Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #389

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you've had a great start to your week!  We've had an exciting week at our house.  Our oldest turned 13 yesterday!  I can't believe it.  How on earth did that happen?!  I honestly don't think I've aged at all!!  Except that after the bike ride we did on Monday and the epic fall I had, I'm definitely not feeling 20 anymore!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is our amazing flower queen Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle is a fussy cutting and flower creating master!  I just love all of her cards!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

So, as you can probably imagine, this isn't the first version of this card.  This card challenged me - I think because I needed it to be a masculine looking 13th birthday card.  I also now realize that the red banner is VERY crooked.  Honestly!  I couldn't get the positioning of anything right and I tried over and over!  I don't think Caleb even really noticed.  He's a boy...I'm not sure why I did so much fussing!!!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil, Black Sparkle (Non-SU), Black Foil
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Number Framelits, Star Dies, Starburst Framelits, Circle Dies, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll head over for the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created!  You will definitely feel inspired!

Have an amazing day!



  1. Wow! Jen! This a terrific birthday card! This is definitely the perfect card for a 13 year old boy.

  2. Hope the celebration was so much fun! An awesome card for your teenager!

  3. Lucky number 13! Wow can't believe you have a teenager already! Great card for him! Enjoy those teen years :0)

  4. I hope you are recovering! Both from having a teenager and from your fall!! Having two sons, I guarantee they won't notice the banner, but they will notice that it's bold and you created the perfect card for 13 years.

  5. This is the perfect card for a young man! Congrats on having a 13-year old and still looking 21 :)

  6. Happy birthday to your baby! I am loving this card you've created for him and I'm sure he did too! ps. Can't believe you aren't 20, you look amazing!!!

  7. LOL! I don't think the red banner is crooked! And it's a great card for a 13 year old!

  8. What an outstanding birthday card! I honestly did not even notice a crooked banner until I read your comment about it. I love your style!