Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Let's Talk About Amy....FMS605


Autumn Leaves is a wonderful set full of leaves and sentiments and interesting dies.  There is so much you can do with it but I took the clean and simple path and started with some dies, the new Copper Clay color and beautiful foil DSP -  whose shine gets lost in the picture taking!

And now you may be who is Amy??  Amy Koenders is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator who used to live in the Atlanta area.  Brian King - also from Atlanta -  would host an amazing stamping event every year and I would fly down from NY to join in.  It was always great fun and I got to meet so many wonderful card Amy!  Amy hit a million dollars in sales a while back and got to work with SU! designers to develop a stamp set in recognition of her achievement.  Autumn Leaves is that set - definitely a keeper!

Endless possibilities with Karren's great sketch this week!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamp Set: Autumn Leaves (SU!)
Paper: Copper Clay, Basic White, Tartan Foil DSP
Ink: Early Espresso

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Best Friends....FMS604


Miss Emma is stenciling every time she comes into my craft room these days so I thought it was time for me to join her. The Simplest Gestures set from Pinkfresh has endless design possibilities. I stamped and embossed a floral image and then used coordinating stencils to shade in the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is from a different Pinkfresh set called In My Heart. The perfect card for a good friend!

Cecile's sketch this week captures her sweet artsy style perfectly!  Hope you join us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps Sets: The Simplest Gestures and In My Heart (Pinkfresh)
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Clair, Distress
Paper: Basic White

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Yo Ho Ho - FMS603


It's been  busy couple of weeks here in the craft room getting ready for Emma's birthday party!  Her mother goes all out with party theme decorations - I am a fringe player and just follow orders! This year's theme was Pirates of the Caribbean. My first assignment was invites.  I cased Heidi Collins' delightful card using the set On the Ocean.

Next up  - tags for the goodie bags!

  As long as I had that set out I used it for this week's card!

The party was a big success. The Captain greeted guests 

and the rest of the crew assembled quickly!

Pirates of the Caribbean was shown on the outdoor screen while the crew feasted.

So much fun..........

Jen Brum has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you have some fun and join us!

Stamp Set: Bag of Bones
Paper: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Basic White
Ink: Memento Black

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Sunflower Season - FMS602


The calendar says September but the temperature was 90 today - yeow - way too hot for me!  I won't complain though because so many of you have had 90's for days on end.  We have only three days of it predicted then back to our nice fall temps!  Sweet corn season is ending, the sunflowers are out and there are apples and pumpkins ready for picking!  Fall is the best! 


Emma and Will head back to school tomorrow but we managed to sneak in a quick trip to a local farm for a photo shoot in the sunflower field.

They disappeared into this field of flowers with the photographer like Field of Dreams - we await the proofs!

Meanwhile we await your creations here at Freshly Made Sketches!  Hope you have fun with Kim's sweet sketch!

Stamps: Rustic Crate
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Basic White, Pecan Pie, Glorious Gingham DSP, Inked Botanicals DSP