Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: A Shaker Balloon

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

I've been somewhat uninterested in making cards for a few months now - probably due to life getting insane with moving (after 27 years in the same house), my youngest graduating high school, my husband in a new job, and more.  (Hopefully my disinterest hasn't shown too much!)  Life is finally settling into a groove and I've done multiple cards and posts in the last few weeks just because I wanted to!  I've also had to place multiple orders for new products (maybe I should stay less interested!)  Here's a few items from one recent order.

FMS Birthday Wishes

I ordered from Impress Cards & Crafts on their recent big birthday sale.  A couple items from this order are the balloon shaker die which is their own product and the jotted birthday by Memory Box.  I already had the little pearlies in my stash but they'd never been used.  (I got four different full sets of shaker fillers by Queen & Co and none have been opened - I'm thinking there will be some shaking on my blog over the next few weeks!)

FMS Birthday Wishes Close

I hope to see you playing along with us this week!!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Happy Birthday (retired)
Dies: Memory Box Birthday Jotted Script, Impress Balloon die, Taylored Expressions Double-Ended Flag Stacklets
Paper: Taylored Expressions Confetti Cake (my new favorite blue!) and Playful Patterns Black & White, Doodlebug Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints (the yellow)
Miscellaneous: Queen & Co Pearlies Bright, Pretty Pink Posh sequins


  1. Shake away! I love seeing shaker cards and this one is fun and festive. I haven't seen these little pearlies before, but they are so cool with this card.

  2. Oh, what a fun shaker! This is cute Kim!

  3. This is gorgeous,fab design .xxx

  4. This is so cute! It is all about those pearlies and the shaker! I have never seen them before! Love it!

  5. Your disinterest hasn't shown at all and I'm totally impressed that you can still create such gorgeous cards, even if you don't want to! This card is gorgeous and such great colors.

  6. This is such a fun shaker card Kim! I love those little pearls! Love that ballon and the black and white stripes! I think I may have to come to your house to play with the shaker fillers!!!

  7. Wow Kim! This card is amazing! I am loving every detail!

  8. Haven't detected even a smidgen of disinterest, Kim; your cards have been as inspiring and gorgeous as always. Still, great to hear that you're getting back into a groove (the only thing I've been doing, for far to long, is DT stuff...I *need* to get back to crafting for challenges/crafting for fun) - both in crafting and in shopping (anything I can do to enable, let me know *grin*). Your shaker balloon:! Love the beads!

  9. I had not noticed either but I totally get it. I've been fighting the same syndrome. I do think a little bit of inspired shopping gets things moving in the right directions, lol! This card is super cute and I love the pearls for the shaker!


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