Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #320


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great start to your week!  We've got a bit of snow on the ground right now so the kids are happy.  They like to play in the snow at school and they both really like to shovel snow.  There is rain in the forecast though so I'm assuming our snow will disappear - which I don't mind but leads to lots of indoor recesses and squirmy kids!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches courtesy of the amazingly talented Kim Singdahlsen.  Kim's cards are fantastic and she comes up with the best designs!  I could totally go and play in her craft room for hours too!  I've always wanted to visit Colorado!



I must admit that at first I was a little stumped with this design.  I started to panic a bit but then realized that I needed a baby card for my sister in law who had a baby early in December.  Now, don't think I'm a slacker and just sending the card now!  Kim had her sketch ready super duper early because she's amazing and so my card was done a LONG time ago!!!  I decided to stick with the heart theme, added some glimmer pink, threw in some texture and voila.  A card to welcome my first niece!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Glimmer Pink (Non-SU)
Stamps: Sentiment Flag Additions (Lil Inkers)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Stitched Flags Die (Lil Inkers), Hearts Dies (Spellbinders), Dimenaionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created!  You can also welcome our Guest Designer Teresa Kline to the team!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #319


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great start to your week!  We finally have some much warmer temperatures here in Southern Ontario!  Last week I was in the Ottawa Valley with my parents and the temperatures dropped as low as -40 with the windchill.  It was brutally cold.  Made me so thankful for the wood stove!!!

We have a great new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week courtesy of one of our Texans, Rita Wright!  Rita is also one of our colouring queens!  I'm always amazed at what she can create!  I think I need to take a little adventure down to Texas to learn how to colour!!!
Rita has created such a great sketch!  This one can be interpreted in so many different ways!  I need some birthday cards so I decided to haul out my Botanical Builders and start creating.  I opted for black and white to keep the card simple.  I used my "You're So" stamp set and dies from Reverse Confetti and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: You're So (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: You're So Confetti Cuts, Botanical Builders Framelits, Black Rhinestones, Warm Welcome Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the design team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #318


Hello!
Happy Wednesday and Merry Christmas!  This is our last challenge of 2017!  Can you believe it?  Another year has come and gone!  I hope you're all ready for Christmas and get to spend some nice relaxing time with your loved ones!

We have a great "last" sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the hilarious and creative Linda Callahan!  So, I need you all to help me convince Linda to write a book!  She is full of amazing and funny stories and I'd love to sit down and read them all in the pages of a book one day!!!  Linda also makes beautiful cards so you need to head over to her blog and check them out!


I needed some cards for the boys teachers and know this sketch would work perfectly but it would need to be turned on it's side.  I hope this doesn't make me too rebellious!  I love the Carols of Christmas stamp set from SU and knew it was just what I needed for this card!  I threw on a few of the felt embellishments and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Red Foil
DSP: Quilted Christmas
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Felt Embellishments, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the gorgeous cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration.
Remember you have three weeks to play along with this challenge!!!

Have a fabulous day and a Merry Christmas!

Jen

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #317


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're enjoying your week and your Christmas preparations are going well!  We had a slight Christmas decoration faux pas yesterday when my cat (Pepsi) decided that walking across our fire place mantle and stopping to play with the pine cones and garland would be a good idea.  Not so much.  Garland, poinsettias (fakes one of course), lights and pine cones all ended up on the floor.  Pepsi just sat up on the mantle looking at what she'd done like she was sweet and innocent!  The boys of course just laughed!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Jen Mitchell!  Jen creates amazing cards that always blow my mind.  I think she's the queen of clean cards! I love what she can do with paper!


The sketch is very versatile this week!  I do love the Merry Little Christmas DSP from SU and had to use it again for this card!  The stitched felt embellishments were too cute, how could I not throw one on!!!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Red Glimmer
DSP: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Stazon
Other: Stitched Felt Embellishments, Double Stitched Squares (Lil Inkers), Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see what the Design Team has cooked up for your viewing pleasure!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #316


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  How is your Christmas shopping coming along?  I am almost finished...I think!  I am waiting on a few things that are supposed to be delivered soon but I think I'm in better shape than I was last year. I've started wrapping gifts - it's not my favourite job so I figured if I started early and got them done I wouldn't have to dread it anymore!!!  My trusty cat helper hasn't been so helpful and tends to just lay all over the paper!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is our favourite pilot Jen Timko!  Jen makes the most gorgeous cards!  She can colour with the best of them and comes up with the most creative concepts for cards!  Head over to her blog and check them out!

So I think this is the last Christmas card that I have to make.  I love the Merry Little Christmas DSP and thought it would look great with some black and silver paper!  Very non traditional colours but I still kinda like it!  I added some rhinestones to the centres of some of the snowflakes since I thought they needed a little boost of sparkle!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
DSP: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: Christmas Pines
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Dimesionals, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created to inspire you!

Have a fabulous day!
Jen

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  It's been a whirlwind week here so far.  Somehow the days have blurred.  I hope all my American friends enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving weekend!  I've started to get some Christmas decorating done.  Our tree is up.  It's naked but it's up.  Let's just say that within 5 minutes of the tree being up it had a furry decoration.  Pepsi (our cat) has decided that the tree is the perfect perch.  We are waiting a few days to see if she is able to actually knock the tree down before we put any decorations on it!!!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our lovely hostess this week is the one and only Amy O'Neill!  Amy is the colour goddess on the team!  She can put any two colours together and make them look fabulous!  Oh, and she's the queen of "elements"!  I love what she adds to her cards!  Head over to her blog and check it out!
So of course I"m still working on Christmas cards.  I think I may get a few more done but I sure didn't get as many done as I would have liked.  Oh well.  I love the Merry Little Christmas DSP from SU and decided to use it for this card.  I threw in some real read and some red foil paper and voila!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whipser White, Real Red, Red Foil
DSP: Merry Little Christmas
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Ink: Stazon Black
Other: Oval Dies, Star Dies, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll head over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the amazing cards the Design Team has created for your inspiration!

Have a fabulous day!

Jen

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #314



Hello!
Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone has had a great start to their week!  I hope my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!  Christmas isn't that far away!  Are you ready? I am definitely not ready. The kids are bugging me to put the tree up but we have to put our tree up in stages.  See, last year our kitten was just over 3 lbs.  The tree was her favourite hiding spot.  She could climb that sucker lightening fast.  This year she's about 7 lbs.  We're not sure our tree can handle the 7 lbs so we'll have to put it up without decorations to see what she does.  I'll have to get my squirt bottle ready just in case she decides to go for a climb.  Which she will...because she's a cat!

We have a great new sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  Our hostess this week is the amazing Narelle Farrugia!  Narelle is our fussy cutting, flower making queen!  Her cards are multi-layered masterpieces!  Head over to her blog to see what I mean!

Narelle also decided to throw some circles in there!  I'm wondering if my friends from the Southern Hemisphere got together and decided to torture me together!!!  Needless to say I decided to stick true to the sketch on this one.   I am still lacking in Christmas cards so I used some of the Quilted Christmas DSP from SU along with some red and black cardstock and threw this baby together!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black and Red Foil
Paper: Quilted Christmas DSP
Other: Silly Stitched Dies (Lil Inkers),  Double Stitched Circle Dies (Lil Inkers), Christmas Greetings Thinlits (SU), Red 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!  They truly are beautiful!

Have a fabulous day and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Jen