Saturday, January 7, 2012

January SFYTT - Let's Take Off

Hello, dear blog friends. It's awfully late to be sending out Happy New Year wishes, but I will anyway since I haven't blogged since last year.

Happy New Year! 

As much as I've enjoyed a nice long blog break, I'm anxious to get back into a more regular stamping/papercrafting habit, and what better way than to kick off a brand-new year of Sketch For You To Try challenges!

In addition to the awesomeness we've all come to expect with Jen's sketches, Jen has also lined up some fabulous sponsors and giveaways for the upcoming year. Also, in response to player feedback, she has tweaked things as far as the whole weekly/monthly sketch format. It truly will be the best of both worlds. Visit with Jen at i{heart}2stamp for all the details. I personally am looking forward to another great year of SFYTT challenges, and I hope many of you are too!

We're starting off the new year in swanky style ... you guessed it, our sponsor is The Cat's Pajamas! I adore this company, their incredible designers, and the adorable, fresh, hip images. Just plain fun all the way around!

Ready for our sketch this month?

Update ... I forgot to link the SFYTT Sisters! Gasp!

Jen del Muro and Designer of the Month, Christyne Kane
Amber Hight
Becky Carafa

Carole Burrage
Iwona Palamountain
Jen Tapler
Jodi Collins
Kerry Johnson
Megan Lock
Susan Liles

... more SFYTT inspiration from some of the TCP Design Team:
Julie Masse
Lori Tecler
Amy Rohl {posting Sunday}

And here's my sample featuring TCP's Up, Up and Away, as well as their Cloud Border Cut-Ups die.

I hate to deviate from the sketch right out of the gate, but I did move forward that horizontal panel, so that my felt cloud border wouldn't be hidden by the circle. You'd have done it, too :) And you know what? It's okay. You can tweak, flip, rotate, or otherwise make the sketch your own, as long as we can still see the basic sketch. In fact, here are the "official" rules (click to enlarge, and see #2):

I'll be back with more during the upcoming week. Verve fans, mark your calendars. We're having a new release on Friday, January 13. Peeks begin on Wednesday, the 11th. Also, not sure when I'll actually have something to share because I'm waiting for some supplies to be re-stocked, but, I will be doing Project Life 2012! More on that system HERE. I can't tell you how excited I am about this project -- it's giving me just the creative spark I've been needing!

Love to all,

Stamps: Up, Up and Away (The Cat's Pajamas) 
Paper: Echo Park Times & Seasons, Stampin' Up Whisper White, Natural White, and Night of Navy
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: My Favorite Things felt, The Cat's Pajamas Clouds Border Cut-Ups die, Spellbinders Lacey Circles Nestabilities, May Arts burlap string, Papertrey button, sewing machine, foam adhesive, distressing tool
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Annette said...

wow this card is seriously so adorable...I love it..

Marisa said...

Darling card, Amy. Good to have you back in cyber world :) Wishing you a Happy New year and a wonderful year ahead :)

Kathy said...

What a cute, cute card! And I think deviating from an original idea is expected-I'd do it:) Love the idea of SFYTT but I'm so not in that league.

alma said...

It never ceases to amaze me how pretty and unique your cards are. Love this one.

Oliwiaen said...

It's been a long time to wait for a new card, but it was worth it :-) I always love your takes on the SFYTT sketches, and I lovethis one too!!
Have a fabulous year, Amy!

Becky Carafa said...

Super cute, love that little flying penguin! I just laughed at your deviating right out of the gate, I kinda did too! Happy New Year.

June Houck said...

I was just thinking about you and wanted to pop over to your blog when you popped up in my blog reader (which I have had to ignore for weeks, by the way!)

Your penguin with the kite is utterly adorable and your card is a PERFECT Amy card (you know I'm a big fan of Amy S. cards!)

Let's get some coffee soon, okay?

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How adorable Amy! Love the mix of papers on this and the stamp is too sweet!

dpkennedy said...

Oh my, how cute! Happy New Year Amy!

jen said...

Awesome card!! I love your work!

Dawn Easton said...

adorable! Love that felt cloud border....must get that!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful New Year!!!!

Michele said...

This is so stinking cute!

Jenny said...

I seriously couldn't wait to see what you'd do with TCP when I found out Alma was sponsoring....and WOWZERS- you sure didn't disappoint!!!!! Your cards are always amazing and this one is no exception;) Beautiful!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Wonderful card! Love the layout with the clouds. Fantastic!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I always love to see what you do with TCP images and dies, Amy. You & TCP are a PERFECT blend, IMHO. Of course, I'm a little bit biased towards both of you, and like to mix my favorites up together; it's like having my cake and eating it, too! :)

Megan said...

You have magical powers--you ALWAYS have the most fabulous cards. I just wish I could learn magic! This is darling!

Jen Tapler said...

This is perfect Amy! I love everything about it, but especially the paper piecing on that kite and the felt clouds! Of course, I'm a fan of everything you do!

Luanne said...

So sweet Amy! I love the little clouds and his kite! I've missed your posts, but hope that your Christmas was totally blessed! Verve party on Friday....! :-)

UHK Gallery said...

Love it!