Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Butterfly Celebration

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Narelle.

A very quick and simple card for today!  I never seem to have any middle ground - either I struggle for hours on a card (even the fresh and clean ones) or else it comes together in 5 minutes.  Luckily, I love the hobby so even a struggle is enjoyable (but maybe not quite as enjoyable as this five minute card that I actually like!)

FMS Celebrate Butterflies

The speed of this card might have been due to the fact that I only have the supplies around my desk to work with.  Not the overflow supplies in the laundry room closet nor the even-more-overflow supplies in the basement.  They are all packed up....because...eight days until the big move!!  I am exhausted and excited and overwhelmed and absolutely thrilled.  FYI - I'm not sure I'd recommend to anybody moving after 27 years in a house.  The accumulation is shocking - and it's not even all my crafting stuff!  It's camping gear and sports gear and kitchen tools that I didn't remember that I had and about a million pieces of paper and documents that just might be important.  Ugh!  And it's the fact that I'd rather craft that renovate and decorate and in my current house show that. So in the midst of all of the moving, my current house has handymen crawling all over it trying to make it a showplace.  Actually - truth be told, it's not a showcase.  It's a 1960's split-level.  So I'll be happy with neat and clean!

Next week's FMS card is already pre-made because I'll be a little busy.  But the week after that - it will be made in my very own craft room!!

Hope to see you playing along.  I will still definitely be looking at the gallery - that's one of my great joys each week.


Dies: Stampin' Up Butterfly Thinlits and Bold Butterfly Thinlits, Simon Say Stamp Frames
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Up Expressions Natural Elements and Glitter Enamel Dots


  1. This is really sweet and pretty, Kim! I love that scalloped border around the card base. Your move is getting close -- how exciting!

  2. You can easily predict my response to your butterflies card: swooning! Eight days...sooooo excited for you!

  3. Wonderful card, love the colours you have used.
    Hugs Kaz x

  4. I can't believe you are still making adorable cards in the midst of such a move! Must be exciting and overwhelming at the same time!

  5. Uh oh. I'm 26 years in my house so I think I'm in the danger zone! I'm so impressed that you are still making cards amidst the chaos of moving and trying to make your current house a showplace. Kudos to you! And kudos to you and your beautiful butterflies. I have a (stamping) soft spot in my heart for butterflies. I'm sure your card must be celebrating new beginnings!

  6. Kim the two butterflies are perfect for this week's sketch!

  7. Your butterfly card is so sweet and I'm glad it all came together quickly. Hoping the remaining few days go smoothly!

  8. So sweet! I love your choice of butterflies for the sketch - so much fun!

  9. Love the butterflies for the sketch!! Such pretty colors too!!

  10. Darling card, Kim! I can SO relate to your packing experience!!! Just moved mom into a retirement home and the amount of "stuff" she had in her unfinished basement was insane. Many 12 hour days to clean things out (Sally Ann knows us on a first name basis now LOL) and get the place ready to show. Realtor told us in 25 years he has never seen anyone do what we did in the short amount of time we had to do it. Needless to say, it has lit a fire under my butt to clean out our basement and house LOL! Hope you are settling into your new home quickly ♥


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