Click here to read this mailing online.

Your email updates, powered by FeedBlitz


Here is a sample subscription for you. Click here to start your FREE subscription

"clean&simple" - 5 new articles

  1. 289!
  2. 288!
  3. FTL287 - Sweet Birthday Wishes
  4. 287!
  5. FTL286 Grandma Series #4 Card
  6. More Recent Articles
  7. Search clean&simple
  8. Prior Mailing Archive


Happy Friday!

Due to the holiday, I kind of forgot that today was the day for scheduling the sketch. Today was a family packed day, so by the time I got home, I wasn't really up for any creativity. However, I still have the sketch ready!

If you play along, please leave a link!



Happy Friday!

Here is this week's sketch!

If you're wanting a slight guideline for measurements:

For the stamped layer, I cut it to 5x3-3/4. Next I drew a grid, each rectangle was 15/16x1-1/4. I actually ended up using those guidelines to find a stamp set. I came across the Fresh Baked set and thought it would go perfectly! I figured this would make a nice thank you card for a wedding, shower, or housewarming gift.

Stamps: Fresh Baked, Fanciful Feathers
Ink: Terracotta Tile, Blueberry Sky, Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold, Vintage Cream
Paper: Harvest Gold, Blueberry Sky, Smokey Shadow, Confetti White

If you play along, please leave a link!


FTL287 - Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using this week's FTL287 sketch.  As soon as I saw the inspiration sketch, I knew exactly which stamp sets I wanted to use! :)

To create my card, I started by stamping the strawberry image from Whimsy Stamps' Feeling Fruity, then topping with the greenery.  Next, I adhered the stamped layer to mint CS before adhering to the card base with pop dots.  I cut a strip of green CS, and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Sweet as Candy.  I then die cut the large sweet sentiment, and glued it to the green CS banner.  To finish up, I adhered the banner to the card front with pop dots and embellished with clear gems.

Have a great one!
Heather P.

Stamps - Feeling Fruity, Sweet as Candy (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper - Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, Stamper's Select White (PTI); Pool, Shallows (Hero Arts)
Ink - Fresh Ink, Avery Elle, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Miscellaneous - Clear Gems (Hero Arts), Sweet Die (Whimsy Stamps), White Embossing Powder (Hero Arts)


Happy Friday! Here's this week's sketch!

Here's my take! I stamped a vibrant background using the balloons in AWhole Lotta Happy. I added a few sequins and then subdued it with a layer of vellum.

Stamps: A Whole Lotta Happy (WPlus9 Designs)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Terracotta Tile, Orange Zest, Black
Paper: Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, White, Vellum
Accessories, etc.: Sequins

If you play along, please leave a link!


FTL286 Grandma Series #4 Card

Hi friends. Can you believe we are up to 286 sketches now?! That's exciting and I think we all should leave Natasha a big congrats and thanks on Friday when she puts up a new sketch for us. A lot of work goes into these sketches. By my math, that's about 5-1/2 years of sketches.

As you all know, I'm going to be a first-time grandma to a baby boy in May. I can't believe I'm still going to have a grandson! I've been doing this Grandma Series over on my blog and here is one of the cards. I do need to get cranking on his first Easter Basket! I have the basket picked out and it should be up on my blog later this week.

For today's card, I saw a card very similar to mine somewhere and I'm usually very good about writing stuff like this down so credit can be given for the inspiration. I started with a Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream card stock base and then did a technique I have not done in a long time and that is debossing with my Nestabilities. In the center circle, I debossed where my paper pierced elephants are using the Precious Patterned Paper by Authentique. I used some cool Studio Calico Color Theory sequins that were threaded through Stampin' Up! Pool Party Twine to mimic the little animals hanging down from a baby mobile but mine are sentiments instead. I cut my sentiment from Spellbinders Nestability Circles and dry embossed those as well. I stamped the word "LOVE" under my elephants using Mint Mint, again from the Studio Calico Color Theory product line. When you stamp, at first the color is all splotchy but when it dries fully, it looks wonderful and complete. I used A Little Lovin' from Paper Smooches Stamps.

As I was cleaning up, I two rogue star sequins just fell on the card and so I went with it defying the rule of 3. I adhered the star sequins to the card using Studio Calico Color Theory Enamel Dots and then used another enamel dot to compliment the start. It's strange that there are no real color names to the embellishments but they are close enough to the inks to figure it out.

I hope that you enjoy this card. God bless you and I will see you the next time around.

Wait a second! Wrong card! Oh. My. Gosh! Well, I hope that you enjoyed the card and now the RIGHT CARD is below. Sometimes….

I water colored this card and definitely need to practice. It's been such a long time since I water colored! All supplies are from Stampin' Up! with the exception of the My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die-Namics, the Teresa Collins Enamel Dots and the sentiments come from WPlus9 Easter Blessings. Enjoy!


More Recent Articles

Click here to safely unsubscribe from "clean&simple." Click here to view mailing archives, here to change your preferences, or here to subscribePrivacy