Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #436


Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week.  Yesterday our schools were officially cancelled for the rest of the year.  I find it really hard to believe.  I am totally okay with it, don't get me wrong.  I just didn't realize before the March break that it would be the end of the year.  I realize now that Caleb (my oldest) won't get his Grade 8 grad.  I still remember my Grade 8 grad like it was yesterday.  Thankfully (and probably because he's a boy) he doesn't really care!  He didn't like the thoughts of having to dress up and walk across the stage!  Oh boys!

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the joy of being the hostess this week!  I wanted to keep the sketch very simple.  I had in my mind that I would use it to make my son's 14th birthday card.  His birthday is tomorrow.  Obviously that didn't happen!  Best of intentions!

You can also probably see that I put my sentiment in the wrong spot!  Actually,  had it in the right spot but the rhino and the sentiment didn't look right so I had to switch them.  My dad's cousin needed some gender neutral baby cards.  I knew white would be the ideal colour.  I haven't done a shaker card in a LONG time so I figured it was about time to crack out the sequins!

I made a second card (actually this was the first card) using the retiring poppy DSP.  I just love that paper.  The Sweetly Stitched Dies might just be my favourite ever and I think they get used on pretty much every card right now!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Zoo Babies, Sentiment Flags
Ink: Smokey Slate
Other: Sentiment Flags Dies, Stitched Frames, Softly Falling TIEF, Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out all the amazing cards the the Design Team has created!  They are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have an amazing day!



  1. Loved the sketch and I ADORE your baby card. It's just the cutest. I will have to case that for my new grandson coming in August! I love your floral as well, and always enjoy seeing your second take.
    It's hard to believe that school ended so abruptly, and all things just stopped and can't be retrieved. Like graduations. But I am glad he is ok with it. Still, it's hardest on the moms. <3

  2. Great sketch - and you white baby card is fabulous! And I love that poppy paper too!

  3. These are both so great! Love the baby card and that white! And 8th grader is officially finished with school on Friday. Complete let down. Thanks for a great sketch this week!!

  4. Oh I love both cards, but I ADORE that all white baby card - so sweet!