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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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.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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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.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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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!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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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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Sweetest Kitty — FMS275

It’s time for a new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site, and this week our favorite Aussie, Narelle Farrugia, is our hostess.  I love what she gave us to work with:

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My daughter had her 16th birthday yesterday, and she needs some thank you cards so I thought I’d make a special one for her to give to a friend who threw her a surprise party last weekend.  It’s a special friend that would do that, so a special card would be in order.  She is a cat lover, so I pulled out the Pretty Kitty stamp set.

sweetest-kittyI stamped the image on watercolor paper and colored it with an aquapainter and blender pen.  Some black splatters were added with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set.  A little strip of dsp from the Tasty Treats dsp collection and a little Dapper Denim ribbon were added as well.  Some black metallic thread was looped behind the doily and focal image.  The sentiment comes from the Tasty Trucks stamp set, which was on my desk.

sweetest-kitty-close-upWe hope you’ll join us and  make 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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A Taco Truck — FMS274

We have a new sketch for you over at the Freshly Made Sketches site today.  Our favorite Canadian, Jen Brum, is our hostess this week and take a look at this fun sketch:

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I love the cute food truck image in the Tasty Trucks stamp set, which is one of the free Sale-a-Bration offerings.  One of the many benefits of living in Texas is that we have access to many delicious taco options, as well as Mexican and Tex-Mex food in general.  One of our favorite taco places is a small little store in a Shell gas station not far from our house, which is run by a local family.  There is just one big table at which to sit and eat your food, so most people just get their tacos to go or sit and eat with whoever else is there.  They are just like street tacos and are delicious.  Stamping this food truck made me wish they had a taco truck and would come down our street everyday at lunch time.  Yum!

taco-truckI started by stamping the cute little tacos on the Pool Party card base.  I then stamped the truck on some watercolor paper and colored it with an aquapainter and blender pen using my ink pads (Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, and Crumb Cake).

I added a little ribbon and black metallic thread, as well as some black Baker’s Twine.  Pretty easy!

taco-truck-close-upWe hope you’ll join us and make 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 viewing pleasure.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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