“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

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    Cards & Crops

    “Hello Sunshine” Card Challenge Creation

    Good morning, Saturday! It’s a dark, rainy good sleep-in morning here in KC, but I woke before the rest of the house and finished up a couple of cute little items for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card challenge using some new beach-themed paper called “Seaglass” by Craft Smith. I think this is the perfect card to brighten anyone’s day. To create the cards, I used a blue wood-look paper for the base and cut premade sentiments. I love it when a paper pack includes a few really cute designs. I inked the inner cards with a light blue color, because I wanted it to have some definition but not…

  • Cards & Crops

    Firefly Dreams

    I couldn’t help but take a few moments to create a card for the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It seemed so simple. . . until I picked my shape. Of course it all took on a life of its own, but I conquered it in the end. I used my mason jar die for the shape and showcased it on a background of Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers. I highlighted the lid with a grey marker and added brown twine to give it some punch. The firefly stamp was the fun part, and I highlighted those cute little guys with a touch of pale blue on the wings and…