Saturday, June 4, 2011


Anyone else itching for a new Sketch for you to try??? Jen has a super fun sketch for us this month, and I know you're going to love it every bit as much as I do!

This month, we're being sponsored by Emily at Stamping Bella! How fun is that? I have a TON of Bella's that just love it when I let them out of their bag, lol! Today, I decided to play with "Rain-Never-Stopped-Me-Bella!

Isn't she fabulous? I colored her to match these papers from MME (Lime Twist collection) and then cut her out with a circle nestability. I cut the umbrella top out and mounted it seperately! I had SO much fun with this sketch, everything just went together so easily. That's how you know when you've got a good sketch;) I didn't even use ribbon! OMG! When is the last time I didn't use ribbon or twine? Or buttons for that matter? LOL!
The sentiment on this card comes with this Bella! 
Thanks so much Emily for sponsoring us this month! 

1. The SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY {SFYTT} 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.”

Check out what the rest of my SFYTT Sistah's have created! And also, welcome our June guest, the *amazing* Joanne Basile!!!

Joanne Basile--June Guest DT


Giffysk8s said...

I love this Bella! And I already have her, so this card won't cost Rick anything. LOL

And I have NEVER seen you make a card without any ribbon, twine, and/or buttons! She is lovely, but I am betting that you'll use twice as many embellishments on your next card! :)

Kerry J. said...

ACK Amber!! This is fabulous! Love that you cut her umbrella out and that cloud paper is so perfect!! And your colouring - sigh!

Darlene said...

I am new to your blog thanks to the Hop. I must say that I've bookmarked you and look forward to exploring more of your work. This card is stinkin' cute! I LOVE the umbrella being pieced. Reminds me that some larger images don't need to take up an entire card, I can just cut them up.
Awesome card, I like everything about it. Thanks for sharing :-)

Terri said...

Great job, Love the PP and your coloring is fabulous too.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is an amazing sketch and I LOVE what you did w it/ Great coloring too my friend! miss ya!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is the cutest, Amber!! Love your coloring and how you did the umbrella! No ribbon? Can hardly believe that :D

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous girl! I have not spotted that image before....must have her...hehe! GREAT colouring!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to stop in and say HI! & I totally love your Rain Bella! Great job on the coloring. I went w/ Beach Bella she's on my blog.

You have a great blog site here!
Wishing you inky fingers,

Jessie/knightrone said...

Very pretty! Love it!