Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #324


Hello Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you're all having a fabulous day celebrating love!  We don't do too much around here.  We generally celebrate together!  I always make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and I bought the two boys and my husband a little chocolate.  Not a lot.  They don't need it!!!  I'll be going to bootcamp tonight and Caleb will be heading to youth at church so it won't even really be spent together!!

We have a an amazing new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our layering and fussy cutting queen Narelle Farrugia! Narelle's cards are just gorgeous!  Head over to her blog and you'll be wowed by her creativity!!

I opted not to use a circle for this card.  Because I needed a valentine's day card for my husband and wasn't sure what to do.  The funny thing about this card - which says that I love him and coffee, is that I don't like coffee!!!  I'm a tea drinker but the heart didn't say tea so we went with coffee.  He'll understand!!  I hope!

I'm in the throws of kids camp preparation and I have paper and stamp sets and pictures and lists all over my craft room.  It is definitely not conducive to creating anything these days and I feel like this card definitely doesn't meet the standards I set for it!!  Thankfully I always have next week!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Stacked with Love (retired)
Stamps: Merry Cafe
Ink: Real Red
Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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

Have a "lovely" day!!

Jen

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #323


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  I had a busy day yesterday.  I was on a field trip with Caleb's class.  It's always interesting going anywhere with Grade 6 students.  I find them quite intriguing.  The dynamics between the boys and the girls makes me laugh.  The girls look longingly at the boys and the boys look at the girls like they're all nuts!  Hopefully this is the last field trip I have to go on for a while!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Karren Johnson!  Karren has amazing colouring skills and her skills and creativity make me drool!  I'd love to go and visit her one day and learn from her!!!  Oh, and play with all her markers!

Karren's sketch threw me a little.  I don't know why.  I guess I was feeling a tad uncreative.  I had some retired Pop of Pink paper sitting on my craft table left over from camp last summer and decided that it would work to make some Valentine's Day cards.  These will probably be for my kids!  At least, they will be if I get another one made - otherwise it may just be for my hubby!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, White Glimmer
DSP: Pop of Pink (Retired)
Stamps: Bitty Banners (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Bitty Banners Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Ruffled Dynamic Textured 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!

Have an amazing week!

Jen

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #322


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a great week so far?  Anyone else having some crazy weather?  My youngest son (Jake) was outside playing hockey with his dad on Sunday in a t-shirt.  Now, it was only 5 degrees celsius here and I don't consider that t-shirt weather.  Then on Monday night we get about 15 cm of snow.  Now it's -12 and freezing!  I guess the weather hasn't quite made up it's mind yet about whether it's winter or spring!!!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our hostess this week is our amazing French designer Cecile Ribon!  Cecile has the most amazing collection of dies.  I think I would love to go and visit her over in France and play with all those incredible dies!!!


Cecile's sketch is super versatile and can be turned into almost anything!  You should see the amazing shaker cards Karren and Jen M created!  I opted to use a DSP panel for my card.  I'm still trying to tackle the February birthday cards!  We won't talk about my husband's birthday that's on Saturday though.  I do not have that card made!  Masculine cards always throw me for a loop!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
DSP: It's a retired 6X6 paper stack from SU (I can't remember the name)
Stamps: Sentiment Essentials (Reverse Confetti), Love Blooms (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black, Old Olive
Other: Sequins, Love Blooms Confetti Cuts, Dimensionals

Thanks 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!

We can't wait to see what your card looks like this week! 

Have an amazing day!

Jen



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #321


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I trust you're having a great start to your week!  Are you guys having crazy weather where you are?  We've had warm and cold then warm and cold.  Our snow is gone which disappoints the kids.  There's nothing but mud out there.  The wind is blowing and there's a cold front coming in.  Cold with no snow.  Sounds fabulous!!!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I happen to be this week's hostess!  It's always exciting to get to choose a design and then look at all the amazing cards that end up in the gallery!  I always find it incredible to see how many different cards can be created from one sketch!


So, I needed some birthday cards.  I need a lot of birthday cards actually.  I apparently know a lot of people with a February birthday!  My husband is one of them but I'm pretty sure this card won't work for him so I'll probably need to make a different one!!!  I can't help but keep using the Botanical Builders.  I know they're retired but they're my favourite and I can't bear to stop creating fun flowers with them!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whipser White, Early Espresso, Copper Foil
DSP: Wood Textures DSP Pack
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Botanical Builders, Sequins, Banners Framelits 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 gorgeous card the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #320


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We've got a bit of snow on the ground right now so the kids are happy.  They like to play in the snow at school and they both really like to shovel snow.  There is rain in the forecast though so I'm assuming our snow will disappear - which I don't mind but leads to lots of indoor recesses and squirmy kids!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazingly talented Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim's cards are fantastic and she comes up with the best designs!  I could totally go and play in her craft room for hours too!  I've always wanted to visit Colorado!



I must admit that at first I was a little stumped with this design.  I started to panic a bit but then realized that I needed a baby card for my sister in law who had a baby early in December.  Now, don't think I'm a slacker and just sending the card now!  Kim had her sketch ready super duper early because she's amazing and so my card was done a LONG time ago!!!  I decided to stick with the heart theme, added some glimmer pink, threw in some texture and voila.  A card to welcome my first niece!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Glimmer Pink (Non-SU)
Stamps: Sentiment Flag Additions (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Stitched Flags Die (Lil Inkers), Hearts Dies (Spellbinders), Dimenaionals

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!  You can also welcome our Guest Designer Teresa Kline to the team!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #319


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great start to your week!  We finally have some much warmer temperatures here in Southern Ontario!  Last week I was in the Ottawa Valley with my parents and the temperatures dropped as low as -40 with the windchill.  It was brutally cold.  Made me so thankful for the wood stove!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of one of our Texans, Rita Wright!  Rita is also one of our colouring queens!  I'm always amazed at what she can create!  I think I need to take a little adventure down to Texas to learn how to colour!!!
Rita has created such a great sketch!  This one can be interpreted in so many different ways!  I need some birthday cards so I decided to haul out my Botanical Builders and start creating.  I opted for black and white to keep the card simple.  I used my "You're So" stamp set and dies from Reverse Confetti and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: You're So (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: You're So Confetti Cuts, Botanical Builders Framelits, Black Rhinestones, Warm Welcome 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 design team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #318


Hello!
Happy Wednesday and Merry Christmas!  This is our last challenge of 2017!  Can you believe it?  Another year has come and gone!  I hope you're all ready for Christmas and get to spend some nice relaxing time with your loved ones!

We have a great "last" sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the hilarious and creative Linda Callahan!  So, I need you all to help me convince Linda to write a book!  She is full of amazing and funny stories and I'd love to sit down and read them all in the pages of a book one day!!!  Linda also makes beautiful cards so you need to head over to her blog and check them out!


I needed some cards for the boys teachers and know this sketch would work perfectly but it would need to be turned on it's side.  I hope this doesn't make me too rebellious!  I love the Carols of Christmas stamp set from SU and knew it was just what I needed for this card!  I threw on a few of the felt embellishments and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Foil
DSP: Quilted Christmas
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Felt Embellishments, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration.
Remember you have three weeks to play along with this challenge!!!

Have a fabulous day and a Merry Christmas!

Jen