Here we are at another Saturday and today is a busy one so I needed to get this share up early!

I have a Fresh Cuts class today which I’m looking forward to however with my back the way it is I’ve had to entice my daughter to play the lovely assistant today! Gotta make these kids earn their allowance now dont we?? lol

This is today’s sketch Diva Sketch Challenge 47from the lovely Carol.

Looking at it now it reminds me of a porthole on a boat … or maybe the Life Saving Ring you’d throw someone overboard but since I dont have any of the ‘sea’ type stamp sets I’ll have to give that card a miss! Which is just as well as I dont have time to do one now!

Now Carol has always said I can change the circles so I did! I know that wont surprise her in the least but here’s my first card. Trendy Trees 47

I’ve used the Trendy Trees set and one of the sentiments from the Friendly words Stampin’ Round wheel.  I recieved the Trendy Trees at Convention which was back in April and I’m a little embarassed to say this is the first time I’ve used them.

Now this is a stamp set that you will definitely need the Stamp-a-majig for! Unless of course you want all your trees to look a bit wind blown like my tree on the far right!  The leaves on the ‘wind blown’ tree are coloured with the stampin’ write markers and I used Old Olive, Bordering Blue and Really Rust. The patterned paper is from the lovely Urban Garden Designer Series Papers.  To stamp the sentiment I inked the wheel up in Baja Breeze ink and then just highlighted two of the words using my chocolate chip stampin’ write marker. I positioned the wheel so the section or wording I wanted was first to stamp and then I just cut it out and mounted it on Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip.

Now onto the second card … yes I did two today!

Great Friend 47After posting yesterday’s card I decided I’d like to make up a class for a set of cards in a box using the Great Friends stamp set and the Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Papers and this is one that will be included in that set.

I love the kraft cardstock as its a wonderful neutral colour and literally goes with anything!  This is another very easy card and I just love that butterfly but I dare say you’ve noticed that! The frame and butterfly are both layered using stampin dimensionals to give the ‘floating’ butterfly illusion – its a bit hard to see here.

I have just used papers from the gorgeous Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Pack and stamped the sentiment from Great Friend straight onto the baja piece.  The Kraft Taffeta just lifts the card and makes it a lovely elegant card for a friend.

Now after making these two cards tonight I’ve realised just how much I’ve been using the Baja/Blue/Brown colour combination so I will try my very best not to use it during the week – we’ll see how I go!  Maybe after I finish that set I want to make 😉

I best be off and finish the scoring for the box for tomorrow’s class and then go get some much needed sleep and rest for my back.


  1. These are both beautiful. The Kraft card looks more like Close to Cocoa on my monitor (we have a dark monitor) and that color combo looks quite nice. Might be something to try sometime 🙂

  2. nope, not surprised in the least. you never cease to bring a smile to my face either. you are so cute.

    never thought of the sketch as a porthole ~ good one. 🙂
    both of your creations are lovely.

    (as for the circle/square thing. i have several circle templates from way back in the dark ages when i was in college. we drew squares and rectangles with “t” squares which are buried in storage, thus the circles. i’m very flexible, plus i love when it gets you in a bundle. haha.)

    ps. lorie, here is the link:
    would love to see what you create. 🙂

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