Friday, May 28, 2010

FTL 92 Thank You

What a quick and easy sketch - I need to make a customer 21 thank you notes so I will mass produce this one in various colors.  I drew a line around the top panel to give the card some dimension without adding too much.
Supplies: Stamps _ SU!, PaperTrey; Paper - PaperTrey, Bazzill; Misc - SU! markers, Nestabilities, Making Memories Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Foam Squares

FTL 92!

Good Morning! We're taking things super simple and square this week!

I've got 2 cards to show, one I made quite a while back and one a little more recent.

Supplies: Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Polka Dot Basics II, Faux Ribbon Ink: Fresh Snow, True Black Paper: Black, White, Raspberry Fizz Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, String, pop dots, nestabilities, Copic markers, buttons

Stamps: Rustic Snowflakes (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Vintage Cream, Garnet Jewel (Papertrey Ink), Tea Ink Duo Paper: Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!), Vintage Cream, Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink) Accessories, etc.: Mat Pack (Stampin' Up!), Twill Tape (Stampin' Up!), Felt: Ruby (Kunin Felt), Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Have a great weekend everyone! As always, feel free to play along by leaving a link!

Friday, May 21, 2010

FTL 91 Happy Fathers Day

Well this was an experiment!  I wanted to use the Masculine Motifs set from PaperTrey to make a Fathers Day card.  The sailboat is a solid stamp.  I stamped it on the back of the patterned paper and cut it out.  I used a cloud background stamp from Taylored Expressions and took artistic license - you can see the cloud reflections on the water!  Another great sketch from Natasha!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey, Taylored Expressions; Ink - Adirondack Aqua, PaperTrey Ocean Tides; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - EK Success border punch, Foam Squares

FTL 91!

Good afternoon! Here's this week's sketch. I've used a flower in both my sketch and my card, feel free to use some other object that busts off the card a bit! I was in the mood for some In Colors and this card just kind of came together!
Supplies: Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Birthday Basics, Text Style II Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede Paper: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, White Accessories, etc.: Big Scallops and Floral dies by PTI
It's a long weekend in Canada, hope everyone has a great weekend! If you decide to play along, feel free to drop a link here:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FTL90 - Happy Birthday

Hi, everyone! :) Here's what I came up with using the Fall-to Layout Sketch #90 that Natasha posted last Friday.  I have been obsessed lately with Papertrey's Hawaiian Shores color, and practically had to break my fingers in order to keep from reaching for it as my base! LOL

Have a great night!

Stamps - Dot Spot & Floral Fusion (Papertrey Ink)
Paper - Kraft, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
Ink - Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Miscellaneous - Corner Chomp, Hawaiian Shores Satin Ribbon

Sunday, May 16, 2010

FTL 90

This sketch was a challenge for me ~ you do NOT want to see my reject pile, lol!  I finally went with punched out polka dots so I could manipulate where to spread them out, and I am really liking how this finally turned out. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  stamps - Vintage Picnic (PTI); paper - hawaiian shores, aqua mist, plum pudding, ripe avocado, white; ink - black; acc - circle punches (1", 3/4", 1/2"), black gg ribbon

Saturday, May 15, 2010

FTL90 Thinking of You

I love this color combination almost as much as I love butterflies! 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey, Ink - PaperTrey Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Ribbon

Thursday, May 13, 2010

FTL 90!

Hello! Here's this week's sketch. I have to admit, I made the card first, really liked how it turned out, so I turned it into the sketch! I quite like Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, and Spring Moss together and will probably make a few more kinds with this colour scheme over the next while. My card is very simple. I started off with a 3.75x5 piece of white cardstock, rounded the bottom 2 corners, then began stamping. A good tip for when you are combining 3 or more images- always start with the biggest image and work your way down. So here, I stamped the lemon flower first, then the turquoise ones, then the itty bitty green ones. To complete the card, I added a Spring Moss mat, tied some ribbon around it, and put the whole thing on a Hawaiian Shores card base. As a side note, even though Hawaiian Shores is not the exact same as Bermuda Bay, I think it will do just fine as a substitute when that colour is no longer available! Supplies: Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Birthday Basics Ink: Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores Paper: White, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores Accessories, etc: Corner Rounder, Ribbon The winner of Round & Round is....Lucky Number 171! Summer Braxton! I will be emailing you shortly! As always, feel free to leave a link to your card!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ten Minute Monday + Giveaway

Hello! I've got an ultra quick card for you today featuring Papertrey Ink's 3rd anniversary set, Round and Round. I stamped the image on a pre-cut circle. Then I stamped it again on some scrap cardstock, once in Hawaiian Shores and once in Lemon Tart. I cut out each flower and attached them with a pop dot onto the original image. So, can you guess what I have in the giveaway department? This very set, I've got a spare ready to go to someone who didn't earn it! Here's a link to the set if you would like to take a peek. To be eligible, please leave a comment on this post, I'll be doing the draw Thursday, May 13th at 9:00PM CST. Good luck!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

FTL89 Wishing You the Best

Another great sketch from Natasha!! I already had these leaves cut out from another card I made this past week so this was the perfect sketch to use them with. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, SU! Pale Plum; Paper - PaperTrey

Eighty Nine!

Wow! Every week when I post the sketch, I can't believe how many there have been! Here's this week's sketch.

Feel free to use any shape in place of the stars, I used flowers. Supplies:Stamps: Beautiful Blooms, Big & Bold Wishes Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise Paper: White, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores Accessories, etc.: buttons * In regards to a comment question- I didn't end up die cutting the flowers. I have the die, and I know there's a way to line it up. I ended up stamping the flowers and cutting them out since I was short on time and that seemed quicker than figuring out how to line them up. * I thought I'd try using inlinkz this week, see how it goes!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

FTL88 - Thanks

Hi, everyone! Hope you're enjoying your Saturday... It's a hot one here in suburbia, and with our AC not working, well, it makes for some fun times in the house! LOL

Just popping in to share the card I created using the Fall-to Layout #88 sketch posted on Friday. I used WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes and Silhouettes Additions for the images on the card, and one of the Everyday Greetings by There She Goes for the sentiment.

Well, that's it for me today... Off to find a fan! :)

  • Create 4" x 5 1/2" turquoise card base.
  • Stamp flower image in green onto white CS and adhere to card base.
  • Stamp white woodgrain image onto black CS, layer w/red ribbon and adhere to card front.
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink and embellish flower centers with aqua rhinestones.
  • Add bow.

Stamps - Woodgrain Silhouettes & Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions (WPlus9), Everyday Greetings (There She Goes)
Paper - Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Stamper's Select White
Ink - True Black, Fresh Snow, Versamagic Tea Leaves
Miscellaneous - Aqua Rhinestones, Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon