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Freshly Made Sketches #165

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Ready for a fresh new sketch?  Well, Freshly Made Sketches has just the thing for you!!  Our hostess this week is Cindy Lovell.  She always has a modern take on her cards and they are fantastic!  Make sure you go over to see her work!

FMS165 - Happy Christmas

I had a class this last weekend for my local stampers creating cards with the Watercolor Winter Card Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  I had so much fun and the cards from this kit are amazing.  Well, I think sometimes I should have a special stamp that says “does not follow simple directions well” because I started making changes to the kit using all the elements.  For the record, I DID make a few following the designs from the kit because they really are great.  But when I saw Cindy’s sketch, I had a natural modification.  I took the white card base from the kit and attached the snowflake.  This “happy” is SOOOOO pretty and sparkly and all I had to do was punch it out of the paper full of other great words!  The “Christmas” is from a retired set and I stamped using Gold Encore and embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I confess that I hoard stamp sets with Christmas sentiments for just this reason.  I mix and match every year!  I love this block font with the script cut out.  I added on a few gold sequins to help match the sketch.

Watercolor Winter Variation

The day after the class, my mom was finishing up her cards (with 20 cards, it was a lot to finish in three hours).  While she was busily stamping, I worked on my FMS card…and then I kept going.  I created another card in almost the same way.  I trimmed the edge off the snowflake and used the same sentiment combination for another clean and very mailable card.  All I can say is that this kit was an excellent purchase!  For those who love  cute and “Pin-able” cards, this kit will make you look like you spent hours designing.  For those like me who don’t follow directions well, there are lots of fun elements to mix and match.

My mom is leaving today and we had such a fun time with her.  I plan to head back to the stamp room this week and hope to have a few things to share with you soon.  I think my mojo took a bit of a vacation too and I like to see it again!  If you know where it went, please send it home!  *smile* I hope that you are having a great week.  Thanks so much for stopping in.  See you soon!

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Stamp:  A Banner Christmas; ; Ink:  Gold Encore; Accessories:  Watercolor Winter Card Kit, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Glue Dots

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