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Freshly Made Sketches #184

Freshly Made Sketches #184 published on 10 Comments on Freshly Made Sketches #184

Such a great day here in Northern Virginia!!  We are finally having real live beautiful spring weather (complete with the requisite pollen, of course).  I was out planting flowers and some herbs yesterday!  So wonderful!  All my outside time, and the continuing soccer-palooza, has cut into my crafting time.  Thank goodness for Freshly Made Sketches to keep me on track!  My friend Kim is sending us “over the edge” this week with her sketch.  Perfect for how I’m feeling with our family schedule this week!!  *smile*

FMS184 - Be You(tiful)Kim’s sketch is so smart and fun.  She has an element hanging over the edge of the card.  Just narrow your base to accommodate how much the element goes over.  That keeps it able to be mailed easily.  I made my card base 5-1/2″ x 4″ (once folded).  Now….I need a moment of silence for the retiring Naturals Ivory Card Stock.  This has been a favorite of mine for, well, forever.  I love the little speckles and I especially love it in the fall.  I love how it takes ink just a little differently than the smooth card stocks which adds to a vintage look with no actual work.  I stamped the border from Butterfly Basics twice in Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped the big flower from Flower Patch in Crumb Cake and the smaller one in Pool Party and fussy cut them out.  There are framelits but I didn’t want the borders on this.  The sentiment is from Flower Patch too and I love this one!!!  A Basic Gold Button tied with Linen Thread to finish.

I hope you are having a lovely week too.  Don’t forget that the Retirement List (and sale) is still on and you can see what is still available at my Online Store.  I’m excited to be learning more about the new catalog as the Convention in Australia gets underway tomorrow (stalk the demos from down under to see the exciting developments…I will be….).  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  See you soon!


SOTF - April Sneak Peek

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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:  Butterfly Basics, Flower Patch; Paper:  Naturals Ivory; Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party; Accessories:  Basic Gold Button, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

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LOVE the rustic look of the Crumb Cake and Ivory with the hint of Pool Party. And it’s so funny you should use Flower Patch. As I was browsing the retiring list, I kept thinking that what I wanted most wasn’t retiring – so I should save my money. Can you believe that I still don’t have Flower Patch? It was one of my favorites and it still hasn’t found a home in my stash. I have so many bright cards bookmarked – and now that I see your simple, rustic look – I love it even more!

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