Hey There Speech Bubble

Hey There Speech BubbleThe speech bubbles in the Just Sayin’ stamp set are so fun.  And they have coordinating framelits, which is even more fun!  I used a color combination of Pacific Point, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron.  Bright and cheery!

Hey There Speech Bubble Close UpI added some fun gold accents — the Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, and a Gold Mini Metallic Clothespin.  I also added a strip of the Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon.

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Love You Grunge

I’ve got a “messy” card for you today.  At least, that’s what my youngest daughter calls it.  🙂  I am definitely drawn to clean lines when stamping, so a “messy” look is not exactly my style.  But the Gorgeous Grunge set just speaks to me, and I like it.  I find that I try to combine my clean-lines style with it though.

Love You Grunge


I used gold embossing powder for the word bubble and some little scraps of Sweet Sorbet dsp and Kaleidoscope dsp.  I’ll miss that dsp when Sale-a-Bration is over next week.  And of course, I had to add some sequins!

Love You Grunge Close Up 1I also used some little scraps of ribbon at the top, as well as a small heart that I punched out of a Gold Foil sheet.  I basically just used lots of my favorite things!

Love You Grunge Close Up 2


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You’re How Old? — FMS125

Whew!  I’m finally back! Our home office/craft room project ended up being a little more time-consuming than I thought.  I had to move everything out of the room so we could put up shelving in there, and I realized I have a LOT of stuff.  When I could no longer stack stuff in the dining room, I had to start stacking stuff in the family room.  When my son came in later that day, he told me that it looked like we could be in an episode of Hoarders.

But we got the shelves up and now have a much more functional space for everyone, and I’m still in the process of getting everything put away in just the right spot.  That could take a while!  I’m trying to purge as I do that and rid myself of the hoarder label that I identified with a little too much.

Meanwhile, I did take a little break and made a card for today’s new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia is our hostess this week, and she has a versatile sketch for us:

I decided to use a speech bubble for the circle in the sketch.  And I pulled out some of the Birthday Basics dsp.

You're How Old

I hope you’ll be able to join us and try this sketch yourself.  You can go see what the rest of the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

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Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Just Sayin’
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Birthday Basics dsp
Embellishments:  Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Bold Designer Buttons, Word Bubbles Framelits

Love Ya — FMS120

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Are your ready for another sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches?  Well, ready or not, the fantastically talented Rita Wright has a great sketch for us this week:

It has one of my favorite things — banners!  I decided to make another Valentine’s Day card, so I substituted a heart for the butterfly image in the sketch.

Love Ya ValentineMy Big Shot got a lot of work on this card.  I used the largest size banner from the Banners Framelits dies for the red patterned banner, and I used the next size of banner for the vellum layer banner.  The heart was cut using the Hearts Collection Framelits.  And the cute speech bubble was stamped with the Just Sayin’ stamp set and cut out with the Word Bubbles Framelits dies.  And last but not least, I ran the base layer through with the Arrows Embossing Folder.

I hope you’ll be able to join us and make your own card using this sketch.  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to check out what the other designers made.

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Woo Hoo from a Forest Friend







Here’s a little love note I made for my daughter.  She had a really good report card and I wanted her to know how proud I am of her, so I put this in her lunch box with a Kit-Kat bar (her favorite).

I used two different stamp sets on this card — Life in the Forest and Just Sayin’.  The latter has a coordinating set of framelits (love that!).

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