Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #100!!!!

Happy Wednesday!  Today is a very exciting day for two very important reasons!  The first (and most important to our family) is our youngest son's 5th birthday!  I can't believe he's 5.  He came into this world creating excitement for us and hasn't stopped since!  We are taking the Go Train into downtown Toronto today to see some sights and then heading back to Burlington for dinner at Red Lobster (not because he likes the food but because he likes to sit and watch the trains).  Maybe you've figured out that my 5 year old LOVES trains!  

Next, today is our 100TH sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  We are super pumped about this! There are even some fabulous give aways!!!  Keep reading!!!!   Cindy Hall was the very first "Queen of Clean" and she is still creating such beautiful cards each week on our design team!  Cindy decided to pick the very first sketch as the sketch we would use this week!   So very excited since I hadn't started playing along yet when this sketch was introduced!

I had some trouble with this sketch!  Good thing I hadn't played along 100 sketches ago!!!  I really wanted to make Jacob a 5th birthday card using this but alas I couldn't make it work.  The creative juices just haven't been flowing lately.  I am still on a fall kick (maybe it's those cool nights) so I decided to stick with the theme!  That and I can't get enough of that DSP!!!!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
DSP: Orchard Harvest (retired)
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Falling Leaves (retired)
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Other: Basic Pearls, Cannery Framelits, Bitty Banners, Dimensionals

So...there are some fabulous give-aways up for grabs!  All you need to do is create a card and enter into this very special challenge.  The list of items will be available on the Freshly Made Sketches blog!  You'll also see our Design Team has grown for this week!  We have asked a handful of our special winners to join us this week for our little celebration!

We do hope you'll all participate and create a card for our challenge!

I'll leave you with two pictures of Jacob...Happy 5th Birthday Love Bug!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!



  1. I love this DSP too - and I love the apple and pear images! Sweet card for fall for sure! And happy 5 to your little guy - he's pretty sweet too!

  2. Wonderful card Jen, the DP you used is so pretty. Happy Birthday to Jacob :).

  3. Gorgeous Fall card, Jen! Love the colours! Happy birthday to your wee Jacob!!

  4. What a gorgeous card, Jen. Thank you so much for letting me help celebrate 100 sketches with you all! And a big happy 5th birthday to Jacob as well :)

  5. Lovely card! Thanks for using some of last years products. It's nice to see a fresh approach to items I have in my stash. Your little guy is adorable! It's amazing how fast they grow up. Hope he had a terrific birthday!

  6. What a fantastic card! Yum! Love those apples! And a very big happy birthday to Jacob too!

  7. I LOVE everything about this card! You've used all my favorite things... the DSP, the stamp set and those beautiful colors that are fall exemplified. Happy birthday to Jacob! I hope you had a wonderful celebration.

  8. Oh, how I miss this dsp and stamp set! I just love the Fall colors on this -- I'm with you in that I could create with Fall colors all year long. Very cute card, Jen!

  9. This is a fantastic card Jennifer! Love the combination of DSPs, colours and images you've used - such a sweet card! Happy Birthday to Jacob too!

  10. I am so ready for Fall! I love your fall card, I can't wait to go apple picking next month! Happy birthday to Jacob!

  11. Happy birthday to Jacob (a little late)!!! Hope his day was fabulous!! I love the fall feel of this. Looks like you rocked it to me!

  12. Awww, happy birthday to your little guy! So cute! Love your card...that paper is one of my favorites for the fall season. :)

  13. Fun card! Even though the paper might be retired...I do believe those of us that do not have any left can still print it off from MDS! You have inspired me!