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.

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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.

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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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It’s Your Birthday — Monday Montage #30

Monday Montage Banner -- OctoberHere we go again!  It’s time for another Monday Montage blog hop.  We have ten stampers participating, so make sure to work your way through the hop to all ten blogs.  All you have to do is click on the arrows at the bottom of each post.  Easy!

It's your birthdayI combined two different stamp sets to make this card — Big News and Banner Banter.  I pulled out my On Film framelits dies as well to make the photo frame.

it's your birthday close upI love how the Banner Banter set coordinates with the little Banner punch.  It’s so quick and easy.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog, so be ready to be inspired by her beautiful work.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can hop over to Wendy Weixler’s amazing blog.  Either way, be sure to go visit the other nine blogs.

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Halloween Mashup

PL Happy Halloween MashupI love how the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection makes it so easy to pull together a quick card.  I used three of the cards on this project, and added some die cuts from the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits dies.

PL Happy Halloween Mashup Close UpThis was super quick and easy.  And it’s fun to mix and match these cards.

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Little Pink Typewriter — FMS157

I’m so glad you came by today!  It’s my turn to host the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week, and I hope you’ll play along.  Ready to see the sketch?  Here it is:

I recently got the Tap Tap Tap stamp set.  I didn’t think I needed that set, and when I put in an order for a few other supplies it somehow ended up in my order.  Does that ever happen to you too?  Since it was 95 degrees here again today, I just can’t make Fall or Christmas cards, so I was glad to have this set handy.

Little Pink TypewriterI always thought it would be fun to have a typewriter this color.  Well, I guess I can now.  I watercolored the image after stamping it with StazOn Black ink.  The color scheme is Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana with Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

Little Pink Typewriter Close UpWe would love to have you join us for this challenge.  Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site and check out what a fabulous job the design team did with the sketch, and then post your own creation to the gallery so we can 000h and aaah over your creations.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Birthdays Rock

Birthdays RockI needed a birthday card for a friend yesterday, and I wanted it to be bright and happy.  So I pulled out a couple of stamp sets, not sure what I wanted to use.  I ended up using both of them, which was easier than having to make a decision.

Birthdays Rock Close upThe striped circle and sentiment come from the #hello stamp set (I love this set so much!) and the arrow came from the What’s Up stamp set (which has a coordinating arrow punch).

Enjoy your Tuesday and be sure to come back tomorrow.  I get to host this week’s challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and I can’t wait to share it with you.  Thanks for stopping by!

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