Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #542


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  Our youngest finally had his last day of school yesterday so now we're all officially on summer break!  I'm so happy!  Though there are lots of golf games in the next few days so I guess I'll be busy chauffeuring people around!!!  It's going to be nice to have a bit more time and to enjoy our summer!

We've got a great new sketch today at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the super creative Kim Singdahlsen!  Kim's cards are always beautiful so head over to her blog and check them out!  


I needed some thank you cards for Jacob's teachers and wanted to use my sweet little bees again!  They were just too cute!  You might see a lot of bees over the next few weeks!!!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Daffodil Delight. So Saffron, Basic Black, Vellum
Other: Beehive Dies (Sizzix), Bitty Buzzwords Honeycuts (Honey Bee Stamps), Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the fantastic cards that are there to inspire you!  The Design Team did an amazing job!

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

Have an amazing day!

Jen


 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #541


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  Our rain has tapered off a bit and it looks like the next couple of weeks will be beautiful!  It's been cool and dry here which has been quite lovely!  I went for a hike on the weekend (my husband was on the same trails but biking) and I saw my first grizzly bear!  I was terrified at the time but pretty pumped about it now!  Thankfully it was a good and safe distance away so there was never any real concern but it was amazing to see!  We also saw some deer, a moose, a giant hair and a whole flock of swans!!

We've got a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  I have the honour of being this week's hostess!  I love seeing what you create and I love how different each and every card is!  It's so fun going through the gallery at the end of the week and seeing everyone's beautiful creations!




I picked up this new die set on the weekend!  These little bees were just a little too cute to pass up!  I thought the honeycomb worked perfectly with the sketch!  I originally tried to make a masculine card but failed miserably!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Beehive Dies (Sizzix), Stitched Flag Dies, Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Sequins, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll join in our challenge this week!  Please head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the cards the Design Team has put together to inspire you!  

I can't wait to see the card you come up with this week! 

Have an amazing day!

Jen

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #540


Happy Wednesday! 
Hope you're having a wonderful week!  We're having a super wet week!  This is apparently rainy season/snow melt season!  The mountains are losing their snow and it's creating rain and crazy wind!  We've received sooo much rain in the last 72 hours!  We need the rain desperately - but spreading it out seemed like a better idea to me!  Some areas in the mountains actually got 70 mm of rain and 48 cm of snow the other day!  Ummm...no thanks!  We will do our best to stay warm and dry here!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our lovely hostess if the amazing "queen of elegantly simple cards" Jen Mitchell!  Jen's cards are always so eye catching!  Head over to her blog and check them out!  


I had a few ideas for Jen's sketch and started with a masculine card - since I'm in need of some.  Turns out I wasn't too sold on it so I went for an all white (with a pop of yellow) flower card!  That coneflower die was just calling my name!  I couldn't ignore it!

I threw on the flag banner as well because it just happened to be sitting beside the stitched rectangle dies.  It also called my name and I felt obligated to cut one out and stick it on!  I had a hard time getting a good photo of the card.  It's been so dark here and the white just didn't show up as nicely as it looks in person!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Gold Foil, Daffodil Delight
Stamps: Honey Bee
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Lovely Layers - Coneflower Honey Cuts (Honey Bee Stamps),  Double Garland Confetti Cut (Reverse Confetti), Sequins (Taylored Expressions)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I do hope you'll check out the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week and join us!  We always love to see what everyone creates!  If you head over to the blog you'll see what the Design Team has come up with to inspire you!

Have an amazing day!

Jen


 

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #539



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We've had a bit of rain over the last couple of days and we're so thankful.  I have never lived anywhere that went this long without rain.  Everything looks so green and happy now!  If it could just warm up a bit it would be wonderful!  

We've got a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the fabulous Jennifer Timko!  Jen's card are gorgeous and I'm always wow'd by her creativity!  Head over to her blog and check them out!  
 

So I flipped this sketch around a bit since my bear die was pointed the other way!  I'm pretty sure that's okay!  I'm not totally thrilled with this card but I totally lack creativity and supplies when it comes to making masculine cards (especially Father's Day cards)!  I think I need to focus on that a bit more!  Push myself out of the floral/feminine card design!

I've always made this bear out of black cardstock before but now I know this guy is a grizzly (note the hump behind his shoulders) so he's now brown!  Yes, grizzlies can be really dark or really light but this guy is just brown!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Shaded Spruce, Garden Green
DSP: Peaceful Prints (retired)
Stamps: Handsomely Suited
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Bear Die (Taylored Expressions), Pine Woods Dies, Evergreens (Taylored Expressions), Tasteful Labels Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and take a peek!  We also hope you'll join in our challenge this week!  The Design Team has got some beautiful cards to inspire you!

Have an amazing day!

Jen



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #538


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to the week.  A lot of my American friends have started their summer break.  We've got a bit more time left here.  My oldest has two weeks of school left and my youngest has 4 weeks left.  The weather isn't all the warm so I guess that's okay!  I'm looking forward to more relaxed summer time!

We've got a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie's cards are always amazing so please head over to her blog and check them out!  


So as usual, this is not my first card.  I really wanted to get some masculine cards made but honestly, masculine cards always stump me.  I don't know why.  Anyhow, I made a card and didn't really love it.  I had this sunflower sitting on my desk and decided to make a card and incorporate that instead!

I used some old DSP from SU that I had sitting out.  I do love dots and stripes!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Copper Foil
DSP: Retired SU Neutrals Colour Pack, Retired SU Brights Colour Pack
Ink: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry
Stamps: Itty Bitty Birthdays
Other: Subtle Texture Embossing Folder, Lovely Layers Sunflowers Honey Cuts (Honey Bee Stamps), Champagne Jewels, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping today!  I hope you'll head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge this week!  

There are some amazing cards on our blog that will jump start your creativity!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #537


Hello
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week so far!  We finally have some spring weather!  I'm hoping it stays and the snow stays away!  I think I can finally stop bringing in my plants at night!  Spring weather in Western Canada is definitely different than we were used to in Ontario!  Though I don't miss the humidity at all!

We've got a brand new and fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  Our hostess this week is our theatre queen and turtle loving Judy Rozema!  Judy's cards are always adorable so head over to her blog to check them out! 



So I had an idea of what this card should look like.  Unfortunately that idea didn't pan out!  Nor did the next one!  I wasn't actually going to put a sentiment on this one but I thought the card looked a little naked!  I used the new In Colour - Starry Sky for this.  It's such a beautiful colour!  I really love all the new In Colours!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Starry Sky, Basic White, Basic Black, Silver Foil
DSP: In Colour 6X6 Pack
Stamps: Honey Bee
Ink: Starry Sky
Other: Dainty Diamonds Textured Embossing Folder, Lovely Layers Anemone Honey Cuts (Honey Bee Stamps), Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Silver Thread, In Colour Jewels, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join in our challenge!  There are a bunch of amazing examples posted there!  

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #535


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week!  

We've got a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Amy O'Neill!  Amy's cards are always so sweet!  Make sure you head over to her blog to check them out!  


I wanted to try and make up for the card that I wasn't happy with last week!  I started with my Lovely Layers Coneflower again but this time decided to get some texture in the background!  I combined the brand new In Colours Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis on this card!  I just love how they look together!  

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic White, Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Daffodil Delight, Gold Foil
Stamps: LJD Birthday Greetings
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Other: Sweet Bee Sequin Mix (Honey Bee Stamps), Lovely Layers Coneflower Honey Cuts (Honey Bee Stamps), Gold Thread, Dainty Diamonds Textured Embossing Folder, Stitched Dies (no idea what they are or where they're from!)

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 ladies have created some amazing cards to inspire you!  

Have a wonderful day!
Jen