Crafting Forever For FMS

I have not participated in a sketch challenge in a really long time but I came across the Freshly made Sketches challenge this week and really liked the sketch.  Whenever I get stuck creating I look for a sketch challenge and then fit that sketch to products I own.  Here is their sketch:

Here is my card:

I used the stamp set called Crafting Forever to make this card.  This stamp set is in the 2018/2019 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.  I first stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the colored it using my Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Dark and Light Stampin’ Blends.  Then I cut three 1/2″ strips of paper from the Subtles 6′ X 6″ Designer Series Paper Pack.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays.  This set is in the 2019 Occasion Catalog.

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Crafting Forever Fun Fold

I know I have told you this before but there are so many great reasons for becoming a Demonstrator.  The best reason of all is going to OnStage and meeting some of my best friends there.  Deborah Smart is one of those people.  We talked on the Demo Only forum for many years before we finally got to meet at the OnStage in Orlando a few years ago.  Deborah is awesome.  She is very talented and I enjoy reading her blog every day.  I feel like I have known her forever.

A little while ago she posted a fun fold card that I loved and knew I had to make it.  You can see Deborah’s card HERE (plus if you go to her website “follow” her.  You will love her creations but I will warn you that she will make you want everything she uses!).

I used the stamp set called Crafting Forever to make this card.  I love this set.  It is such fun to color.  I used my Stampin’ Blends.

Here is what it looks like when you open the front flap.

This is what it looks like after opening the second flap.

This is a picture looking down so you can see all the flaps.  Isn’t this a fun card?

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Crafting Forever

Crafting Forever is a set that is in the 2017 Annual Catalog but it is a stamp set that is new to me.  I have been looking at this set since it first came out and it has been on my list every time I order but something always got in the way from me ordering it.  It is like Remarkable You.  I finally got that stamp set after so many years and it is one of my favorites.  Crafting Forever is going to be another favorite!

There is some new Designer Series Paper in the 2018 Occasions Catalog that is perfect to use for a masculine card.  It is called True Gentleman.  The colors are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla.  It has great designs and the colors are awesome together.

The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday which is in the Occasions Catalog too.

I haven’t shown many pictures of my beautiful grandchildren lately.  Nolan is the newest of them.  He was born in October.  He is growing so fast it just seems crazy.

Is’t he so handsome?  I know.  I am a little prejudice but grandmothers are allowed to be!

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