April 24, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #83 - Happy Birthday Vicki!

Hello!  Here it is Wednesday already and that means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Today Allisa is our hostess and she brings us a fabulous sketch.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I needed to break out the patterned paper.  And I wanted some really pretty colors because I had a special card to make.

You see, today is Vicki Burdick's birthday!  Vicki (It's a Stamp Thing) is a one of the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge design team members and I was invited to join in on a special birthday celebration for her:

Happy Birthday Vicki!
Have a Fabulous Day!

Gotta love those funky flowers!  And isn't that patterned paper pretty?  Speaking of patterned paper, I have to say that I must be in a pretty paper lull lately.  I recently took a trip to my local scrapbook store and I surprisingly bought only a few new paper collections.  Not like me at all.  Could I have reached my saturation point?  Is it just me or are all the new paper collections looking the same?  Not that I need more paper; I really do need to use up what I have.  So maybe this is a good thing?

Now it's your turn to get creative!  Here is Allisa's fabulous sketch:
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 Allisa's sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Summer Love collection
Stamps: PTI Funky Florals, Turning a New Leaf, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
Ink: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow, True Black
Other: PTI Notched Flowers dies, PTI Summer Sunrise grosgrain ribbon, Kaiser silver rhinestones
Size: 4.24" x 5.5"

April 17, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #82

Hello!  We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today!  Jennifer Brum is our lovely, most talented hostess and I just love her sketch for this week!  With all the Mother's Day cards I saw submitted last week, I figured I need to get in gear and see what I could come up with.  And Jen's sketch was the perfect start!


I used a light gray damask patterned paper to add a touch of understated elegance.  I didn't want it to be the focus of the card.  Then I found the perfect flower in my Daydreamer stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets and now there are matching dies - yay!  Yellow roses are my favorite flower so no hard decision there.  I am happy with how it turned out and I have Jen and her great sketch to thank!
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!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stamper's White
Patterned Paper: PTI Soft Stone Damask
Stamps: Verve Just for You, PTI Daydreamer, A Muse Studio Essential Sentiments
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold, New Leaf, True Black
Other: PTI Daydreamer dies, MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

April 10, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #81

Hello my friends!  It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and today Cindy Hall brings us a really awesome one.  I wanted to do something fun with the sketch and use my new balloon stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.  Birthday card!


Super cute balloons!  I'm struggling with the pearls though; I don't really like them on this card.  What do you think?

Here is Cindy's great sketch:

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 my sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stampers' White
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Snap! Color Vibe collection
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style, MFT Gift Card Greetings
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, True Black
Other: Nestabilities Classic Circle die, PTI Birthday Style balloon die, Kaiser red pearls, Sew Easy Glitter Neutral Snowflake floss
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

April 9, 2013

Waltzingmouse April Christmas Card Challenge

Hello! I am hosting the April Waltzingmouse Christmas Card Challenge.  My challenge for this month is to make Christmas cards using at least one non-holiday stamp. 

I seem to have an obsession with holiday stamps. I have to have them all. And because of that, I believe that I also limit my creativity to those holiday stamps. I don't think outside the box. So I am challenging myself to pull out some of my non-holiday stamp sets and make Christmas cards using at least one non-holiday stamp. That shouldn't be too hard right? Well, it turned out to be a little harder for me this week because we are also in the middle of remodeling our master bedroom and everything in the house seems to be affected, particularly my mojo. 




White is my current fave, so I used it here and I used the pretty border stamp from the French Country stamp set.  It just begs to be colored so I used my Copics to add some holiday colors.  I finished it with a subtle glitter to the colored areas, but it is so subtle that it doesn't show up in the photos.  Too bad because it really is quite pretty.

Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  I always love the awesome inspiration I find at this challenge.  Just upload your creation to the WMSCCC04-2013 gallery.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Stampers' White, Pure Poppy
Stamps: WMS French Country and Very Vintage Christmas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy
Other: Copics, Spica glitter pen
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

April 3, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #80

Hello!  It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches again!  And this week the lovely Linda Callahan is our host.  She has a really great sketch so I pulled out my basket of stamp sets that are new to see what I could use.  I thought the Bright Idea stamp set from Technique Tuesday was just perfect.  Here is what I came up with:


What a fun stamp set!  Very cute images and great sentiments!  And here is Linda's great sketch that brought it all together:
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 my sketch!   

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Details:
Cardstock: PTI Soft Stone, Stampers' White
Stamps: Technique Tuesday Bright Idea
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Copics, PTI Hawaiian Shores bitty dot ribbon
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

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