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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Waltzing Along With October's Sketch For You To Try

Well, Happy October! It's the first Saturday of the month and that means it's time for a new Sketch For You To Try from Jen. Our sponsor this month is Waltzingmouse Stamps. I've always been a fan of them (especially the sets that coordinate with so many of the Nestabilities), but had never had a chance to order some. So when Jen told me about their sponsorship, I knew I wanted to use some of the spooky Halloween stamps they offer that I had drooled over for so long.

I chose to use the set, Midnight Feast. It's primarily for making Halloween treat tags and labels (which I LOVE), but I felt like I could get double duty from it and still make a card as well. Here's a quick look at this month's sketch that I actually flipped on its side:

Usually me and X-acto knives don't get along. However, I NEEDED to cut the openings out of those eery cathedral windows. So I tried it and I actually did a not so bad job I think! I wasn't about to try to cut the scallop little elements, so I cheated and punched holes instead (see my SUSIE Q-TIP).

I'm loving the Mischievous line of paper from My Mind's Eye. I had all these little pieces still on my desk and took an extra ten minutes to put this cute little tag together with my leftovers. The "Treacherous Treats" is one of the fun treat sayings that's also included in the Midnight Feast set. I think this tag would be so EASY to duplicate! I happened to have some candy corn on hand because it's my very favorite Halloween candy. I already unwrapped this packaging and started in on them.

Anyway, it's a simple sketch this month with HUGE possibilities! You better play along, too...Jen has ME looking out for the next Guest Designer of the Month! Get all the details on what to do over on Jen's blog HERE. Show me whatcha got!!

Be sure and waltz around and find more SFYTT inspiration from the following SFYTT sisters:
Amy Sheffer
Megan Lock
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Terri Moore
Jen Tapler
Becky Carafa
Iwona Palamountain

SUSIE Q-TIP: On the cathedral window, I wanted to punch out a larger circle in the top where the scalloped circle was so that my patterned paper would show through like the other pieces I cut out with the X-acto knife. I eyeballed the center of the scalloped circle and put a small dot with a pen there. Then when I went to punch it out, I turned my punch over so that I could see where the hole would be, lining up the dot I made as much in the center as I could. This ensured that it was nice and centered.

Stamps: Midnight Feast (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Dark Orange (MFT), Black, Vintage Cream (PTI), Mischievous (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black and London Fog (Memento), Charcoal Cat's Eye (Colorbox), Pumpkin Pie (SU!)
Accessories: Labels Eight, Circles and Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Sewing Machine/Thread, Stardots Border Punch, X-acto Knife, Tiny Star and Circle Punches, Glitter Bats (Etsy), Linen Thread (TCP), Silver Brads, Black Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty) Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2


  1. Super fun take on the sketch! Love the sparkly bats :)

  2. Love how you flipped the sketch. The cathedral windows look great. The tag is very cute too.

  3. Absolutely awesome, Sus! I love how everyone selected different sets - makes me want 'em all!


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