Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #487

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week has started well!  We've been entertained the last few weeks by a robin who has built her nest on our deck.  Don't worry, it's fairly secure and safe from predators!  We don't let our cats out so Bumble the Robin and her brood are safe and sound (so far!).  Yesterday 2 of the 3 eggs hatched and today I discovered the 3rd egg has hatched!  I never knew I'd get so much enjoyment from watching Bumble.  I've learned a lot about robins and their nesting habits.  She's provided a fair bit of entertainment - which is nice since we're still in lockdown!  I can't wait to watch the little babies get bigger and toddle around the backyard all fluffy and cute!  

Okay, that was a huge aside!  We are here for our Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!  We have the amazing Jennifer Timko as our hostess this week!  Jen's cards are amazing and you definitely want to head over to her blog to check them out!  

So I might have also stared at this sketch for a LONG time.  I was a tad stressed.  I've been suffering for a total lack of creativity lately.  I think it's the pending move and my husband being out west.  I think something had to go and it was "unfortunately" my creativity.  My sanity left a while ago so it wasn't available!

I needed a graduation card for a friend's daughter.  I had to make sure I didn't re-create the one I gave her sister last year!  A slimline would work perfectly!  

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Gold Foil
Stamps: Beautiful World
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Number Dies, Square Punch, Balloon Framelits

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the amazing cards!  There are some amazing cards there to inspire you!

Have an amazing day!



  1. The red, black and gold are fabulous together! Wonderful graduation card!

  2. This card gives no sign you are struggling with mojo, but I can totally understand. Hopefully the next couple of months will go smoothly and quickly.

  3. I love that we were on the same wavelength! This is a fabulous card and sure to be appreciated. Hugs to you during all this upheaval.

  4. This graduation card is just perfect! Love the versatility to recreate it with different school colors.