Sunday, February 9, 2014

Wild About Love and Freshly Made Sketches

Those who know me, know I LOVE LOVE LOVE to distress every single edge of every single scrapbook page, card or paper crafting project that I create.  A project is NOT complete unless there is either ink, sand or edge distressing on it!

SO when I ran across Freshly Made Sketches, I was not sure I wanted to participate in their sketch challenge.  Don't get me wrong, I think that the cards on the blog are BEAUTIFUL with no distressing!  I have even made cards, like the Washi Tape cards with no distressing.  BUT to me, there is something about a distressed edge that completes a project or brings all of the elements of the project together.  It is like sewing a quilt, but not putting a binding on it?  LOL

This sweet little fox from "Wild About Love" is just adorable and I could not wait to get my hands on the set to play with it!!  Because I needed a small sentiment to fit on this card, I could not use the ones that came with this set.  SO I found the word "love" in the Hostess Rewards set "Doodle Signs"...which is a really cute set as well!!  

When thinking about which paper pack to pair this sweet little fox with, the NEW papers from "Balloon Ride" immediately came to mind.  The soft browns, tans and blues are the perfect complement to the woodsy feel that I get when I think of foxes.  I stamped the fox in Sorbet which gave her a soft reddish brown tone and accented her eyes with sparkles from the Tan and Brown Sparkle assortment.  

The dark brown Glitter Paper that comes in the Brown and Tan Glitter Paper 3 pack enhances the Saddle CS that is included in the "Balloon Ride" paper pack.  It gives it just enough POP without being too much on this card with no distressing.  The scalloped border on the Burlap Ribbon was creating using CTMH's Scallop Border Punch.  I also used it to create the scalloped corner of the image.  

Thank you SO much for stopping by!!

I hope that this has inspired you to participate in the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge!!  This was fun for me to go out of my comfort zone and NOT distress anything!!  

If you LOVE this little fox, you can earn it for just $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products.  PLUS if you order from me now through February 27th, you will be entered in my Online Mystery Hostess Party and have a chance at winning a minimum of $25 in CTMH Hostess Rewards!!  All you need to do is go to and join the ONLINE MYSTERY HOSTESS PARTY and place an order.  I will notify the lucky winner on the 28th!!

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!



Jen Timko said...

You did a beautiful job with the clean look and the lovely details finish this perfectly! So glad you joined us this week at FMS!!

Amy O said...

Beautifully done! And that fox is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Sandi said...

Holy Snap...this is amazing!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

He is adorable, Jen! In fact, he's SO adorable, there should be a better adjective for how adorable he is!! Hugs, Darnell

Katrina Brown said...

This is REALLY cute! Love the little touches of sparkle and all the texture!