Friday, September 26, 2014


Happy Friday! Time for a sketch! Here it is:

Here's my card. I went with a gold holiday themed card. I started by using some older holiday paper. I used the colours in that to figure out the rest of my colour scheme. Once I had the circles adhered to my card base, I really wanted the greeting to pop out. I tried die-cutting a few things, but couldn't decide on a colour. So finally, I decided to add a vellum overlay and emboss a gold sentiment on that. I have to say, I'm glad I did! I added a few sequins to mirror the circle elements and that was that!

Stamps: Big and Bold Holiday Wishes
Paper: White, Retired Stampin' Up! DSP, Vellum
Accessories, etc.: Sequins, Gold EP

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Friday, September 19, 2014


Happy Friday!

Here's this week's sketch:

Here's my card:

I decided to keep with the tree theme, although I turned my card into more of a scene. I started with tracing the landscape dies on the soft sky paper. Next I stamped and embossed all 5 trees on the Soft Sky layer, so I would know where I wanted the popped up ones. Then, I added my snowy hills back onto the card. I stamped and embossed two more trees and punched those out. Those were added into the scene and the last touch was the greeting.

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Holiday: Inside & Out,
Ink: Silver
Paper: Brushed Silver, White, Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy
Accessories, etc.: In the Meadow dies, Tree Punch, Silver embossing powder, Rhinestone

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

thanks a bunch FTL307

In the midst of my chaotic life, (currently trying to sell my house so the craft room along with everything else has to be in tip top shape!)  I found a moment to do this weeks sketch!!!

It came together pretty quick with this weeks awesome sketch!!! Hope you all play along too!!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 13, 2014


Good morning!

Sorry for the delay! I made the sketch a bit late, and then I only had time to make my card late last night.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

I stamped the leaves on a 3-1/4x5-1/2 panel. Next I added the sentiment and then I punched out little orange flowers and added those in. I find that even though these flowers are small, they are a little too plain, so I jazzed them up with small black rhinestones. I thought I'd bring in a little more black and added a slim panel between the green and the white papers.

Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Keep It Simple: Birthday
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Black
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Black, White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories, etc.: Black Rhinestones, Three Flower Punch

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Friday, September 5, 2014


Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my take on it!

I was having fun with these circle scribbles and making my own stamped background paper. Getting the look was quite simple- I stamped the circle scribbles with distress ink (Peacock Feathers) on cardstock. Then I spritzed the paper several times. I let that sit a bit and really get worked into the stamped images. Then I dabbed off the excess water, dried the paper using a heat gun and repeated the whole process. I adhered that layer to a layer of Smokey Shadow. Next I added a small scalloped border using aqua mist. The final few steps were placing everything on a teal card front and adding a die-cut Happy Birthday sentiment over my background.

I encourage you to have fun making some background paper. Don't be afraid to make a slight mess! Get out those distress inks, paints, or reinkers and see what happens when you mix water, ink, and some stamped images!

Stamps: Circle Scribbles
Ink: Peacock Feathers
Paper: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow, White
Accessories, etc.: Small scalloped border die, happy birthday die

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

FTL305 - Thanks, You Made My Day

Hello! Heather P. here with my take on the FTL305 sketch. :) To create my card, I started with a light gray card base, and adhered a piece of turquoise polka dot card stock to the card front.  Next, I die cut a yellow heart, and white scallop heart, then adhered them together.  I then die cut the thanks from silver glitter card stock, and adhered it to the yellow heart before attaching the heart to the card base with pop dots.  The second portion of the sentiment was stamped in Versamark onto gray card stock, then heat embossed with white powder before securing to the card front with pop dots.

Have a great one!

Stamps - Thanks a Million (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper - Fog (Simon Says Stamp), Lemon Zest and Stamper's Select White (PTI), Glitter Card Stock (Recollections), Hawaiian Shores Polka Dot Patterned Paper (PTI)
Ink - Versamark (Tsukineko)
Miscellaneous - Heart and Scalloped Heart Nestabilities (Spellbinders), White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)