Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #117

Happy Wednesday!  Can you believe there is only one more week before Christmas?  How did that happen?!  I'm not sure I'm ready yet.  Still have lots of gifts to wrap.  I guess that's part of the fun!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of the talented Amy O'Neil!  This is our last sketch of 2013!  I can't believe how quickly this year flew by!  We have some great sketches lined up for 2014 so be prepared to be challenged!

I created one last Christmas card!  I loved the banners Amy chose to put on the sketch and took the opportunity to use more of the fabulous Winter Frost Specialty DSP.  I decided I would hand stitch with the Island Indigo Bakers Twine...maybe not one of my finest moments.  I won't even comment on how long that took me!  Oh well!

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver Foil
DSP:  Winter Frost Specialty
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Island Indigo Bakers Twine

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!  I may get one more card posted before the holidays but then will be taking a two week break to enjoy the holidays with my family!

I hope you and your families have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the beautiful cards the Design Team has come up with!

Have a great day!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Deepest Sympathy

I hope you had a great weekend!  We had a good weekend here!  We had a ton of snow yesterday.  The boys were thrilled with it.  This afternoon they were out building forts...or at least trying to.  The snow was dry and they had a hard time but they managed to get a tunnel between our house and our neighbour's house!

Last week I made a baby card for my cousin and her sweet little boy Decklan who came rushing into this world at 31 weeks.  Unfortunately, Decklan suffered some major complications and was taken off of life support on Thursday and passed away.  Making a sympathy card for this particular occasion was hard and hopefully one I never have to do again.  

I decided to use this week's "CAS(E) this Sketch" challenge as a starting point.   I decided to incorporate some butterflies into the card as well.  I wanted to keep the card very neutral and soft.

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
DSP: Sweater Weather
Stamps: PTI
Ink: Sahara Sand
Other: Mosaics Textured Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Circle Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits,  Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.   I hope you have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #116

Happy Wednesday!  Hard to believe that Christmas is TWO weeks away!  How is that even possible?! Honestly....I don't know if I will be ready.  Here I thought I was organized!  Ha!  Hopefully over the next few days I'll get everything finished up and ready to go!

We had a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!   Narelle Farrugia has a fabulous sketch for us this week.  I just say that I really do love it!
My cousin Kathleen had a dear baby boy born at 31 weeks weighing a hearty 3 lbs 14 oz a week ago.  He is currently in the NICU of a hospital in London.   I wanted to make a special card to welcome Decklan into the world.  We are praying he gets stronger and healthier with each passing day.

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
DSP: Neutrals Paper Stack (Retired)
Stamps: Zoo Babies, Baby Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight
Other: Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

Our Elf on the Shelf (Fiddle Faddle) has been naughty...very naughty.  Here is what the boys woke up to Sunday morning!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Please stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the beautiful cards the Design Team has come up with!

We can wait to see your creations this week!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #115

I hope you're having a great week!  I'm sorry I've been so MIA lately.  I've found it really hard to get into my craft room over the last week.  I guess I thought that once school started (in September!) I would have more time on my hands not less!!!!

We've started the "Elf on the Shelf" tradition at our house this past weekend.  I guess we didn't start it, we just continued it this weekend.  The boys think our elf is hilarious.  I think he's rather naughty.  He sure gets into trouble and this morning Jacob discovered him taped to a wall surrounded by nutcrackers.  Jacob felt so sorry for Fiddle Faddle.  I had to remind him that Fiddle Faddle did cover all (14) nutcrackers in underwear the night before and the nutcrackers were probably just upset.  Oh the drama!

Anyhow, we have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of our very talented Jennifer Timko!  She makes such beautiful cards and her Artisan designs are amazing!!!
I'll be honest.  I didn't do her sketch justice and I'm rather disappointed in my card.  I am still trying to get some Christmas cards done (though I should also try writing in some of the ones I do have done!).  I wanted to do something simple but I think I oversimplified it...sigh...

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
DSP: Seasons of Style
Stamps: Petite Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Silver Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the fabulous cards the design team has created for you!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

Have a great day!