Saturday, October 1, 2011

October SFYTT

Can you believe it's October!? Unreal. It also happens to be the first Saturday of the month and that means it's time for another fabulous Sketch For You To Try! One of my very favorite companies is our sponsor this month - Waltzingmouse Stamps!! So exciting!

I had lots of fun playing with a new (to me) stamp set and digging into my extensive WMS stash to create my sample card this month! But first things first, let's take a look at this month's fun sketch:

Now, I'll admit I struggled with this one at first. Mostly because I really wanted to use my new Compliments of the Season stamp set and I had a hard time figuring out how to make it work with that large main panel. Then I decided that nobody said that had to be a main image / stamp panel, right? Who said I couldn't add my own little layers to the sketch? So I did!

I think you can still see the basic sketch there, I just added a large sentiment flag using a stamp from my Compliments of the Season stamp set. And that fun musical notes patterned paper? Yep, made that myself using the Musical Backgrounds stamp set. All of the other patterned paper is from an old Girl's Paperie holiday line from last year (sorry I don't remember the name!), because I don't have any new and updated holiday paper! I added a mini rosette with button center and some glittery twisty things that I picked up last year in the holiday section at K-Mart (they come in a bunch and are supposed to be ornaments, but I just cut the individual branches off and use them as accents on cards). And that's it! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and proud of myself for creating my first holiday card of the year - I didn't send out a single one last year! ha!

Be sure to stop by the rest of the SFYTT Sisters' blogs to see what they've done with this month's sketch!

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Becky Carafa
Carole Burrage
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles
Terri Moore

Here are all the pertinent SFYTT details you should know...
1. The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY {SFYTT} will be posted on the first Saturday of each month on 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 When posting to online galleries, please use the keyword “SFYTT.”


Karen Motz said...

Gorgeous Jen! Love how you interpreted this month's sketch!

Becky Carafa said...

I love how you added the sentiment flag, love the font on that set. Beautiful card!

Terri said...

Great card! Love all the different elements and especially how you made the sketch work for you.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous, Jen! I just ordered this set today - LOVE what you did with it. And those sparkly twisty things are the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

Aloha!! Can you believe we still don't have snow...I know, I probably just jinxed it!! How has your summer been??? Ok, love this card! It rocks my friend!
ps....I miss Sawyer :(

Julia Aston said...

Love this wonderful Christmas card! those loopy pieces are SO cool!

Mahmood Ali said...

Such a beautiful creativity i really like it....i am inspire from your hard work...
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fatmi said...

This is so pretty, I like the cherry color of this card.

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