Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #39

I hope you all are having a great start to your week!  Is it possible that it's Wednesday already?!  Seriously, where does the time go!  I spent my morning yesterday being "pampered" and then photographed by the lovely and very talented Heidi Ram.  She is a fabulous (and VERY patient) local photographer who is starting a new endeavour with mom's!  I got to be a guinea pig for her today!  You can check out her blog here!

Okay that aside, today is Wednesday!  That means there is a new sketch on Freshly Made Sketches from another talented lady - Jen Mitchell! Did you know there are 4 Jen's on our FMS design team?!

Jen's sketch challenged me for a while.  Not really sure why.  Then I remembered I needed to make an 80th birthday card for the father in law of a dear friend of mine.  I love the new Clockworks stamp set.  It's masculine and works great for men of all ages!  Maybe I'll start using that instead of "The Open Sea"!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse
DSP: Comfort Cafe
Stamps: Clockworks, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse
Other:  Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Timeless Type Sizzlets, Argyle Textured Embossing Folder

Thanks for Stopping by!
Have a great day!


  1. Great masculine card Jen! The argyle embossed background and stamp look really great. I bet your friend loves it!

  2. This is very cool! Wonderful texture - love the clock! And the panel of color is perfect!

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was challenged by this sketch! But you totally rocked it. The texture is fantastic and I love that you used a clock and numbers. They go great together!

  4. A wonderful masculine card! I love the texture and how the "80" just pops right off the page!

  5. I love this card Jen ... the creative stamping and background embossing is really effective, the clocks and argyle patterns are fabulous .... love love love!!!

  6. Wonderful card Jen! Love that embossing and the vanilla background!!

  7. Wow, this is fantastic. Great colours and I love the texture.

  8. Love the neutrals with a splash of colour. Great Card.

  9. I KNEW I should have bought the Clockworks stamp set! You've done a beautiful job with it! I love the texture/DSP combination, too.

  10. Clean and simple! Great inspiration piece, Jen!

  11. This is a super card for a man. Love the embossing. x