Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #363


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We had our first dusting of snow yesterday.  I wasn't too impressed.  You see, though I've lived in Canada my whole life and have spent every single winter surrounded by cold and snow, I truly believe in my heart of hearts that I really am Hawaiian and need to spend my winters where it's a consistent and lovely temperature with relatively low humidity!!!!  My family totally disagrees with me though! Oh well....

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is one of our amazing leaders Jen Timko!  Jen makes gorgeous cards.  She is a colouring guru and an ink master!!  Please had over to her blog to check out her creations!

I kinda knew what I wanted to make when I started creating this card.  It just took me a really long time to get there.  I don't know why.  I kept getting distracted and trying different colours and different papers and finally this is what I settled on!  Very simple.  Very, very simple.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft
Patterned Paper: Festive Farmhouse
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree,  Star of Night
Ink: Versamark
Other: White Embossing Powder, White Bakers Twine, Glass dots, 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 girls have created as your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen




Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #362


Hello
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!!!  We've had some crazy weather here with some wicked wind.  I was pretty sure I was going to end up in Oz!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week if the incredibly creative and funny Linda Callahan!  Linda makes amazing cards and always has great stories to tell so head on over to her blog to check them out!


So obviously I need some more Christmas cards.  Honestly, Christmas is going to be here before we know it!!  Anyhow, I seriously love this stamp set and knew it would work perfectly inside that giant circle! Of course I pretty much use black, white and gold for everything these days so this card is no exception!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
Stamps: Wise Men From Afar
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Double Stitched Circle 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!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches #361


Happy Wednesday and Happy Halloween!
I hope you're having a great week so far.  I'm fighting a nasty cold and will probably be the one staying in handing out candy tonight unless I feel better.  I don't often get sick but when I do I tend to be very grouchy!  The kids are excited about tonight.  Jacob is being the Black Panther and Caleb is being a giant hotdog.  Hilarious!  I'm hoping we get lots of kids so that I can get rid of all of that candy that I have!!  None left for me to eat!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jen Mitchell!  Jen is the queen of elegant/clean and simple!  Her cards are gorgeous so head over to her blog and check it out!


Okay, so I definitely messed this sketch up!  I made this card a while ago and apparently was dreaming when I saw the sketch and then made my card.  I'm a little off.  I don't know what I was thinking!

My mom gave me Tropical Chic for my birthday and I just LOVE it!!  Such a fun set!  With this set you can totally make the most colourful cards!!  It's fantastic!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green
Other: Tropical Thinlits Dies, Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, Glitter Enamel Dots, 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!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #360


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  Can you believe next week is Halloween?  How on earth did October go whizzing by so quickly?  I think I blinked and it was gone.  I don't want to say it but I kinda think that Christmas is going to be here in no time!  That is one scary thought!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy is our colour matching and accents queen!  She designs the most beautiful cards!  Head over to her blog to check out how amazing they are!


I kinda feel the same way about ovals as I do about circles!  They aren't exactly my favourite thing.  I really took liberties on this sketch!  I hope the team doesn't mind!  This card was an anniversary card for my husband and I had to make the lemons and stems work!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Stamps: Lemon Zest
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Other: Glitter Enamel Dots, Subtle 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 gorgeous cards the Design Team has created!  You'll be inspired!

Have a fantastic day!
Jen

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #359


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  Can you believe we're over halfway through October?  Christmas is going to sneak up on us in no time at all!  I guess I should start doing some planning.  My kids keep changing their minds about what they want for Christmas.  Seriously.  They're going to drive me crazier than I already am!!!

We have a great new sketch tonight at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle is our resident Aussie and fantastic flower cutter!  Her cards are beyond beautiful!

I am pretty convinced that Karren and Narelle have it out for me with their sketches and circles!!!  Seriously!  I wasn't sure how to approach this and then I saw my old Ornament Keepsake stamp set I just knew those ornaments could be circles!!!  Another Christmas card done!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Ornament Keepsake,  Star of Light
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Ornament Dies, Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers) Basic Rhinestones, 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 have created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #358


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I'm super proud of myself for remembering to get this post done!  I seriously can't believe that I forgot the last two weeks in a row!  I'm getting in the groove around here so it's getting easier to remember things!  We're having some gorgeous weather here today and I totally don't want it to end.  It's been super humid but I don't mind - I know what's coming so I'll take a couple more days of this summer weather!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the amazing Karren Johnson.  Karren's our New Zealand demonstrator (who I totally want to visit) and she makes gorgeous cards.  She makes beautiful backgrounds and colours like a queen!  Check out her blog to be amazed!


So I'm pretty sure Karren tried to do me in with this sketch.  There are 4 circles on this sucker.  4.  I didn't quite know where to start.  Then I thought it reminded me of a wreath.  I started with a Christmas wreath and that went disastrously.  Did not turn out at all so I tried a heart with some flowers and that didn't work so this is where we ended up.  I'm totally happy with it and must say red and grey make my heart flutter a bit!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Sweet Celebration (Lil' Inkers)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Black
Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Warm Welcome Dies (Lil' Inkers), Pretty Pines Thinlits, Black Rhinestons, 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.  You will totally be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #357


Hello!
Happy Thursday!  I'm a day late and I apologize!  I normally do my posts up on Tuesday but this week, Tuesday was a crazy day and I totally forgot.  It didn't even occur to me that I needed to do the post.  Then yesterday was insane too.  Just a lot of little extras that all happened the same week.  Thankfully next week is much quieter!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Cecile Ribon!  I love her diecuts and how modern and creative her cards are!  True French flare!

So I'm not entirely happy with  my card.  I had a vision but I couldn't make it work. I love the pineapple paper and I decided to throw a pineapple on there as well!  Who doesn't love a pineapple?! The best pineapple I've ever had was in Hawaii.  I will honestly never forget it.  I would love to go back sometime and feast on it!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Tutti-Frutti
Stamps: Pop-Art Pineapple (), Scripty Sayings (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Weathered Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Sequins, Pineapple Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the girls have created!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen