Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #256


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week!  It's been a super busy week here so far with all fall programs now in full swing.  The boys have had a very exciting week so far.  On Saturday, we added a new member to our family.  We have adopted a little, 12 week old kitten!  This little girl is Jacob's cat and he's named her Pepsi!  We've decided she lives up to her name - sweet and spicy!   She was so timid at first and wouldn't come out of hiding but she has gotten over her timidness and is now our best friend!  She loves to cuddle and I have never heard a cat purr so loudly!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jennifer Timko!  Jen creates beautiful cards and you need to head over to her blog to check them out!


Now, this is not the first card I created.  I started with one idea and made a card that I totally thought I would go with.  It sat on the counter for Monday afternoon and part of Tuesday when I realized I didn't like it.  It was also just black and white.  I seem to only make black and white cards.  Not that this card is too much different!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Real Red
DSP: Stacked with Love DSP stack (retired)
Other: Botanical Builders Dies, Banners Framelits Dies, Hello Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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

Here's a sweet picture of our Pepsi to start your day!


Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #255


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week has started out well!  We've had some beautiful summer weather here which has been lovely!  This weekend my youngest is having his "friend" birthday party.  Even though he has a summer birthday we wait until fall to have his "friend" party.  I've been busy trying to get ready for that!  We are doing a baseball theme!  Should be a fun time!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of Amy O'Neill!  Amy makes the most delightful cards!  She is so creative and just amazes me with her creativity!  I want to be like Amy when I grow up!!!!


Of course I realize now I put my sentiment in the wrong spot.  That's what happens when you're trying to make your card quickly.  This card was supposed to be a beautiful fall card with gorgeous leaves.  As you can see that card didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to.  So I ended up with some black pine cones and black pine boughs.  Real festive colours!!!  I think the girls on our DT just set the bar so high with their amazing cards!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Glimmer
Stamps: Star of Light (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark Black
Other: Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Silly Stitched Dies (Lil' Inkers)

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

Have a wonderful day!

Jen

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #254


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week!  We've had some great summery weather which has been nice for the beginning of school!  The kids are having a great time at school so far.  They both really enjoy their teachers!  What more could a mom want?!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Narelle Farrugia.  Narelle's cards are famous for their gorgeous flowers and indicate layers!  Head over to her blog to check those amazing creating out!
Now, as you know, my Big Shot had been giving me grief.  I was playing in my craft room on Sunday afternoon and it died.  I mean it totally refused to turn no matter how hard I tried to turn the handle.  Thankfully, my husband is fabulous and he took my Big Shot apart Sunday night and fixed it!  It's not working like it was brand new but it's working and it cuts things!  Yay!!!  I am a happy girl!

I couldn't figure out what to put on this circle.  I tried many different things.  Many, many different things.  I finally decided on the Botanical Builder Dies.  I mean, who doesn't love flowers - especially if they have Wink of Stella on them?!  Oh, I'm so ashamed I used it again!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Calypso Coral
DSP: Fox and Friends DSP Paper Stack
Stamps: Crazy Birds (Tim Holtz)
Ink: Smokey Slate
Other: Botanical Builder Dies, Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out what the design team has come up with for your creative inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #253


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great week!  It is the first day of school here in Southern Ontario.  Don't even ask why we are starting so late.  The kids had a PA Day yesterday.  Yes, before the first day of school.  The boys are so ready go back to school despite their whining about it.  Caleb begged me to homeschool him.  I don't think so!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I am honoured to be this week's hostess.  I always get nervous when I'm hostess.  You just never know how the sketch is going to go over.  The girls have already commented on the fact that I put a circle on my sketch!


We were on vacation last week and my order from Concord & 9th arrived!  I always love to come home to some fun new goodies!  I must say I love the Pop Art Pineapple set!  I just think it's just so fun!  As soon as I saw it I knew that pineapple would work perfectly as my "circle"!  Of course I had to add a little Wink of Stella glitter to the flower.  I just couldn't help myself!  While making this card I discovered that my big shot is dying.  Well, it sounds like it's dying.  It sounds awful.  I think that handle has been turned one too many times.  It may be on it's last legs!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: A Little Foxy DSP Stack
Stamps: Pop Art Pineapple (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Stazon, Calypso Coral
Other: Double Stitched Square Dies (Lil' Inkers), Pop Art Pineapple Dies (Concord & 9th), Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!   I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out that beautiful cards the Design Team has created.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #251



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week!  To my American readers, I hope your kids have made it back to school and are enjoying their new year so far!  My kids don't go back until September 7th which seems like it's really far away but there are only two weeks left and they will fly by!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the lovely Cindy Hall!  I love Cindy's cards!  She is so creative and creates some amazing backgrounds for her cards!  I have background envy!!!
Cindy's sketch stumped me for a bit but I was in a bit of a rush so I had to throw the card together quickly.  Sometimes pressure works for me, other times it doesn't!  I wanted to give the new Star of Night stamp set and dies a try.  They are so lovely and perfect for Christmas!  You'll want to get your hands on these babies!

I used some silver glimmer cardstock and some regular silver cardstock.  Every card needs some glimmer!  I added some Wink of Stella to the stars too.  I mean, can you really have too much glimmer?!  My oval is is a string of silver thread!  I am not good at creating random circles or ovals with thread but it's a learning process right?

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Silver, Night of Navy
Stamps: Star of Night
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Stitched Rectangles, Starlight Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Silver Thread, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have time to head 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, August 17, 2016

Freshly Mae Sketches Challenge #250


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great week so far!  Jacob and I are heading to the Ontario Science Centre today with friends today!  Jake isn't so sure about it yet but I'm sure we'll have a great ol' time!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today courtesy of our amazing guest designer Cecile Ribon!  She makes beautiful cards and we have been so fortunate to have her join us!  You can head over to her blog to see exactly what I'm talking about!

I finally got around to ordering some SU stuff from the new catalogue.  I know, it's shameful but I don't really get a lot of crafting time in the summer!  I couldn't wait to get the Botanical Builder Dies and the Copper Foil cardstock from the upcoming Holiday catalogue is just amazing!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Copper
Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Versamark
Other: Botanical Builder Dies, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope you'll hop on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Monday, August 15, 2016

Flowerly Thanks


Hello!
I hope you've had a great start to your week!  It was a quieter day around our house today.  Caleb went to his first day of Goalie (hockey) camp!  He was exhausted when I brought him home.  He will be some tired tomorrow when he gets up!

I made a quick card up for a friend.  She requested a few thank you and birthday cards and while I have a stack of birthday cards, the thank you cards were lacking!  I saw the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and thought I'd give it a whirl.

The sketch is a little intimidating but I had just received the Botanical Builders stamps and dies and I couldn't wait to use them so decided to try and make it work for this sketch!  I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower's centres.  Who doesn't love a little sparkle?!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Smokey Slate
DSP: A Little Foxy DSP Stack
Stamps: In a Big Way (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Smokey Slate
Other: Botanical Builders Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Jen