Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #448


Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!  Can you believe we're cruising into the middle of the month?  It's now dark when I get up in the morning which makes it a little hard to wake up but now I get to see some spectacular sunrises again.  I love watching the sun come up.  To me it's the perfect time of day!

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess.  It's always fun to be the hostess and see how many different cards can be created from one sketch!  I love all of the creativity out there.

I wanted to keep this sketch relatively easy.  It leaves a lot of room for interpretation!

I needed a sympathy card for a dear friend of mine who recently lost her sister.  I wanted to keep it fairly neutral but have flowers on it because she has the most amazing gardens!  

I pulled out the Poppy Moments Dies and some of the In Good Taste DSP.  I absolutely love this paper and the fabulous wood grains there are to choose from.

Supplies:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Granny Apple Green, Early Espresso

DSP: In Good Taste

Stamps: Tall Blooms (Reverse Confetti)

Ink: Early Espresso

Other: Poppy Moments Dies, Sequins (Close to my Heart), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the cards the Design Team has created!  I think I've mentioned once or twice before how amazingly talented these ladies are!

I can't wait to see what you create with my sketch this week!

Jen


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #447


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  I am back from an amazing visit with my parents and settling back into routine here.  I can't believe it's already August and the kids only have a month of vacation left.  I must say I have enjoyed having my kids home and will be a little sad to see them go back to school - then again I will not miss 4 people in my kitchen at the same time trying to make their own lunches!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim makes amazing cards - I often end up spending a tad too much $$ after seeing her cards!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

I had a couple of ladies request some cards and the request involved pink and peonies.  I love the Prized Peony stamp set and really do love the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder.  I paired them together and added a Nested Label Die cut and voila!  I got the Nested Labels in my last order and I just love them!  I had been eyeing them up for a long time and you'll probably see them on every card now!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Petal Pink, Whisper White, Grey Granite
DSP: Peony Garden
Stamps: Prized Peony, LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Nested Labels Dies, Peony Dies, Stampin' Blends, Elegant Faceted Gems, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created!  I must say that I love being on a team with so much talent!  The other ladies truly amaze me with their creativity!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #446


Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  My husband blessed me with a week by myself with my mom and dad!  He has a light week at work this week so offered to take the kids while I stayed for another week visiting my parents.  After not seeing them for over 7.5 months I was totally game.  Depending on how our Covid #'s look over the next little while, I wanted to get a good visit in in case we get locked back down again.

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Linda Callahan.  Linda is not only hilarious but she makes super cute cards!  Head on over to her blog to check them out!

Linda is taking us to new levels with her sketch!  This week we're going slim!  I can't say that I've ever made a slimline card so this was a new experience for me!  If you're wondering what envelopes to put them in, I used a regular long envelope but apparently a #10 works as well (maybe they're the same thing?!)!

I was a little stumped on what to put on my card but my super creative mom suggested a fall card and thankfully has the most wonderful leaf stamps and dies (which I'm thinking might accidentally get put in my bag to make the trip back home!)  She also happened to have some stalks left that I had cut and sent her for fall cards last year!  I am totally going to give her all the credit for the idea of this card!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Copper Foil
DSP: Plaid Tidings
Stamps: Beautiful Autumn, Vintage Leaves
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Other: Gathered Leaves Dies, Sunflower Dies, Nested Labels, Leaflets Framelits, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Copper Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll go and check out the gorgeous cards on the Freshly Made Sketches blog!  The Design Team did an amazing job creating beautiful cards!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #445


Hello!
Happy Wednesday! I hope your week has started well!  The boys and I are at my parents this week and thoroughly enjoying our visit (and being stuffed full of delicious food and sweets!).  We hadn't seen my parents in 7.5 months and are so grateful to be able to visit with them now (after Covid testing of course)!  I've also enjoyed being able to make some cards with my mom!  Doesn't get much better than that!

We have a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of Jen Mitchell!  Jen takes her cards to the next level in terms of clean and simple.  I absolutely love her clean backgrounds and pretty designs.  Head over to her blog to check them out!  They sure are stunning.
So I absolutely love the new Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP that will be available in our Mini Catalogue coming out at the beginning of August.  Fall paper and fall colours just speak to me and this paper is right up my alley!  I paired this fabulous paper with the Sunflower Dies and voila!  

