SFYTT:super fun card to make!

hi all!

i have LOTS to tell you about today!  so i hope you’re up for it!  (this is what happens when i don’t get a chance to post all week :P)

we had a very busy weekend – despite us both having loads of work to do we decided to bite the bullet and get pez’s room switched around – we have been talking about it for months.  she was in our 4th bedroom which is really teeny (the builder calling it a bedroom is really a stretch.)  and she was in her crib converted to a toddler bed so it was really too small for her.  we completely packed up and cleaned out drake’s old room, moved all of pez’s stuff in there and then moved some of drake’s stuff into pez’s old room and turned that into an office for kevin.  pez loves her new big room and huge bed but when we put her to bed sunday night she just looked so teeny!  basically the side of her crib turns into a headboard for a full size bed so we just took drake’s headboard off and put hers on:

it took all day and both of us were exhausted and sick from dust allergies (i have a HIDEOUS sore throat now) but it was so worth it to finally get it done.  eventually i will paint the walls and then my mom and i will do some big murals like we did in her other room.  maybe when she comes for a visit this spring…and of course i need to get her some bed linens as she is using drake’s old ones.


my sale

wow things are FLYING out the door!  i am now out of a lot of stuff but i DO still have stuff that needs to go!  folks are especially ordering glittered skittles, printed skittles and pezabling.  i will be updating the sit eto take down things i am out of to decrease shopping frustration 😛


Club Ruby is HERE!!!

that’s right – my good friends megan and sean of Above rubies Studio have created an incredible new papercrafting community.  i am honored to be one of the master designers and just ADORE both of them to pieces!  they have been workign incredibly hard on this new venture and it is open for a LIMITED number of members as a first phase.  membership will gradually increase and will also eventually include members outside of the US too.  if you want all the details and want to get in on the ground floor so to speak head on over to the site and sign up!  there are two membership plans to choose from!  You will get a monthly kit plus access to all of the designs, tutorials and videos created by theprofessional design team and lots more!


New elisabeth bell for SCACD release

if you have not entered to win the EB blog candy head over to the store website

to see more sneak peeks of the super cute new images check out these girls:


blog tag

and now i have a SUPER fun card to share with y’all!

sfytt082110i used my friend Jen del Muro’s Sketch For You To Try BUT i turned it on it’s side.  in addition i used the following challenges for inspiration:

Creative Card Crew – Sparkle & Shine
Stamp Something – Digi Day


and here is my card:

purple & green is my fave color combination so of course i love this line by bo bunny – Jazmyne – AND IT HAS GLITTER!!!  i thought it would be fun to combine some swirls over the striped paper. 

so i whipped out one of my crafter’s workshop stencils (LOVE these things SO MUCH) and some champagne modeling cream by viva decor (love this stuff too!)  Check out how perfect and crisp this comes out!

here is the trick – work quickly – the more you mess and move and smoosh the more of a chance you will force some cream under your stencil.  be sure to wash your stencil right away so the cream does not dry to it.

my cute little girl is a digi from Pollycraft – i just love her stamps!  i colored her with Copics.  my gorgeous big flower is one of the new Primas and available at SCACD – the colors are so rich on these.  They are from the Roosevelt line and i want a pack in every color!  the little flower on the other side are PTI felt cut with a Spellbinders Die.  Then i put a big purple glittered skittle in the middle – pretty neat!  i have a thing with felt at the moment…i highly recommend getting your felt at either PTI or Felt On the Fly – the quality is a million times better than what you find at Michaels and Felt On the Fly has an AMAZING array of colors!  i just got some gorgeous fall and Christmas colors from Felt on the Fly and will hope to get started on some embellishment and holiday projects i have in mind….

what’s that crazy stuff under the felt embellies?  it is some fun new stuff i have been hoarding called Earth Elements from Art Institute Glitter.  it is a very organic mixture with lots of texture and it smells good too!  This one is called Petroglyph.  i adhered it with Scor tape here but i think the earth elements glue works alot better.  i have not tried it with my regular 3M glue yet.  me & suzanne both have some coming in today in other colors to get ready for some great fall projects!

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3 Responses

  1. Pez does look tiny in that bed, but I bet she’ll love it.

    Love that purple & green paper & I’ll have to look for that & I really like how you put the skittles in the middle of the felt flower.

    Nichole showed me the felt at CHA, but I was about out of money at that point. I’ll add it to the list. Have you tried cutting it with the cricut? I know some people say they can do it with the nicer wool blends.

  2. Pez looks small in the bed but she’ll be stretching out in it before you know it. She looks happy with her current living quarters if you ask me. 🙂

    Juliette Samuel

  3. Hi Marti!
    Pez looks absolutely precious in her new ‘big girl’ bed. How cute is that!
    Your card is adorable & the flowers yummy.
    Huggies ~

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