Friday, January 23, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches

FM Sketch photo FMSpic.jpg


Today's card is a blatant CASE of this fabulous card by Kim.  I loved her take on the Freshly Made Sketch using a neutral striped paper and pops of colour in the flowers.  Oh, and the touch of embossing in the negative circle - fabulous!

I kept the same neutral background, though mine had a bit more of a graphic feel to it based on the paper I used, and then added the pops of red for colour with my double hearts and added button to complete my "rule of three".  I also embossed my negative circle for some added dimension.   Thanks for the inspiration, Kim!

Hard to believe I celebrated another year of wisdom gained on Wednesday.  How did I get this old LOL!  Not sure, but loving each day I've been given - carpe diem!  Feeling very blessed with two amazing teenagers, a loving husband, a fabulous part time job, and of course, this tiny part of cyber space that brings me great joy.  Lots of wonderful things to celebrate besides age wink, wink!

Thanks for brightening my days, and I look forward to sharing another year of card making with you :)

Challenge:  Simon Says 
                   The Pink Elephant

 

What's In It?
Stamps:   Rubber Soul 
Paper:  Something Wonderful (Teresa Collins), Going Grey (Stampin' Up)  
Ink:   Black 
Accessories:   Heart Die (The Cat's Pajamas), Heart Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Black Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

23 comments:

Lyn said...

Stunning card, Happy Birthday and it is so lovely to read that you feel so blessed <3

Lynn said...

Love the dual hearts Marisa! Wishing you a very happy belated birthday!

LeAnne said...

Well, happy belated birthday, Marisa! I love your card...gray seems to be a great neutral here recently, I need to ink my Smoky Slate up a bit more!!! Beautiful creation!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Color against a neutral is always a winner in my book! Awesome card

Tracey McNeely said...

Seriously Marisa I could eat your card. I love everything about it! So glad you had a good birthday!

Lee-Anne said...

Clean and classy card, Marisa! Totally love the gray and white with the pop of red! Love this!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Happy Birthday Marisa. May God bless you in the year ahead. Beautiful card. I love those red hearts and the heart ef. The grey and white are so pretty together.

Bonnie said...

Happy Birthday, Marisa! You are a blessing to us! Love your hearts and the embossing behind them. A beautiful card!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

beautiful!

cm said...

The heart duo...oh, how lovely they are, especially on this gorgeous card! So stunning! Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend! I hope you celebrated all your blessings in fine style, and that you'll be receiving an abundance more in the year to come! For you: only the best!
Hugs~c

Vivienne Holden said...

Happy belated birthday from me too Marisa. It's lovely to hear you are so blessed. I love your card, of course I do, what's not to love! CAS, that splash of red and the embossing, perfect in every way, as always! xxx

Nancy said...

Enjoyed reading your blog Marisa! I am also looking forward to you sharing another year of cards with us! This one here is lovely!

Betty Wright said...

This is beautiful, Marisa! Love the soft colors with that pop of red! Happy Belated Birthday, too!

Teresa Kline said...

sweet CAS card! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine! *~*

Vickie Z said...

Love the gray and red...embossed BG... It's perfectly OK to "snitch" ideas...I do that!! Happy, happy belated birthday!! So happy to hear that your mom's atrial fib is under control....crossing fingers..no ER visits!!

Angela Chan said...

Very beautiful card gril freind! Missed your Birthday ! Wish you all the best in 2015. Thank you for be a blessing to the people around you !!

Crystal Ramos said...

Simply gorgeous, love the color combination.

Deb said...

This card is beautiful (as are the others on your blog)! You have more than one creative gene, my dear...the way you put pattern and color together for such a lovely card is wonderful.

Creative Heart Designs

ChristineCreations said...

This is so sharp Marisa, from the inset layers to the embossing and patterns with the pop of red - it’s lovely!

nwilliams6 said...

Love how the red totally pops against the lighter bg. Really great card - one of my faves. Hugz

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is super elegant. I love the hearts in the center.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Colleen Dietrich said...

Must've commented in my head...I thought I had left some love for this card already! Ha! That happens to me a lot. Get it in my email, think, "Oooo, great mix of patterns, sketch, stamps" and think I've already let you know!

So glad you are enjoying your job, Marisa. :)

Georgiana said...

Fabulous Valentine card!