March 20, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #78

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and I am so happy to be sharing with you today!  Jennifer Mitchell has given us a really great sketch to work with and I think it is just perfect for that spring theme.

I am in Albuquerque while I am writing this post, visiting my nieces who are on spring break at the University of New Mexico.  The daffodils and trees are just blooming here and there is a fresh breeze in the air that can only mean spring is here.  So my card, which I made before I came here, matches my mood perfectly:

I used the Birds & Blooms stamp set from Papertrey Ink which has a gorgeous wreath and can be filled with lots of pretty flowers for any season.  I choose yellow, orange and pink for spring.  Papertrey has come out with a die for the wreath now, but since I didn't have it yet, I fussy cut it.  It was pretty easy to do, but I skipped the inside.  I thought the wreath needed something a bit extra, so I added the pretty blue birds.  I am very happy with how the card turned out.

Here is the awesome sketch from Jen:
Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on Jen's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Stampers' White
Patterned Paper:PTI Blueberry Sky gingham, A Muse Bubblegum and Papaya
Stamps: PTI Birds & Blooms and Egg Hunt
Ink: PTI New Leaf, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Blueberry Sky and True Black
Other: A Muse scallop border die
Size: 4.25' x 5.5"


  1. Oh, Linda! I love the colors in your wreath and the pop of blue with the birdies is so eye-catching! The polka dot and gingham borders are the perfect accessories on you spring card!

  2. Beautiful! Love the wreath and the bright spring look! And lucky you to be somewhere where the sun IS shining!

  3. Such a pretty spring card. I love the polka dots and that wreath!

  4. This is wonderful! I love the peek of blue at the bottom and your cutting on that wreath is amazing!

  5. I CANNOT believe you fussy cut that wreath! Wow! You are one patient lady! Your card is beautiful Linda! Love those sweet little birds! Have fun with your nieces!!!

  6. Just beautiful! I love the colors, and the little blue birds are the perfect finishing touch. Hope you're having a great trip!

  7. I have been afraid to try that set because it looks complicated - but you have used it beautifully!! Your card is most definitely in my inspiration file!!

    1. It's actually very easy, not complicated at all!

  8. That's some serious fussy cutting! But so worth it because this is FANTASTIC! Love the colors and those sweet little birds!

  9. Great wreath, love the added birds. I NEED that sentiment stamp!

  10. This is so gorgeous and clean Linda - love the pretty wreath and all that white!

  11. This is such a sweet card, Linda! I love the colors, the wreath and birds are so pretty, and that is an awesome sentiment. Really beautiful CAS card.



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