Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October SFYTT Reminder

Just a reminder that today is the final day to play along with the September Sketch For You To Try! And don't forget about our fabulous sponsor this month, Market Street Stamps!! Here's a final look at this month's sketch:

And a look back at my October SFYTT creations with links to my original blog posts for product details. First up is this fun Happy Fall card using one of the Market Street Stamps sets:

And next is this Make a Wish birthday card I was happy to add to my birthday card stash:

All details and upload information can be found on THIS POST on Jen's blog. I hope you find time to play along this month!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

October SFYTT Post #2

It's the 3rd Saturday of October and that means it's time for some more Sketch For You To Try Inspiration from a few of the SFYTT Sisters! Have you had a chance to play along with this month's sketch yet? You've got until October 31st at midnight, so there's still plenty of time to create something and it's a SUPER fun sketch this month! And don't forget we have another amazing sponsor this month  - Market Street Stamps!

I'm a little late with my post today because our internet has been out since yesterday morning, so I had to come over to my Mom's to post this. I'm hoping it's something going on with our cable company and not my modem, but I'm putting off calling them because I'm afraid of what they'll tell me!! It's such a pain to swap out the modem - I either have to wait weeks for a cable technician to come to the house or I have to unhook everything myself and take it in to the cable place and swap it out (something I dread because there's always a super long line and I hate dealing with the big tangle of wires behind my computer!!). Anyway, sorry for the delay...

Let's take another look at this month's sketch:

I decided to add a card to my birthday stash using some old Verve favorites! (You might notice that sometime between creating the card and taking a photo one of my cats decided to take a bite out of the top right corner! Funny thing is I didn't even notice that until I was editing the photo! Hopefully I can flatten it out and the recipient won't notice?? If not, that cat is going to be in big trouble!!).


I pulled out some super old papers from my "are-you-ever-going-to-use-me" pile and got to work. I love paper piecing those balloons from the Birthday Bash set and I added a simple Make a Wish sentiment from the Birthday Phrases set and was done! Super easy.

Be sure to stop by these other SFYTT Sisters' blogs to see what they're sharing today with this month's sketch!

Jen del Muro
Carole Burrage 
Jodi Collins
Susan Liles
Tracy Schultz

OK, that's it from me. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 2012 SFYTT

Well, here we are 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 - Market Street Stamps!

First, here's a look at this month's fun sketch:

I had fun with the sketch this month, but did make two pretty obvious changes, but I think it still "counts"...those two little tilted squares? I straightened them out and turned them into layered ribbons. And then I used a circle instead of a rectangle for the main image panel. It just worked out better that way.

When I ordered my stamp set, Autumn Greetings, I initially planned to use that super cute scarecrow image. But then when I started playing around with the sketch and my papers, I just really liked the way that fun pumpkin looked so I changed my mind. Now I can't wait to make a card with that scarecrow though! Anyway, all of the patterned papers on my card are from the Witch Hazel collection by October Afternoon (I'm slightly obsessed) and I added some ribbon, a button and twine from my stash. I really like the way this one turned out!

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, Stacey Schafer! Don't forget to stop by her blog to see what she's created as well.

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Sheffer
Becky Carafa
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Susan Liles
Tracy Schultz

Verve Diva Inspirations October 2012 Blog Hop

Welcome to the World Card Making Day edition of the Verve Diva Inspirations Hop!  Along the hop this month we're debuting FIVE brand new plain janes that just hit the store today, so grab a drink and hop along to see a fresh mix of old and new Verve and maybe even win a prize! You can find out all the prize details and see the full reveal of the new plain janes over on the Verve Blog today.  If you arrived here from the talented Betty's blog, then you're on the right track! Just in case, here's a look at the Master Hop List:

1. Betty9. Andrea
2. Jen T.10. Charmaine
3. Julee11. Janelle
4. Sankari12. Laurie
5. Sony13. Maureen
6. Susan14. Teresa
7. Amber15. Tosha
8. Amy 

I decided to create a fun Halloween treat box using an older Big Shot Sizzix Fry Box die I had in my stash, some new Halloween papers, and a mix of old and new Verve stamps:

The papers are all from the new Witch Hazel collection by October Afternoon - so fun! And how about that sentiment? That's the brand new So Sweet Plain Jane - isn't it awesome!? I also added a paper pieced pumpkin from the Boo to You stamp set (which just happens to be the October Stamp of the Month, meaning it's currently 40% off!!). Finally, I splattered a little bit of Calico White Mister Huey's Color Mists on the front of the box and called it done. The box is ready to add some little Halloween treats to in a few weeks and give to my own little monster!

That's it from me today. Julee is next up on the hop, so head on over to see what kind of fabulousness she's created and then keep on hopping along! Thanks for stopping by!