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Saturday, March 7, 2009

A {Taylored} Sketch For You To Try

Well, hi there, friends! Jen has a very unique Sketch For You To Try if I do say so myself. It kind of had me stamp-stumped, but I'm sure ya'll will do fine! I think it was just me being over tired this week. However, I do like how this came out---sort of scrappy! I used the new Branching Out set from Taylored Expressions (borrowed it, actually). For each Branching Out stamp set sold over the next three months, Taylored Expressions will donate $7.00 to Eden Projects. You can find more info about that on Taylor's blog HERE. Anyway, is it weird that I made the branch going straight up? I wanted to leave a lot of white space to counter the large gingham print from the paper I chose. Who'da thunk? When I picked up this paper pad from Making Memories, it was my least favorite piece, but (like Kelly), found myself using it first! I kept this pretty simple to match the sweet "flavor" of the sentiment. I'm wishing my red brads matched a little better, but it is what it is. Reds are so hard to match sometimes, aren't they? So I need to get going "just because" I have a lot to do today (shopping, haircuts, projects, cards to make, you know the drill). I hope you get to play along!

Here's my SFYTT sisters creations: Kelly, Carole, Amy S. and Amy R. Our new Guest Designer for this month is Jenn Dierks, so be sure and give her some lovins on Jen's blog too!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Complete blending is not always necessary when using a coloring medium (markers, pencils). Sometimes the starkness and choppiness of the colors adds to the quirkiness of your project. (and we all know, mine are usually quirky!)

Stamps: Branching Out (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue (SU!), Pure Poppy, White (Papertrey), Flower Patch (Making Memories)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), 1/8" Hole Punch, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Buttons, Red/White Gingham Ribbon, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Red Brads


  1. super cute! reminds me of a picnic in the summertime!

  2. Wow this is gorgeous. Love the sketch and what you've done with it.

    have a nice weekend,
    xx Monique (Netherlands)

  3. This is so sweet and springy! I really love the gingham ribbon threaded through the buttons! Great coloring and fun color combo!

  4. I love it Susan! I would never think to use the branch that way but it's adorable with the house at the top!

  5. This is adorable, Susan! Love the TE branch going vertical. Such a sweet card!!

  6. Love this card, Susan! And I really like that bold gingham print! It's perfect for this stamp set! Great job with the sketch!

  7. Suzie I love this card! The colors are so bright and fun! And just think you didn't use yellow:0). I just ordered these sets I can't wait till they arrive!!!

  8. I love this card the colors are fresh and fun. I just ordered this set this evening ... Hey and I noticed you didn't use yellow :0)!

  9. Susan, this is fantastic! It's just so happy and springy! I love the brads, and your coloring is gorgeous! :)

  10. love what you did with the sketch its so cute

  11. I LOVE the branch going straight up. I don't think I would have ever thought of it and to me it's the slight quirkiness of the branch going up that makes the entire card. Love it.

  12. I love this card! I like that you did the branch straight up! And your brads look awesome!

  13. I just love that branch, but I'm a sucker bird and branch sets. This card is beautiful.

  14. I forgot to come back and check out your SFYTT card. Boy am I glad I did--it's just fab, Sus! Love the colors, the gingham and your fab'ly colored scene!


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