Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a good week! We're having a crazy hot week here. 2 weeks ago we had snow and now we're melting! I won't complain, it's better than winter! Our boys have been able to get out for a few rounds of golf which is helping them from being too bored! Our kids are doing online school until the end of June so we have a while to go! Golf is providing a much needed distraction.
We have a fun new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is our incredibly talented and French designer Cecile Ribon! Cecile is our die cut master. Head over to her blog and you'll see what I'm talking about!
Cardstock: Whipser White, Gorgeous Grape, Silver Foil
Stamps: The Inside Scoop - Birthday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Stazon Black, Gorgeous Grape
Other: In Flight Overlays (Taylored Expressions), Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder
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 girls have come up with!
Have an amazing day!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great start to your week. Yesterday our schools were officially cancelled for the rest of the year. I find it really hard to believe. I am totally okay with it, don't get me wrong. I just didn't realize before the March break that it would be the end of the year. I realize now that Caleb (my oldest) won't get his Grade 8 grad. I still remember my Grade 8 grad like it was yesterday. Thankfully (and probably because he's a boy) he doesn't really care! He didn't like the thoughts of having to dress up and walk across the stage! Oh boys!
We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! I have the joy of being the hostess this week! I wanted to keep the sketch very simple. I had in my mind that I would use it to make my son's 14th birthday card. His birthday is tomorrow. Obviously that didn't happen! Best of intentions!
You can also probably see that I put my sentiment in the wrong spot! Actually, had it in the right spot but the rhino and the sentiment didn't look right so I had to switch them. My dad's cousin needed some gender neutral baby cards. I knew white would be the ideal colour. I haven't done a shaker card in a LONG time so I figured it was about time to crack out the sequins!
I made a second card (actually this was the first card) using the retiring poppy DSP. I just love that paper. The Sweetly Stitched Dies might just be my favourite ever and I think they get used on pretty much every card right now!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Zoo Babies, Sentiment Flags
Ink: Smokey Slate
Other: Sentiment Flags Dies, Stitched Frames, Softly Falling TIEF, Sequins (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 all the amazing cards the the Design Team has created! They are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!
Have an amazing day!
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a fabulous week! We've been having a great week. It's been crazy cold though. I mean crazy cold! We even had snow. I don't think I remember the last time that it snowed in May! Man it's been cold. I've been bringing my poor flowers in every night. I think we're over the last of it though. Hopefully! I think it was warmer in March than it is now!!!
We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen. Kim's cards are gorgeous! Head on over to her blog to check them out!
Now, I saw those stripes and got a little panicked! I might have made several renditions of this card. I tried a Father's Day one and then I tried some other patterned papers and nothing quite worked. I finally pulled out the bees again. I couldn't help myself. I just love the sweet little bees! Let's just say that even after I decided on the bees I struggled with the paper choice! Maybe I think to much! Needless to say, my craft cave is a disaster!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil
DSP: Golden Honey Specialty
Stamps: Honey Bee, Peaceful Moments
Ink: Memento Black
Other: Detailed Bees Dies, Stampin Blends, 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 that the Design Team has created!
Have an amazing week!
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Happy Wednesday and welcome to May! I hope the month has started well! I've really been enjoying being able to spend some extra time every week in my craft room! It's been fun and a bit of a distraction! Jacob spent most of yesterday outside
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Linda Callahan! Linda creates the cutest cards and always makes me smile! Head on over to her blog and check out her sweet cards (and her adorable grandkids!)
So this sketch threw me for a loop! Almost as if those rectangles were gigantic circles! No seriously! I was stumped. Like stumped for days stumped. Finally, I pulled out the Modern Frame Die and stamp set from Concord & 9th and created the top card. I tried to gather my inner Amy O'Neill and mix and match colours but she does it so much better!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Silver Foil
DSP: Brights DSP Stack (Retired)
Stamps: Modern Frame (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Other: Modern Frame Dies (Concord & 9th), Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Silver Foil
DSP: Tutti Frutti (retired)
Stamps: Crazy For You
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Modern Frame Dies (Concord & 9th), 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!
We can't wait to see what you create this week!
Have an amazing day!