Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, November 16, 2015

Freshly Made Birthdays

Hello stamping friends!  I am back!  It has been a crazy season for me.  I had not stamped much lately...but did make cards yesterday.  Actually blogging again feels good!  (Except Blogger is being a pain...I keep moving my blog badges, and they won't budge when I try to save them...good thing I don't rely on this to make a living!  LOL)

I have another batch of cards inspired by the most recent challenges at Freshly Made Sketches.  I am VERY close to finishing out the year with all of their 2015 sketches!

I have several family members with November birthdays, and I wanted to use up some long-retired designer paper.  Sketch challenges are great for giving me an opportunity to #UseMyStash.  These cards all have a base that is either really rust or taken with teal, coordinating with the dsp "Autumn Meadows."  Here goes:

First, this week's sketch...barely on time!  I had several leaves in my die cut stash; this one is in cajun craze.  The sentiment is from "Happiest Birthday Wishes," and I outlined the strip with my really rust marker.  Candy dots finish it off.  

Now, I'll work backwards.  FMS211 here...I really like the cluster of elements off to the side.    Same sentiment, more leaves from my die cuts, and even a circle in chocolate chip from the same bag!  My leaves were already dry embossed; one with woodgrain, the other with polka dots.  Once again, I used candy dots as the finishing touch.

Here is a card (FMS210) that uses three leaves from my die cut drawer.  The one n the middle was cut from glossy card stock, on which I used the smash technique with ink refills.  They were too dark for my original glad I saved them!  I stamped the sentiment from "Happiest Birthday Wishes" onto the dsp, adhered the solid leaves (cajun craze and more mustard), then ran it all through the Big Shot with the woodgrain folder.  I popped up the glossy leaf, and added two copper brads.

Finally, this card for FMS209 gets me all caught up.  I used a cluster of die cuts in the center, and you'll recognize the same sentiment.  I try to keep it simple when I am making lots of cards in one sitting.

That's it for now.  Thanks for stopping by!    I'll post the other cards I made last night later on.  I still have the same dsp sitting out, and more card bases.  Here's hoping I use it all up!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Cute cards! I just might have some of that same paper in my stash! I think i won it in a giveaway quite awhile ago! ;)

  2. More beautiful cards from sketches. I sure do want to be on your card list, LOL