Make a Wish with Freshly Made Sketches #40

WoW!  Can you believe I haven’t entered a card contest in some time!?  As always Freshly Made Sketches rocks.  I couldn’t believe it myself.  But now that my time is limited (just for a little while), here goes nothing… LoL.  Two more birthday’s cards to go and this will cover one of them.  Just in time to make a wish.

It’s amazing how these colors came together fabulously.  Then again, red is a color that screams “LOOK AT ME!”  Red will stop you in your tracks, make you want it, and your eyes will focus directly on it.  C’mon you can tell me… didn’t it make you look?

Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  Sweet Essentials & Mixed Bunch
Paper:  First Edition, Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla (Card Base), Neuterals Stack
Ink Pad:  Real Red, Whisper White
Make it Pop:  Basic Rhinestones
Framlits:  Apothecary Accents
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes

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A Leap Year Mixed Bunch Birthday

Those of you who follow me know that I’m once again at a temporary duty location missing my craft room.  Knowing I would be gone for several weeks, I made a few cards ahead of time to keep the blog updated with pretty cards for you to see and duplicate.  There are many Leap Year babies that celebrate birthday’s today and I know one of them.  My co-worker turns 8 today! =)  Happy Birthday Ms. Tina.  She deserves this special card because she listens to all of my stamping adventures with a smile.

Mata-bout Tip:  If you are limited on the number of punches you own and you feel like some are over-used, play with them.  Punch out a piece of scrap paper and take out your scissors and start cutting.  You’ll be amazed at how versatile our punches really are.  I took the Blossom punch (125603) and simply cut across the middle to make a quick and easy mat for the sentiment that I punched with the Window Punch (119857).  What punch have you Mata-fied lately?

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Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch (C125537); Teeny Tiny Wishes (W115370)
Paper: Twitter Pad (125405); Crumb Cake (120953); Baja Breeze (111352)
Ink: Real Red (103133); Soft Suede (115657)
Retired Ribbon: Real Red 5/8 Grosgrain (109052)
Punches: Blossom (125603); Word Window (119857); 1″ Circle (119868)
Marker: Marina Mist (119679); Rose Red (100063)
Bling: Basic Pearls (119247)

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Memories Last a Lifetime (FMS #20)

FMS Princess Badge

This post is dedicated to Mrs. Lydia Deocampo.  Her husband, Ed aka “Honeyboy” went to Heaven on Jan. 6, 2012.  She has been feeling sad and lonely without her husband of more than 50 years.  Her daughter Gemma said, “My Papa was her memory; couch potato & “iron chef” partner; breakfast, lunch, and dinner date; medicine reminder; bill payer & organizer; Christmas stuff decorator, idol & fan; dishwasher; shopping, prayer, and church companion; and, best of all, her best friend and partner for more than 50 years!”

FMS #20

When I read her post I knew I had to make Mrs. Deocampo a special card that would let her know that she is thought of by many of us in her time of sorrow.  I had the perfect stamp and FMS #20 was the perfect sketch.  This is why I love my hobby… it lets people know that they are in the thoughts and prayers of others.

I hope that this card brings her just a little bit of sunshine and a smile to her beautiful face because she is held up high in prayer for peace and comfort.  Her sweetheart’s MEMORIES will live in her heart for an eternity and those same MEMORIES will be carried on by their children.  I met him years ago and he welcomed me into his loving home offering me his friendship, as I was visiting their daughter, Gemma, who served in the Air Force with me.

for supplies to make this MEMORIES card.

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Mixed Bunch (W125535) (C125537); Loving Thoughts (C125845)
Paper:  Cheerful Treat DSP (122381); Mocha Morning DSP (122366);
Pretty in Pink (100459); Melon Mambo (115320); Basic Black (121045)
Ink:  Melon Mambo (115656)
Punch:  Modern Label (119849); Punch Pack 3/8 Circle (118309);
Large Oval (119855); 1 3/4 Circle (119850); Blossom (125603)

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