Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #270


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  Our kids started back at school on Monday and though it was super nice to have them home for a couple of weeks, it was very nice to send them off to school!  I was reminded today though that there are only two months before March break starts!  Doesn't seem possible!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our lovely hostess is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim has the best stash of card making supplies!  I think I would love to go and visit her and use her stuff sometime!!!
So, as you can see, I totally botched the sentiment placement on this card.  Apparently I did not see it at all.  Not sure what happened there.  I was at my mom's house when I made this card and I guess I wasn't paying attention and missed it.  Sorry about that one!

I also used all of my mom's supplies on this card and just grabbed stuff from her bins and boxes and have no idea what any of it is!  Again, my apologies.   All I really know is the black is Basic Black and the pink is Melon Mambo.  What I do know for certain is that there is some Wink of Stella on that "xoxo"!!!

I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you!  These ladies never cease to amaze me with their creativity!

Have a great day!
Jen

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #269



Hello!
I'm so sorry for the technical difficulties the other day.  I was away visiting my parents and didn't bring my lap top with me.  I'm not great on blogging from my iPad and just couldn't figure it out!  Oh well!  That's okay!  I knew you would all understand!  I'm back at home now (and away from all of that crazy snow!) and have my laptop so I can easily add some pictures in!

Our hostess this week at Freshly Made Sketches is Linda Callahan!  Linda makes such great cards and she sure adds some spice to our team!  Her sense of humour is great!!!

So a few of my friends and maybe even my husband are turning 40 this year so I thought I would make a Happy 40th card while I was at my mom's!  She got the SU number stamps and dies for Christmas so I decided to Christen them for her!  She's so generous to share with me!!!  She even let me use some of her copper cardstock and copper embossing powder!  I sure love my mom!

Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the other fabulous cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a great day!

Jen

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 269

Hello!
Happy New Year and Happy Wednesday!  We do have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week but due to some technical difficulties on my end, I won't be able to get my actual blog post up until Thursday!

I apologize but will have it up and running as soon as I can!

Have a great day!

Jen


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #268


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe it's the Wednesday before Christmas!  It's also the first day of winter!  Now, that only makes me happy because it's the longest day of the year which really means that every day from now until June 21 just get longer!!!  

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week (actually for two weeks!) is the amazing Jen Mitchell!  Jen makes such beautiful cards!  Her card this week is absolutely gorgeous!  Head to her blog and check it out!


I couldn't wait to use the new Detailed Dragonfly thinlits and the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set!  They are so fun and you're going to love them!  Who doesn't love dragonflies!   I think for the next few months you may only see dragonfly cards here!!!  Sorry about that!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Silver Glimmer
DSP:  Carried Away
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a great day and a Merry Christmas!

Jen

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #267


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe how fast Christmas is coming?!  We are now blanketed in white here in Southern Ontario.  I am going to say that I'm not a big fan of the snow.  I know that coming from a Canadian that may sound strange but honestly, snow isn't my favourite thing.  Our new kitten however seems to thoroughly enjoy the snow. Great.  Just what I need!  A cat who wants to go outside and play in the snow all winter!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week if the amazing Jen Timko!  Did you see Jen's Christmas wreath cards the other day?  They're just beautiful. Head over to her blog to check them out!
 I couldn't bear to make another Christmas cards so birthday it is!  I pulled out my Amazing Birthday stamp set and decided that this image would work the best.  I kinda wanted to add some colour so decided to do some crazy cutting rather than using markers to colour.  I don't colour well!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Amazing Birthday
Ink: Stazon Black, Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
Other: Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the fabulous cares the design team has created for you!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #266


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week and your Christmas preparations are going well.  I'm slowly trying to get some gift wrapping done.  I had some "help" from our kitten with the wrapping and I'm thinking she may be as bad as having a toddler!    I guess it will get done soon enough!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is the one and only Amy O'Neill!  Amy is our resident colour expert and makes such amazing and creative projects!


I needed to make a baby card - well a twins card for a friend of mine who's wife recently had two beautiful little girls!  Now, this card may change between now and when I give it to them!  I am not totally happy with the background!  I really should have either used some texture or some different paper.  I was a little frustrated when I made the card and decided that it would be better to have a card finished than to not have one finished!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey, Pink Glimmer (Recollections)
Stamps: Something for Baby, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Smokey Slate, Pink Pirouette
Other: Baby's First Framelits, Botanical Builders Framelits, Basic Pearls, Bitty Banner Framelits, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created or you!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #265


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe it's the last day of November?!  Are you ready for Christmas?!  We have our tree up and the lights on but I have been having some difficulty training our kitten to stay out of the tree.  Yes, I know you can use a squirt bottle on them but this kitten loves water and the squirt bottle is just another toy!  I'm going to try putting a few decorations on tomorrow and working with her to stay away from the tree.  Should be interesting.

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the lovely and extremely talented fussy cutter Narelle Farrugia!  The sketch is super versatile and perfect for any season.  Of course because I'm slightly behind on my Christmas cards (like extremely behind!) so I wanted to get a simple design that I could very easily recreate!

Now, as I was putting the image of the sketch into my blog I realized I forgot the rectangular block on my card.  I guess my "merry" could work but I'm a little disappointed in myself!  I also used the silver ink which I smeared, quite a bit.  Sometimes I frustrate myself!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Shiny Red
Stamps: Holly Jolly Greetings
Ink: Real Red, Encore Silver
Other: Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the design team has created for you!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen!