Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Happy Wednesday! I hope you've had a great start to your week! We've had an exciting week at our house. Our oldest turned 13 yesterday! I can't believe it. How on earth did that happen?! I honestly don't think I've aged at all!! Except that after the bike ride we did on Monday and the epic fall I had, I'm definitely not feeling 20 anymore!!!
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is our amazing flower queen Narelle Farrugia! Narelle is a fussy cutting and flower creating master! I just love all of her cards! Head over to her blog to check them out!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Foil, Black Sparkle (Non-SU), Black Foil
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Number Framelits, Star Dies, Starburst Framelits, Circle Dies, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you'll head over for the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created! You will definitely feel inspired!
Have an amazing day!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week! Can you believe it's the middle of May already?! Seems like just yesterday it was Easter! Time is flying by. In less than a week my oldest turns 13! I have no idea where 13 years have gone. The day are long but the years are short! Isn't that how the saying goes? I'm feeling it this week!
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is our New Zealand friend Karren Johnson! Karren is a masterful colourer and creates the most amazing cards! I totally think I need to take a vacation in New Zealand and spend time having colouring lessons!
I'm going to be totally honest when I say those circles threw me. Totally threw me. You guys should see the bits and pieces on my craft room desk that are left from all the different trials! This card took forever to come together. Once I figured out what I was going to do, it was created fairly quickly BUT it was getting to that point that was hard! The stamp I used was the one from my Lots of Happy Card Kit that is still sitting on my desk on the acrylic block!
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Under the Umbrella (Reverse Confetti)
Stamps: Lots of Happy Card Kit stamps (SU), LJD Circle Scribbles (MFT Stamps Retired)
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: LJD Circle Scribbles Dies, Double-Stitched Circle Dies (Lil Inkers), Stampin' Blends (Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive), Sequins (CTMH), Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, 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! You will definitely be inspired!
Have an amazing day!
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great start to your week so far! We've had a good week. The boys got out for their first round of golf this week. They were so excited. The next round is scheduled for Friday night. It's amazing how much they seem to love it. I wish I shared that love so we could all go out together - but I don't! And I'm totally okay with that.
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is our favourite French designer Cecile Ribon! Cecile has the most unique and intricate die cuts for her cards. They always amaze me! Head over to her blog and check them out!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Patterned Paper: Taylored Expressions
Stamps: Tall Blooms (Reverse Confetti), Happy Mother's Day (PTI - can't remember the set)
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black
Other: Tall Blooms Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Silver Thread, In Flight Overlays (Taylored Expressions), Silver Embossing Powder, Stampin Blends, 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! You won't be disappointed!
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great start to your week! It's May 1st!!! How did that happen?! Wow! Time is flying by. I'd like to say that summer will be here in no time but with the weather we've been having I'm not sure! My parents live in a community that is currently being devastated by extreme flooding. The pictures of people's water logged houses are heart breaking and to know it could be months and months before some people can be back int their homes is so sad and overwhelming. We're praying over the coming days that the water can recede enough for the clean up to begin. We are so fortunate where we live that we don't have to really worry about extreme flooding the way this community is.
On a happier note, we have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! I am excited to be this week's hostess! Coming up with a sketch can often be challenging but sometimes you just see something that you turn into a sketch!
Funny story about this card though. This isn't the first card I made for this challenge. You may be thinking "Jen, you say that almost every week". Well, see, I made this great card that I really liked and it was for my in-laws anniversary and I gave it to my husband and before I knew what was going on my husband had written in it and mailed it. Normally he's not so on the ball!!!
Anyhow, I had to rush to make a new card and this is what we ended up with. I opted to combine some pieces from the Lots of Happy Card Kit. Honestly, I love this kit. If you don't have it - I really recommend it. It's so fun to colour and I love the designs.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
DSP: I can't remember what it's called...I'm sorry....
Stamps: From Lots of Happy Card Kit
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Highland Heather and Old Olive Stampin Blends, Ribbon (from Card Kit), Image from Lots of Happy Card Kit
Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches page to check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!
Have an amazing day!