I recently realized that my stash of never used dies is bigger than my stash of never used stamps, so I went digging through the pile for a square-shaped die to use on this sketch. I did find squares, but I also found this charming owl that has been unused for way too long!
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Freshly Made Sketches: An Owl Hello
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Brum.
I was making this card Sunday evening and it was one of those rare times that my entire family was also hanging out. I asked them what color an owl's nose was and they all looked down at their phones/tablets/computers and almost simultaneously said "black". So I said that I really needed to add a bit of color to this guy and, bless their hearts, they looked up "orange beaked owls" and there is an owl with an orange beak! There's nothing like participatory card-making with my husband and teenage boys!!
Besides the Memory Box owl being a never used die - I also just got the hello. It's an older die from WPlus with three speech bubbles and the words "hi", "hey", "hello" in the bubbles. I had never paid much attention to it until I saw the "hello" used recently on a charming card. Isn't it funny how that works? I have the same problem with the annual Stampin' Up catalog. Each summer when I go through the new catalog, my wishlist is often more full of old product than with new product. I think it's just because the set is displayed in a different way, or I love the sample card, or perhaps in the old catalog it was displayed on a page with another set that distracted me, but somehow a stamp set that has been around for a year suddenly appears on my wishlist. (Or maybe I'm just never satisfied and want everything I see!!)
Have you heard the big news? Mark your calendars - this is going to be big!
Be sure to check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team on the FMS Blog and also spend some time browsing Jen's blog, Ladybug Designs. Then play along - I'd love to see what you create.