Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week. It's a very quiet week at our house. The boys are with my parents for the week and they are having a blast. They love going to visit Grannie and Papa and when I suggested I go with them, I got a resounding "NO"! I guess I've been told! My husband and I went on a huge mountain bike ride last night. His instructions were to ensure that I made it out alive. I did. Just barely. Only one fall and nothing broken or bleeding so I guess that's good. I think he has forgotten I haven't really been biking like that in a LONG time and my bones aren't as young as they used to be!
Anyone, we have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the fabulous Linda Callahan! Linda is very creative and makes beautiful cards. I also think she's one of the funniest people I've ever "met". We haven't met but I feel like we have! Anyhow, go and check out her blog! You'll be inspired!
I went with a very simple card. I had some of this So Saffron DSP laying around after camp just screaming to be used up. I combined with with some black and away I went! I threw on some Glitter Enamel Dots and voila! It looks like it took me 5 minutes. It did not. This is not the first version and not at all what I had envisioned when I started.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron
DSP: So Saffron (Subtles DSP Stack)
Stamps: Sweet Celebrations (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Celebrate Word Die, Sweet Celebrations Dies, 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 beautiful cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Happy Wednesday! I trust everyone is having a great start to their week! We are in total vacation mode here and with the exception of a few appointments, we've been relaxing, swimming, reading and biking. It's been fabulous. This year our family decided to cut out all evening activities and to do lots of mountain biking together. It's been the best decision! We have totally enjoyed our evening (and some afternoon) rides together. It's been amazing to watch the boys gain skill, confidence and endurance. They can hop rocks and logs like pros now!
We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazingly talented Jen Mitchell! Jen makes beautifully creative cards and often dominates when it comes to "clean". Head over to her blog and you'll see what I mean!
I love Jen's sketch. At first I was going with a completely different look but then changed my mind. I used the Ice Cream Parlor DSP and the Frozen Treats stamps and dies at camp almost every day. The kids loved ice cream cards and I must say, I do too! Of course if you look closely you'll see some Wink of Stella on that chocolate sauce!!! I just couldn't resist!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Watermelon Wonder
DSP: Ice Cream Parlor
Stamps: Frozen Treat
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Frozen Treats Framelits, Banners Framelites, Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the fabulous cards the Design Team has created for you. You won't be disappointed.
Have a fabulous day.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Happy Wednesday! I am sorry I missed out on last week's challenge! It was our church camp week! We had such a busy but fun week! Our camp had just over 1000 kids for the week and we had just over 40 kids making cards all day! It was fun to see their pride in their creations and the amazement when they saw embossing powder melt for the first time!
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the fabulous Jen Timko! Jen's cards are so fun and her colouring and creativity amazes me! I'm so fortunate to have met Jen (twice!) and think another get together is definitely in order!!!
Jen has picked a great sketch and I love the square card! At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but then realized I needed some teacher thank you cards! Yes, our kids are finally done school! I made these cards a while ago!!! Please don't think I'm really slow given our teachers their cards!
I used the Carried Away DSP (again!) and the Class Act stamp set and Confetti cuts from Reverse Confetti. I added a bright red flag to contrast! I love red. It is totally my favourite colour! Of course I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the apple leaf. I couldn't help myself. The camp kids LOVED using Wink of Stella too! See, I'm not the only one who loves it!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Real Red, Gumball Green, Red Shimmer
DSP: Carried Away
Stamps: Class Act (Reverse Confetti)
Other: Class Act Confetti Cuts, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by! 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!