Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #508


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  At least I managed to get this up while it was still Wednesday.  Unlike last week when I forgot to do my post, last night I actually didn't get a chance to do it.  It's been crazy busy here and I can't wait for a bit of a calmer week next week!  

We have a fabulous new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the super creative Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie makes such a amazing cards each and every week.  Head over to her blog to check them out! 


So this card might look vaguely familiar to you.  I made one quite similar last year.  A friend asked for a card for Pastor's Appreciation Month and I thought I'd do a re-do of my card from last year!  I don't think you can ever go wrong with leaf dies!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Beautiful Autumn
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Seasonal Layers Dies, Sunflower Dies, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Copper Thread, Copper 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 Design Team's cards.

We hope you'll join in our challenge this week!

Jen


 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #507


Hello and happy Wednesday!

Oh it's been one of those weeks and I totally didn't realize that yesterday was Tuesday and I should be getting a blog post ready.  We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday so we had a holiday which meant that yesterday really felt like Monday instead of Tuesday.  Holiday Mondays always leave me confused for the rest of the week!!!  I think I'm back on track now though.

We have a fabulous new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our hostess is the amazing Judy Rozema!  Judy creates the most fabulous cards!  You definitely need to head over to her blog to check them out!  


Thankfully another week and another card that I came together more easily than normal!  I needed an anniversary card for my husband!  We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary yesterday and were able to actually go to a restaurant to celebrate (another reason why I didn't get the blog post done!!!)! Anyhow, because we got married in the fall my husband will forever get fall themed anniversary cards!  Lucky him!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, Gold Foil
DSP: In Good Taste
Stamp: Forever and Always
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Intricate Leaves Dies, Always Dies, Double Stitched Circles, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the cards that have been created for your inspiration! We do hope you'll join in our challenge this week!

Have an amazing day!
Jen




 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #506


Happy Wednesday!
I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!  I am loving the slightly warmer weather we've been having.  The larch trees are just gorgeous right now.  The bright yellow paints the landscape a beautiful gold.  We're heading for another hike on Friday.  It's going to be the toughest one yet!  Part of me is scared and part of me is so excited I can't wait.  The view from the "top" is going to be amazing!  Except we won't make it to the top because this is one high mountain!!!

We've got a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for you!  Our hostess this week is one of my favourite Texans and a colour matching expert - Amy O'Neill!  She has a great new sketch for us but I'm thinking the design team has it out for me because we've seen a lot of circles lately!!


So I actually knew right away what I wanted to do with this card.  I need to get a handle on some Christmas cards and decided last year's poinsettia die from SU would be perfect for that circle!  I used some of the Peaceful Prints DSP for my strips!  I love a good red and black buffalo check!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Real Red, Silver Foil
DSP: Peaceful Prints
Stamps: Arrange a Wreath
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Subtle Shimmer Sequins, Dimensionals


I hope you'll take some time and head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards!  I know you'll be inspired to join our challenge this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen


 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #505


Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We had the most amazing weekend hiking up a mountain.  It was so incredible!  We're already planning our next one!  I honestly can't believe how beautiful our country is and I find it incredible that Alberta especially has been able to keep the parks and hiking trails looking natural.  It makes the hiking experience even more amazing!

Speaking of amazing, we have a fabulous new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the super talented Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle's cards are always so gorgeous so you need to head to her blog and check them out! 


So normally when I see circles I FREAK out!  You guys know how I feel about them!  I had just made some fall mini cards though and decided to incorporate that design into my card!  I wanted to have a couple of generic fall cards on hand to send out to some special friends!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bumblebee, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Copper Foil
DSP: Harvest Meadow
Stamps: Beautiful Autumn, Gorgeous Leaves
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Other: Harvest Dies, Seasonal Layers Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I do hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the beautiful cards the Design Team girls have created!  You will be inspired!

Have an amazing day!

Jen

 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #504



Hello!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We are counting down the days until a big hike on Saturday!  We can't wait.  Okay, my husband I can't wait.  It's going to be a huge ordeal and the kids are going to express their discontent the entire way but I know the view at the end is going to totally be worth it and that is what makes it amazing!  

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the fabulous Karren Johnson!  Karren is one of the most amazing card makers that I know!  All the rest of those amazing card makers are also on this team!!  Please head to her blog and check out her gorgeous cards!  

So I had wanted to make a fall card.  I had a plan in my head but it didn't quite come to fruition.  Go figure!  I decided to go for the pine cones and pine boughs instead.  The first time I used this die set I decided I wasn't sure I wanted to use it too often.  But...I tried something different and it worked awesomely.  I wish the green yardstick layer had a bit of texture but alas.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Evening Evergreen, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Basic White

DSP: Painted Christmas

Stamps: Christmas to Remember

Ink: Early Espresso

Other: Christmas Pinecone Dies,  Gold 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 amazing cards that the Design Team created!  

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #502


Hello and Happy Wednesday!
I hope you're having a good week so far!  If you're in Canada, your kids might have just started back at school after a year of disruptions and virtual learning.  My boys are in brand new schools this year and their first day was yesterday.  I think it might have been harder on me than them.  A whole series of "what if's" went through my head all day.  School can be so hard for some.  I do hope they have a great year!

We have a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess!  I went with a pretty basic sketch!  I really am not all that creative!  I do hope you'll play along with us this week!

So I originally wanted a fall card.  I love fall and wanted to use some of my new leaf dies but I just couldn't make it work.  Let's just say I'm in a bit of a slump!  I opted for Christmas since I need to get my act together!  It is soon going to be Christmas!  Can you believe it?!

My poinsettia dies are going to be some of the most used dies I have!  I just love them!  The Peaceful Prints DSP has the most gorgeous red plaid paper that I couldn't resist using!  It's just gorgeous!  Red might just be one of my favourite colours!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil
DSP: Peaceful Prints
Stamps: Poinsettia Petals
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Poinsettia Dies, Banner Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks again for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the card the Design Team have created!  I also hope you'll join in our challenge this week!

Have an amazing day!
Jen


 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #501


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We are gearing up for a new school year here in brand new schools.  I think I'm more nervous than the kids.  I don't think I would do very well being the new kid in a school.  My introverted personality doesn't like change too much!  

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in Freshly Made Sketches' 500th sketch challenge!  We had some amazing entries and it was so fun to see everyone's cards.  We have a brand new sketch this week from the amazing Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim's cards are always so beautiful so you'll want to head over to her blog and check them out!  
Kim's sketch is pretty fun!  I had some fun playing around with different colour and paper combinations!  I am regretting not matting the patterned paper.  Not much I can do about that now!!  I pulled out my favourite sunflower die and went to town!  I wanted a fall'ish theme to this one!  I'm totally getting into the fall mood (my pumpkins are still nicely packed away but they're coming out soon)!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Garden Green, Be Dazzling Specialty
DSP: Harvest Meadow
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Sunflower Dies, 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 beautiful cards the Design Team have created!  I also hope you'll join in our challenge this week! 

Have an amazing day!

Jen