Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #66

Happy Wednesday!  This is going to be a faster post today since I'm rushing out the door again!  Story of my life these days!  I was at the school today and got to preview the kids Christmas concert for Thursday.  They are all so sweet.  In light of the tragedy in Connecticut I truly treasured being in the gym with all 800 students watching them get ready for Christmas!  I also am deeply heartbroken for the families of the students and staff that were senselessly killed in last Friday's tragedy.  My family and I have so much to be thankful for this Christmas season.

Today brings a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  Tui Nathan (who is so incredibly talented) brings us a fun sketch that now looking at it I realize I didn't quite follow...oops!  Sorry about that.

I wanted and needed to make a baby card for my friend Jeanette who had her fifth and final baby last Monday (yes, I'm slow!).  She had a little girl after 4 wonderful little boys!  I figured she was now ready for a lot of pink!!!

I used the retired (sadly) Fox and Friends stamp set.  It's perfect for baby cards!  I also got out the Doily Sizzlet and used that!  I must say that I am really loving Primrose Petals!  I think after all the Christmas cards it was super fun to do a baby card!

Make sure you check out the Freshly Made Sketches blog as well as the other members of the design team.  You won't be disappointed!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals,  Pink Pirouette
DSP: Patio Party, Primrose Petals DSP
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Primrose Petals
Other: Rhinestones, Circle Punches, Large Delicate Doilies Sizzlet, Dimesionals,

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Have a great day!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #65

I must apologize for being so "out of touch" lately!  I've been doing a lot of work at the school which has eaten up most of my crafting time.  I've also been trying to get ready for Christmas which hasn't been going as well as I'd hoped!

We have an Elf on the Shelf named Fiddle Faddle at our house...he sure gets into a lot of trouble!  I'll have to try and post some pictures later this week!

Wednesday brings us a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  Linda C brings us a fabulous sketch this week that worked perfect for the last of my Christmas cards!  I am so thankful that they are done (well, they're almost done!).   Check out Linda's blog and her fabulous card then head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out the fabulous cards the DT has put together for you!
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Snow Swirled
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Other: Embossing Folder, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Okay so I made another card but only because I liked the sketch and wanted to do one in a different colours!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Snow Swirled
Ink: Versamark
Other: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Dimensionals

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Have a fabulous day!!!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #64

Happy Wednesday!  Here we are at the middle of the week already!  I had a sick little boy at home today.  Caleb finally succumbed to the nasty cough that was going around his class.  I kept him home and by the end of the day he seemed to be doing much better.  He went to bed early and hasn't been coughing so hopefully he's on the mend.  Unfortunately I think I am now coming down with it.  I mean, I was only coughed on how many times today?

There is a brand new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches today!  The amazing Cindy Hall brings us today's sketch!  I really wanted to make another Christmas card since I am seriously behind in the Christmas card making process (and it's already December ahhhh!!!!) BUT I also realized this weekend I'm seriously out of birthday cards and needed to replenish!

I love the colours in the Patio Party DSP and who doesn't love a good cupcake?!

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Primrose Petals
DSP: Patio Party
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, You're Amazing - Happy Birthday (Single Stamp)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals
Other: Create a Cupcake Punch, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Glitter, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder

Thanks for stopping by!  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out all the other fabulous creations the Design Team has for you!  You will not be disappointed!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Clean and Simple in Espresso!

I hope you have had a great start to your week.  Jacob and I had a good day together!  He kept me highly amused during our game of Trouble!  I really loved being able to sit down and watch his little mind at work.

I wanted to try another card using a similar design to the ones I tried the other day.  I wanted to use early espresso and gold this time...not sure I love it as much as the first two I made.   It was still quick and helped me get one card closer to my Christmas card making goal!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer
Stamps: Four the Holidays, Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Versamark
Other: Basic Pearls, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Dimensionals

We started doing the Elf on the Shelf this year.  Jacob is totally into it.  Caleb is questioning how this really works and if it's true or not.  He's only 6!  I didn't think he'd question anything for another few years!!!  Anyhow, our elf (Fiddle Faddle) decided to take a roll down the stairs today...Jacob couldn't stop laughing!!!

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Have a fabulous day!!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Clean and Simple Christmas

Just a quick little post tonight!  I have had a busy weekend and am feeling the effects!  I wanted to post some quickly and easy Christmas cards that I made the other day.  I needed something easier and faster than what I had been making.  I still have quite a few to make and I needed something that I could do quickly and make more one of!

I think I'll make a couple more up using different colours!  I think I may need a red and gold or maybe a early espresso and gold!!!

Black card:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Silver Glimmer
Stamps: Four the Holidays
Ink: Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestone

White Card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Red Glimmer
Stamps: Four the Holidays, Ornament Keepsakes
Ink: Real red
Other: Holiday Ornament Die, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Tonight after dinner we headed over to Hamilton to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train.  The boys were super excited!  The train was beautiful!  We didn't stay for the concert since it was so late but the boys were still in 7th Heaven!

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Have a great weekend!