Saturday, May 28, 2011

FTL142 Teeny Tiny Wish

I love love love how quick this card went together... and how good it looked when I was done!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Real Red; PTI White
*Images:  Penny Black
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Quickutz Flowers embossing folder; ScorPal
*Embellishments:  unknown grosgrain ribbon; twine from The Twinery; assorted buttons

My apologies for the not so great photo...  the rain has finally stopped (it rained for five days straight with only a few small breaks) but today is windy which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to take photos of cards outside.  And my kitchen has been taken over with papercrafting stuff as I'm hosting a garage sale today with five of my friends!

I look forward to seeing what others create!

Friday, May 27, 2011


Good morning!
Here's this week's sketch:
And here's my card:
It's a pretty basic card. I offset the texture plate slightly on the cardstock when rolling it through the cuttlebug. I scored 2 lines using the scor-it to give it a more finished look.
  • Stamps: Big Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Onyx Black
  • Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Basic Black, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, Twine, Button, Sunshine Impression Plate, Scor-It, Long Scalloped Rectangle die
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project here:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FTL 141 It's Your Special Day

My apologies for not getting this card up earlier... I made it on Saturday, went away for the day on Sunday and then came home to rain rain and more rain.  There was a small break in the rain today and I took a few photos on a pretty glass plate in the back yard.  Yes, the table is dripping wet but at least there was no rain falling when I wanted to take the photos.
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Certainly Celery
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Images:  Inkadinkadoo
*Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Stampin' Up! flower punch, scallop border punch
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! grosgrain ribbon; Doodlebug sugared brad

Saturday, May 21, 2011

FTL 141 Hello Friend

I love this versatile sketch - I used scraps that were already out from my last project. 
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey, Memory Box; Ink - Smokey Shadow; Misc - Rhinestones, PTI Butter Die, Fiskars Border Punch, Ribbon, Foam Square

Friday, May 20, 2011


Hello! It's time for a new sketch!
This card was slightly inspired by the recent scraps that were still on my desk. There's also something nice and cheerful about pink and green together!
Some measurements:
  • Main panel is 3-3/8x4-5/8
  • Scalloped border is about 1-1/2
  • Standard case base of 4-1/4x5-1/2
  • Stamps: Cupcake Collection
  • Ink: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo
  • Paper: White, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose
  • Accessories, etc.: Sunshine Impression Plate, Scalloped Edge Punch, White Ribbon, Limitless Layers Circle die
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link!

Monday, May 16, 2011

FTL 140 Have A Beautiful Day

Sorry for the quality of the photo... it's been windy windy windy here for the last few days so I couldn't get a photo of my card outside.

At least the sun has been shining though....

I can't wait to see what you all do with this sketch!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White
*Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
*Images:  Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Swirls; AMuse
*Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics

Friday, May 13, 2011


Here's this week's sketch:
Some measurements:
The card itself is 3.75x7
The middle 3.75x2.5.
I decided I was in the mood to make a somewhat whimsical wedding card. I definitely enjoy making elegant ones, but sometimes it's nice to change things up a bit!
  • Stamps: Valentine Defined (Stampin' Up!), Happy Thoughts (Verve), Background Basics: Hearts
  • Ink:Certainly Celery, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
  • Paper: Poppy Parade, White, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories, etc.: Poppy Parade Ribbon
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your project here:

Monday, May 9, 2011

FTL139 Happy Birthday

I really like this sketch so I made another card - this was for the SCS CAS118 challenge - to use a banner. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Pure Poppy; Misc - SEI Pennant Die Cuts, Bakers Twine, Foam Squares

Saturday, May 7, 2011

FTL 139 Wonderful Friend

This layout is truly quick and easy to do, once you have your papers and colours chosen.  Sadly, sometimes colours are the most difficult part of the process for me!  Made easier when I use patterned paper, but I've been using a lot less patterned paper in the last year or so.

Anyway... on to my card....
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Regal Rose
*Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny
*Images:  Stampin' Up! All Holidays
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! Apple Green grosgrain ribbon

I look forward to seeing what you create using the sketch from this week!

Friday, May 6, 2011

FTL139 Thanks So Much

The colors are a bit off in this photo - I used Memento Pear Tart and PTI Hawaiian Shores. 
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento; Misc - Ribbon

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hi everyone!
I hope you're ready for another sketch! Here it is. It's time to do a bit of sentiment mix and matching!
Here's my card:
Originally I had planned to die cut out the letters for the big happy. Unfortunately, I had done a bit of reorganizing a while back, and have no idea where I placed my alphabet die sets. Oh well, it's been that kind of week! I decided to make use of the Fresh Alphabet stamp set instead, it really was the perfect size! I was also going to make a background out of the larger lined image from Modern Basics. However, I wasn't having a good time lining them up. You win some, you lose some. But that got me thinking, wouldn't it be nice to see a Modern Basics impression plate??
  • Stamps: Modern Basics, Birthday Bash Sentiments, Fresh Alphabet (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Grape Jelly
  • Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Royal Velvet, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, button, twine, corner rounder, Diamonds impression plate
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your project!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flowers Flowers Flowers FTL 138

I had fun digging through  my flowers and buttons when I was creating my card for this weeks' sketch....
This card just screams "SPRING" to me....

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; black
*Images:  Amuse
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  assorted flowers; assorted buttons

I was so happy to be able to head outside to take my photo yesterday....  finally some spring weather here in Calgary!!

I look forward to seeing your creations!