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Saturday, November 5, 2011

November Sketch For You To Try

Well, it's finally SATURDAY! It's been a loooong week and it seems like everything electrical or electronic I touched most days this week, either broke or didn't work properly. Let's see--my undercabinet CD player/radio in the kitchen decided to play games with me, Eric's seat adjusters in his car made my head go all the way to the ceiling without pushing a button, our icemaker still isn't 100% even after having a guy fix it, my DVR didn't record Parenthood (the WORST!), our bedroom light is now flickering when I turn it on, and some computer stuff that didn't like my logins was getting my goat for 3 days. THAT'S IT! I'm moving to the hills and "livin' off the land". NOT!! I need my amenities too much! You can't stamp in the grass anyway. It's uneven.

So let's move on, shall we?--I'm TOTALLY ready after that ugly week, are ya'll? It's a new month and Jen's got a NEW Sketch for You To Try! This is a great one, and full of possibilities and versatilities. Verve Stamps is our sponsor this month. YIPPEE!!! I love being a Verve Inspiration Diva!

Here's a little surprise for ya'll! Julee, the owner of Verve, sent the SFYTT sisters who are also Verve Inspiration Divas a few goodies that are from the upcoming NOVEMBER release to give ya'll a SUPER EARLY PREVIEW of this Bright Spirits set. You'll also notice a fantastic new little tree die called Winter Fun. There's also a coordinating Plain Jane (single stamp-Winter Tree) of the tree, but I left mine "plain" and unstamped for this embellishment. Ya'll are going to LOVE the new release stuff!

Here's this month's sketch. The sweet Broni Holcombe is this month's Guest Designer. Won't you play along? We may pick YOU as the next one! If you need a swift kick in the pants to get your mojo going, check out what the SFYTT sisters have mustered up for ya'll!:

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

SUSIE Q-TIP: Cut herringbone or chevron patterned paper along the zig-zag pattern on an edge. Then cut slits upward and furl. This creates banner/fishtail type ends and adds a lot of dimension. You'll be all trendy.

Stamps: Bright Spirits (Verve)
: Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Dk. Chocolate, Vintage Cream (PTI), 12 Days of Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
: Winter Fun (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circus Border CutUps (TCP), Small Scallop Die-namics (MFT), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Labels Nestabilities, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Tonic Distressing Tool, Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Divine Twine/Linen Thread (TCP), Rhinestones (Pizzazz Aplenty), Button, Jody Boosters
Finished Size
: A2


  1. LOVE how you cut the chevron into strips!! And that tree is totally awesome! Can't wait to see the entire set! Great card, Susan. I'm so happy to be playing along with you gals this month!

  2. Oh, Sus - I hope you get all that electrical stuff worked out soon. No fun! Our community power source is ALWAYS going off and back on again within seconds. I swear, I have to reset my clocks at least once a week and it drives me bonkers...

    Love your card!

  3. Susie, this is fantastic! Wonderful colors and details1 I just love that checkerboard tree! Sweet Christmas card!

  4. Ok, first of all - this card is awesome! I love it!! Second of all - I think you can watch Parenthood on Hulu. That's what I usually do when I'm crafting on my day off work (Wednesday). Of course, you have to watch it on your computer, which kinda sucks, but it's better than nothing...

  5. So pretty! I love the detail of the red paper.


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