It is official. I have entered the spring crazy season. Otherwise known in my house as soccer-palooza! Both boys play soccer and my older one also made his middle school team. My feet hurt just watching them. *smile* Two days a week, the older one has both a school practice and a travel team practice and then there are the days that he has a school team game and then a practice. But they are outside and happy and THAT is a good thing! I am recovering from the two weeks of spring break and catching up on some things too. My yard got the first mowing of the year and I am tending to the plants and even planting some new stuff. Spring is awesome! What else is awesome??!!! Ok, you know the answer because it is Wednesday. Yes, Freshly Made Sketches is awesome!!! I just love my friends on the design team and I can’t wait to see what they make each week. This week is going to make you happy. REALLY happy! My friend Rita Wright is the hostess this week and her sketch nearly made me giddy. This is one you’ll go back to again and again.
I have a local friend who has had a rough month or so. She is such a tough person but even tough has a breaking point. We were talking about stamping together because she needed some extra sympathy cards (hers have been used up…yep, rough month) but then more stuff just got in the way. So instead I thought it might be good to make a couple for her to have on hand. Because these are something you don’t want to make when you need them. I just knew Rita’s sketch was a perfect place to start and this came together quickly. I pulled out some hostess sets (one from this year and one from last) and stamped this clean image. The flower from Bloom with Hope is so pretty and just the right size for this image panel. The sentiment is from Simply Sketched. I stamped in Early Espresso and colored with my Blendabilities (Soft Sky, Old Olive). I cut the layers with my Simply Stitched dies (SSS). Finally a few pearls to finish. Clean but perfect for anyone who needs to know you are thinking of them. I had a few other cards already made and I just sent them over. I’m praying she just doesn’t need them.
So it hit me (as it does every now and then) that for all the cards I make, I’m just awful about putting them in the mail. I am going to make an effort over the next few weeks to simply “clean out” the stash and get them off in the mail. Maybe you’ll consider joining me. It will brighten someone’s day for sure!!
Ok…off you go for the weekly dose of FMS inspiration. You know you won’t be disappointed!! I hope that your week is fantastic and I’ll see you soon. Thanks for stopping in!
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Stamp: Bloom with Hope, Simply Sketches; Paper: Very Vanilla; Ink: Early Espresso, Blendabilities; Accessories: Big Shot, SSS Stitched Rectangles, Dimensionals, Basic Pearls