Finally! The flowers are starting to bloom here in the north country! Definitely a welcome sight! I am not a gardener but I so appreciate my neighbors who are. My porch flowers are like the ones on the card - in pots purchased from the greenhouse every ...
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Finally....Flowers! FMS484 and more...



Finally....Flowers! FMS484

 





Finally!  The flowers are starting to bloom here in the north country!  Definitely a welcome sight!  I am not a gardener but I so appreciate my neighbors who are.  My porch flowers are like the ones on the card - in pots purchased from the greenhouse every spring!



I love those bright sprinkles that were part of  the Ice Cream Corner Suite. They add a wonderful little pop of color to any project!
  





Amy's sketch this week is oh so sweet!  Hope you find time to play at Freshly Made Sketches!



Stamp Set: Welcoming Window, Label Me Bold

Paper: Whisper White, Bumblebee, Flower and Field DSP

Ink: Pool Party, Bumblebee, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce

     
 

Fusion: Mother's Day

 


Why do I look at this card and hear Lion King songs in my head?  Not a lion in sight - just those sweet giraffes!  They are perfect for a welcome baby card!




Oh those sweet giraffes!  I used the sketch and the photo as inspiration this week at Fusion.  Join us!


Stamp Set:  Hero Arts Monthly Kit from a couple of years ago, Label Me Bold (SU)

Ink: Versafine Black, Distress

Paper: Tim Holtz Heavyweight White, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Retired DSP

     
 

Bits and Pieces.....FMS 483

 




There are so many options with the Fine Art Floral Suite and my desk is presently littered with flowers of all colors and pieces of DSP.  When I make a card with lots of bits I make extra because I do a lot of trial and error arranging and stamping in various shades until I come up with a combo I like.  And extra bits and pieces are always good to have around.......unless of course you are building a swing set.....

The Big Guy somehow managed to turn this - 





Into this - 






Good thing we had several days of rain so the he could sit on the porch and assemble this jigsaw puzzle!





Our resident florist Narelle Farrugia designed our sketch this week.  I always love her floral designs!  But you can use whatever you want with her terrific sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


Stamp Set: Art Gallery
Ink: Bumblebee, Poppy Parade, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Whisper White, Fine Art Floral DSP






     
 

It Would Be So Fine....FMS 482

 




If you are looking for a member of our Freshly Made Sketches Team you may want to check Canada or Massachusetts or New York or Virginia or Texas or Nebraska or Colorado or California or France or Australia or New Zealand.  My team members are oh so talented but more importantly are oh so wonderful.  We chat regularly on our Facebook Team page on topics ranging from crafting to world affairs to life in general.....this card is for them....




The very creative sketch this week is brought to you by Karren Johnson - who just happens to be the team member the farthest away from me in New Zealand!  Bring the world together and join us at Freshly Made Sketches!




My card is a mini slim (3.5 by 6) due to my lack of 12 by 12 paper - I may have to remedy that!
Stamps: Face At My Door (IO)
Ink: Memento Black, Copics
Paper: Whisper White, Ice Cream Corner DSP




     
 

Fusion: Poppies

 



The happy pop of red on this card would definitely make me smile - hope it works for my cousin who recently had back surgery!  


I couldn't resist shading a few flowers on the background paper......




Use the sketch or the photo or both at Fusion!  Join us!



Stamp Sets:  Seasoned With Kindness, Easy Expressions (The Ton)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, True Love DSP

Ink: Poppy Parade, Just Jade, Memento Black, Copics

Postage Stamp Punch (SU)