Freshly Made Sketches #96 and Still More Pics!

Yeah it’s Thursday! Only one more day until Friday! Then we will be at the weekend and I’m supposed to go down to PA to see my brother and his wife with my friend Kim. That should be a good time! I have still more pictures from Convention for you today, there are still a lot more coming too! It was so much fun to meet some of my Stampin’ Up! idols from the Home Office. Here is the very clever Shannon West and me…

Shannon West SU! Conv 2013

Shannon had some great ideas to share with us like her personalized stamp that I used on my card on Sunday. She is also and expert stamp carver and made the most incredible breakfast collection of stamps including bacon, eggs, donuts and a diet coke!

Here I am with Carrie Cudney. She did a great presentation called “Living a Creative Life” and her mixed media projects were so cool. She is definitely a clever and trendy stamper!

Carrie Cudney SU! Conv 2013

What a lucky guy to get to meet these two super talented people!

Now for today’s post which is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches. This week’s sketch is provided by sweet wonderful Amy…

Freshly Made Sketches #96

I love when a Designer Series Paper has a whole bunch of really different colors in it, that’s where my wild combination came from for this card! The base of the card is Pear Pizzaz Card Stock. I used a piece of Wisteria Wonder for the background and stamped one of the elements from the Tea Party Stamp Set in Wisteria Wonder to frame the middle panel which is made form a piece of Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper backed with a piece of Basic Gray. The tag in the middle consists of a piece of Soft Suede for the base and a piece of Costal Cabana cut out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. I used the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce around the edge. The main image is also from the Tea Party Stamp Set and is stamped in Crushed Curry. It too is cut out with the Ovals Framelits and a piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow completes the card. I really do like the bold colors and retro look of the DSP an Stamps. Thank you so much for taking some time to stop by and see my Freshly Made Sketches card for this week’s challenge. I hope you have a fun and crafty day!

FMS #96

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Gray, Soft Suede, Costal Cabana and Very Vanilla

Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic

Ink: Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Tea Party Clear Mount

Framelits: Ovals Collection

Embellishments: Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Tea Party CM

Afternoon Picnic DSP

Ovals Collection Framelits

Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack

Linen Thread

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