It is time for a new Freshly Made Sketches challenge and we have yet another fantastic layout for you to try. Today’s sketch is courtesy of Rita Wright from Rita’s Creations. She is a fabulously talented designer and I am such a fan of her work. When you see her card for this week, you will understand why!!
I got to pull some of my new Sale-a-bration and Occasions Mini items out in earnest yesterday. I had a real day off and the kids were at school. It was so awesome to be able to experiment with some things I have been seeing with the new Framelits. I used a tutorial from Kari Metzger for Making Layered Frames. I went down one size on the frames but otherwise followed her instructions. I love the shadowbox effect! I inked up my flower from Fresh Vintage with Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait and Lucky Limeade being careful to only ink the main flower with my markers. I mimicked the colors in the lovely Everyday Enchantment paper. I added some sponging to everything since the DSP looks sponged. I didn’t want to cross the “clean” part of the rules too far but the card still needed something. Of course a ribbon fixes everything!! I sprayed some Very Vanilla Seam Binding with water and crumpled it up. When it was almost dry I sponged on a little Soft Suede ink to give it a tea stained feel. I have to say that making this card made me really happy! I have missed stamping and am feeling so inspired when I get the time to create! Remember that you can get these Sale-a-bration items free with your orders until March 31st. This is a deal you can’t afford to miss!! Our amazing CEO at Stampin’ Up, Shelli Gardner, is challenging us to use our Sale-a-bration items this month so I am entering this in the So Shelli Challenge too.
In a work update, I am officially “back on the line” at United Airlines. I did my first two trips since last week and have been to New Orleans, Vancouver, Denver, San Diego, San Francisco and Chicago. Some of those were for the night and some were for a few hours. Amazing how much I missed flying across this beautiful country. I have to admit that it is the best office window ever! Don’t forget to peek in the flight deck and ask if Jennifer is flying when you find yourself on a United Airbus!
I’m hoping to be back later this week with a “just because” card. Let’s hope those schedulers don’t need me too much (I’m a “reserve” pilot and my schedule is to be on call). Make sure you go admire the work of the rest of the FMS team. Stunning examples again this week!
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB), Naturals Ivory, Soft Suede; Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede; Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Sponges, Dimensionals