Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #414


Hello! Happy Wednesday!  It's good to be back again!  I missed last week.  I caught whatever it was that caused Caleb's pneumonia.  Thankfully I only ended up with bronchitis but I was still unmotivated creatively speaking so card making just didn't happen!!  Not only did card making not happen but neither did Christmas shopping or preparations!!!  Let's just say I'm trying to make up for lost time this week.

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the lovely and super talented Karren Johnson!  Karren's cards pretty much always take my breath away.  I just love her creativity and her colouring skills!  She is a force to reckon with!

Shockingly, this is the first card I made for this sketch!  It's crazy right?!  I saw the sketch and knew what I wanted to do.  I like it when cards come together like that!

I still need a few Christmas cards though as this point in time I'm not sure if they'll make it anywhere by Christmas!  Anyhow,  I love my Bethlehem edgelits and the Night in Bethlehem stamp set!  I just had to use it for this card.  I guess it does deviate from the sketch a bit but I'm pretty sure the team will forgive me!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Shimmer
Stamps: Night in Bethlehem
Ink: Versamark
Other: Bethlehem Edgelits, Dimesnionals

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!  They are some beautiful this week!

Have an amazing day!

Jen



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #412


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  Can you believe we're more than halfway through November?  Are you ready for Christmas?  I am totally not ready at all.  I've purchased some gifts but I'm nowhere near ready to go.  I have never felt this far behind.  Just trying to take one day at a time!!

We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I have the privilege of being this week's hostess.  I always worry that I'll make a sketch that no one likes or wants to participate with so I try and design ones that are broad and can be interpreted in different ways!

I am behind on Christmas cards (of course!) so I decided I needed a sketch that could incorporate Christmas!  I must admit though that this is not he first card.  I know, you're totally not shocked by that confession!!  I made my card and wasn't totally satisfied.  I was looking at my Christmas stamp sets and saw this star and knew it would work perfectly!

Supples:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver
Stamps: Bright and Beautiful,  Festival of Trees
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created!  You will definitely be inspired!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have an amazing day!
Jen


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #411


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  How's your week starting?  Our week started with a pile of SNOW!  I must say I am not impressed.  We normally don't get this much snow until after Christmas down in Southern Ontario.  I hate snow.  Yes, I'm Canadian, born and raised but I really don't like snow or cold.  I guess I also don't like the thoughts of having 6 more months of winter.  My family however is over the moon with the snow!  Strange lot they are!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredible Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim's cards are always amazing!  I love her creativity.  Head over to her blog and check out her beautiful creations!

Okay so I'm sure you can guess how many times I had to make this card before I made one I liked!  I'm still not totally impressed with the finished product!  I do need a few more Christmas cards so I'm trying to get those done.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Gray Granite, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
DSP: Festive Farmhouse
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming, Bright Hopes
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Ornament Gleaming Punch Pack, Hammered Metal Embossing Folder, Silver Embossing Powder, 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!  You will totally be inspired to join in our challenge this week!

Have an amazing day!
Jen






Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #410


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We are having an interesting week for sure!  Caleb started getting sick last Monday but then didn't really get better.  We took him to the walk in clinic on Saturday and they said it was viral and to wait it out.  By Monday I knew there was something a little more serious going on.  Sure enough, Caleb has pneumonia.  We're just over 24 hours into the antibiotics and slowly starting to see some improvements.  Hopefully over the next day or so we start to see some great changes!

We have a great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazing and super punny Linda Callahan!  Linda creates darling cards and always posts super sweet pictures of her grandchildren!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

So these squares may as well have been circles.  I struggled with the squares.  A lot.  This isn't the first card.  The first card I made is still on my craft room desk in the heap of shame!  I don't now why I struggled but I did.  I'm still not over thrilled with the final product.  I just couldn't get the square in the background to look right.  Trust me when I say that I tried a whole host of different colours!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Gingham DSP Stack
Stamps:
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Bitty Flower Punch, Scalloped Square Die, Stitched Squares (Lil Inkers), Stitched Hearts Banner, Basic 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 gorgeous 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, October 30, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #409


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  I've been volunteering at a conference so this week has been a bit of a blur so far!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing and super creative Jen Mitchell!  Jen creates these gorgeous CAS cards!  I always love them!  Head over to her blog to check them out!


I knew I wanted to use this paper when I saw the sketch.  I am trying to get some Christmas cards done so thought this would work perfectly.  I used a larger piece of DSP since I wanted to capture a lot of the pattern!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil
DSP: Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Other: Stitched Circle Dies (Spellbinders),  Copper Thread, 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 the Design Team has created for you!!!  You won't be disappointed!

Have an amazing day!

Jen!



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #408


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  I'm just looking out the window at my maple tree that is a blazing red!  It's so glorious!  I wish they could stay this colour all year!  Don't get me wrong, I like green trees but the red just stand out so nicely (and it's almost one of my favourite colours!).

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess is the amazing Jennifer Timko!  Jen is our resident pilot and colour artist!  I am always in awe with the gorgeous cards and projects she creates!  Head over to her blog to check them out!

I kinda know what I wanted my card to look like when I started making it.  Thankfully.  Now, looking at the picture I wish I had matted the DSP with some copper foil but I didn't and there's not much I can do about it now!!  I love this DSP from the Brightly Gleaning Specialty DSP pack.  All that copper foil makes my heart happy!  I paired with some Night of Navy cardstock and the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Copper Foil
DSP: Brightly Gleaning Specialty
Stamps: Christmas Gleaning
Ink: Night of Navy
Other: Hammered Metal 3D 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 the Design Team has made.  You definitely will be thankful you did!  They are incredible!

Have an amazing day!
Jen

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #407



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I can't believe it's Wednesday already!  We had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!  I love turkey and thoroughly enjoyed stuffing myself full of that juicy goodness!!  We had an extra long weekend since the kids and Trevor were off on Friday.  It was perfect! Nice and relaxing and we had amazing weather!  The fall leaves look so pretty when the sun shines on them!  I wish they could last forever!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the super creative Lee Ann Barrett!  Lee Ann makes such lovely cards.  You need to head over to her blog to check them out!!

Okay so this card didn't quite come together as quickly as I had wanted it to and this of course isn't the first card I made but that's okay!  I needed an anniversary card for my husband.  We celebrated our 17th anniversary on Saturday!  I can't believe it's been 17 years.  I'm not sure who deserves the medal more!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Red Foil
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT),  So You
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Heart to Heart Punch, 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!  You will definitely feel inspired!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Have an amazing week!

Jen