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Freshly Made Sketches #183

Freshly Made Sketches #183 published on 8 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #183

Wow, oh wow….we really did break the internet yesterday with the release of Stampin’ Up’s Retirement List.  The site was overwhelmed with orders and was even down for a while.  I suspect things have calmed down a bit today so if you weren’t quite ready to jump into the fray, it should be safe today.  *smile*

Our sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week comes from my friend Linda Callahan.  She always seems to come up with just what I need to prod my mojo along!  Since I had seen a preview of the retiring items on Monday when the Australian retirement list came out, I pulled out one of my favorite sets from the list to show you.

FMS183 - Hi (and goodbye)

First of all, I’m channeling a little bit of my friend Amy O’Neill here, don’t you think?!  These seem like her kind of colors!!  I can safely say that I’m using her kind of stamp set because she is the one who “made” me buy it.  Regarding Dahlias is a set that is never, ever the wrong choice.  I resisted it at first but after seeing all the amazing cards Amy was making with it after it was released, I just had to have it.  One of my best purchases!!  My FMS friends are all well known enablers but I have to really thank Amy on this one!!  Almost everything on this card will be retiring.  The Epic Day Washi Tape along the bottom is on the list (and isn’t Washi perfect for the sketch?!).  The stamp set, of course, and the Basic Gray Baker’s Twine along with the Coastal Cabana (an In Color) base and the Basic Gray Ink Pad (which I used for the sentiment).  Now they are reformulating the Basic Gray and the Basic Black so never to fear.  They aren’t REALLY gone.  I used Calypso Coral ink for the flower and a button in the same color.  Those are staying.  Whew!

FMS Final 183-001You are going to have a blast with the sketch this week.  I predict a gigantic gallery!!  The team has done their usual brilliant work.  Watch out for them… are sure to be enabled!!

I’ll be back on Friday with this month’s edition of the Fancy Friday Blog Hop.  My fancy friends and I have a real treat planned for you!  I hope you are having a wonderful week and I can’t wait to see you Friday.  Until then, thanks for stopping in!
SOTF - April Sneak Peek

I’m so excited to share my new edition of Stamps on the Fly!  You all know how much I love working with sketches and I thought it would be fun to share that with you.  I have a brand new page up telling you all the details including the links on how to get these PDF tutorials for FREE!

Available for international customers and demonstrators too!  Just click below for all the details!

Stamps on the Fly – April Sketch Edition

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Stamp:  Regarding Dahlias; Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Gray; Ink:  Calypso Coral, Basic Gray; Accessories:  Epic Day Washi Tape, Subtles Button, Basic Gray Baker’s Twine

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Ha! We are quite good at enabling each other, aren’t we? This is definitely my kind of card — I love everything about it. I just wish I had made it! I definitely see a CASE coming on. I think this is the stamp set that surprised and saddened me most to see on the list. It is such a great set.

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