Friday, September 28, 2012

FTL210 Happy Birthday

This is my take on FTL210.  I used various patterned papers from the DCWV Linen Closet stack.  I think this makes a great masculine card.  I moved the sentiment a bit to the left to give the card some balance.
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Paper - PaperTrey, DCWV; Ink - PaperTrey Classic Kraft; Misc - PaperTrey Double Ended Banner Die, Foam Squares

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Good evening!
Here's this week's sketch!

Some measurement guidelines:
The main panel is 2.5x5.5
The subsections are:
2.5x 1.25

Hope that helps!

Here's my card. There's hardly any stamping, just the greeting. The paper is from a Making Memories autumn paper kit from a few years back. I really liked the apples.

Stamps: It's a Jungle Out There (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado
Paper: Making Memories DSP kit, Very Vanilla, Ripe Avocado
Accessories, etc.: Banner die

If you play along, please leave a link!

Monday, September 24, 2012

FTL209 Sending Smiles

When I saw this sketch, I just knew that I had to pull out the Washi tape that I recently bought and had never used....  made this one very very quick card!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

FTL209 Happy Birthday To You

I love this sketch!  I used My Minds Eye Washi tape for the stripes and the sentiment is from PaperTrey's Round and About Sentiments set, stamped in Ocean Tides ink from PaperTrey. 

Friday, September 21, 2012


Happy Friday!

I decided to take things at an angle for once. I have a very hard time straying from right angles, so this was a bit of a challenge, but also a lot of fun! For reference, I made my paper strips about 3/4 of an inch. I left them each at 6 inches long and then adhered them to the card base and trimmed afterwards.

Here's my card!

Stamps: Big and Bold Wishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Paper: Stampin Up! DSP (Woodlands I think??), Wild Wasabi
Accessories, etc.: Wild Wasabi Saddle-stitched grosgrain.

As always, if you play along, please leave a link. Thanks and have a great week!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

FLT208 Birthday Blast Off

Hi friends. I hope this finds you doing well. Isn't this week's sketch great? I love the circles and had a lot of fun using them as planets for my card. This was so easy to make and very colorful, perfect for a child's birthday!

Thank you so much for joining us this week and we always enjoy seeing what you create. Make it a great day! Here is my card that I'd like to share with you.

Stamps: Blast Off
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Basic Jewels: Rhinestone
Punch: 1-1/4 Circle
Technique: Punching
Size: 5-1/2  4-1/4

Friday, September 14, 2012


Happy Friday everyone! I hope you're ready for another sketch!

Here it is.

For my sentiment panel I started with a 1 inch panel, and added layers that looked right to me with the circles I had chosen. This sketch is supposed to be all about the circle background. So dig into your stash, find some circle stamp images, some patterned paper, or make your own collage of punched out circles.

I was in the mood for jewel toned blues and silver, so that's what I went with.

Stamps: Inside and Out: Birthday, Round and Round
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening, Silver, Spring Rain
Ink: Enchanted Evening
Accessories, etc.: Silver Rhinestones

If you play along, please leave a link to your project! Thanks!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

FTL207 Happy Birthday

Here is my take on FTL207.  The rose is a 3 step stamped image from Kitchen Sink Stamps and the sentiment is from PTI Faux Ribbon set.  I embossed the three green panels with a Cuttlebug embossing folder for extra texture.  The rose was cut out and popped up with foam squares.

Friday, September 7, 2012


Good morning!
I hope you're ready for this week's sketch!

Some dimensions for you...
Since 5-1/2 doesn't really divide by 3 terribly nicely, I "cheated' and made my 3 panels different sizes. The middle panel is 2-1/2x 1-7/8. The top and bottom panels are both 2-1/2x1-3/4. The card is the standard 4-1/4x5-1/2.

Here's my card!


  • Stamps: Insightful Meadow (Unity Stamps designed by Donna Downey), Garden of Life (PTI)
  • Ink: Versamark, Spring Moss
  • Paper: White, Old Olive, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss
  • Accessories, etc.: White embossing powder

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Monday, September 3, 2012

#206 with Flowers

And here we are... at least for us... the last evening before school starts for the 2012-2013 school year.  I don't know where the summer has gone!

It's time for the kids to go back to school and time for me to get serious about getting another job.  It's time.

I do hope to find a little time to get creative before I go back to work though LOL....

I had a tough time with this sketch, simply because I don't have stamps of a similar image in different sizes.  So then I thought I'd use die cuts... but I didn't have anything that went small enough.... so I pulled out my assortment of flowers and this is what I came up with...