I made a second card (also with the same Gilded Autumn paper and sunflower) just because I loved the first one so much! You can never have too many fall themed birthday cards can you?  At least I don't think so!!!


Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Gold Foil, Copper Foil
DSP: Gilded Autumn Specialty
Stamps: Beautiful Autumn
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Sunflower Dies, Nested Labels Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the cards that have been posted.  The Design Team knocked this one out of the park!  

Have an amazing day!

Jen

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #444


Hello
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We've had a couple days of gorgeous weather where you could actually be outside and not feel like you were melting!  It's been lovely!  My husband had a bad fall while mountain biking a few weeks ago and he's slowly healing.  He's back on the bike and we're doing some "short" rides around our neighbourhood to help strengthen his damaged muscles.  Several doctors have told him he's very, very fortunate that the damage wasn't more severe!  Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet and didn't hit his head!

We have a great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jen Timko!  Jen's cards speak for themselves!  They are always amazing!  Her colouring is awe inspiring!  Head over to her blog to check them out!


Of course this card has a peony.  Did you expect anything different?  Okay, it could have been a sunflower or a magnolia!  I just can't help it!  I love them!  Though my box of new goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue arrived and I can't wait to play with that!

I also realize that my sentiment and rectangle are on the wrong side of the card.  Apparently when I copied the sketch down I didn't do it properly!  Sometimes I wonder how I can walk and breathe at the same time!!  

I absolutely love the Peony Garden DSP.  I actually just ordered another pack because I've gone through so much!  Maybe that's not something to be proud of!  Ha!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Granny Apple Green, 
DSP: Peony Garden
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Peony Dies, Gray Granite Ribbon, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Sweetly Stitched Dies, Dimensionals

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

Have an amazing day!

Jen


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #443


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!  I'm thinking that no matter where you live right now, you're roasting!  It has been so hot and humid here.  We have hot weather in Southern Ontario but I feel like this is one of the longest stretches of this crazy heat that we've had.  Topped off with no rain at all.  Hopefully we get a bit of relief soon!

We have a fantastic new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Lee Ann Barrett.  Lee Ann is another one of our colouring queens!  I always love to see the beautiful cards she comes up with!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

This week's sketch is super fun!  I must admit when I first saw it I was a little freaked out.  I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it.  Then when I decided what I kinda wanted, it all came together rather quickly!

So yes, I hauled out the peonies again.  I'm sorry.  I love them.  They're so fun to use!  I kept this card neutral!  Grey and White look!  I probably should have added in some colour but I decided I liked it as is!

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray
DSP:  Peony Garden
Stamps: Prized Peony, Peaceful Moments
Ink: Basic Black, Memento
Other: Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, 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 ladies have created!

Have an incredible day!

Jen


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #442


Hello!
Happy Wednesday and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian friends!!!  I hope you all have a wonderful day "celebrating" that we have the privilege of living in this great nation!  This year's celebrations will not look anything like what we normally do.  There are no public celebrations, there aren't gatherings.  That's okay.  We can still celebrate at home and know that we are so blessed to live in this country!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess is the amazing Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie makes the most beautiful cards!  She always uses fun, bright colours and her cards are so cheery!  I love it!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

I must say those round'ish shapes may have thrown me for a loop.  I sat and started at paper until I saw this flower sitting already coloured on my desk.  Actually, Pepsi the cat was sitting on it!  I was inspired by Jen M's all white card last week and knew I wanted to make one that was mostly white as well!

I love this new embossing folder from SU and think it's going to be one of my new go-to embossing folders!  I can't help using these peonies!  I've been making cards with them all week!  I just love them!  They're so fun and who doesn't love a peony!  I "painted" the peony with some Wink of Stella because really, every flower needs some sparkle!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Peony Garden
Stamps: Prized Peony, Sentiment (It's one from MFT....sorry, I can't remember which one!)
Ink: Stazon Black, Memento Black
Other: Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends, Double Stitched Circle Dies, Sweetly Stitched Dies, Elegant Faceted Gems, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out what the other ladies have designed!  Please join us this week as well!

Have an amazing day!

Jen