Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #641

Happy Wednesday!  I'm finally back in business!  We had an action packed few weeks.  It started off with me being super sick.  I hate being sick and this one had me down for the count (and my husband was away).  Then we had our kitchen cupboards repainted so the entire kitchen had to be packed up for that to be done and then quickly unpacked because my parents arrived on Monday night!  Needless to say my creativity hasn't exactly been flowing lately!

We have a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess this week is the wonderful Jen Timko.  Jen is a fantastic card maker and I'm always blown away by her cards so head over to her blog to check them out!  
I wasn't sure what to do with this sketch.  I had just made a 50th anniversary card for my parents using the white and gold flowers and thought they were so pretty I should make another card with them.  This photo didn't quite turn out as nice as I would have liked because of the lighting.  The gold is so pretty in person!

Cardstock: Hammermill White Coverstock, Gold Foil (SU)
Dies: Be Bold Blooms (Spellbinders), 
Other: Dainty Diamonds Textured Embossing Folder (SU), Posh Happy Birthday (Memory Box), Gold Foil (Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil Machine (Spellbinders)

We haven't been doing much hiking lately so I don't have any pictures.  There is still a ton of snow in the mountains and another dumping came on the weekend.  I can't get over how much snow there is.   Hopefully next weekend we'll be able to get out!  This coming Saturday we'll be celebrating my oldest as he graduates from high school!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team have posted.  If you need some inspiration you'll find it!

You have until Monday at 1PM EST to enter this week's challenge!

Have an amazing day!



  1. Wow you have had a wild week! Congrats to your parents......and glad you are feeling better! your card making skills are intact - your card is gorgeous!

  2. Pure elegance!! (and what is it about white cards and getting a photo?!!) I love these flowers and the touches of gold are perfect. Now...hard to believe that there is still so much snow (when some of us are baking!). Hoping you are able to get out soon, unless you are enjoying the reprieve. :-)

  3. So pretty, especially the white on white color palette!

  4. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, this card is total class, Jen

  5. Oh my goodness Jen, you deserve a medal for coping with all that! I would have pulled the shutters down and made everyone go away :D
    Glad you're feeling better - and your creativity has certainly come back. I love this beautiful birthday card in elegant cream and gold, and the flower dies are fabulous. Vicky x