Saturday, July 30, 2011

FTL 151

I used the bottom half of the large label stamp in this set for my "banner". It needed something at the top, so I used a little creative license and added the star.

Thanks for stoppin by!

stamps - Ad Sense (PTI)
paper - Echo Park Dots & Stripes, smoky shadow, aqua mist, pure poppy
ink - black, cool caribbean
acc - small star punch

Friday, July 29, 2011

FTL 151 Blooming Birthday

Here is my take on FTL151.  The papers are from Memory Box.
Supplies: Stamps - WoodwareUSA; Paper - PaperTrey, Memory Box; Ink - Pur Poppy; Misc - MS Border punch


Time for another sketch. We're taking things square again. Some measurement guidelines:
  • Card base: 4-1/4x4-1/4
  • Square layer: 4x4
  • Thin strip: 4-1/4x1-1/8
  • Banner tag: 1-3/4x2-1/2
Here's my card. I wasn't at all sure what kind of card I felt like making, so I consulted the colour coach, decided on the colour combination you see below, and just went with it.
  • Stamps: Love Lives Here, Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Background Basics: Petal Power (all stamps by Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler, Dark Chocolate
  • Paper: White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories, etc.: Clear Embossing Powder, Victoria Lace, Scalloped Edge Punch, Loves Lives Here dies
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

FTL 150

It doesn't seem all that long ago that we were at FTL100, and now here we are at 150, wow!  I broke out my medallion set for this card. 
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Mehndi Medallion, Giga Guidelines (both PTI)
paper - lovely lilac, white, black, lavender lace
ink - lavender lace, orchid opulence, black

Monday, July 25, 2011

FTL150 So Sweet Of You

Here's my creation using the sketch for this week.... I hope you'll play along with us!!
Items Used:  
*Cardstock:  PTI White; black linen; Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Pool Party
*Images:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  assorted buttons

Friday, July 22, 2011


Good morning! Here's this week's sketch! Can you believe it's been 150 sketches already?
Here's my card:
Some measurement guidelines :
  • Card Base: 5-1/2x4-1/4
  • Cool Caribbean Layer; 5-1/4x4
  • Glorious Green Mat layer: 3-1/8x4-3/8
  • Main Image Layer: 3x4-1/2
  • Green Galore Strip: 5-1/4x1-1/4
  • Tempting Turquoise Strip: 4-5/8x3/4
Stamps: Inside & Out: Birthday, Beautiful Blooms II
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Green Galore, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories, etc.: Pop Dots
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project:

Friday, July 15, 2011

FTL149 Happy Birthday

I was so excited to find a reason to use this lovely glittery flower that I've been holding on to for years... yes, I really mean years!  Although, once I stamped the image I realized that maybe the flower was a little too big...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; black linen; Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
*Images:  Stampabilities
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Petaloo; unknown button
*Tools:  Stampin' Up! scallop border punch

I hope you'll take some time to play along with the sketch challenge this week!


Good morning, time for another sketch! I've seen lots of fun projects that make use of banners, so I thought I'd incorporate one into this week's sketch.
Here's my card. I was in the mood for using fruit stamps, don't know why, so that's what I used. In order to make the banner shape, I traced a square block, nothing high tech or fancy over here.
  • Stamps: Fruitful, Women of Life, Polka Dot Basics II
  • Ink: Real Red, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Ripe Avocado, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Eyelet die, Pop dots
As always feel free to leave a link to your project!

Monday, July 11, 2011

FTL148 A Laugh Is A Smile

Happy Monday everyone....  it's a cool wet day here in Calgary, perfect for spending at my crafting table with a few movies and my paper crafting supplies. If only I could manage to tear myself away from blog surfing and Facebook LOL!  I just finished watching the end of "Easy A" and am moving on to "Going The Distance" once I'm done this blog post.

This was a quick and easy sketch for me, once I figured out what colours I wanted to use.  I picked up the new Stampin' Up! colours from my demonstrator friend the other day and decided to use them in this card...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip
*Images:  There She Goes Flowers of Happiness
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities

I can't wait to see what you come up with when you play along with this great sketch!

Friday, July 8, 2011

FTL148 Rhubarb in the Pool

I took a little liberty with the sketch this time - I moved the main image to the left side and put the sentiment at the bottom right.  I really like this sketch - it focuses on the main image - very versatile - just change the image and the papers!
Supplies: Stamps - Sweet 'N Sassy Digi; Paper - PaperTrey, Echo Park; Ink - Printer Ink; Misc - Nestabilities, Spica Glitter Pens, Copic Markers, Ribbon


Good morning, time for another sketch! I guess I've been on a bit of a circle kick. Like last week's sketch this one features circles, but in a slightly different way.
Here's the sketch:
Here's my take on it. It's didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped. I meant to adhere the circles not so close to the edge, but once they were down, there was no moving them.
Stamps: Background Basics: Twinkle, Star Prints
Paper: White, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Black, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories, etc.: star punch, 1-3/4 circle punch, ribbon
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FTL147 Make A Wish

I had fun playing with some of the new Stampin' Up! colours to create this card for the challenge....  I'm not sure about some of the colours but I sure do love this Island Indigo!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
*Images:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; Stampin' Up! circle punch, edge punch
*Embellishments:  Prima Flowers; Kaiser Pearls

Saturday, July 2, 2011

FTL147 Hello

Here's my take on FTL147. 
Supplies: Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers (sentiment); Paper- PaperTrey, Memory Box; Ink - Memento; Misc - MS Border punch, MS Butterfly punch, Pearls, Dimensionals

Friday, July 1, 2011


Good morning. Time for another sketch!
  • Card: 5x5
  • Circles: 1-3/8 each
  • Layer: 1-1/2x5
Here's my card:
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Birthday Basics
  • Ink: Melon Mambo, Lavender Lace, Cool Caribbean, Black
  • Paper: White, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Lace, Cool Caribbean, Melon Mambo, Summer Sunrise Bitty Boxes
  • Accessories, etc.: White brads, pop dots, scallop lace punch
If you play along, feel free to leave a link to your project: