Wild Rose Hello — FMS391

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week it is my privilege to be the hostess.  I came up with a pretty simple sketch, but I think it leaves lots of room for creativity.  Take a look:

 

Whew!  It has been a whirlwind the past couple of weeks.  My middle child graduated last week, I planned a Senior dinner event for over 150 people for her school, and I just got back from our church’s youth camp with 600 others.  I am ready for summer vacation!    Another thing I’m ready for is the new catalog, which went live yesterday.  My card today features one of the new sets in it, and it is so fun to play with.

This flower is like a 3-step stamp set.  I started by stamping the outline with Mango Melody ink.  Then I used some So Saffron ink to stamp the broad-filling image.  Lastly, I stamped some Crushed Curry ink on top with the third stamp.  It will be so fun to play with different color combinations with this set.

For the background panel, I sponged some Balmy Blue ink and added some Artisan Textures splatters.  I love the fonts used in this set, and this sentiment was included with it.

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

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Sweet Robin — FMS389

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess, Narelle Farrugia, is providing a sketch from the land down under.  She has a good one — I love a simple collage.  Take a look:

Since I still had the Free as a Bird stamp set on my desk and I needed to make a thank you card for someone who loves birds, it was an easy decision on what set to use.  I did some fussy cutting on this one and used an embossing folder.  Two things I don’t do very often, though I like them both.

I colored the robin (I don’t know if that’s what this bird was designed to be, but that’s how I tried to color it) with markers.  The background circle was sponged with some Balmy Blue ink .

I looped some Linen Thread behind the circle and added some Metallic Pearls as embellishments.

The more I play with this suite, which will be available in the new catalog in two weeks, the more I love it.  I love the sentiments and I love the images.  A double win!

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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Pretty Pink Pumpkin Birthday — FMS388

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from New Zealand compliments of our hostess this week, Karren Johnson.  And she has a fabulous sketch for us.  Take a look:

Because I’m still in love with last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, I wanted to make a friend’s birthday card with it.  Using some of the contents from the kit, I made a card using the sketch.

I started with a Blushing Bride card base and cut one of the cards in the kit to make the dsp panel in the background.  The flowers and leaves were die-cuts included in the kit.  The sentiment comes from a stamp in the kit.  The enamel dots were also included in the kit.  I added a little baker’s twine from my own stash.

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 whipped up for your inspiration.

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Farewell Falling Flowers — FMS387

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite French paper crafter, Cecile Ribon, is our hostess.  She has a fun sketch for us.  Take a peek:

I’m trying to use some of my favorite retiring stamp sets this month before they are gone forever.  I love the Falling Flowers set and coordinating dies and thought they would work perfectly with the sketch.

I started this card by cutting three little pennants from Nature’s Poem dsp.  I then stamped the stem and leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and the flower in Calypso Coral ink.  I used markers to color them.

The sentiment was cut from Mossy Meadow card stock using the Well Written Framelits dies.  The “with” is from a random stamp set I found.  Why the Well Said stamp set doesn’t include that word is beyond me.  I added some Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots as embellishments and called it a day.

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 whipped up for your inspiration.

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Mother’s Day Tea — FMS386

Well, here it is — May.  And to welcome this new month, we have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jen Brum, our Canadian bestie, and she has a great one for us.  Take a look:

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I thought I should make another card for the occasion.  I wanted to use the pretty set, called Tea Together.  I love the Tea Room specialty dsp and knew it would be perfect with the sketch.

I almost had a mono-chromatic card, but I just couldn’t stand it.  I wanted that flower to have another color.  I probably should have added some pink elsewhere on the card but I ran out of time.  I may have to add some before I send it in the mail.

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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Tropical Thanks — FMS385

Well it’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite Coloradan, Kim Singdahlsen, has a fun sketch for us.  Take a peek:

Now that the retirement list has been posted, I tend to get a little nostalgic about sets that will be leaving us.   It makes me want to use them all one last time.  The Tropical Chic bundle is on the list and I hadn’t used it in a long time, so I decided to dust it off.  After I finished the card though, I noticed that it isn’t really retiring.  It’s just being improved to cling-mount.  This switch really makes the whole retirement list thing extra confusing.

I started by inking the focal leaf with Pear Pizzazz ink, stamping off once, and then sponging on some Granny Apple Green ink in the center.  I die-cut this image and the two background leaves from Call Me Clover card stock.

The dsp is from the Tropical Escape dsp pack.  Some Happiness Blooms enamel dots and linen thread were added as embellishments.

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 and see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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Mother Duck — FMS384

It’s already time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! The time is truly flying. My daughter is graduating next month, and she has a countdown clock on her phone. Every time I look at it, I am amazed at how quickly time is passing. I want to hack into her phone and slow that darn clock down. But I know that won’t work. Besides, I’m not technologically savvy enough to do that. Our good friend Linda, is our hostess this week. Not only does she make fabulous cards, but she is witty and fun, and she has a great sketch for us this week. Take a peek:

When I saw the focal panel, I immediately thought of the cute little ducks in the Fable Friends set.  I stamped the images on watercolor paper and used my aqua painter to color the scene with my ink pads.  Once I went to cut it out, I realized it was a little larger than I anticipated and that it wouldn’t work with the sketch.  So I decided to flip the orientation.  Yeah, it was one of those days.

As I was coloring this scene, I kept thinking how this is one lucky duck — her children are following along right behind her.  Two of my three ducks are wandering off in their own direction, as my oldest is several hours away at college and my middle child is about to graduate and go even farther away to school.  I guess even ducklings grow up and fly away.  I’m glad there are airplanes so I can fly and go see my ducklings.

We hope you’ll join us and create 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.

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