Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Freshly Made Sketches: Thank Goodness
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell.
I'm finally in my new craft room!! I'm not quite going to say I'm full moved into the house - for those of you that have moved regularly, I have a great respect for you. Here's my first card. Funny story. I didn't formally pack my drawers of stamps. I only moved 5 miles and I had the luxury of buying the new house before selling the old house. I have Elfa drawers that hold my stamps so instead of entrusting them to the moving company, I figured I'd lay the drawers out in the back of all of our cars and drive them over safe and sound. Not so much. Two drawers fell or were dropped (I wasn't actually a witness to the calamity). Stamps scattered and cases shattered across the driveway. My husband had the audacity to say that since one of the drawers contained Christmas stamps, I had months to put it all back together!! The other drawer was full of not-yet-used-stamps. Just look at this set that has been in there for who knows how long - it was literally dusty. It seemed fitting to pull a set out of the piles in the driveway to make my first card.
With this little rag doll, the quilted background was a clear choice. And now that I have lots of space to display all of my cardstock, I was able to glance through it and find a color that I particularly liked. I also love that I have a longer space to take photos so I can some wonderful dimension and a fuzzy background in my picture, and it's natural light! I've never had that before!!! (Although we'll have to talk again come winter when I leave for work before daylight and get home after dark.)
I hope to see you playing along!
Stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Rag Doll Willa
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern Die, Taylored Expessions Stitched Rectangle
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo