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Saturday, October 16, 2010

A {'Lil Pumpkin} Sketch For You To Try

Well, stamping is once again my favorite thing to do, especially on Friday nights when Eric is away covering a High School football game for the newspapers and the girls are snuggled up watching a movie. I had so much fun making this card for Jen's Sketch For You To Try (you, know, the usual Saturday fare). I love this sketch and am even considering it for my next card kit up at Scrapper's. I go back to work there next Saturday and am looking forward to seeing all my friends again!

Here's a shot of the inside of the card, but for the the front, I had this cute Lil' Pumpkin Pure Innocence image already colored and cut in the oval, so all I needed to do was decide on paper and accessories when I sat down (in short spurts) to make it. I'm a big fan of houndstooth and this new paper from American Crafts is so pretty, I just want to pet it!

I used a couple of Die-namics dies from My Favorite Things here as well. I doubled the Large Scallop Border with 2 layers adorned by some orange rhinestones. The hardest time I had with this card was figuring out what color to make the Rolled Flower. I'm not so much into black flowers, so it really pained me to use it. However for this card and the layout of color, it had to be black for balance! So sorry for the downer there! Still seems kind of weird to me. "Bless you" with a black flower! I'll just call it artistic license for an oxymoron.

SUSIE Q-TIP: I'm admittedly cheap. Rather than using my more expensive white cardstock (that I buy for use with my Copic markers, main images, etc.) for layers, small sentiments and borders, I use a cheaper white cardstock. Remember when Copics first started getting popular and Georgia Pacific cardstock from Wal-Mart was all the rage? I've since moved on and now use either Perfect Panels from MFT or Papertrey white for that. Now that $5 ream of GP white is perfect for other pieces of my card or project and I have no qualms about waste. I'm so cheap.

Remember to check out all the inspiration that can be found at each of the SFYTT sisters' blogs! Jen's on the lookout for the next Designer of the Month, so be sure to link up your creation to her blog this week. When uploading to online galleries, please use the keyword SFYTT!
Amy R.
Amy S.
Amber Hight
Jenn Diercks
Megan Lock
Sony Cristoph
Jodi Collins
Carole Burrage

Stamps: 'Lil Pumpkin Pure Innocence (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Orange Zest, Black (PTI), GP White, White Perfect Panels (My Favorite Things), Runway Dots (Heidi Swapp), Orange Dot (Bo Bunny), Dear Lizzy Enchanted (American Crafts)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Large Scallop and Rolled Flower Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Orange Adhesive Rhinestones, Green Felt (MFT), Circle Punch, Black Fine-tip Pen, Ribbon (PTI), Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5.5" Square


  1. Love anything with the Pure Innocence stamps! This is so cute, Susan! To quote my DH, "It's chic to be cheap!!" Hope you are feeling better each day!

  2. Love this card - that is the sweetest image and I love the green, orange and black color schem - even the black flower!

  3. OOOH! LOVE this!!! I SO regret not putting this PI in my cart on my last MFT order!

  4. SUPER SUPER Adorable! I love that PI and can't wait until she gets to my house!!! Love the bright, fun colors!

  5. Hi Susie!! This is such a CUTE CUTE card!! Love the polka-dots and gingham. =D The image is adorable as well. Happy FALL!!

  6. I am in love with this card - seriously!! LOVE!! It makes me happy to look at it! :)

  7. Adorable, Susan! Love the houndstooth with the polka dots!

  8. You've done it again Susan...another sensational card! :)

  9. NO! NO! NO!!!!!! Do NOT encourage the use of GP White.. do you know how many cards I THROW AWAY that I receive in swaps because they use GP White... that is the CHEAPEST CRAP IN THE WORLD... It should NEVER EVER EVER be used on a card!!!!!!

    OK... Vent Over...

  10. What a beauty! Love the mixture of patterns and you colored her beautifully!!!

  11. Ever so the color combo and of course your beautifully colored PI!

  12. I LOVE houndstooth and polka dots, ESP both on the same card!!! Nice job. ;-)


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