Saturday, July 31, 2010

FTL #101 Soaring by...

Last week's 100th FTL celebration was so much fun and thanks to all of you who participated with us! 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Everyday Button Bits (sentiment(; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PaperTrey, Memory Box; Misc - PaperTrey Butterfly Die, Prima, brad

FTL 101

Thanks to everyone who hopped and played along with sketch 100 last week. What a blast!  Here's my sample for FTL 101:

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - All About You
paper - razzleberry, aqua mist, kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, tangerine tango, Echo Park dp
ink - black, olive, tangerine, pumpkin
acc - photo corner punch, bloom nesties, 1" circle punch

Friday, July 30, 2010


Hello! Thanks to everyone who has already participated in last week's 100th sketch challenge! I've got lots of time this weekend so I am going to be sure to stop by at each one to get a good look at all the designs! I've got another sketch for you- #101! Here's my card. It has barely any stamping on it. I was in the mood for something pink, so it turned into a baby girl card. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Baby Button Bits
  • Paper: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, White, Bitty Box Basics
  • Ink: White
  • Accessories, etc.: Star die, glitter
If you play along, feel free to leave a link!

Friday, July 23, 2010

100th sketch blog hop!

Good evening everyone! I can't believe it's been 100 sketches already. We've got a treat for you today. The design team and several guest designers have been busy putting together a blog hop in honour of FTL100. So, without further ado, here's the sketch. Here's my sample, I kept it quite simple with this floral image stamped 3 times and a basic sentiment. Supplies: Stamps: Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley, Insightful Meadow Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate Ink: Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate Accessories, etc: ribbon, scallop edge punch Here's Becky's sample: Now, since this is a blog hop, the regular CAS designers and our guests have the rest of the designs featured on our personal blogs. Here's the list of designers and links to their blogs. And of course we would love all of you to join us in celebrating! If you play along, please leave a link!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

FTL 99

I kept my card 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.  I love this layout and will definitely be using it again!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

stamps - Scattered Showers (PTI)
paper - soft sky, wild wasabi, certainly celery, white, lemon tart
ink - rose red, orange copic, black
acc - eyelet lace die, photo corner punch, orange zest button

Friday, July 16, 2010

FTL99 From Me to You

I used the black magic technique for coloring my image.  I stamped the image with PTI Fresh Snow ink and dried it with a heat gun.  I colored the image with water color pencils and an aquabrush on top of the white ink.  I added pearls as an accent to the flowers.
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts, PaperTrey (sentiment); Ink - PTI Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - MFT Open Scallop Die, Half Back Pearls, Water color pencils, Aquabrush, Foam Squares

Ninety Nine!

Good morning! It's time for another sketch. I designed this one to be 3.5x6, but feel free to make it 4.25x5.5 if that better suits your design. This card ended up being a 10 minute creation! I knew exactly which stamps I wanted to use, that always speeds up the process. I like how the tea ink matches the Kraft cardstock when it dries and I really like the floral image. I decided to see how it looked shadowed with the two shades of tea ink. I think it works! I ended up making this a very neutral card, so I thought it'd be good to add just a tiny colour pop with the red. Supplies: Stamps: Up, Up and Away (PTI), Insightful Meadow (Donna Downey with Unity) Ink: Chai and Chamomile Tea Inks, Fresh Snow Paper: White, Modern DSP, Scarlet Jewel, Kraft Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder, button and twine

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

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FTL 98 Birthday Apples

I finally got a chance to work on FTL98.  I used the square lattice embossing folder on the chocolate strip, love that folder!  The apple layer is popped up on dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great week!

stamps - Teacher's Apple, Birthday Basics
paper - kraft, chocolate, celery, white, lemon tart
ink - lemon tart, wasabi, summer sunrise, chocolate, celery
acc - square lattice ef, word window punch, dimensionals

Saturday, July 10, 2010

FTL98 - Thanks

I created this card using this week's Fall-to Layout #98 and one of my favorite sets from There She Goes... Polka Dot Blooms. :)

Have a great weekend!

  • Create kraft A2 card base and adhere patterned paper and rhinestones.
  • Stamp flower/dot images onto white cardstock, cut into three pieces and layer onto fuschia cardstock.
  • Adhere main image to card front with pop dots.
  • Stamp sentiment onto pink cardstock, then adhere with pop dots.
  • Attach bow.

Stamps - Polka Dot Blooms, Everyday Greetings
Paper - Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse Bitty Dot, Stamper's Select White
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, True Black
Miscellaneous - Sweet Blush Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Rhinestones

Friday, July 9, 2010

FTL98 Happy Birthday

I used the colors for the Color Throw Down #100 challenge. 
Suuplies: Stamps - Repeat Impressions (grass), PaperTrey (flowers, leaves, sentiment); Ink - Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Real Red, Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - SU Word Windo Punch

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ninety Eight!

Good afternoon! This week's sketch is slightly more complex than last week. I'm keeping everything nice and linear though. I've provided some measurements because I know people can get frustrated when trying to make groups of squares fit together. The sketch has rectangles, but I ended up doing squares.
  • The background layer is 1.75x5.5.
  • The next strip is 1.75x5.
  • Each square is 1.5x1.5.
Hope that helps! Here's my card. The sketch is definitely inspired by the card on page 113 of the new Stampin' Up! Catalog. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Birthday Basics
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Old Olive, Fresh Snow
  • Paper: So Saffron, Kraft, White, Tangerine Tango
If you play along, feel free to leave a link to your project:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

FTL97 - Beautiful Day

Hi, everyone! Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday... :) I created this card using the Fall-to Layout #97 that Natasha posted on Friday afternoon.  I kept the layout of the card true to the sketch, but ended up using a circle card as a base... I am so addicted to these little cards!

Stamps - Poppies (There She Goes)
Paper - Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, True Black
Miscellaneous - PTI Canvas Impression Plate, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Stickles

Saturday, July 3, 2010

FTL 97

Another sketch with so many possibilities!  Of course I had to use butterflies - I am addicted to them!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento; Paper - PaperTrey, Bazzill; Misc - Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, half back pearls, Glue Dots, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Friday, July 2, 2010


Good afternoon! Here's this week's sketch, as I said last week, I made sure to go back to a horizontal orientation this week. Today's sketch is also really clean and simple. I know most of the I post sketches are, however this is even more so than usual. It essentially has 4 items on the card front. I decided to add some extras when making my card. First, I decided to use a textured card base instead of a smooth one. Second, I added buttons to each flower to make them more interesting. Third, I popped up the 2 biggest flowers to create a bit more depth. Never under-estimate the power of pop dots! Yesterday was Canada Day. It's sure nice to have a day off in the middle of the week. It's not so nice having to get ready for work at 6:30 after being at the festivities & fireworks until 12. We couldn't have had a better day, weather wise. It was a hot one! I know it's a long weekend for a lot you! I hope you all have a fabulous and safe holiday! If you happen to take part in the sketch, feel free to leave a link! Supplies: Stamps: Birthday Basics Ink: Rich Razzleberry Paper: Rich Razzleberry textured, Hawaii Papaya, Hello Sunshine, Thoroughly Modern DSP Accessories, etc.: buttons, pop dots, twine, flower dies