Saturday, September 28, 2013


This sketch has endless possibilities. Simple 10 minute cards for sure! I decided that the sketch was going to be my very first holiday card of the year!!!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

FTL260 Thanks

Here is my take on the FTL260.  I chose my colors from this week's CASE Study challenge.  The "washi tape" is really faux tape - I stamped MFT's washi tape images and cut them out with the MFT companion dies.  The "thanks" is die cut with a Memory Box die.  I then added some purple and turquoise rhinestones.
Supplies: Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - Memento; Stamps - MFT; Misc - MFT Washi Tape Dies, Memory Box Thanks die, rhinestones


Happy Friday!

First things up- the sketch. It's a one layer wonder today. I highly encourage you to use washi tape, ribbon strips, or watercolour swashes (as I've done on my card).

Here's my take on the sketch. Would you believe it, no stamping!!

Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse
Paper: White Cotton paper,  silver
Accessories, etc.: die cuts from PTI, rhinestones, aquapainter

If you play along, please leave a link!

In other news, I've been meaning to sell some old Stampin' Up! sets that I've had lying around, unused for ages now. I've set up a few sales up on ebay. If you're interested, check them out here. (Be sure to scroll to the bottom, as there are some other non-crafting items at the top)

Friday, September 20, 2013

259 (two ways)

Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch:

Here's my first version of the card. I've been on a mission to use some of my old patterned paper. I started with that and the card just kept going from there. By the time I was almost done, I realized that the card wasn't all that simple. I decided to finish it up and then do a simpler take.

Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet (retired SU!)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, White, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Retired SU! paper
Accessories, etc: Scallop edge punch, ribbon

Here's my simpler card.I wanted to incorporate the top scalloped component onto the card, but it just took away from the card, so I left it off.

Supplies: Stamps: Friends 'Til The End
Ink: Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate
Accessories, etc.: Satin ribbon

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

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FTL258 - Give Thanks

Hi, everyone! It's been a little while since I was last able to play along, so I'm happy to be popping in today with the card I created using the newest sketch. :)

I flipped the design to accommodate the feather that I wanted to use as my main image, and used heat embossing to replace the cardstock strip element of the sketch.  

Have a great one!

Stamps - Forever Fall and Peacock Pretties (Reverse Confetti)
Paper - Hawaiian Shores, Kraft, Orange Zest, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Ink - Versamark (Tsukineko)
Miscellaneous - Enamel Dots (Doodlebug Designs), White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

FTL258, Just Sayin' Boo!

Hi friends. I loved the sketch (don't I always?) that Natasha made for us for this week and I'm sure you do too! I decided to break out some new Papertrey Ink stamps.

Lots of pictures of this one as I did the inside and made a darling little envelope. The first 3 pictures are of the card itself, then the inside and the last one is the corner of the envelope. I did line the inside of the envelope but did not take a picture of that.

Have a great day!







Stamps: Bubble Talk, Polka Dot Parade #7, Spooky Sweets, Trick or Treat (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, True Black (Papertrey Ink), So Saffron, Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper: Thrilling (Authentique), It's Official (Papertrey Ink)
Jewels/Pearls/Glitter: Orange Rhinestone (KaiserScrapbook)
Washi Tape: Craft supply
Die-Cuts: Bubble Talk, Polka Dot Parade #7 (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Technique: Die-cutting
Misc: Googlies (Stampin' Up!)
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/4


Friday, September 13, 2013

FTL258 - Love You...

This is my take on FTL258.  Today is my 32nd anniversary and this is the card I made for my awesome husband!  I absolutely love him to the core!
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey Apple Prints; Paper - PaperTrey; Ink - SU! Real Red, Certainly Celery, Versafine Onyx Black; Misc - PaperTrey Apple Prints Die, Washi Tape, Foam Square


Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch.
Here's my take on the sketch:

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Stylish Sentiments: Brithday
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smokey Shadow
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Pistachio Pudding, White, Strawberry Slush
Accessories, etc.: Pearl, Beautiful Bloom Dies #2

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

Friday, September 6, 2013


Happy Friday!

I hope it's been a good week for everyone. Here's this week's sketch:

Here's my take on it. I was apparently in the mood for shades of teal! My card opens up right at the fancy kraft edge, so the front panel is shorter than the back and the card doesn't easily stand on its own.

Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Birthday Basics
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey
Paper: Kraft, Taken with Teal, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Accessories, etc.: Rhinestones, butterfly die, edgers #2

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