Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Sketchy, Dirty MFT Celebration



Lots of things going on today! First, it's Saturday, so it's time for another Sketch For You to Try. It's also the 20th of the month, which is both Celebrate MFT day and the monthly Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni challenge.

My first card is one that I made using Jen's Sketch For You To Try. Check out Jen's blog, i{heart}2stamp to see the sketch, details on how to play along, plus samples from both Jen and guest designer Ashley Newell. For more inspiration, have a look at what the SFYTT crew has put together: Amy Rohl, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles. Remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to SCS.

This is also my card for the DD/DDA challenge. This is just a fun challenge where the dirty girls past and present get together for a little reunion of sorts. Here's our challenge details:

Challenge Focus: Create a project that screams school's out for summer.
Do you like the beach, camping, the mountains, bbqing, you name it, whatever screams summer to you is fair game.
Required Element: Mini brads
Restricted Element: Buttons
You can see what the other players have come up with HERE. (We'll all be uploading throughout the day.)


Next up is a little something for Celebrate MFT Day:



What's that? Just a day we like to set aside to get your My Favorite Things stamps inky. This month, Joanne has challenged us to use a favorite Stephanie Fizer image. That should be easy! I love them all :) I made this card with The Poppies set for the release back at the beginning of the month, but I haven't shown it here yet. I combined the word "Rock" from The Poppies with the letter "U" from Bling 'Bet. The skulls are also from The Poppies. Hope you can play along! Details are HERE - remember to use keyword CelebrateMFT so we can see your project!



By the Seashore:
Stamps: By the Seashore (My Favorite Things)
Paper: MFT Perfect Paper Panels, SU Riding Hood Red, PTI Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Free Bird dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic markers, SU photo corner punch, 1/2" circle punch, hardware, ribbon, May Arts burlap string, sewing machine, Spellbinders Labels 4 and circle nesties, EK Success dotted wavy border punch
Size: 5 1/2" square

U Rock:
Stamps: The Poppies (My Favorite Things)
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Basic Black, Making Memories dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Pretty In Pink
Accessories: MFT crystals; Copic markers; Stardust glitter pens - silver and clear; SU curvy label punch, Top Note die, 1/2" circle punch, and ribbon; paper piercer

32 comments:

  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! Amy, you are truly amazing! These designs are over-the-top-creative! These colors in the first card are so deep and rich - love 'em! ... and that U Rock card is so perfect!!!

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  2. I love your cards. You are by far my favorite, and I have many of your cards saved on my computer for inspiration.

    Lisa

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  3. These are both TERRIFIC cards, but I'm especially LOVIN' that Miss You card....oh the sewing, the layering with the wavy edge, and that main image is so calming. LOVE it!

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  4. Girl...everything you make is always fabulously over-the-top gorgeous!! All your details are perfection!! Truly!! Your first card is so warm and cozy with the colors, your fabulous coloring, your sewing, and every extra little touch you added to make it an *Amy* card. And your second is so fun and hip with the pink and black. I'm in awe!!

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  5. Amy, these are both amazing! I love the colors, patterned papers, stitching, and design! Absolutely beautiful cards! I just love your work!

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  6. These are completely gorgeous Amy!! Love them both!!

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  7. Both cards are beautiful! The first one is true Amy Sheffer amazing detail; the second is fun and hip. That houndstooth paper is cool!!

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  8. Wow what a fabulous cards. :-) Marja

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  9. Amy you have been a busy girl! I really love the MFT card. The colors you choose are gorgeous. You sure have a knack for putting things together. I love your coloring talent. Always beautiful,
    Your faithful follower, LOL!
    Hugs,
    ~Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com
    come on by for a visit sometime.

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  10. Wowza! You did such a great job with the sketch! I love all of the great details! Your other card is so cute! You blow me away!

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  11. Great cards Amy! I love the first one and how you popped the woman up (Duh!!) I love it when you enlighten me! Always some new inspiration in your work! Have great weekend! (Do you think I could use any more "!"?!!!!!)

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  12. I love the mix of patterns on both cards--you are the master of mix, my friend! I could just look at your sfytt card and drift away in a daydream--great stamp choice and coloring!

    I totally dropped the ball on the dirty challenge this month--too much going on the past couple of days!

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. Goodness gracious Amy, these two are amazing!

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  14. WOW!!!!!!!! These are two stunning cards Amy --- and so different from each other!! Love them both!!!! Funny, when I saw this week's SFYTT I thought I might actually sew on that one (a rare thing indeed)!!! :)

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  15. WOW! Those are STUNNING projects! The card is particularly pretty! TFS.

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  16. Amy, I TOTALLY love coming to your blog and catching up with what you have created...they are always amazing and I'm in awe with your talent for colour, layout, embellishments!! You totally ROCK girl!

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  17. "By the Seashore"- one of my fave images, beautifully done Amy! Two awesome cards! :)

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  18. What can I say, you rock!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. I love your cards....so beautiful!!

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  20. I saw the first card on SCS and just had to come tell you how gorgeous it is...your attention to detail is amazing!!!! I love the super cool design on the Celebrate MFT Day card, too...great colors and the sentiment is just tooo AWESOME!!!

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  21. I love your use of the sketch!! Love all your awesome details!! The second card has such awesome colors that just pop!! Great sentiment and design!!
    hugs
    Chris

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  22. I really love your seashore card it is just perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Super duper cards - Amy!!! Both are so unique and fun!!! Hugs ~S~

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  24. Beautiful!
    I have left you something on my blog this evening... :o)

    have a great week! janny

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  25. gorgeous cards! I love the 1st one the stitching detail is fab! Very ellegant card

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  26. By the Seashore was the set that pushed me over the edge and made me first order MFT -- you've made me fall in love with it all over again with this spectacularly beautiful card, Amy! :)

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  27. Love what you have done with the sketch, great layering and brad placement, love the coloring!

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  28. Love your cards for today. Isn't it fun to be able to use such varied styles? Wow.

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  29. Wow Amy! Where to start!!! I am in love with that first one... love your coloring... great color choices and the other two are just too cute... love all three! You amaze me gf!!!

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  30. Dang, girl!!! You are amazing! Both are awesome!

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