Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #288


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  We are expecting a gorgeous day here today!  The first truly HOT day of the spring so far!  The kids are pumped about wearing shorts!  This has been a long time coming.  Both my kids are down to their last pair of pants without ripped knees!  Oh the joys of boys!!!  My oldest turns 11 this coming weekend and still wears the knees right out of his pants.  Actually, yesterday, his grey jogging pants came home slightly green.  Complete all over grass stains.  I just shake my head!

Well, today we have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the fabulous Jen Mitchell!  Jen's cards are always gorgeous and she can turn simple into a beautiful masterpiece!  Head over to her blog to be wowed!


Jen has a great sketch for us!  I kinda know right away what I wanted to do with this one!  This is my mother's Mother's Day card!  I just love the gold polka dot paper out of the Pop of Pink DSP pack.  I mean, those gold dots are just gorgeous!  I combined that with this fabulous set from Reverse Confetti and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
DSP: Pop of Pink
Stamps: You're So (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Double Stitched Circles (Lil Inkers), You're So Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Scalloped Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Dimensionals

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 that the Design Team has created for your inspiration!  We hope you'll play along this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #287


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week has started well!  The rain has finally stopped here and we are slowly drying out!  My parents and in-laws live in the Ottawa valley and the pictures from the flooding in their area is heart breaking.  I can't believe all the water the people there are having to contend with.  Hopefully over the next few days some of the water recedes and they get some reprieve!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Jen Timko! Jen has such incredible talent!  She is fabulous at colouring and has some uber creative cards!  Head over to her blog and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about!

Jen's sketch is super versatile!  That long rectangle can be pretty much anything!  A die cut or DSP or even a stamped image!  The sky is the limit!  I went with a long strip of DSP since I had some siting on my desk and I just loved the Moroccan DSP!  I threw on some sequins, embossed my sentiment and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay
DSP: Moroccan
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Versamark
Other: Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder, Bitty Banners Die, 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!  You won't be disappointed!  I hope you'll join us this week!  We always love to see what you create!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #286


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We are having another wet week.  We have had a ton of rain in the last week or so and the forecast is for more rain!  At least the rivers and creeks will be full to start the summer season (if summer ever decides to arrive!).

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our master flower maker and fussy cutter, Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle makes the most beautiful cards!  Please head over to her blog to check them out!


Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of my card during the day today...this will teach me to just take the picture the day I make the card and not wait!!!  I had these poppies sitting on my craft table already coloured!  I decided they needed to be used on this card.  I added some Wink of Stella (of course) and called it a day!  Okay, it didn't come together that easily.  I went through a ton of DSP changes and there is a whole other card that was created before this one!  Sometimes the creative juices just don't flow the way we want them to!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink (I have no idea what colour pink it is!)
DSP: Pop of Pink
Stamps: Plane and Simple (My Creative Time), LJD Pretty Poppies
Ink: Versamark Black
Other: LJD Pretty Poppies Dies, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

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 for you!  

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #285


Happy Wednesday!  We are currently sitting in the middle of the last full week in April!  How did that happen?  I feel like it was just the beginning of March and we are cruising into May and closer to my son's 11th birthday.   Mom needs to get working on this.  Turning 11 is a big deal and since this is his first year without a party, I need to change my course of planning and figure out something really fun to do as a family to celebrate!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of one of our resident Texans!  On a side note - I would love to visit Texas sometime.  I just think it's just one of those places I need to see!  I imagine there are cacti and cowboy hats everywhere.  I'm pretty sure that's not the case though!  Anyhow, Amy O'Neill is our amazing hostess this week.  She is our super creative, colour whiz.  I always am awed by the cool designs and combinations she comes up with!



Amy's sketch threw me for a bit of a loop.  I originally had one design in mind but realized quickly that wouldn't work so moved onto Plan B.  Now, Plan B saw a few renditions but I settled on this very gold accented one!  I happened to have this one sheet of DSP from the Pop of Pink pack and I had to use it!  I think this card will work nicely to celebrate my in laws upcoming wedding anniversary!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP: Pop of Pink
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Black
Other: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), Double Stitched Circles (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll pop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!  You will be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #284


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week and had a lovely Easter weekend!  We had a fabulous Easter and enjoyed some amazing church services and a delicious Easter dinner!  It was a beautiful weekend and we all enjoyed a lot of outside time!  Overall a fabulous weekend!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the fabulous Karren Johnson!  Karren's cards are gorgeous!  I am always amazing by her creativity!

Karren's sketch is so fun this week and it's super versatile!  I had lots of fun playing along!  I had this DSP stack sitting on my craft table from a card I made a while ago and knew I just had to use it again.  Those flowers are just too sweet!  Of course I needed to use my Botanical Builders.  I honestly cannot believe that this fabulous framelits are retiring!  I may have also added some wink of stella to the flowers because what flowers don't need a little sparkle?!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black
DSP: SU DSP Stack - I can't remember the name!!
Stamps: I can't remember where this one is from either - I'm doing really well aren't I?!
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Botanical Builders Framelits, Basic Pearls, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

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

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #283


Hello!  Happy Wednesday!
I hope you are having a great start to your week!  We are having a beautiful start to our week.  We were able to celebrate my mom's birthday this past weekend.  It was a lovely weekend and I was so happy to be able to spend time with my mom!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the privilege of being this week's hostess!  I hope you enjoy the sketch that I've come up with this week!


I had a little piece of the Moroccan DSP that I decided to use on this card!  It's just so pretty!  I gave colouring the Pretty Poppies set a whirl.  I used my Zig markers and they worked just fine this time!  I think this is the first time I didn't cry while colouring!!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Stamps: LJD Pretty Poppies (MFT)
Ink: Stazon black
Other: Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, Sequins, Border Builders Die Set (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards that the Design Team has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Jen

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #282


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  It's hard to believe it's already April and spring is hopefully right around the corner.  We had a mild winter but spring hasn't exactly been warm and spring like!  Let's just say April showers have been plentiful and will hopefully bring lots and lots of pretty May flowers!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our wonderful French hostess Cecile Ribon!  Cecile makes the most beautiful cards!  Head over to her blog and check it out!


I really love the Carried Away DSP and had to use it again!  The colours are some of my favourites!  At first I thought the squares would be a little too much but when I decided to use that DSP it came together rather quickly.  Of course these days I can't seem to make a card without throwing on some sequins or glitter!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Night of Navy
DSP: Carried Away
Stamps: In a Big Way (MFT)
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Sequins, 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 for you!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen