Wow -- can you believe it's already April? Time marched right on over March, didn't it? Well, the good news is that with the beginning of a new month, Jen's delivered a new Sketch For You To Try! And this month, the SFYTT Sisters are fortunate to be sponsored by Unity Stamp Company. I'm sure you're familiar with Unity - they make some of the hippest stamps in the industry, and have partnered with several of my favorite patterned paper companies to create coordinating images. Very cool stuff! Know what's also cool? If you participate in this month's SFYTT sketch challenge, you'll be eligible for a drawing to win a few of Unity's Itty Bittys.
And here's what I made, using a Cosmo Cricket Itty Bitty from Unity called "Hey Girlfriend":
Isn't that fun? A simple but bold silhouette makes a statement against all those funky patterns, don't you think? All of the patterned paper I used today are digipapers from Creativity by Crystal. My buddy Shannan steered me to Crystal's site and I was instantly smitten. Each of these patterns is from Crystal's Spring/Summer 2011 line. The multi-colored papers are from the Pretty Posies Patterned Paper pack (say that five times, fast). See that delicious and oh-so-trendy aqua woodgrain paper? That's from her Woodgrain pack, which features 12 colors and 24 papers; a must have for the season and a bargain at only $4!1 I added a little visual interest to the horizontal strips via the Pinking Border CutUps from The Cat's Pajamas.
Head on over to Jen's blog for the sketch and samples from both Jen and this month's SFYTT Guest Designer, the awesome JEN SHULTS. And of course, you'll want to stop my my SFYTT Sisters' blogs for their take on today's sketch and more Unity goodness:
Susan Liles (stay tuned for Susan’s card. She has been busy with a family emergency), and our newest SFYTT Sister,
Terri Moore! Be sure to give her a warm welcome. :)
Okie dokie folks. I have a mountain of laundry to climb and miles to go before I sleep. I will definitely be back tomorrow with that MFT Teaser I promised for yesterday. I encountered a little snafu with Typepad that prevented me from posting on time, but it's been resolved. Can you believe they expected me to keep my credit card info updated? (My old one was good through 4/11) The nerve... ;) That reminds me, my license also expires this month... Ugh! I hate getting a new license picture taken. And my weight still says what I weighed when I got married, almost 18 years ago. Should I change it to reflect reality, or should I let it remain aspirational? Give me your thoughts.
Later, friends. Thanks for stopping by!
- I'm not sponsored or in any way affiliated with Creativity by Crystal, I'm just a big fan of her papers. Speaking of big fan, did you ever see the movie, BIG FAN, starring Patton Oswalt? It's definitely worth watching.
How'd you like to meet him in a dark alley?