Freshly Made Sketches 152

That was a busy Wednesday! Work was back to crazy, just like I like it… NOT! After work was nice though. I met Heather and we went to Chili’s for dinner. I haven’t been there since the Polar Vortex! We had the 2 for $35 dinner and margarita special. It also came with dessert and we had the peanut butter skillet cookie with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle! YUM! After dinner we went to Lowes to get Heather a new lock for her front door. We laughed about silly things while I installed it. It’s one of those with a keypad and the instructions aren’t very helpful but we finally got it working. I came home, had some coffee and made my card for today. A nice end to a busy day!

Speaking of my card it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge and here is the sketch…

Freshly Made Sketches #152

Very simple, I like that sometimes! For my card I started with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and my background is a piece of Blackberry Bliss that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My strip across the lower portion of the card is Smoky Slate that I punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. I used the Stars Framelits to cut out a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and then pierced around the edge with the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack. My greeting is from the Hello There Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Smoky Slate Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Starburst Framelits are used to cut it out and it and the star are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Simple but sweet! LOL! I like the way the Silver Foil plays off of the Smoky Slate and with all of the stars goodies we have now it’s so easy to make a fun card! And that’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I hope that you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me, I love to see you here! Oh, by the way, I have heard from some of you that you are enjoying the new pictures. I don;t know what prompted the milk bottle, I’m just trying things out and you’ll have to let me know what you think! Have a great Thursday! 🙂

FMS 152-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Hello There Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss

Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Sheet

Framelits: Stars and Starburst

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Punch: Confetti Stars Border

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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36 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 152”

  1. Really nice card! Looks like one that Heather should give you for installing that lock! Sounds like a fun evening. I just told my daughter that for a short week, it sure is feeling like a long one! Enjoy your day!

    1. Thank you Stephanie! LOL! Yes, she should definitely give me something for installing the lock! It was a fun evening and sort of spur of the moment which is always good! Yes, I hate to agree with you but it does fee rather long. Almost there! 🙂

  2. How did I miss that star embossing folder? I got my star bundle yesterday but didn’t get time to play yet. It certainly has a lot of pieces with the set. Love how the whole “stary” card came together, one I would like to CASE for my nephew’s band concert, of course, with a different sentiment. Great card.

    1. I don’t know Nancy! But I will tell you that I missed that we have a 2″ Circle Punch now! Did you know that?! You are not alone my friend! You are going to love the star goodies, I sure am! Stars are good for much but yes, it would be perfect for a band concert letting your nephew know that he is the star! Thanks!! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Christina! I’m really happy to hear that you are enjoying the new pictures too! I was unsure of the milk bottle! Thanks! 🙂

  3. Hello Justin! Beautiful card today! I love it! I love all the stars and the silver foil with the smoky slate and blackberry bliss is just perfect!! I’m lovin the milk bottle too! You really do a nice job with your photos! Sounds like a fabulous dinner last night…especially your dessert! I’m all about the dessert! You know, if your first and second jobs don’t work out…you should become a photographer!! 😉 Have an awesome Thursday Justin!!!

    1. Hello Karen!
      Thanks very much! I am big star fan and am glad that we have so much to choose from now! The colors are fun, muted but they pop a little too if that makes any sense?! I have some other props that I have gotten and some more that I want. I feel it adds a little more interest than just the plain old boring white background and I’m happy that you are liking it! Dinner was great and the company fantastic! I would love to be able to be a photographer or full time crafty person, maybe one day! Thanks again! Hope your day was good! 🙂

  4. Good Morning Justin. Great card as usual and I couodn’t agree more about the photo, it is just fantastic! It really showcases your creative card.
    Have a good day- Friday is on the horizon!

    1. Hello Marty!
      Thank you! I really am happy that everyone is liking the pictures! It makes it more fun of me to take them, a little extension of the card. I hope your Thursday was good and yes, tomorrow is Friday! 🙂

  5. Gosh Justin – I really can’t think of anything to say that hasn’t already been said by the others. Your card is fab and the presentation is amazing. I bet you’re having a lot of fun between making the cards and figuring out how to accessorize them! LOL Great job as always. Have a Terrific Thursday and send me some of that dessert!

    1. Thanks very much Grace! I have so much with you guys, you really can never imagine how much you all mean to me! I am having a great time with the cards and just as much fun putting the “scene” together! I hoe your day was a good one! I would have to send the cookie without the ice cream though and that made the whole thing! 🙂

  6. Good morning Justin, as always I can’t wait to read your post to see how your day went and then to see what you have created. I love this card and just got the stars punch yesterday. I am anxious to try it and may have to case this wonderful card for my HOM group.

    1. Hi there Sandy!
      I am so happy that you come and spend some time with me! I love sharing my little adventures and that you enjoy them too… what more could I ask for?! The Confetti Stars Punch is great, it makes a nice border and the left over stars are great for shaker cards! Have fun with yours! 🙂

  7. Hi Justin, I stop by your blog almost daily and I love your cards. I especially loved this one and the way you styled it with the milk bottle. Your photography is amazing and so is the card.

    1. Hello Susan!
      Thank you for coming by, I really appreciate it! I’m so glad that you enjoy my work and my little presentations! Have a wonderful evening! 🙂

  8. Oh my, how the silver star shines, pops and radiates off the Blackberry Bliss! Totally love the color combo. Very nice updated picture of yourself.

    1. Thanks Lisa! I love that Blackberry Bliss and who doesn’t like a little shine?! I’m glad that you noticed the picture! My friend at convention took it and she makes me look so much better than I am in real life!! 🙂

  9. Gorgeous card, seems so simple with all the coordinating star things to use. Silver and blackberry are always good together. Have a great rest of the week — you know what tomorrow is! Love ya, Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! It is pretty simple with just a few added touches. I do love that Blackberry Bliss and have always loved silver! I hope you too enjoy the rest of your week! Yes, tomorrow is my favorite day!! Love you too my friend!! 🙂

  10. P. S. I looked all over past posts for your photo of a milk bottle. Here it is staring right at me! What a wonderful piece of Americana! Love it! Also, your Chili’s dinner sounds divine. Yum! Nancy B

    1. LOLOL! Sorry, I should have said in today’s picture! The milk bottles are quite popular right now, I love them! I think I’m going to paint the inside of a few with our colors! Chilis was great food and fun, the dessert was definitely a keeper! Enjoy your evening! 🙂

  11. Aha! Now I know your secret-after a full day of work AND an evening out, you go home and make coffee! Is that how you stay up late and make such great cards? Haha-keep up the cool cards, Justin!

    1. Ha ha ha! If only that were true Georgie! I drink so much coffee that I have become immune to it! Glad you enjoyed the post! Have a great night! 🙂

    1. Thanks Linda! No, I wish coffee worked, I can drink two cups and go right to bed. I wish it was! I would never sleep again! LOL!

  12. Great card Justin! Love all of those stars! Blackberry Bliss is one of my new favourite colours! The card looks great with the milk bottle! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thanks very much Jennifer! I would have to agree with you about Blackberry Bliss! Love it! I’m having so much fun with my pictures, glad you are liking them! Have a super week! 🙂

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