Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches: Birthday Wishes

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

I look at the sketch and right next to my computer keyboard were some new dies that I had to index and put away.  (Yes - I index all of my dies on my computer - that should tell you that I have a few too many!)  One of those was my monthly Small Die of the Month Club set from Spellbinders - sketch on the screen, the die on my desk - perfect!!

FMS Birthday Wishes

The set came with three circular die cut sentiments and a couple of ways to cut the outside of the sentiments (I used scallops) - plus a flower and leaves.  I knew I wanted to surround the sentiment with the flowers so I found a scrap of floral paper that would coordinate.  Then I found the gray stripe - I love the way colors pop on gray. 

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

Dies: Spellbinders December Small Die of the Month (Warm Wishes)
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne, Guava and Fruit Punch, and a throwback - Stampin' Up Kiwi Kiss (still one of my favorites!)
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches: How Old?

Happy New Year!!  Welcome 2019!

It's a great way to start the year for two reasons.  Did you see the announcement at Freshly Made Sketches about the new design team members - they are amazing!!  And after taking the holidays off, it's time for a new sketch. Today we have a sketch by Amy

My youngest son turned 19 right after Christmas, my other son turns 23 in two days.  So I have had a definite need for masculine birthday cards.

FMS How Old

I hadn't used the background die before and decided it was close enough to the rectangle on the sketch.  I put the sentiment strip on top of the circle. But other than those things, I stuck quite close to the sketch.  To be totally annoying, I added three little sequins.  All of my guys have a long tradition of walking by my craft table and saying "too much bling" even though you all know I'm not at all heavy on the bling!  So out of spite - I plopped on some bling.  This card was for the son's birthday last weekend so I can report that either he didn't notice, or he grew up overnight and decided to be polite.  I'm betting on the first!

Stamps: Reverse Confetti Fancy Word Coordinates (without the Fancy Word!!)
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Stacked Diamonds, Taylored Expressions Birthday Treat Toppers, Tag Stacklets 3, Double-Ended Flag Stacklets (I cut the yellow one in half to extend it behind the tag)
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, Pineapple
Patterned Paper: My Favorite Things Painted Prints Smitten