Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #376


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I can't believe we're already at Wednesday!  We had a Family Day holiday here in Canada on Monday so starting the week on Tuesday always throws me off!  At least we're already half way to Friday!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is one of our extremely talented designers from Down Under - Karren Johnson!  Karren is a colouring genius!  I would love to sit and learn her colouring tricks some time!


I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this sketch but then saw my In Flight Cutting plate from Taylored Expressions and knew I had to do butterflies!!!  I used the In Flight Overlays to cut out butterflies to glue on top!  I used some Hello Sunshine patterned paper and a thanks die to top things off!  I also used some white glitter cardstock under the butterflies so some sparkle would shine through!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, White Glitter, Blue Glitter (all SU)
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine (Taylored Expressions)
Other: In Flight Cutting Plate and Overylays (Taylored Expressions) Thank you die (Taylored Expressions), Snow Flurries Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals

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

Have a fantastic day!
Jen

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #375

Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We ended up with another snow day yesterday and the schools were closed.  I figured it might be a snow day so advised my kids to sleep in.  Nope.  Wasn't going to happen.  Both of them up at 7:15!!  They're both praying that school is cancelled again today!  Too funny!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess is our favourite French designer Cecile Ribon!  Cecile's cards are just gorgeous!  She has the most intriguing die cuts and I always love to see how she uses them!


I started out not knowing what I would do with this sketch!  I had something in mind and tried several times to make it work but had to start over.  I went through my dies and found some dual stitched triangles that I figured would work perfectly.  I threw in some circle garlands and I was off to the races!

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Midnight Muse
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: Midnight Muse
Other: Circle Garland Die (Reverse Confetti), Dual Stitched Triangle Dies (Lil Inkers), Subtle Texture 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 gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for you!

We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #374


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a great week so far! We're having some crazy weather here. Last Tuesday the schools were closed because of a crazy amount of snow.  It was also super cold (like -30C cold)  Then on Monday it was 11 degrees(C) and all of our snow melted!  Now we're supposed to get an insane amount of freezing rain.  I am praying the rain doesn't come because that much freezing rain is never a good thing!!

We have a new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess!  I decided to tackle my extreme dislike of circles and jump into the circle world with both feet.

I decided to go for a white on white card!  I embossed some white cardstock with the subtle textured embossing folder and I used the glimmer white cardstock for others.  I threw on some white sequins as well just to make things fun!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, White Glimmer
Stamps: Sentiment Essentials (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Circle Punches, Sequins

Thanks 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!

I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #373


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We're digging out after a huge snowstorm.  We got about 26 cm (or 10") of snow Monday evening and overnight.  Thankfully the boys got the day off school yesterday and we had a nice relaxing day at home - shovelling and sliding!  It was fabulous!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the lovely and incredibly talented Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim creates gorgeous cards each and every time!  Please head over to her blog and check them out!


So I'm still wanting to try my Christmas goodies and couldn't wait to ink up my Llama Love stamp set from Taylored Expressions.  I have been told that Llamas and Alpacas are all the rage.  I'm not really sure why but they are definitely cute!  Now, my poor sweet Alpaca doesn't have his face coloured because I didn't really know what colour it should be.  He is also grey and I'm not even sure Alpacas are grey.  I kinda think they're brown and beige.  But for today, they'll be grey.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Patterned Paper: Build a Scene (Taylored Expressions)
Stamps: Llama Love (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memorex black
Other: Sequins, Stampin' Blends, Llama Love Dies, 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!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

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