Friday, October 29, 2010

FTL114 Happy Birthday

Not much stamping here - I used the colors of the SCS color challenge this week - Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake.  Flowers are from Petaloo.  Sentiment is from PaperTrey Birthday Basics. 


Good morning! We're taking things extremely simple this week! That's right, it's a one layer card. Sometimes these are the cards that are the most difficult to make, so the sketch gives you a guideline of where you might want to stamp your text and image elements. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Vintage Picnic, Beautiful Blooms 2
  • Paper: White Cardstock
  • Ink:Black, Raspberry Fizz
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Friday, October 22, 2010

FTL113 Happy Birthday

Classic CAS sketch! 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Versamagic Chalk inks; Paper - PaperTrey, Prism; Misc - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder


Time for another sketch! There have been similar sketches to this one, both here and at other sketch sites, but there's a reason! It's a classic. The rule of threes is always a good rule to fall to! After my very grey card last week, I figured it was time for a little sun! I know lining up squares can be a problem for some, so I've included the measurements. The squares are each 1.25 inches, the panel they sit on is 4.25x1.5. Hope that helps! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Round and Round
  • Ink: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper: Summer Sunrise, Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

FTL112 Simply Wonderful Birthday!

This is my take on the FTL - love this sketch and will be using it a lot!
Supplies: Stamps- MFT (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - PaperTrey Orange Zest; Misc - Spellbinders Sunflowers die; PaperTrey felt, PaperTrey ribbon, brad, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Scor-pal, Foam Squares, Glue Dots

Friday, October 15, 2010


Good afternoon! We're taking the sketch square this week. It's been a while, so why not, right? I had picked up these giant gem stone brads for use on a costume. Of course, I didn't need 12, so I decided to work a card around one. I found this paper daisy and stamped it with a text background. I really enjoy customizing my own embellishments! Because I ended up using grey tones, I decided to not make it a birthday card. It seemed like it would be depressing to say Happy Birthday, but it didn't seem depressing to have it say Thank You. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style II, Round and Round
  • Paper: White, Black, Basic Grey, Soft Stone
  • Ink: Versafine Black Onyx
  • Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder, Flower, Satin Ribbon, Gem Stone brad
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

FTL 111

Here I am, sneaking one in before the next FTL goes live. 
Have a great weekend!
stamps - Wreath For All Seasons
paper - spring rain, old olive, white, pure poppy
ink - pure poppy, old olive
acc - nesties, circle punch, scallop square punch, bashful blue taffeta ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, October 8, 2010

FTL111 Happy Birthday

I love these colors for a fall birthday!  I had the leaf left over from another project.  I did a water color wash with Pearl Ex and Twinkling H20's on water color paper, then cut and embossed the leaf with a Cuttlebug leaf die and embossing folder set.  The sentiment is from PaperTrey's Birthday Bash Sentiments.
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Hawaiian Shores; Paper - WaterColor Paper, DCWV Spring Mat Stack; Misc - Ribbon, Cuttlebug Leaf Die and Embossing Folder, Foam Squares


Good afternoon! Here's this week's sketch! The tab is totally optional, it is somewhat dependent on what theme you go with. I ended up doing winter elegance, so the tab didn't fit. But if you did something like the fun flower on the sketch, it would work! Here's my take. I stamped some snowflakes on the vellum to give a subtle and soft layered look. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Snowflake Serenade, Holiday Wishes
  • Ink: Elegant Evening, Spring Rain, Fresh Snow
  • Paper: Vellum, Elegant Evening, Spring Rain, White
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link!

Monday, October 4, 2010

FTL 110

I flipped the sketch, it works better this way with the stamp I chose.  Thanks for stopping by!

FTL110 With Gratitude

I used Memory Box patterned paper for the main panel.

Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - SU Chocolate Chip; Paper - PaperTrey, Memory Box; Misc - Button, Ribbon

Friday, October 1, 2010


Good afternoon, here's this week's sketch. I decided to keep my card pretty simple. I jazzed it up a bit by stamping some of my own backgrounds. I've been meaning to make my own jumbled letter background, and the large font of Studio Calico's Noah alphabet worked nicely. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Noah Alphabet, Birthday Basics
  • Ink: Melon Berry, Blush Blossom, Rich Cocoa
  • Paper: Melon Berry Blush Blossom, Dark Chocolate, White
  • Accessories, etc.: button
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