Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #338


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  On Monday we celebrated my oldest's son's 12th birthday!  I can't believe he's 12.  Somehow it just seems like yesterday he was a baby and a toddler.  I feel like time is whipping by and in no time he'll be driving!  I am pretty sure my heart isn't ready for that yet!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim's cards are always so beautiful!  Head on over to her blog to check them out!



I saw those big long stripes and wasn't sure what to do then I remembered that I had some great pineapple stamps from Concord & 9th and decided to use them.  They look like big stripes don't they?!  I went with the Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist combo because it's my new favourite and since the girl's cards last week looked so good in those colours I had to join in!

I had to adjust my sentiment slightly because I didn't want to cover my pineapples with the banner.  It just didn't look right!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil
Stamps: Pop Art Pineapple (Concord & 9th), Sweet Celebration (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight
Other: Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), Sweet Celebration Dies (Lil Inkers), Pop Art Pineapple Die (Concord & 9th), Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!  You won't be disappointed!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week to go along with our sketch!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #337


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We've had a lovely week!  My mom and I have been on a few walks this week and have been admiring all of the beautiful blossoms.  They are just so pretty!  Our trees have almost all their leaves now and our backyard is becoming more secluded!  It's perfect for all of the outside time!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the creative Linda Callahan.  Linda is our resident storyteller and beautiful card designer!  Head over to Linda's blog and check out her gorgeous cards!


I decided to ink up my Hello Lovely stamp set from Concord & 9th.  I haven't really used that set much before because I didn't have the markers to colour it (and my colouring is terrible).  I have unpacked most of my craft room now so I knew where the markers were and went to town.  I'm still learning the art of colouring and know that I have a long way to go!  Have you seen some of the girls on this team?  They're colouring queens!

I cut out the flowers roughly so they would fit better on the card.  Probably a no no but I really wanted to be able to use them!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Stampin Blends, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sequins

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for you!  You won't be disappointed!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen





Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #336



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week.  We have had some fantastic weather and it's so beautiful seeing all the trees budding and the leaves starting to emerge.  We have had a pair of ducks that have been frequenting our front yard.  Our cat Pepsi isn't too sure what make of these giant birds!!  She wants to go out and get them and acts all tough but truth be told, she's a giant chicken!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing and uber creative Jen Mitchell!  Jen's cards are gorgeous and she is the Queen of clean!!


At first I was a little confused as to what I would do for this card but then my mom (who's here helping us this week) said she had brought her Beautiful Bouquet stamp set with her and I would be welcome to use it!  How could I pass it up!  You can make some pretty amazing cards with this set!  I added some Wink of Stella to some of the flowers just to give a little more sparkle!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Island Indigo
Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet
Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Other: Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #335


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!  We suddenly have Spring here in Southern Ontario!  I think we actually skipped spring and went straight for summer.  It was so beautiful and warm!  I missed playing along the last couple of weeks.  We did a renovation in my craft room (due to a leak in our basement) and the craft room was completely packed up.  My husband worked like a crazy man and got it all done in just two weeks.  He is amazing!  I moved in on Saturday and with the help of my son Jacob got everything unpacked.  Well, almost everything.  There are still a few things left to unpack!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Jennifer Timko!  Jen is so creative and her cards always make me swoon!  Head over to her blog and check them out!

So the oval threw me for a bit but I quickly remembered I had oval dies and I even knew where they were!  It's going to take me a while to get used to the new layout of things in my craft room!  Anyhow I threw in some flowers and a sentiment and voila!  Okay, it didn't come together that easily. I had to add some texture to the centre oval because it looked blah without it!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Stamps: Sweet Celebration (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Berry Burst, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke
Other: Oval Dies, Scalloped Oval Dies, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Sweet Celebration Dies (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals, Black Jewels

Thanks so much for stopping in 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!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #332


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week!  I am currently in the process of packing up my craft room as we need to rip out the flooring and put new flooring in.  We decided since that needed to happen (due to a leak in our foundation), we would re-organize it as well.  When I say "we", I really mean me...there isn't a lot of help in this organizational process!!!  I can't blame my husband.  He would probably get incredibly frustrated watching my decision making process!  Anyhow, it's almost all packed up.  I've sorted through things and am finally getting rid of stuff that I've held onto for far too long.  I will never part with the cards my mom made me when I was going through university though.  They are far too precious and I had such a fun time looking through them the other day when I should have been packing!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazingly talented Karren Johnson!  Karren is the colour queen!  I totally think I should go and visit her in New Zealand and learn to colour!  I've never been to New Zealand and I think it would be a amazing to go and see!


I really do enjoy my Stampin Blend Markers from SU.  I haven't had any issues with them and ink running so I've been very fortunate.  I am still getting the hang of this colouring thing but I do see why people find it so therapeutic.  Since I'm still new at this I didn't have many designs to colour so I had to dig out some old stamps that then got packed up...sorry if I don't know names today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP: Pop of Pink (Retired)
Stamps: I Like You (flowers), Sentiment ???
Ink: Memento
Other: Sequins, Stampin Blends, Dimensionals

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #331


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!   I hope you're having a great start to your week!  It's a cold week here.  We had some crazy rain last night and it felt more like a fall/winter day than a spring day.  It seems like the weather doesn't know what's going on and instead of warming up it's getting colder!  This mom is done with winter and mitts and hats and the dirt that comes with it!!!  It is time to bring on spring!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our amazing French designer Cecile Ribbon!  Cecile owns the most amazing die cuts and I am always wowed by the cards she comes up with!  This sketch is no different!  Totally threw me for a loop at first!
So I wasn't sure what I wanted to use for this sketch!  I kinda realized I didn't own a lot of stamps or die cuts that would work for those leaves!  Then I found my Butterfly Basics stamp set and decided I could use just this set and make the card work!  I opened up some of my SU Stampin' Blends and coloured up some flowers!  I threw on a cute little butterfly and some sequins and was good to go!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, SU Black Archival
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Other: Sequins, Stampin Blends, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards that the Design Team has created for you!  I hope you'll also join me in giving Tracey McNeely a warm welcome!  Tracey will be joining us as a guest designer for the month of April!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #330


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!  We're having a great week here and are looking forward to having a nice short week this week and next week!  Bring on Easter! So thankful for Easter and all that it means to me and my family!  I hope you and your families have a lovely Easter as well!

We have another new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week I get the honour of being your hostess!  I am never too sure what to do about a sketch but I decided to pick something fairly versatile!  Remember, that big star can be any shape you like!!


I love, love, love the Sale-a-bration paper from SU - Bubbles & Fizz.  I love the colours and really just how cheery and happy it looks!  I may also love those panda bear stamps too! They're also part of the SU Sale-a-bration celebration this month!  I used the balloon punch to punch out the balloon and then covered it with Wink of Stella since I kinda thought it should be shimmery!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Bubble & Fizz
Stamps: Party Pandas
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Balloon Punch,  Dots Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella, Label Punch, Dimensionals,

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!  You will not be disappointed!

I can't wait to see all the amazing cards you create this week!

Have a great day and a wonderful Easter!

Jen