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Saturday, November 17, 2012

SFYTT #2 With a Little Verve

Well, I took the week off from blogging this week to get a few things done, and start a little Christmas shopping already.  I hate waiting until the last minute and it was a good time to get a few things I knew I was going to want to pick up out of the way before it was all gone and also took some time out to have lunch with each of them at school.  The girls got out of school for Fall Break yesterday and will be home all next week, too, so I know we will be busy again!  I do have lots of stamping to do and will be bringing ya'll some sneak peeks from The Cat's Pajamas for starters, so stay tuned!

For now, though, I've got another card I made using this month's Sketch For You To Try from Jen at iheart2stamp.  Here's a look at the sketch again.   (Sweet Stamp Shop is our sponsor this month.  I thought I had another set to use, but I guess I don't, so I switched it up and used Verve this time.)

I'm really liking this sketch, and this time I thought I'd add a big snowman to the partial circle with the Snow Wonderful stamp set from Verve.  I stamped a few snowflakes from the Frosty Flakes set on the sentiment circle (after three failed attempts at sparkly heat embossing some with several colors of cardstock.  I wanted to die cut them after that and use them instead of the snowman...Nothing matched.  Large FAIL.).  So I used the Flourish Trim Die instead in red to add a little detail edge to the piece across the card.

I thought it would be fun to use the "dream big" sentiment from the Words of Wisdom set, as a spin off from the "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" line from the famous Christmas song.  Can ya'll tell I'm ready to get in the spirit?  I'm really excited for the holidays this year (even though, it's going to be tiny, since we only have a tiny bit of extra money and it will be all spent on our girls).  It's going to be great and I can't wait to start decorating next weekend!

Anyway, I'll be talking to ya'll soon.  In the meantime, make an SFYTT card and link it up to Jen's blog HERE!  You'll be glad you did.  Here's a few more SFYTT sisters who have some inspiration for you today as well:
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Jen Tapler

SUSIE Q-TIP:  I like the look of a black and white stripe strip on some cards.  A throw back from my days as a Mary Engelbreit fan, perhaps?  Try it, especially on cards or projects that have black as an accent color.  You'll be glad you did.

Stamps:  Snow Wonderful, Frosty Flakes, Words of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper:  White, Black, Pure Poppy, Spring Rain (PTI), Winter Park and Dots & Stripes (Echo Park)
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko), Bashful Blue (SU!)
Accessories:  Flourish Trim Die (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Small Scallop Die-namics (MFT), Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Snowflake Punch (MS), Adhesive Rhinestones, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. I absolutely love this card!! What a great job you did as usual! It's all in the details!!


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