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Saturday, April 18, 2009

A {Verve Love} Sketch For You To Try

Well, Happy Saturday everyone! It’s still kind of dreary around here. We have lots to do, though! Mostly get ready for a little girl’s birthday party at Skatetown (no, I won’t be skating—I might hurt a little kid when I fall) and I’d like to go to a stamping garage sale in Fort Worth (more info about that below). But first, breakfast from McDonald’s is in order. Just a minute, Eric is taking my order….ok, I’m back. Don’t breakfast burritos sound good? Oh, and an Iced Coffee, too please! Anyway, here we are and it’s once again time for Jen’s Sketch For You To Try. This one was super easy! Not only did the sketch come together in no time, but also I used my new “go to” stamp set. It’s a new release from Verve that just came out last night (waving to those who were at the release party!! Yo Dogs! Check it out!). It’s called Because of You. Yep, it’s the same set I used for yesterday’s card post. It’s getting a workout! I stamped the flowers in the colored ink and then stamped them again in Dazzle Versamark and heat embossed clear EP over that. So pretty in real life!
Oh and I’ll apologize right now—I can’t stop doing the ribbon-loop-button-tied-on-with-string-of-some-sort-notched-ends-thing with my ribbon. Sorry, but I just think it looks good. Ya’ll should try it! Would you like a little step-by-step instruction on it? I’d be happy to (obviously). Well, I guess Eric should be back any minute with breakfast and I need to eat quickly and go get ready in order to beat the crowds at the stamping garage sale! Fighting over cardstock can be vicious business. I don’t know that I “need” anything, but you know how it is! Here’s more info on the sale if you’re a local:

This Saturday is the Imprints Garage Sale. What is that? Well, 49 people have signed up and are selling their gently loved craft supplies {stamps, punches, paper…you name it!} at Imprints in Fort Worth TODAY! This is an event that you do not want to miss! HERE is the link to the site with all the store info. Hope to see you there!

Also, don’t forget to check out what the other SFYTT (your favorite keyword on SCS for Sketch For You To Try) girls have come up with using this sketch:
Amy R.
Amy S.

SUSIE Q-TIP: When using a Nestabilities shape and you want to pierce holes around the edge of it, go ahead and do the next step with the die and dry emboss the edge. This will give you a nice even line to follow when you do your piercing.

Stamps: Because of You (Verve)
Paper: Pure Poppy, White (PTI), Grey (Core’dinations), Amy Butler (K&Co.)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior), Pure Poppy (PTI), Cityscape (SUINK), Versamark Dazzle (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Curvy Rectangle and Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Heat Tool, Clear EP, Clear Button, Silver Cording, Stitched Ribbon (PTI), Dimensionals


  1. Wow, such a pretty card. I love red so this definitely won me over. Love it! You lucky girl, a big garage sale of stamping stuff, what could be more fun!!!! ENJOY the day and the weekend!

  2. Beautiful, Sus! Love the new Verve set, and your button/ribbon/string embelly is one I definitely need to try! Have fun shopping and not skating today! :)

  3. What a great sketch this week. Thanks for an idea on how to use the dazzle versamark. I picked some up, but haven't figured out how to use it. I wish I lived in Texas today!! Happy Shopping!!

  4. WOW!! Love the bold colors and the gray mixed in. This is pure fabulousness, Susan!!

  5. I'm reading this at 12noon but now I'm hungry for McDonald's pancakes. Thanks--LOL

    Your card is beautiful and I would love a tutorial the loop ribbon--button tied with string--notched ends.

    Hope you had a great Saturday.

  6. SO pretty...hop you picked up lots of goodies at the garage sale today!!

  7. I really like how you did the ribbon and would love to see a tutorial on it!

  8. This is so so so fabulous! I love the colors! Great Job as always Susie!

  9. Yo, Dog! You totally worked it out! For me... for you.... that was the bomb, Dog! LOL! Absolutely GORGEOUS, Susan! I love the vibrant colors. Every detail is stunning! :)

  10. Love what you're doing with the ribbon and buttons, girlfriend! The MD sentiment is to die for and I love your new go-to set as well. Very hip color combo too, I must say! Hope your bfast was spectacular!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Something about it makes it a favorite!

  12. jen del muro ( 18, 2009 at 10:21:00 PM CDT

    um...can you say BEEEEAUTIFUL!!!?!!!

  13. Wow, that is one beautiful card! I love everything about it.


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