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Friday, August 5, 2011

August Sketch For You To Try

Well, it's the first Saturday of the month and ya'll know what that means don't you? An all new Sketch For You To Try from Jen to play with, a new sponsor for the month and a new Guest Designer of the month!

You'll see the sketch in a minute, but I have to tell ya'll I'm super excited that the sponsor for this month is none other than Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! I had the honor of working with Kim Reid, the sweet owner of the company while we were on the MFT team together. Then she ventured on her own and started this darling stamp company that I'm so proud to be able to "represent" this month! By the way, she's got a new August release coming on the 21st, with Krafty Peeks starting on the 18th, revealing three new artists. Make plans to visit her blog HERE on those dates for all the details.

She sent me a couple of fun stamps to use (THANKS, Kimmie!), one of which is my all-time favorite since the company's inception. It's THIS stamp that I WILL be using a little later. I was going to use it today, but she also sent along this funner than fun little girl named Jeannie and I just HAD to use her first--LOVE!!

This new Jeannie stamp that was just released in July, totally works for this awesome sketch that Jen did up, especially as a cut-out girl (a crafter's version of a pin-up girl). To be honest, I was leary of this sketch at first, but actually, I think this is a new favorite, so I'll be looking forward to using it a few more times. Ya'll be looking forward to it too, ok?

So Jen chose "new mommy", Tenia Nelson for this month's Guest Designer and I think she's got a bright crafting future! You can see her card and all the deets on what A Sketch For You To Try is all about on Jen's blog HERE. I know a few of ya'll don't know and I highly recommend knowing. Other than that, I know ya'll know these girls, my SFYTT sample sisters and I know you'll love what you see on their blogs, you know what I mean?:

Amy Sheffer
Megan Lock
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Terri Moore
Jen Tapler

SUSIE Q-TIP: Patterns, patterns, patterns. I love being mixy-matchy with patterned paper. Try it. A very loose rule of thumb--a large print, a small print (or 2), and some kind of graphic print mix well together.

Oh, and I almost forgot to tell ya'll--I'm getting started with making a tiny dent in my mom's crafty stuff to sell. I went over there yesterday and wrote down ALL of her Stampin' Up stamp sets and there were around 230 sets! So as soon as I figure out and organized way to put them on my blog for sale, you'll see what she's got. I can tell ya right now though, I'm not taking pics of all of them. I'll list the names and ya'll can research to see what they are, ok? Get ready!!

Stamps: Jeannie (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Paper: Black, Pure Poppy, White (PTI), Hollywood (Webster's Pages), Lime Twist (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Star Punch (Fiskars), Aqua Mist Twill Tape (PTI), Copic Markers, Silver Brads, Glitter Button (American Crafts), Linen Thread (TCP), Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. This is just PURE fun Susan! LOVE the Statue of Liberty in the background!!! AWESOME card!

  2. This card is soooooo awesome!!!! Just so much awesomeness!!! tfs!!

  3. Love your pin-up girl -- teehehe! Fabulous coloring and card design! Have a great weekend!

  4. OK, this is adorable! Although I'm hugely jealous of your coloring skills, but I'll get over it. Love the papers you used and everything else.

  5. Makes me so happy to see my favorite stampers using some of my favorite stamps! These Moonlight Whispers gals are putty in your hands, Sus, and a PERFECT FIT for you, if I do say so myself... As I told Jen, I'm kinda biased where you and KKS are concerned. But still! Love your fun and funky paper usage, too. Great tip!

  6. Great job with the sketch! Love all the different elements but I especially like how you cut out the main image and attached it to the front panel.

  7. Could she BE any more awesome?? I don't think so!! You've done a great job combining Jeannie with the sketch! LOVE the colours and those layered stars!! You rock, Susan!

  8. What a fantastic card, i love the image you used and the gorgeous DP you teamed it with - gorgeous
    love tasha xx

  9. What a fabulous card Susan!! I love it!

  10. Shoot. I wouldn't be taking pictures of those suckers either--I'd sooner give 'em away!

    Totally darling card. I love the papers you chose! Perfectly made.

  11. how cute!! I just realized I fell off the SFYTT wagon, I think I've missed the last 3 month's sketches, dang! hope all is well with you Susie Q


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