Saturday, June 16, 2012

Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches

When I saw the Happy Hour stamp set in the new catalogue, I fell in love! I was open to all the possibilities, but I knew the first time I used it would be for a Christmas Card.

Christmas Cheer


Previously, I had only owned one Christmas set and I didn't want to keep making the same card, so I didn't participate with the Merry Monday challenge created by Lesley. Alas, now that the new catty is out (and I've had a sneak peek at the Holiday catalogue coming out in August) I know that I will have a surplus of holiday cheer to choose from :)

Here's this week's Merry Monday sketch.


I also played along with Freshly Made Sketches to make this pretty little birthday card for my sister-in-law who turns 30 today. I LOVE the Stippled Blossoms set SO much. I knew it was pretty... but I didn't know how pretty it was until I actually used it. For this one, I used Primrose Petals on the bottom layer of the flower and Raspberry Ripple on the top. For the leaves I used Lucky Limeade on the bottom and Gumball Green on the top.

Birthday Wishes

Here's the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.


I have some cute Father's Day cards to share as well, but I'll wait for tomorrow for those :) 



Edit to add: So excited that my SIL's birthday card got a "Perfect Princess" nod at the Freshly Made Sketches - Thank you! :)

14 comments:

  1. Two wonderful cards! I adore the Christmas one made from the Cheers set! Love everything about it! And your flower on the birthday card is gorgeous! Such a wow factor!

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  2. Tara you've created such a gorgeous clean Christmas card! I love the stamps you've used and your faux border is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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  3. Both your cards are just awesome but that first one caught my eye!! I love it and can't wait to get my hands on that stamp set!! Thanks for this awesome inspiration!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #68 with a link back to your blog on 6-17-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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    Have a great day!!
    Tiffany Bauer
    http://www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so exciting, Tiffany - Thanks so much :)

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  4. Fantastic cards. I love the Christmas card and the image and sentiment are fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  5. What fabulous cards Tara! I love that set too and I just got it! Cannot wait to ink it up! Your FMS card is beautiful with that stippled flower. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday and FMS!
    Hugs,
    Lesley

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  6. These are such cool cards---LOVE the Christmas one and your FMS one is lovely--your SIL will really appreciate it! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday sketch this week!

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  7. These are so gorgeous! I love little holly sprig in the cocktail! And the flower is absolutley stunning!

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  8. What a great Christmas card, Tara! I would not have thought to use this stamp for Christmas, but it certainly works beautifully! Glad you joined us this week at Merry Monday! Isn't that new Holiday Mini wonderful? My list is far too long. LOL, I need another job to buy all the fun things.

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  9. They are both just fantastic! Glad you shared with us at FMS this week!

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  10. Beautiful, Tara! I love these colors together on your FMS card! And your Christmas card is too cute! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  11. Wow! Both of these cards are lovely! Thanks for playing along with the FMS challenge this week.

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  12. Congratulations on being crowned Princess at FMS for your fantastic card!!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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