Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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!
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!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Happy Wednesday! Can you believe we're midway through November already?! How does that happen?! I hope you've started your Christmas shopping. I've slowly started mine and am trying to get things now before the shelves get emptied and picked over! Sometimes it's easier said than done though!
We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches today. Our hostess this week if our fabulous French designer Cecile Ribon! Cecile makes beautiful cards and you need to head over to her blog to check out those gorgeous creations!
Now, I need three cards this week. It's already Wednesday and only one is done. I'm doing really well! This is the first card I need so thankfully it's done. I'm part of a bootcamp "group". We have class every Wednesday and sometimes on Sunday mornings. One of the girls in our group is having her last chemo treatment tomorrow. She has made it to bootcamp almost every week since her diagnosis. We are so proud of her and amazed by her strength. We have a little surprise for her tomorrow to congratulate her on this accomplishment!
This sketch did stump me. It wasn't even the circles, it was that bottom panel. I won't tell you how many "draft" versions are sitting on my desk. The creativity sure hasn't been flowing lately.
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
DSP: A Little Foxy DSP Stack
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Other: Bitty Banners Dies, Botanical Builders Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Silver 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 all the fabulous cards the Design Team has created for you!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week! The weather we've been having here has been so beautiful that it doesn't feel like November at all. It's been fabulous! I wish it wouldn't end but soon (too soon) we will start the slippery slope into winter!
Being Wednesday, we have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! I am excited to be this week's hostess. Being the sketch creator can be very nerve wracking since you're never too sure how people will feel about your sketch. I decided to keep it simple and even threw a circle on there to add some spice!
I had this snowflake sitting on my desk from a card I wanted to make before. It was just too pretty to leave sitting there another week so I decided I would use that as my circle! Honestly, I love that copper. It is just such a lovely colour!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Copper Glimmer Paper, Copper Shiny
Stamps: Star of Light
Other: Star of Night Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the amazing cards the Design Team has created for you! You will not be disappointed!
I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Happy Wednesday! Can you believe it's November?! Where did September and October go? I guess that means we are one step closer to Christmas! Maybe I should get started on my Christmas shopping! Better yet, I should get started on my Christmas cards! I don't make too many these days so I don't think I have too many to do!
We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the fabulous Cindy Hall! Cindy makes amazing cards and you need to head over to her blog to check them out! Her sketch is so fun this week - except that I totally didn't follow it properly! The girls may boot me off the team!!!
I really wanted to use my Christmas Pines stamps and Pretty Pines dies for this card. I didn't really relish the thoughts of cutting out that banner but alas, it's cut out! I thought the pine cones needed a little sparkle so I used some glimmer cardstock. I opted to use some greenery instead of patterned paper for my strip behind the rectangle. I totally forgot to offset my mat though. Ugh.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Gold Glimmer
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the Design Team has come up with! We can't wait to see what you create!
Have a fabulous day!