Hello! It’s Friday! I am SO definitely looking forward to this weekend! Tonight is our high school’s homecoming, so I’m looking forward to the football game. Our whole family will be out at the stadium tonight supporting the team and the marching band. Then on Saturday, my older son and I will be going to the Virginia Tech football game with some of our band friends! Whether Tech wins or loses, it’s bound to be loads of fun!

Another fun thing about it being Friday is that it’s time for a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge! This week our challenge is to use a digital image and a craft item you’ve been hoarding to make a card of appreciation. You don’t have to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy digital image, but we do enjoy seeing our participants use them (and you get the chance for extra perks if you do – see the Digi Challenge site for more details!). Link your card at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge site by midnight eastern time Thursday, October 18.

I have to admit I really had to think about what craft item(s) I would relinquish my hold on for this challenge.  I finally decided using some of my Purely Pomegranate supplies would be a sacrifice.  I just LOVE this color and because Stampin’ Up has retired it, once I use all of it up, that’s it.  No more.  Ever.  (Unless I manage to find some at a reasonable price on the secondary market…)  So I’ve used some Purely Pomegranate cardstock and stitched ribbon on today’s card.  I paired it up with chocolate brown, kraft and cream for a warm color scheme.  I also used some of the chocolate satin ribbon that I love. I adhered the largest mat to the card front with dimensional adhesive, which has the unfortunate effect of distorting the appearance of the left side of the card and making the borders look uneven.  Maybe one day I will remember that when I photograph my cards, and angle them differently.

I wanted to combine this challenge with one of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges and decided to go with Giovana’s. I used three different punches for the flowers, and added in the corner punch for good measure.  The flowers were sponged with a little Purely Pomegranate ink. I thought this sentiment was particularly suitable for one of the cancer patients to use to thank a supportive friend.  The layout for this card is this week’s Freshly Made Sketch, flipped horizontally and turned on its side.  I’ve substituted the largest flower for the bow in the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and give them some comment love.  Links to their blogs are in the left sidebar.  Then join us in our challenge this week!

Supplies for today’s card:
Digital Image: A True Friend (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Kraft, Prints Sampler designer series paper (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: printer ink; Purely Pomegranate (SU)
Other: 5-Petal punch, Spring Blossoms punch, Boho Blossoms punch, ticket corner punch, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon (SU); brads (Making Memories); sponge

7 Responses to “Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge #75”

  1. Isn’t it funny what we hold on to??? : ) Your card is so pretty in Pomegranate, though!! I like all your flowers!!

  2. What a beautiful card with such a wonderful sentiment! Purely Pomegranate was retired before I started stamping….it is a gorgeous color! I can see why you have held onto it. And as a former band mom, I remember those crisp fall nights at the football games! Enjoy making those memories. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. What a beautifully framed sentiment PH! Love all the rosey tones.
    ~Meredith

  4. A beautiful card and a beautiful sentiment for a great friend!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  5. What a great card Patricia! I love Purely Pomegranate. I have some ink that I’m holding onto but no longer have any cardstock left! I love all the layers and the flowers on your card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. LOL, there are tons of hoarded items in my craft room! This is lovely…and a wonderful card for a special friend! Thanks for playing with the FMS sketch this week!

  7. Beautiful card, Patricia!! Love the pretty red colors!

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