Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FMS #61 A Bushel of Thanks

I have so much to be thankful for, and as we approach Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the many blessings in my life. Thanks to all of the design team members at the Freshly Made Sketches blog who have made my time as Guest Designer so fun - it really has been an amazing experience! This will be my last week as a Guest Designer, but I know that I will be playing along with future challenges.

Jennifer T. has a wonderful sketch for you this week. There's lots of room to make this sketch your own.
I went with apples - I am still on a fall kick, not quite ready for winter or Christmas. :) I also pulled out my Orchard Harvest dsp (I am so in love with these colors and patterns).
Those little apples are just so cute (from the Perfectly Preserved set), stacked all in a row. Be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog and visit the rest of the design team members. 'Bye for now!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ever have one of *those* days? Yeah, you know the kind I'm talking about... The kind of day where it feels like it's over before it's even started. It's been one of those days for me... Just not enough hours to get everything done... which is why I'm posting this so very late.

All is well that ends well, however, and this day ends with a fabulous sketch!
I love the clean lines of Tui's sketch - lots of possibilities here, people. I decided to give a flip-a-roo, and here you go:
Quick, clean and easy-peasy! Take a couple minutes to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the rest of the DT inspiration - you'll love 'em. Hope to see your card this week!

: Lacy & Lovely, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Pool Party Baker's Twine

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FMS #59: Key to My Heart

This week's brings a super cute sketch from Cindy, which I'm sure you'll love.
I wanted to play around with a few of my retired goodies, including the heart trinket and the You're a Gem stamp set. These little square have all kinds of possibilities. You can dress them up, or go super simple with some pieces of designer paper. Either way, I'm sure you'll have fun with your creation.
Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you check out the other fab samples on the FMS blog. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: You're a Gem
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Real Red, First Edition Specialty dsp, Storytime dsp
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folders, Postage Stamp punch, Small Heart punch, linen thread, Real Red stitched grosgrain ribbon, heart trinket (retired)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FMS #58: When all else fails, eat a cupcake!

Welcome to another fabulous challenge from the Freshly Made Sketches team! This week's sketch was designed by our guest designer, Narelle Farrugia. This is a great way to use some of those little strips of scrap designer paper that you've been saving for *just the right project* - or am I the only one who does that? :)
I had approximately 9.2 minutes to stamp this week, and I knew that I needed something quick and easy. I decided on a pink cupcake because, seriously, can you go wrong with a pink cupcake? I think not.
I pulled the embossed panel from my stash and, as I mentioned before, I pulled the designer papers from my scraps. Throw in a cupcake, a cute little flower and a rhinestone and voila! A sweet little birthday card. Please stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the other lovely works from the rest of the design team - you are sure to be inspired!

Stamps: Easy Events
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Floral District dsp
Ink: Staz-On, Melon Mambo marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, 2 1/2 circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FMS #57 Rich Razzleberry Birthday Wishes

Check out this week's sketch from our guest designer, LeAnne! She calls it her "go to sketch" and I think you'll have fun with it.
I decided to pull out some of my Rich Razzleberry papers that I've been hoarding. I haven't used this color in a while and I wanted to put it to work.
I made that big, bold flower with coffee filters and my Fun Flowers Bigz die. So easy and so fun! I love the fluffy look the flower has. I used four layers of coffee filters to create my flower.

I hope you enjoy this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Make sure to check out the other wonderful works by the rest of the design team and share your creation, too!

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Basic Black, Polka Dot Parade dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Bigz die, coffee filters, Brights Designer Buttons, 1 1/4" scallop punch, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

FMS #56 Summer Starfruit Thank You

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another sketch! This week's sketch comes from Rita Wright.
I went with a tone-on-tone look for this card, using Summer Starfruit as my spotlight color. I paired it with Very Vanilla and River Rock. I really like the soft, elegant look to this card.
I had fun using a Brushed Bronze Designer Button as a way to add a little interest with my bow. I hope you get a chance to play along with this week's sketch. Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches to blog to be inspired and share your creation. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, River Rock
Ink: Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons, linen thread, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Scallop Trim Border punch

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FMS #55 A Little Holiday Cheer

It is really starting to feel like fall around here, which makes me think of Christmas cards! I decided to make a Christmas-themed creation for this week's sketch from Jen Mitchell.
I used my Delightful Decorations set - an oldie, but a goody! :) I paired it with the Be of Good Cheer designer paper and I added that adorable mini jingle bell for a touch of whimsy.
I hope you enjoy today's card. Stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the other fabulous creations from the rest of the design team and share your project, as well. Have a super day!

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Ornament punch, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, linen thread, mini jingle bell (retired)