Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #386

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  It's May 1st!!!  How did that happen?!  Wow!  Time is flying by.  I'd like to say that summer will be here in no time but with the weather we've been having I'm not sure!  My parents live in a community that is currently being devastated by extreme flooding.  The pictures of people's water logged houses are heart breaking and to know it could be months and months before some people can be back int their homes is so sad and overwhelming.  We're praying over the coming days that the water can recede enough for the clean up to begin.  We are so fortunate where we live that we don't have to really worry about extreme flooding the way this community is.

On a happier note, we have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I am excited to be this week's hostess!  Coming up with a sketch can often be challenging but sometimes you just see something that you turn into a sketch!

Funny story about this card though.   This isn't the first card I made for this challenge.  You may be thinking "Jen, you say that almost every week".  Well, see, I made this great card that I really liked and it was for my in-laws anniversary and I gave it to my husband and before I knew what was going on my husband had written in it and mailed it.  Normally he's not so on the ball!!!

Anyhow, I had to rush to make a new card and this is what we ended up with.  I opted to combine some pieces from the Lots of Happy Card Kit.  Honestly, I love this kit.  If you don't have it - I really recommend it.  It's so fun to colour and I love the designs.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
DSP: I can't remember what it's called...I'm sorry....
Stamps: From Lots of Happy Card Kit
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin Blends, Ribbon (from Card Kit), Image from Lots of Happy Card Kit

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches page to check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created!  I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have an amazing day!



  1. Terrific sketch and great card, Jen!

    It is devastating how much damage water can do to a home. I hope your parents' town is onto clean-up and recovery soon.

  2. This is lovely. I like the flowers that you used. Great take on the sketch.

  3. Great sketch and your card is adorable! Love those flowers!

  4. Now you've really made me want to find this kit and pull it out again! Love it with the buffalo plaid. Such a pretty card, Jen!

  5. This is a stunning card, Jen, and such a wonderful sketch!

  6. Love the lavender stems ... faves here in real life. Thanks for having visited my blog last week!

  7. pretty the gingham bkg.
    :) Karen

  8. I absolutely love the combination of the buffalo plaid with the kraft and the sprigs of florals with leaves. What a great card!