Saturday, March 5, 2011

March SFYTT--Sponsored by Amber Ink!

Hello! Long time no blog:) I'm back at home in Okinawa now and back in the craft room for the newest SFYTT sketch challenge! 

This month, we're being sponsored by a SUPER FABULOUS stamp company 
called Amber Ink!

Here is a little history lesson:)
AmberInk was started by a mother and daughter team.  Amber lives in the East, Pam lives in the West.  Amber is an Emmy nominated children's animator and illustrator, who creates from her Brooklyn, New York studio.  Although they do carry some clear stamps, the company runs by the premise that their customers are more brilliant than patient. If you've been a diehard clear or rubberstamper, they can even help you with the transition to digital.  And don't worry about asking a silly question, because as a retired public high school teacher, Pam has already seen it all.   Check out the ever-increasing tutorial links, which you can find on the homepage. Hailing from the Hawaiian Islands, the Aloha Spirit is alive and well at

Here is the March Sketch!
Fun, right? I can see all kinds of fun cards with this sketch in my future:)

Here's my card using the adorable digi set called Baby Mermaid-Friendship and some fun digi paper, called Seaweed Paisley! 
I'm sorry about the terrible picture, I'm going to try to retake it tomorrow with some natural light! I colored the mermaid and coral rock and cut each out and then set her on top of the coral and popped it up on dimensionals! I added some Star Dust Stickles as well but you can't see it as well in this picture. The sentiment is from the same digi set as well! Can you see the sweet digi paper? I'm wishing I took a close up of the paper because it's SO stinkin' cute! Little gold fish and seaweed, so cute:) 
I printed the digi paper on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The mermaid and coral were also printed on the Neenah and colored with Copics.
1. The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY will be posted on the first Saturday of each month on at 8am EST and will stay open to participants until the last day of the month, unless otherwise noted.
2. This is for fun! Interpret the sketch as you wish and embellish as desired. There are no vendor restrictions, but we would love to see you use the sponsor’s stamps!
3. Each month we will have a Designer of the Month that will be chosen from past month’s participants.
4. Come and play with us on each and every sketch! On Christmas Day 2011 a prize package worth over $200 will be given away to one very lucky and loyal SFYTT stamper that participates in EVERY sketch for the year.
5. To be eligible for the prize package, you must complete ALL of the sketches by each of the deadlines AND link your creation to the link system on that month’s sketch post (the first Saturday of the month). Everyone except for SFYTT Sisters are eligible for the prize package, including Designer of the Month and international players.
6. When posting your sketch creation on your blog, please post the sketch and link back to the sketch post on When posting to online galleries, please use the keyword “SFYTT.”
7. Check out the SFYTT Sister’s links just below to see more creations using this month’s sketch.

March Guest-Shelley Dupont 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you find some time to get sketch this weekend:)


wendyp said...

super cute! love the ipapers layered behind!!! :)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Awww... she's so sweet, Amber! So glad you made it home safely. I hope you had a great trip. :)

Vickie Z said...

Hope you had fun in the states!! She's adorable. Love the glitter and your hair coloring is fabulous!!

Jennifer Lee said...

Your card is so CUTE! I love it!

jen del muro said...

This is darling! Glad that you made it home safely! Hugs-Jd

Amy Sheffer said...

Adorable, Amber! Love the way you colored the mermaid! And the papers are super cute!! Welcome back home!

Kelly Booth said...

Love love your card...your coloring and colors are just perfect for this sweet card.

Megan said...

So cute!

Pam said...

She's so pretty! I think this is one of the first ipapers the other Amber ever made and I'm so glad you used it for a background for your adorable little mermaid. So glad you could add us to your itinerary and glad you are home safe.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so CUTE!!!

Amberbop said...

Yay! Happy you're home and mermaid-making. This baby's adorable. I love what you've done!

Marisa said...

Ugh, another skewed panel...LOL! Love your take on the sketch and colours you used. Darling card. Nice new look to the blog too :)

Leigh OBrien said...

Lovely card, Amber! Beautiful colors!