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Freshly Made Sketches 200

The crew over at Freshly Made Sketches are celebrating their 200th sketch.  Now, if I had thought of it before right this second, I would have made them a Birthday Card.  Oh well!!!! I am so happy that this fabulous design team has reached sketch 200!!! Way to go Freshly Made Sketches!!!!!!  Please take time to visit their blog and see all the great creations.  And they are giving away some great prizes to those who play along.  (you better act quick if you want to play along…..the challenge closes at 12 noon today)  Be sure to read all the details… I see discounts for those who play along at Freshly Made Sketches.FMS200


As it seems to go with me and sketch challenges…. I just have a hard time!  You would think, a little something on top, a little something on bottom, and something in the middle to tie them all together.  I had a idea.  Well, it did not look as wonderful as it did in my brain… So, I scratched the idea (only, for now…I will keep working on the card until it is right and perfect to share with you)  The second take was much better. IMAG1939

I enjoy the challenge of trying to stay true to a sketch.  I could have added so much to this card.  But, the sketch was clean and simple and I wanted to honor that.  The results to me are just wonderful. (if I do say so myself)  The stamp sets used to create the card for the challenge are Sheltering Tree and Garden in Bloom.

I just love the font used for the sentiments.

I just love the font used for the sentiments in the stamp set Sheltering Tree


Garden in Bloom has so many different pieces. You can combine to make your on unique flowers!!!

Garden in Bloom has so many different pieces. You can combine to make your on unique flowers!!!


Here are the detals:

  • The card  base is Whisper White Thick Card Stock.  I cut it a little different.  What I like to call the Brian King way… It is cut at 4 1/4 inches and then scored at 5 1/2 inches.  I like the idea of the card opening at the top for this sketch.  It helps bring simitry to the elements of the card.
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock to 4 1/4 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  Using sponge dabber I  sponged on ink in Crushed Curry and Clyspso Coral
  • Stamp the large flower outline from Garden in Bloom onto the inked card stock using Perfect Plum ink.  Also, stamp the small flower outline in Perfect Plum ink
  • Cut a piece of Perfect Plum to 4 1/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches.  Adhere the Perfect Plum layer to the stamped layer using multipurpose glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Sheltering Tree in Perfect Plum
  • Finally adhere the Layers to the card base using Stampin’ Dimentionals

It’s easy to add a little love to the envelope.  While you have your stamps  and ink out go on and decorate the envelope.  It adds so much love to a hand made card.

It's easy to simply repeat your pattern onto the envelope flap for a quick and easy coordination.

It’s easy to simply repeat your pattern onto the envelope flap for a quick and easy coordination.

Well, that’s it!  Happy 200 to Freshly Made Sketches.  I have enjoyed fallowing yall (yes it should be y’all but I’m from Alabama and yall not spelled that way)  for quite some time.  I hope the next 200 are as great as the first 200!!!

Remember that My Paper Pumpkin is on Sale right now….pp_50percent_072215

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It’s Monday again and that means most of us are off to our jobs!  I hope everyone has a good week and that we all meet back here soon.  Thank You for talking time to check out the latest at Westside Paper Creations.  Don’t forget to hop on over to Freshly Made Sketches today!!!



  1. Your sponging looks great. Nice card, hope you win a prize! 🙂

    • Stamping Peace- Thank You!!!

  2. Really Pretty Jennifer!

    • Thank You, Love!!!

  3. This is a wonderful card! I love the sponged background and matching envelope. Thank you for being a part of our “200 Celebration” at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • Cindy, thank you!!!! I love all the wonderful creations at Freshly Made Sketches…Happy 200

  4. Loving those flowers and that panel you created! Pretty card! Thanks for joining our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • Thank You!! Linda I enjoyed playing along

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