Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Hello

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Lee Ann and here’s what I did with it!

FMS Hello

I don't usually send many "hello" cards. It seems like most of my crafting time is filled up with birthday and holiday cards. But this is the perfect time to be creating "hello" or "hugs" or any encouraging card for those who are going a bit stir-crazy. I had this long die (I didn't even try to use the coordinating stamp!) I thought it would be a great wire for this charming little bird. For pops of color, I added some greenery and a sun, then gave it some texture with the clouds.

I had so much fun making this!!  I'm surprised at myself for not popping out more cards right now.  I am blessed to still be employed but obviously there's little else going on in life. I spent yesterday evening watching my 20-year old son learn to juggle.  OK, that was actually fun.  But I've spent many, many other evenings with the TV and an iPad.  It seems like as life slowed down so did my motivation. Of course, I do have a stash of cards but after I send this week's cards of hugs and encouragement to my friends and my family, my stash is starting to dwindle. 

Hopefully you are doing a better job of filling your time with this craft! Be sure to join us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

Dies: My Favorite Things Birds of a Feather, Sunshine; Papertrey Ink Swoosh
Paper: Doodlebug Design Inc Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints (blue), Echo Park Magical Adventure Dots & Stripes (yellow), Taylored Expressions Cardstock: Pineapple,
Other: Taylored Expressions Pineapple and Candy Corn, Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, My Favorite Things Limelight


  1. This card is cheery and sweet and will surely brighten someone's day. I love it!

  2. Goodness, this is as cute as can be! You would never know that motivation was on the low side right now. I cannot get over how adorable this is! And juggling. Hmmmm. May have to give that a try with all of this extra time!

  3. Wow, this is just adorable...such pretty colors and cute little bird!

  4. This is darling!! I LOVE the clouds and that fun little bird!! ADORABLE design.

  5. I adore this! It's such a cute little scene!!

  6. That bluebird is as sweet as can be! Adorable scene - love all the clouds too!

  7. This card cannot be any cuter! I just love that sweet little bird and the flowers! Just the cheeriest card ever!

  8. Was a sweet and Joyful card Kim! The scene you created is very whimsy and fun!

  9. Wow! This is the sweetest take on the sketch, Kim. I love that cute birdy and this fabulous "Hello" line. That all come together so well!


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