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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches and a 'safe place' for those abused by their papercrafting.


So, a couple of days ago, I decided to use my McGill punches to (painstakingly) put this rose together. Every piece was shaped and edged with Distress Ink, the leaves were shaped and I actually put EVERY vein on them!!! Then, having no earthly idea what to do with it, I put it on top of my Copic Marker stand and there it sat, until today, when I found the perfect use for it with a site I stumbled on-and just love to pieces-called Freshly Made Sketches.

I was overjoyed, because this rose has been taunting me all this time:

"Look at me! One of the best flowers you've ever done! And you have NOTHING planned for me? What kind of stamping loser are you? Just when I think I've seen it all, YOU come along and take the cake! Why bother if you can only create me yet can't find a decent idea for me! And you call yourself a papercrafter?? You want to know the truth?? WELL YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!" 

It's strange when my hallucinations take on the voice of my mother.

Anyway, I saw the sketch and used my rose. It must be happy because I haven't heard a peep since.

Now, if those &%$%#$ leaves would just stop whining about being "stuck up the rose's butt"...

McGill Paper and Leaf Punches
Distress Inks Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint
Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue
SU! Pretty in Pink and Garden Green
McGill paper shaping mat and tools

The rest:
SU! Whisper White and Blushing Bride
DP from MME Blush
MFT Label Die
SU! Thank you kindly set
SU! Lattice EF
Paper Crimper
SU! Ticket Corner Punch


  1. Beautiful flower! No wonder it was impatient! Glad you are sharing it at FMS!

  2. TeeHee! It's a gorgeous rose, but I think it will taunt you again when you try to find something to put it in!

  3. Beautiful rose, Carmen!! I'm glad it found a good home!!! LOL

  4. Carmen, you crack me UP! Beautiful rose, even if it IS being bothered by that leaf! Lovely!

  5. That is one beautiful rose! It looks so real! Love all of that pink with the pops of green! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Carmen, that is one stunning happy it found a home!