Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches: Thinking of You

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

Paper Florist Thinking of You

I knew right away that this card would have a flower from Stampin' Up's Paper Florist. I was late at getting this set only getting it when it retired. I talked myself out of it for so long because I have an outrageous number of flower dies - but it has a nice variety with a unique look so I just couldn't let it retire. I picked the biggest flower for this card. That flower was designed for more dimension but since so many of my cards get mailed, I kept it fairly flat.  I started out with the idea of using a Smoky Slate pattern that's in the same paper pack for a sympathy card, but when I put together the big flower, it had a unique and bold look so I changed to a brighter paper and changed to a "thinking of you" with a more cheerufl look.

In the next few hours, my husband and I are taking off for another retirement exploration trip. We're heading to the Black Hills of South Dakota. That's where I grew up and I still love it. I love the outdoors and the simple beauty of it all.  I even love the silly little tourist traps that are just a bit old-fashioned.  And for my husband, the fly-fishing is fantastic and that is the only thing he asks out of retirement. However, in the 35 years we've been together, we have never gone during tourist season. The last time we were there there were wide-open roads and everywhere we went was quick and easy.  I need him to experience the parade of Winnebagos as far as the eye can see, all with seemingly inexperienced drivers before we decide if it stays on our list. We are only gone for 5 days - it's not like I need to explore - we just need to see the traffic while getting to our hiking and fishing destination. 

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

Supply List

Stamps: Stampin' Up Four You

Dies: Stampin' Up Paper Florist

Paper: Stampin' Up Country Lace, cardstock in Petal Pink and Groovy Guava


  1. I love your sweet little flower, Kim! Perfect for the Sketch and just about anything where one might need to plant it!
    We LOved the Badlands National Park in fact have been there twice now! Good luck - we never had trouble with traffic until we hit Mount Rushmore - so bad we skipped it!

  2. I'm playing catch up after vacation, Kim! Love all of the wonderful cards you shared while I was away. The Bee card is a favorite! Hope your retirement scouting trip goes well!

  3. Your card is clean, crisp and fabulous! I have only been to the Black Hills once.....I loved it!

  4. This is so sweet Kim! I love that flower and the soft colours! I've never been to South Dakota but I hope your exploration adventure was fun!

  5. I love the clean perfection of this card. Really lovely!! Hope you have a wonderful and refreshing trip.

  6. Such a lovely card, Kim! I love this beautiful soft color palette.


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