Friday, January 28, 2011

FTL125 Always A Friend

I had some fun playing with colour with this layout...  I think it turned out OK... not fantastic, but pretty good all the same...

Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy
*Images: Inkadinkadoo Dot Flourishes; unknown sentiment
*Ink: Stampin' Up! Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy
*Embellishments: Kaiser Rhinestones

FTL125 Happy Birthday

I loved making this card and went back and made a set with different card stock and different sentiments.
Supplies: Stamps - Inkadinkado, PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - Bazzill; 


Good morning! Here's this week's sketch.
I was in the mood for something bright and cheery. Here's my card:
Some measurement guidelines-
Each coloured strip is 1-1/8x2-3/4.
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Giga Guidelines (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Lemon Tart, Daffodil Delight, Summer Sunrise, Orangerie, Early Espresso
  • Paper: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder
If you play along feel free to leave a link!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FTL124 - Wishing You Blue Skies & Sunshine

Hi, everyone! Here is the card I created using this week's Fall-to Layout 124 sketch. Originally I wanted to use the leaf image from PTI's Beautiful Blooms, but when I went to get it from the case, it was GONE. I have absolutely *no idea* where the stamp is and am just hoping that it will turn up. Eeek!

Have a great one!

Stamps - Turning a New Leaf, Sentiment from Signature Series: Flower
Paper - Aqua Mist, Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse Bitty Dot
Ink - Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz
Miscellaneous - Fillable Frames Die, Harvest Gold Grosgrain Ribbon, EK Success Deco Scallop Punch

Monday, January 24, 2011

FTL124 With Buttons

I stressed over this sketch for a while trying to find something in my stamps that would work for the long skinny element....  but I had to give up....  I must say, I am super happy with how my card turned out...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Summer Sun
*Images:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 6; Martha Stewart border punch
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Pear Pizazz Ribbon; Basic Grey buttons

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Good evening! Ready for another sketch? I hope so!
I had a nice evening out stamping at a friend's on Tuesday night, I only ended up completing one card, this one. I liked how it looked, so I figured it could be this week's sketch!
Here's the sketch:
And here's the card that inspired it. I really like putting together patterns on the dress form die. It's just fun!
Supplies (all from Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted):
  • Stamps: Background Basics- Tin Type, Text Style II, Birthday Basics
  • Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
  • Paper: White, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate
  • Accessories, etc.: Scallop die, Dress form die, Mat Stack 1 Die, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (Stampin' Up!)
If you play along, feel free to leave your link below!

Friday, January 14, 2011

FTL123 Birthday Wishes

Here's my take on the current challenge....  I love these big flowers from Bazzill!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! So Saffron
*Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
*Images:  Amuse
*Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Prima Flower; Bazzill Flower; Karen Foster brad

FTL 123 Valentine

I thought this would make a cute valentine for my son.  It's not too girly!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Love Monkey (Verve)
paper - cream, chocolate, kraft, red, Scenic Route pp
ink - memento, copics
acc - heart punch, dimensionals

FTL123 Hugs

Another FTL from Natasha that has infinite possibilities!  And this really takes 10 minutes or less (even for me!).
Supplies: Stamps - MFT; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - K&Co Dimensional Stickers


Good afternoon everyone!
Here's this week's sketch, it's another SUPER simple one. Here's my card:
And here's a few dimensions based on my card-if you find yourself struggling, or if you just like to follow a pattern. The brown polka dot piece is 5x1-7/8. The pink polka dot piece is 5x1. Supplies:
  • Stamps: Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
  • Paper: Kraft, Sweet Pea DSP (I think?)
  • Accessories, etc: Fancy Flower Extra Large punch
If you play along feel free to leave a link!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I finally got a chance to make a card with this sketch!  I used this week's color challenge on SCS - Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo (well I used substitute colors). 
Supplies: Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers - Hearts, Hearts, Hearts; Paper - Mark's Finest Papers; Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Versafine Onyx Black; Misc- MS Border punch, Foam Square

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FTL122 - You Are My Shining Star

Hi, everyone! Hope you've been having a fabulous week so far... I just wanted to pop in and share the card I created using the Fall-to Layout #122 Sketch that Natasha posted on Friday.

Have a great one!

Stamps - Star Prints
Paper - Kraft, Summer Sunrise, Bitty Dots (New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow), Stamper's Select White
Ink - True Black, Pure Poppy
Miscellaneous - Silver Pearls, Star Punch, EK Success Deco Scallop Punch

Monday, January 10, 2011


I almost didn't get a chance to play this week.... we got home from a fabulous Christmas vacation (a Caribbean Cruise) on the 3rd and I have been on the couch with a nasty cold since the 6th.  I wasn't feeling great yesterday either, but I needed to be creative....  so I killed two birds with one stone and created a birthday card for my father in law using this weeks fall to layout....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
*Images:  Amuse; Inkadinkadoo
*Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! Whisper White pigment
*Tools:  Martha Stewart border punch

Saturday, January 8, 2011

FTL 122

It feels like forever since I've been able to play along here, and I think I'll be back more regularly now!
I cut 4 squares and stamped the flower on them with Fresh Snow ink, rounded the corners, and added a pink edge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Dimensions - base 3-1/2 x 6, each square is 2 x 1-3/4
stamps - Friends Til the End (PTI), Friendly Phrases (Verve)
paper - kraft, blushing bride, poppy parade, concord crush, pear pizzazz, wild wasabi
ink - concord crush, fresh snow
acc - corner chomper

Friday, January 7, 2011


Good morning! I'm back with a new sketch today! This week's layout is meant to be a long card. I designed the sketch as 3.5x6 inches, however, my card ended up being more like 4x6 (I don't have the exact measurements, as it is being delivered to a new home today). Here's the sketch: And here's my card: I kept looking at all the Haiku paper I had picked up, so I decided to use a bit of that! I still absolutely love the freshness of the colours in that line! Originally I was going to stamp something and cut it out, but I didn't have anything that matched exactly, so I ended up using these flowers from one of the papers! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Birthday Basics
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango
  • Paper: Haiku DSP, Kraft, Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories, etc.: Pop Dots, Scalloped die
If you play along, feel free to leave your link below: