Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Happy Wednesday! I'm so sorry that this post is late! I have been volunteering at a conference and my days all blurred together! I totally forgot when I got home last night! Hopefully you can all forgive me!!
We have a brand new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! I have the honour of being this week's hostess! I love being able to come up with a sketch and then seeing all the gorgeous cards that get created with that sketch! You guys never disappoint!
I'm trying to tackle some of the Christmas cards that I need. I love the Christmas Pines set from Stampin' Up but I decided to go for white and gold since the last couple of cards have been black and white!!!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Christmas Pines Framelits, Sequins, 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 for your inspiration!
We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!!
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Happy Wednesday! It's been a gorgeous week here so far. The humidity is decreasing a little bit and I am soaking in the last days of summer. Don't get me wrong, fall is my favourite season but I do love the warmth and simplicity of summer! Flip flops, sunglasses and away you go!!!
We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Kim Singdahlsen! Kim's cards are always so amazing! She has the most incredible stamps, dies and colouring tools! I'm always excited to see what she's created! Head over to her blog and check it out!
I loved Kim's sketch and since I was still in the Christmas card making spirit, I decided to give another one a whirl. I used the now retired Festival of Trees for this card. I just love this set and love that there's a punch to coordinate with them. I opted for a black, white and red theme! Not sure why but it just seemed to be what I liked that day!! The one tree looked a little sad so I added some sequins to him!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Foil
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Softly Falling TIEF, Tree punch, Sequins, Dimensionals
Thanks 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 for you. You won't be disappointed!!
Have a fabulous day!
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a great weekend! Caleb is away at his second retreat this week. I hope he's having a great time. They've had fantastic weather - a bit warm but that's okay. I think it's better warm than cold! I'm sure he'll come home exhausted but happy!
I had some spare time yesterday and decided to play along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge! I haven't really done other challenges in a very LONG time. I really want to start allotting more time each week to be able to actually sit down and make cards and actually enjoy it!!!
I was inspired by Brian's card this week and decided to do my own little version. I had to flip the sketch around a bit so that the star wasn't behind my wisemen! I am slowly making a dent in my Christmas cards! When I say slowly, I mean very, very slowly!!! Thankfully Christmas is still three months away!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver glimmer
Stamps: Wisemen from Afar
Ink: Versamark Black
Other: Sequins, Bethlehem Edgelits, Dimensionals
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a fantastic day!
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week so far! I've been in a bit of a baking mood this week - I think mainly because I'm procrastinating organizing and decluttering my house! Oh well. The kids and my husband aren't really complaining. Yesterday we had homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts. I really think I need to try chocolate ones!!!
Anyhow, we have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of our resident comedian and storyteller Linda Callahan! Linda also makes gorgeous cards so please head over to her blog to see what I mean!
As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that I wanted to make a fall card and use my dies from Concord & 9th! I cut the stems off leaves 2 and 3 to get them the length that I wanted. The sentiment really does ring true. I love fall. Don't get me wrong, I love summer - but I LOVE fall. The temperature, the pretty colours and the pumpkins! I LOVE pumpkins...oh, I'm getting off track again!
You'll notice that Linda and I created very similar cards - unintentionally but I'll say great minds think alike!!!
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil
Stamps: Give Thanks (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Copper Rhinestones, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord & 9th)
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 for you! You will definitely be inspired!
Have a fabulous day!
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great start to your week. If your kids started school yesterday (like mine did), I hope they had a wonderful first day! My boys had a good start. They both like their teachers and look like they'll have challenging years...in a good way!
Speaking of challenges, we have a brand new challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the amazing Jen Mitchell! Jen makes the most gorgeous cards and she is totally the queen of Clean and Simple - yet totally elegant!!! Head over to her blog to check her cards out!
So I have totally yet unintentionally veered from the sketch just a little as I may have gotten a tiny bit carried away with the flowers. I couldn't help myself. I truly love these flowers. I know they're retired but they're my favourite and probably always will be!
Two friends of mine recently got engaged. I am so excited for them so wanted to congratulate them with a card. I figured this sketch would work perfectly...until of course I really changed it up! One of these days the design team is totally going to disown me!!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Botanical Builders Framelits, Softly Falling TIEF, Dimensionals, gold pearls
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards that the Design Team has created! You won't be disappointed!
Have a fabulous day!