Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #372


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week.  If you live in the Eastern part of Canada or the US you're digging out after some snow and starting to thaw after some crazy cold weather.  We didn't get as much snow here as I thought we would get - which is totally okay with me.  It's supposed to actually be warm and rain today which will just make for a big mess.  Oh the joys of winter!  I guess when we live in Canada, we kinda have to expect the cold and snow!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the lovely and talented Linda Callahan!  Linda makes amazingly beautiful cards.  I just love them!  She also tells great stories and has a sweet new grandson!  Head over to her blog to check it out!


I am still playing around with some of the fun goodies that I got for Christmas.  I need a birthday for my husband and thought I would work on it early rather than leaving it for the last minute - which I usually do!

I have had this Reverse Confetti Sentiment Essentials stamp set for a while now but only got the matching dies for Christmas.  Apparently I didn't realize when I bought them that there were matching dies!  I paired that with some Reverse Confetti paper and some embossing folders and was off to the races!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Blueberry Bushel
Paper: Paper Bliss 6X6 (Reverse Confetti)
Stamps: Sentiment Essentials
Other: Sentiment Essentials Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals

Thanks again 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!  You will definitely be glad you did!

Have an amazing day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #371



Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We are still fairly snowless here in Southern Ontario but the long range forecast is showing that some cold and snowy weather is headed our way.  I guess it's not too bad that we made it this long without snow!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Jen Mitchell!  Jen's cards are always so beautiful and she can make clean and simple look amazingly elegant!  Jen is also a fellow cat mom and I love seeing pics of her fur babies!!


As soon as I saw Jen's sketch I knew I wanted to try out my new Build a Cake die from Taylored Expressions!  I mean, who doesn't love cake??!!!  I'm pretty sure that under all that brightly coloured icing there is chocolate cake!!!  I really do love chocolate cake!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, White Glimmer
Patterned Paper: Hello Shine (Taylored Expressions)
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Memento
Other: Blue sequins (Taylored Expressions), Build a Cake Die (Taylored Expressions), 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 our Design Team has created!  You will definitely be inspired!

Have a fantastic day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #370


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  Hope you're having a great week so far!  Is everyone back into the swing of things after their Christmas and New Years?  We had a great break and I really enjoyed the relaxing and spending time with my family but it's also good to get back into routine and to get moving again! I had the privilege of getting to visit with our Challenge creator Lesley Croghan over the holidays!  It's always so nice to see her!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our hostess this week is the crazy creative Jen Timko!  Jen's cards are just gorgeous!  I love her colouring and think I should go and get colouring lessons from her!!!  Head over to her blog and check them out!

I got a some new stamping goodies for Christmas and I was excited to play with them.  These fun butterflies from Taylored Expressions fit this sketch perfectly!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, White Glimmer, Blue Glimmer, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Other: In Flight Overlays, Celebrate Script, Celebrate Backer, Subtle Texture Embossing Folder

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

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #369


Hello!
Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a celebrated the New Year well!  I must confess that I am not a night owl so being in bed early on New Year's Eve was just fine with me.  My youngest thought staying up until midnight would be fun but we all knew that he would not be the prettiest sight the following day.  After many, many late nights in a row, midnight was not an option for him.  Yup, I'm a fun sucker.

We have a brand new sketch for the brand new year at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy's cards area always so beautiful and she puts colours and elements together like nobody's business!

Amy had a great sketch and I had started working on this card before I left to go and visit my parents.  Unfortunately I didn't get it done and had to start over again when I was at my mom's.  I'm so thankful my mom is a card maker and I don't really have to bring my own stuff!  I did get quite a few new goodies for Christmas though so it was fun to play with them!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Berry Burst, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Cue the Confetti (Reverse Confetti)
Stamps: Pattern Builder, Kindness Cards (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Memento Black, Lucky Limeade, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Tangelo Twist
Other: Pattern Builder Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Dimentionals

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 have created as inspiration!  You won't be disappointed!  I hope you'll also go and welcome our three newest team members!  We're so excited to have them on board!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen