Over the Moon for 24 Years — FMS414

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our Kiwi friend who is supremely talented with inks and all things coloring-related, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary this week.  Just like the month of December does, our anniversary always sneaks up on me.  I mean, how can it be December already?!?  Since I needed to make a card fast, this sketch came to my rescue.

I pulled out the Over the Moon stamp set because it’s cute and has a sentiment that I thought would work for an anniversary, and I thought I could make it work with the sketch.

I started by masking the cow and blending some Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue inks on a piece of white card stock.  I then colored in the cow with my alcohol markers.

The sentiment was stamped on Basic Black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.

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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Thankful for Her — FMS412

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our good friend from way up north in Canada, Jen Brum.  Take a look at this super versatile sketch:

My middle child is in her first year of college over 1,000 miles away from home.  And she is not coming home for Thanksgiving.  😦  She has tickets to her school’s big rivalry football game on the Saturday morning after Thanksgiving and has class on Wednesday, so it doesn’t make sense to come home for just two days when she’ll be home for Christmas break just two weeks later.  I keep telling myself that this is the smart thing to do, but it hurts my heart.  Another family in Michigan has offered to adopt her for the day, so she won’t be alone but I wanted to send her a care package with some treats from home to let her know we will miss her.  Here’s the card I made to put in the box.

I hadn’t used the To Every Season stamp set yet, and it has some cute images for — you guessed it — every season (well, not exactly EVERY season, but at least Fall, Winter, and Valentine’s Day).  I started by stamping the three leaf images randomly on a white piece of card stock and then colored them with my alcohol markers.  I colored the background a pretty shade of Pool Party too.

I stamped the sentiment on some Basic Black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  Some copper sequins were sprinkled on as embellishments.

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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Stars and Plaid — FMS411

These Wednesdays are flying by!  We are marching right towards Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.  Fortunately, we have a new sketch every week at Freshly Made Sketches to help you with your card making for these occasions.  And this week our hostess is the incredible Kim Singdahlsen, who has a great sketch for us.  Take a look:

I made another card for the Christmas card stash.  I love the So Many Stars bundle, as not only is this set perfect for Christmas, but I love to use stars for birthdays, graduations, and other occasions.  Very versatile!

I started by embossing the star with gold embossing powder and cutting it out with one of the coordinating stitched stars dies. I added a little green rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels collection.

The dsp has pretty gold accents and is from the Wrapped in Plaid dsp collection.  I mounted it on some gold foil paper.  Some tiny little Snowflake Sequins were added as embellishments, as was a strip of striped ribbon.

The sentiment from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set was stamped with Night of Navy ink.

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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Fall Floral Essence — FMS410

Wednesdays bring new sketches over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our stamping friend from up-state New York with a fun sense of humor, Linda Callahan, is our hostess.  Take a look at this great sketch:

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had been making some thank you cards and was experimenting with Fall colors with floral stamp sets.  For my card today, I have used the Floral Essence stamp set.

I stamped these flowers with Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry inks.  The leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I then cut all of them out with my paper snips, because while this stamp set does have a coordinating punch, I didn’t use the flower with which the punch coordinates.  I guess it’s a good thing I find fussy cutting to be therapeutic (at least when I have the time to do it).

I embossed the background layer with the Subtle embossing folder.  The dsp is from the Come to Gather dsp collection.

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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Snow Front Scene — FMS408

Another Wednesday has arrived, which means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, our talented pilot friend, Jennifer Timko, is our hostess.  Take a look at this great sketch:

This sketch is so versatile.  I think you could do just about anything with it.  I decided to pull out a new stamp set that I have been itching to ink up, Snow Front.  I grew up hating art class in school.  I couldn’t draw or paint at all and I really thought I had no artistic ability at all.  But then I discovered stamping about twenty years ago, and now I know that you don’t have to have any drawing talent to be artistic.  We can create little works of art with our stamps.  And this set is perfect for that!

 

This set has such fun images with which to play.  I only used a few of them, and I’m looking forward to using the others now.

There are no sentiments in this set, so I used one from the Christmas Gleaming set.  I like the pop of color the red sentiment strip adds.

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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Spooky Jars — FMS407

It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  And this week out hostess is the ever talented Lee Ann Barrett.  Take a look at this fabulous collage-style sketch:

I wanted to make a Halloween themed card for a care package I will be sending off to one of my college kids, and when I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the cute little jars on one of the sheets in the Monster Bash dsp collection.  I cut a few of the various jars out using my paper snips and arranged them around the sentiment piece.

I die-cut one of the cool frames in the Ornate Frames dies collection from black card stock and embossed the sentiment with some old Crushed Curry embossing powder.

For the background I blended some Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie inks onto a piece of white card stock and then splattered some Terracotta Tile ink over it.

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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Plaid Wishes — FMS406

It’s already Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, our hostess is the very talented Jacquie Southas, and she has a great sketch for us.  Take a look:

Now that it’s October, I decided I should probably get started making Christmas cards.  For the collage in the bottom corner of the card, I thought the trees in the Perfectly Plaid stamp set would work well.

I started the card with a piece of dsp from the Wrapped in Plaid collection.  I then stamped the trees with Versamark ink and embossed them with gold embossing powder.  They were punched out with the coordinating Pine Tree punch.

The sentiment is from the Word Wishes die collection and was cut from some gold glimmer paper.  A little bit of scrap ribbon was used behind the trees as an embellishment.

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.  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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