Another Card For Freshly Made Sketches

FMS 172

Well, between a very sick little girl (it’s pneumonia) and a very sick dog (it’s a bacterial infection) I have not had time to post this card I made for Freshly Made Sketches earlier this week. Thankfully, antibiotics are mightily at work, and things seem to be headed back to health at our house.

Have I mentioned before how much I love Freshly Made Sketches? I had been wanting to use the flower from “Crazy About You” with the “Best Year Ever”paper and when I saw this week’s sketch, instantly I  knew what I was going to do.

The lovely sketch by Linda is so versatile:

FMS 172 Sketch

I put the flower where the big heart is. This flower is so easy to make with the Flower Medallion Punch. The center of the flower is the Hello Honey Quilted Cotton Ribbon, frayed with the fringe scissors, rolled up and inserted through a hole in the center.

FMS 172 Close Up

The little round postmark from Butterfly Basics is perfect where the little heart in the sketch is and the colors in the Best Year Ever paper are just so pretty.

Hubby is slowly but surely teaching me photography, which is almost as much fun as stamping. This week’s lesson: the Bokeh technique. What do you think?

FMS 172 Bokeh


Be sure to check out Freshly Made Sketches for lots of beautiful design inpiration. Also, don’t forget about the creative blog hop. I nominated LaToya and Linda for Monday’s post. Be sure to go see what they’ve been up to. It’s always so much fun to see their creativity at work!

Happy stampin’ friends!



Sneak Peak- Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Sneak Peak Butterfly

My, oh, my, how I love the new butterfly thinlits dies in the Occasions Catalog, which will be available to customers on January 6th. I made mine from the “Best Year Ever” designer paper, which I earned FREE with Sale-A-Bration. The stamp set, called “Butterfly Basics” has to be one of my all time favorites.

Colors: Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake

Dies: Butterflies Thinlits Dies (Available from the Occasions catalog Jauary 6th)

Stamps: Butterfly Basics (Also available from the Occasions Catalog January 6th)

Designer Series Paper: Best Year ever (Available Free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration, January 6th through March 31st)

If you placed an order anytime in the past two years, you will automatically receive both the Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail when they come out in January.

I can’t wait to show you more of the gorgeous items you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration, so be sure to come back often!

Happy stampin’ friends,