Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches: A Whole Lotta' Happy

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This one is brought to us by the great and talented Linda Callahan.


I needed a birthday card for a 10-year old girl who I don't know very well.  I wasn't sure whether the card should be girly, or sporty, or what?  So I settled on bright balloons.  I thought about putting a balloon where the snowflake is on the sketch, but all the other balloons were up high and the lower balloon seemed out of place - like it was already leaking helium!  As I was browsing dies for ideas, I came across this big speech bubble die - and I love it!!!  Thanks so much to Linda for the inspiration!

A Whole Lotta' Happy

I hope to see you play along with this one - there are so many directions to take this sketch, I am looking forward to seeing what everybody creates!
  • Stamps: WPlus9 Whole Lotta' Happy
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Limeade Ice
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Limeade Ice, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold and Smokey Shadow, Versmark
  • Accessories: WPlus9 Happy Trio die, Mama Elephant Speech Trio die, Sizzix embossing folder, Stampin' Up Heat 'n Stick Powder, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter

27 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

This is great, Kim! Perfect for a 10 year old. Love that embossing folder for the background! So cool!

KimCreate said...

Love this! The die cut word looks great over the stamped balloons!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Another fabulous card from you....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kara said...

Love those colorful balloons!

Cindy Lovell said...

This card is perfect Kim! I am sure the girl will love this card.Love your stamping and the big sentiment aaand the embossing...well...everything!! :)

Marjolein said...

Such a colorful card! And great solution for making this sketch work with the theme of your card! Creative thinking, love the sparkly word diecut too.
She'll definitely like your card a lot. :-)
Bye,

Marjolein

Happy Dance said...

Great card, Kim! I think this is just perfect for a 10 year old girl. Great colors and an awesome design. I think the embossed panel really sets off your focal panel too. Love this! Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Well I am certainly happy looking at this! That is a wonderful die and it is fabulous filled with balloons! Perfection!

Karren said...

Leaking helium! I burst out laughing when I read that. Too funny! But what an amazing alternative to a failing balloon - the speech bubble is perfect. Fabulous card!

shirley-bee said...

I think it's a fab card for a 10-year-old girl, Kim! I love the bright colours and the sparkly happy :)

Jen W. said...

A brilliant take on the sketch, Kim! So glad you didn't go for the leaky balloon. LOL!

Lisa Lara said...

I absolutely love this fun card Kim. I love the big letter sentiment, colors and your balloons are awesome.

Jen said...

I think the floating balloons are perfect for a 10 year old. Especially when you add in the sparkly happy around a fun sentiment.

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great card Kim! I love it! Love the colours and those balloons and that fabulous speech bubble...and I could go on and on! It's just perfect for a 10 year old!

Amy O said...

Balloons are perfect for any age! I love how you've layered them, and I love the speech bubble effect for the sketch -- very creative. Fun card, Kim!

Hannelie said...

Really yummy colors! Love the way you used the sketch Kim!

Doris said...

What a cheerful card!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun and fresh card! Love all those balloons!

Deepti said...

Such a happy card :) love all the lively colors and speech bubble look

My Card Attic said...

What a bright and 'happy' card! Such fun! Thanks for the inspiration! Hazel xx

Annette Allen said...

so cute.. love how you stamped that background with those fun balloons... great card.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh my goodness this is just stunning Kim!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love that you have done a few non white cards lately! Hugs xxx

Marybeth said...

Looks perfect and trendy for a teenager! Great background

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a festive and fun birthday card.

cm said...

Perfect card for a 10 year old girl, Kim! Fun, festive, and just the right amount of 'girly'. I have a speech die as well, sitting in the NBUS pile. Must give it some attention...
~c

Cindy Hall said...

Wow, Kim! This is such a fabulous birthday card, for ANY age! Love the balloons and the textured background is perfect with it. The sentiment, especially the way you've used it is awesome!