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Saturday, November 21, 2009

An {A+ Plus} Sketch For You To Try

Well, I know that my blogging needs to be kicked up a notch or two, so I'm sorry if you've missed me! Somehow my life got crazy all of a sudden! I'm sure that NEVER happens to ya'll! Plus, I'm behind on updating my calendar, and when that happens, I don't know what end is up! I'm sure you've got along just fine without me. However, just in case, I thought I'd go over a little synopsis of stuff that's been going on over here at the Liles' household and to get you caught up on the drama:

--Lots of refereeing my daughters' "everything has to be equal and fair" battles. (So I ate the "unequal part" of the cookie to make them exactly the same size.)
--I'm now taking a Yoga class on Tuesday nights.
--We gave our dog Hopper, some Pop Rocks candy. (His mouth made a lot of crackling sounds.)
--I found a glass patio table at Goodwill for $22 bucks! (It was halfprice day.)
--I now need some outdoor chairs.
--I'm helping Audrie (the 6 year old) decide if she'd be more famous playing soccer as opposed to gymnastics. She wants to be on TV.
--We bought our oldest daughter Shelbie's, cap and gown for her graduation this spring. Can we say party and sigh of relief all at the same time?
--Lindsie told me she couldn't put ALL of her spelling words in alphabetical order because they didn't start with a letter from the alphabet.
--I had a little "procedure" done yesterday and am wishing I was still under the anesthesia's spell. (You can only fake it for so long.)

Anyway, on top of all that, I've been helping a lot at the girls' elementary school here lately. So for today's Sketch For You To Try, I wanted to make a little "Thank You" card for one of the teachers up there. Jen's sketch calls for three large embellishments across the top and down the side of the card, so I went for some chipboard letters. The little girl is from My Favorite Things' Pure Innocence line of stamps. This one is called Apple for You. She's so cute! Are ya'll loving these as much as I am? I want them ALL!!

Ok, I've got to go and make some more projects, schedule some more blog posts, you know, the usual! In fact, check out my Verve Project Parade post HERE!

I hope ya'll get to play with us today. Here's a little more inspiration from my SFYTT sisters who all get an A+++++ in my book!!!
Amy R.
Amy S.

SUSIE Q-TIP: Instead of making your stamped image the center of it's very own panel, offset it to make room for embellishments along its side or leave space below it for a ribbon or sentiment banner to run across the bottom of it.

Stamps: Pure Innocence--Apple for You (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue (SU!) White Perfect Panels (MFT), GP White, Cherry Hill (October Afternoon)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Copic Markers, Chipboard Letters (K & Company), Red Saddlestitch Ribbon (PTI), Button (MFT), Twine, Glue Dots, Jody Boosters


  1. This is ADORABLE, Susan! Hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. LOL! I wonder what letters those were!

    Hope you're feeling better :)

    Adorable card! That is one of my fave images!

    TFS :*)
    ~ margie

  3. DEEEE-lightful, Susan! I used a PI girlie too and I just love what you've done here. I really do want to be YOU when I grow have a gift for color and embellishment!

  4. You are just crackin' me up, Sus! Love the synopsis!!

    Ok, so this couldn't possibly BE cuter--the dress, the letters, aaack perfection!

  5. Oh Susan, I LOVE the A,B,C letters with the Pure Innocence girl! This is adorable!! Awesome job on the sketch!

  6. Shut up! How clever are you? I love the ABC embellishments! So cute!


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