Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cute as a Button *SFYTT*




I can't believe it is already May! I think I say that at the beginning of every month, but seriously...where does the time go? I am happy that it is May and the flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up (at least some days here in Utah) and school is almost out. I can't believe my kids only have three more weeks! Well...since it is the first Saturday of the month, you know what that means....another great SFYTT! I really love this month's sketch and I think I will be using it often. For some reason I really like it when the sketch involves some sort of circle. This month's sketch is sponsored by Your Next Stamp. I love their sweet, fun and whimsical images. As you can see, they are offering a discount to all of the SFYTT particpants so you will definitely want to check it out.


I was in need of a baby card so I chose to use my go-to baby set from PTI, "Baby Button Bits". If you read my last post, you know that I have been in "stamping limbo" which is still the case. It took me forever to get all of the supplies to get this card done and I even simplified it. I can see why people don't stamp if they don't have a "space" to do it. I know that my situation is only temporary, but if it was going to be like this forever, I think I wouldn't stamp as much. So...for those of you crafters who don't have your own space, I feel your pain!!!!
For my card, I started with a Kraft base and used kraft for all of the mats and the focal image. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye and is quite old, but I love it and it worked out perfectly for the look and feel I was going for with this card.


I stamped the image using white ink and then colored the snail using a copic marker. I used my PTI die cut to make the ric-rac border and used the scraps from either side to add to the left edge of the card as well as the opening, too. Since my "supplies at hand" are limited, I opted to stretch what I already had, and I think it turned out great!

This is the sketch for May. I hope you all get a chance to play along. It's not too late to sit down and make a card for Mom! This sketch would be perfect! By the way, Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mother's out there!

You won't want to miss the other designers:!Jen Del Muro and New Guest Designer

We are proud to welcome Jen Tapler as the newest SFYTT sister!


Susan Liles ,

Amy Sheffer




Jodi Collins


Kerry Johnson Thanks for fluttering by!

17 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Kelly, this is darling!!! Love those colours!!! Glad you found your supplies and some time to stamp!!
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Terri said...

Super cute! I especially like the ric rac and the buttons you put on the snail too. I know what you mean about it being May already, I don't know where the time goes either. Happy Mother's Day.

Jen Tapler said...

This is so cute Kelly! That "old" MME paper is amazing - initially I thought you had stamped it! And I'm a sucker for Kraft! Darling take on the sketch!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Super sweet, Kelly! I have that same paper in my stash! I wanted to use ric-rac on my card, but it looked funny, just squiggling by itself. I love the way you placed it on a strip of cardstock - best of both worlds! Definitely going to have to remember that handy trick! :)

Kathy Martin said...

Cuter than a button, I say!

Kerry J. said...

So super cute Kelly!! I love the ric rac on both sides of your card! Just darling!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh Kelly, this is ADORABLE! I just love everything you do! Always have, always will! Happy Mother's Day!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Kelly, i LOVE this! what a sweet baby card. My sister just had a baby boy on the 5th, and now i think i need a little snail stamp like this one. you did a fabulous job considering your "downsized" supplies and accomodations, my friend! have a happy mother's day!

Kerri said...

This is so super SWEET! I love the soft colors and the buttons! I'm so glad I was able to play with you girls this month:)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This card is cute as a button!! Love it!!

Cynthia said...

Just love your baby cards Kelly and this one is just as cute...love the button wheels and the DP and the ribbon....and everything...can't believe you have 85 days to go...can you? Wow!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO gorgeous Kelly! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and papers on this! I love it when a sketch has a circle too!

Anonymous said...

Love the ric rac!

Missy said...

Absolutely adorable, as expected :)
I hope you had a very happy Mother's Day.

Kaitlin Saenz said...

I love this card! So darn cute! I love your style and now I'm a new follower! Thanks for sharing your creations with me!

Amy Rohl said...

What's not to love here, Kelly?! The button wheels, the snail stamped in white, and of course, your paper combo--all fabulous!

Hope you're feeling well and baby is growing!

Missy said...

The computer won't let me email so I hope you will be able to see this.
It has been a while seen I have seen you post. I hope all is well with you and your family. I can't believe it is so close to baby coming.
Patiently waiting more delicious creations from you.