Freshly Made Sketches 198

And a very happy Saturday to you! I’m at The Ink Pad for the morning and then I’m going to wander around a bit. Later I’ll meet up with Michael for some dinner and then we are staying at my friend Kim’s again. Last night we took a really long walk along the Hudson, like 10 miles in total long! The sunset was beautiful and the weather was perfect. From Battery Park we walked to ChinaTown and had dinner at one of the best Chinese Restaurants, Wo Hop. If you are ever in Manhattan you have to go there, but not the one upstairs you need to go to the one downstairs! Here are some pictures from our wandering last night…

Hudson Sunset 8-07-2015

Sunset on the Hudson!

Battery Park 8-07-2015

Some Yachts at the Yacht Club!

So today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 198

As soon as I saw this I knew exactly what I wanted to use! I kept the card extremely simple, not even any stamping! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Across the lower portion is a strip of So Saffron. The two panels are pieces of paper from the Simple Stories Summer Vibes 6×6 Paper Pad. I backed one with Lost Lagoon and the other with Tangelo Twist. The bottom one is adhered to the card with SNAIL the one with the fun saying is adhered with Fun Foam and SNAIL. Some Pretty Pink Posh Summer Mix and Tangerine Sequins scattered across the card finish it off nicely! Sometimes a simple card can be bright and fun, don’t you think?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches and the pictures from my outing with Michael! Thank you for sharing in my day and I wish you a super fun Saturday! 🙂

FMS 198-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), So Saffron, Lost Lagoon and Tangelo Twist (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Summer Vibes 6×6 Pad (Simple Stories)

Embellishments: Summer Mix and Tangerine Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL

Tools: Fun Foam


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12 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 198”

  1. Really like this card. The background picture with the colorful rays of sun is perfect for that saying. I like the CAS cards.

  2. Ooooo oh how pretty , I love the sunset!!!
    My best part of the day , and let’s not forget the sunrise:))
    Tfs Frenchie

  3. You have got to be kidding me Justin! You walked from Battery Park to China Town……………just thinking about that long a walk makes me tired and makes my feet hurt! LOL Oh, it must be nice to be young again. 🙂 I love Battery Park and we used to go into China Town once a month with my Vietnamese friend so she could grocery shop. The food there is fantastic but boy, you don’t want to use the restrooms! LOL I love Manhattan! Glad that Michael is getting to spend quite a bit of time there while he is in the states. He needs to eat all the foods he can’t get in Brazil while he is here. I always enjoy your photos and thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us.

    I too love a CAS card and this one couldn’t be more perfect. The saying is awesome and not only perfect for the card but would be wonderful on a scrapbook page. Great job as always.

    Wishing you a Wonderful Weekend and lots of wonderful times. Love and hugs, XO 🙂

    1. LOL! Yup Grace! We had so much fun doing it! Our feet did hurt but we such a great evening it didn’t matter! I find Chinatown to be a little on the dirty side but not too bad! Michael is definitely enjoying his stay and I am enjoying my time with him! I’ll have a bunch more photos this week!
      Thank you! I do love when you can find a piece of paper with a great phrase on it!
      I had the most amazing weekend and I hope that you had a good one too! Love and hugs to you my friend! XOXOXO 🙂

  4. Beautiful photos, that sunset is breathtaking! My daughter came in for the weekend, I am so flippen excited. We ran real quick to a small scrabook store, long drive but quality time, I got a few memory box halloween dies, Then to Home Depot to get paint samples. Really need to repaint kitchen and family room.

    She has iceskating tonite so I woll play, either with my new toys or My card kits, I’m also dying to play with my fuse. Decisions, decisions, So little time, LOL

    1. Thank you Linda! I do love a nice sunset picture! That’s so great that you are getting to have time with your daughter! How fun! What did you end up playing with?! 🙂

  5. Hi Justin!
    These photos are beautiful! I love it when I am near the water.
    Your card is so pretty. I love that sentiment and the sequins.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Thanks! I too love when I’m near the water! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! My weekend was fantastic! Hope that yours was too! 🙂

  6. Have I ever told you how much I enjoy your very upbeat blog? I love the way you share your love of card making along with your travels and family and friends.

    1. I think that you may have mentioned that Carol! Have I ever told you how Lucky and Happy I am that I get to share my adventures with you?! Thank you so much!! 🙂

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