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Freshly Made Sketches #141

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I’m a little late on my post today….sorry about that.  First official day of summer break for the boys and we are getting our swim practice routine down.  The talented and oh so sweet Cindy Hall has a great sketch for you this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Look at all the possibilities!

FMS141 - Fabulous FlowersI went with a flowery, summer take on the sketch.  All the work is done by the new Flowerpot DSP!  This sketch is great for DSP’s, don’t you think?  The prints are the front and back sides of one design so easy enough to keep the pieces the right sizes.  I added on a button tied with new Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine and added a sentiment from Fabulous Four.

Sorry for the quick post…just trying to get caught up today.  You know how it goes.  The whole team has created a marvelous variety that will get your creativity going.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Hope your day is awesome.  See you soon!!

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Stamp:  Fabulous Four; Paper:  Flowerpot DSP, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy; Ink:  Night of Navy; Accessories:  Regals Button, Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

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Artisan Wednesday Wow – No Line Floral

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Welcome to our third June Artisan Wednesday Wow hop! We are continuing with ideas with products from the new catalog for you this month and are so excited to share! If you just came over from the amazing Jeanna, welcome to the next stop. If you are starting here, just continue around using the next buttons until you get back to me.

AWW Jun - Floral Piercing

For today’s card I really wanted to show off this beautiful new color, Lost Lagoon.  If you have been with me for a while, you know that I loved, seriously loved, the retired color Baja Breeze.  To me, Lost Lagoon is an updated and richer version of that color.  So yeah, I like it a lot.  It is particularly pretty with yellows.  So that was where I started.  A saw a cool tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers for no-line piercing a while ago.  It was stored in my “to-do” list until I got this great Forever Florals stamp.  It is fantastic for the technique!  All you have to do is stamp the image on Watercolor Paper and, using a straight pin (the Piercing Tool makes bigger holes) you follow the lines.  It is best to have your Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath to protect your surface.  You can follow all the lines or just pick some.  Once I was happy, I just flipped the image over and colored using my Aquapainter with Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey inks.

AWW Jun - Floral Closeup

Here is a close-up to help you see it better.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set after spritzing the inked words with a little water.  The embossed panel was created by first cutting out an oval with the Ovals Framelits, then embossing with the Decorative Dots TIEF.  I distressed a little around the edges with my Distressing Tool.  Now this bow is made possible by the GORGEOUS Stitched Satin Ribbon (this is Hello Honey).  It ties so wonderfully!!

Okay, off to go visit the awesome Mercedes Weber. I can’t wait for you to see what she has created! Make sure you hop around the whole loop to take a look at beautiful creations by the whole team…you’ll be happy you did!


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Stamp: Forever Florals; Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey; Paper: Watercolor, Lost Lagoon; Accessories: Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Decorative Dots TIEF, Aquapainter, Dimensionals

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Perfectly Fabulous

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Just a fun, quick post for you today!  I wanted to share with you a card my boys and I made for my husband for Father’s Day.  I told the lads to look through mom’s stamps and pick ones that were perfect for dad….they did awesome!

Perfect Father's DayThey really liked the coffee cup from Perfect Blend.  Then I told them we could decorate it up to look like a “real” one complete with belly band.  Well, that was it.  They started sorting through my DSP’s and we decided that the new Moonlight Paper Stack was the right one.  We stamped three times (on Crumb Cake, the print and Whisper White) and then I cut them out.  Yeah…they snookered me into the cutting by kissing up and saying how much better mine is, lol.  While I was cutting, they chose this sentiment from the new Fabulous Four which really is quite appropriate, don’t you think?  We inked it in Early Espresso and Lost Lagoon and stamped it on a little banner piece.  It was missing something so we added the star clip from Basic Hodgepodge Clips and a button tied with Early Espresso Baker’s Twine.  The background grid print is from the same DSP pack and I love it!  A very “dad” card!

Back tomorrow with the latest Artisan Wednesday Wow!  Hope your weekend was a lovely as mine!  Thanks so much for stopping in and see you soon!

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Stamps:  Perfect Blend, Fabulous Four; Paper:  Moonlight Paper Stack, Whisper White, Crumb Cake; Ink:  Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon; Accessories:  Basic Hodgepodge Clips, Neutrals Buttons, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine

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