Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #332


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week!  I am currently in the process of packing up my craft room as we need to rip out the flooring and put new flooring in.  We decided since that needed to happen (due to a leak in our foundation), we would re-organize it as well.  When I say "we", I really mean me...there isn't a lot of help in this organizational process!!!  I can't blame my husband.  He would probably get incredibly frustrated watching my decision making process!  Anyhow, it's almost all packed up.  I've sorted through things and am finally getting rid of stuff that I've held onto for far too long.  I will never part with the cards my mom made me when I was going through university though.  They are far too precious and I had such a fun time looking through them the other day when I should have been packing!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazingly talented Karren Johnson!  Karren is the colour queen!  I totally think I should go and visit her in New Zealand and learn to colour!  I've never been to New Zealand and I think it would be a amazing to go and see!


I really do enjoy my Stampin Blend Markers from SU.  I haven't had any issues with them and ink running so I've been very fortunate.  I am still getting the hang of this colouring thing but I do see why people find it so therapeutic.  Since I'm still new at this I didn't have many designs to colour so I had to dig out some old stamps that then got packed up...sorry if I don't know names today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP: Pop of Pink (Retired)
Stamps: I Like You (flowers), Sentiment ???
Ink: Memento
Other: Sequins, Stampin Blends, 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 your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #331


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!   I hope you're having a great start to your week!  It's a cold week here.  We had some crazy rain last night and it felt more like a fall/winter day than a spring day.  It seems like the weather doesn't know what's going on and instead of warming up it's getting colder!  This mom is done with winter and mitts and hats and the dirt that comes with it!!!  It is time to bring on spring!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our amazing French designer Cecile Ribbon!  Cecile owns the most amazing die cuts and I am always wowed by the cards she comes up with!  This sketch is no different!  Totally threw me for a loop at first!
So I wasn't sure what I wanted to use for this sketch!  I kinda realized I didn't own a lot of stamps or die cuts that would work for those leaves!  Then I found my Butterfly Basics stamp set and decided I could use just this set and make the card work!  I opened up some of my SU Stampin' Blends and coloured up some flowers!  I threw on a cute little butterfly and some sequins and was good to go!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Black, SU Black Archival
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Other: Sequins, Stampin Blends, 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 that the Design Team has created for you!  I hope you'll also join me in giving Tracey McNeely a warm welcome!  Tracey will be joining us as a guest designer for the month of April!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #330


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!  We're having a great week here and are looking forward to having a nice short week this week and next week!  Bring on Easter! So thankful for Easter and all that it means to me and my family!  I hope you and your families have a lovely Easter as well!

We have another new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week I get the honour of being your hostess!  I am never too sure what to do about a sketch but I decided to pick something fairly versatile!  Remember, that big star can be any shape you like!!


I love, love, love the Sale-a-bration paper from SU - Bubbles & Fizz.  I love the colours and really just how cheery and happy it looks!  I may also love those panda bear stamps too! They're also part of the SU Sale-a-bration celebration this month!  I used the balloon punch to punch out the balloon and then covered it with Wink of Stella since I kinda thought it should be shimmery!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Bubble & Fizz
Stamps: Party Pandas
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Balloon Punch,  Dots Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella, Label Punch, 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 your inspiration!  You will not be disappointed!

I can't wait to see all the amazing cards you create this week!

Have a great day and a wonderful Easter!

Jen

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #329


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe we're already halfway through March?!  Where is the time going?!  We had a great March break last week.  We were at my mom's house and she was helping me cut projects for camp.  I have about 19 projects to get ready for 50 kids.  We got 14 projects ready to go!  I so appreciate her help and really couldn't do this without her!  I am so excited that there are only a few more to go!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim's cards are so beautiful and I absolutely love her collection of stamps and dies.  I think Colorado would be a great place to visit!!!!


I was a little concerned when I saw that giant circle on Kim's sketch but then I decided that I would try and make a masculine card with it because I have zero masculine birthday cards.  I have seen so many cards lately using this log paper and figured that would work perfectly.  It reminds me of my dad's wood piles actually!  So neat and perfect!

The card was a little dull and boring with just a plain white background so I ran it through the Big shot using the woodgrain embossing folder.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
DSP: I have no idea what it's called...I can't find the name...
Stamps: Four You
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: MFT Fishtail Stax, Stitched Circle Dies (Lil Inkers), Woodgrain 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 Clean Team has created.  They are totally amazing!  Those ladies do well with giant circles!!!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #328


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  The boys and I are enjoying our week with my mom and dad!  My mom and I are cutting up a storm and getting a lot of projects ready for camp this summer.  I am so thankful for her willingness to help me cut!   The boys have been playing a lot of hockey and basketball outside with Papa so they are all in their glory!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of Linda Callahan!  Linda makes such beautiful cards and a lot of her cards are super punny so you need to head over to her blog and check them out!  Plus, she tells the best stories!!!

Linda's sketch is really fun and at first threw me for a bit of a loop!  I started flipping through my dies and found one that hadn't been used before and decided it was time!


I went with a black, white and gold theme!  Seems to be my theme as of late.  I can't help it.  Black and white are my go to colours!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP: Pop of Pink (Retired SU)
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Scalloped Squares Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti),  Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), Die-namics Blueprints #29 (MFT), Die-namics Stitched Fishtail Stax (MFT), 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 come up with!  You won't be disappointed!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #327


Hi Everyone!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is Jen Mitchell!  Jen is such an amazing card maker and creates the most gorgeous cards!  Her clean and simple designs are breathtaking!




Sorry guys, I has a little mishap with my post today and I'm quickly trying to get this ready before I get the boys out the door for school!  I loved Jen's sketch!  I knew right way I wanted to use the wreath and some little flowers from the Lil Inkers Warm Welcome set.  I just love that wreath!  I need a card for my Great Aunt's birthday and I think this will do the trick!


Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Silver Foil
DSP: SU Retired (I can't remember the name)
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Other: Warm Welcome Dies (Lil Inkers), Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful card the Design Team has created for your inspiration.  They sure are amazing!

Please also join me in welcoming Claire Apostoloff to our team as a guest designer for the month!  We're so excited to have her!

Have a fantastic day!
Jen

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #326


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  I received a huge box of card making supplies in the mail yesterday which much mean that it's time to start getting projects ready for summer camp!  I am so excited to open those paper packs and start getting things cut!  I have most of the projects planned out, I just need to start cutting!  My mom will help me during March Break which will be so heavenly!!  She's the best mom ever!!!  Love you mom!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jennifer Timko!  Jen creates beautiful cards and is a master "colourer"!!!  She's also a pilot and definitely due for a flight to Toronto sometime soon!!


I love Jen's sketch!  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do and was flipping though the "container" that holds my dies and I came across these banners.  I love them.  I knew right away they would work perfectly!  I know it's another black and white card but I truly love black and white.  I think because it's clean looking.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, White Glimmer
Stamps: You're So (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Double Garland Banner Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), You're So Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Stitched Rectangles (Lil Inkers)

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!  I feel so blessed to be part of this team of talented ladies!!

Have a great week!
Jen