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Freshly Made Sketches 280

Freshly Made Sketches 280

What a lovely Thursday I had! I managed to get a bunch of stuff done at the Store which was great despite me leaving at 3:00. Jim got to my house around 4:30 and we headed out around 4:45. We made pretty good time into Manhattan and went straight to Nick’s for dinner. I haven’t been there in a long time, ever since Kim moved out of the neighborhood. Dinner was delicious and after we walked for a bit and then took the Subway down to Times Square and headed to the St. James Theatre to see Present Laughter with Kevin Kline. It was a really funny play and the acting was great! Back on the Subway and up to the garage to get the car. We were back at my house by 11:45! Not bad at all! It was a very nice way to spend a Thursday evening! 😀

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I started by stamping my images from the Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for You Photopolymer Stamp Set in Jet Black and coloring them in with Copics.  They are cut out with the Coordinating Dies. Next I used the Lawn Fawn Road Border Lawn Cuts to cut out a piece of Black and Solar White 80lb and adhered them together and then to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is from the Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the happy in Sugarplum and cut it out with the Coordinating die and two more from 110lb Card Stock. They are adhered to each other and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. The rest of the greeting is stamped in Lobster. Some 3D Foam Squares adhere the bicycle, girl and groceries and the card is done! I love that bicycle on the road and the fun greeting! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for coming by! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Bicycle Built for You and Happy, Happy, Happy Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Jet Black, Sugarplum and Lobster (Lawn Fawn)

Markers : Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black (My Colors)

Dies: Bicycle Built for You, Happy, Happy, Happy and Road Border Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot


Freshly Made Sketches 279

Freshly Made Sketches 279

Ahh… the weekend! Yesterday we had fun at the Store with the last of the peeps for the March Lawn Fawn Card Class. I had some of the delicious pork loin that Jim gave me for lunch! Renee and I discussed upcoming classes and I made my card for today. When I got home there was a dog in the backyard. My neighbor upstairs came out and we checked the tags, turns out he lives down the street so he walked him home. I had a little dinner with my Parents and then came home and straightened up a bit. Jim came by and we watched Deadpool, very funny movie! Today there is not a lot going on at the Store so I’ll be able to catch up on some things! 😀

I do have to share the picture of Daniel and Tristan that my Sister-in-Law took of them in their St. Patrick’s Day outfits…

How cute are they?!

I got to play with a new set from Sunny Studio to make my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

All of the images and greeting are from the Sunny Studio City Streets Photopolymer Stamp Set. I used my Mini MISTI to stamp the buildings, light post and greeting onto a piece of Solar White 80lb. To make the sidewalk and road I used a Copic Multiliner and my trusty ruler. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I flagged pieces of Chinese Red and Pale Aqua and adhered them to the card. On top of that is another piece of Chinese Red. The stamped panel is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My car is stamped and colored in with Copics with a little Stardust Pen added to the wheels and trim, some fussy cutting (I didn’t have the dies) and the car is ready to be adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares. I like the buildings left not colored in, it really makes the car pop! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by to see me today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: City Streets Photopolymer (Sunny Studio)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Chinese Red, Pale Aqua and Black (My Colors)

Embellishments: Gellroll Stardust Pen (Sakura)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Scissors, Ruler and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 278

Freshly Made Sketches 278

As they promised it snowed for much of the day. We got about 4 inches or so but thankfully it didn’t really stick to the roads. I got to the Store and Renee said that she was going to stay home. She lives an hour away so better to be safe than sorry. I got a few things done and then around 1:00PM we decided to close. Heather was off yesterday because she had another procedure on her back so I went straight to her house from work. I got all caught up on my blog comments! Finally! Sorry for the delay! I do read them as they come in but the bank issues on Tuesday really messed up my week. I ran home around 5:00 and saw my little buddy Daniel, Tristan, Jason, Erika and my Parent’s for a bit and then went back over to Heather’s for dinner. She is watching This is Us, trying to get caught up so I watched a few episodes with her. I think she only has five left! Today there is a crop at the Store so it will be a very fun Saturday! 😀

The card that I have for you is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I have a few new things from Sunny Studios and I haven’t really made an Easter card so I decided I need to make at least one! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Ballerina Pink. I used two pieces of paper from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pad, one yellow and one green. On the green one I stamped my greeting from the Sunny Studios A Good Egg Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the paper to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My images are from the same set and are all stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. The Coordinating Dies cut the out and some 3D Foam Squares hold all of them to the card. I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Pink Blush, Raspberry and Amethyst Sequins and the card is finished! I do love that set especially the cute little happy chick! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for coming by today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: A Good Egg Photopolymer (Sunny Studios)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Ballerina Pink (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Watercolor Wishes Petite Paper Pad (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: A Good Egg (Sunny Studios)

Embellishments: Pink Blush, Raspberry and Amethyst Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 277

