Wednesday, September 26, 2012

FMS #54 Butterfly Memories

Greetings and happy Wednesday to you! How about a great sketch to start off your day?
This week's sketch comes from the talented Jen T. I changed my card up just a bit from the sketch, but still followed the basic lines. I wanted to make a sympathy card to send to a friend and I pulled out my Blessings from Heaven and Papillon Potpourri sets.
I was inspired by a color challenge from the Fab Friday blog. These colors are so serene and work perfectly for a sympathy or thinking of you card.
I wanted to keep my butterflies muted, but I decided to add a few delicate Basic Pearls to add some dimension. I also pulled out some of my retired Whisper White satin ribbon, which gave this card just the right touch of understated elegance.

Stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to be inpsired by the rest of the design team and to share your creation. 'Bye for now!

Paper: Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Blessings from Heaven
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Finishing Touches edgelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Basic Pearls, Whisper White satin ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

FMS #53 Happy Hello

I love this week's sketch from Tui! This is such a fun way to use up some scraps you have laying on your desk.
I decided to use some designer paper (from International Bizarre) along with some ribbon for all of those strips behind my sentiment panel. I had so much fun picking out these colors. I was looking for something bright, happy and warm.
I wanted to add a little pop of color, so I created a little flower embellishment using my Floral Frames Framelits and an In Color Dahlia. I also added a little paper piercing using my Stampin' Pierce Mat and Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack - so easy and it added just the right touch.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the other wonderful creations from the design team. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Lacy & Lovely
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, International Bizarre dsp
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Floral Frames Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Boho Blossoms punch, In Color Dahlias, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Denim Jean Ribbon

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FMS #52 Pick a Sketch!

Happy one year anniversary to Freshly Made Sketches! This week we've cooked up something special.
It was really hard to pick a sketch - there have been SO many great sketches over the past year. I decided to go with sketch #9:
I created this classy Christmas card, featuring the Snow Flurry Bigz Die.
I just had to use one of those gorgeous Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. I also gave my snowflakes some extra sparkle by applying a layer of Dazzling Details to each snowflake. I hope you get a chance to join in the anniversary fun! Stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see which sketch the other DT members chose. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Greetings of the Season
Paper: Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Shimmery White
Ink: Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Argyle Folder, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls, Whisper White taffeta ribbon

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FMS #51 - Beautiful Butterflies

Happy September! School has started and we're beginning to adjust to our new schedule. The kids both had a great first day at school and I was able to get a handle on some things here at home - yeah! :) As for stamping, I whipped up a card for this week's sketch.
I decided to pull out my much-neglected Beautiful Butterflies die and I put together a happy, cheery card that I hope will make you smile.
I am in love with these Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. They are so elegant and add that special touch these butterflies were calling for. This is such a great sketch from Cindy Hall - I hope you get a chance to play along. Stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out all of the great inspiration from the rest of the design team Have a super day!

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, So Saffron, Floral District dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die, Finishing Touch Edgelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Jewelry Tag punch, Vintage Trinkets, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, linen thread