Saturday, October 1, 2011



Hey there! So can you believe it's October already? It's insane! After Billy got home from the desert in September, the days are just cruising by. We have 42 more days left in Okinawa and we'll be moving to Phoenix Arizona!! Woohoo! We're super excited:) Going from a HUMID hot place to a DRY hot place, lol!

Okay, well I know why you're here, so lets get on with it, shall we? The first Saturday of the month brings us a new sketch from Jen!

Fun one, right? 

Our sponsor this month is the wonderful Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Claire is just the sweetest person you could ever meet and has the most wonderful selection of stamps! I love to shop in her store:)

For my card, I used one of my favorite WMS sets, Vintage Banners!

I just LOOOOVE aqua and red together, so when I saw the background paper in the MME pack, I knew that was my color combo. I thought a littlel pop of green would be fun in there too:) The banners in this set coordinate with the Spellbinders Nestabilites. I stamped the banner in Island ink (Fresh Ink) and then matted the banner with the lacy pennant in Aqua Mist. The sentiment is included in the Vintage Banners set and was stamped in Rhubarb ink (Memento) and cut out with a  1 1/4" circle punch.  I inked all the layers in Wheat Chalk ink and then sewed and glued everything down:) 
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 areno 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 my SFYTT sisters have created with this sketch!!

Becky Carafa Iwona Palamountain (Chupa!)


Becky Carafa said...

Super cute, I love the row of pearls on the banner!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

This is fabulous, Amber! Fun & vintage-y at the same time. Love the color combo, too. And hurray re: you coming stateside soon! Maybe we'll actually get a chance to meet in person one of these days. :)

Terri said...

Great Card. Love the Banner and all the other elements you added too.

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love those colours too ;)

Amy Sheffer said...

This is soooo awesome, Amber! Love the whole vintage vibe here, girl!!

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