Saturday, November 5, 2011

November SFYTT

Hi there! It's the first Saturday of the month and that means it's time for another fabulous and fun Sketch For You to Try!! We have a Totally AWESOME sponsor this month - Verve Stamps! Verve is one of the most generous companies I've ever worked with and Julee (the owner) has something special for you this month (I mean in addition to some pretty sweet sales she has going on!!) - One lucky SFYTT participant who uses Verve in his/her SFYTT creation will receive a Verve Stamp set of their choice!! So be sure to play along with us this month for a chance to win!

This month's sketch is super fun - I already have a few more ideas for this one, so you'll probably be seeing it again a time or two. Take a look:

And SURPRISE! I have a super early Sneak Peek for you today of a few new Verve Goodies that will be part of the November 11 release. The "official" Sneak Peeks don't start until next week, but a few of us Verve girls twisted Julee's arm and convinced her to let us play with some of the new stuff for today's SFYTT ;-) - in fact, a few of the Verve Divas are playing along with us regular SFYTT girls today too (You'll find a complete list of participants over on Jen's Blog), and I'd be willing to bet there might be a few more early sneak peeks in the mix!

I have a MAJOR need to start building my holiday card stash in a serious way. I think I only have like 3 cards done? Something like that. Yikes. So these new Verve Stamps couldn't have arrived any sooner! I also printed out some new digi papers from the Deck the Rooftop kit by Libby Pritchett and Melissa Bennett (Sweet Shoppe) for my card. And do you spot the new Verve? I used 2 new dies and 1 new stamp set! The stamp set, Bright Spirits, is a fabulous set of 20 stamps (10 beautiful sentiments and 10 amazing images). A few of the images have coordinating dies, too! You might notice the new Lovely Marquee die as well as those fun stars from the Winter Fun set (a set of 3 dies). And finally, I finished the card with my favorite pom pom trim! All of these new goodies will be available after the Release Party on November 11!!

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 warm welcome to our super talented new Designer of the Month - Broni Holcomb!!

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.”


Broni said...

I just love the great colors on this card and your pom-poms are perfect!!

Becky Carafa said...

This is such a fun card, from the paper to the pompom! And of course all the new Verve goodies have me excited to see them in full!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Hee - your pom poms make me smile! Love this, Jen!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Jen! Love the peek at the new Verve and the pom-pom trim!

Terri said...

Great job with the sketch, Love the pom pom trim!

Jodi Collins said...

This is SO gorgeous Jen! LOVE these new stamps and the pom poms!!