Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Going for the Gold.......FMS201

Turning that calendar page to September made me think about the holidays - time to start the Christmas cards!  I decided to go glam with my first card of the 2015 season! Winter Wonderland Vellum just shines with its golden design! The bough image from Wonderland is embossed and flipped for fun. A tiny star from Holly Jolly Greetings tops the pinecone. Gold cord, a gold button and a gold embossed sentiment from Happy Scenes completes the look!

But in the meantime we are holding on to the last golden days of summer!  Here are the two youngest members of our family saying hello at the beach yesterday! According to Emma......"Corduroy is my best friend"..........

Emma - Age 3
Corduroy - Age 3 months

Ourr talented team member Amy has a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dance, Dance, Dance.....FMS201

The perfect birthday card for a soon to be three year old who just signed up for dance lessons this fall! Emma was helping my daughter answer the questions on the sign up sheet and was asked where she lived.  Her response: "I live in a party!" She sure does!  She can Shake it Off like Taylor Swift and loves to shout - "Hey Amma.....Watch me whip, watch me nae nae!"  Yes I had to google that on YouTube's not as bad as it sounds!

It's been quite the party at Freshly Made Sketches as well this past week! The gallery was fabulous and there are over 400 amazing inspirational cards there!  Our terrific sponsors handed out wonderful prizes!  Now we are headed for 300!

Our talented team member Narelle is known for her beautifully layered cards.  Her sketch this week gives us a chance to layer up! I used the set Talented Trio to create the dance studio look on my card! Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!


Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Fall Preview......PPA264

There's the slightest hint of fall in the air which inspired me to break out Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss for this "slightest hint of fall" card.  The new set Lighthearted Leaves has images that work well for this time of year! I am a four seasons gal through and through and always look forward to a change in the seasons.  We went blueberry picking here the other day and walked back past the orchard checking out all the green apples......can't wait for those first crunchy Macs!

So while I wait for those Macs to ripen there is plenty of time to craft!  Hope you join us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Celebrating 200! FMS200


Who knew turning 200 could be such fun?  200 sketches that is! Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating in a big way!  We have an amazing list of sponsors who have donated prizes to hand out to lucky members of our gallery! Design team members from many stamp companies have already posted to our gallery so there is lots of inspiration for you this week! I have been so fortunate to be part of this amazing design team since Lesley Croghan created it.....200 sketches ago!

Our sketch is wide open this week making it super easy for everyone to play along! I flipped it putting the bigger rectangle on top.  I used the new SU set Among the Branches and the sky line from Calling All Heroes.  The bats and sentiment are from last year's wonderful set Holiday Home.


I do hope you will join in the fun this week!  You just might win a prize from one of our terrific sponsors!  

And just in case you were wondering the "Girl Flower" did a great job at the wedding!

That was a mighty long walk across the veranda for a not yet three year old!