Saturday, December 3, 2011

December SFYTT

It's the first Saturday of the month!! You know what that means - time for another fabulous Sketch For You to Try! And it's December, the last month of the year, which means if you've been playing along with us each month this year and continue this month, you could be eligible for some FANTASTIC prizes!! (details over on Jen's Blog). For now, let's get on to this month's fun sketch.

As you know, we've had some amazing and extremely generous sponsors this year! One of those was my beloved Verve Stamps and I decided to play with Verve again this month (you can never have too much Verve-y eye candy, in my opinion!!). My son Dean's 5th birthday is next week so I was in need of a fun boyish birthday card. The sketch and Verve did the trick!

My regular blog readers know that Dean has a little keepsake tin that I have been slowly filling with cards I've made him over the years. About once a month I make him a card and fill the inside with a "letter" - my thoughts and feelings, funny things he's said or done, or just little things I want him to know about how it feels to be his Mom at this time in his life. He doesn't really care too much about these cards right now, but I'm hoping that some day this will be a treasured keepsake for him. Anyway, the thing is that it's really a lot easier for all of the cards to be the same size. So, I changed the sketch a bit for that reason - that's why my sample's not square. I also put the card together away from home and couldn't remember how big that circle was supposed to be, so I kinda messed that up. Oh well. I think it'd look better if the circle was a bit bigger like in the sketch, but I don't hate it enough to re-do it. It'll work. So anyway, the card deets...All of the papers are printed digi paper from the Masked Marvels kit by Julie Billingsley (Sweet Shoppe). And the stamps? I used one of my favorite birthday stamp sets - Birthday Bash from Verve. I just love paper piecing those fun balloons!!

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

Have a fun weekend! We headed out yesterday morning (just after I typed up this blog post) on a fun family stay-cation on the south side of the island to celebrate a handful of milestones. We're staying at the Grand Wailea resort this weekend to celebrate Dean's birthday, my Mom's 60th birthday, and mine and Joel's 6th wedding anniversary which is on Dec 9th. I'm SOOOO looking forward to 3 full days of relaxing by the pool, playing in the sand a bit at the beach (although, to be honest, we probably won't do much of that since we can do that any old day), and just doing a whole lot of nothing while soaking up some warm Maui sun! I'll be back early next week with my first December Daily post!! Can't wait to share that project


Paula said...

Jen, have a wonderful time celebrating with your family! I love all your stories about the family living on Maui. It's my favorite place to be!

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable card, Jen! The balloons really pop against the yellow panel, and I love the metal stars. So many fun occasions for your family to celebrate -- have a wonderful time!

Terri said...

Cute card! I bet your son will love it. I hope he has a great birthday and you have a wonderful time on your stay-cation. Wish I was there with you. It is snowing and cold here.

Megan said...

What a sweet thing for your boy to read one day! This is such a cheery card, definitely one to remember!

Jodi Collins said...

FAB card Jen! LOVE the baloons and the silver stars!!

Arlene said...

Jen, this is absolutely adorable. Such a brilliant idea, Dean will treasure these for years.