Saturday, February 26, 2011

FTL 129

I decided to put a flower in the frame and stick my sentiment off the edge.  The ribbon is Royal Velvet and shows up blue, but is really a gorgeous dark purple.
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Four of a Kind (PTI), Mat Stack 1 Collection
paper - lavender, black, soft sky, white, lemon tart
ink - lavender, black, memento bamboo shoots (I think)
acc - mat stack 1 die, edgers 1 die, royal velvet ribbon, black pearl

Friday, February 25, 2011

FTL129 No Winter Lasts Forever....

I have never used this sentiment stamp before, but after the bitterly cold weather we've been "enjoying" in Calgary the last few months, I figured the sentiment was the perfect one to try to lift my spirits...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango
*Images:  Lizzie Anne Designs Say It In Script
*Ink:  Stampin' Up!  Pear Pizazz
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities; Stampin' Up! border punch
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Tangering Tango ribbon

What I love most about the clean and simple designs is that once I choose my colours, the card comes together so easily!

FTL129 Life

The colors I used are light pink, medium violet and gray for the CR84FN16 challenge.
Supplies: Stamps - Verve; Paper - PaperTrey, DCWV; Ink - Versamagic; Misc - Nestabilities, Ribbon, EKSuccess Border punch, Glue Dots

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Good evening! It's time for this week's sketch. Here it is:
If you're wondering about dimensions, the middle panel is 3 inches across. I don't have a measurement for the oval. I used a Nestabilities oval. However, several sizes of the ovals would have worked on here!
Here's my card. I decided to use Heather's Totally Hues colours. I have to admit, I had a tricky time fitting Raspberry Fizz in there, but I finally worked it in as an accent colour! I just recently got the Growing Green set, and I had to use the leaf image from it! It makes a lovely background.
  • Stamps: Growing Green (SU), Inside & Out: Birthday (PTI)
  • Paper: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, Aqua Mist
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides
  • Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz Swiss dot satin ribbon
  • Accessories, etc.: Bow Easy, Scallop edge punch, oval Nestabilities
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your post!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

FTL128 Live Love Laugh

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend....  It's a long weekend here in Canada, made extra long since the kids have been off school since Thursday.

I had fun creating with this weeks' challenge... and I hope you will as well!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Concord Crush, Almost Amethyst
*Images:  Hampton Art
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Concord Crush, Almost Amethyst
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 5
*Embellishments:  bling (you can't see it in my photo, but there are small gems in the centres of the two flowers)

Such a fun card to put together...  I can't wait to see what you all come up with too!

Friday, February 18, 2011


Good afternoon everyone! It's time for another sketch. It's also time to focus on some of those label shaped dies so many of us have. They make a great focal point!
Although my card is a bit more on the complex side, when you break down the layout, it's CAS to the core! This card actually started with me playing around the dress form die. It's loads of fun to mix and match patterned papers, solid papers, glitter, and buttons and make your own totally unique embellishment! Instead of stamping an image on the label, I highly encourage you to make your own embellishment!
  • Stamps: Background Basics: Sheet Music, Birthday Basics, Mat Stack Collection 1 (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Perfect Plum, Smokey Shadow
  • Paper: Smokey Shadow, Perfect Plum, Sweet Blush, Lavender Moon, White, Sweet Pea DSP (Stampin' Up!)
  • Accessories, etc: Dress Form die, Mat Stack 1 die, button (PTI), border punch (Stampin' Up!), glitter, string
And as always, feel free to leave a link to your project! In case you didn't know, I keep the links open for 2 weeks. If you play along after that time frame, feel free to leave a link in the comments instead!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

FTL 127

Here's my take on FTL 127.  The blueberry sky piece on the left is canvas-textured.  Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Wreath For All Seasons, Enjoy the Ride
paper - blueberry sky, spring rain, white, kraft, pear pizzazz
ink - chocolate, pear, regal rose
acc - canvas ip, cappucino twine

Saturday, February 12, 2011

FTL127 Eat Dessert First

I love the idea of eating dessert first...  have I ever done it?  No.  But it sure sounds like a wonderful idea!

Check out the story about my family and dessert over on my blog....  I promise I'll make it worth your while LOL!!

Here's my take on this great quick and easy, clean and simple sketch...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Regal Rose
*Patterned Paper:  Imaginisce
*Images:  Stampendous; Impress
*Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics
*Tools:  Corner Chomper
*Embellishments:  button from the $1.50 section at Michaels


I've gathered sketches 109-127 for downloading! Enjoy! Go here for the download! If you're new to the blog, or looking for the previous 108 sketches, check out these posts.

Friday, February 11, 2011

FTL127 Thanks a Bunch

What a fun sketch with so many possibilities! 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Floral Frenzy; Ink - Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Cuttlebug Border Embossing Folder, Scor-pal, Pearks, MS Butterfly Punch, Glue Dot

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Here's this week's sketch!
And here's my card (it may look slightly familiar, I posted it over at my personal card blog earlier this week).
I thought these colours would work nicely for a masculine card. I pulled out Masculine Motifs and got to work. I went with one of my fall to layouts. I added the leaves in dark chocolate to the side panel, it didn't seem finished though, so I stamped over that with a Text Style background.
  • Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Background Basics: Text Style II
  • Ink: Terracotta Tile, Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate
  • Paper: Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Melon Berry, Terracotta Tile
  • Accessories, etc.: Button, String, Corner rounder
As always, feel free to leave a link below. The thumbnails are back and here to stay, after a brief hiatus.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This will be for my daughter's 21st birthday (in April).  She likes this color combination.
Supplies: Stamps -PaperTrey,  MFT; Paper - PaperTrey, DCWV; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - PTI Number die, MFT Label die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Foam Squares

Sunday, February 6, 2011

FTL 126

I used the free PTI tags download for my focal point here.  The colors match much better IRL!  Thanks for stopping by.

stamps - Cupcake Collection
paper - white, black, blushing bride, echo park pp
ink - black, copics
acc - corner chomper, dimensionals, photo corner punch

FTL126 Happy 13th Birthday

When I first saw Natasha's sketch, I immediately panicked.  I loved the idea of using a number in the centre of the card but couldn't think of a reason to make one.  Most of our friends have already turned 40 (the last two are still a few years off), there isn't a big anniversary coming up.... I didn't know what to do.

And then suddenly, I felt like an idiot and had a total DUH! moment...  my younger son was going to his friends' 13th birthday party on Saturday.  See... told you it was a DUH! moment!!!  I used a FTL to create her birthday party invitations so why not use another for her birthday card!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Core'dinations
*Pattern Paper:  Imaginisce
*Images:  Impress
*Ink:  Pearlescent Orchid Brilliance
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities
*Embellishments:  Thickers; unknown satin ribbon

Friday, February 4, 2011


Good evening! Time for another sketch! Here it is! Feel free to substitute anything where the numbers are!
Here's my card!
Supplies (all supplies by Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
  • Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments, Mat Stack Collection #1
  • Ink: Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise
  • Paper: White, Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest
  • Accessories, etc.: Banner die, Limitless Layers die, Mat Stack 1 die, numbers (Deck the Halls by Quickutz)
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