Friday, October 28, 2011

FTL164 Holiday Greetings

Here's my take on the FTL164.  This will be going to the MD Anderson Cancer Center.  I embossed a frame to represent the layers of the sketch.  The poinsettias were cut with the Spellbinders Poinsettia die and then water colored with Memento ink and an aquabrush.
Supplies: Stamps - Inkadinkado (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Memento; Misc - Spellbinders Poinsettia Die, Nestabilities, CB Embossing Folders, Foam Squares

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Good evening, here's this week's sketch!
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In honour of the frosty ice fog this morning, I went with a warm winter wishes type card. I just recently picked up these stamps from Wplus9, so I put them to work.
Card Dimensions:
  • Card Base: 4-1/4x5-1/2
  • First Layer (Scarlet Jewel): 4x5-1/4
  • Second Layer (Real Red): 2-1/2x 3-1/4
  • Third Layer (Pink Pirouette)- 2-3/8x3-1/8
  • Sentiment Strip: 3/4x2-1/2
Stamps: Winter Wishes, Fairisle Backgrounds
Ink: Whisper White, Cheery Cobbler, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, White
If you play along, feel free to leave a link:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FTL163 Happy Birthday

Here is another card for this sketch.  I cut out the butterflies with a Butterfly Nestability and put 1" squares of each color on the back of the card front.  I was inspired by this card by Julie Ebersole.
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento; Misc - Butterfly Nestability

Sunday, October 23, 2011

FTL 163

I love how clean this sketch is..... and can imagine so many possibilities!!!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI
*Images:  Hero Arts Essential Messages
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade
*Embellishments:  Michael's Bridal flowers;  Kaiser pearls

Friday, October 21, 2011

FTL163 Hope

I love this simple sketch!  I made this card for the HYCCT challenge on SCS and this card will be going to the MD Anderson Cancer Center - I am trying to do all of the challenges this month. 
Supplies: Stamps - Avocado Arts; Paper - PaperTrey, Daisy D's; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - Heart Nestabilities, Foam Squares

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Thursday night, time for another sketch challenge! This one is super simple! I had made some of these small flower embellishments a few weeks ago, but never made use of them on a card. I brought up this sketch and realized the flowers would work perfectly with this design.

Supplies:Stamps: Birthday Basics
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy Designer Series Paper
Accessories, etc.: Beautiful Blooms #3, Rhinestones
If you play along, feel free to leave a link:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

FTL 162

Good morning Clean and Simple stampers... I hope you have been enjoying your weekend!  The sun is shining here and while the temperature is kind of cool, it's still a beautiful day out there!

I love the sketch that Natasha came up with for this week....  but I think I say that about most of her sketches LOL!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI white; Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Basic Black

*Images:  Hampton Art; Hero Arts Sending Smiles
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark
*Tools:  heat tool
*Embellishments:  white embossing powder

Saturday, October 15, 2011

FTL 162

Here's my take on FTL 162.  Have a great weekend!

FTL162 Sending You Sunshine

I liked this sketch so much that I did another card.  This time I used PaperTrey's Sunflower set and the dies.  Different pieces of the flowers are popped up on foam squares for lots of dimension.

FTL162 Happy Birthday!

Here is my take on FTL162 - another sketch with so many possibilities!
Supplies: Stamps - Sweet 'N Sassy; Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento; Misc - Copic Markers, Foam Squares

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Time for another sketch!
I was in the mood for lots of glitter and that brought about this holiday card. I adhered the cardstock for the ornaments to scor-tape sheets before running them through the cuttlebug. That makes things a lot easier! My main image panel was 2.5x3.75. The sentiment pane was 2.5x5.
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments
Ink: Black Onyx
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, White, Silver, Shimmery Pink, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
Accessories, etc.: Silver Rhinestones, Silver Cord, Glitter, Vintage Ornaments Die Cut
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project:

Monday, October 10, 2011

FTL 161

Happy Thanksgiving to any of our Canadian readers and players... I hope that your weekend has been full of turkey, family and friends!

I will be heading to the kitchen after posting to get started on our Thanksgiving Feast... We're feeding 9 tonight.  I like creating the meal because it means we get the leftovers LOL!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Old Olive
*Images:  PTI Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
*Tools:  Big Shot; Tim Holtz swirl die; Stampin' Up! circle punches
*Embellishments: Prima flowers; unknown brads; unknown button; satin ribbon

Friday, October 7, 2011


Happy Friday! It's time for another sketch. Here it is:
And here's my take on it. I picked up the Harvest Berries set a while ago and hadn't actually used it to complete a card yet. I figured now was as good a time as ever. I didn't pick up the matching die for this stamp set, so I did the crazy thing and fussy cut the image out, which yes I realize may not be the truest clean and simple way to go about things.
Some measurements:
Card Base: Standard 4-1/4x5-1/2
Main Panel: 3-1/4x4-1/2
Main Panel Mat: 3-3/8x4-5/8
Stamps: Harvest Berries, Vintage Picnic
Ink: Dusty Durango, Dark Chocolate
Paper: White, Textured Brown, Kraft, Dusty Durango
Accessories, etc.: Wood Button, Twill, Baker's Twine
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

FTL160 Happy Thanksgiving

I finally got some time to make the FTL160 card!  I used the colors (or substitutes) for SCS color challenge - More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Soft Suede. 
Supplies: Stamps - Sweet 'N Sassy; Paper - PaperTrey Vintag Cream, Bo Bunny; Ink - More Mustard, Adirondack Sunshine Orange; Misc - Soft Suede Marker, EKSuccess Border punch, Brayer

Monday, October 3, 2011

FTL 160 Sympathy Card

Sadly, I recently had to make a sympathy card.  I love how this patterned paper looks for a sympathy card... and I love how this sketch makes the paper be the highlight....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White;  Stampin' Up! Old Olive
*Pattern Paper:  Stamp It Australia
*Images:  Stampin' Up! Warmest Regards
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Martha Stewart border punch