Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #571


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We survived the polar vortex which included some unexpected snow.  Warmer temperatures are expected through the weekend which is lovely and something to look forward to.  I still can't believe we're almost done with January!  Usually I find January drags on but I feel like we blinked and it was over and done with!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess is the wonderful Jen Mitchell - the absolute and ultimate Queen of Clean and Simple!  Her cards are beautiful so head over to her blog and check them out! 

Jen has a lovely slimline sketch for us this week but I went against the grain and opted for a regular sized card -  mainly because I forgot it was supposed to be slimline and didn't want to go back and change it. 

My husband has a birthday coming up this Friday and I always find masculine cards hard.  I found this paper at our local scrapbook store and knew it would work perfectly for his card!  I had to cut out those speech bubbles and since my reading glasses aren't ready yet so they aren't pretty cuts!!  Getting old is for the birds.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, 
Patterned Paper: Pink Fresh (Authentic and Be Bold)
Other: Modest Greetings 1 Hot Foil Plate (Poppy Stamps), Silver Hot Foil

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out our challenge!  Hopefully you'll be inspired to join in this week!  We sure would love to have you play along.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jen




 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #570


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  We are bracing ourselves for the polar vortex that's headed our way later this week.  I am not impressed though I guess it's winter and we shouldn't be surprised!  I guess I'll need to get betting out the medium weight winter coat for the next week or so.  Yes, when you live in Alberta you have several winter coats.  The light weight one (0 to -15) the medium one (-15 to -25) and then the heavy duty parka for colder than that.  Plus there's the ski coat.  And if you're a hiker you never put your winter coat away because some of those mountain peaks stay frosty all year round!!!!

We've got a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made SketchesJennifer Timko is hosting our party this week!  Her sketch is fantastic and I saw so many possibilities!  Makes sure you head over to Jen's blog to check out her gorgeous cards!  


I made a card with the Lovely Layers Winter Birds dies a few weeks ago!  Mr. Cardinal was so pretty but I wanted to have a go with the chickadee!  You don't get much cuter than a Chickadee!  I opted for a square card because my bird and branch fit better on a square than a rectangle.  I dug out some old SU DSP and went to town!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
DSP: Peaceful Prints
Other: Lovely Layers Winter Birds (Honey Bee Stamps), Lovely Layers Winter Greenery (Honey Bee Stamps), Posh Hello (Memory Box), Timber Embossing Folder (SU)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

I hope you will join in our challenge this week!  Head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out what the Design Team has created!  I'm pretty sure you will be inspired!  

Have an amazing day!
Jen


 

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #569


Hello! Happy Wednesday!
I hope your week has started well!  We had two foggy days (like all day, crazy fog) that then froze to the trees creating fog frost.  It's the most amazing thing.  The trees look like magical, snow covered beauties but without the actual snow!  Once the sun hits them it melts but it's still so cool!  Trevor and I were able to get out for another hike on the weekend.  It was fabulous.  Part of it was pretty vertical and almost made me want to cry but it was so nice to get out.  The view wasn't as good as normal because of the clouds but it will still beautiful!  Mountains are always more beautiful with snow! 

We've got a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie creates the most beautiful cards!  Head over to her blog to check out her gorgeous cards!  


Jacquie's sketch is perfect to generate all kinds of different cards!  I still want to make a few Valentine's Day cards so this sketch worked perfectly for that!  I grabbed Many Hearts Dies (SU), the Always Dies (SU) and my Knit Picky Winter paper pack (Lawn Fawn) and went to town!  The best part is that I can make this card in different colours so they're not all the same and some more perfect for the boys in my life!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Champagne Foil, Basic White
Patterned Paper: Knit Picky Winter (Lawn Fawn)
Stamps: Forever and Always (SU)
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Other: Always Dies (SU), Many Hearts Dies (SU)





Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll join in our challenge this week!  Head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the cards the Design Team has created to inspire you!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have an amazing day!

Jen


 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #568


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to the week!  We're back in routine here - kids are back at school and my husband is back at work.  It was such a nice holiday and I loved having a break from the rush and craziness but getting back to routine is always really nice!  At least for me!  

We've got a brand new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess this week is the super creative Judy Rozema!  Judy's cards are beautiful and always full of personality!  I love them!  Head over to her blog to check them out! 




