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Freshly Made Sketches #171

Freshly Made Sketches #171 published on 12 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #171

FMS Final 171-001

Don’t you love it when you see a sketch that has a classic feel?  What makes something a classic??  Something that can be used over and over with different looks. And I think we have one for you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  No surprise when you see that it comes from the wonderful Rita Wright.  I just love everything she has been making..so trendy…and this sketch will inspire a busy gallery for sure!

FMS171 - Butterfly Birthday

So I kind of went a different direction than the rest of the team.  Is there such a thing as clean and shabby?  Maybe that is the new CAS, lol!  I got the new stamp set Butterfly Basics and could not wait another minute to ink it up!  I love the pretty images and the fabulous sentiments!  I stamped the honeycomb image twice with Crumb Cake ink and the sewed on some Crumb Cake Seam Binding (scrunched up) and Venetian Lace Trim.  I inked the butterfly in Lost Lagoon.  Don’t you love the lace look of that butterfly??!!  Oh my goodness it is awesome!  I added on a flower from the retired Flower Trim (but there is another version available in the new Occasions Catalog in the Artisan Embellishment Kit).  In the background I splattered on some Crumb Cake ink with a paint brush and added the sentiment.

I had such fun putting this together.  I had another card that I worked on much too long trying to make it fit with the sketch and when I gave in moving on to this stamp set….done in about 30 minutes.  When I went over and saw the cards from the Design Team, I totally fell in love with them all.  Yep…a classic sketch!

So we have had two “snow days” this week and my boys have been home from school (and mom has had limited stamping).  Now snow days is a loose phrase since there is no actually snow left.  We got about 1/2″.  But I think my FMS friend Jen Mitchell got enough for me and the whole team so I’ll not roll my eyes too much.  Still….the boys would have loved a little sledding.  *smile*

Ok, hop right over to see what our amazing team has up for you this week and give a special thanks to Rita for the sketch that will keep on giving.  I’ll be back on Friday with the monthly Fancy Friday hop.  Until then, I hope your week is great!

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Stamps:  Butterfly Basics; Paper:  Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon; Accessories:  Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Venetian Lace Trim, Flower Trim (ret), Sewing Machine

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12 Comments

This is so soft and pretty, Jennifer. I love the detail on that butterfly, and I still have a stash of that flower trim (love it). Sorry it sounds like you had wasted snow days (my kids always say they’re a waste if they don’t get good snow in which to play). But hopefully, your kids got some extra rest and time with mom.

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