Saturday, September 3, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #252


Hello crafting friends!  Surprise, surprise....just when you thought I would not make it back to the crafting world.  I have so missed stamping and creating!  I plan to set aside some "me" time to create a couple of projects per week.  I am so far behind on scrapbooking, that it is really scary!  Not to mention that Christmas is fast approaching and Christmas cards will make it out this year!  I bring you card number 1, created with fun new products from the Close To My Heart Holiday Expressions catalog and based on the sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches.


I have been creating with Close To My Heart products since 1995! (I know I am aging myself here!) I love their coordinating colors and products.  I fell in love with the new Holiday Expressions catalog and knew I had to get back to my roots and start crafting again.  Freshly Made Sketches has always been one of my favorite blogs and I headed there for my inspiration.  I took some liberty with the circle shapes and made a scene with the new Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts.  Super cute set, sure it will sell out.....





All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z4015 Woodland Wishes Thin Cuts Bundle
D1694 Very Merry Stamp Set  (You can purchase in French and Spanish as well!)
G1116 Oh Deer! Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit
X7214D Oh Deer! Coordinating Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z2813 Sea Glass Ink
Z2317 Olive Ink (retired)
Z2818 Desert Sand Ink
Z4000  Snowflakes Embossing Folder

In the spirit of my love for challenges, I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday-Tic Tac Toe (Dry Embossing, Green, Diecut)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your continued support over the years means alot to me!  So thankful to be a part of the crafting community.

14 comments:

Lin said...

I really like your card, Allisa - sweet combination of elements and love the soft colors! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

LeAnne said...

I was so excited to see you posting again! Your pretty card popped right out of the FMS gallery! Good to see you stamping again!

Amy O said...

So glad to see you stamping again, and it looks like you jumped right back in where you left off -- no rusty stamping for you! And I'm so glad to see you in the gallery at FMS!

Jen Mitchell said...

So glad to hear you will be getting back into crafting. I'm sure your supplies have missed you! I love your Christmas card - the images are classic!

Hansi Brittain said...

So good to see you back! Looking forward to seeing and being inspired by more of your work.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks for playing with our Watercooler Wednesday Tic Tac Toe Challenge. What a great sketch and combination of elements you chose. This is a really pretty Christmas card Allisa. Glad you're back into paper crafting.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Alisa, what a wonderful card you've created by combining the two challenges. Love the way the tree and deer stand out so nicely against that beautifully embossed background. Setting aside "me" time is important for your mental health. Kudos to you for deciding to give that to yourself. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

So glad to see you back and taking time for YOU.. enjoying what you love to do and doing what you love to do is so important! I've always loved your simple yet elegant cards.. you have a certain style that I love and I have saved many of your cards to my "wish list" of cards to make! I'm looking forward to your Christmas cards this year to inspire me.

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful card, Alisa. You combined the two challenges together perfectly. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

libbystamps said...

Quite a sweet card you created! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

Deborah said...

This is such a lovely, peaceful Christmas card! I love the combined elements of dry embossed and die cut snowflakes. Thanks for joining our Watercooler Wednesday challenge. ~Deborah

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful card Allisa. All of my favorite elements for the upcoming season. Deer,snow and trees. So very peaceful. Good plan for the "me" time too. Thanks for sharing your inspiring creativity with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Narelle Farrugia said...

I'm so glad you're back! I've missed your gorgeous creations! This card is super stunning and so very striking! Love the images you've used and the textured background is a fab addition. Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Anonymous said...

So excited that you are back crafting! Your cards are always exceptionally beautiful :-)

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