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:

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

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

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

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  4. Love those colorful balloons!

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  5. 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!! :)

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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

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  9. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  14. 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!

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  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  21. Oh my goodness this is just stunning Kim!

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

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  23. Looks perfect and trendy for a teenager! Great background

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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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!

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