Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #308


Hello!  
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you’re having a great week!  I hope my fellow Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a lovely weekend and our turkey was so yummy!  Unfortunately my laptop died or has developed some health issues and won’t turn on!  Needless to say, doing this post from my iPad is proving to be a little more frustrating than I had anticipated!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Rita Wright!  Rita is a colouring queen!  Her marker manipulating abilities far exceed anything I’ll ever be capable of!!!

I love sunflowers and wanted to this amazing DSP on a card!  I find that sunflowers always make me smile.  I added some burlap ribbon and a tiny little sunflower. There are some gold sequins on there too!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
DSP:Painted Leaves
Stamps: So Very Special
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Gold Sequins, burlap ribbon, bitty flower 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 won’t be disappointed!  

Have a fabulous day!
Jen


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307 - Take Two!



Happy Wednesday!
I hope you're having a great start to your week!  The weeks seem to be flying by!  I can't believe that it's October already and this weekend we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in Canada!  Turkey and gravy!!!  Yummy.  Oh, I guess that means I have to make that.  Hmmm...I wonder how everyone would feel about hamburgers instead!!!!

So you may have noticed that this is the same Freshly Made Sketches card that I made last week.  We had a little, itty, bitty issue with our linky tool and all of the submissions we had received vanished into cyberspace somewhere.  We decided that we would extend our challenge one additional week with hopes that everyone who had entered would re-enter their gorgeous cards!!!

Our sketch was courtesy of my dear friend Jen Timko!  Jen is such an amazing card maker and comes up with the most creative cards!  Did you see her x-ray card?  You need to go and check out her blog!



I wasn't quite sure what to with this sketch when I first saw it but then I realized I needed a wedding card for my friend Laura who is getting married this coming Saturday!  (Well, Laura and Brad had a beautiful day and Laura was a gorgeous bride!)  I love the heart die from Lil Inkers and knew it would be the perfect substitute for an evil circle!!!  I threw on some flowers and voila!  I used the colours that Laura had told me she's using for her wedding!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate
Other: Sweet Celebrations Dies, Celebrate Word Die, Sequins, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, 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 the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!!!

Jen

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We have been having one crazy heat spell here.  I don't think we had weather this hot all summer.  It's been pretty intense.  Thankfully the kid's school has air conditioning so they aren't too wiped when they come home.  Today is supposed to be the last day though and then back to seasonal temperatures.  I'm all for cool nights where you can sleep with the windows open but I dread the cold weather coming!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of my dear friend Jen Timko!  Jen is such an amazing card maker and comes up with the most creative cards!  Did you see her x-ray card?  You need to go and check out her blog!



I wasn't quite sure what to with this sketch when I first saw it but then I realized I needed a wedding card for my friend Laura who is getting married this coming Saturday!  I love the heart die from Lil Inkers and knew it would be the perfect substitute for an evil circle!!!  I threw on some flowers and voila!  I used the colours that Laura had told me she's using for her wedding!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate
Other: Sweet Celebrations Dies, Celebrate Word Die, Sequins, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, 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 the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!!!

Jen



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #306


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  We've been having the most gorgeous weather here.  It's been warm and sunny almost every day.  It's been so summer like!!!  I honestly don't want it to end!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Jen Mitchell!  Jen's cards are so gorgeous and she makes clean and simple look absolutely elegant!  Head over to her blog and check out her beauties!


So of course this isn't card #1!!!  I struggled with this one.  I was really lacking creativity when I was trying to make this card.  I wanted to create a fall birthday card!  Mainly because I just love fall and fall colours!  I love the Painted Autumn DSP and wanted to use it on this card!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Copper Foil
DSP: Painted Autumn DSP
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Daisy Die (Retired), Copper Sequins, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord & 9th)

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #305


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We're having a warm week here which is nice.  Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  The kids just loving being outside in this weather!  I don't blame them!  Makes summer last just a little bit longer!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy is one of our resident Texans and such a creative card maker.  She puts together things that I would never dream of and they ALWAYS look fabulous!  Head over to her blog and check out her creations!


I knew as soon as I saw this sketch that I wanted to use this sunflower paper!  Sunflowers are probably one of my favourite flowers.  They just look happy.  They make me happy.  They also remind me of fall and I do love fall!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Garden Green,  Crushed Curry
DSP: Painted Autumn
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Sweet Celebrations Dies (Lil Inkers), Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), 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 the Design Team has created for you!  You will not be disappointed!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #304


Hello Everyone!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great start to your week and you had a fabulous Labour Day!  We had a great week of vacation last week doing a road trip around Pennsylvania!  It sure was a fun time! The kids are back in school and both boys are happy with their teachers.  They each have repeat teachers so we know pretty much what to expect this year!  Yay!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Narelle Farrugia is our amazing hostess this week.  Narelle's cards always wow me.  Her fussy cutting and those beautiful layers and flowers.  They're so pretty!  Head over to her blog and check them out!
Unfortunately when I looked at this sketch I TOTALLY missed the giant "sentiment" on there.  I had every intention of putting my sentiment beside my little wise men but it didn't fit so I just figured throwing it underneath would be okay.  So not okay.  I'm hoping those girls don't kick me off the team!

I do love the wise men and thought they needed to be embossed in gold.  Then the tree needed to be embossed and the sentiment and the star!  Needless to say, there was a lot of embossing going on!  Let's also say that this card will not be mass produced!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Stamps: Wise Men From Afar
Ink: Versamark
Other: Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Gold Embossing Powder, 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 come up with!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #302


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to the week!  We were able to spend last week at my parent's house.  It was so lovely.  Always relaxing and the boys had a blast.  Nothing like hockey, baseball and basketball with Papa every day!!!  Today we're heading downtown Toronto with some friends from Texas to see the CN Tower and the Aquarium.  Should be good times!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our amazing French designer Cecile Ribon!  Cecile has an amazing creative eye and her cards are always fantastic.  Head over to her blog and check it out!
So, I was a little stumped by this sketch.  There are a lot of elements there that I didn't know what to do with.  I had the new Night in Bethlehem stamp set sitting on my desk and decided I would use that with the new Bethlehem edgelits and voila.  I kept the colours very neutral.  I love the silhouette look.  I threw in a silver star because it needed a little glimmer!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer
Stamps: Night In Bethlehem
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Bethlehem Edgelits, 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 the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen