Sunday, October 28, 2012

FTL214 - Thanks So Much

Hi, everyone... Long time no see! :) It's been a while since I've played along with the weekly sketch, but I'm hoping to be a little more consistent going forward.  Here's what I came up with using the most recent FTL214 sketch.

I've also come to the conclusion that I'm pretty much the world's most indecisive stamper! LOL... What should take 20 minutes tops takes me forreevvver! :P While creating this card I went back and forth over whether or not I wanted to use patterned paper or stamping on the bottom portion of my card.  In the end I decided to just go ahead, keep it simple, and just use stamps! :)

Have a great one!

Stamps - Year of Flowers (Violets), Background Basics: Woodgrain, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink - Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Turquoise Gem (Versamark)
Paper - Kraft, Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones

Friday, October 26, 2012

214 and winners!

First up, sorry for the delay on the winners.
If you've won, please contact me (natashatrupp(a) with mailing details.

For the prize that includes Botanical Silhouettes #14 was the winner: Detje
For the prize that includes Round and Round #3 was the winner: Tanya

Next up, this week's sketch.

Some measurement details:
The card is the standard 4-1/4x5-1/2
The main image panel is 3x3-3/4
The layering panel is 3-1/8x3-7/8

Here's my card. I wanted something fun and cheerful!

Stamps: Trifecta, Good Times (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Classic Kraft
Paper: Kraft, White, Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery
Accessories, etc.: Turning a New Leaf dies, Notched Flower dies (PTI), corner rounder punch, buttons, baker's twine

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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

FTL213 Holiday Cheer

I was at a scrapbooking retreat with my sister... an event we go to every year (this was year #3) and, as usual, I worked on my Christmas cards... my apologies, but next posts on this blog will all be Christmas themed....
I used some Christmas coloured Washi Tape on my card....  and decided I needed more so I am patiently waiting for an order of Christmas Washi Tape!

Friday, October 19, 2012


Good morning.

Time for another sketch! The 3 tabs are 1'', 3/4'', and 1/2'' wide. For the lengths I just attached them to the second layer and trimmed as needed.

I've had several of the Spellbinders Labels dies for a long time and I really haven't used them much. I found that the Labels Nine worked quite nicely with this sketch. I also just got some of the Mama Elephant stamps (Three cheers for fast shipping to Canada!) so I wanted to make use of them.

Stamps: Good Times (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores
Paper: Bermuda Bay, White, Echo Paper pack
Accessories, etc: White satin ribbon, Labels 9

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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

FTL212 Happy Harvest

I used this FTL 212 for this week's SCS CAS192 challenge - Harvest theme.  The papers are from MME.  The images, sentiment and dies are from PaperTrey.  I paper pieced the pumpkins and used a Copic marker to color in the stems and leaves.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Happy Friday! I hope you're ready for another sketch. Just a reminder that the contest is still open for last week's WCMD event (see the post just below this one!) Anyway... onto the sketch! I rarely use angles, but I thought it'd be fun to incorporate a few. I don't have any measurements for you. I believe I made each panel about an inch wide. I left them longer than the 4.25 card width, attached them, and then trimmed each panel to fit.

I drew the sketch from memory of the card seen below. Apparently I reversed it, oh well! You get the idea. It's not as though we're that strict around here. If you feel inspired to create, then we're happy!

Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: Lavender Moon, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Snow White
Paper: Kraft, Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, White, Lavender Moon
Accessories, etc.: Button, Corner Rounder

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

Friday, October 5, 2012

211 and more!!

Happy World Cardmaking Weekend! I realize the technical date is tomorrow, but I like to post the sketches on Friday. In honour of the event, we have an extra challenge and a few prizes!!

The first thing you'll notice is the slightly different format to the sketches. Sadly, life has gotten quite busy. This has left little time for digitizing the sketches. I've started to draw them out in a drawing program instead. By doing the sketches this way, I can do them much quicker! They may not be as pretty, but they are more reflective of how they look in my sketch books.

The bonus challenge is a colour challenge. To be eligible for a prize, we ask that you create a card using the sketch, the colour challenge, or both! As always leave a link at the end of the post. The contest will run for 2 weeks, until October 19th. After that time, at least 4 winners will be drawn.

First up, here are the sketch and the colour challenges:

Some dimensions for you:
  • Card base 4-1/4x5-1/2
  • Squares 1-1/2
  • Square Frame 1-5/8
  • The vertical panel 4-1/4x1-3/4

Some colour guidelines:
If using Papertrey Ink colours, think New Leaf, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, and Aqua Mist
If using Stampin' Up! colours, think Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, and Pool Party

I've specifically excluded names on the graphic. There are so many awesome paper choices out there, I'm sure most companies will have something in those shades. Feel free to incorporate any neutral (grey, white, cream, black, kraft)

Here is my card:
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes
Ink: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Certainly Celery
Accessories, etc.: Eyelet Border die

What are the prizes?
We've got Botanical Silhouettes by Papertrey Ink, a new (old style) Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight ink pad, assortment of 6x6 papers. We've also got Round and Round by Papertrey Ink. There will also be other assorted stamps and embossing folders (details to follow). I hope you can play along. And of course, to be eligible, please leave a link to your project!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FTL 210 Birthday

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with this sketch.... but I made an easy decision and grabbed out a 6X6 paper pad by Cosmo Cricket....  chose some patterns and voila...
A different colour combination/palette for me, but I think I like it!