Happy Wednesday! Our family just returned from a fabulous couple of weeks away in the Northeast, where we were able to explore Boston (one of my favorite cities), parts of Vermont and New Hampshire, and end up in one of the most beautiful states - Maine! We had a wonderful time, with lots of good food devoured and new memories made! I am glad to be home and back in the "normal," however - so that I can spend some time crafting!
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. This is a special one - #500! It has been ten years since FMS began, and I am so happy and honored to be a part of this team, and today's celebration. Our hostess, Linda, has been with the team all that time, so it's fitting that she brings us this week's sketch. There are lots of prizes to be had, so read on!
Our vacation was HOT - record temps in Boston - and back home we have had heat indexes over 100 every day. Most likely over 90 again today and the rest of this week. I am finally ready to move from the hot to the crisp fall air, so bring it on! I am hoping my breezy sunflower card will help do the trick!
I flipped the sketch and my sentiment isn't exactly a skinny strip (I love how big and chunky it is though!), but hopefully the team will let me stay :-)
I am using the wonderful Sunflowers Dies from Stampin' Up!, along with a fun sentiment (Big Words) from WOW! Embossing (yes, they have stamps!). I have a subtle embossing folder (SU!) for my main white panel to add texture to the background, along with some fun patterned paper from Simple Stories. The leaves and foliage sprigs, as well as the sunflower center are cut from shimmer cardstock (Michael's). A fun fall card for a friend to say hello!
We have a LOT of prizes to give away, and all the details of those can be found on the FMS blog. Thank you to all of our sponsors! To win one of the sponsor prizes, you will have to play along with this week's fab sketch:
hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, help us celebrate, and add your
creations to our gallery for a chance to win! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on
Monday, August 30. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog! Click through the links of each designer -- ESPECIALLY because there are prizes to be had on many of their blogs as well.
I will be awarding TWO prizes packages to two different commenters here on my blog (random drawing). To be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog. Winners for my prizes must be from the USA only, due to shipping costs (but I would love any comments from all over the world!). I will announce the winners on September 1st. Check out the prizes:
Package #1) TWO fabulous surprise embossing powders from WOW! Embossing, as well as a stamp set and coordinating die set from Picket Fence Studios ($45 combined value)!
Package #2) ONE adorable surprise stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps and some fabulous embellishments from Picket Fence Studios ($20 combined value)!
Thanks for stopping by today to help us celebrate #500!
Oh I just love your card, love the flower-such a cheerful card!ReplyDelete
Cute card! Love your "chunky" strip!ReplyDelete
I love this big, bold flower with its Fall vibes! And I have loved getting to know you during our time together on this fabulous team, friend!ReplyDelete
Very pretty with that bold sunflower die cut. Congratulations to FMS on their 500th sketch.ReplyDelete
Love your take on the sketch and thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
That sunflower die cut is bold and striking in black! I love the color block of yellow - beautifully done!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and I love sunflowers and that one you used on your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Congrats on being part of such a tradition as Freshly Made Sketches! I love your big sunflower and fun sentiment. TFSReplyDelete
This is another fabulous card! We are so incredibly lucky to have as one of our teammates. You make such a difference and truly, your behind the scenes work is priceless. Thank you for the inspiration you share each week and for being such a wonderful addition to our happy band of enablers.ReplyDelete
Happy 500! Oh, I hope I can play along this week. :) Your card is so fun and pretty. I really like the greenery you added to your lined flower. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
I am absolutely in love with this card!ReplyDelete
One of my favorite sets for sure! Yellow and black is such a great combination! Congrats on the huge milestone at Freshly Made and for your generosity!ReplyDelete
This card is just perfect! That sunflower is one of my favourite dies! I am totally ready for fall and I believe it has arrived in Alberta! It's downright cold in the morning!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your 500th celebrations! Your card is beautiful Judy - that fabulous die is a real scene-stealer!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation in my corner of the world and despite the heat I'm happy you weren't rained out. Our July was the second rainiest July on record so August has been making up for it by being very hot! LOL! And I love this card! The big, fun sentiment is the perfect foil for die-cut flower. Thanks for everything you do for our FMS family. ❤️ReplyDelete
Love, love, love the sunflower outline letting the dotty yellow panel show through! I love seeing your designs every week, Judy.ReplyDelete
The black sunflower outline looks striking against that pretty panel of designer paper! I love the whimsical sentiment too, just a beautiful card to say hello! Congrats on your 500th sketch challenge!ReplyDelete
It is simply Beautiful!! I absolutely adore the pretty sunflower. Congratulations on your 500th celebrations!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful day,
What a sweet combination of that open sunflower with the patterns and textures - so fun with the sentiment. Happy 500th!!ReplyDelete
Love the sunflower-they are one of my favorites and love what you did with it. Great job with the 500th sketch!ReplyDelete
That sunflower die is so gorgeous and the petals look so delicate! It really pops against your background. Such a fabulous card! And I am so glad to be on this team with you.ReplyDelete
Love this card and it's sunny happy feel! Just gorge!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card with that neat sunflower die!ReplyDelete