Friday, April 29, 2011


Good morning!
Here's this week's sketch. What can I say, I was a tad inspired by the Line Frame challenge over at Papertrey Ink!
Here's my card. Remember, it's sometimes best to plan out your images a little bit. Get some scrap paper, see what looks best before committing to your design.
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms I and II, Tiny Treats: Birthday
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cool Caribbean,, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Black
  • Paper: White, Black
  • Accessories, etc.: Black marker, ruler
As always, feel free to leave a link to your creation:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

FTL 137 Enjoy The Moment

I hope that everyone is enjoying some time with family and friends this long weekend... it looks like spring may actually be coming for Easter this year where I live....  I'm going to break out the flipflops today even though there is still snow in my grass (in the shady areas of the yard).

I had fun with this layout.... and knew I needed to use some nice spring like colours to lift my spirits after the less than wonderful weather we've had in the last several weeks...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Soft Sky, Old Olive
*Images:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages; Inkadinkadoo Dot Flourishes; My Sentiments Exactly Little Birdie
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Old Olive, So Saffron, Soft Sky
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette twill

I wonder if I should have added a little bling to my flowers.....

I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Here's this week's sketch:
And here's my card:
  • Stamps: Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics: Gingham, Fillable Frames #4
  • Ink: More Mustard, Spring Moss, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper: Harvest Gold, White, More Mustard
  • Accessories, etc.: Harvest Gold Felt, Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, button, rhinestones
If you play along, feel free to leave a link to your post:

FTL137 Happy Birthday

Another great sketch! I moved the butterfly down a bit since it fit better with my images.  The butterflies are all K&Co 3D stickers. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey (leaves), WoodwareUSA (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey, DCWV linen Closet; Ink - Memento London Fog; Misc - Cuttlebug Border die, K&Co 3D stickers

Monday, April 18, 2011

FTL 136

This one turned out a bit more scrappy than I originally intended,
but I decided it was still CAS enough.
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Everyday Classics (PTI)
paper - chartreuse, aqua mist, rose red, Upcycle (Cosmo Cricket)
ink - black
acc - aqua mist ribbon, fillable frames 5 die, heart punch, button, dimensionals

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FTL136 - Happy Birthday

Here's my take on the FTL136 sketch. 
Supplies: Stamps - WoodwareUSA; Paper - PaperTrey, SEI; Ink - Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - Ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch

FTL 136 Absolutely Fabulous!

I haven't had a lot of time to create in the last little while... and sitting down today to create was something I was really looking forward to.... but making a card was almost painful.  I need to just get out of my head and have some fun.

The good news is... I like how my card for this weeks' sketch turned out!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White;  Black
*Pattern Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
*Images:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot;  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4
*Embellishments:  unknown button; twine from The Twinery

Friday, April 15, 2011


Good morning everyone! It's time for another sketch challenge! This one was inspired by a few samples I saw in the recent special issue of Papercrafts Magazine, Color Inspiration for Card Makers.
Here's the sketch: Here's my card. I wanted to use the Growing Green stamp set with the Woodland Walk, since I just recently got the paper (and doesn't the light woodgrain paper make a lovely backdrop to photograph one's card on!). Supplies:
  • Stamps: Growing Green (Stampin' Up!), Label from Bring on the Cake (Ditto)
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Vintage Cream, Cottage Ivy
  • Paper: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Vintage Cream
  • Accessories, etc.: Wild Wasabi Double-stitched ribbon, button, baker's twine
If you play along, feel free to leave link to your post!

Monday, April 11, 2011

FTL135 Always A Friend

My son was away last week on a trip with his high school band... and I was a nice Mom and let him borrow my camera (just a point and shoot) to take on the trip...  so I couldn't take photos of cards until yesterday!  The kid had a great time, actually used the camera at a couple of their stops, and I am here with my CAS card for this week...

I will warn you... it's not what I had in my head...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz
*Images:  unknown sentiment
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Prima flowers; unknown button, Twinery twine

I hope you'll play along with us this week!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

FTL 135

Since I used a dark patterned paper, I moved the sentiment onto the long strip.  These colors make me happy! Thanks for stopping by.

stamps - Birthday Basics
paper - cream, hawaiian shores, simply chartreuse, Oct Afternoon pp (I think)
ink - chocolate
acc - edgers #1 die, flower die, circle nesties, button, twine

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Good afternoon!
I hope you're ready for another sketch! Everyone has been doing such an amazing job with the sketches! I love it!
Here's the sketch:
Here's my take on it! I was looking for an excuse to use my new edger and doily dies and this card just kind of grew out of that!
I stamped both the butterfly and the doily with the textstyle background. I sponged the edges of the doily to give it a softer look. The card front is actually shorter than the card back- the dark chocolate strip is on the card interior.
  • Stamps: Textstyle II, Big and Bold Wishes
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
  • Paper: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy Bitty Boxes paper
  • Accessories, etc.: Edgers #2 die, Doily Details die, Love Lives Here die, Ribbon
As always, if you play along leave your link below:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

FTL134 Happy Birthday

Just a quick post from me today...  I find it interesting that many of us thought "buttons" when we saw this sketch... of course I did since they are my newest obsession!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pacific Point
*Images:  Impress
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; Corner Chomper
*Embellishments:  assorted buttons

Not quite the card I started making as I couldn't find flowers in my stash that were the right size to go with the buttons and fit on the card front.... but I do like how it turned out.

Friday, April 1, 2011

FTL134 Cute as a Button

I made this a One Layer Card.  I drew the frame around the buttons and sentiment to create a faux layer.  I used PaperTrey's button die and chip board to create the buttons.  I stamped them with Memento Bermuda Bay ink and PaperTrey's Bitty Background Blocks gingham image.  The buttons are threaded with embroidery thread. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Paper's Sew What set.