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Friday, January 4, 2008

An {Early} Sketch For You To Try

I am posting this a little early as I am about to go get ready to leave for the weekend. Yes, it's my annual scrapbooking retreat to Pine Cove in Tyler, TX, and I can't wait!!! This time, it happens to coincide with Canton First Monday Trade Days (a humongo flea/craft/junk market), so we are sneaking off a little early to hit that place first--it's huge and I haven't been in forever! I know my legs will be sore tomorrow, so ya'll be thinking about me not being able to walk! (But that will be ok, because I will be sitting all day scrapbooking! yay!!) So I finished up Jen's Sketch For You to Try (who I went with last night to play Pokeno for the first time and had a total blast!--waves!)a little early to share with you today instead of tomorrow. If you link today, to her site, it may not be there yet, but check back tomorrow (and don't forget to check for Shannan's and Carole's great cards tomorrow, too!). This is a really cool sketch and I plan on actually shortening it to a regular card size and trying it with only 2 rectangular panels behind the main one later on. I think it would work great as well! Speaking of, the scalloped rectangles were made the poor man's way by using 2 scallop square punches layered on top of each other for the desired size. Then comes the problem of "hiding" the seam of the overlap. I had the card all put together a little differently, but I didn't really like the way the ribbon looked layed totally across the bottom. It distracted from the sentiment. So brilliance hit me for 2 seconds (that's the best I can do), and I thought of "lacing" the cards to only hide the seam, but let the patterned paper show more! I then used my Cropodile to punch through the entire main panel (at this point it was not adhered to the base.) I was ecstatic over this concept and I think it really adds to the card, not to mention the cute little charm that says "made with love". I think this will be Eric's Valentine's card! Anyway, nothing else too special about it. Have a great weekend and I will only have "thoughts of you" while I'm gone, but no actual posts until Monday! Be sure and upload your versions to SCS using keyword SFYTT and I will peruse the gallery next week and leave a few comments! I love it when you play, too!

TIP: Assemble the majority of your card seperate from the base to allow for mistakes (most importantly as we learned here), and a cleaner look to the inside of the card, meaning no brad "legs", eyelet holes or ribbon overlaps on the inside of the card. I hope that makes sense!

Stamps: SU Polkadot Background, Michael's Dollar Stamp
Ink: Palette Noir, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Creamy Natural, DP from Sandylion, Red from some scraps
Other: Scallop Square Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, B/W Gingham Ribbon, Folk Heart Punch, CM Fine-tip pen for doodles on hearts, Charm from Beading Section at Michael's, Cropodile, SU Dimensionals


  1. Ooh, you're on a roll with the black, white, and red!

    And can I just say that "First Monday" brings back some fond memories! I actually went to college in Longview, and some friends and I actually made it there once. Didn't buy anything (pesky college budget) but had a ball. Enjoy your weekend away!

  2. This is adorable, girl! Have fun this weekend...I love Pine Cove!!

  3. {waves back}
    love this card and all the details that you put into it!! hope you are having a ton of fun!!!

  4. This is such a fun card! Love the colors!! Have a great weekend! :)

  5. Your 2 seconds of brillance really made that card special!

  6. Hi Sus!
    Awesome card! thanks for the comment on my blog :) - believe it or not Rosie smiles on her own, usually after biting a toy her lips just curl like that lol - she has an underbite.

    I didn't know you had a rat terrier too! Aren't they the best?! Little firecrackers that cuddle.


  7. you are so creative... My family moved recently, just around the corner. I need some suggestions to organize my scrapbooking supplies.... can you help?

  8. Cute Cute, Sus!! :) Love all the hearts. Good thinkin', using 2 squares on top of each other ;)


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