A Fall Bouquet of Thanks — FMS306

It’s time for another new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And this week, our favorite Massachusetts resident, Jen Mitchell, is our hostess.  And she has a fun sketch for us.  Take a look:

I love the Beautiful Bouquet bundle and decided to make a Fall bouquet with it.  I used a color combo of Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, and Soft Suede.

I used some Painted Autumn dsp and mounted everything on Some Sahara Sand card stock.

 We’d love for you to join us and create your own card using the sketch.  It’s always fun for us to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Super Duper Birthday — FMS305

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my turn to be the hostess.  I decided to change things up a little bit (at least for me) and make a sketch for a square card.  I love square cards but don’t normally think to make them.  I also wanted to make the sentiment the focal point of the card, which opens up lots of possibilities.

I pulled a stamp set off the shelf that I hadn’t used in a while, Super Duper.  I am always in need of birthday cards, and this one has a large sentiment that I thought would be perfect for the sketch.

I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the sentiment, using Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and So Saffron for the color combination.  The Ticket Tear Border Punch provided a decorative edge on the bottom of the sentiment panel, and some Glitter Enamel Dots and Gold Metallic Thread were added as embellishments.

I hope you’ll make your own card using the sketch and post it in the gallery.  We love to see what you create!  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  They always inspire me!

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Pizza Box Trick or Treat — Monday Montage #100

 

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.  This is a rather special hop for us as it is our 100th hop together.  All of the same original members too!  We’ve been doing this together for over four years now.  Wow — how time flies!

I decided I need to get started on some Halloween treats.  One of the new items in the Holiday catalog that I think is truly adorable are the Mini Pizza Boxes.  They are easy to decorate and they are the perfect size for a decorated cookie or any kind of treat.

I started this one by wrapping a strip of Printed Autumn dsp, edged with some Basic Black card stock punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch, around the box.  Some embossing paste was applied to a Fresh Fig Stitched Shapes circle using a stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  The cat was cut from the Spooky Night dsp, and the sentiment is from the Creep It Real stamp set.

Oh, I love Fall!  It’s fun to make Halloween treats and pull out the Fall decorations!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Birthday Cake Memories — FMS304

It’s time for another new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site!  And this week, our favorite stamper from the land down under, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess.  Take a look at this classic sketch that she has for us:

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend and I was drawn to the classic images in the Birthday Memories suite.  There are so many cute images in the dsp that are perfect for focal images on cards.  And one of the fabulous things about the coordinating framelits is that they work with some of the dsp images as well as the stamps.  Love that!

I started by using a piece of the Birthday Memories dsp and adding some strips of Lemon Lime Twist card stock that had been punched using the Ticket Tear Border punch.  I then cut out the birthday cake image (totally forgetting that there is a framelit for it — doh!)  It was placed on a Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

I added some strips of ribbon for embellishments and used a Paper Pumpkin sentiment.  Easy Peasy!

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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One Down and the Rest to Go — FMS303

It’s time for another sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches today, and this week the New Zealand stamper extraordinaire, Karren Johnson, is our hostess. Take a look at this fun sketch that she has designed for us:

I have to say it has been hard to focus on stamping this past week with all of the horrible and devastating effects that Hurricane Harvey has had on our state.  While we have not had a drop of rain where I live in the DFW area so I have not been personally affected, I have found myself glued to the news stations and Facebook to check on friends who live in South Texas and my heart breaks for them.  I grew up in a small town in South Texas, not far from Rockport, where the hurricane landed.  We spent many days at the beach in Port Aransas.  It’s unbelievable to see what has happened to this area.  And then the incredible flooding in Houston has been so terrible for other friends.  I have friends who have lost homes, but I am so thankful that they are safe.  Wow!  What an unbelievable week!  If you have been affected, I am so sorry and I pray that you will find relief quickly.

Some of my fellow teammates have been showing beautiful Christmas cards all Summer, and I haven’t made a single one.  So I finally decided that I needed to get started and at least make one to get the ball rolling.  I don’t have any of the new sets yet, so I pulled out one that carried over to the annual catalog, Christmas Pines.  I tried to use the greenery as the star elements in the sketch and the pine cone as the triangle element.  Hmmm….I may have taken some creative liberties with this sketch.

I used a piece of the Wood Textures dsp stack and trimmed it with a bit of Cherry Cobbler card stock cut with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.

We hope you’ll join us and create you own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to drop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Eclectic Trio — FMS302

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week we have one all the way from France, courtesy of our lovely friend, Cecile Ribon.  Take a look at what she has for us:

I love a good collage style sketch and this one is fun because all of the shapes are different and they’re large.  I started out by grabbing a die-cut flower from the May Flowers Framelits collection that I’ve had on my desk for a long time.  I didn’t use it on a project I made months ago and it has been patiently sitting on my desk waiting for a forever home.  I thought it would be great for the pink circle part of the sketch.  Then I thought some leaves would be great for the green triangle image, which spurred me to grab the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  When I stamped the leaves with the coordinating Oh So Eclectic stamp set, I thought I might as well use one of the flowers from that stamp set since it was out (yeah — I’m lazy like that).  And there you go — I had my three shapes for the collage.

I stamped some splatters from Touches of Texture and some black + symbols from the Oh So Eclectic set in the background.  A bit of black baker’s twine and gold sequin trim were added as well.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to look through the gallery and see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has whipped up for your inspiration.

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Friendly Lemon — Monday Montage #99

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I haven’t done much stamping lately so I decided to make a simple card to get back into the stamping groove.  Another thing that often helps me is to use a sketch.  I like the one over at CAS(E) this Sketch, so I decided to go with it:

In keeping with my goal of simplicity, I decided to use some washi tape and scored some lines for the design elements in the sketch.  I also used a stamp set with a coordinating punch — doesn’t get much simpler than that!

The die-cut sentiment was cut from some Real Red card stock using one of the Lovely Words Thinlits dies.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Melissa Stout’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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