If you have been around stamping for a while, you are sure to know the lovely Lesley Croghan. She is personally responsible for some of the most successful and fun challenges! But beyond that, she has encouraged stampers to join her design teams and to play along with all kinds of inspiring ideas, making our stamping world a happier place. I know that I personally can never truly pay Lesley back for the joy, friends and confidence I have due to one little contact. The day she asked me to join the Freshly Made Sketches Design Team is one that I can mark as one of those days that changes your life in a meaningful way. At the time, I squealed and jumped around like a fool because I was so excited to be asked to join such an amazing group of stampers. Little did I know that I would also make some of the most incredible friends and find a support network that makes me a better person….and enables more that I can even admit to!! *smile*
I created this card using the Moon Baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I think these little images are too cute and they seemed perfect for Lesley’s little girl. The nursery colors are Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and White. I took a little bit of liberty and added some pale yellow to help the colors pop but tried hard to stick to this fabulous combination. I colored the images with my Zig Clean Color Markers and used some Distress Ink in the background. After coloring, I cut out the image panel with Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered another stitched oval cut from Thick Whisper White. I added some retired coral ribbon (SU SAB) and put the whole thing on some Lemon Card Stock (SSS).
Now you need to check out all the marvelously talented stampers who feel just the same way I do about Lesley. We have a whole hop going on and you can find the link to all of us here: It’s A Girl Blog Hop for Li’l Miss Croghan
Many of us sent our cards to the hop coordinator, Lori Turner, who bundled everything up and sent it to Lesley and Corey. They get to open it this morning (Saturday) and I hope it brings much joy and happiness!! Thanks for hopping through today. I hope you enjoy sharing in the love and appreciation we have for Lesley! Have a great weekend.
Stamps: Moon Baby; Ink: WPlus9 Black Dye Ink, Zig Clean Color Pens, Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor, Thick Whisper White, Lemon Card Stock (Simon Says Stamp); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Ribbon (SU Retired), Dimensionals