Freshly Made Sketches 122

Wow! Thursday already! Pretty good speed for this week. The weather you ask… it snowed in the morning and then rained yesterday making the snow nice and heavy and the roads a slushy mess. Last night it went down to 19 degrees so it all froze. Winter is just not very nice this year! I came home last night and crafted for a bit, picked up Andrew from a cappella practice and dropped him at home. He is not feeling well again and has a concert on Friday. Hopefully his cough will be under control by then. It’s miserable being sick as you know but when you sing it’s worse. How is everything in your neck of the woods?

Some more Stampin’ Up! news for you today. They have released another Photopolymer Stamp Set called Sans and Stripes. It’s a fun modern alphabet set. You can stamp them alone or use the stripes one to create a shadow. Check out the image below or click HERE for a PDF of the flyer!


My inspiration for today’s post comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The sketch this week is provided by Cindy…

Freshly Made Sketches #122

I had some fun using a bunch of different elements for this card. The base is Soft Suede Card Stock and the background is a piece of Bermuda Bay That I rounded the top corners of. The strip of paper across the lower half is from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. My heart is a piece of Real Red that I cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on a piece of Whisper White and one of the elements from the Circle Card Thinlits Dies on the bottom to cut out the “xoxo”. My greeting is from the Follow My Heart Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede. Three little banners from the Love You More Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and punched out with the Banner Punch go across the top of the tag and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I love the negative “xoxo”, it looks neat with the Designer Series Paper showing through and I really can’t get enough of the red and blue together! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to come and visit me. Here’s to a great Thursday! 🙂

FMS 122-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Follow My Heart and Love You More Clear Mount

Thinlits: Circle Card

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper and Banner

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Follow My Heart CM

Love You More CM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Banner Punch

Current Promotions:

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Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The latest one is Sans and Stripes. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!