Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thanks for the Sketches!

Hello Friends!

I'm back!  A while back, I had a post with lots of cards...maybe 8.  I wanted to catch up on sketches from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.  Well today I am trying to catch up with sketch challenges from Splitcoaststampers. I am so far behind on my goal to do all of them in 2015.

I recently had a big birthday party for turning the Big 5-0, and I needed lots of thank you cards.  Since I used bright summer colors for the party instead of black, I decided to make bright cards.  So I pulled out my barely-used pack of SU's "Beyond the Garden" dsp, along with card stock and ink in pacific point, wild wasabi, daffodil delight, melon mambo, and pumpkin pie.  I also used the SU sets "Thank  You Kindly" and "Carte Postale" plus various embellishments and punches.  I am out of dimensionals, but these needed to be mail-able any way.  I actually made 2 cards in each design, and I still have more cards to make.  Without further ado...

My first card is actually the current week's challenge. In addition to the materials I already listed, I used "Fabulous Florets" for the small flower, which is cut out.  The set coordinates so well with the dsp...why didn't I pull it out sooner?  I still have cards to make, some with large panels, so I will likely use it again.

I discovered how badly I need to sharpen my scissors as I tried to cut this curvy line.  Good grief.  But I will say this sketch is great for showing off dsp with large patterns.  It's also fun to scrunch up some seam binding for a bit of contrast.

I turned this next sketch sideways.  It's a simple sketch, and I may use it if I run out of steam tomorrow!  I *need* to get these cards done and mailed!  LOL  

I have stared at this sketch for months...even had plans for it.  But I kept setting it aside.  With my goal to complete the 2015 SCS sketches, I knew I had to get back to it.  I had fun coloring the sentiment with two markers to add to the split screen design!

 The next sketch was another one I thought could feature a large pattern.  With the vertical top panel, I was a bit stumped, so I actually used a marker to stamp one word at a time with this otherwise horizontal sentiment.

I did the same thing with my sentiment here.  The blue gem is the only non-SU item in this entire is from Darice, and I received it with a birthday card from a fellow stamper.  Yay!

Finally, this sketch with tilted layers.  I love tilted layers!

So, 14 cards created and mailed.  I still need more, so I will tackle more sketches tonight and tomorrow.  Here's a look at all of the designs together...I love the bright colors!

Thanks for stopping's good to be back!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. These wonderful sketches turned into beautiful thank you cards in your talented hands, Kim! I love the bright colors and fun floral patterns!

  2. My goodness Kim, you're incredible for all the beautiful cards you've created but also for being able to do all of the sketches for 2015. Wow!! Happy belated birthday!

  3. Holy Moly- you have been so productive! What a great idea to use up DP with large designs- wonderful! I love the sketches and am amazed you are so busy and keep up with all of the challenges! Happy Belated B-day too!