A Dozen Eggs — FMS280

It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  And this week the ever-clever and creative Linda Callahan is our hostess.  She has a fun one for us too:

I recently acquired the Perfect Mix stamp set, and thought this set would be perfect to use for the sketch.  I ended up making a super clean and totally mail-able (is that a word?) card.  This card is so flat and is so different from everything else I make.  I masked the two images so I could layer them without using layers.

I colored the images with my Watercolor Pencils and used a blender pen to finish it up.  Some enamel shapes were added as the sole embellishments.

We hope you’ll make your own card using the sketch!  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.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Medallion Made — Monday Montage #90

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.

Sale-a-Bration is quickly coming to a close.  If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, you’d better hurry!  One of the late additions to the offerings this year is the Make a Medallion stamp set.  I love medallions, and this one is a fun set because you can stamp multiple colors in your medallions as it is made of several different stamps that beautifully layer together.

I went with a color combination of Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party.  To make the messy background, I used some stamps from the Touches of Texture set.

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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Crazy, Fantastic Birthday Cake — FMS279

Greetings, from warm, sunny Texas!  That’s for all of you snow-bound Northeastern friends.  🙂  We have a new sketch for you today over at Freshly Made Sketches, which would be perfect for a day when you’re stuck at home — or any day, for that matter.  Look at this great sketch that my friend, Rita Wright, has for us this week:

I recently acquired a new stamp set, Cake Crazy, and I thought this was the perfect sketch with which to get it inky.  I love bright colors for a birthday card, and this one is definitely bright.  Maybe it will melt some of your snow for you.

I had so much fun playing with this set!  I love how you can add whatever layers you like to the cake, and I love how easy it is to stamp the layers in different colors.  That bottom layer of cake is made up of three different stamps that layer together perfectly so you can use three different colors (I used Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Tangerine Tango).

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card with this set.  We love to look through the gallery and see what you make.  Meanwhile, be sure to venture over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Super Duper You — FMS278

We have a new sketch for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week the ever-talented Jen Mitchell is our hostess.  She has a sketch with fun layers, that I think is quite versatile.  Check it out:

I recently acquired the Super Duper stamp set and wanted to get it inky.  Since any shape can be substituted for the star in the sketch, I chose to use one of the images in the stamp set for the focal image.

I started with a layer of dsp from the Party Animal pack.  For the next layer, I stamped two of the star images with Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry inks and splattered some Emerald Envy ink on top.  I stamped the focal image with the same inks plus Crushed Curry ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White, coloring the stamp with my Stampin’ Write markers, and fussy-cut it out.  Some Crushed Curry enamel dots and Gold Metallic Thread were added to finish it off.

This came together pretty quickly.  That’s how a great sketch helps out!

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

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Irresistible Butterfly — Monday Montage #89

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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.

My kids start Spring Break this week.  It seems a little early, but it has definitely felt like Spring here for a while as the temperatures have been unusually warm.  I was making some thank you notes for my daughter recently and was inspired by the Spring-like weather so I pulled out my Butterflies Thinlits dies and Bold Butterfly Framelits dies.  My daughter is a lover of yellow and orange — she likes happy colors, so I tried to use those as my focal colors.

irresistibly-spongedI also pulled out some of the Irresistibly Yours dsp.  I used sponge daubers and my ink pads to add some color to this pretty dsp, which is clear embossed.  By adding some inks to the paper the design is more clearly revealed.  I used some Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight inks to roughly color the images.

I die-cut a solid butterfly from some Vellum card stock and placed a Daffodil Delight butterfly on top.

irresistibly-sponged-close-upI love how this card has a light and airy look, but still evokes a happy feeling that is so like my daughter.

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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Coloring Therapy — FMS277

Here we go again — it’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our favorite pilot, Jennifer Timko, is our hostess.  She has a super versatile sketch for us that you’re going to love:

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One of the fun Sale-a-Bration offerings is the Inside the Lines dsp.  It’s like sheets of grown-up coloring pages.  With the new watercolor pencils, these sheets are not only a fun stress-relieving activity, but they make beautiful cards as well.  I thought this sketch would be a perfect way to highlight this paper.

color-therapy-birthdayI used the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral pencils for my coloring, and used a Blender Pen to finish if off.  I need to practice some more with this technique, but it was fun to docolor-therapy-birthday-close-up

 

I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to make the sentiment.  Love that set!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to jump over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  You’ll see a great variety of projects!

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Dragonfly Friend — FMS276

It’s time for another new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week I get the privilege and joy of being the hostess.  I think I came up with a simple sketch, and I think it can be used in many different ways, so I can’t wait to see what everyone does with it.  Here’s the sketch:

fms-final-276-001One of the sets I immediately fell in love with in the Occasions catalog when I first saw it was the Dragonfly Dreams set.  I love dragonflies, and this set of products has gorgeous images and framelits.  It immediately went into my cart.  And it has set on my shelf for the past two months.  I’m not sure why I’ve avoided using it.  I think that sometimes when I get a stamp set that I absolutely love, I get a little intimidated.  I feel like whatever I make with it should be absolutely gorgeous and I create this pressure on myself.  It’s almost easier for me to make a project with a set that I’m not crazy in love with because if I make something halfway decent with it I feel like I’ve done well.  But when I work with a set that I think is gorgeous, my project should be gorgeous too or I’ve failed. How silly!  So while I may not feel like this card is up to the high standards worthy of this set, I’ve used it and now I can get over it and use it again.  🙂

dragonflyI started by die cutting the dragonfly from some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  That stuff is so pretty and sparkly!  I stamped the dragonfly image and cut it out, coloring it with a sponge dauber and Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky inks.  Some Sweet Sugarplum dsp from the In Color DSP stack was added underneath on the sides.

dragonfly-close-upI hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create and I am looking forward to browsing through the gallery this week.  Meanwhile, be sure to jump over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  They always inspire me!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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