Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #203 and some Acorns!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  Yesterday was a big day at our house as it was the first day of school!  I had two boys who didn't want to go.  They thought homeschool sounded like a great option!  Little did they know that though it works for some families, their mom would probably lose the one marble she has left!!!  They came home from school happy and wanting to go back!  Amen!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches and our amazing hostess is the talented Jen Mitchell!  Jen's style is so fabulous.  I just love it!  I can't wait to be like her when I grow up!  You need to head over to her blog to see exactly what I'm talking about!
I really love the Acorny Thank You from Stampin' Up!  It's such a fun stamp set and I LOVE acorns. Caleb used to love them when he was little and now I love them and cherish the memory of him and his acorns!  Anyhow, brown and gold are some of my favourite fall colours so I embossed me up some acorns and away I went.  I decided I needed to make a shaker box since I am one of the only ones who doesn't do it regularly!

I had some old double sided dimensional tape laying around that I used to create the shaker box.  The hardest part was taking apart all of those sequins!!!!  Now, just to set the record straight, this isn't the first edition of this card!  It started out being all white and then just plain brown but I needed to add in the embossing. It just didn't look right without it!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamps: Acorny Thank You
Ink: Versamark
Other: Acorn Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Sequins, Dimensionals, Circle Dies

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the beautiful cards the design team created for you!  We can't wait to see what you'll create for the challenge this week!

Have a great day!


  1. This is adorable! The brown and gold look wonderful together.....and the acorns are so cute!

  2. Hi Jen B.! Happy to see you've used a few acorns, too, in a fun and darling way! Embossing is my favorite, all-time - you've inspired me to get busy on this sketch! Thanks again for liking my FMS202 card - you made me smile...
    =] Michele

  3. Gold acorns and sequins -- love this look for Fall with the dark brown. And I love how you've made this into a shaker card. Beautifully done, Jen!

  4. What a beautiful shaker card,Jen!! Love the woodgrain and the gold acorns!! Fabulous!!!

  5. Wonderful autumn card, Jen! Love that big circle with the brown and gold - so effective! My oldest used to come home from school with pockets bulging with acorns so I have a bit of a soft spot for them as well.

  6. I think acorns are the coolest things that come from trees! And I love them embossed in gold! This is such a great shaker card - I love it!

  7. Hello Jennifer: Love, love your shaker card, this cards are so much fun to make and receive. This Acorn bundle is amazing, it's on my SU wish list for next month. Love the Autumn feel of your beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  8. I love this, Jen! The colors are amazing and I love that you made a shaker card.

  9. Oh just gorgeous! Look at all of those details and texture! LOVE!

  10. This card is gorgeous Jen - it is one of my most repined Pinterest projects, so I am highlighting your project on my blog this week. TFS