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Freshly Made Sketches #44

Freshly Made Sketches #44 published on 6 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #44

Today is the day!!!!  I am at Convention and today is check-in day!!  Yippee!  I have been looking so forward to this and I can hardly believe it is finally here.  It is also Freshly Made Sketches day and Jen Mitchell has brought us a cool layout!  At first I wasn’t so sure I would like it but my card came together so easily.  Frankly a miracle given the clutter in my brain leading up to Convention.

First the details on the card, then how I came to this design.  I started with a Crumb Cake base and using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool, placed two scored lines 3/4″ apart.  I added a little Crumb Cake layer between the two scored lines and wrapped black embroidery thread around the panel.  This allows you to have the one layer card look and not see the thread when the card is opened.  I punched 8 circles — 4 with my 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and 4 with my 2-1/2″ Circle Punch — out of First Edition DSP.  On the larger circles I made sure to find some line art so that it would show in the flower.  I took each circle and folded it in quarters then glued them to a 1″ circle base using Crystal Effects as the glue.  The Crystal Effects holds really well and I only had to glue the corners that came together.  This allows for the quartered circles to raise up a bit and give texture.  I added a couple of Cherry Cobbler buttons to the centers.  The smaller flower is popped up on a Dimensional to allow it to layer properly.  The sentiment comes from my new favorite set from the catalog.  I know, I know….really??  Your favorite set is a WORD SET???  Well, a good word set is like a great pair of shoes.  It makes everything look better!  This is one of those sets that has three always needed sentiments and is just the right size.

Now, I was a little worried about getting this card done last weekend.  I am on reserve (on call) with United this month and I got called to go out on a one-day trip Sunday.  I had a REALLY early departure out of Baltimore which is a pretty good distance from my house.  I flew to Chicago and then had to ride back to Washington Dulles and be taken back to my car in Baltimore.  Yes, this is what the schedulers do to make sure those flights go out on time.  Well, I was sitting in the back of the plane on the ride back to Dulles and was next to a man in khaki pants reading a newspaper.  I had the sketch with me and was trying to come up with a plan so I could make the card right when I got home.  The light bulb came on with the newsprint and the khaki pants.  I had wanted to make these flowers but then I knew what colors and paper to use.  The card came together so fast when I got home.  I love it when that happens!  So now you know how I spend layover times and “deadhead” (riding in the back) time…planning the next card.

Ok, enough chatter.  Make sure you go check out the cool cards from the rest of the team. Works of art as usual!!  I’ll be back tomorrow with one of my swap cards from Convention!  I am pre-scheduling my posts but will update with current information if  I can.

I am entering this in the So Shelli Creative Challenge for this month, the New to You Challenge.  She wants us to focus on our new favorite stamp set and I thought this was the perfect card to share why I love Just For You!

Stamp:  Just For You; Paper:  First Edition DSP, Crumb Cake; Ink:  Stazon Black; Accessories:  Circle Punches (1″, 1-3/4″, 2-1/2″), Regals Buttons, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Crystal Effects, Thread


I don’t think I’ve ever seen flowers like this, but they’re very cool. I’m filing this away for future use! I really enjoyed hearing about the creative process behind this card – it’s so cool that inspiration comes when you least expect it!

I try to get some “deadhead” time in my office but someone always comes in and spoils it for me 🙁

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