Freshly Made Sketches 200!

Hey all! The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous here lately but we are supposed to have some rain over the next few days. I guess that we are due. My off-site visit yesterdayย for work was actually not too bad and I have another one today. Let’s hope that one goes just as well! After work I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to hang with Michael. He was doing another one of his baby book classes and the ladies just love them! After we closed we headed over to Red Robin for some dinner and then stopped at my house for a bit. Taylor was here when we got home, which is nice because I haven’t seen much of her lately. My brother, Erika and Daniel came home late last night and my mum text me to tell me that Daniel pointed to my house when they were leaving and he said “Uncle Justin’s house”! My little buddy is back and I can’t wait to see him!

Today’s card is for a very special challenge! Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 200th one! WOW! That’s a lot of sketches…

Freshly Made Sketches 200

A super simple one too! I have been playing along since sketch #38! I decided that I would challenge myself to make my card while I was at Scrap-A-Latte, step a little outside of my comfort zone! The base for today’s card is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front with a piece of PaperCuts Pink Card Stock. Across the lower half is a piece of PinkFresh Studios Happy Things 12×12 Paper. I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Chevron Border Die to cut out a darker pink piece of card Stock to cover the top of the patterned paper. My love is cut from the same dark pink and some black with the Carta Bella Loves Dies, I adhered them to each other, a little offset, and then to the card with Ranger Multi-Matte Medium. Three hearts are also cut out from the dark pink using the heart from the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits. I covered them with some Cotton Candy Stickles. When I got home I adhered a few Pretty Pink Posh Spring Mix Sequins and some My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots on the top to give it a little more oomph! I love that PinkFresh Studios Paper, it’s so cool! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the Freshly Made Sketches 200th challenge! Thank you for paying me a visit today. I wish you all a very happy Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚

FMS 200-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Pink, Dark Pink (PaperCuts)

Patterned Paper: Happy Things 12×12 (PinkFresh Studios

Dies: Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits ย (Stampin’ Up!), Love Die Set (Carta Bella) and Chevron Border (My Favorite Things Die-namics)

Embellishments: Spring Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), The Sweetest Thing Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye) and Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

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19 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 200!”

  1. Yes great card! Like the brightness very much. So happy you are enjoying Michael’s visit. Thursday . . . one day to go.
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  2. Wonderful bright and cheerful colors and patterns!! I love how you offset the “love” with a black layer so that it stands out from the fun patterned paper. Thank you for celebrating our 200th at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I just love the cotton candy stickles on the hearts! They actually look like real candy. The Chevron border die cut couldn’t be any more perfect to break up the “mountains” (that’s what they look like to me) from the “sky”. The really super part of the card is the way you “shadowed” the word love with black. So many wonderful things going on with this card that it’s almost hard to describe. How about I use one word? HAPPY! Have yourself a tremendous Thursday, hug Michael for me, give Daniel a huge big kiss for me and just go have fun! Luv ya, XO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks very much Grace! Yes, I thought that the border separated the two halves nicely! I love the use die cuts like that! I’m so glad that you got happy out of the card! Yay! Michael sends his love and as soon as I see Daniel I will give him a big kiss! Love you!! XOXOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. You should step out of your comfort zone more often!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I am in love with the bright,fun and happy colors and the pink chevron border!! The glitter on the hearts is a perfect touch!! I LOVE this card,Justin!
    Thank you so much for always joining us at FMS!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. LOL! Thanks Cindy! It’s hard for me not to have all of my stuff with me and to have to search around! So glad that you enjoyed the card!! Have a super weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Linda! Love that PinkFresh paper! So happy that I bought a smile to your face! Happy 200th sketch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. OMG! I Love this!!!! What a fun creative design, so original. today is my Friday, i was grinning all day long. Going to tge Scrapbook expo tomorrow, cant wait, I keep teling mysef, “I will not buy anything, just look”

    1. Thanks so much Linda! Lucky you! Next Thursday is my last Friday for a while! But Michael leaves on Saturday, bummer. I hope that you have a great time at the Scrapbook Expo and good luck not buying anything! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. *So* cute, Justin! I love the color combo, and the way the rick-rack trim coordinates with the design on the patterned paper.

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