April 6, 2011

I Love Us!

Hi everyone!!  Happy Wednesday! I am hoping (fingers crossed) that I have fixed my Blogger formatting issues.  Sorry that my posts have looked SO wonky for the past few days!

Are you ready for another MFT Getting Sketchy Sketch Challenge?  This week we are up to MFTWSC14!

I made today's card for my Hubs.  We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary in May and I knew I wanted to use the darling Flapper Doodles I Love Us from My Favorite Things.  I just LOVE this set!

I stamped these cuties in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X Press It Blending Card (LOVE this paper for Copic coloring) and colored them with Copic Markers.  I added some Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter on her dress as well as the hearts.  I cut out and embossed the panel with Circle Nestabilities and then added a frame (I know...I am doing this all the time) with a Copic Multliner.

I added a border with my much beloved Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip Die and the sentiment, "I Love Us" was stamped onto the patterned paper, Stella & Rose Hattie from My Minds Eye, and then cut out using the Die-Namics Rounded Banner Trio Die.  I added Swarovski Crystals under the sentiment as well as around the focal image.  Tons of machine stitching and a big bow created with The Bow Easy finish off the front.

So often lately I've been finishing off the inside of my cards.  I really love the extra space to add more sentiments and embellishments.  I LOVE the Die-Namics Sweet Stack Dies and I've used it here to give some "oomph" to the my sentiment, "You're The Cat's Meow".  On the horizontal panel, I stamped the frame from Sassy & Sweet in Baja Breeze ink before adding my sentiment.  Love.This.Frame.Stamp.  LOVE.

Another border with the Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip Die, some more maching stitching, and even more Swarovski Crystals.  Only the best for my man (lol).

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card today:

Thanks SO very much for stopping by!!  Please head on over to Kim's Blog for a list of designers who used this sketch today!

Stamps:  Flapper Doodles - I Love Us and Sassy & Sweet from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Smokey Shadow (PTI), Choice Buttercream (TE), X Press It Blending Card and Stella & Rose Hattie (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Copic Multliner, Swarovski Crystals, Die-Namics Little Open Scallop Strip Die, Die-Namics Sweet Stack Die, Die-Namics Rounded Banner Trio Die, Ocean Tides Saddle Stitch Ribbon, Bow Easy, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. This is SWEET! I love the inside too!

  2. Oh my! This is so gorgeous! I seriously {heart} this sketch... it's fantastic! And I really love how you used these papers. I have them and just look at them all the time and never have found a way to use them... this will definitely help me get moving to use them. :) Gorgeous work as always girl!

  3. This is brilliant!!! the hubster is going to LOVE it!! and I love the sentiment in that rounded banner...must order that one SOON!!

  4. Awwww, Jodi, that is SO SWEET! I love that sentiment. Your hubs is so lucky to have you! XOXO

  5. Perfecto!! Happy Anniversary!!

  6. Awesome card! Love the colors and the bling. Your hubby will adore it:)

  7. I love THIS, Jodi!! So SWEET!

  8. Jodi!!! This is rockin', I love what paper you used on it! It is really stunning!


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