Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #450


Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great week!  I hope those of you who with kids who have headed back to school, have had a smooth transition!  It's definitely a different situation for all of us.  Our kids have their first day of school in a couple of weeks.  My boys will be heading back to class but Caleb (high school) will be attending a little less than 50% of the time and doing the rest online.  Jacob will be full time in school.  We're going to try it and see how it goes.  We have until November 20th to change our minds and opt for distance learning.  Strange times that require patience and lots of grace!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Karren Johnson!  Karren is a colouring genius!  I dream of heading to New Zealand and learning to colour and craft with Karren!!  Head over to her blog to check out her amazing cards!

Karren's sketch threw me a bit.  I stared at those circles and did not know what to do with them!  I don't know why they stumped me so much.  You know how I get with circles!!

Anyhow, I wanted a fall'ish card and I had one of these copper leaves sitting on my work space so I decided I would make the card around that one leaf!  Yup, I do weird things!  I also had this copper embossed acorn sitting on my desk and decided that it needed to be incorporated into the card as well!  A couple of die cuts from the Give Thanks set (from Concord & 9th).


Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Copper Foil

DSP: In Good Taste

Stamps: Beautiful Autumn

Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark

Other: Seasonal Layers Dies, Give Thanks Dies (Concord & 9th), Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Nested Label Dies, Acorn Punch (Autumn Punch Pack),  Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards created by the Design Team!  You won't be disappointed!  

I can't wait to see what you make for our challenge this week!

Have an amazing day!



  1. Such a beautiful fall card! And it is amazing how many different ways our kids will be "going" to school....Emma will go only two days a week and do the rest online.....crazy times....

  2. I'm in love with your mix of elegant and rustic elements, Jen!

  3. Awww thanks for the sweet comment! You are welcome here any time, my friend - once the borders open up again that is! In the meantime, what a gorgeous card. You are the queen of neutral elegance!

  4. Loved this as soon as I saw it! Those colours and that fabulous earthy feel with the images and DSP! LOVE!