Freshly Made Sketches 197

Ahh, I do love a Thursday that doesn’t involve work! LOL! Yesterday was another hot one here, I snuck out of work a little early so I could head into Manhattan to meet up with Michael. It only took me a little over an hour to get in which was pretty good. I even found a parking space down the block from The Ink Pad again! I had to share the space because I still can’t believe that I got into it!

Manhattan Parking

Now that is a tight fit! LOL! While I was hanging out at the store with Michael and Barbara we had a visitor! Jenny from Craft Test Dummies stopped in! She is awesome! I watch her YouTube channel because she gives unbiased reviews of products. You can check out her blog HEREย and her You Tube channel HERE!ย She also has a new series called Hands on Crafts for Kids that is really neat!

Jenny & Me

Me, Jenny & Michael

I love to meet people that I see on the internet and they are more awesome that you thought they would be!

Now lets move on to today’s card. It’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. First I want to thank Jen B. for choosing me as her Perfect Prince for last week’s sketch! You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week’s sketch from Jen B….

Freshly Made Sketches 197

I wanted super simple and I just can’t get enough of that Lawn Fawn set! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped the greeting from the Lawn Fawn Best Fishes Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black in the lower right corner. The banner is a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. I inked up the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp in Hero Arts Butter to Orange Ombre Ink and flagged the bottom before adhering it to the card with SNAIL. My fish and fish bowl are from the same Best Fishes Set and are also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used my Copics to color them in and then die cut them with the matching Lawn Fawn Best Fishes Lawn Cuts. The fish are adhered to the bowl with Multi-Purpose Glue and the bowl to the card with Foam Tape. I love coloring with my Copics but I definitely need a few more colors and I love the Ombre flag! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! I’m off to Lancaster in a few with Michael and Sue to go to the CKC Show there! If you are going too make sure that you say hello! Thanks for sharing in my day and have a terrific Thursday! ๐Ÿ™‚

FMS 197-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Best Fishes Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn) and Diagonal Stripes Background (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Butter to Orange Ombre (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

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

Dies: Best Fishes Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Multi-Purpose Glue and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot


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28 Replies to “Freshly Made Sketches 197”

  1. What?!?!?!?! Are you kidding me with that parking space?!?!?!? I’d never make it living in the city.

    1. LOL! Yes, i was quite impressed with my parking job, just had to show it Carol! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Seriously? Did you get out of that space? That’s crazy!
    Cute card.
    Have a great time in Lancaster. I’ve never been. Another place on my wish list.

    1. LOL! Yup, got out in and out of the space Gerri!
      Thanks! Glad that you like the card! Lancaster was fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Well . . . first I’ll say I love that card. The fish bowl and fish are so, so cute, just the type of fish I like.
    Hi Justin,
    When I opened your blog today and started reading, I knew exactly what that was a picture of . . . I’m from Brooklyn!!! As I started to read “a little over an hour” . . . I thought you were going to say to get into that parking spot. Ha. Ha.
    Enjoy Lancaster. Hope you have a great Thursday too!

    1. Thank you Nancy! I like that stamp set, cute stuff all around!
      LOL! Nope, I just zipped right into the space! I was a little surprised myself!
      Lancaster was fun! Hope you had a nice weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Another great card … I’m heading up to Lancaster tomorrow for a day of classes on Saturday! Will you still be there? Have fun, say hi to Michael for me. Barbara (4th of July)

    1. Thanks so much Barbara! It was so nice to get to see you in Lancaster! Hope that you enjoyed the rest of the show! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Justin:

    How the heck did you get your car into that space and did you ever get it out again? Maybe it’s one of those new fangled cars where you pull up to a space and the wheels turn horizontal and slide in sideways? If you hadn’t taken the photo I never would have believed it! Show the photo to your Dad, he’ll be proud! LOL

    Love the little fishy card and Congrats on being a Perfect Prince! Of course, you already are a perfect prince to all of your followers! Wishing you a Terrific Thursday, Fabulous Friday, Sensational Saturday and Superb Sunday! There is no way this can be anything less than a fantastic weekend. Good food, good friends, lots of crafting and shopping I’m sure.
    Love and hugs, XO ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hey Grace!
      LOL! I just zipped in and right back out! I guess I have some mad parking skills! LOL! I had to shoe dad and he was very proud, he taught me well!
      Thanks! Love that Lawn Fawn Set, well, I like most of the Lawn Fawn stuff! You are too sweet and I appreciate it! I had an excellent weekend! It was super! Love to you! XOXOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. What, NO WAY! You must have some mad parking skills. It doesn’t even look possible.

  7. Ditto all the comments on the parking space, how dis you ever manage it? Cute card, love the little fish bowl. Have a great w/e.

    1. Thanks Lynne! I saw the space and thought, I can get in there and I did! I was quite shocked when I got out and looked! LOL! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! Weekend was fantastic! Hope that yours was too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Oh my goodness Justin, if I was in that parking space, I’d have to wait until everyone else had left – then maybe I would be able to leave! Do you worry about your new car getting dents?
    Cute cute card, I love those fishies!! Your colouring is so good. The die to cut out the fish must be tiny! Thanks for posting all your photos, it’s cool watching your travels in the warm weather, especially when I’m freezing down here! It’s Friday morning, almost the weekend!!

    1. LOL! Listen, I was just as impressed when I got out and looked Kelly! LOL! I was glad that no one else tried to get out while I was parked there!
      Thanks! I love that little set! My coloring needs work but thanks! I am loving the Copics! I love the teeny die cuts that Lawn Fawn has! They are minuscule! I’m glad that you are enjoying the pics! You’ll have the warmer weather before you know it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Did you park it or push the car in? LOL living in the city you learn pretty quick how to make your car fit. Cute cute cute card!

    1. Ha ha! Michael said the same thing Linda! I was shocked that I got in the space too! LOL! Thanks! Glad that you like the card too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Well like everyone else…..I want to know, how you got out of the park. lol Cool card, love the greeting.

    1. LOL! It was actually not as difficult as I thought it would be Leigh! Glad that you enjoyed the card! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Jen! Love Lawn Fawn! I still can’t believe that I got into that space! LOL! Enjoy your week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m totally impressed you got into that car park! Your card is so cute – love those fish in the bowl and the stripey banner is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    1. LOL! Thanks Karren, me too! LOL! Glad that you enjoyed the card! Love that Lawn Fawn set! Have a good week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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