Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #446

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  My husband blessed me with a week by myself with my mom and dad!  He has a light week at work this week so offered to take the kids while I stayed for another week visiting my parents.  After not seeing them for over 7.5 months I was totally game.  Depending on how our Covid #'s look over the next little while, I wanted to get a good visit in in case we get locked back down again.

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Linda Callahan.  Linda is not only hilarious but she makes super cute cards!  Head on over to her blog to check them out!

Linda is taking us to new levels with her sketch!  This week we're going slim!  I can't say that I've ever made a slimline card so this was a new experience for me!  If you're wondering what envelopes to put them in, I used a regular long envelope but apparently a #10 works as well (maybe they're the same thing?!)!

I was a little stumped on what to put on my card but my super creative mom suggested a fall card and thankfully has the most wonderful leaf stamps and dies (which I'm thinking might accidentally get put in my bag to make the trip back home!)  She also happened to have some stalks left that I had cut and sent her for fall cards last year!  I am totally going to give her all the credit for the idea of this card!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Copper Foil
DSP: Plaid Tidings
Stamps: Beautiful Autumn, Vintage Leaves
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Other: Gathered Leaves Dies, Sunflower Dies, Nested Labels, Leaflets Framelits, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Copper Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll go and check out the gorgeous cards on the Freshly Made Sketches blog!  The Design Team did an amazing job creating beautiful cards!

Have an amazing day!



  1. I am so happy you got to spend time with your parents. I am sure they were so thrilled to have you. I enjoyed your photos. This card is just an autumn delight, and I am so looking forward to fall. Beautiful fall color choices!

  2. This is gorgeous for fall! Love your leafy arrangement! And hooray for a week with Mom and Dad - truly a treat! Enjoy every minute!

  3. These dies work great with this sketch! I love Fall colors and you've used them beautifully here. Enjoy your visit with Mom & Dad!

  4. Beautiful card, Jen! Enjoy the time with your parents!!

  5. Moms know best! What a beautiful card! I love the fall colors and that beautiful textured background. So happy you got to spend some extra time with Mom and Dad!

  6. Yay to mom! How nice to have a stamping Mom! She has good taste- the card is beautiful!

  7. Wonderful collaboration card! How fun to be stamping with your mum. Enjoy that time together!

  8. I just love all the layering on the leaves and elements! What a fantastic card! I'm ready for fall things.

  9. How fun to be able to play with your mom's stuff!! I love the mix you put together - stamping and embossing and a bit of foil and all the gorgeous fall colors!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks to your Mother for contributing. Thanks to you for sharing.