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Saturday, February 21, 2009

An {Obsessive} Sketch For You To Try

Well, I have a confession to make. Ok, back up...I NEED the new Damask Designs Set from Papertrey and let me tell you why. When I went to order it (finally), it was already sold out (the story of my life). So when I saw first saw it, I went and looked at ALL the samples by every single design team member (which I hardly ever do), and fell even more in love with it. I don't know why!?! Now I don't know if my obsession is fed by the fact I can't have it (right now anyway--but eventually it will be mine!! bwahahaha!!) or that it really would be a great addition to my collection. Wink!--I'm sticking to reason #2. Anyway, upon stumbling through all the DT blogs, I came across Betsy Veldman's Paper, Scissors and Superheroes Blog, and THESE little note cards she made sent me over the edge! They are so simple and shabby-chic and I love everything about them. Therefore, (as Jen can attest to), I can't get them out of my head. So my confession is that for today's Sketch For You To Try from Jen, my card is semi-cased and uses several of her elements from her sweet little notecards. Needless to say, I subcribed to her blog, too, as her newest fan. I didn't have anything resembling the Damask, so I substitued and stamped it with my Stampin' Up "Kind Thoughts" flourishy thing and embossed it in white onto the Kraft. I used the same flower idea and tweaked the ribbon treatment, but kept the color scheme somewhat. The sentiment is one of my favorites from Verve that is included in the "Beautiful You" set (which happens to be on sale right now I just saw--wooOHOoooO!). I hope Betsy doesn't mind or think I totally butchered her perfectly good notecards! I hope ya’ll forgive me for obsessing!

Are the other SFYTT (your fabulous SCS keyword) girls having an infatuation-fest? I doubt it. They do have some pretty incredible samples for YOU to obsess over, though!! Go see the sketch and what Jody did over on Jen's blog and then Amy R., Kelly, Carole and Amy S. and let them know what you think! It’s ok if you obsess a little too much and need to resort to therapy, I'll save you a seat on the couch.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Try mixing and matching patterned papers in one project. It helps me to keep them in the same color families. My sister, Nancy once told me when we were talking about clothes, “you’re not supposed to match, your outfit just needs to go together”. I still don’t wear stripes with plaid. I tried it once and I don’t want to talk about it.

Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve), Kind Thoughts (SU!)
Paper: Kraft, Regal Rose (SU!), Papertrey White, Gold (Core’dinations), Sweet Talk (K & Company), Laundry Line (My Mind’s Eye)
Ink: Versamark Dazzle (Tsukineko), Vintage Photo (Ranger), Chestnut Roan Cat’s Eye (Colorbox)
Accessories: Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Small Flower Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 3 Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), White Embossing Powder (Stampendous), Heat Tool, Brads, Vintage Button, Glue Dots, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Yellow/White Polkadot Ribbon, Dimensionals

27 comments:

  1. I'm with you on that damask set from PTI--need it, want it even more now that it's out of stock! maybe I'll have some extra dough by the time it's available again.

    So, you SFYTT card is absolutely breath-taking my dear! Love the medallion center, yum!

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  2. Beautiful card - love the layered flowers.

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  3. OMG, this is amazing! The colours are so fantastic!

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  4. HOly smokes...this is amazing! I am in awe! I love Betsy and you totally rocked this sketch! Great everything! I love it!

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  5. Nice job on your card. I am feeling the same way about the PTI Damask set. It was one of the new sets I was on the fence about getting this month. After I saw the design teams samples with it I decided I needed it too but by then it was sold out. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of more of them as well now too. Like you I am still trying to decide if I really need it or just really want it now that I know I can't have it. Either way I know I will eventually get it now too. I just hate waiting for things especially ones I can't have. I look forward to seeing what you make with it when you get it.

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  6. This is just beautiful! I love all of the elements, the colors, the design is flawless and just so beautiful! Very nice job.

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  7. Love it Susan! I need to use kraft more & its so cheery with the other colors! Flower is stupendous--love your "semi-cased" card, ya rocked it!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  8. Sus -- I can totally relate with the obsessive side of your personality! And then, once the NEEDED item arrives, somehow it can be months before I ever use it! Go figure. Oh well -- loverly card, regardless of the lack of the set you NEED! :)

    PS -- my verification word is 'sorcow'... is blogger trying to imply something about me?!?!?!

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love your take on Betsy's design.

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  10. Super gorgeous card! I love the damask flourishy thing on the oval panel. It is PERFECT!

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  11. love the layered butterflies and flowers, very pretty card!

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  12. Susan, this is amazing! Love the colors and the dimension. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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  13. I know what you mean about getting hyped about a certain set! Those PTI folks can really sell 'em can't they!?!? LOL, great card and love the popped up flowers!

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  14. Wow, Susan, I love your card! I don't often comment on blogs, but I love this one. I have commented on your Mom's blog, but I just had to tell you how much I loved this card. I liked it better than what you used for inspiration.

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  15. Love that card! The swiss dots looks perfect with everything.

    I "need" those damask stamps too by the way, LOL!

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  16. I think this card is so pretty love the embossing and the flower well I guess I like everything about it LOL
    Hugs
    Norine

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  17. you know i love it!!!

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  18. Oh this is so, so beautiful!! More beautiful than the notecards that inspired it. *wink* Love your interpretation! :-D

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  19. I luv these colors together!
    Great, great card!

    Peace and Luv,
    Jeannie

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  20. Hi Susan! I totally fell in LOVE with Betsy's note cards too, the second I saw them! Oh my WORD.....thought about them for days! As soon as I saw your card, it totally jumped out at me......so cute!

    Can't wait to see what you do with Damask Designs! *wink!*

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  21. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! Gorgeous!!! I am so with you on that Damask set...I just *need* to find the money for it.

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  22. Pure gorgeousness. I just want to reach out and touch this card. Yummy, yummy colors, stamps, details...everything!

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  23. Naaaah! Susie...you don't NEED that damask set...this card is just gorgeous and needs not another thing.....

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