A Lacy Floral Valentine — FMS375

We have a new sketch for you over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes from France and our sweet friend, Cecile Ribon, has a fun one for us.  Take a look:

I had one more Valentine that I needed to make, and this sketch was my starting point.  I just substituted hearts for the triangle shapes in the sketch.

I started by cutting out some hearts from the pretty All My Love dsp collection using dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies.  I then cut out some greenery using Soft Sea Foam card stock and the Foliage Frame Framelits dies.  A little bit of ribbon and a fun mulit-hearts die using some Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets were also added as accents.  The gorgeous Lace embossing folder was used for the card base.  I love the beautiful detail on this.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

 

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to browse the gallery and look at all of the creations.  Meanwhile, be sure to check out the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

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I Love our Life Together — FMS369

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your Christmas was full of joy and that you are having a great start to 2019.  I have a couple more days here with my college student before he heads back to school.  It’s so nice having the family all together.  The days pass way too quickly though.

We’re back with our first sketch for the year, and this week it is my pleasure to be the hostess at Freshly Made Sketches.  I have a sketch that I think will be quite versatile and I hope you’ll play along with us.  Here’s a look at the sketch:

I have a box of goodies from the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration, which starts tomorrow, that I’ve been dying to tear into but have been too preoccupied with the holidays.  I thought the circle image in the sketch would be perfect for one of the new heart dies in the Occasions catalog so that is the direction I took.

I love this particular heart die because the detail is gorgeous.  I used it with some retired red glimmer paper and paired it with Powder Pink card stock and a piece of Tropical Escape dsp.  The dsp was cut using a new stitched rectangle die, which is another new offering in the Occasions catalog.

The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, Meant to Be.

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.  We are excited to have three new designers on the team, and I’m sure you’ll love what they’ve made.

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A Punny Knight Joke

Still making Valentine’s Day cards here.  I wanted to make a couple that my girls could send to my son, who is away at college.  It’s going to be strange not having him at home next week.  Both he and my older daughter have birthdays next week.  Her’s is on Valentine’s Day and his is two days later.  That has always been such a busy week in our house with fun celebrations.My older daughter loves punny jokes.  So I knew her Valentine for her brother needed to include one.  I used the Myths & Magic suite to create this card.  I colored the little knight with the Stampin’ Blends markers.  The background was made by inking up an acetate sheet, spritzing it with water, and then pressing it onto the card base.

I printed out the joke by using my laptop and printer.  In case you want to hear the rest of the bad joke, here it is.

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Valentine Treats — Monday Montage #109

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I have been busy making Valentine treats lately.  With two girls in school, there are lots of treats to prepare as they love giving them to friends and teachers.  And I think hand-crafted treats are extra special and stand out amongst all of the other treats.

I found some Mega M&M’s that are like conversational hearts with little Valentine messages (be mine, you’re cute, etc…) at the store and thought they’d be perfect for these 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags that I had leftover from a previous catalog.

Since I knew the kids wouldn’t spend a lot of time examining the packaging, I kept them pretty simple.  Plus, I needed to make a lot of them.  I stamped the cute striped hearts from the Heart Happiness set and the sentiment from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.  A gold Metallic Enamel Shape was added as well.

A Gold Binder clip, some ribbon and gold sequin trim were added to dress them up a little.

I put some Peanut M&M’s in some Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, and added some Glimmer Paper and ribbon to help decorate these little treats.

The heart is from the Heart Happiness set and the sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love set.

This is a quick card I pulled together using the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes.  I love the cute size of this.  I stamped the hearts from the Heart Happiness set and the “you” comes from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  The washi tape is from the Pick a Pattern collection.  Some gold sequins were added, as were some black rhinestones which I had leftover from the Holiday catalog.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

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Sweet Valentine — FMS321

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our Canadian friend, Jen Brum, is our hostess.  She has a fabulous sketch for us that I absolutely love.  Take a look:

I wanted to make another Valentine, but I wanted to use some non-traditional Valentine colors.  Starting with a watercolor wash, I applied some Daffodil Delight ink with a watercolor brush onto some wet watercolor paper.  I stamped a few leaves from the Heart Happiness set onto the watercolor paper, and then stamped the hearts and flower from the same stamp set and cut them out.

Some little embellishments were added here and there — a piece of a doily, iridescent sequins. tiny pearls, and a little bow from linen thread.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

This card came together pretty quickly.  A great sketch will often do that.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you do with the sketch 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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A Heart Full of Flowers — FMS320

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our favorite Rocky Mountain resident, Kim Singdahlsen, is our hostess.  She has a fun sketch that is perfect to get you inspired to start creating Valentines, or it can be used for a variety of other purposes with a little creativity.  Take a look at the sketch:

 

I adore the hearts in the Heart Happiness set, and the floral heart is my favorite so I decided that I needed to use it first.  I stamped it with Memento ink and then colored it with Stampin’ Blends markers.  A Pink Pirouette heart is an added layer between the focal heart and the the doily.  The sentiment is from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set.

Square cards are so fun, and I love how the sketch has the focal image cropped off of the side.

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.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.  We even have a special guest designer, Teresa Kline, joining us and you will love her card.  We are so excited to have her on board.

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A Simple I Love You — FMS273

We have another new sketch for you to try over at the Freshly Made Sketches site today.  And this week, our favorite friend from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch that she has made for us:

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I used this one to make another Valentine’s card.  I love the super simplicity of this sketch, and chose to keep my card just as clean and simple.  I used the Sending Love suite of products.

love-heartsI embossed the hearts with clear embossing powder on Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, and Pink Pirouette card stock, and cut them out with the coordinating die.  Very quick and easy!

I dusted off my sewing machine and added a little crazy stitching around the edges.  It was just so much white space, I felt I had to add something but wanted to keep it clean.

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I love the sentiments that come with this set.  They are just beautiful.  I also finished the inside of the card with this gorgeous sentiment below.

love-hearts-insideI think this card will go to my hubby.  It’s clean and doesn’t have any frills — no ribbon, sequins or bling of any kind.  It does have pink, but I think that’s perfectly acceptable for Valentine’s day.  ha!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, be sure you drop by the Freshly Made Sketches site and take a look at what the design team has created.  You’ll be inspired!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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