Freshly Made Sketches 39

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday brings us another sketch from our friends at Freshly Made Sketches.  Actually this week, I'm the hostess and I've brought you a sketch that's pretty clean but I think has room for some embellishment.  One of the secret delights of being on the FMS design team is getting to visit everyone's blogs and see all the unique interpretations of our sketch.  Some are super clean, some are layered and I can assure you that all are fabulous.  I learn so much every time I stop on by to visit you!

Now on to my card.  Last Friday I got a box of new goodies from the man in the big brown truck and I finally got a chance to try out some of the new colors.  I've got four of them on my card:



The flowers are a sneak-peak of a new stamp set called Reason to Smile (which will be available in July as a special promotion).  They are inked up in both Primrose Petal and Raspberry Ripple.  The vertical layer is Summer Starfruit cardstock and DSP, and the Little Leaves Sizzlet were cut from Gumball Green.  I've got to admit that I'm not sold on Gumball Green yet.  It's quite bright and well, so green that I'm not sure I'll ever be happy with it!

But I will tell you that I have the new Stampin' Scrub and I am totally in love with it!  I have a couple of the old-style ones and one of them really needed replacing.  The new style has several features that I think are fantastic:  first, it is bigger so no more wiggling around those background stamps trying to get them clean!  There's plenty of room to rub-a-dub-dub them.  Second, the scrubby part is much more dense which results in a clean stamp with less effort.  Third, the scrubby part fits snuggly in the case, so it no longer moves around while rubbing your stamps on it, and fourth, there are rubber feet on the case so it stays put while you are rubbing your stamps around.

But enough about my little testimonial.  You came by here to hear me gush about the amazing design team creations for my little sketch.  And let me tell you they are all gush-worthy!  So here they are:




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13 Responses to “Freshly Made Sketches 39”

Rita said...

Adding the new scrub to my wishlist. :) I have about 4 old ones that have all seen better days. Love the way you combined the new colors! I'm still not sold on them, but you are making them look good!

Jen Timko said...

Ooh, the scrub has been on my list too but I wanted to wait for a review. Thanks for that! Love the sketch this week and you have used this new set so well! Love the colors!

Kim S said...

I can't believe that I have 100 stamps, papers and dies on my wishlist and YOU make me want a scrubber!

You've made a beautiful card to showcase the new colors!

Linda Callahan said...

Great sketch - great designer - beautiful card! That's a home run in my book! Love how you used the new set - we were on the same wavelength! And am I the only person on the planet who still cleans her stamps with baby wipes????

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Jen! More peaks of Reason to Smile, intriguing! Great card - love the new colors. I am definitely going to check that scrub. I normally use wipes to clean my stamps, but with some inks I need to use a scrub and I'm always annoyed with the large stamps. Thanks for the tip!

Erna said...

love your card Jen! your sketch is great!! I'm definately going to use it this week!!
I have a scrubber too, love it!!

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous Jen ... I really like the new green it looks bright and fabulous here ... love these new colours and new stamps too .... mmmmm!!!!

Lesley said...

Thanks for sharing about the stamping scrub! I want to order it. Love that bright green, it really pops on your pretty card, I am sure it will grow on you!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Jen! I love your choice of colors! And thanks for the info about the new scrubber. I just ordered one, and can't wait to get it!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card, the flowers are so pretty.

Rachel Palmieri said...

I am awaiting my Reason to Smile stamp (it is a June promo in Australia)and your card makes a beautiful showcase for it.

Cindy Hall said...

I love this card! You've showcased the new stamp set so perfectly, and I love the sentiment that you used with it.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Wonderful colors and take on the sketch! You sure make it hard to pass on this new stamp set!