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