Wednesday, August 21, 2013

In Celebration of Freshly Made Sketches 100th Challenge

Hi Everyone! After some BIG woes with Blogger, I hope that this post will finally stay put. (It disappeared 3 times! ACK!) I am super excited to share my card for the Freshly Made Sketches !00th Challenge CelebrationEvery week, the team at FMS shares a fabulous layout for inspiration to get the creative juices working. I am proud to call many of the lovely ladies on the Design Team "friends", so I was over-the-moon when Jen asked me if I wanted to be a part of their celebration. They are featuring a few former Guest Designers for a Blog Hop with this week's challenge. The complete Blog Hop list is on the FMS page.  But the fun doesn't stop there. Do you like prizes? No celebration is complete without treats so check out the challenge to see what a few lucky people could win for playing along! 
I decided to use some all new stamping goodies for my card. I am a huge fan of non-traditional colors for holiday cards, so as soon as I saw the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, I knew I had to have it. There is something about that combo of Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate that I LOVE! Maybe it is the fact that it is still 100 degrees here in South Texas and the tropical names are perfect for Christmas cards in August. Haha! I went a little heavy on the bling, but that's really nothing new, is it? The new Frosted Finishes Embellishments are the perfect finishing touch and sooooo gorgeous. All of the supplies i used are listed at the end of the post. 
Finally, here is a quick shot of the inside of the card. I used the same snowflakes from the Festive Flurry set along with the sentiment from the Warmth and Wonder set, which is a hostess reward set from the SU Holiday catalog. 
I hope you will stop by Freshly Made Sketches and join in the fun this week. Their Design Team created some gorgeous projects, as always and you can get the complete list of everyone who created projects for the Blog Hop. Whoo hoo!

I also made another card with this same color combo, paper and stamp set for a SU Demo swap earlier this week. Coincidentally, I also used a former FMS sketch for the layout on that card, too. Check back soon for that. :)

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Festive Flurry, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Warmth and Wonder (Holiday Catalog Hostess set)
Paper: Winter Frost Specialty DSP, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White card stock 
Ink: Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink
Punches: Scallop Border Punch, Word Window Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch and 1" Circle Punch
Accessories: Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Festive Flurry Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Rhinestones


  1. Is this paper gorgeous or what?!?! Your card is beautiful! Love the flakes! Glad you joined the party!

  2. Very pretty card Anne Marie, love the papers and soft colours and your small sparkly snowflake is beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous card, AM! Love that snowflake set and the bling! The new embossing folder is calling my name! SO cute!

  4. Oh my friend, this is awesome!! Love the colors, love the stamps! So glad you came back to join us this week!

  5. OH so pretty. I expect to see a LOT of cabana and pool party snowflakes this year. It looks so sweet with silver. hugs.
    PS: can't believe it is 100th sketch at FMS! Sure went fast. hugs.

  6. This is beautiful, Anne Marie! I love the colors and the stripes. And of course, you do bling better than everyone else. Love it!

  7. Oh, this is so wow-worthy! I love the combo of the embossed stripes and the stripey DSP! What an absolute stunner! And I'm so glad you are joining us for our celebration this week!

  8. Beautiful card, Anne Marie! I love the colours and bling :)

  9. Oh my gosh, Anne Marie! This is so incredibly gorgeous! I love the colors, papers, textures and perfectly placed bling. Thanks so much for joining us in our celebration this week!

  10. This card is completely stunning! Gorgeous cards and gorgeous amounts of bling make this card fabulous! So glad you are joining us to help celebrate FMS's 100th challenge!

  11. Beautiful card! I just love those colors and the snowflake with the rhinestones! Thanks for joining us in celebrating this awesome milestone!


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Anne Marie