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Freshly Made Sketches 153 & Pals Paper Arts 219

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Well, I didn’t realize that Andrew had hijacked my post yesterday! That was a nice surprise! He is also a great friend and wonderful person and I’m very happy that I have him in my life. He is always there for me too, but that’s what friends do right?! I always say that friends are the family that you choose and I think I chose wisely! Speaking of Andrew he was over bright and early yesterday morning. I went with him to take some baskets and other goodies to a fundraiser that he was helping with in Smithtown. We grabbed some breakfast and unloaded the cars. I unfortunately couldn’t stay as I had some things to take care of yesterday but he called on his way home and said that they raised $2,700 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Every little bit helps with the important work that they do. The rest of my day consisted of finishing up the stuff that I had to do and then I spent a little time in the Stampin’ Galley and created the two cards that I have for you today!

My first card os for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches #153

Super simple and I decided to go with the star image! My card begins with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake that I stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp inked in Crumb Cake. I adhered a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon around the back with Sticky Strip that I received as part of a ribbon share as a surprise birthday gift from the One Stamp at a Time Facebook group! How nice was that! Thank you! I used a combination of Fast Fuse and SNAIL to adhere the background to the base. The star image is from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Soft Sky. I used the Star Framelits to cut it out and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut the word joy out of a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Snowflake Card Thinlits for my greeting. Teeny tiny pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals hold that in place. Finally I cut out two sequins from some more Gold Foil Sheet and adhered them on top of the ribbon. I really like the color combination and that new ribbon is really nice!

FMS 153-WM

My second card for today is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 219

I immediately thought of a fall themed card and then I thought no, this is perfect for a nontraditional holiday card! This card starts off with a base of Always Artichoke Card Stock and a piece of Cajun Craze is used for the background. I cut out a piece of Crushed Curry with the Labels Collection Framelits and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My snowflake is from the Snowflake Card Thinlits and is cut out from a piece of Brushed Silver and adhered just in the middle with Multi-Purpose Glue. I stamped the tree from the Festival of Trees Stamp Set in Always Artichoke and then heat embossed the garland on the tree with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. For the greeting I choose one from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped it in Always Artichoke. A few of the Frosted Sequins scattered around complete the card. I know not everyone is a fan of non-tradiotnal holiday colors but I love to use them, they make for some interesting and fun Holiday cards!

PPA 219-WM

So there you have your Sunday double header! I hope that you enjoyed both my card for the Freshly Made Sketches and the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I love sharing my days with all of you and love it when you share back! Thank you for spending a little time with me today and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I’m off to Manhattan for a little while this morning to see my friend Kim! 🙂


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Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Sets: Bright and Beautiful and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Soft Sky and Crumb Cake

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Star

Thinlits: Snowflake Card

Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Christmas Bliss Photopolymer

Ink: Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver

Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Silver

Framelits: Labels Collection

Thinlits: Snowflake Card

Punch: Christmas Tree

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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16 responses »

  1. Good morning Justin! First off thank you for helping Andrew yesterday but please thank Andrew for helping such a wonderful cause. I’m glad the event was a success.

    Your cards this morning are absolutely beautiful! But then all of your cards are!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

    • Hello Vicki!
      Yes, I was happy to help! It is a great cause and they do wonderful work!
      Thanks very much!! I appreciate it and am glad that you are still enjoying my work!
      I had a great day and hope that you did too! 🙂

  2. It is so wonderful to have great friends! Love both of your cards! Have a great Sunday! I spent my whole Saturday in my cave, only came out to eat…lol, and plan to spend more time in there today..lots to do!

    • Yes, it definitely is wonderful to have such amazing friends! Thanks Stephanie! WOW! That’s great! I love days that I can be in the Stampin’ Galley for the whole day! I hope that you got some more time in there today!! 🙂

  3. Good Sunday Morning to you Justin! My favorite day of the week! What a great cause you and Andrew helped with yesterday. As much as we enjoyed getting away my day will be filled with laundry and getting things put back into order. Love both of your cards today! You know how I feel about sequins so both of your creations speak to me. 🙂 I do love the gold foil joy on your first card also. Great color combo for both of your cards. And the smattering of sequins and the snowflake on your second card are just lovely! I hope you have a fun day in Manhattan. I’ll finish this cup of coffee and then off to the laundry room I go!

    • Hello Karen!
      A good Sunday night to you! I do like Sunday too, Friday is still my favorite! LOL! I was happy to help even just a little.
      I had a little clean up to do when I got back home from the city. Thank you! I know that you love some sequins, just like me! I really like the words in the Snowflake Card Thinlit, Now I just need to make a card with it! I had a great day in Manhattan and hope that you got some crafty time in along with your chores! 🙂

  4. Oh I meant to mention how striking the photo your brother took on 9-11 is! It’s just beautiful!

  5. Hi Justin! I love both cards but I especially love the star! I just ordered the stamp set and the star framelits die from my SU demonstrator. They should be arriving this week and I have pinned your card for the future. I love cherry cobbler – it is such a pretty colour.

  6. Hi Justin. Your nontraditional color Holiday Card is a beauty! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

  7. That is an awesome cause to raise money for, great job. Your star card may be simple but it is beautiful. I love cherry cobbler

  8. Justin… fantastic use of non-traditional colors for a winter theme. Thank you for playing with us this week at the Pals Paper Arts!!


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