Saturday, December 22, 2012

A quick note

Just a quick note. There  will be no sketches until January 4th. Enjoy the holiday season with love ones everyone! Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

FTL221 Congratulations

What a great sketch with so many possibilities!  I needed an anniversary card for my sister - her 40th anniversary.  I used the Heart to Heart #3 stamps and die from PaperTrey as well as the Double Ended Banner Die.  The sentiment is from another PaperTrey set.  I used a Copic Multiliner pen and a ruler to draw the frame on the card front.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Happy Friday! I hope you're ready for a new sketch! For this one, you don't have to use 4 elements down your card front. I ended up only using 3 stars, since 4 just couldn't fit!

I saw Amber's faceted star tutorial and was reminded about how quick and easy it is to make those 3-D stars. I immediately found some glittery paper and got to work making mine! The dimensions I used are pretty straight forward. Standard card base of 4-1/4 x 5-1/2. The main layer is 3-3/4 x 5. The mat layer is 3-7/8 x 5-1/8. I used the stars from Papertrey Ink and the banner die from Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Winterberry (PTI)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Kraft, Sparkly Paper (Michaels), Dark Chocolate, White
Accessories, etc: Stars die (PTI) Bitty Banners (SU!)
If you play along, please leave a link to your project:

Saturday, December 8, 2012

FTL220 Holiday Sparkle

As soon as I saw the sketch for this week, I knew I wanted to play with some Washi Tape... I tried a few different things before I decided to simply use the snowflakes tape and some shimmer cardstock.  This card has become one of my favourites for this year!!!
The snowflake is a Stampin' Up! die.... I bought it for the large snowflake but haven't used the large one yet! The smaller two layered together were perfect for this card!

Friday, December 7, 2012

FTL220 - Happy Holidays

The first thing I thought about when I saw this sketch was Washi tape!  So I went with that.  The green and red chevron strips are Washi tapes and the scalloped border is a piece of Memory Box Mistletoe patterned paper.  I used a 3D felt sticker from Sandylion from my stash and added a few red rhinestones.  The sentiment is from PaperTrey.  What a fun sketch!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch. I designed this sketch with the intention of the card being a bit wider than your standard card. Think dimensions like 3.5x6 or 4x6.5. If that's not your thing, 4.25x5.5 would work just fine as well!

Here's my card, it didn't turn out exactly as I wanted, but it's alright! I ended up making it 3.75x6

Stamps: Superstars, Fillable Frames #
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Tuxedo Black
Paper: White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Bermuda Bay
Accessories, etc: Star die, rhinestones

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FTL219 Sparkle Tree

Hi there. I hope that you are enjoying this week's great sketch!

Here is the card that I made for you. It took only a few minutes, the best kind. It's also great for mass producing too.

I hope that you enjoy this card and I'll see you next week!

Stamps: O Christmas Tree (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card Stock: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink), Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Dazzling Details: Clear, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
Punch: Scallop Trim (Stampin' Up!)
Basic Jewels: Rhinestone (Stampin' Up!)
Technique: Paper Piecing

Saturday, December 1, 2012

FTL219 Peace and Joy

It seems that with the change of every season or the change from one month to the next I am constantly amazed that time is moving as quickly as it is....  It doesn't seem possible that we're a month away from 2013!

Another Christmas card from me this week....  
I can't wait to see what you come up with using Natasha's great sketch!