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

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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

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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

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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

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