Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Last Days for May SFYTT

It's the end of the month, but you still have a day or so to play along with this month's SFYTT.  Here's a recap of May:

the sketch:

the sponsor:

my samples using Heartsong:

the details:

See you Saturday for a new sketch and sponsor!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

MFT Guest Designer Contest, Take 2

Here's another entry I made for the June MFT Guest Designer Contest.  Here's the sketch we had to work with:

So I created a happy little scene with my die-namics
and LOTS of different colors of cardstock!

The pot is made using punches, the clouds mimic the two background strips in the sketch, and the pot of gold represents the flower element.  I used the sunshine die-namic to show the shining gold in the pot, I sprayed it with Mister Huey and added some sugar dust, as you can see here:

I also used the rainbow die to make an impressed background - ran it through my machine with the embossing mat instead of cutting plates.

And of course I had to do up the inside a bit too.  I used some of my leftover rainbow strips, hmmm, this idea is going to be a cool front-of-the-card idea soon :)

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Being Cute Is What I Do PI
paper- kraft, hawaiian shores, aqua mist, rustic white, berry sorbet, melon berry, lucky limeade, royal velvet, winter wisteria, harvest gold, basic gray, spring moss
ink- versafine black
acc- sewing machine; rainbow, flat bottom cloud, sunshine, fresh cut grass, tag you're it, mix & match banners dienamics; vanilla felt; circle, photo corner, word window punches; dimensionals; mister huey; seam binding; sugar dust

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Graduation Card

I made this for our beautiful niece who just graduated from college and is now starting PA school.  We are so proud of her!
My inspiration was this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MFTWSC #72 and June Guest Designer Contest

It's been a few months since I participated in the MFT Guest Designer Contest, but this month's challenge is a card-only sketch.  So I had to jump on it!

I pulled out some really bright fun papers and went to work with patterns and dies.  I added another layer of paper to all the fish tails and banners and created star trails as well.
And yes, I even did up a little something on the inside:

And here is MFTWSC #72:

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Monday, May 14, 2012

MFT Catch-up

I'm finally getting around to blogging over a month's worth of MFT sketches.  So here are three of them.




Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May SFYTT, #2

Welcome back for some more SFYTT inspiration!
Our sponsor this month is Skipping Stones Design, and here is the sketch again:

I pulled out Heartsong again and made up this with it:
Thanks for stopping by, head over to Jen's blog for more info and inspiration!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May SFYTT!!!

Time for a new Sketch For You To Try!  Welcome to May! I hope you've been able to play along each month for a chance to win a major prize at the end of the year.

Our sponsor this month is Skipping Stones Design.

And here it is, May SFYTT:

Here is my sample, using Heartsong:
There is some ink distressing on all the edges of all panels.  I stamped the music background, crumpled the panel, distressed the edges, and smoothed it out again.  It adds some really fun texture!  The card base has a linen impression as well.  The sentiment is actually two pieces, and I curved them to fit the oval.  And yes, I had to practice that before I stamped the final piece!

Jen's blog has all the details, as well as our guest designer for the month.

Amy Sheffer
Becky Carafa (me)
Carole Burrage
Jen Tapler
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Susan Liles
And this month, we welcome a new member of the team: Tracy Schultz!!

And the notes to know:
Thanks for stopping by!