Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Praying for You

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

I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to force an idea with this sketch that just didn't work.  Then I ditched the idea and started cleaning up the piles of failed stamps, cardstock, dies, etc.  As I was cleaning up, I saw another stamp set and ta-da! This new idea came together in about 10 minutes.  I really need to learn to give up on bad ideas sooner and move on to better ideas!!

FMS Praying for You

I love this bouquet.  It's a new-to-me set from Pink & Main and actually is meant to go the other way.  It's a frame of flowers with one bouquet at the top and one at the bottom.  Such fun flowers!

I don't have many long sentiments but was thrilled to find this one in my stash (also never used!) from Simon Says Stamp that's just right. I think this all just perfect for brightening somebody's day!

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stamps: Pink & Main Thinking of You Always
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Praying for You
Paper: the pinkish cardstock is Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo with the pink in the flower the coordinating Copics that I selected (chart on the side bar).  The patterned is long-retired Stampin' Up.


  1. I love these flowers! And I especially love how you've colored them. The colors are pretty and cheery. Beautifully done, Kim!

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the

  3. This sketch is a head scratcher but you nailed it with your beautiful card!

  4. This is wonderful! Love the colors and how you used the sketch!

  5. Oh I have so been there in the creative process! The final result is terrific! I love that beautiful bouquet - you mastered the sketch for sure!

  6. This card is gorgeous Kim! I love that bouquet and your colouring is beautiful! That patterned paper pairs perfectly with the flowers! Love the sentiment too! So pretty!

  7. Ah, the best laid plans... It always amazes me that when I am stumped for a sketch I will suddenly see some random thing that sparks an idea. Glad to know that I'm not the only one this happens to! I love the neutral gingham along with that coral colored strip. And the colorful flowers are so pretty.

  8. I used your lovely card as a starting point to my card, thank you for the inspiration!!

  9. Oh this is so gorgeous! The gingham paper really works well with the beautiful flowers.

  10. Gorgeous Card! I like everything about it. The plaid, the bold flowers and the fun font all come together so nicely.


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