Monday, January 30, 2012

FTL175 Kindness Matters

I love this week's sketch! It's one that can be used over and over again with any stamp set, colors, everything! I have a lot of white space on this card and used a very light color, so I hope it shows up as pretty here as it really is if you were looking at it. There's a lot of dimension to this card with the image and sentiment panel on foam dots, as well as the postage stamp images. My center panel is cut to the same measurements that Natasha provided for you in the sketch introduction.

I hope that you enjoy it and thank you for visiting our challenge and sharing your work with us. We love your inspiration!

All product used is Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-A-Bration 2012), Kindness Matters
Card Stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party
Accessories/Embellishments: In Color Printed Designer Brads, Postage Stamp Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Basic Jewels (Pearl), Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker (used to color pearls), Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, January 29, 2012

FTL175 Splendiferous Day!

I am so sorry that I didn't play along last week... I have only lame excuses like a lack of time to create, a lack of mojo and sadly, I just couldn't come up with an idea for the sketch.  So instead of making a card I hated, I decided to just not play.

But I am playing this week...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White

*Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up!
*Images:  Amuse
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; PTI flower dies; Perfect Layers
*Embellishments:  black marker; assorted buttons

Friday, January 27, 2012

FTL175 Thanks So Much

I really love this clean sketch and will use it again for sure!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Flower Fusion 12, PTI Anniversary set; Paper - Papertrey; Ink - Pure Poppy, Old Olive, More Mustard; Misc - Flower Fusion 12 Die, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots


Here's this week's sketch! The size of the main panel is my standard 4-1/2x3-1/4 that I use for SO many cards.
I really had fun with my card this week. I was inspired to make some felt embellishments. And I also brought out my banner die, which adds a nice twist from the usual boxy sentiment tag.
  • Stamps: It's a Jungle Out There
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Paper: Kraft, Rustic White, Lemon Tart, Melon Berry
  • Accessories, etc: Mat Pack, Felt-Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Buttons- Lemon Tart, Baker's Twine
  • Dies-Beautiful Blooms #2, Circle Nestabilities, Double Ended Banners
As always, if you play along, please leave a link to your project!

Monday, January 23, 2012

FTL174 God is a Quilter

Good afternoon. Again, we have a wonderful sketch for you to have fun with that has endless possibilities. For my card, I stepped out of my box by changing up the size, using stamps and a marker for my background, a lot of die-cutting, and making my own embellishment spool. I love the theme that I have going on and hope that you do too. Thank you for stopping by to visit us today and we always enjoy visiting your blogs and your participation in our sketch challenge. Have a blessed day!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs (Quilter), Papertrey Ink (Stitches & Swirls)
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (Kraft, Stamper's Select White, True Black)
Ink Pads: Hero Arts Hero Hues Dye Ink (Black, Papertrey Ink (Fresh Snow)
Markers/Colored Pencils: Copic (T1)
Ribbon/Twine: Ruler cotton fabric ribbon from craft supply, White glass head pins from craft supply
Die-Cut(s): Papertrey Ink (Edgers #1 Collection)
Spellbinders Paper Arts Nestabilities: Creative Page Tabs
Machine(s)/Tool(s): Provocraft Cuttlebug
Technique: Die-cutting, dry embossing
Size: 3-1/2 x 6-3/4

Friday, January 20, 2012

FTL174 Wonderful Friend

This is my take on the FTL174 sketch.  I decided to dry emboss the bottom of the card for the horizontal panel on the sketch because I liked all the white space. 
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts; Paper - Mark's Finest Papers; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - Craft Concepts Embossing Folder, EK Success Border punch; Heart Nestabilities, SU! Rose Red Marker, Foam Squares

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Good evening I hope you're ready for another sketch. I could see this one being a touch tricky, dimension-wise, so I've included the measurements below:
  • Card: 4-1/4x5-1/2
  • Word Panel: 2-1/2x4-1/8
  • Word Panel Mat: 2-5/8x4-1/4
  • Circle: 1-1/4
  • Patterned Paper: 4-1/4x2-1/4
Here's the sketch:
And here's my card. I went with another romance/Valentine themed card. I really love using kraft, brown, and red for romantic cards. I was making my card, based on memory of the sketch, and totally forgot about the scalloped border. It works without it, so consider that an option.
  • Stamps: Love and Marriage, Heart Prints
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
  • Paper: Soft Stone, Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, White, Ruby Red DSP
  • Accessories, etc: Brown ribbon, metal tag, 1-1/4 circle punch
If you play along, please leave a link to your project:

FTL173 - Special Treasures

I almost missed it this week....  I think it's because this card looked so much nicer in my head...
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Cameo Coral
*Images:  Inkadinkadoo Dot Flourishes; Hero Arts Essential Messages
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler
*Tools: Big Shot; Couture Creations Intrinsic embossing folder
*Embellishments:  Prima Pearls

Sunday, January 15, 2012

FTL173 Tree of Hearts

Here's a super fun clean and simple card that uses two punches, one die-cut, one image stamp, one embossing folder, one pack of paper, and one sentiment. Thank you for stopping by to visit us and enjoy!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Heart Prints (sentiment), Falling Leaves)
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink (New Leaf, Stamper's Select White
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye (Love Me)
Ink Pads: Close to My Heart (Hollyhock), Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
Punch(es): Stampin' Up! (Extra Large Heart to Heart, Small Heart)
Die-cuts: Papertrey Ink (In the Meadow)
Dry Embossing: ProvoCraft Cuttlebug (Bird Call)
Machine(s)/Tool(s): ProvoCraft Cuttlebug
Technique: Die-cutting, dry embossing, punching
Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Friday, January 13, 2012

FTL173 Take Time to Relax!

This is my take on the FTL173.  I also made this card for the Sweet 'N Sassy Digi Challenge which was to make a monochromatic card. 
Supplies: Stamps - Sweet 'N Sassy Digi stamps; Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Printer Ink; Misc - Memento Markers, MFT Grass Die

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Time for another sketch! This one is an almost one layer. I just added a small layer of patterned paper to the bottom and a touch of ribbon.
Here's my card.
  • Stamps: It's a Jungle Out There (PTI), Small Chandelier (Hero Arts)
  • Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Hawaiian Shores
  • Paper: White, DSP
  • Accessories, etc.: Ribbon
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FTL172 Wishes

I love this week's sketch.... lots of layers but still so clean looking!
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PTI White; Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz
*Images:  Hero Arts
*Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities
*Embellishments:  Michael's Bridal flower (coloured with Wisteria Wonder), Kaiser Pearl
*Challenges:  FTL172, ColourQ105

Saturday, January 7, 2012

FTL172 Pucker Up

Happy New Year! I thought that I'd make a fun child's Valentine's Day card today. You can change the sentiment and the card could be used for any occasion. The colors are great for a boy or a girl. The image panel isn't pink as it might look in the picture but more of a dark salmon color that isn't girly at all. Even so, the bold colors in the designer paper mute it out enough. I hope you enjoy our fabulous sketch!

Friday, January 6, 2012

FTL172 You're In My Thoughts

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season.  This is my take on the FTL172. 
Supplies: Stamps - Mark's Finest Papers Pussy Willow set; Ink - Pallette Starry Night; Paper - PaperTrey, Mark's Finest Papers; Misc - Nestabilities, Cheery Lynn Fancy Flourishes die, memory Box Spring Bird Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Foam Squares

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Happy New Year, and welcome back to the blog. We're continuing with the weekly sketches, starting with this one.
I went with a Valentine's Day card, although it could easily work as a just because or even an anniversary card.
  • Stamps: Heart Prints, Love and Marriage, Background Basics: Hearts
  • Ink: Real Red, Raspberry Fizz, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
  • Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Real Red, Soft Stone, White
  • Accessories, etc.: Scalloped Circle, Circle, Scalloped Rectangle, Rectangle Nestabilities, Baker's Twine
As always, feel free to leave a link to your project here: