You & Me — FMS119

It’s good to be back on schedule with another Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Today, the lovely Cindy Lovell, who has been so kind to step in with us, has an awesome sketch for us.  I think you’ll find it right on trend, as I’ve seen so many cards which have panels set on an angle.

I knew I wanted to make another Valentine’s card, so I substituted a heart for the star image on the sketch.  And since I love the look of doilies for Valentine’s Day, I added that too.  I like the way the doily softened up the lines of the sketch.

Me and YouI hope you can make the time to join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to look through the gallery each week and get inspiration from your creations.  Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches site and check out what the other designers made.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack, Modern Medley dsp, Red Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Neutrals Candy Dots


Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

Isn’t that a great sentiment?  It’s so true.

When I saw the challenge over at the Paper Players for this week, I knew I had to play along.  I think I’m one of the last stampers out there who hasn’t tried the chalkboard technique.  I’m not much of a technique stamper, so while I’ve admired many others’ chalkboard cards, I just hadn’t tried it myself.  This challenge gave me the little nudge I needed.  Thanks, Nance!

I used this fun sentiment from Perfect Pennants and used a few of the coordinating Banners Framelits dies to make my card.

chalkboardI used a mix of dsp sheets from the Fresh Prints dsp stack, Soho Subway, and Kaleidoscope dsp.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Make a Wish — Monday Montage #10

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We’re back for the New Year!  It’s time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  You can work your way through all ten participants by clicking on the “next” button at the bottom of each post.  You won’t want to miss any of them.

I have a card for you with lots of new goodies from the new Spring Occasions catalog.  There’s also a little peek at a new stamp set coming out in the Sale-a-Bration catalog later this month (look for the little stars).

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I am really loving this new film strip die, which is included in the On Film framelits die set.  The dsp is from the Kaleidoscope pack, and the sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog and view her awesome creativity.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can hop on over to the fabulous Wendy Weixler’s blog and go that route.

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Enjoy your Sunday evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sending Good Thoughts Your Way in 2014

Happy New Year!  It’s always fun to have the fresh start that a new year provides.  I’m not one for making resolutions, but I usually do have some ideas of things I’d like to try or do in the new year.

Here’s a card that uses some of the new products that will be available this month.  The dsp and stamp set will be available on the 3rd, and the fun twine will be available during Sale-a-Bration, which starts on January 28th.

Sending Good ThoughtsEnjoy your New Year’s Day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants*
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh dsp*
Embellishments:  Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (twine) — avail. Jan. 28th

* available Jan. 3rd.


Just a Little Note

Square Love NoteHere’s a little 3″x 3″ love note for you today.  I sneak little notes like this into my kids’ lunches occasionally.  I don’t do it enough though.  My youngest one asked me to put one in her lunch before Christmas break, so I knew I needed to make some more so I’ll be ready once she goes back to school.  I think this new stamp set in the Spring Catalog, Perfect Pennants, will make some great notes for my kids.  And this set has some other great elements, like the star and stripes.

We’ve been out of town visiting family for the past few days, and while I love getting to do that, it’s so good to be back home.  I haven’t stamped in about a week and a half, so I am hoping to get to sneak into my craft room today and see if I have any creative juices left.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants*
Ink:  Pacific Point, Versamark
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack
Embellishments:  Hardware Clips Essentials, Banners Framelits Dies*, Brights Designer Buttons

*available Jan. 3rd