Saturday, August 6, 2011

August SFYTT

It's the first Saturday of August and that means it's time for a new Sketch For You to Try AND a new sponsor!! This month's challenge is being sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! (psst...I heard that they're having a new release coming up on August 21 with some peeks starting on the 18th, so be sure to check them out!).

But first things first, here's a look at the August Sketch:

Now, if you're a regular reader of my blog you know that I'm NO fan of the dreaded tilted panel and I will admit I was cursing Jen del Muro QUITE A BIT in the process of making my sample card. I *almost* caved and made the stupid thing nice and straight, but since I'm kind of the new girl and all, I didn't want to go breaking the rules this early in the game and get myself fired or something! {wink}. I gotta get nice and comfy and suck these girls in with my sweetness (ha!) before I go all crazy on them. But man, I don't know how many more tilted panels I can take. Although...with a little language therapy (read: swearing and muttering under my breath) I pulled through and can grudgingly admit that it's actually a pretty great sketch. I'll even admit that I might have made a 2nd card using the same sketch (WITH another tilted panel! gasp!) that I'll be sharing in a couple of days, so stay tuned. Anyway, enough of that. Let's get on to my sample card.

I used the cute little Jilly the Jellyfish stamp along with some printed digi papers from All Wet by Melissa Bennett (Sweet Shoppe).

Be sure to stop by the rest of the SFYTT Sisters' blogs to see what they've been doing with the sketch this month:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Tenia Nelson
Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Carole Burrage
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.”


Jodi Collins said...

SUPER cute Jen! LOVE this octopus and the papers and embossing!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute Miss Jen!!!! tfs!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Too cute, Jen! Love that sweet octopus! Great take on the sketch!

Michelle Woerner said...

LOVE that octopus! Oh, I was gonna try to be clever, but not enough coffee yet. Great chat the other day. Hugs to you!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wowie, Miss Maui! This is adorable! Love your sweet & clean take on the sketch (and I'm with you on 'tilts'! They make me dizzy! ;) ).

Terri said...

Very cute! Love the dp you used and you use of the tilted panel too. My hubby hates those too. :)

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Wow! Jilly the Jellyfish looks like she's just swimming across your card!! Love the bright colours and embossed layer! Awesome!

Megan said...

That jelly fish is SO cute!! Darling card!