Saturday, July 7, 2012
July 2012 SFYTT
Well, it's that time again already - first Saturday of the month and time for another fabulous Sketch For You to Try!! I hope you all had a chance to play along with us last month - Lots of exciting things in store for participants of the monthly SFYTT this year, including a chance to win another fabulous huge prize package at the end of the year!! All of the details can be found on today's post over on Jen's blog, with some of the details outlined in the "In a Nutshell" graphic at the end of this post. We have another amazing sponsor this month - My Favorite Things!
First, here's a look at this month's awesome sketch:
As for my sample card, I have to tell you, I really struggled with this one. I don't know what my problem is, but man! This did not turn out like it looked in my mind. I honestly don't think it's the sketch or the stamp set I chose to work with, but I think my Mojo is just off!! I'm actually embarrassed to post this card, but in true Jen fashion, I finished it up at the last minute and just don't have time to throw anything else together. So, it's just gonna have to do for now...
I really do love this First Place Award Ribbon Die and Stamp Set and think it can work great with this sketch, so I think I'll give it another go in a week or 2. Maybe rotate the sketch? Or use some ribbon or something for that skinny vertical strip? This card is definitely missing something, but for the life of me I couldn't make anything work. (Or maybe that dark saturated pink was a bad choice for the award ribbon?) When I visualized this stamp set with the sketch, I definitely pictured some stitching, but my trusty Janome Sew Mini crapped out on me 2 days ago! Won't work at all. I'm so bummed! I love that thing. And you know how it is when you're kind of set on something and then it doesn't work out, you can't seem to get anything else to work? I think that's what happened here. And maybe it's really not that bad, but because it's not what I had in mind I hate it. I don't know. But one thing's for sure - I'll definitely be using this stamp / die combo again! There are so many different combinations that the uses are endless! And I'm determined to make it work with this sketch!
Be sure to stop by the rest of the SFYTT Sisters' blogs to see what they've done with this month's sketch! And a very warm welcome to our Designer of the Month, Holly Flores! Don't forget to stop by her blog to see what she's created as well.
Jen del Muro
Carole Burrage - taking a break