A Fall Bloom

Ok, I have to say I’ve kinda gotten addicted to the weekly sketch challenges over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.   Now I haven’t been playing along but for a few weeks since I found it, but every week I like the sketch.  It seems to always fit with my style.  So here’s the sketch for this week:

I haven’t really used the Comfort Cafe designer series paper yet, so I broke into it and decided to use it today.  I went with the Fall colors.  I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I use Pool Party A LOT.  It has really become my favorite “neutral” color because it goes so well with everything and it’s so cheerful.  I don’t even want to think about it retiring in a few months!

So here’s my card:

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe dsp
Embellishments:  Labels Collection framelits, Window Frames Collection framelits, Finishing Touches edgelits, Boho Blossoms punch, Regals designer buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels, Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Blooming with Kindness

When the new catalog came out in June, one of the first sets I had to have was the Blooming with Kindness set.    Today is the first time it has seen ink.  How sad!  When I saw the sketch challenge for the week at Retrosketches, I knew I needed to pull this set out.

I ended up going with a shabby/chic look for this card, which isn’t my usual style.  I just love the flower in this set, and the sentiments are beautiful too.

I really like this color scheme, which is drawn straight from the Fan Fair color palette.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Crumb Cake (splatters and sponging)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Finishing Touches edgelits, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Crumb Cake 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Color Spritzer Tool, sponge dauber