Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Thinking of You......FMS574


I don't know why I waited so long to order this split die from Stampin' Up! I love how it looks! It arrived last week just in time for Jen Brum's slanted sketch.  I just had to use my new die so I took a bit of liberty with the sketch - artistic license shall we say!  Our sketches are meant to inspire you to get crafty so that may mean you have to put a bit of your own spin on them.  I am amazed every week how our gallery is full of original creations that all started from the same basic design.  So yes right now I am thinking of YOU and what you will be creating this week!

Jen Brum has put a slant on her fun sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets: Couture Design (The Ton), Hello Beautiful (SU)
Ink: Orchid Oasis, Soft Succulent
Paper: Basic White, Fancy Flora DSP
Split Card Textures Die (SU)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Floral Row.....FMS573


We have had some strangely warm weather for the middle of February which may have inspired me to break out these flowers.  Mid-fifties in February is definitely not the norm for upstate New York!  I used my score board to mark off a row of rectangles and then filled the boxes with blooms.  There will probably be snowflakes on my card next week as our weather returns to normal! 

Kim's sketch has so many possibilities! I don't think she will mind that I lowered the sentiment because of the blooms! Have fun with her sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: Hello Bloom (

Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue Textured DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Sweet Citrus....FMS572


Strange how you get a card design in your head and when you start things can take a turn!  I knew I wanted to use the new Sweet Citrus set and thought a simple sketch with two circles would be perfect.  I also wanted a soft yellow or blue backdrop so I started sifting through my basket of designer paper.  But when I got to this black and gray check I know I had found my background!  And somehow that reminded me of a diner so I used a brick embossing folder to complete the look.  Cards sometimes seem to just create themselves!

It is my turn to host this week at Freshly Made Sketches - always a fun week seeing what everyone creates with my sketch!  Hope you join us!

Stamp Sets: Sweet Citrus, Sweet Smiles (lawn Fawn)

Paper: Basic White, Ready to Ride DSP

Ink: Memento Black, Just Jade, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Sending Love....FMS571


I used blender brushes to create a simple shaded panel to use as the backdrop for my Valentine mailbox.  We all should have pink mailboxes on Valentine's Day!  The beautiful DSP added a colorful splash of flowers.......always welcome on Valentine's Day!

I created a mini slimline card (base is 5 3/4 by 3 1/4) using Jen Mitchell's wide open sketch this week!  Have fun with it at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Sets: Mailbox of Love (Colorado Craft Co), Love Garden Greetings (SSS), Get Grounded (Ink Blot Shop)

Ink: Memento Black, Copics, Distress

Paper: Sweet Sorbet, Country Floral Lane DSP