Freshly Made Sketches 167

Oh yes! It’s Friday peeps! I have a lot to get done this weekend but that’s what happens when you leave everything to last minute! LOL! Oops! Yesterday work was work. I had some tacos with the ‘rents for dinner and then headed over to Heather’s for wine night! It’s so nice to just sit there and relax and talk and laugh! We all need that more often than we think! I tried a new wine by Cupcake Vineyards called Red Velvet and I have to say that it was quite delicious! I had notes of Chocolate and Blackberry! Yum! Not a bad way to roll into a Friday! Today is also my friend Grace’s birthday! Happy Birthday Grace!! I hope that you have a wonderful day!! πŸ™‚

Before I get to my card I had to share this picture of little Daniel, he is just so cute I can’t stand it! Does’t he make an adorable little Santa?!?!

Daniel Xmas 2014

I know being the Uncle that I’m biased, but he really is too cute! πŸ™‚

My post for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge from the lovely Narelle…

Freshly Made Sketches 167

Super simple sketch, I knew just what I was going to use! My card begins with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. All of the pieces of Designer Series Paper are from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack. The background is just adhered to the base. My horizontal panel is backed with Basic Black and the vertical panel with Real Red and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the image from the You Plus Me Stamp Set in Calypso Coral, punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch, it’s backed it with a piece of Calypso Coral that I cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. The heart and the bow are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and are cut from Red Glimmer Paper. They are held in place with some Multi-Purpose Glue. I thought it needed something else and what better than some Matte Black Sequins?! They are adhered with Crystal Effects. I love the clean and simple look of the card and the way the bow, heart and sequins give it just the right amount of sparkle! There you have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I hope that you like it! Thank you very much for stopping by to see what I have been up! Have an absolutely fantastic Friday my friends! πŸ™‚

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Stamp Set: You Plus Me Clear Mount

Ink: Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Basic Black. Real Red and Calypso Coral

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Stacked With Love Stack*

Thinlits: Mini Treat Bag

Framelits: Circles Collection

Punch: 2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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30 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 167”

  1. Hi Justin, I love this card – I would never have thought to put those 2 colours together, but you made them work! The love heart paper is cute, is that new? Are you making gift tags for your presents? My Friday is all done and I’m on holidays, Yay! 6 sleeps til Christmas πŸ˜€ Cheers, Kelly xx

    1. Hello Kelly!
      Thanks! I love using different color combos! Yes, the heart DSP is in the new Occasions Catalog! It’s great! I am making some tags for my presents, I do love tags and they are much quicker to make than cards! I hope that you enjoy your holidays!! I’m jealous that you are off!! πŸ™‚

  2. Ok your nephew is beyond adorable! That Santa suit is so sweet. It just makes me smile.
    Love the Valentine card and the color combos. Just got my occasions catalog and I am loving the new products.
    Hoping you have a productive weekend!

    1. Thank you Marty! He is a cutie and that little smile is just too much!
      Thank you! I love when there is black in DSP! Yes, the new catalog is packed with so many good things! I hope to have a productive weekend too! πŸ™‚

  3. Seeing your adorable nephew makes me want to sing Santa Baby ! Yes, I am a Cupcake Wine fan also !! Last ,but not least …Happy Birthday Grace !!!
    Oh and I like your card a lot !

    1. LOL! Yes, I can understand that Sonny! The wine was great! Glad you like the card too! And yes, a very happy birthday to Grace!! πŸ™‚

  4. Love your card and the color combo, too! But Daniel just steals the show! That photo is just adorable beyond belief!

    1. Thank you Sandy! Daniel is way too cute! My brother is in trouble when he gets older! LOL! πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Friday Justin! Oh my—that little Daniel is just a doll! Super cute photo! Hope Santa is good to him!! πŸ˜‰ Your card is so cute…love that. I am loving that new dsp stack! I’m wondering if you ate all the jelly beans from the jar because it’s empty?? LOL! A very happy birthday to Grace today! It’s my hubby’s birthday too! Have a great day Justin!

    1. Happy Friday to you too Karen! Thanks! He is too cute! Santa will be very good to him, not to worry! Thanks, happy you like the card too! I too love that DSP stack! I did eat the jelly beans and sometimes it’s so late by the time I take the picture I forget! LOL! Happy Birthday to your hubby too! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Wendie! Love that the picture is back & white! Glad you enjoyed the card too! πŸ™‚

  6. Justin, that has to be the cutest Christmas picture ever! He is just too darn cute! Oh and your card is great too!!

    1. Yay! Thank you Shelly! I do think he is the cutest little boy I have ever seen! Glad you like the card! πŸ™‚

  7. He’s truly endearing! That coy little heart-catcher grin will make him totally irresistible when he’s a young man, don’t you think? lol

    I love the action in your card with the designs heading up and down, left to right, then finally anchored with a circle in the center!! Echoed with round sequins. Savy!

    1. Thank you Colleen! Yes, he does have a coy little smile doesn’t he?! I think that you are right!
      I’m glad that you saw the motion in the card too! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Justin:

    I absolutely love this card and the You + Me = heart (love) is just wonderful. What a perfect, perfect card for anyone to receive. The colors are great and I can’t wait to see the new catty. I hope your Friday was a good one. Mine was very special and thanks to you, Sonny and Karen for the Happy Birthday wishes. Yesterday I was kind of bummed out thinking about how quickly the years have passed but when I saw all the birthday wishes it really made me smile which in turn may the entire day wonderful. Thank you guys! πŸ™‚

    Daniel is just a beautiful little boy. I especially love his bright eyes. Colleen is absolutely right. He is going to be a heart breaker for sure! Have a great evening and enjoy the weekend. Hugs.

    1. Hello Grace!!
      Thank you! You are going to love the new Catalog!! My Friday was great! I’m so glad that you enjoyed your birthday! No need to be bummed!! The years do go by quickly but they are what we are today! And they have been good to you because you are awesome!!
      Daniel is too cute and I’m so glad that I get to share him with you! He is going to cause a lot of trouble when he gets older! Oh well! Good luck to my brother and Erika! LOL! I hope that you continue your birthday celebrations all weekend! XOXO πŸ™‚

  9. Your Daniel is so cute and this photo will become the most precious memory! Happy Birthday, Grace! I love your comments. Age is just a number! I can’t believe how “old” I am! However, my mind is still young and that’s what counts the most.
    Justin, I received my Occasions catalog, and I must say, Oh, my! I have too many things left to do, so I have been sneaking peaks along the way. I hope Santa drops a few thousand dollars down my chimney, but with my luck, we will have a fire burning away at the same time! Have a most lovely weekend! Love, Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! I can’t stop smiling when I see him! None of us are old!! We are all just us!! Age is definitely just a number!! I’m glad that you are liking the new catalog! I love it and spent way too much money!! LOL! No surprise there! I hope that Santa drops cash down all of our chimneys!You enjoy your weekend too! πŸ™‚

  10. Daniel is adorable! Great photo.Anything with the name red Velvet” has to be excellent. i love red velvet anything. Awesome card, I love SU new Valentine line. I think every item is on mylist or already ordered

    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, the wine was delicious! I’m a big fan of the cupcakes!! The new catalog cost me a lot but I’m having fun playing with all of the new goodies! πŸ™‚

  11. I just had to say that his expression is absolutely captivatingly delightful….this photograph will keep alive this precious priceless moment of his life forever….great photographer….

    1. Thank you Debbie! He is a wonderful little person! My brother is quote the talented photographer!! πŸ™‚

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