay with Taken with Teal. I am still a little mournful towards losing Taken with Teal. Considering turquoise is such an in colour this year and Bermuda Bay isn't sticking around, I was a little taken aback at that particular decision! Oh well, hopefully there will still be some paper around for my upcoming stamp club order!

For the ribbon and bow, I wrapped a piece of double sided tape around where I intended to place the bow. I gathered it in so it would look like the bow actually originated from that point. I made the bow on my plastic canvas version of the bow-easy, then stuck it on. So much easier than figuring out the right lengths and worrying about which way the bow ends up!

Supplies: Stamps: Paradise, Fifth Avenue Floral (Stampin' Up!), Signature Greetings (PTI) Ink: More Mustard, So Saffron, Old Olive, Orangerie, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Basic Grey Paper: White, Basic Grey, Tangerine Tango, Thoroughly Modern, Haiku Accessories, etc.: Teal Satin ribbon, So Saffron grosgrain, scallop edge punch

If you decide to play along, feel free to leave a link!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ten Minute Saturday

Hello everyone. Sorry there's no sketch this week. With all the family get-togethers and also trying to maintain a general state of relaxed-ness on the days off, the sketch just didn't happen!

I do have a ten minute (really it was less) card for you though! Using Dot Spot, Birthday Basics, and few Memento inks, I had a card ready in a snap!

I've also grouped the sketches, up to FTL 81 in four documents. Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to actually export a 4-page document with the software I have. Hopefully this is an acceptable alternative! *Amendment* Due to the awesomeness of others in the crafting community, Amy has grouped these into a single .pdf. Woot! It should be here soon. If that doesn't work, you can also try here.

FTL 1-19 FTL20-40 FTL41-60 FTL61-81