Friday, December 27, 2013


Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season. Maybe you've even found a spare moment or two to get some stamping in! Here is this week's sketch!

Here's my take on it. I even made some of my own washi tape. In case you're wondering, I used the packing tape on designer paper technique. You just put tape on paper, make sure there are no air bubbles, then rinse it with warm water to peel off the paper. This leaves just a thin layer of the design on the tape, so it is still somewhat translucent.  I also did a little bit of paper piecing. I find that the images in this stamp set work particularly well with this technique

Stamps: Itty Bitty Blessings
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Paper: Kraft, Spring Rain, Kraft, Designer Paper, Apricot Appeal
Accessories, etc.: pop dots, brad, DIY washi tape

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

Friday, December 20, 2013


Here's this week's sketch! The circles are meant to be whatever you like!

 Here's my card. I haven't overdosed on making holiday cards yet, so I made another one! I wanted to add an extra little something, so I put stickles on the snowy landscape as well as the large pine.

Stamps: In the Meadow
Ink: Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel
Paper: Soft Sky, White
Accessories, etc.: Stickles, In the Meadow die, Pop Dots

If you play along, please leave a link!

Monday, December 16, 2013

FTL 271

I had got this card all prepped and ready to glue together and thought I would stop by the blog and see what Natasha's card looked like!! Low and behold we had very similar idea of what to create this week!! Using our Simon Says Stamp exclusive card kit we both ordered (so we could create some cards together!!)  So heres my take on this weeks sketch!!

Have a great week everyone!!!

Friday, December 13, 2013


Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch.

Here's my take on it! I ended up modifying it just a bit, but it still follows the basic sketch.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Black, Brushed Silver, Anna Griffin paper from SSS Holiday Kit
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Accessories, etc.: Silver Ribbon, Eliza snowflake die, rhinestones, circle dies

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

FTL270, Swanky Snowdudes

Hi friends. I hope you are doing well. We have another fun sketch for you!

You are going to have to excuse my pictures. They are iPhone pictures. My camera cord died, like wires showing and shocking me died. I made a little video for this card too.

Here is today's video (and awful pictures). There is a Spectrum Noir Marker mini tutorial in there to introduce you to these fabulous markers hence making the video about a half hour. I don't think that you will get bored, at least I hope not!

Thank you for stopping by to visit us today and enjoy!

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Stamps: Swanky Snowdudes (Paper Smooches Stamps)

Card Stock: Pure Poppy, Shimmer Vintage Cream, Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Spectrum Noir Markers: Blender, CG2, DR3, TN1

Patterned Paper: Holiday Style (October Afternoon)

Mixed Sequins: Lawn Ornaments (Lawn Fawn)

Rhinestones: Red (Craft supply)

Distress Stickles: Rock Candy (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

Die-Cuts: Wine Tag (Papertrey Ink)

Tools: Vagabond (Sizzix/Tim Holtz)

Technique: Die-cutting

Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Friday, December 6, 2013


Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch:

Here's my take on the sketch. I went with a holiday spin!

Stamps: Stylish Sentiment: Holiday
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: White, Real Red, Dashing DSP
Accessories, etc.: Satin ribbon, Button, Twine

If you play along, please leave a link!

Friday, November 29, 2013


Happy Friday!

Here's this week sketch!

And here's my card!

Ink: Enchanted Evening
Paper: Spring Rain, Night of Navy, Blueberry Sky, White
Stamps: Holiday Hellos 
Accessories, etc.: Eliza Snowflake Die, Ashlynn Snowflake Die, Spellbinders Snowflake Die, Rhinestones

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

Friday, November 22, 2013


Happy Friday!

Here's the sketch.

Here's my take on the sketch. I wanted something festive, but not with the traditionally festive colours.

The dimensions I used:
Regular Card Base: 5-1/2x4-1/4
Image Panel: 3-3/4x5
Image Panel Frame: 3-7/8x5-1/8
Border: 7/8x5-1/2

Stamps: Oh Christmas Tree (gelatins), Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (PTI)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Pinefeather
Paper: White, Simply Chartreuse, Bermuda Bay, Pinefeather
Accessories, etc.: Twine, Corner Rounder

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

Monday, November 18, 2013

FTL267, Happy Holidays

Hi there crafty people. I hope that you had a great weekend.

I don't know how Natasha does it, but week after week, we always have a great sketch to work from!

Today I made a Christmas card. After looking at the top of my print, a sleigh image really would have tied the card together but I was itching to break out this stamp set and coordinating die. I have more of the patterned paper so I will probably make a card using a sleigh image, at least that's the plan. I will get my light box put together soon as my lighting just does not do this card justice at all. It's so vibrate in person.

I hope that you enjoy this card and have a great day!





Photobucket EXPERIMENT! The color choices and Christmas-themed paper or even any kind of patterned paper would work.

Photobucket My tree is stamped using Aqua Mist. Use some colors that are blue from the color wheel.

Photobucket Although not mentioned above, I did use the Rock 'n Roll technique when stamping my tree with Hawaiian Shores ink.


Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #9, Think Big Favorites (Papertrey Ink)

Card Stock: Aqua Mist, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink), Tuxedo Black (Memento)

Patterned Paper: City Sidewalks (Papertrey Ink)

Glitter Card Stock: Silver (Stampin' Up!)

Die-Cut: Polka Dot Parade #9 (Papertrey Ink)

Tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Technique: Die-cutting, Rock 'n Roll

Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2


Saturday, November 16, 2013

FTL 267 Love This

Today I was finally able to get down into my craft room and play with my new November Simon Says card kit!! Took advantage of the sketch and created this!!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

FTL267 Peace on Earth

Her eis my take on FTL267.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the background.  The wreath is a 3D sticker from Jolee's.  Sentiment is from PaperTrey.


Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch:
Here's my take on it. As you can see in my sample, the idea of the sketch is to have some sort of background pattern (I used words), and then place a larger item on top.

Stamps: Text Style I, Think Big Favorites #12
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Soft Stone, White, Basic Black
Accessories, etc. Felt, Moustache Die

If you play along, please leave a link:

Friday, November 8, 2013


Here's this week's sketch. I'm certain I've done something like this before, but there are a few details here to note- the sentiment panel should either be framed with paper, ribbon, or something to that effect. The main image panel doesn't have to be on a circle, but it should be popped up to give it extra attention. I'm away from home this week so I made this week's card while visiting fellow design team member Chera. Being away also means that this post is coming to you from the iPad.

Here's my card. I ended up doing some fussy cutting with the snowflakes, but it's the look I wanted. For the sparkly border I used sticky strip and dazzling diamonds directly on the Island Indigo.

Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, White
Accessories, etc. : sticky strip, dazzling diamonds, stickles, 1-3/4 circle punch

If you play along, please leave a link!

Friday, November 1, 2013


Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch.

If you're wanting dimensions:
Basic Card: 4-1/4x5-1/2
Next Layer: 3-/14x5-1/2
Main Panel: 3x5-1/2

Here's my card:

Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Soft Stone, Various Patterned Paper
Accessories, etc.: Star Punches, Circle Punches

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FTL264, Puppy Blessings Christmas

Hello there crafty people. Today's card is so stinkin' cute! I was really excited to get this stamp set from Papertrey Ink since I have a brand new Dachshund puppy. Her name is Bella, she's 10 weeks old, and she's quite the little curious little girl. There's more about her on my blog. So of course I had to make a little Doxie card. My stamp set is Come All Ye Faithful (with die-cuts) and Stylish Sentiments: Holiday for my sentiment. I used Vintage Christmas from My Mind's Eye with Papertrey Ink True Black and Vintage Cream.  My ink is the new Memento Luxe, which I absolutely love. You can see the fab coverage on my Doxie image.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see us today!

Friday, October 25, 2013

FTL 264 Very Merry

Happy Friday everyone!! Here is my card for this weeks Sketch! Was in a very glittery mood today as you can see!!!


Good morning!

Here's this week's sketch!

Here's my take on the sketch. I wanted to make a more masculine card, instead of doing the default floral birthday card.

I started by making a stamped background using this cute column of 4 mustaches. The rest of the card just kind of came together.

Stamps: Moustache set (from Hobby Lobby), Inside & Out Birthday II
Paper: Black, Basic Grey, White, Soft Stone
Accessories, etc.: Chevron ribbon, Scalloped Edge punch

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

Friday, October 18, 2013


Happy Friday! Here's this week's sketch!

Here's my take on the sketch. I was going through some of my unmounted Stampin' Up! images and came across the Do the Hula set. It was my favorite then, and I still love it now!

Stamps: Do the Hula (SU!), Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade, Black
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Ripe Avocado, White
Accessories, etc.: Circle die cuts, banner die, rhinestones

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

Friday, October 11, 2013


Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch!

I decided to use the sketch for a festive card. I wasn't feeling into traditional colours, so I decided to go with purple snowflakes.

Stamps: Peace Be Still, Winter Penguin
Ink: Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria
Paper: White, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet
Accessories, etc.: Circle Punch, Button, Twine

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

FTL 261

Was unpacking more of my craft room this week and came across this SU retired designer paper...Loved it then and still love it now!

Hope you are all having a great week!!

Friday, October 4, 2013


Good morning!

Here's this week's sketch!

My take on it is a 4.25 square.

Stamps: First Fruits
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Espresso Truffle, Ripe Avocado
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, White,
Accessories, etc.: Circle dies

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

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

FTL260: Christmas Love

Hi crafty people! I couldn't resist making a Christmas card after seeing Chera's card. I loved it and the design team made some fabulous cards for this challenge.

Here's my take on the sketch and I hope that you enjoy this. I'll have a video up later today on my blog if you wish to watch how I made this fun Christmas card, which is also my first card of the season too!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by to visit us.

Stamps: Stitched Stockings (MFT), Card Stock: Soft Stone (PTI), Ink: Real Red (SU), Black (Hero Arts), Patterned Card Stock and Enamel Dots: Santa's List (Teresa Collins)