Joy to You! with FMS 211

Last week while I was uploading my card for Freshly Made Sketches, I was in a hurry to make the deadline. Not only did I get the challenge number wrong in my post title, the Linkup closed while I was uploading! It seems when I try to get something done in a hurry, mistakes can and will occur! LOL! But I loved my card and I loved that sketch from last week!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge, and yes, once again time is of the essence! But I’ll make it this time. Perhaps I should not wait until Monday to get my card made! Did you notice that I didn’t use a stamp set or ink pad on my card?


Here is the Freshly Made Sketch . . .

FMS Final 211-001

I actually “fussy cut” my poinsettia’s from Home for Christmas DSP! LOVE that paper! It’s in the Holiday Catalog on p. 9! I used Merry Moments DSP from the Annual catalog for the base, p. 143. I also used my Wonderful Wreath Framelits for the first time. I think it really made my card! What do you think? I hope you love my Christmas card!

TIP: I use SU’s NEW Fine-Tip Glue Pen for intricate glueing i.e. my word JOY. I wouldn’t use anything else to do this job! Also you can’t beat SU’s Paper Snips for “fussy cutting”!

Here are my supplies that I used . . .

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Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Truly Thankful with FMS201 & PP269!

I truly am thankful for a lot in my life! I am blessed in so many ways. One of my blessings is being able to have a hobby that I love to do and share! I’m thankful that I also have a bit a background in technology that allowed me to build my very own Web site this fall. I don’t know what took me so long! Most of all I am blessed and thankful for my husband, my best friend, and partner in life for nearly 30 years! He has always supported me and understands how much I love doing this paper crafting thing that I do! Well I had better get on with sharing my card to day!

My card today is for two challenges!


I kept it simple as I LOVE simple! It also allows you to see that you too can make this type of card! I used my September’s Paper Pumpkin Kit’s Photopolymer Stamps and even the Stampin’ Spot that is Cajun Craze. You can use other small stamps to do this type of card and any color! Oh, and I love my brand new Hardwood Background Stamp Set (#133035)! It’s SWEET!! 🙂

Here is the layout from Freshly Made Sketches . . . I actually missed the deadline! I was in the process of uploading when the Linkup closed! I took the time to do the table below for the items I used knowing I was under the wire! I’m still thankful for the sketch! I LOVE IT! 


Here is the theme for The Paper Players . . .



Supply List

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If you have any questions, please contact me! If you like my card, won’t you please leave me a comment? I would love to hear from you!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Lots of Joy with FMS206


I LOVE my card and I LOVE this sketch by Linda at Freshly Made Sketches! Plus I just LOVE simple cards! Simple cards are some of the best to make in my opinion. I knew I wanted to use my Lot of Joy Stamp Set for this sketch layout! I hope you like it as much as I do!

Tip: I used the Wishing You Lots and Lots of *Joy* stamp from the Lots of Joy Stamp Set for my little “stars” by coloring just one of the star images with Stampin’ Write Markers in Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey. I also added a star to the top of my tree using this method!


Check out my new table that list the supplies I’ve used to make my project! Just click the product to start your online shopping! How SWEET is this!  LOVE IT!

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Holidays are Coming with FMS204

I thought I would participate in another Freshly Made Sketches card challenge! I hope I make the deadline so here it goes! Since the holidays ARE coming, I’m using Lots of Joy Stamp Set (AC p.69 WM #138810 or CM #139468) along with Merry Moments DSP (#138450). My design totally didn’t turn out the way I had planned but that’s okay! Sometimes that happens. Although my original design didn’t work out, I’m pretty happy with my end result! I used Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow for my inking. I stepped it up with Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots (#130932). My CS choices are Crumb Cake and Old Olive. I hope you like my SWEET CREATION!


The layout from Freshly Made Sketches . . .


For those who are new to Stampin’ Up!, here is a little FYI on acronyms . . .

SU – Stampin’ Up!

DSP – Designer Series Paper

AC – Annual Catalog

WM – Wood Mount

CM – Clear Mount

CS – Card Stock

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