Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #380


Hello
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We are coming off of our March Break here!  We had a great week with my parents!  It was nice and relaxing.  The boys were able to play a ton of driveway hockey on their huge driveway!  We also took in the War Museum in Ottawa.  Such a great museum.  The kids really liked it and it's very well done.  I highly recommend it if you're ever in the National Capital!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of one of our brand new designers Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie's cards are gorgeous and super creative!  Head over to her blog to check them out!  
As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that I didn't have any squares that would work but knew I had some sweet little butterflies that would work perfectly!  I decided to do all black with one shimmery blue!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Blue Shimmer
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: Memorex Black
Other: In Flight Overlays (Taylored Expressions), 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 your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #378


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is going well!  We are heading into March break here and we're pretty excited about it.  That being said, I don't think my kids have had a full week of school since January.  Between snow days and PA days and holidays it feels like they're never in school!!!  Oh well.  I also consider March break to be the end of winter in Southern Ontario.  This year, I may be off a bit.  We still have enough snow on the round and it's freezing outside!!  Hopefully by next week things start to change!

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 resident elements expert.  She can create the most intriguing cards.  I just love them.  Head over to her blog to check them out!

Amy's sketch is great!  I started out with different flowers and leaves and other things and finally realized I needed to get out my trusted favourite - Botanical Builders!  I just couldn't help it!  I love those flowers so much!

I opted to add in some purple to this card since I do love a good purple card!  I embossed the purple panel with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder to give it a bit of texture.  I wanted to use some DSP of some sort but couldn't find any that I liked!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, White Glimmer
Stamps: The Inside Scoop - Birthday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Other: Botanical Builders Dies, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Glimmer Dots, 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 girls have created for your inspiration!  They are truly creative ladies!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #377



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week!  We are expecting more snow today.  I can't believe it.  We never get this much snow in a winter.  My kids are lucky to get one snow day a year and we're already at 3 and today could be one too!!!  Seriously, winter needs to top!!!  Anyone else agree with that?

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazingly talented Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle creates the most beautiful cards by fussy cutting intricate flowers! I absolutely adore each and ever card she makes!


I must admit the sketch kind of threw me and my card is a very broad interpretation of the sketch and I apologize for that now!

I went with my Lemon Zest stamp set and some Pineapple Punch Ink!  I just love how bright and cheery that ink is!  Makes my day!  I don't know where I got the frame die cut...it was just sitting in my die cut folder!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Lemon Zest
Ink: Memento Black, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green
Other: Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Circle Punch, Frame Die Cut, Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

Have a fabulous week!

Jen

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