Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #466


Happy Wednesday!  I am a tad bit late getting this post out!  I totally forgot to get it ready to go last night.  I was confused on what day it was.  Our youngest is done school for the Christmas break now so I thought it was Friday instead of Tuesday.  My brain just doesn't work the way it used to!  I can't wait to see what it will be like when I'm 60!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess if the truly amazing and talented Jennifer Timko!  Jen is an incredible card maker and her creativity always astounds me!  Head over to her blog to check out her beautiful cards!

I needed a sympathy card for one of my best friends.  Her father-in-law recently passed away after a battle with cancer. The area he lived in is currently in a lockdown due to Covid-19 and so they can't even really have a funeral.  I feel so badly for them.  I wanted a wintery sympathy card and knew my "In the Pines" would work perfectly!


Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver

Stamps: In the Pines, Essential Sentiments (MFT)

Ink: Smoky Slate

Other: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Pine Woods Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by - even if it's later than usual!

Our Design Team has created some amazing cards so head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check them out!

We hope you'll join our challenge!  You have a bit of extra time for this challenge as we're taking a break for Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #465


Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a great week!  Can you believe Christmas is just over two weeks away?!  I need to get started on my wrapping.  I also have a few Christmas cards to finish up this week - thankfully they're not for me!  Our tree finally got up and while we decorated we sipped on hot chocolate made from hot chocolate bombs.  Okay, this was seriously the best hot chocolate I have had in my entire life.  A local lady makes them and sells them and they were absolutely incredible.  My kids were licking their cups.  The best part was that as you poured the boiling hot milk over them and they opened, marshmallows popped out!  It doesn't take much to amuse me these days!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Our hostess this week is the super talented Jacquie Southas!  Jacquie makes gorgeous cards so I know you'll have to head over to her blog to check them out! 

 So, as you can probably guess, this is not my first card.  I had made my original card days ago.  I stared at it for a while and then decided I didn't like it.  I whipped up another one to make up for my first lack lustre performance!  I had a card with some poppies on it sitting on my desk and it reminded me of just how much I love the poppies!


Cardstock: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Cucumber Crush

DSP: Peony Garden

Stamps: Peaceful Moments

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Poppy Moments Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tag Die (No idea where this came from), Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon, Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and join our challenge this week.  The Design Team has done an incredible job at creating cards to inspire so make sure you check those out!

Have an amazing day!