I need to make some Valentine's Day cards so I decided I would use this sketch as a starting point!  I had purchased that sweet Lawn Fawn paper last week and couldn't wait to use it!  It's so fun and perfect for winter or for Valentine's Day!  I had grabbed this hot foil plate as well and it's the perfect sentiment for this card!  Of course I needed some sweet little hearts so I added these hearts from the SU Many Hearts Dies!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Hammermill Cover Stock
DSP: Knit Picky Winter 6X6 Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Stamps: Lots of Heart (SU)
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Other: Love You the Most (Pink Fresh Studio), Rose Gold Hot Foil (Spellbinders), Many Hearts Dies (SU), Subtle Texture Embossing Folder (SU)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I do hope you'll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge this week!  There are some beautiful cards posted that will help get those creative juices flowing!  We always love to see what you create!

I hope you have an amazing day!

Jen
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #567


Happy New Year!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you got some time to relax and enjoy time with the ones you love!  We had a good Christmas.  We didn't travel anywhere this year and enjoyed a nice, relaxing time with lots of skiing and too much eating!

We've got our first sketch challenge of 2023 at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our hostess this week is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy makes the sweetest cards and is our resident colour expert!  Head over to her blog to check out her beautiful creations! 


I wanted to play with some of the new toys I have for my Glimmer machine!  I absolutely love the Honey Bee Stamp Lovely Layers Mum Honey cuts.  I had a lot of fun making flowers in all different colours!  This colour combination might be my favourite though!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Hammermill Coverstock, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Granny Apple Green
Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Granny Apple Green
Other: Stitched So Sweetly Dies (SU), Essential Glimmer Circles (Spellbinders), Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Modest Greetings 1 (Poppy Stamps), Silver Foil, Wink of Stella, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge!  You'll see a bunch of amazing cards that the Design Team has whipped up to inspire you!  We can't wait to see what you create this week!


Have an amazing day!

Jen

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #566



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  How's your Christmas shopping coming along? Are you done yet?  I have one gift left to buy which the boys and I will go out and get on Friday night.  I am thankful to be one. I have the gifts that I have so far wrapped.  I wanted to get ahead of the game so I started early and plugged away at it!  Now I can focus on some baking!  I did some shortbread cookies yesterday and a batch of chocolate peanut butter cookies (they're not really Christmassy but my youngest loves them and always gets them at Christmas!).

We've got a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is our favourite Aussie Narelle Farrugia!  If you haven't checked out Narelle's cards you need to run and do it now!  You need to head to her blog and check out those beautiful creations!  Narelle and I have the goal to climb a mountain together one day.  Okay, Narelle will be driving a car and I'll be walking but we'll make it to the top together at some point!!!


I knew what I wanted to use the Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Mums Honey Cuts on this card.  I had to be fairly liberal with the sketch!  I tried to make these dies work as best I could!  Sorry Narelle!!!  These mums are so pretty and I had so much fun creating them!  One colour of cardstock and a lot of ink!!!  I used my Glimmer machine to create that pretty sentiment!  Hot foil is my new favourite thing!!!


Supplies:
Cardstock: Hammermill White Coverstock, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Strawberry Slush, Granny Apple Green
Other: Lovely Layers Mums Honey Cuts (Honey Bee Stamps), Just Wanted to Say Glimmer Hot Foil Plate (Spellbinders), Rose Gold Foil, Jewels, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will join in our challenge this week!  We always love seeing what you guys create!  Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the cards the Design Team made to inspire you!

Have an amazing day!  This is our last challenge before the holidays so I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas!

Jen



 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #565


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We are in some weird weather right now. It was -23 (feeling like -33) Celsius yesterday and it's supposed to go up to 0 today.  Plus it's snowing.  Until we moved out here I'd never really seen it snow when it was so cold. Gotta love winter in the mountains!

We've got a fantastic new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our hostess this week is our favourite New Zealander Karren Johnson!  Karren's cards are always gorgeous and she sure has a way with colouring!!!  Head over to her blog to check them out!  


I really love poinsettia's but can't have them anymore because I our one cat would totally eat it!  She LOVES plants! I will use them on my cards and pretend their plants in our house!  I pulled out some retired DSP and went to work!  No foiling on this card!  I am still waiting on some plates to arrive so I'm limited in what I can use right now!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Real Red, Basic Black, Silver Foil
DSP: Heartwarming Hugs (SU)
Stamps: Petite Pairs (SU)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Poinsettia Dies (SU), Subtle Texture Embossing Folder (SU), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (SU)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge!  The Design Team has created some beautiful cards for you so hopefully you'll find some inspiration! 

Have an amazing day!
Jen