Angel in Flight — FMS463

It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it is my turn to be the hostess. When I designed this sketch, I wanted to design a focal panel that could feature a stamped image or a large sentiment, or any other creative thing you can think of.

I love the sweet images in the Flight of Fancy stamp set. I stamped the image and colored it with my watercolor pencils and blender pen.

I added some strips of dsp from the Trimming the Town collection and cut out a frame from the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the focal image. The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

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

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Ornament Turnovers — FMS462

It’s that time of year where the weeks seem to zoom by, and while most of us are probably ready to have 2020 in our rear-view mirror, I can’t say I’m ready for the upcoming holidays. But hopefully you’re ready for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! This week our sketch comes all the way from the land down under, as our queen of flowers, fussy-cutting, collage-style cards and well – just about everything, Narelle Farrugia is our hostess. Take a look at this fun sketch:

While I was looking at the stamp sets on my shelf, I realized I hadn’t made a card using the ornaments in the Turnovers stamp set. And since there are three different ornaments in the set and there are three squares in the sketch, I thought I had a match.

I stamped the ornaments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them with my alcohol markers. They were easy to cut out with my paper snips. I added a few colored rhinestones to add some sparkle.

The ornaments were hung from some greenery that I cut out using a die from the Forever Flourishing Dies. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set.

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

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Mountain Home Christmas — FMS461

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! And this week our sketch comes all the way from New Zealand as our favorite Kiwi, Karren Johnson, has a great one for us. Take a look:

I wanted to use the Trimming the Town suite again because it is such a fun suite of products. So I decided to turn the sketch 90 degrees and make a landscape card rather than a portrait card. You probably have to look really closely at my card to see the sketch, but hopefully you can see it.

I started with the strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. Oh, how I’m sad Stampin’ Up doesn’t sell glimmer paper anymore! I am so glad I still have some scraps. This strip represents the strip on the side in the sketch.

I cut out the house and trees from a sheet of the Trimming the Town dsp using the coordinating dies. The mountains in the background are from another sheet of the dsp, as is the sentiment. No stamping whatsoever on this card.

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

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Ivory Poinsettia — Monday Montage #177

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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.

Since I hadn’t played with the Poinsettia Place Suite in a while, I decided to pull that out and give it another go.

I started by die-cutting the poinsettia petals out of some Very Vanilla card stock. I layered them with dimensionals and added a red bow and topped it with a pretty beaded pearl embellishment. I place that on a scalloped stitched rectangle that I die-cut using a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies collection. The berries were cut from some Real Red card stock using a die from the Poinsettia dies.

The sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and the houndstooth dsp is from the Heartwarming Hugs dsp collection.

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.

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

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Autumnal Thanks — FMS460

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the lovely Judy Rozema. Take a look at this fun sketch:

I needed to make a couple of thank you cards and we had been enjoying such lovely Fall weather (now we’re back in the 70s), so I decided to make a Fall-themed card.

I started with the dsp — Gilded Autumn specialty dsp. I cut out a banner shape and punched out some of the leaves and acorns from another sheet of the dsp.

I cut out a strip of scallops from a copper foil sheet using a die from the Peony Dies and placed that under the top of the banner.

The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, Beautiful Autumn, and was embossed with some copper embossing powder.

I couldn’t decided whether to use a Mint Macaron card base or a Crumb Cake base, so I used both. Here’s the other card:

This card used the same supplies, except I traded Early Espresso card stock and embossing powder for the copper.

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

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DSP Does All the Work — FMS#459

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our friend from way up North in Canada, Jen Brum. She has a fun sketch with some fun angles. Take a look:

I didn’t have much time to make a card for this week, so I took the easy way out and let some fabulous designer series paper do all the work.

I love the Trimming the Town dsp! It has fantastic colors and I love the cute designs and patterns. It has an adorable stamp set. And it also has dies that coordinate with both the dsp and the stamp set!

I started this one by cutting out two snow drifts using the Home Together Dies. I placed them on a piece of dsp from the Trimming the Town collection. I cut out the house, wreath and trees from other sheets of this dsp using the same die collection. The sentiment was also cut from another piece of this dsp. Yep, not a single bit of stamping on this card!

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

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Colorblock Autumn — FMS458

We have another new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches. And this week our hostess is our crazy talented friend from Colorado, Kim Singdahlsen. Take a look at this fun layered card:

When I first saw this sketch I immediately thought of paint chips. Maybe that’s because we are preparing to have our house painted and I’ve been looking at paint chips a lot lately. I pulled out some favorite Fall colors of inks and sponged some of those colors on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

I used a color scheme of Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Terracotta Tile, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry and masked off a 3/4″ block before applying each color. Stampin’ Up’s grid paper really made this easy.

The leaves and acorn are from the Gilded Autumn dsp and the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and coordinating dies. The sentiment was embossed with some old Early Espresso embossing powder. In my excitement of knowing exactly what I wanted to make with this sketch as soon as I saw it, I didn’t look at the sketch closely enough. I didn’t notice that the sentiment is supposed to go below the focal panel until I was tying up this post. Oops!

The focal panel was placed on a card base which was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.

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

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Halloween Mish Mash — FMS457

With another new Wednesday comes another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. And this week our hostess is our favorite up-state New Yorker, Linda Callahan. Take a look at this sketch with its fun layers:

I needed to make another Halloween themed card for one of my college students’ care packages and I had a variety of different Halloween themed elements on my workspace. So I did the lazy thing and decided to see what I could make out of what I already had on hand.

I started this one with the cat die-cut which came from a Paper Pumpkin kit. I just added the little rhinestone collar, which I colored with a marker. The bats were leftover from a previous card and were made with the Turnovers stamp set. I blended some inks to make the focal panel and layered that on a sheet of dsp from the Magic in this Night dsp collection. That was placed on a sheet of Basic Gray card stock that was embossed using the Cobwebs 3D Embossing Folder.

I added a sentiment from the Hallows Night Magic stamp set and a little strip of ribbon.

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

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Fall Flowers for a Birthday — Monday Montage #175

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 wanted to create a pretty card for a friend’s birthday, and I thought of Fall flowers. Since I hadn’t used the To a Wild Rose stamp set in a while and I love these flowers, I pulled it off my shelf.

I started by stamping the flowers on some Very Vanilla card stock. The flowers were stamped using two-step stamping and have coordinating dies which I used to cut them out.

I lightly sponged a little Pretty Peacock ink on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and added some splatters. I also die cut the sentiment using a die from the Well Written die collection and colored some rhinestones with a marker for accents.

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.

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Ridiculously Awesome — FMS456

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that it’s October. It seems like March through July went by at such a crawl, but now time is flying again. Speaking of time — it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our flying friend, Jennifer Timko, who flies the friendly skies when she isn’t making beautiful cards. Take a look at this fun sketch:

I wanted to make another card for one of my college students. I thought the the focal panel would be perfect for a large sentiment and the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set has some really great sentiments.

I paired it with some dsp from the Playing with Patterns pack and some die-cut elements from the Well Written collection. The little flowers were cut from some of the Playing with Patterns paper and the centers are Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week. 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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