Freshly Made Sketches 277

It’s going to be a chilly weekend here, Winter is back! 🙁 I had a nice surprise at the Store yesterday morning, my friend Brian came by for a visit. He needed a custom stamp made and I haven’t seen him in ages! My friend Sue also stopped by which was really nice! After work I had dinner with my Parents and then watched a movie. Renee has a kids class at the Store today and I have many projects to get finished! 😀

Time now for my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches

I went with nice and simple just like the sketch! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I used a little piece of paper that Renee had left over, it’s from the Illustrated Faith line. I die cut the love from the Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut from a piece of Chinese Red and two pieces of Solar White 110lb. They are adhered to each other with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then to a strip of Ballerina Pink with Multi-Matte Medium with the rest of the greeting stamped in Crimson Hybrid Ink. The strip is adhered to the card with 3D Foam Square and a few Pretty Pink Posh Pink Peonies, Raspberry and Sparkling Clear Sequins are added to finish it! I do like the little brush stroke hearts on that Patterned Paper, fun and subtle! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Have a stellar Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Love Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Crimson Hybrid (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Chinese Red and Ballerina Pink (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: Illustrated Faith Heart A Flutter

Dies: Love Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Pink Peonies, Raspberry and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 276

Freshly Made Sketches 276

Well, that was a very busy day at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! The Lawn Fawn order came in and went right back out! I couldn’t have gotten it all done with the help of my friend Sue! We worked all day on making sure that everything was sorted, packed and mailed. Everyone that placed an order had their packages mailed out yesterday! I stopped at the Post Office and dropped them off and the lady couldn’t have been nicer! From there it was home to have a little dinner and then off to Heather’s for Thirsty Thursday! We ended up running to Target and met up with Stephanie there. Back to the house for a lot of laughter! Taylor stopped by and George even hung out with us for bit! I do love my peeps, they are pretty awesome! Today I will input the extra Lawn Fawn and get it back up on the Store site! 😀

I have my card for they week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to share with you today…

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Magnolias for Her Photopolymer Stamp Set in Jet Black Crisp Ink. To color them in I used my Prismacolor Pencils, I’m getting better but am far from where I want to be with them! I did really enjoy the coloring and blending and that’s what it’s all about right?! After they were colored in I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. For my card I started off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The panel was actually left over from a card that I made a few weeks ago. I heat embossed the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Stamp in Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder onto a piece Kraft. My greeting is from the Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of 48lb Vellum. I wrapped the Vellum around the back of the woodgrain panel and then adhered it to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The leaves and single flower are adhered with more E-Z Runner. I choose to forgo the sequins to keep the focus on that pretty flower! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for coming by to see me today! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Magnolias for Her and Sentiments & Quotes Photopolymer (Altenew) and Designer Woodgrain Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Jet Black Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Prismacolor 72 pc Set

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Kraft (My Colors)

Dies: Magnolias for Her (Altenew)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Bog Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 275

Freshly Made Sketches 275

Ahh… the weekend! Any big plans for you peeps? I might have some but I’m not sure just yet! Yesterday was a nice day, less wind and a little warmer. The second day of Card Class was loads of fun as it always is! In between I managed to get my card made for today too! I did sneak out a little early, My last student finished at 4:30 and I left at 5:00. Had some dinner with the Parent’s and then watched Star War – The Force Awakens for the 20th time and Crash, I haven’t seen that movie in a long time! Today I think Renee has a make up class at the Store and I have lots of things to work on. Fun, fun, fun! 😀

My card that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I dug out an oldie by a goodie from Lawn Fawn! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. All of my images and greeting are from the Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed the greeting onto a piece of Tropical Sea and added a strip of Dark Molasses behind it and adhered it across the center of the card. My images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out and adhered them to a piece of Kraft that I cut out with the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Circles Stackables Lawn Cuts. That is adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares and a few Pretty Pink Posh Sea Breeze and Sparkling Clear Sequins complete the card! I do still love that set with it’s cute fish bowl and greetings! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fun Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Fantastic Friends Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Kraft, Tropical Sea and Dark Molasses (My Colors)

Dies: Fantastic Friends and Fancy Scalloped Circles Stackables Lawn Cuts (lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sea Breeze and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 274

Freshly Made Sketches 274

Some people like a snow day, I’m not one of those people! I feel trapped! LOL! I don’t have a problem staying in the house unless I feel that I don’t really have a choice, and a snow day is just that! I did have a productive day. I spent a lot of time organizing the house, cleaned out under the bed, threw out lots of stuff. I watched some TV and trudged next door for dinner. This morning I have a haircut and then off to the Store! 😀

Today I have a nice clean card to share with you for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

