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Friday, May 29, 2009

A {Fast and Easy} Sketch For You To Try

Well it's Saturday and time for Jen's Sketch For You To Try over on her blog, I have to admit that I made this card last night around 10PM and I was in a hurry and it only took about 20 minutes. I'm gonna tell you why--There are several reasons for my card coming together in two shakes of a sheep's tail and making it look so last minute, but here's my top five excuses.

1. I made another card several days ago for today and it's all ready to go that features a sneak peek at some new MFT stuff, but I had to hold off for various reasons and not show it today. You'll get to see it Monday hopefully!
2. I needed to wash my bras in order to have a clean one to wear today to the North Texas Shoebox Swap. (That's where I am with Jen if ya'll are reading this on Saturday.)
3. I had to go to Sonic and get a Dr. Pepper Blended Float.
4. I got my nails done earlier Friday afternoon and didn't want to stamp and get them messed up. (Hence the sentiment only card and hardly any brads--I SO wanted to put them in each corner, but I thought that'd be pushing it.)
5. My pillow really wanted my head on it.

I'm sure I could think of umpteen gillion more reasons, but these are the high notes of most of the truly legitimate fake ones.

Anyway, now that you heard my story, I think you'd like to move on to my friend's blogs and see what they've created (and I'm sure spent a lot more time on their cards than I did)! This really is an easy sketch and we hope you play along, using your favorite keyword--SFYTT when uploading anywhere.
Amy R.
Amy S.
It's also Julie Lacey's last day with us as Guest Designer. Be sure and give her some going away kisses over on Jen's blog, too.

SUSIE Q-TIP: This embellishment is kind of big (ya think?). So to make sure it wasn't going anywhere, I punched two holes in the back of my top card layer and strung my twine up through it, through the middle holes in the flowers (some come like that or you can just punch them too). To secure it, I used a button and ran the twine up through it, tying it in a knot and then a bow. Then just a bit of glue or a glue dot under a piece of the large flower was all I needed to keep it from turning.

Stamps: Beautiful Kindness (Verve)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Confetti White (SU!), Rasberry Fizz (PTI), Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse (K & Company)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Corner Rounder, Slot Punch, Silver Brads, Prima Flowers, Brown/White Polkadot Button (The Paper Studio), Rustic Cream Twine (PTI), Jody Boosters


  1. Aren't you just the smart one? Great idea holding that big embellie! Really nice card! Thanks for sharing! (Don't know if my comments came thru yesterday, but I ordered the new camping set from TCP! Thanks to you!!!

  2. Susan this is adorable! Love that beautiful flower embellishment! :)

  3. Gorgeous, Susan - I can't believe you made this in only 20 minutes! Love what you've done with Jen's sketch!

  4. What fun! Great colors and details! I love the paper!

  5. LOve the bright colours and fun flowers!! Have fun with Jen today:)

  6. Fabulous! Love the bright colors! :)

  7. hey, u made very nice creations! =) love them all! keep it up! =)

  8. Love the tip about the heavy embellishments. Great card!

  9. Your card is great, thanks for sharing your wonderful creations!


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