Wednesday, August 29, 2012

FMS #50 - Daydream Medallions Take 2

I'm back with another fabulous Freshly Made Sketch! This week's sketch comes from Lesley and I know you'll have fun with it.
I decided to use the Daydream Medallions set once again - it's just so pretty!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enjoy the other works of inspiration at the FMS blog - you won't be disappointed!

Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Blessings from Heaven
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, First Edition Specialty dsp, Natural Composition Specialty dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Floral Frames Framelits, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Neutrals Designer Buttons

Monday, August 27, 2012

Daydream Medallions

I had a chance to do a little stamping yesterday and I pulled out some of the new sets that I haven't had time to ink up. I've been itching to play with my Daydream Medallions set and the coordinating Floral Frames Framelits. I put together this vintage beauty.
I had so much fun making this shabby-chic card. I hope you enjoy it and have a super Monday!

Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Blessings from Heaven
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition Specialty
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon, linen thread

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FMS #49 - When You Wish Upon a Star

It hit me the other day that it is almost the end of August - can you believe it?!? Less than two weeks to go and the kiddos will be back in school and we'll be running around to a new routine. This fall also brings a change for me - I'm going back to work. I'm actually pretty excited - I get to work with 3- and 4-year-olds while teaching them early literacy, math, science and writing concepts all under the guise of playing. :) Teaching preschool will be so much fun, but I know that those little bundles of energy are going to wear me out! I'm not really sure what all this will mean for my stamping life, but I plan to take it one day at a time and have as much fun as possible. I think that is an attitude that will serve me well in the next few months, which I'm sure will be very busy. That's enough rambling for today, let's get on to this week's sketch!

Jen Mitchell has put together another fabulous sketch for us this week. So many possibilities with this little beauty - what will you create with it?

I wanted to make something with stars and this is what I came up with:
I kept it super clean and simple, and these colors are perfect for a guy's birthday card, but it could also work for a child. Change up the colors to pink, purple and silver and you have a sweet card for little girl. Check out the other design team creations at the Freshly Made Sketches blog. I hope you get a chance to share your design as well. Happy stamping!

Stamps: Sweet Essentials
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron embossing folder, Midnight Muse ribbon, star punches (retired), paper-piercing tool, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FMS #48 Up & Away

This week we have another fun sketch from Tui!
I flipped the sketch around and used the You're Amazing set and Summer Smooches dsp. I love the whimsical feel to this card!
Check out the other gorgeous creations from the rest of the design team at Freshly Made Sketches. See you soon!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

FMS #47

Check out this super fun sketch from Jennifer T.!
I can't get enough of this Wonderfall set - I just love it! I think I am ready for some fall-like weather. :)
Thanks for stopping by. Stop over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog to share your creation with this week's sketch.

Stamps: Wonderfall
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Orchard Harvest dsp
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, Autumn Accents die, Brushed Bronze designer button, linen thread

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FMS #46: Evergreen

Happy Wednesday! The Holiday Mini is finally here, so I thought I would work this week's sketch with one of the new Christmas sets, Evergreen.
Love, love, LOVE this new set! The images are simple and elegant and will make some classy Christmas cards. Here I stamped the solid tree image with Midnight Muse and then stamped the outline image with Platinum Shimmer Paint. It looks so shiny and pretty - I don't think the picture really does it justice.
I finished the card off with some Silver Glimmer Paper and an embossed panel using the new Lacy Brocade embossing folder. I hope you get a chance to stop over at the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the other lovely works of inspiration from our design team members. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Evergreen, Greetings of the Season
Paper: Midnight Muse, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Silver Shimmer Paper
Ink: Midnight Muse, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Big Shot, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, heat tool, silver embossing powder