My card base is a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I added a piece of Photoplay This Guy 12×12 Paper to piece of Cyber Grape and added the flags to the left side with Purple Hearts. It was at this point that I decided that I wanted my greeting in the lower right of the panel, put that aside for now! My butterfly is from the Altenew Painted Butterflies Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields and Deep Iris using my Mini MISTI. I cut it out with the Coordinating Dies. The greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto the Woodgrain Paper. I then adhered the the panel to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner and the butterfly with 3D Foam Squares. A few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Orchid and Sparkling Clear Sequins finish the card! I love that butterfly in the soft purples against the bold woodgrain, but then I always like a woodgrain! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thank you for stopping by to see me! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set; Painted Butterflies Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields and Deep Iris Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Purple Hearts and Cyber Grape (My Colors)

Patterned Paper: This Guy 12×12 (Photoplay)

Dies: Painted Butterflies (Altenew)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Orchid and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 273

Freshly Made Sketches 273

Hello my friends! It’s getting chilly here again, guess Winter is back for a little while. The Store was a good time yesterday, projects were worked on, Angie was in and Marianne came by to work on her Home Decor Projects. After work I stopped and saw Heather for a bit and then came home, had some dinner and listened to some music. Jim stopped by and so did Heather. What a nice way to end a Friday! I have a lot more projects to get finished up at the Store today, as always, so much fun! 😀

My card that I have to share with you is SUPER Clean and Simple and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

To start the card I stamped the celebrate from the Altenew Super Script Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sapphire, Persian Blue and Caribbean Sky Crisp Ink using my Mini MISTI so I could double stamp them to get a nice crisp image. The three are then cut out with the Coordinating Dies. I lined them up on a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and stamped the happy birthday from the same set in Sapphire. The lightest one is adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and the other two with 3D Foam Squares. I was going to add a few sequins but decided that I liked it just the way it is! I hope that you like my Clean and Simple card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I thank you for coming by and visiting today! Have a super Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Super Script Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Sapphire, Persian Blue and Caribbean Sky Crisp Ink (Altenew)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Dies: Super Script (Altenew)

Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 272

Freshly Made Sketches 272

Happy Friday! I had a little private class with two ladies at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store yesterday morning. It was so much fun! I also had time to catch up on a lot of things that I had gotten behind on. After work I stopped by my Parent’s house and saw Daniel for a bit and then came home and straightened up quickly. I had the pleasure of hosting Thirsty Thursday last night! It was just Heather and Stephanie and I, which is more than enough! We had a fun time! Today I need to get lots of orders together at the Store and then I’m having dinner with a friend tonight. A nice way to finish out the week! 😀

While I was going through some supplies the other day I came across my Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Filmstrip Die and that’s what inspired me to make my card for today! It’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! But before we get to this week’s sketch I want to thank Karren for choosing me as her Perfect Prince for last week’s challenge! You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE! Now for this week’s sketch…

So I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Filmstrip Die from some Black and adhered it to a base of Solar White 110lb Card Stock. In between the two I added a strip of American Crafts Plum Glitter Tape. Next I stamped my flowers and leaves from the Aletnew Vintage Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set using my Mini MISTI in Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet. The leaves are stamped in Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out and adhered them to the card with Dot Runner Adhesive and 3D Foam Squares. My greeting is from the Altenew Sketchy Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Jet Black. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix Sequins and the card is done! I love the flowers in the purples and the unexpected filmstrip peeking out from behind them! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks very much for spending some of your Friday with me! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Vintage Flowers and Sketchy Rose Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen and Jet Black Crisp Inks (Altenew)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black (My Colors)

Dies: Vintage Flowers (Altenew) and Stitched Filmstrip (Pretty Pink Posh)

Embellishments: Plum Glitter Tape (American Crafts) and Enchanted Garden Sequins Mix (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Mini MISTI

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 271

Freshly Made Sketches 271

Not a lot to report today! The Stamp, Ink, Paper Store was quiet, I did get to work on some of my projects and that is always a good thing. I left a little early and came home and watched TV, had dinner and watched some more TV. Aren’t I just super exciting lately?! Today Renee has a private crop and I’ll get to see some of the ladies. That is always fun. What’s on for you this weekend?

My little bit of craftiness that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Sometimes my card starts with the idea that I want to use a particular set, that’s what happened with this card. I began by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Hero Arts For You Flowers Color Layering Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the flowers in Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Crimson Hybrid and cut them out with the coordinating Frame Cuts. The leaves are stamped in Green Apple Hybrid and Lime Green right on the card front. Next up I added a strip of American Crafts Rouge Glitter Tape across the top and bottom of where I was going to mount my main panel. The flowers are then adhered and the main panel added over them with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. My greeting is from the Hero Arts Love Stamp & Cut Set. I cut the love out of a piece of Chinese Red and two pieces of Solar White 110lb. They are adhered to each other and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Last thing to do was to stamp the you so much, also from the Love Stamp & Cut Set, in Crimson Hybrid. I decided not to add anything else to the card, I like it just the way it is! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a stupendous Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: For You Flowers Color Layering and Love Stamp & Cut Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Soft Pink, Bubble Gum and Lime Green Shadow and Green Apple and Crimson Hybrid (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Chinese Red (My Colors)

Dies: Love Stamp & Cut (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Rouge Glitter Tape (American Crafts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!