Saturday, May 7, 2011

Announcement & May SFYTT

I've been patiently sitting on a fun announcement for several weeks now and can finally tell you all that the fabulous Jen del Muro has asked me to join her Sketch For You to Try team! I'm so excited (and admittedly a bit intimidated) to be joining this amazingly talented group of SFYTT Sisters!!

The May SFYTT sponsor is Your Next Stamp! You can check out Jen's Post for all the details on the sponsorship (such as prizes, deadlines, "rules", etc). To enter, just link up your creation using the sketch to the linky thing at the end of Jen's Post. Don't forget, everyone who completes every sketch in 2011 will be eligible for the Grand Prize at the end of the year! As an extra bonus, Your Next Stamp is offering a generous discount coupon to all SFYTT participants this month - details in their ad below. Pretty cool, huh?

For my sample card (eeek! So so cool that I get to say that! ha!) I chose to work with the Space Boy set. This set is PERFECT for creating all those little boy (and girl) birthday cards I seem to be making these days - my 4-yr-old son Dean is OBSESSED with all things Space, so it seemed appropriate. The patterned papers are all printed digi papers from the Another Galaxy digi kit by Traci Reed and Julie Billingsley (Sweet Shoppe). I colored the little Space Boy with Copics and added a glittery chipboard star as embellishment.

Here's a look at the May Sketch:

Be sure to stop by the rest of the SFYTT Sisters' blogs to see what they've done with the sketch:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Kerri Michaud
Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles
Terri Moore

Well, that's it for me today! We're headed upcountry to the Seabury Hall Craft Fair today, our yearly tradition the day before Mother's Day. Seabury Hall is an exclusive (and EXPENSIVE - as in one year of middle school costs more than my entire undergraduate college education!!) private school Upcountry - the campus is beautiful and the craft fair each year (which benefits the tuition assistance fund) is lots of fun. I'd really call it more of an Art Fair than a Craft Fair as the majority of the vendors are more in line with fine arts (sculptors, painters, potters, etc). But there's also lots of good food, a kid's craft area, entertainment, and the highlight is a GIGANTIC water slide that's really like a huge slip-n-slide set up on a huge hill (I'll post photos because it's hilarious). Ok, anyway, that's enough blah blah blah for today I think. Have a great Saturday!


Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

SO CUTE! Congrats on joining Jen's SFYTT team!

Dawn Easton said...

Congrats girl! I look forward to the SFYTT each month and I'll be looking forward to your fabulous cards!!!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Welcome, Jen! It is so great to have you as part of the SFYTT team! I love your darling creation!

Dana White said...

congrats Jen - Your card is awesome - what a sweet little guy!!

Terri said...

Welcome to the design team, So glad to have you as part of the group. Super cute card too!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Eeek! This is so fabulous, Jen! I LOVE a good looking little boy card, and yours hits the sweet spot! Hope you had a great day at the craft fair, and I'm so thrilled to have another Sooner as an SFYTT Sister!!!

Kerry J. said...

So happy to have you as a sketch sister - congrats!! And your card is so super cute!! Love those papers and your glittery heart is just perfection!

Amy Sheffer said...

This card is out of this world! (Couldn't resist!) I'd say great debut, but you've been rocking Jen's sketches for so long this is hardly a debut! Welcome to the team, girlie!

Linda Callahan said...

Congrats Jen - you will be a great addition to the team!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Aloha! SO glad you're here with us. and the intimidation thing? fah-get-abaat-it! (at least not by me). oh and this space cowboy with the glittery star is STELLAR!! oh and my mom is scanning left, looking left, scan, look, and writing mental letters to her hand to let go of stuff! haha! happy mother's day!

Julie E said...

Wonderful card - the star is the perfect addition. Congrats too!

ladybugg61 said...

Congratulations! What a lovely card to kick start your joining the SFYTT team!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

ACK! This is SO super cute Jen! LOVE this little astronaut and the papers are AWESOME with him!!