Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ten Minute Thursday

While the sketches are on hiatus (just until next weekend), I figured I'd put up a ten minute card. I love this mix of colours and the clean graphic look to the dots just makes me happy!
  • Stamps: Dot Spot, Birthday Bash Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink), Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
  • Paper: Real Red, Summer Sunrise, White
Wishing you all a happy new year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

FTL121 Happy Birthday

It is nice to create something other than a holiday card!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PaperTrey, Bazzill; Misc - K&Co Daisy 3D sticker, EKSuccess border punch

FTL121 Birthday Wishes

Here is my take on FTL121 this week....  when I saw the sketch my first thought was "wow!  Now that is clean and simple....
Items Used:
*Cardstock: Classic Crest white; Bazzill Bling
*Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
*Images:  Stampin' Up! Occasional Quotes
*Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Prima flowers; Karen Foster Brad
*Tools:  Stampin' Up! border punch

Honestly, once I decided what I wanted to use, this card came together in only a few minutes!

I hope you have fun playing along with our last sketch of 2010!  We'll see you in the New Year!


Good morning!
First off a bit of housekeeping, this will be the last sketch posted until the new year. It's a busy time of year around here and it gets tough trying to squeeze in creative time throughout the holidays. FTL122 will be posted in about 3 weeks time, around January 7th.
Now, on to the sketch! This one is ultra simple. I tend to look at layouts like this and I just feel content. There's something very relaxing about keeping a layout very low-key.
And here's my take on the sketch. I had a few thinner scraps lying around from Christmas cardmaking, so I made use of a few!
  • Stamps: Patterned Pines (Stampin' Up!), Holidays Treats (Papertrey Ink)
  • Cardstock: Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, White
  • Ink: Ripe Avocado Rich Cocoa
  • Accessories, etc. : Scallop Die (Medium), Limitless Layers 1-3/4 circle
As always, feel free to leave your link below!

Friday, December 10, 2010

FTL120 Hearts and Flowers

It was nice to make a non holiday card!!  I hope you enjoy this springy creation!
Supplies: Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers Hearts, Hearts, Hearts; paper - PaperTrey, Making Memories English Garden; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - Memento markers, Ribbon, Foam Squares.

FTL120 Birthday Wishes

I really wanted to use a snowflake in this sketch like Natasha did, but I don't need any more Christmas cards this year (in fact, I still have 8 left that I didn't need for sending out) and I know that if I make more Christmas cards now, I will be disappointed next year that I don't need to make Christmas cards.

Or maybe I'd be thanking myself for thinking ahead and creating a stash!

At any rate, I decided to go with a big orange flower ...  my friend is turning 40 on Saturday and her favourite colour is orange... and this is her birthday card...

Such a fun sketch to play with....  the colours could be more subtle (like Natasha) or more vibrant and headache causing (like mine) LOL!

I hope you'll have fun playing along!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Good evening! Here's this week's sketch, bright and early!
I made use of some more older holiday product. I used the colours in this patterned paper (sorry the name is totally escaping me right now!) as my inspiration. So my palette ended up being Sahara Sand, Taken with Teak, and White, and Red.
  • Stamps: Inside and Out: Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
  • Paper: Sahara Sand, White, Taken with Teal
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Accessories, etc: Teal satin ribbon, felt snowflakes, rhinestone
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave your link:

Friday, December 3, 2010

FTL119 Always a Friend

I am so excited to be posting here as part of the "team"!!  Thanks to Natasha for adding me, and to the other ladies for the warm welcome I received.

I have come to love clean and simple cards lately and it's mostly what I've been creating...  I love that they can come together so quickly.  For example, I made this one in about 20 minutes this morning!
My first thought when I saw the sketch was swirls and snowflakes in shades of blue... but last weekend I pumped out a record number of Christmas cards and I think I have more than enough for this year... so I changed gears and went with swirls and flowers.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Pear Pizazz
*Images:  Inkadinkadoo Dot Flourishes; unknown sentiment
*Ink:  Stampin Up! Pear Pizazz; VersaFine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Michael's Bridal Flowers (coloured with Poppy Parade ink); Stampin' Up! ribbon; Kaiser Pearls


Hello! Here's this week's sketch:Here's my take on it. I was apparently feeling a bit earthy- I went with brown, kraft and white tones. Feel free to use a non-silhouette image, that's just what I was in the mood for! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Textstyle II, Vintage Picnic, Life (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
  • Paper: Kraft, White
  • Accessories, etc.: pewter buckle, ribbon
As always, feel free to leave a link to your card! And a shout out of thanks to Danielle for pointing me towards linky tools. We're going back to the thumbnails!