December 19, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #66

It's happy Wednesday again!  There's a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches today!  This sketch comes from Tui Nathan and what a great sketch!  How do these gals keep coming up with such great sketches?  I originally made a birthday card for my brother-in-law using this sketch, but when I realized that this was the last sketch before Christmas, I just had to go back and make a special holiday card wishing everyone a happy holiday and new year.

One of my favorite things about A Muse Studio papers (solid and patterned) is that it is white (or cream) on the other side, so when you fold it to make a card base, you have white (or cream) inside for your sentiments or notes.  A Muse Studio papers are a lighter weight paper (80 lb., I think) and I thought that I would never like that for card bases, but I am learning to appreciate it.

I originally stamped the snowflake in Versamark and tried to heat emboss it with Zing red glitter embossing powder, but the glitter didn't stick well for me.  So I decided to just stamp the snowflake in A Muse Cherry ink and then add subtle glitter to it with a Copic Spica clear glitter pen.  You probably cannot see it in the photo, it is very subtle.

This was supposed to be my last design team assignment for Freshly Made Sketches, but I am very excited to say that I will be staying on through March 2013!  Yay!  I am so honored to be on this team - what an awesome group of ladies!

Here is Tui's awesome sketch this week:

And here is the birthday card I made for my brother-in-law, using this sketch also:

I used one of my favorite Authentique paper pads (Original collection).  Great guy colors and patterns!  And I couldn't resist using an old chipboard sticker I've had in my stash for a long time.  It was so easy to make this card - what a great sketch by Tui!

Be sure to stop by Freshly Made Sketches and check out all the wonderful creations from the Clean Team!  And please come and play.  I'd love to see your take on this week's sketch!  

I am so looking forward to the holidays!  This is my last week of work and then I'm off for two weeks.  I love that we shut down for the holidays - my favorite job perk of all!  

And the design team at Freshly Made Sketches is also taking a break for the holidays.  We'll be back on January 2nd for a new year of clean and fresh sketches for you!  We wish you the happiest of holidays! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


Wishing You:
Cardstock: A Muse Sugar and Cherry
Patterned Paper: A Muse Grass gingham and petite polka dot
Stamps: A Muse Nordic Noel and Holiday Greetings Inside & Out
Ink: A Muse Cherry
Other: Copic Spica clear glitter pen, A Muse red twinkle sticker
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

Old Guys Rule:
Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, A Muse Studio French Roast
Patterned Paper: Authentique Original collection
Other: Creative Imaginations Old Guys Rule chipboard collection, Kaiser denim pearls
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


  1. Both of these are fantastic, Linda! Love your colors on the snowflake card and that second sentiment cracks me up. So glad you are staying on with us for a while longer!!

  2. Love that green background on your snowflake card - make the red really stand out! And your birthday card sentiment is a hoot - worked perfectly with the sketch! Have a great holiday season!

  3. Although I love the pretty Christmas card with it's traditional colors, I've got to say that the "old guy" card steals the show! Fun, fun! So glad you're sticking around too :)!

  4. Love the card Linda! Great colours! I love how that red snowflake stands out! I love your second card as well. I giggled! I'm sure your brother in law will love it as well! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Great cards Linda ... am loving your fresh CAS styling with both cards and but i just LOVE that 'Old guy" sentiment .... what a scream!

  6. I just love both cards, Linda! The holiday card is perfect in the traditional colors and the birthday is all man! Happy Holidays!

  7. Hey Linda, thanks for your sweet comments on my card. I love your cards too but the birthday greeting is a hoot! Love them both. Merry Christmas to you!

  8. Both cards are fabulous, but I'm especially partial to Man Cards, and this one is awesome! I love the papers and the sentiment. TFS!

  9. Beautiful card - I love the gingham check look. Congrats on staying as part of the DT!



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