June 12, 2010


Hi everyone! Happy Saturday!!!

Today, as usual, Jen has another FABULOUS Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) for us all!!! Yippee!!!

Most of the SFYTT Sisters today have used stamps from Skipping Stones Design on their creations!!! Skipping Stones Design has very generously sponsored today's SFYTT, and their stamps are SO fun!!

For my card, I used the TOTALLY adorable Tropical Birthday! This set is SO cute and the sentiment cracks me up!!

I started by stamping the hula girl from Tropical Birthday in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Buttercream and colored it with Copic Markers. I cut her out with Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged the edges with Memento Canteloupe and Memento Tangelo.

The patterned paper is a mix of Thrift Shop and Fly A Kite, both from October Afternoon, and Once I had them laid out, I sewed each panel on my sewing machine. The sentiment, "May your coconuts never hang lower than your grass skirt", also from Tropical Birthday, was stamped onto the patterned paper and then cut out and embossed with Circle Nestabilities.

I also used Circle Nestabilities to create the circles under my vanilla brads, and I finished this off with some Hemp Twine under my focal panel and going around the main panel.

Check out what the AMAZING SFYTT sisters have done with this sketch right here!!

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Amy Sheffer
Jenn Diercks
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles
and Andrea Ewen, our FAB June Guest Designer!

Did you see this sketch last night on Facebook? Become a fan of SFYTT right HERE on Facebook and see the sketch the night before it's posted on Saturday!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Tropical Birthday by Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Papaya Puree Dark, Suede Brown Dark, Choice Buttercream & Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop by October Afternoon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Canteloupe & Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Vanilla Brads, Hemp Twine, Copic Markers, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. LOL on that sentiment! Love your hula girl and the great mix of papers! Your coloring is fabulous!

  2. HAHAHA - that sentiment is so funny! Love the papers on this card - fab job Jodi!

  3. hahahahaha...love the sentiment and your saucy hula girl. Fabulous as always!

  4. EEEEP!! Is that card THE cutest, Jodi! I musta missed her when I was picking my set. How fun and perfectly executed...you rock!

  5. It is nice to wake up and get such great laughs while blog hopping! This is so cute! Great papers, colors and oh...by the way...you made me need the cupcake set you used on your birthday card for Taylor! Super cute!

  6. Teehehe ... this is really cute! Great papers and colors!

  7. LOL love the sentiment - that is not even remotely possible for me!! Love your card as usual sistah

  8. girl...this made me CRACK UP! what a funny but gorgeous card...great job!

  9. LOL another AWESOME saying and card!!!

  10. lovely fun card!! love the twine detail and your fab coloring as always!

  11. I love the patterned paper you chose!!! You made the stamped image look so GREAT!!! Thanks for doing such a nice card!!!

  12. Absolutely love what you did with this set!!! Can I just say your cards are always so inspiring? Love it!


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