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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #356



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I'm so sorry that this post is late!  I have been volunteering at a conference and my days all blurred together!  I totally forgot when I got home last night!  Hopefully you can all forgive me!!

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess!  I love being able to come up with a sketch and then seeing all the gorgeous cards that get created with that sketch!  You guys never disappoint!



I'm trying to tackle some of the Christmas cards that I need.  I love the Christmas Pines set from Stampin' Up but I decided to go for white and gold since the last couple of cards have been black and white!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Christmas Pines Framelits, Sequins, 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!

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #355


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  It's been a gorgeous week here so far.  The humidity is decreasing a little bit and I am soaking in the last days of summer.  Don't get me wrong, fall is my favourite season but I do love the warmth and simplicity of summer!  Flip flops, sunglasses and away you 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 always so amazing!  She has the most incredible stamps, dies and colouring tools! I'm always excited to see what she's created!  Head over to her blog and check it out!



I loved Kim's sketch and since I was still in the Christmas card making spirit, I decided to give another one a whirl.  I used the now retired Festival of Trees for this card.  I just love this set and love that there's a punch to coordinate with them.  I opted for a black, white and red theme!  Not sure why but it just seemed to be what I liked that day!!  The one tree looked a little sad so I added some sequins to him!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Foil
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Softly Falling TIEF, Tree punch, Sequins, 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 for you.  You won't be disappointed!!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Sunday, September 16, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch Wisemen


Hello!
Happy Sunday!   I hope you're having a great weekend!  Caleb is away at his second retreat this week.  I hope he's having a great time.  They've had fantastic weather - a bit warm but that's okay.  I think it's better warm than cold!  I'm sure he'll come home exhausted but happy!

I had some spare time yesterday and decided to play along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!  I haven't really done other challenges in a very LONG time.  I really want to start allotting more time each week to be able to actually sit down and make cards and actually enjoy it!!!



I was inspired by Brian's card this week and decided to do my own little version.  I had to flip the sketch around a bit so that the star wasn't behind my wisemen!  I am slowly making a dent in my Christmas cards!  When I say slowly, I mean very, very slowly!!!  Thankfully Christmas is still three months away!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver glimmer
Stamps: Wisemen from Afar
Ink: Versamark Black
Other: Sequins, Bethlehem Edgelits, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #354


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  I've been in a bit of a baking mood this week -  I think mainly because I'm procrastinating organizing and decluttering my house!  Oh well.  The kids and my husband aren't really complaining.  Yesterday we had homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts.  I really think I need to try chocolate ones!!!

Anyhow, we have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our resident comedian and storyteller Linda Callahan!  Linda also makes gorgeous cards so please head over to her blog to see what I mean!

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that I wanted to make a fall card and use my dies from Concord & 9th!  I cut the stems off leaves 2 and 3 to get them the length that I wanted.  The sentiment really does ring true.  I love fall.  Don't get me wrong, I love summer - but I LOVE fall.  The temperature, the pretty colours and the pumpkins!  I LOVE pumpkins...oh, I'm getting off track again!

You'll notice that Linda and I created very similar cards - unintentionally but I'll say great minds think alike!!!

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil
Stamps: Give Thanks (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Copper Rhinestones, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord & 9th)

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!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #353


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week.  If your kids started school yesterday (like mine did), I hope they had a wonderful first day!  My boys had a good start.  They both like their teachers and look like they'll have challenging years...in a good way!

Speaking of challenges, we have a brand new challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jen Mitchell!  Jen makes the most gorgeous cards and she is totally the queen of Clean and Simple - yet totally elegant!!! Head over to her blog to check her cards out!


So I have totally yet unintentionally veered from the sketch just a little as I may have gotten a tiny bit carried away with the flowers.  I couldn't help myself.  I truly love these flowers.  I know they're retired but they're my favourite and probably always will be!

Two friends of mine recently got engaged.  I am so excited for them so wanted to congratulate them with a card.  I figured this sketch would work perfectly...until of course I really changed it up!  One of these days the design team is totally going to disown me!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Botanical Builders Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, Dimensionals, gold pearls

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards that the Design Team has created!  You won't be disappointed!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #351


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We are in our second last week of summer holidays and it makes me sad.  We've had a wonderful summer and I've enjoyed each part of it and I am so sad that it's soon over.  Yesterday was my youngest's 10th birthday!  I cannot believe my baby is 10!  Seems like it was just yesterday that he rushed into the world!  Time flies by too quickly!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is one of our amazing Texan design team members - Amy O'Neill!  Amy is our colour specialist!  She can combine any colour with a ton of different elements and make the card look spectacular!  Head over to her blog and check out her gorgeous cards!



As I'm posting this I realize that I put my sentiment in the wrong spot.  I don't know why I thought it was supposed to go on the banner!  I hope the girls don't fire me!!

I love the little flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet so I decided to use those for this card!  I opted to use Kraft paper as the background to keep everything neutral.  Of course I threw on some gold sequins!!!  Why not?!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White
Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet,  Essential Sentiments
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Bouquet Bunch Framelit Dies, White Embossing Powder, Gold Sequins, Dimensioanls

Thanks again 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 your inspiration!

Have a fabulous week!
Jen

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #350


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I'm so sorry that this post is late!  We were away at the beginning of the week and I totally forgot to write this post beforehand and schedule it to post!  Our family just spent a few days exploring Tobermory which is a beautiful town in Ontario!  The water is amazingly clear and there are even some cool shipwrecks you can see under the water!  It was nice to get away but it's always nice to get home too!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess is the amazing Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle is our amazing fussy cutter and flower stamper supreme!  Head on over to her blog to check out here beautiful cards!
I needed a birthday card for my dad and unfortunately masculine cards are not my specialty.  I had purchased this new embossing folder and stamp set from the little scrapbook store in my parents town.  Of course I love the Night of Navy/Lucky Limeade combination and I can't stop using it!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade
DSP: Tutti Frutti (Retired)
Stamps: Essential Sentments (MFT)
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Weathered Embossing Folder (Tailored Expressions), 2.5" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks again 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 your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #349


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We're just coming off a long weekend in Canada and it's so nice to have a more chill week.  The boys are enjoying their week at home just hanging out and doing whatever.  Caleb has a new model (the USS Enterprise) that he's working on and Jake - well, he's Jake!  He always finds something to do - usually it involves doing flips into the pool!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazingly talented Karren Johnson.  Karren's cards always wow me!  She can colour like no one's business and she is the technique queen!  Head over to her blog to check it out!

I may have also had this piece of paper left over from camp.  Or at least sitting on my desk!  I love these melons.  I wish I had the lemon stamp set from SU but, I don't so I had to improvise!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Peakaboo Peach
DSP: Tutti Frutti (Retired)
Stamps: You're So (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Sequins, You're So Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)

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 have created for you!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #348


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all having a great week!  Can you believe it's August 1st already?  Where did July go!  I feel like we just started summer vacation and here we're already half way through our summer!  We are totally going to have to make the most of the next 4 weeks!

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I am honoured to be this week's hostess!  I hope you'll find this week's sketch inspiring and you'll play along.  Please remember, you don't need to use squares!  You can use whatever shape you want!


I had some glitter paper sitting on my desk, left over from camp!  There is a lot of left over scraps from camp!  The squares needed a little something extra so I threw on some little flowers!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Glimmer
Stamps: Sentiment Essentials (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Postage Stamp Punch, Itty Bitty Accent Punch, Basic Rhinestones

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!

Jen


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #347


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We're having a great week.  This is the first week that we're all home together.  Well, the 2 boys and I!  The cats are having a hay day with their boys home!  Our kitten is hardly sleeping and then she kinda acts likes a wild toddler.  Hopefully she'll get into the routine!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the lovely Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim's cards are gorgeous and I love your collection of stamps and dies!  They're always so beautiful!

I loved Kim's sketch and knew right away I wanted to use the double stitched Speech Bubbles from Lil Inkers!  I still had the paper from last week's card sitting on the my desk still so I had to use it again!  I love these black and white stripes!   My die holder was sitting open and these speech bubbles jumped out at me!  I decided to add on a gold flower because the white bubble looked a little naked!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
DSP: Tutti Frutti (Retired)
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT Stamps)
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Sequins, Botanical Builders Framelits, Double Stitched Speech Bubbles 2 (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

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

Have a fantastic day!

Jen


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #346


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We are enjoying a great summer so far.  The boys are in a music camp this week.  They are both drummers and a group of kids learns 3-4 songs all week and then they have a concert on Friday night.  It's amazing how quickly they can learn the songs and how amazing they sound by Friday!  Caleb did it last year but this year both boys are doing it.  Thankfully they have two drum kits in the band!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing and super fun Linda Callahan.  Linda's cards are always thoughtful and often quite punny!  Head on over to her blog and check them out!


Linda's sketch has a LOT of circles on it.  Not just one, but there are three HUGE circles.  Okay, they're not huge but if you don't like circles they seem super big!  I decided I just didn't want to tackle circles and opted to go with triangles instead!!  I have some scrap paper left from camp and used some of the Tutti Frutti for the card!  I decided to go for a black, white and red scheme.  I really do love red!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
DSP: Tutti Frutti
Stamps: Sentiment Essentials (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Dual Stitched Triangles (Lil Inkers), 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 to inspire you!

Have a fabulous day!!

Jen






Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #344


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great start to their week!  We are right in the middle of camp week.  It's a crazy but fun week.  I must say I definitely don't feel as young as I used to!  We have 20 kids in the morning and 20 kids in the afternoon making cards or other projects with our group.  They do 4 projects each morning/afternoon so a total of 20 over the week.  My youngest is doing flag football and robotics and he's having a blast!  So many fun choices for the kids!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is our favourite French card maker, Cecile Ribon!  Cecile has the most amazing dies and I'm always so intrigued by how she uses them!  Head over to her blog to check them out!


So I really apologize of how crooked that triangle piece is at the top of the card.  Seriously.  It was in a hurry and had to pack for camp and this is what happened.  I'm ashamed.  Truly!  I had this paper sitting on my desk - left over from a camp project I was trying out.  I figured I would add in a little butterfly and bee!  I just love little bugs!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Little Butterfly Punch, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Sequins, White Embossing Powder, 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!

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #343


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  We're in the home stretch for school being finished here.  Finally.  The boys are done on Friday and they are super excited to be done.  They aren't doing too much at school these days but that's okay.  They're having fun and their teachers are still getting them to do things so everyone is happy!   We're also in the homestretch before camp.  Monday is the big day!  I'm excited and nervous!  I'm hoping that everything is ready to go!

We have a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazingly talented Jennifer Timko!  Jen's cards are just fabulous.  Her colouring and combinations always take my breath away!  She is one creative girl!  Head over to her blog to be wowed!


I needed a masculine birthday card for my father-in-law's upcoming birthday.  I don't have a lot of masculine stamps so I ended up choosing this one - So Very Special by Reverse Confetti.  I opted to use my new favourite colour combination - Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy
Stamps: So Very Special (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Sequins, Simple Stripes 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 be inspired!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #342



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We are in school wind down mode which is finally nice.  Caleb had what we hope is his last test today.  I know the teacher is just trying to keep them busy and out of trouble but I think we're all pretty much done!!!  Just a week and a half to go!

We have a got a great new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  She is our colour master and she can mix and match colours like no ones business.  She's also amazing with embellishments and getting thread to make these perfectly amazing circles!!!  It's a skill I don't possess!!  Head over to her blog and check it out!


I used this sketch to make a Father's Day card for my Dad.  I don't have a lot of masculine paper or stamps so I pulled out some of this Christmas paper from last year since it was about as masculine as I was getting.  I only have one Father's Day set and it's a retired one from SU.  I kinda thought the card needed something so I added in some arrows using the arrow punch!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black. Old Olive
DSP: Merry Little Christmas  (SU Retired)
Stamps: Best Dad Ever (SU Retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Arrow 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 amazing cards the Design Team has created!  They are pretty spectacular!

We can't wait to see what you create this week!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #341


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We're having a good week!  The kids have been enjoying their evenings in the pool and I've been trying to get some videos done for my "other" business while they're swimming away!  They've cooperated nicely!  I think we're pretty much done with school around here.  It's so hard to get motivated to do homework when it's so gorgeous outside and the boys just want to be in the pool or playing some basketball!  2.5 weeks left to go!!

We have a fantastic new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing fussy cutter and flower stamper extraordinary Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle's cards are always gorgeous so head over to her blog to check them out!


I had a specific card in mind when I made this and I know I wanted to use the Botanical Builders Framelits!  I am so sad they retired but they're forever get use at my house!!!  I went with white and black, well, because I love it far too much!  I wanted to keep this clean and elegant!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: Botanical Builders Framelits Dies, Sweet Celebrations Dies (Lil Inkers), Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), Black Rhinestones (SU), 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 fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #340


Hello Everyone!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We're having a great week here. My oldest got braces on yesterday.  Let's just say that he's not as impressed as I'd hoped he be.  His food has to be cut into tiny little pieces for right now - until he gets used to chewing with the braces on.  To think we have to survive 18 months of this!  Then do it all over again with the second one!  What we do for our kids to have straight teeth!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the lovely and extremely creative Karren Johnson.  Karren's colouring is always mind blowing and you need to go and check out her blog.  I'm totally going to New Zealand for colouring lessons!!!


I love the versatility of Karren's sketch.  I knew right away what I wanted to make.  I know, it's shocking.  I couldn't believe it myself.  I found the stamp set that I wanted to use and then had to go searching through bags and bags of camp projects to find the dies I needed!  I am thankful I wrote down which bag they were in, it's just that I haven't labelled the bags yet!!!  I coloured in the letters using the Stampin' Blend Markers and may have used some Wink of Stella on the word "Shine".

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Shine Bright (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Sun n Clouds Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Simples Stripes Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

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!  I hope you'll also welcome our newest Guest Designer Laurie Unger!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #339


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  I am loving the gorgeous weather we're having and am currently typing this post up outside!  I love listening to the birds chirp and see them go zipping by!  My youngest hung up a bird house last night in hopes that we may have some baby birds living in our backyard soon!  I think we may have missed that boat  but maybe he'll get his wish!

We have a brand new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches and yours truly is this week's hostess!  I always get a little nervous coming up with sketches!  You just never know if it's going to be a hit or a bust!!!


I have a bit of paper left over from getting camp projects ready to go so I opted to use a little piece of the paper on this card!  I truly do love the Bubbles and Fizz DSP from SU.  Such great colours!  I added some glimmer paper along with some sequins and we were off to the races.

Supplies: 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
DSP: Bubbles and Fizz
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: SU Black
Other: Frosted Sequins

Thanks 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!  You will not be disappointed!  We hope that you'll join in our challenge this week!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have a fabulous week!

Jen


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #338


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  On Monday we celebrated my oldest's son's 12th birthday!  I can't believe he's 12.  Somehow it just seems like yesterday he was a baby and a toddler.  I feel like time is whipping by and in no time he'll be driving!  I am pretty sure my heart isn't ready for that yet!!!

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 always so beautiful!  Head on over to her blog to check them out!



I saw those big long stripes and wasn't sure what to do then I remembered that I had some great pineapple stamps from Concord & 9th and decided to use them.  They look like big stripes don't they?!  I went with the Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist combo because it's my new favourite and since the girl's cards last week looked so good in those colours I had to join in!

I had to adjust my sentiment slightly because I didn't want to cover my pineapples with the banner.  It just didn't look right!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Foil
Stamps: Pop Art Pineapple (Concord & 9th), Sweet Celebration (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight
Other: Celebrate Word Die (Lil Inkers), Sweet Celebration Dies (Lil Inkers), Pop Art Pineapple Die (Concord & 9th), Wink of Stella, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

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!  You won't be disappointed!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week to go along with our sketch!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen