Freshly Made Sketches 122

Wow! Thursday already! Pretty good speed for this week. The weather you ask… it snowed in the morning and then rained yesterday making the snow nice and heavy and the roads a slushy mess. Last night it went down to 19 degrees so it all froze. Winter is just not very nice this year! I came home last night and crafted for a bit, picked up Andrew from a cappella practice and dropped him at home. He is not feeling well again and has a concert on Friday. Hopefully his cough will be under control by then. It’s miserable being sick as you know but when you sing it’s worse. How is everything in your neck of the woods?

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My inspiration for today’s post comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. The sketch this week is provided by Cindy…

Freshly Made Sketches #122

I had some fun using a bunch of different elements for this card. The base is Soft Suede Card Stock and the background is a piece of Bermuda Bay That I rounded the top corners of. The strip of paper across the lower half is from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. My heart is a piece of Real Red that I cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch on a piece of Whisper White and one of the elements from the Circle Card Thinlits Dies on the bottom to cut out the “xoxo”. My greeting is from the Follow My Heart Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede. Three little banners from the Love You More Stamp Set, stamped in Bermuda Bay and punched out with the Banner Punch go across the top of the tag and some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. I love the negative “xoxo”, it looks neat with the Designer Series Paper showing through and I really can’t get enough of the red and blue together! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to come and visit me. Here’s to a great Thursday! 🙂

FMS 122-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Stack

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Follow My Heart and Love You More Clear Mount

Thinlits: Circle Card

Framelits: Hearts Collection

Punches: Scallop Tag Topper and Banner

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Follow My Heart CM

Love You More CM

Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Scallop Tag Topper Punch

Banner Punch

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0 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 122”

  1. Good morning, Justin
    Fabulous work! Great color combo. I especially love the way you use the XOXO thinlits. Everything about this card is awesome! Try not to work to hard. LOL! Have a great day! 🙂 Donna

    1. Hello Donna,
      You can always tell how busy I am at work by when I reply! LOL! today was a busy one! Thank you, I do love the blues and reds together! I hope that you had a good day and are better! 🙂

  2. Hi Justin! Great card! Love the use of the die from the thinlits for the x’s and o’s. Very cool! I never tire of looking at your creations! Thanks for sharing those with us. Sending warm thoughts to Andrew and hoping he feels better for tomorrow’s concert. Have a great day!

    1. Hello Karen!
      Thank you! I love those Thinlits! They have great elements! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy seeing my work! It really does make it all worst it! I will let Andrew know! I hope that you had a great day and a nice evening! 🙂

  3. Good Morning Justin, Love the negative xoxo! So different. I also love the tag. I can’t wait to get this punch. Happy Thursday. 🙂

  4. What a beautiful card,Justin!!! The color combo is awesome and i love the sentiment and the xoxo!!
    Here in Germany we had snow twice so far this Winter.And it melted right away! Very unusal…but i don’t mind it! 🙂 While typing here,i hear the “spring” birds whistle outside.Love it!!
    I hope Andrew will be better soon!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!! 🙂

    1. Thank you very much Cindy! I wish that was the case for us here! Our snow is just staying around because it’s so cold here and has been for a long time! Send the Spring over here please!! I will let Andrew know! Thanks!
      I hope you have a very nice weekend! 🙂

  5. I think of ‘keys to my heart’ with the three little banners. I do not have either one of the stamp sets used. Really a fun card.

  6. Beautiful and cheerful. Love those colors together. And I did not think I would use that particular sheet in the stack but seeing how YOU used it gives me new ideas.

    And you can now go see on my blog for the “snow” pictures in our neck of the wook like you say, and a project where I also used that wonderful tag punch. P.S.: it’s still snowing! Seriously?!? What’s up with that! LOL You are right about winter not being very nice this year!

    1. Thanks Louise! I really like all the paper in the stack! I am off to take a look at your blog! I really have had my fill of winter as I’m sure that you have! Come on Spring! 🙂

      1. Will probably be adding one more photo later as it snowed during the night and the little pile on the birdbath grew…. , but let me know what you think so far. Enough snow for your? …. however today is brrrrr cold but sunny! So good to see the sun! Maybe it will melt some of that white stuff!!! Yes, come on Spring!

        1. WOW! Now that is a lot of snow!! We are supposed to get a little ore this weekend. At first they were saying 30 inches and I was ready to leave! LOL! It is sunny and cold here today too. I’ll take that ver what we have had lately! 🙂

  7. I enjoy your blog and I’m always inspired by your creations. I really like the Fresh Prints paper peeking out from the xoxo die cut and the xoxo in the banners.

  8. Was so happy to find your blog! You have the best ideas ever! Would never have thought to use the xoxo like that. Brilliant! Used to live in NY, def DO NOT miss those winters! Never get that weather in sunny Florida! LOL Stay safe. Hugs from Florida.

    1. Hello Rosemary! I’m so happy to have you visit! Thank you you very much! I’m not liking being in NY this winter at all! I would much rather be in Florida! Hugs to you too and have a great day! 🙂

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