Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: A Fabulous Day

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!


I had a friend with a big birthday this past weekend and I used today's sketch for her card.  We've been friends for decades and sometimes I wonder how we've done it because we are always on a different path. We did meet at the office.  She quit soon after to start a family while I stayed on the career path.  Then about the time I decided to stay home with my children, she was busily getting a college degree in construction engineering.  Now that I'm looking at heading back into the work world as a lowly, beginning accountant - she is flying high in her career.  She's been interviewed by major networks on her construction projects and she meets with United States Senators - it's all quite amazing!

She also has a thing for chunky jewelry and wears it well - her present from me was a gift card for her favorite chunky jewelry.  As I was thinking about her card, I was noticing a new die from Reverse Confetti called Circle Garland and I was thinking it could be a necklace.  I don't think the card ended up saying "necklace" but at least I put a little thought behind it.  I also stuck with some of her favorite colors - she loves earthy tones in oranges, mustards, browns and greens.  And all of this is what I absolutely love about cardmaking - this card was completely created for my friend.

Fabulous Day

To add interest, I used some dotted papers on the garlands.

Fabulous Day Close

I hope to see you playing along this week.  I am amazed each and every week and at how many cardmakers use our sketches!

The twine is from MME's Indie Chic line - Ginger "Relax" Twine The dotted papers are Bazzill Basics Swiss Dot papers. These papers and the glitter paper were purchased at Michaels.  The remainder of the supplies are linked below: 

The twine is from MME's Indie Chic line - Ginger "Relax" Twine The dotted papers are Bazzill Basics Swiss Dot papers. These papers and the glitter paper were purchased at Michaels.

17 comments:

Deepti said...

Fun and happy design :)

Bobby said...

You're right, Kim. It is nice when you can personalize a card like this. I love the colors and the randomness of the "necklaces".

Linda Callahan said...

Sounds like an amazing lady! So this amazing card is perfect! I thought of chunky jewelry before I even read your post.....love it!

cm said...

Kim, your 'chunky jewelry' card will bring immense joy to your friend. You have such a special way of designing cards that capture the personalities and traits of the people receiving them. So heart-warming; you've been blessed with a most wondrous gift...
~c

Lisa said...

Love what you did with the garlands!! The more I see of this die, the more I LIKE it!

Marisa said...

Adore this and the non-traditional colour combo too :)

Karren said...

Such a cool story and the perfect card! Those garland die cuts are amazing - I might have to go shopping :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Awesome card, Kim! LOVE the color scheme, and the garland is perfect for a chunky necklace look!

Nora N. said...

How. cool. is. this. card. I LOVE the colors that you used and the fun garlands in the different polka dot papers. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!

snappy scrappy said...

LOVE! So pretty!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a wonderful story. And how lucky you are to have such a special friendship. There's no doubt in my mind that she will love this thoughtful card!

Cindy Lovell said...

This card is stunning,Kim!! She will so love this card!! I love the colors,the glitter,the sequins...perfect!!

Amy O said...

This card is just perfect, Kim! I love how you've personalized it, and I'm sure your friend will love it. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Kara said...

great color choices!

Anita in France said...

Goodness, what perfect personalising, Kim ... this is so gorgeous ... the chunky necklace garlands, the sparkle, the sequins ... and those fabulous colours! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! Anita :)

Jen Brum said...

This card is so fabulous Kim! I love that garland and it totally looks like a chunky necklace! Love the colours! I'm sure your friend will love it!

Cindy Hall said...

I loved reading about how this card was inspired and how well thought out it was. Very cool! I totally get the chunky jewelry look. This time of year, my mind goes to garland, but now it definitely looks like beaded jewelry! Did I say how cool this is?! Great colors and nice use of the glittery paper, too. You have a very blessed friend, and it has nothing to do with her career!