Life's Simple Joys

There is another great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I am also excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer for Freshly Made Sketches this month!  Be sure to stop by and see all of the great creations! Here is the sketch from this week-

 I had soo many ideas for this sketch, but decided to go with a simpler design.  I used a stamp that had never seen ink and a stamp that is probably about 15 years old that has seen a ton of ink!  Definitely a mix of old and new on this card!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1452 Find Your Style
C203 Simple Joys (really old CTMH woodie)
X7147B Stella Paper Packet
Z2195 Lagoon Ink
Z2295 Lagoon Reinker
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Retired Crochet Flowers
Retired Cocoa Buttons
Generic Embroidery Thread
Z1471 Ruler

Design Tip-I dyed the crocheted flower to match my papers with reinker.  I added stitches with the help of the CTMH ruler.

I have also entered this card in the following challenge:

One Stop Craft - Button it
2 Sisters - Recipe 1 Image, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh wow ... what is there not to love about this card ... the colours, the buttons and crochet flower, the stitching and fab sentiment ... great work as always Allisa.
    So looking forward to working with you - welcome aboard!!!

  2. Beautiful vivid color Allisa! Love the extra stitches and that yummy crocheted flower. Lovely! :-) Hugs!

  3. Very cool card! Love all the details. And congratulations on the guest design spot!

  4. Wow Allisa, you are so talented! This card is amazing, I just love the stamped images and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Allisa - This is gorgeous! So glad you will be joining us for the month!! Such a fan of your work!

  6. Really gorgeous card! Love all the fine details. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. YOU, my friend, are one very talented lady. I enjoy stopping by your blog because I know your work is consistently great and really inspiring. Thanks for being you! :-)

  8. Stunning! I love the stitching, love the colors, love it ALL! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. Can't wait to have you with us this month.

  9. Wonderful card. I really like the colours you've used, and the sewing theme is perfect for the button challenge this week at Card Crafter's Circle. Thank you for joining us and good luck.

  10. Love the colors and your stamping! Great job on this and great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge. Olivia-DT.

  11. Very beautiful card! I love the layout and the color combo! Thanks for joining our Button It! challenge at OSCC this week and good luck! Ani

  12. This is really beautiful! Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week! Good luck!
    Svit xx

  13. Allisa, just perfect with the right touch of buttons! Thank you for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  14. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at 2 sisters!


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