Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November SFYTT - #2

It's almost time for a new SFYTT, but before we get to that, here's one last sample using November's sketch.  Verve is the sponsor this month, and there's a prize up for grabs, so get your entry in!  You can find all the details HERE

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Monday, November 28, 2011


Here is MFTWSC #47 for you:
I always keep my mom in supply of cards, so this one will go to her stash.  I sprayed the leafy flourish with Calico Shine, that stuff is my new fave!!!  Take a look close-up:

Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start!  I'll be back tomorrow for another SFYTT sample for this month.

Monday, November 21, 2011


And here is MFTWSC #46.  I pulled out this sweet girl and pieced her pumpkin. The patterned paper is old SU that I've had forever, yay for trying to use up what I have!

My assignment for Thanksgiving this year is to bring the rolls.  Usually I throw a batch in my breadmaker, but this year I am going to try these:

Though I think I will cut the recipe in half, 9-10 cups of flour is A LOT, lol!!!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011


This is a total case of Nichole Heady, except I made it in red instead of pink.
I used an ink cube to ink just the edges of each layer of stamps.  I really do love this poinsettia set!  Another stampy, flat, mailable Christmas card.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snowflake Greetings

Another stampy Christmas card class sample!  I used a neat little trick here.  I don't have all those circles as stamps, and I didn't want to do masking/sponging.  So I took some of my clear stamps that were kind of circular and put them on my acrylic block backwards and used it as a circle stamp.  It turned out really well!

The snowflakes here are another SU set I've had forever.  Then I sprayed it with my Mister Huey Calico shine again!

Thanks for stopping by, come back for my last sample tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happiest of Holidays

Here's another Christmas card class sample for you:
When I sat down to come up with this card, I wanted something with lots of stamping on it. My last class was heavy on the die-cutting, so this time it's more stamping.  I also pulled out some OLD stamps for this one, it's almost an all-SU card!
I stamped the card base with French Script and the Medallion, both in crumb cake ink.  The music on the tag is old olive ink on lucky limeade paper, and the house and sentiment are both white embossed.  I added a crinkled seam ribbon bow and a white doily diecut.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Hugs & Kisses

Here's another card we are doing at my class this Friday.  Isn't he cute?  He's from Hero Arts and he's been in my stash for several years.  So it was time to pull him out and use him.

I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo and colored him with copics, nothing fancy.  He's nice and flat and mailable!  I think when we make this for class we will glitterfy the "holiday", make it nice and sparkly.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011


Um, so this is sketch #45, which means there are only about 7 left, yikes!  I know I keep saying this, but where did this year go???
I pulled out an oldie but goodie for this card, Polar Love.  I had lots of fun with all these bright colors!  The scarf and heart are paper pieced, and they are standing on stickle snow.  I fluffed up the edges of the scallops and added a snowflake/twine/button embellishment.

This is one of those weeks where I'm tired just from looking at what needs to happen in the next 5 days.  And I've got a sore throat and chest congestion.  Yuck.  So it will be early to bed every night for me!  And lots of tea.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Merry Christmas to You and Yours

This one of the cards we will be making at my upcoming Christmas card class.  If you are local, email me for details! becky(at)lakeshorestamper(dot)com
Though I think we will use silver stickles on the edges instead of sugar dust.  You can also see in the picture that I sprayed the music background with some Studio Calico Mister Huey in Calico Shine.  It's very cool!

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Monday, November 7, 2011


Here's my card for MFTWSC #44.  I used that big ole typewriter instead of the oval on the original sketch.  I sent this to Katie Renz last week, and heard the sad news that she passed away today (Monday).  We were on the Limelight DT at the same time, and she was such a sweet, sweet lady.  I was cleaning out my stash the other day and came across two notes she sent me back when my hubby was fighting cancer the first time around.  What an encouragement she was to me!  We will all miss you, Katie.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

November SFYTT

It's time for another Sketch For You To Try!!!!!

Our sponsor this month is Verve!!  Yay!  I love my Verve stamps, so I am excited
to put them to good use this month!  Such a unique, beautiful, and elegant line of stamps.

Here is November's sketch:

And here is what I came up with:
I made a sympathy card for my stash.  I used New Mercies, Bloom & Grow, and Framed Wishes stamps here, plus the Floral Circles and Elegant Leaves dies.
1. The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY {SFYTT} will be posted on the first Saturday of each month on www.iheart2stamp.com at 8am EST and will stay open to participants until the last day of the month, unless otherwise noted.
2. This is for fun! Interpret the sketch as you wish and embellish as desired. There are no vendor restrictions, but we would love to see you use the sponsor’s stamps!
3. Each month we will have a Designer of the Month that will be chosen from past month’s participants.
4. Come and play with us on each and every sketch! On Christmas Day 2011 a prize package worth over $200 will be given away to one very lucky and loyal SFYTT stamper that participates in EVERY sketch for the year.
5. To be eligible for the prize package, you must complete ALL of the sketches by each of the deadlines AND link your creation to the link system on that month’s sketch post (the first Saturday of the month). Everyone except for SFYTT Sisters are eligible for the prize package, including Designer of the Month and international players.
6. When posting your sketch creation on your blog, please post the sketch and link back to the sketch post on www.iheart2stamp.com. When posting to online galleries, please use the keyword “SFYTT.”

Jen has lots of links for inspiration on her blog, so check it out.
I hope you'll play along!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Baby Boy

My sister is going to be having a baby boy soon, and so this is the card I made for her upcoming shower.  This is almost a direct copy of a card made by one of the Verve divas, but I cannot read the watermark on the picture I have of it, so if you know who originally made this, let me know so I can give credit where it's due!  The original card had a butterfly in place of the airplane.

The open heart in "LOVE" looked too plain, so I colored it in with a green spica glitter pen.

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