Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #186

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe it's Wednesday already?!  Wow!  Where did the week go?  Where is May going?  My oldest son's 9th birthday is fast approaching.  I don't know where the time has gone!

We have had a chilly start to the week here.  We had a lovely weekend and suddenly the winds have blown in some mighty cold air.  I am looking forward to that warm summery weather coming back very soon!

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I have the privilege of being this week's hostess.  I always feel so inferior next to the talented group of ladies that I work with!  What an honour to get to create cards with these gals every week!

Yup, that's a circle you see on that sketch!  Can you believe I did that?!  I am trying to cure myself of that aversion to circles!  Actually, truth be told, I knew the sentiment I wanted to use when I came up with the sketch and knew it would fit nicely in a circle - I didn't realize my circle would turn out so big!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: In a Big Way (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Other: Big Polka Dot TIEF, Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Circle Punch, Edge Dies (Lil' Inkers - honestly I can't remember what they're called!), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week!

Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog to see the cards the Design Team has created for you!  They are amazing (as always!)!

Have a fabulous day!


  1. Great sketch and great card. I love the big embossed dots and the stitched detail along the edges. Karen x

  2. Love the sketch and love this card! The stitched embossed panels are so cute!

  3. Not only did you give us a great sketch, but you've used a CIRCLE, and you've created this great bit of inspiration! I love the wavy line (another why didn't I think of that moment)!

  4. Look at all of those fabulous circles! I love the curved panels and the cute sentiment. I'm so proud of you for facing your fears, Jen! :) This is a great sketch!

  5. I just love that you put a circle on your sketch, Jen! And your card is just amazing! The stitched curves look fabulous and the colors are so striking. BTW there is absolutely no reason for you to feel inferior, my friend!

  6. Love your crisp lines and the big dots!

  7. Love your Sketch,Jen!! And your card is awesome!! Love the big polka dots and the stitches!!

  8. Jen, I love your sketch this week and your card is fabulous! I love the dry embossed circles, and I also love how the sentiment takes center stage! Great colors, great interest!

  9. Jen--LOVE the super-simple yet amazing (of course) sketch! SO much fun! Love your big dotty theme--it's well rounded! ;)

  10. I lovrd your sketch this week and I love your card! Those stitched edge dies are to die for, and I really love the way you used the wavy one for this sketch. It looks so good with the embossing too. Great birthday card!

  11. Fabulous sketch this week! I love your card. The white with all the stitched edges makes for a very elegant look!

  12. From this beautiful card I would never guess that circles are not your favorite thing! I love your sweet card and sketch!