Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #102

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a great week!  It was back to school today!  The boys had a great first day!  Jacob didn't go for a whole day today but at least he was in the classroom this afternoon!  Caleb loves his new teachers and seems quite happy with the kids in his class!

Today brings us a brand new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  Cindy Hall is our talented hostess this week!  I love, love, love her sketch this week!  I thought for sure I would be doomed but then I decided that a Christmas card would work perfectly!
I decided to use the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set.  I do love this set and am glad that I hung unto it!  I use the brushed gold cardstock and paired it with Early Espresso.  I used the retired Candlelight Christmas DSP from last year....I just love it!  The ribbon is also Early Espresso though it looks chocolate chip in this picture! I think I may try this card in a variety of different colours!!!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
DSP: Candlelight Christmas
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, Holiday Ornament Framelit Dies, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Oval Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!
Please head on over for the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the fabulous cards the design team has created for you!

Have a great day!


  1. I LOVE this, Jen! I wouldn't have thought about browns for a Christmas cards, but it is stunning!

  2. Wow....can you say gorgeous? A classic beauty for the holidays!

  3. Your card is gorgeous. Love the brown and the gold embossing. This is a great sketch also.

  4. Oh, this is gorgeous in shades of brown and gold! So elegant!

  5. So rich and elegant, Jen! I love the gold and browns together. And I love how you matched up the stripes on the oval and on the card base -- that's like hard!

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous Jen! I love the brown and gold - makes for an elegant Christmas card!

  7. I love this card, Jen! I love how you lined up the stripes of the embossed pieces (more of your exceptional attention to the details!) and the color choices are fabulous! This is already in my CASE file!