Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches: Joy

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

There's only 13 days until Christmas and sadly, I still need to make 23 cards - all for local friends and co-workers - I got my mailing out last week. Even sadder, I probably have that many new stamp sets and dies to use (at least once).  I wish I were exaggerating.  (In fairness to myself, I buy almost no stamping supplies for spring and summer - but do go a little bit crazy in fall and winter.)  This is a set that I just got.  It's actually a Happy New Year set but as soon as I saw it, I envisioned them looking in the sky at joyful Christmas sentiments.


I think those little guys worked perfectly on the sketch!  The sentiment not so much - this is actually "joyful" trimmed down to fit.  (The die set also includes the word "rejoice" which was what I had planned when I ordered these sets, but it just did not fit on the sketch.)  With the same order, I got the snowflakes, so made sure to use those also.  I spritzed them with a shimmer spray to make them stand out.   The gems are for the recipient.  This is going to be for one of my young nieces.  When they spent a weekend playing in my craft room recently, they got a little carried away adhering gems to absolutely everything (30 gems on the very masculine birthday card they made for their father!) - so I couldn't make a card for them without gems.

I hope to see you playing along with us this week - and don't forget - there's a DT call!!!  Check out the details on the FMS blog.

Stamps: Hello Bluebird North Star
Dies: Hello Bluebird North Star, Christmas Words Die #2 and Frosty Flakes, Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Champagne Glitter, Taylored Expressions Blue Corn


  1. I could have written your first paragraph myself.....totally true in my house as well! I’m usually mailing cards right up until the 23rd! This one is as sweet as can how the critters are peering out....beautifully done!

  2. This is just as sweet as can be! Love those little critters. My new favorite from you Kim, love this!

  3. Oh my goodness, Kim! This is so precious! Those sweet little critters are perfect!

  4. This is so sweet!! I LOVE the little critters!!

  5. These creatures are so sweet (and beautifully colored). I love the scalloped frame and the beautiful die-cut sentiment, too. A fabulous card, Kim!

  6. Oh wow, this card is just so sweet, Kim! The wee critters looking up at the dark sky with those beautiful snowflakes is so striking.

  7. What a wonderful card. I love the aspect - your woodland creatures gazing out a window at snowflakes and feeling joy!


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