Blooming with Afternoon Picnic — FMS133

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week the ultra-talented Cindy Lovell is our hostess, and she has a great sketch for us:

I pulled out my Blooming with Kindness set and decided to use the soft, pretty colors from the Afternoon Picnic dsp.

Blooming with PurpleThe sentiment is from Lacy & Lovely, which is on the retiring list.  So is the Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon I’ve used.

Blooming with Purple close up

We hope you’ll join us and play along with this challenge.  You can check out the rest of the design team’s creations at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some more inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Mother’s Day Gift Bag

Mother's Day Gift Bag

I decided to use up some more of my leftover My Paper Pumpkin supplies yesterday.  These cute gift bags were included in a kit a couple of months ago.

I took some scraps of the pretty Watercolor Wonder dsp and arranged them across the front of the bag.  Then I die cut some of the Floral Frames framelits from the Creped Filter Paper and used a Stamping Sponge to color the paper Calypso Coral.

I used a die from the Chalk Talk framelits to cut out the Daffodil Delight tag.  The Happy Mother’s Day stamp is from April’s My Paper Pumpkin kit.

Mother's Day Gift Bag Close Up

After sprinkling some Gold Sequin Trim around and adding some crochet thread under the flower, I was finished.

I’m glad to have one Mother’s Day gift bag finished.  It seems like Mother’s Day always sneaks up on me.  Now to get a couple of cards made for that day too.

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Simple Striped Stems

Striped Blossoms

I had these Calypso Coral flowers cut out and sitting on my desk.  I had planned to use them on another project a couple of weeks ago, but changed direction with it and I thought I’d save them for later.  They finally found a home on this card yesterday.

I had a nice Easter weekend with family.  My parents came in town and stayed with us, so that was a nice treat for me and the kids.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter too.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems, Four You
Ink:  Calypso Coral, So Saffron
Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Kaleidoscope dsp
Embellishments:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit

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Lots of This and That

Power of TwoI sat down to make a card using up some odds and ends I had around my desk, and this is what I ended up with.  Sometimes it’s just fun to play around with different things and mix and match.

I knew that I definitely wanted to use these wooden people figures on my card (from a My Paper Pumpkin kit), so that was my starting point.  I thought they’d go well with this sentiment from Yippee Skippee.  Then I added some dsp from the I Am Me pack (love this stuff), and some washi tape from the Retro Fresh line.

Power of Two Close UpAnd then I went crazy with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Very fun!

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You're Amazing Subway StyleI pulled out an old favorite stamp set today, You’re Amazing.  It’s been a while since I’ve used it and I love this set.  At this time of year I start feeling a little sentimental.  Stampin’ Up! will release its retiring list next week, and those stamps on the list will never be available again.  Now I don’t know what sets will be on it yet, but those sets that have been around for a while and I don’t see getting used much anymore always make me a little anxious.  This is one that I hope isn’t on the list.  I may not use it much anymore, but I still love it.

I used my markers (Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Summer Starfruit) to color the stamp.  I then cut it out with one of the Apothecary Accents dies.  Since I didn’t quite allow enough room on one side of the sentiment for the die when I stamped it, I cut off a little bit on one of the sides.  So I took my paper snips and rounded it out a bit and did the same on the other side.  I like the look it gave it!  I then sponged a little Crumb Cake ink on the edges.

you're amazing subway style close upI used some of the dsp patterns from the Soho Subway package.  I added some Linen Thread and Island Indigo Baker’s Twine to make a bow, and then placed one of the Crisp Cantaloupe Boutique Details and some Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon on top.  I just love that color, don’t you?

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The Easter Bunny — FMS132

Easter is almost here (finally — it seems so late this year) and we have another great sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  While the two (Easter and the sketch) don’t necessarily go together, I chose to make an Easter card with the sketch.  Jen Brum is our talented hostess this week.  She has such a gift for CAS cards and has made a fabulous sketch for us this week.

I pulled out my Life in the Forest stamp set, which has not seen much ink.  It has a cute little bunny in it so I thought it would be perfect for an Easter card.

Easter BunnyI die cut the film strip from a Silver Foil Sheet using the On Film Framelits dies.  All of the dsp is from the Watercolor Wonder dsp pack.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I have a big ball of crochet thread, and I cut off a long string and just randomly looped it around and placed the focal image over it.  My daughter thinks it looks messy, but I think it’s kinda fun.

Easter Bunny Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card for the challenge.  If you do, please link it up in the gallery so we can see what you’ve made.  We always enjoy looking through the gallery.  You can check out 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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Hey There Speech Bubble

Hey There Speech BubbleThe speech bubbles in the Just Sayin’ stamp set are so fun.  And they have coordinating framelits, which is even more fun!  I used a color combination of Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron.  Bright and cheery!

Hey There Speech Bubble Close UpI added some fun gold accents — the Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, and a Gold Mini Metallic Clothespin.  I also added a strip of the Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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