Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #372


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week.  If you live in the Eastern part of Canada or the US you're digging out after some snow and starting to thaw after some crazy cold weather.  We didn't get as much snow here as I thought we would get - which is totally okay with me.  It's supposed to actually be warm and rain today which will just make for a big mess.  Oh the joys of winter!  I guess when we live in Canada, we kinda have to expect the cold and snow!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the lovely and talented Linda Callahan!  Linda makes amazingly beautiful cards.  I just love them!  She also tells great stories and has a sweet new grandson!  Head over to her blog to check it out!


I am still playing around with some of the fun goodies that I got for Christmas.  I need a birthday for my husband and thought I would work on it early rather than leaving it for the last minute - which I usually do!

I have had this Reverse Confetti Sentiment Essentials stamp set for a while now but only got the matching dies for Christmas.  Apparently I didn't realize when I bought them that there were matching dies!  I paired that with some Reverse Confetti paper and some embossing folders and was off to the races!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Blueberry Bushel
Paper: Paper Bliss 6X6 (Reverse Confetti)
Stamps: Sentiment Essentials
Other: Sentiment Essentials Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals

Thanks again 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!  You will definitely be glad you did!

Have an amazing day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #371



Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We are still fairly snowless here in Southern Ontario but the long range forecast is showing that some cold and snowy weather is headed our way.  I guess it's not too bad that we made it this long without snow!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Jen Mitchell!  Jen's cards are always so beautiful and she can make clean and simple look amazingly elegant!  Jen is also a fellow cat mom and I love seeing pics of her fur babies!!


As soon as I saw Jen's sketch I knew I wanted to try out my new Build a Cake die from Taylored Expressions!  I mean, who doesn't love cake??!!!  I'm pretty sure that under all that brightly coloured icing there is chocolate cake!!!  I really do love chocolate cake!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, White Glimmer
Patterned Paper: Hello Shine (Taylored Expressions)
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento
Other: Blue sequins (Taylored Expressions), Build a Cake Die (Taylored Expressions), 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 our Design Team has created!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #370


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a great week so far!  Is everyone back into the swing of things after their Christmas and New Years?  We had a great break and I really enjoyed the relaxing and spending time with my family but it's also good to get back into routine and to get moving again! I had the privilege of getting to visit with our Challenge creator Lesley Croghan over the holidays!  It's always so nice to see her!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our hostess this week is the crazy creative Jen Timko!  Jen's cards are just gorgeous!  I love her colouring and think I should go and get colouring lessons from her!!!  Head over to her blog and check them out!

I got a some new stamping goodies for Christmas and I was excited to play with them.  These fun butterflies from Taylored Expressions fit this sketch perfectly!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, White Glimmer, Blue Glimmer, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Other: In Flight Overlays, Celebrate Script, Celebrate Backer, Subtle Texture Embossing Folder

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!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #369


Hello!
Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a celebrated the New Year well!  I must confess that I am not a night owl so being in bed early on New Year's Eve was just fine with me.  My youngest thought staying up until midnight would be fun but we all knew that he would not be the prettiest sight the following day.  After many, many late nights in a row, midnight was not an option for him.  Yup, I'm a fun sucker.

We have a brand new sketch for the brand new year at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy's cards area always so beautiful and she puts colours and elements together like nobody's business!

Amy had a great sketch and I had started working on this card before I left to go and visit my parents.  Unfortunately I didn't get it done and had to start over again when I was at my mom's.  I'm so thankful my mom is a card maker and I don't really have to bring my own stuff!  I did get quite a few new goodies for Christmas though so it was fun to play with them!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Berry Burst, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Cue the Confetti (Reverse Confetti)
Stamps: Pattern Builder, Kindness Cards (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Memento Black, Lucky Limeade, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Tangelo Twist
Other: Pattern Builder Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Dimentionals

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 have created as inspiration!  You won't be disappointed!  I hope you'll also go and welcome our three newest team members!  We're so excited to have them on board!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #368


Hello
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  How's the Christmas preparations coming along?  I think I'm done.  That being said, I'll probably discover in a few days that I wasn't as ready as I thought I was!   I'm getting over a bad cold that my youngest decided to share with me.  So far everyone else has stayed healthy so we're hoping that remains the case!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our designer down under, Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle creates gorgeous card often with intricately cut, beautiful flowers.  Be sure to check out her blog!


It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do for this card but I remembered I had some of the galvanized metal cardstock and an embossing folder that I had yet to try out!  Once I decided to use the galvanized metal, I knew that black, white and grey would work perfectly!

I don't really know where the scraps of DSP came from.  They were just sitting in a pile and worked really well together!  They are from SU though and they're probably retired!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Galvanized Metal, Silver Glimmer
DSP: SU retired
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Black Stazon
Other: Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  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

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #366


Hello Everyone!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  How's that Christmas shopping coming along?!  I'm happy to report that our tree is still standing.  Sprite has removed a few decorations.  She actually removes them with her teeth and then carries them around like she's a dog. She's more intrigued with my banana leaf nativity scene than the tree though.  I'm pretty sure one of the wisemen is going to bite the dust.  She has also knocked over a nutcracker.  And here I thought the Elf on the Shelf was naughty.

Okay, we have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Cecile Ribon!  Cecile's cards are beautiful and always contain the most amazing die cuts and elements!  Please head over to her blog and check them out!

Okay so I'm a little behind on the Christmas cards.  Actually, I don't know if that's true or not.  I have to get everything ready tomorrow.  I'm almost done.  I have to admit that not everyone on my Christmas card list gets a handmade card anymore.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love to send handmade cards to everyone but I just can't.  It's not possible anymore.

Anyhow, I saw the tree on Cecile's sketch and knew that my Festival of Trees stamp from Stampin' Up would work perfectly.  I actually had to make this card rather quickly so I embossed a tree with silver embossing powder (I couldn't get a great picture) and put it all together.  That subtle texture embossing folder may be one of my new favourite toys! I threw on some sequins and called it a day!

We have some exciting news this week as well!!!  Our Freshly Made Sketches Team is doing a Design Team Call!!!  We would love for you to join our team!!!  We have a few prerequisites  (not many at all) so head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check those out - and you can check out the Design Team's gorgeous cards in the process as well!!!




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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #365


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a great week so far!  How's the Christmas decorating coming along at your house?  We have our tree up.  That's it.  It doesn't have lights on it and it's not decorated.  We decided we should probably do the tree in stages so that our "kitten" Sprite gets used to it since it's her first Christmas.  She doesn't seem concerned with the tree yet which is good but I fear she will try and eat the lights and my decorations may be history.  I guess we'll soon see!!!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess!  It's always fun being the hostess and coming up with a sketch.  We've had so many amazing cards in the gallery that it's often so hard to choose winners!  I'm super excited to see what you come up with!

Of course I'm still behind on my Christmas cards.  I'll probably never have them done.  Yes, I should start in January but I'm just never that motivated!

Anyhow, I hadn't intended to use this particular set for this card and actually started using a different set but this is what we ended up with.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Grey Granite
DSP: Festive Farmhouse
Stamps: Alpine Adventure
Ink: Smokey Slate, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Alpine Sports Thinlits, Clear Epoxy Drops, Subtle Texture Embossing Folder

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 will not be disappointed!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen