Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #325


Hello Everyone!
Happy Wednesday!  We are having some crazy warm weather here in Southern Ontario!  It was 14 degrees here yesterday!  Felt like summer!  Okay, maybe not quite but it's far better than -35!  I think it's nicer to have rain than snow except that the kids didn't get outside at all yesterday at school so they played basketball and hockey outside in the rain when they got home.  They needed to blow off some steam!  A little rain never hurt anyone right?!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the queen of embellishments and colours - one of our Texan Designers - Amy O'Neill!  Amy's cards are always so beautiful and she can put things together that look absolutely amazing!  Go and check out her creations!

So I opted to go with a daisy for my card this week.  I think I rebelled a bit against that large star and circle!!  I love the old daisy dies from SU.  I haul them out every so often when I want the perfect daisy!  I embossed the background, threw on some sequins and voila!  I wish it had come together as quickly as that!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Bitty Banners (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Daisy Die (SU - Retired), Pinewood Planks, Sequins, Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Confettti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Dimensionals

Thanks again 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!  You will be inspired!

Have a fabulous week!
Jen

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #324


Hello Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you're all having a fabulous day celebrating love!  We don't do too much around here.  We generally celebrate together!  I always make chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and I bought the two boys and my husband a little chocolate.  Not a lot.  They don't need it!!!  I'll be going to bootcamp tonight and Caleb will be heading to youth at church so it won't even really be spent together!!

We have a an amazing new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our layering and fussy cutting queen Narelle Farrugia! Narelle's cards are just gorgeous!  Head over to her blog and you'll be wowed by her creativity!!

I opted not to use a circle for this card.  Because I needed a valentine's day card for my husband and wasn't sure what to do.  The funny thing about this card - which says that I love him and coffee, is that I don't like coffee!!!  I'm a tea drinker but the heart didn't say tea so we went with coffee.  He'll understand!!  I hope!

I'm in the throws of kids camp preparation and I have paper and stamp sets and pictures and lists all over my craft room.  It is definitely not conducive to creating anything these days and I feel like this card definitely doesn't meet the standards I set for it!!  Thankfully I always have next week!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: Stacked with Love (retired)
Stamps: Merry Cafe
Ink: Real Red
Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

Thanks 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 "lovely" day!!

Jen

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #323


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  I had a busy day yesterday.  I was on a field trip with Caleb's class.  It's always interesting going anywhere with Grade 6 students.  I find them quite intriguing.  The dynamics between the boys and the girls makes me laugh.  The girls look longingly at the boys and the boys look at the girls like they're all nuts!  Hopefully this is the last field trip I have to go on for a while!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Karren Johnson!  Karren has amazing colouring skills and her skills and creativity make me drool!  I'd love to go and visit her one day and learn from her!!!  Oh, and play with all her markers!

Karren's sketch threw me a little.  I don't know why.  I guess I was feeling a tad uncreative.  I had some retired Pop of Pink paper sitting on my craft table left over from camp last summer and decided that it would work to make some Valentine's Day cards.  These will probably be for my kids!  At least, they will be if I get another one made - otherwise it may just be for my hubby!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, White Glimmer
DSP: Pop of Pink (Retired)
Stamps: Bitty Banners (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Bitty Banners Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Ruffled Dynamic 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 amazing cards the Design Team has created!

Have an amazing week!

Jen