I thought this was a fun one, but it sure did take a lot of punching! I hope the ladies didn't end up with carpal tunnel after making 9 cards. Here's our first card, the masculine version using Grunge Rock:
I'm really going to miss this set. I bought it to challenge myself and fell in love with the fun images. I always enjoy using it and to me, that's a sign of a great stamp set. :) We used a strip of the retiring Flirtatious DSP in Daffodil Delight. I think that pattern was non-girly enough to work. Ha! Our next card was the feminine version of the card and my favorite of the three. It was inspired by Deb's beautiful card that you can see here.
This one uses more retiring designer paper, Paisley Petals. It also uses a sentiment from Trendy Trees which is a new stamp set for me. One of my demo BFFs was kind enough to gift it to me. (Thanks, Mindy!). I love the colors of this one! I struggle to use River Rock sometimes, but it works great with Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. Finally, here's our kids version of the card with a flipped version of the sketch:
Fox & Friends is the set that I'm most sad about losing. Well, not losing because I will be keeping it, but not using it for classes I guess I should say. It's my favorite set for kids and it has definitely earned it's keep over the past few years. If I had to recommend one set that you should get before it's gone, it's this one! I also used a small strip of another retiring dsp, Cheerful Treat. It was a hostess choice this year and I got so much use out of it. I just love the fun bright colors! I hope you enjoyed the projects! I want to do more of these, so you'll probably see quite a few sketch trios in the future.
Just to update, my labs came back okay and I am NOT on bed rest nor do I have pre-eclampsia! My blood pressure is still a little high and I have awful congestion/headache, aching ears, and a cough. I'm hoping that will clear up soon as it's tiring to feel so yucky all day. It's only 44 more days until our little girl is scheduled to be here!