Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches: Blessed and Grateful

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

I made this card on Saturday. It's September so I was feeling like making a fall card.  But here's the weather that was outside my window - so I went with a fall card but with some brighter colors because clearly summer hasn't quite let go!

However, I live in a wild and crazy state - because here's what this morning looks like!! It's the first snow in September in 20 years - and it's only September 9th!!  That's a 70 degree temperature difference from the weekend.

Regardless of the season - even when we experience all of them in one week - I adore leaf stamps and dies.  No matter how many I already have in my stash, I couldn't pass up these Stampin' Up leaves.  It truly is an ingenious set - you can stamp and cut, the stitched centers are optional so you can without or without - of course you could just cut out of cardstock and the best part is that the leaf die has an outer stitched edge so you can cut a window and fill the center. I've seen a number of cards with the stitched outer edge and the inside is filled with plaid paper! I love multi-purpose sets.  And don't get me started on that stitched border!

FMS Blessed Close

I hope to see you playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


Stamps: Stampin' Up Love of Leaves, To a Wild Rose (the sentiment)

Dies: Stampin' Up Stitched Leaves dies (or as part of the Love of Leaves bundle), Tasteful Labels Dies

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody

Ink: Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry and Mango Melody

Other: Stampin' Up 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots


  1. I love your leaves and all of the fun stitching! Looks like y'all just skipped Fall in Colorado. From Summer to Winter in the blink of any eye!

  2. Wonderful fall card Kim! Crazy weather!

  3. Such a beautiful card Kim! I just love the background and that sentiment is so perfect! Of course I love the fall leaves! You guys have had some crazy weather! Snow and 100 degrees! Wow! That seems so bizarre!

  4. The stitched details throughout just makes my OCD heart so happy! ;-) I love these leaves and that sentiment.


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