February 27, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #75

Happy Wednesday!  I just can't believe how time is flying by.  It's already time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches!  Today's sketch is bittersweet for me.  Our beautiful talented Tui Nathan created this sketch and this will be her last week as a member of the Clean Team.  I will certainly miss her wonderful sketches and cards.

When I saw Tui's sketch, I just knew I had to use my new burlap.  I've seen others use it and I love the texture it adds.  So I pulled out my roll, snipped off a strip and used it here:


My October Afternoon Farm Girl collection was still out on my desk and I thought the burlap would work perfectly with the card for a country feel.  I'm iffy about how it turned out but I do like the burlap.  Hmmm ... now I'm thinking about using it with dies.

Here is Tui's wonderful sketch:


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

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Farm Girl collection
Stamps: PTI On the Farm
Ink: PTI True Black
Other: PTI burlap, October Afternoon Farm Girl chipboard button, The Twinery Caribbean baker's twine, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

February 20, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #74

Happy Wednesday!  Time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week's sketch is hosted by Allisa Chilton.  And I love it!

I was recently doing some reorganizing in my craft room and found my October Afternoon Farm Girl paper and embellishments.  So cute!  I just had to sit down and play with it.  The colors are so bright and cheery.  And when I saw the cute little farm girl and friend banner, I decided to use Allisa's sketch and make a quick card.


Here is Allisa's sketch:

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Farm Girl collection
Other: October Afternoon Farm Girl Chip 'n Stick, Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles die
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

February 15, 2013

Valentine Treats and Teacher Valentine Card

I have one last Valentine post.  I was commissioned by one of my work colleagues to make Valentine treats for his daughters' classes and cards for their teachers.  I recently got a square pillow box die from My Favorite Things and when I saw how cute the little boxes were, I knew it would be perfect for making these treats:


A Muse Studio has this pretty patterned paper called Sweetheart and Heartbreaker that is perfect for pillow boxes - it's a good sturdy weight.  These were so quick and easy to put together!  Each one contains a mini M&M package.


And I also made each teacher a clean and simple Valentine card.  Love how these turned out - and easy too which was good since I had to make five of them.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:

Valentine Treats
Cardstock: A Muse Sugar, Bubblegum and Cherry
Patterned Paper: A Muse Sweetheart and Heartbreaker assortment
Stamps: PTI Tremendous Treats
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Pink and True Black
Other: MFT Square Pillow Box die, EK Success large heart punch

Teacher Valentine card
Cardstock: PTI Stampers White
Patterned Paper: A Muse Bubblegum petite polka dot
Stamps: PTI Fruit Fusion: Apple
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, Hibiscus Pink and True Black, Memento Rich Cocoa and Bamboo Leaves markers
Other: PTI Fruit Fusion: Apple die, EK Success large heart punch
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Have a beautiful Valentine's Day my crafty friends!



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stampers White
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, PTI Hibiscus Pink, Pure Poppy and True Black
Other: EK Success heart punch

February 13, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #73

Hello!  Time for a new Freshly Made Sketch!  Jennifer Brum hosts today and brings us a fun new sketch.  I've just been having so much fun making Valentine cards and I have another one today:


I recently got a free set of polka dot notecards in my latest order from A Muse Studio.  This order also included a package of pretty little doilies.  So when I saw Jen's sketch, hello!  I grabbed two of the notecards, two doilies and made a pair of matching Valentine cards.  I love it when a card comes together so easy!

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: A Muse Vintage Cream, PTI Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: A Muse Studio Cherry Polka Dot notecard set, A Muse French Roast woodgrain
Stamps: A Muse Love is in the Air
Ink: ColorBox Espresso
Other: A Muse 3.5" paper doilies, The Twinery Cappuccino baker's twine, PTI Dark Chocolate buttons
Size: 4.25" x 4.25"

February 10, 2013

February Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge

Hello!  It's time for the February Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge!  This month's challenge comes from Lynn Mercurio of Stamperosity:  Add a heart or two to your Christmas card.

What a great challenge!  It is the month of love after all so I have hearts laying all over my desk right now.  And I just happen to have a new stamp set from Waltzingmouse that I was anxious to ink up.  This is what I came up with:
I feel like I've rediscovered embossing folders lately.  I can't resist using them - I do go through these phases with my toys.  Embossing folders are such a great way to dress up plain card stock.  I kept the card pretty simple.  I did add the big bling heart but I will probably take it off and stamp a small heart instead, making it a very mailable card.  I can easily make multiples of this card - awesome!

Remember, if you love Christmas and Waltzingmouse stamps like I do, you need to join us every month!  It's a great way to get a head start on making your Christmas cards!

A new challenge will be issued on the 10th of each month in the Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenges Forum.  If you're not already a forum member, it's easy and free to sign up.  The guidelines are also posted in the forum - right here.

I hope you join us!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Kraft, and Pinefeather
Stamps: WMS My Heart and Seasons of Love
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy and Pinefeather
Other: Jo-Ann's Holiday inspirations ribbon, SU woodgrain embossing folder, Cuttlebug Mistletoe embossing folder
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"

February 6, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #72

Hello!  It's time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Today's sketch is brought to you by Cindy Hall and what a great sketch it is!  So versatile!  I'm still in a Valentine mood so I've got another Valentine card today:


I decided to go all sweet with pink and flowers this time.  When I saw this gorgeous paper from Echo Park, I knew I had to pair it with Papertrey Ink's With All My Heart stamp set.  So pretty!

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White and New Leaf
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Love Story collection
Stamps: PTI With All My Heart and Heart Prints
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Pink, Pure Poppy, New Leaf and True Black
Other: PTI Limitless Layers Hearts dies, PTI New Leaf polka dot satin ribbon
Size: 5.25" x 5.25"

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