Wednesday, July 25, 2012

FMS #45 - Wonderfall

Check out this week's sketch!
I am LOVING this new set (Wonderfall) from the Holiday Mini. I can't wait to play with it some more.
Visit the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see some wonderful inspiration from the design team. Have a super day!

Stamps: Wonderfall, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Orchard Harvest dsp
Ink: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Autumn Accents die, linen thread, Brushed Bronze designer buttons

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

FMS #44: By the Seashore

Happy Wednesday! We have a new sketch to tickle your card-making fancy. This week's sketch comes from Jen M. - be sure to check out all of the fabulous inspiration from the other members of the Freshly Made Sketches design team.
I went ultra clean with this week's card. I love the neutral tone paired with the seashell images in this set (By the Seashore).
I think this would make a lovely sympathy card, too. I hope you get a chance to give this week's sketch a try - make sure to share your work at the FMS blog. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: By the Seashore, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Friday, July 13, 2012

Blooming with Kindness

How 'bout a lovely card to kick-start your Friday? This is one of the cards we'll be making at my stamp-a-stack today, using the set Blooming with Kindness.
This. Set. Is. GORGEOUS. There, I said it. :) This is definitely one of my favorites new sets from the catalog. I especially love how it looks with these warm colors. Have a great weekend!

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, First Edition Specialty dsp
Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

FMS #43: Moving Forward

I think the title of today's post perfectly sums up my life this summer: moving forward! I feel like we are constantly on the go, with fun summer activities, swimming lessons, gymnastics, soccer, family trips and I'm training for a half marathon. Whew! It's a busy time in our house, and not much stamping has been getting done. I'm so glad that I have these sketches to look forward to each week - they give me a reason to dust off my stamps and do something just for me.

I love this week's sketch from Tui - a perfect way to show off some of your favorite designer papers. Stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog for some more fantastic inspiration from the other design team member.
As I mentioned, I used the set Moving Forward for today's card. This is such an adorable set and it is this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities set - when you purchase it, SU! will donate $3 to RMHC.
Do you see those little mini brads in the centers of the tires? So cute! :) Thanks for stopping by today - I'm off and running again. 'Bye for now!

: Moving Forward
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, International Bizarre, Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron embossing folder, mini silver brads, Daffodil Delight stitched grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FMS #42: Papillon Potpourri

Happy Indedpendence Day to all of you in the U.S.A! We have another great Freshly Made Sketch for you this week.

I decided to try out my new Papillon Potpourri set along with the coordinating punch and the International Bazaar dsp. I love these colors together! Stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog and play along - I'd love to see your creations.

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Lacy and Lovely
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, International Bazarr
Ink: Pacific Point, Pool Party
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Elegant Butterfly punch, Basic Rhinestones