Freshly Made Sketches #93

Welcome back to another great week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I am the hostess this week!  I went with a clean and simple sketch for two reasons.  1. We always seem to be in need of a quick card and 2. I just returned from the Annual Close To My Heart Convention and knew my crafting time would be minimal, which takes us back to number 1!  Here is my sketch design, feel free to keep is CAS or dress it up!

The upcoming Autumn/Winter Idea Book has a fun section of stamps from Jeanette's Stamp Archive.  Close To My Heart is bringing back select stamp designs from previous catalogs.  Think way back....all the way back to woodies!  The fun part for me was....I still have a few of these stamp sets in wood!  They were favorites that earned themselves a place in my stamp collection.  This card features one of them.  I can't wait to get this set in clear acrylic....but my woodie was brought out for the special occasion!  Fairly certain this stamp set hails from the 90's.....but has remained a favorite of mine.

I added a little dimension to my image by popping up my balloons and paper piecing the stars and birthday cake.  I also went in and added a little glitter with my Copic Spica Pen.  Fun stamp set that I happy to share with those of you that might have missed it so long ago!

All supplies by Close to My Heart, except where noted:
A1144 Birthday Cheer Stamp Set (available 8/1/13)
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
Retired Sunny Yellow Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2105 Black Ink Pad
Z2415 Honey Marker Set
Z2412 Lagoon Marker Set
Z2414 Pear Marker Set
Copic Spica Pen
T0 Toner Gray Copic Sketch
Ribbon by Offray
Chevron Embossing Folder by SU

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle-Birthdays
Craft Room Challenge-Yellow, Blue & Green
Creative Card Crew-No Designer Paper
Ladybug Crafts-Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see your creation in the gallery this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


  1. Great birthday card! Love the clean lines of your sketch!

  2. Such a stunning card. Love the image you have used, great colours and super embossing. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew in our no designer paper challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  3. Beautiful! I've been stalking your blog waiting for your 1st Artbooking project to appear.

  4. Fabulous card, I'm really learning to love CAS! Your fun, clever stamping and colouring really show off the colours to great effect. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  5. Just love how your card looks deceptively simple, beautiful details and balance- brilliant card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  6. This card is super fun! I love those fun, bright colours and love that it could be masculine or feminine! This card definitely doesn't look "quick" to me!!! Love those popped up balloons!

  7. What a fun card Allisa! Love these bright colors and the cool sentiment!

  8. I love this card. So cute.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  9. Fabulous CAS card! Embossing is such a great replacement for designer paper.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  10. I still have that woodsie, too!! Can't wait to see what's in the "heritage" collection of old stamps. Bet I've got a few more in wood! :)

  11. Fun card Allisa! The embossing fits perfectly with your image and bright colors!

  12. This is lovely, and what a really effective way to use these colours in a clean & simple style. Thank you for joining in with our colour challenge at the Craft-Room this fortnight.

    Maria x

  13. Absolutely beautiful! I love the fun colours you've and the birthday cake with the balloons is fabulous!!!

  14. I love the vibrant colors on your stamped image, as well as the popped up balloons. It's a great birthday card!

  15. A wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Love your stamped panel and such a great sketch! I was so appreciative when I saw this one!! Adorable card!

  17. Love it! I always loved the Quickcard stamps. I have almost all of the wood ones-- could never get rid of them! I love your color choices!

  18. Wow! This color scheme is FABULOUS! I love the paper-pieced balloons ,too. Really fun card!

  19. Love the fun color combination! The popped up balloons give it some fun dimension too!


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