Thanks with Heart — FMS160

Are you ready for a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches today?  Well, it’s Wednesday and that means we have a new sketch for you to try.  This week our hostess is the oh-so-talented Rita Wright.  I love her blog!  She not only shares her fabulous creations, but also such fun pictures of her beautiful toddler.  Here’s the sketch she made for us this week:

When I saw that big circle for the focal image, I immediately thought of using my #Hello set.  I love this set!  And to think this set wasn’t even on my first order when the annual catalog came out.  It  has turned out to be one of my favorites!  It makes for fast and easy cards, and the images are so fun.

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I paired the stamp with the Flashback dsp.  I love the colors and patterns in this package.

Heart Hello Close upWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card for this sketch.  We always love seeing what’s in the gallery.  Meanwhile, you can see what the rest of the design team made over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  They are always inspiring.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!



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Awesome Feathered Thanks — Monday Montage #31

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberWelcome back for another Monday Montage blog hop!  There are ten different stampers who are excited to share their creations with you.  All you have to do is click on the arrows at the bottom of each post to navigate your way through the hop.

Awesome Feathered ThanksI needed a thank you card and I hadn’t used the Four Feathers stamp set in a while, so I pulled it out.  I paired it with the Yippee-Skippee! sentiment set and used some of the Park Lane dsp.

Awesome Feathered Thanks Close UpI also used a little strip of the Blackberry Bliss Color Me Autumn washi tape at the top of the sentiment banner.  I love using washi tape!  It adds an instant pop of color in such a fun way.

You’re ready to hop on over to the super talented Breelin Renwick’s blog for an instant dose of inspiration.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can hop backwards to the always creative Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, make sure to work you way through the other nine blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Thank You Bird

MIL Thank YouI needed to make a thank you card for my MIL, and since she is a big bird lover I knew I wanted her card to have a bird.  That gave me an excuse to use one of my favorite stamp sets, Choose Happiness.

MIL Thank You Close UpI used a color scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy.

My daughter and I are off to help 30 volunteers stamp away this morning.  It is Make a Difference Day, and we are coordinating an event for the Visiting Nurses Association.  They want 300 cards for their hospice patients, so I have been busy planning all of the cards and cutting all of the card stock.  The volunteers will be doing the stamping and assembly.  It will be fun to see it all come to completion this morning.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Stache-ing through the Snow — FMS

Look at this fabulous sketch that Jen Mitchell has for us this week over at Freshly Made Sketches:

Jen is a CAS genius!  She has such a knack for making beautiful CAS cards.  And I think this sketch is perfect for CAS cards.

I wanted to use this fun Santa image from the Santa Stache stamp set.  I think “jolly” is such an appropriate description for this Santa.

FMS SantaHe makes me smile.  I colored him with my Blendabilities markers and used the coordinating Mustache Framelits die to cut out and pop us his fun mustache.

FMS Santa Close upI thought this pretty snow-themed dsp coordinates so well with the fun sentiment.  It’s from the Nordic Noel pack.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card for the challenge.  Meanwhile, you can see what the rest of the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Gift Ensemble

Our church is blessed to have a really active youth group with great youth pastors on staff.  The head youth pastor recently went on a much earned six-week sabbatical, and with one assistant youth pastor short, the other assistant youth pastor found herself in charge (with very capable help) for that time period.  Of course, she did a fabulous job and we wanted to let her know that we think she is pretty special.

Gift Ensemble

I made a card so that we could write her a note of thanks and encouragement and a coordinating little gift box.  I love how this hobby allows us to make little ensembles like this that perfectly coordinate.

Gift Ensemble Card

I thought this stamp from Big News would be perfect for her card.  She is pretty awesome and we thought she should know.

Gift Ensemble BoxI used one of the super cute Tiny Treat Boxes for her gift.  We found a necklace that represents the theme of an upcoming event, and we immediately thought of her when we saw it.  I love it when I can find a perfect gift for someone!  I wish that would happen more often.  I usually struggle with that.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Oh, Thanks!

So VeryThis is such a fun little stamp set.  I think the images are cute and sweet.  I love the owl that comes with it, but I used the flower on this card.  The flower coordinates with the Blossom Punch.  Love that!

So Very Close UpI used a color combo of Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, and Pool Party.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Cheer — FMS158

I always look forward to Wednesdays because that’s when we unveil a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, the uber-talented Jennifer Timko is our hostess.  Look at the great sketch she has for us:

It didn’t take me long to pick out the Cheerful Christmas stamp set for this sketch.  I love how clean and pretty the main image is and I thought it would fit perfectly with the sketch.

Christmas CheerI paired it with some dsp from the Nordic Noel pack and some Soft Sky card stock for the base.

Christmas Cheer Close UpThis turned out to be a really simple and easy card.  I love it when that happens!

We’d love for you to make your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, you can go check out what the rest of the design team made for your inspiration at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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