Monday, November 28, 2011

FTL168, Winter Season

Hi! This is Cindy and I am so blessed to be able to join as one of the contributors to my favorite sketch blog. Clean and Simple Stamping Blog with the Fall to Layout sketch challenge has always been my first stop for tremendous inspiration from the sketch to browsing all of your submissions!

Here is my take on this wonderful, fresh sketch. My card is 4-1/2" square so I hand cut my half circle at the bottom. Thank you so much for stopping by our challenge today. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Winterberry)
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (Ripe Avocado, Stamper's Select White)
Designer Paper: Papertrey Ink (Holiday Flourishes & Swirls)
Ink Pads: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Markers/Colored Pencils: Copic (YG95)
Misc: Green bell from craft supply, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pearl)
Ribbon/Twine: Papertrey Ink Extra Fine Polka Dot Satin Ribbon (Fine Linen)
Die-cuts: Papertrey Ink (Winterberry)
Spellbinders Paper Arts Nestabilities: Blossom
Heat Embossing: Clear glitter/clear powder from craft supply
Machine(s)/Tool(s): ProvoCraft Cuttlebug
Technique: Die-cutting, dry embossing, heat embossing
Size: 4-1/2” square
Challenge: FTL168

Saturday, November 26, 2011

FTL168 Christmas Dreams

I hope that all of the American followers of this blog had a great Thanksgiving.... wonder how many of you were up and shopping first thing on Friday morning???

I can't believe how fast this year has flown by... here we are, a month before Christmas!!!
Items Used: 
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise
*Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
*Images:  Penny Black Winter Wonder
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Good evening, it's time for another sketch. Every so often, I get on a specific style or shape kick. This time it's circles.
Here's my take on the sketch, I have still been in a holiday card making mood.
  • Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper: Ripe Avocado, Bravo Burgundy, Holiday Thyme DSP, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Circle, Scalloped Circle, and Long Oval Nestabilities, Satin Ribbon
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FTL167 Merry Christmas

I love how versatile this sketch is....  you could have a stamped image, showcase an embossed paper, or use some fun patterned paper.... which is what I chose to do....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz

*Patterned Paper:  TPC Studios
*Images:  Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilites; Perfect Layers

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Time for another sketch! I really like how simple this one is.
I decided to do another congratulations card, this one could be for any number of occasions. I was going to leave the old olive paper plain, but it just needed a little something extra. The texture added exactly what I was looking for.
Supplies: Stamps: Inside and Out: Baby Ink: Old Olive Paper: Haiku DSP, Vintage Cream, Delightful Daffodil, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango Accessories, etc.: Old Olive Buttons, Circle nestabilities, Square Lattice Embossing Folder As always, if you play along feel free to leave a link:

Sunday, November 13, 2011

FTL 166

My creative time is a little cramped these days... I went back to work full time this past Monday and let me tell you, after 16 years, it`s quite the adjustment!  I can`t believe how tired I am LOL!

I`m excited to be able to share Christmas cards again... it`s truly my favourite reason to make cards!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin`Up! Bashful Blue
*Patterned Paper:  Stampin`Up!
*Images:  PSX
*Ink:  Blue Encore Ultimate Metallic
*Tools:  Big Shot; Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder
*Embellishments:  unknown ribbon

Friday, November 11, 2011

FTL166 have a Peaceful Day

This is my take on FTL166.  I really like light blue, black and white together and I think it looks peaceful!
Supplies: Stamps _ Mark's Finest Papers, Paper - Mark's Finest Papers, DCWV Winter Mat Stack; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - CB Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Foam Squares

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Good evening! Time for another sketch!
Some measurements:
Standard Card: 4-1/4x5-1/2
Bottom Panel: 7/8x4-1/4
Mat Layer: 2-3/4x3-1/2
Tag: 2x2-3/4
Here's my card. I decided to go with a non-Christmas card. Never know when you'll need a house warming card!
Stamps: Good Neighbours, Great Expectations
Ink: Potter's Clay, Rich Cocoa
Paper:Aqua Mist, Early Espresso
Accessories, etc.: Brown Twill
As always if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your project.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

FTL 165 Snowflakes

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I had to play with snowflakes...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Bazzill Bling; Stampin' Up! silver
*Images:  Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas
*Ink:  blue Encore Ultimate Metallic
*Tools:  Marvy snowflake punch
*Embellishments:  Prima pearls

FTL 165

Here's a fall-themed thank you card for you.  This was a fun sketch!

stamps - Leaf Prints, Giga Guidelines
paper - rust, sahara sand, SU patterned paper, white
ink - rust, espresso
acc - twine, leaf print dies

Friday, November 4, 2011

FTL 165 Happy Holidays

Here's my take on FTL165.  I embossed the top edge of the red panel with a CB border embossing folder instead of using a different color.  I also scored lines on the rest of that panel for texture.
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey (sentiment); Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - PTI Holly Die, CB Border embossing folder, Scor-pal, Rhinestones

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Time for another sketch! I am still, and I suspect I will be for a while, on a Christmas card groove.
For this card, the measurements really aren't all that important. Basically, make the bottom panel close to 1/3 the size of the whole card. I am still very much enjoying my Wplus9 stamps, so I decided to feature them again. I am also loving this colour combination!
Stamps: Fair Isle Backgrounds, Winter Wishes
Paper: White, Aqua Mist, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories, etc.: Circle Nestabilities, Baker's Twine, Pop Dots
As always, if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your project!

FTL 164 Snowflakes

I love this sketch... perfect for showcasing a piece of patterned paper....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Bazzill Bling
*Pattern Paper:  Hot Off The Press
*Images:  Amuse
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Perfect Layers Tool; Marvy snowflake punch
*Embellishments:  unknown brad