So today is a very special day for the whole team at Freshly Made Sketches. We have hit another milestone and we are thrilled to celebrate! Sketch #300!! WOW! I’m personally just in awe of the inspiration that all the players over the years have given. I might be a little biased but this has been an amazing challenge from the very beginning. And yes….I actually played along on Sketch #1. I even got chosen as a Perfect Princess by my friend Linda (I knew I loved her, haha!!!). Jen Mitchell, Linda Callahan and Rita Wright have been on the team since the beginning and we have had amazing stampers with us along the way. What a privilege it is to work with people who are not only extraordinarily talented but also are simply incredible people!!
So that was my inspiration for today’s card. The sentiment pretty much says it all (it is from the gorgeous new Vibrant Thanks by Power Poppy)! Thanks to you, my blog readers, and to all who play along each week and keep this challenge fresh week after week. I enjoy seeing your creations, and watching as you all grow in your crafting along with us. After all, we are first and foremost enablers! I used this beautiful paper from last year’s Stampin’ Up Catalog (this year’s catalog features a fresh version in the new In Colors). I love how the leaves in the paper coordinate with the new Layered Leaves embossing folder so I combined them for the panels. I added some Navy twine that I unravelled to give it a looser look. I even lined the envelope with designer paper to make it extra special.
And I really tried to make this extra special since one of our players this week will win all the cards created by the team for this challenge. I know. And I already asked if I could enter again…. Apparently it would look suspicious if I won. *smile* I continue to be astonished at how different cards can be that are created from the same sketch and the design team has created a beautiful variety for you this week. I very much hope you will have time to join us in our celebration. Having a hard time not getting too “sappy” (as my kids call me) so I’ll leave it there. I’ll see you in the gallery.
Stamp: Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Floral Boutique DSP (SU); Ink: Night of Navy; Accessories: Big Shot, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (SU), Ovals Dies (SU ret), Night of Navy Twine (SU ret), Misti
I love this card, Jen! A perfect mix of patterns, and I love the crisp look of navy and white. Thanks for all you do to keep us organized and running each week!
Navy and white is classic…….just like this card….a classic beauty! Happy 300! Thanks for all you do to keep us going and on track! So glad I am on this journey with you….onward to 400!
Youre card is definitely extra special! Those navy and white DSP are pure beauty and you paired them with such talent !
Navy and white are a classic color combo. I love the patterns you’ve paired together as well as the texture. A beautiful card for sure!
Beautiful card in such a classic and elegant color combo. Thanks for everything you do to keep our challenge running.
Beautiful card, the blue and white are fabulous. Happy 300th challenge :).
So effective with your bold patterns all in blues, so crisp and clean with the white.
I am all misty too, doing this challenge. You’ve all given me loads of inspiration to craft over the years. May you have many more!
What a beautiful card Jen! I love the blue and white! Such regal colours! We couldn’t have made it to 300 sketches without you!!!
Navy and white has such a classy feel – i love these papers and still have some of them in my stash! Thanks for everything you do for to make this challenge great! Happy 300th!