FMS #300 ~ Hello!

Hey there! Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 300th sketch, so of course I had to join in the fun! I went light and airy with a little pop of glam!

I've used two Pretty Pink Posh Blissful Butterflies images, the sentient from the set and their coordinating dies. The larger of the two panels was die cut with Stitched Borders 2 & 3 dies. I glammed things up a bit with the gold embossed sentiment and PPP Metallic Gold Sequins. (4mm & 6mm). 

I hope you have something fun planned today. Me, I'm off to the dentist for round one of a chipped crown repair. Anybody want to take my place?


Hello, Lovely

Hiya! Popping in real quick with my card for this week's Papertrey Ink Make it Monday. Stephanie shared a fun Monochrome Color Pop technique that I wanted to try out. Here ya go!

I already had these two Simple Sunflowers die cuts on hand and wanted to put them to good use. Don't you just love them? They're such a pretty little sunflower! I added them, along with a few of their coordinating leaves, to a Mat Stack 4 die cut. My monochromatic background was created by stamping a Turning a New Leaf image in Ripe Avocado. The lighter shade was made with a second stamping.

I decided my pop of color needed an extra pop of color from some Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Marigold Sequins. Don't they match the Summer Sunrise ink perfectly! Love it when stuff like that works out!


CCC #261 ~ You Are Kind of Amazing!

Hi there! I had some crafty time today, so I got busy on this card for CASology. Their cue word is {Safari} and I knew just the stamp I wanted to use.

I have always loved this adorable lion from Stamps by Judith. The expression on his face is what gets me! He's stamped among a rocks and grass image, also by Judith. I popped him up on a ME panel then added the Wplus9 sentiment. 

Thanks for visiting. I'll be spending the day with Sweet P tomorrow! Mommy has to start getting her classroom ready. Can you believe school starts soon. Where does the time go?


Playing Cards With Michele!

Hi there! I have a just for fun card to share today. 

On our way home from vacation last month, we stopped by for a visit with our friends Tom and Michele Ferguson! Yep, that's Michele of I Card Everyone

While Tom and Shawn talked photography then battled it out at ping pong, Michele and I played cards in her craft room!! What a treat! I had the chance to play with this gorgeous Altenew set I've been eyeing. I sat on one side of her desk, Michele across from me acting as my sous- chef!! I brought home my bag of stamped goodies. This card is the result of the fruits of our labor. I used each and every item we stamped together. Of course I had to add a vellum panel. I know Michele loves her vellum *wink*  And then I thought a splash of PPP sequins was in order. 

This card is special and filled with treasured memories. 
I think I'll hang on to this one.
We're already talking about future visits! 


Summer is flying by at lightening speed. It's the last day of July, how can that possibly be? The only good thing about it is that it means it's time for our 12 Kits of Occasions post! Kim Heggins is our hostess this month. Her kit, called "Christmas in July" was filled with lots of goodies to help build up our Christmas card stash. Mine is in desperate need! 

Isn't this a fun little trio! I fussy cut the image then framed it with a PPP Stitched Photo Frame die. The pups have glossy accents on their noses.

Isn't she a prim and proper kitty! 

Kim had elements for the kit tucked into this cute bag. I think I'll add a coffee shop gift card to it. The sentiment was die cut using a PPP Mini Tags die. I thought the whipped cream was begging me for a good dose of glitter. Love the way it looks!

The vellum snowflakes here were made with a PTI die.

This one is my favorite! Isn't this little girl cute! I used a PPP  Scallop Borders die for the snowy hill. I loved the candy cane paper Kim sent. This chevron ribbon was the perfect accent for it. I'll add a sentiment to the inside when I decide where this one will go.

That's it for me. Be sure to visit my teammates for loads and loads of inspiration. I'm headed there now, want to tag along?