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Freshly Made Sketches 286

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Happy Friday my friends! Yesterday was my last day at the Store for a while. I need to regroup and take a little time to do some other things that I have been putting off. The on-line Store will stay open and I hope to get some more products up there soon. I want to thank all of you for your continued support and for stopping by here everyday to see what I have been doing. This blog started off as a way for me to share my hobby and has grown into so much more and I really can’t express how much it means to me. So many of you take the time to leave a comment everyday and I have even had the pleasure of meeting some of you in person. Even the ones that I have never met I feel like I know personally. You all share so much with me and each other! I look forward to making my card and typing my post everyday and that will not change. As a thank you I’m going to have a little sale over the weekend just for you guys, more on that tomorrow! I finished off my day yesterday with a visit with my buddy Daniel and sweet Tristan. After that it was over to Jim’s for dinner with his Mom and daughter including a little Fro-Yo after and some TV. Today I have a lot of planning and organizing to do, fun Friday! LOL! πŸ˜€

I have two posts for you today. There will be another one at 11:00am! This one is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

A super simple card! I stamped the candles from the Concord & 9th Eat Cake & Celebrate Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them in with Copics. The Coordinating Die cut them out. A piece of Black is cut out with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies. I adhered the candles to the circle with 3D Foam Squares. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the greeting from the same set stamped again in Memento Tuxedo Black. All that was left to do was to adhere the circle to the card with more 3D Foam Squares! I do love a nice simple Birthday card, especially one that would work for anyone! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. Come back at 11:00am to my Solo Post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Design Team! In the mean time enjoy your Friday morning! πŸ™‚

Products used:

Stamp Set: Eat Cake & Celebrate Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Markers: Copics

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black (My Colors)

Dies: Eat Cake & Celebrate (Concord & 9th) and Infinity Circles (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!

16 thoughts on “Freshly Made Sketches 286

  1. You know we’ll all be here following and supporting you, as you regroup and continue to grow!

  2. Hey Justin,
    Thank you for continuing with your blog. I look forward to reading it every day. Your creations are beautiful and I live vicariously through you on your visits to the city. Hang in there better weather is coming.

    1. Hi Gerri!
      I would be lost without my blog and all of you! Thank you so much! And yes, better things are just around the corner! πŸ™‚

  3. Oh Justin – I am so sorry that you find you cannot continue the store but so very, very happy that you are going to continue with your daily blog – I mean really, what would I ever do if I couldn’t read your blog every day? I will be off line from the 13th through the 23rd so please don’t think I’m not following you anymore. I will play catch up as I always do after I’m back. Is there anything we, as your followers can do to help you get back to your wonderful self after this? Just say the word. Oh, by the way, love your card for today! One can never have enough birthday cards on hand, that’s for sure. Huge hugs to you my friend! XXOO

    1. Yes, it’s a sad thing Grace but on to bigger and better things! I will let you know if there is anything that you guys can do, you already do enough by coming by every day! Glad that you like the card! Love and hugs to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  4. I am so glad you will continue your blog! I look forward to it every day whether I respond or not. Best wishes for whatever you need to do. Love and hugs, Nancy B

    1. Thanks so much Nancy! I’m glad that you still look forward to the post after all of this time! Love and hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  5. Glad you continue your blog, sorry to read, you can’t continue the store. Take your time to come to yourself. I’ll follow your blog anyways. Thx for sharing your projects. Sending you hugs from Bamberg-Bavaria-Germany, where you have part of your roots. Take care!

    1. Thanks Ingrid! Yes, things will work themselves out. Hugs back to you from NY! Yes, I do have some German in me! πŸ™‚

  6. Sorry about the store, I know it drained you but I think you really enjoyed it. Ho[pe you find your ay back there or back to something you love to do. I hope you continue your blog, I honestly come home everyday and your email is the first one I open.

    Love this card, simple yet powerful. Those candles awesome, I love the matching die.


    1. Thanks Linda! It was a lot of work but I did enjoy it and I will keep the online store and maybe get that built back up! I ill continue the blog, I would miss you guys too much!
      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  7. I love this birthday card. It’s so simple and perfect to give to just about anyone. I love how the black circle really shows off the candles. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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