Global Thanks — FMS226

We have another sketch ready for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is Rita Wright.  She is so talented and makes beautiful things that inspire me every time.  Here is what she has for us this week:

I love this sketch!  I needed to make a thank you card, and knew it would be perfect for what I wanted to make.

My daughters both go to an International Baccalaureate school, and there are many international students at this school.  The principal at the school takes the time to meet with each student’s parents to formulate and discuss a graduation plan for the students.  I am so impressed that she takes the time to do this personally.  So when I was thinking about making a thank you card after our meeting yesterday, I immediately thought of the Going Global set.

global thanksSince many of the coordinating products for this set are more on the masculine side and the card’s recipient is female, I went in a different direction.  I started with a piece of black and white dsp from the Have a Cuppa dsp stack.

I stamped (after stamping off once) the World Map background stamp with Soft Sky ink onto a piece of the Perfectly Artistic dsp.  This is a Sale-a-Bration offering that is a limited-time product.  It’s sales period was only through February 15, but it has been temporarily extended because there is still some limited inventory.  I can’t guarantee it will be available for long, so if you didn’t already get it, you’d better hurry.

The globe image from Going Global was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is from the Greetings Thinlits Dies.

Global Thanks close upI added a few fun embellishments and tried to keep it pretty flat since it will be going through the mail.

We hope you’ll join us and make you own card using the sketch!  We love looking through the gallery and seeing your creativity.  Meanwhile, spend your time wisely and go see what the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  You’ll get a dose of inspiration!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


The Love Between Us — FMS222

It’s time for another sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches! And this week our talented Australian queen of fabulous layers and beautiful cards, Narelle Farrugia, has a great sketch for us:

I pulled out my Going Global stamp set and Perfectly Artistic dsp (hurry!  This paper is only available for two more weeks).  I stamped one of the images on the dsp and added some splatters.

Love Between UsI inked the image using my Stampin’ Write Markers, added a scrap strip of Going Places dsp and a little ribbon.  I cut out the Love banner and popped it up with a dimensional.

Love Between Us Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  You can venture over to the Freshly Made Sketches site for a big dose of creative inspiration from the design team.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

You Mean the World to Me — FMS217

It’s time for our last challenge of 2015 at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  Our good and talented friend, Linda Callahan, is our hostess and she has a simple and fabulous sketch for us.

I appreciate the simplicity of this sketch.  With everything going on during this busy time of year, I needed one like this.  I reached into my pile of new stuff and pulled out a fun new stamp set called Going Global.  This set will be available in the Occasions catalog when it is released on January 5th.

You Mean the WorldI started with a sheet of fun new dsp from the Going Places dsp stack.  I then applied a watercolor wash of Hello Honey ink on some watercolor paper.    The globe image was stamped with Basic Black ink on Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the 2″ circle punch.  I added some Gold Glimmer Paper stars punched with the Confetti Stars Border punch and a strip of the paper along the bottom.  That was layered over another strip of the Going Places dsp and the White 1-1/4″ Jute Ribbon.  A Classy Designer Button and gold cording was added to finish it off.

You Mean the World Close UpWe hope you’ll join us and make your own card for the challenge.  You have until January 4th to add your card to the gallery.  Surely  you’ll need a creative break before then!  🙂  Meanwhile, be sure to visit the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team made for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!