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Freshly Made Sketches 320

Freshly Made Sketches 320

Woke up this morning to the sun shining! A nice change up from yesterday’s rain and snow mix! It’s still really chilly but we are supposed to get up into the high 40’s over the weekend! Looking forward to that! Daniel and Tristan were good as they always are yesterday. Daniel and I played with his new Lego and Tristan and I danced around the house! I love getting to see them every week! When I came home Taylor was waiting for me and we spent the rest of the evening watching Netflix. A nice relaxing way to end the day! I have a lot to get accomplished today, the list keeps growing and I need to whittle it down a bit! 😀

I got a bunch of new goodies from Concord & 9th and I was dying to use them! That resulted in my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

They released a set of Monogram Stamps and I had to have them all! Today I used the B to make a simple birthday card. I stamped it in Hippo using my Mini MISTI. The flowers are stamped in Sugarplum, Sunflower and some Jalapeño for the leaves. It’s cut out with the Coordinating Die that leaves a nice stitched edge around the letter! Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped a few images from the Concord & 9th Love You, Mean It Photopolymer Stamp Set in the same colors. My greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto Black 110lb and cut out with another one of the Dies from the Monogram Set. I used Fun Foam and E-Z Runner to adhere the B and some 3M Foam Tape for the greeting. A nice simple card with some pops of color! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge! Thank you for stopping by! Have an excellent Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Monogram B and Love You, Mean It Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Hippo, Sugarplum, Sunflower and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Dies: Monogram (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot, Mini MISTI and Heat Tool

Freshly Made Sketches 319

Freshly Made Sketches 319

Hey there! It’s supposed to get up to 46 degrees today! Maybe some of the snow will melt, that would be nice! I had a fun day with Daniel & Tristan yesterday, they really are such great kids! Daniel played on his hi-Pad and Tristan and I danced around the house. My Brother got home around 3:00 and I headed home. After dinner with my Parents Taylor and I watched a little TV and ran to Michaels quick. I have some laundry to do today and more errands to run. Anything to stay busy! 😀

I did manage to squeeze in a card this morning and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

A fun layered sketch! I have been on a bit of a purple kick lately, not sure why! The main panel of my card is stamped in Freshly Cut Grass, Fresh Lavender and Sugarplum using some of the floral images from the Concord & 9th Bits & Pieces Photopolymer Stamp Set. It’s backed with a piece of Black 110lb and added to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock that has a piece of Cyber Grape covering the front. I die cut the happy from a piece of Black 110lb with the die from the Concord & 9th Bits & Pieces Dies and adhered it to the stamped panel with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Some sparkle always makes a card better so I added Clear Sparkle Pen to the happy and some Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden and Pansy Purple Sequins. A fun card to send a little happy to someone that needs a pick me up! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Always good to have you stop by! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Bits & Pieces Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Freshly Cut Grass, Fresh Lavender and Sugarplum (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) and Cyber Grape (My Colors)

Dies: Bit’s & Pieces (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Enchanted Garden and Pansy Purple Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Clear Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir)

Adhesives: E-Z Runne Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot

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Freshly Made Sketches 318

Freshly Made Sketches 318

Good afternoon from the frozen tundra! We are having a big snowstorm today, it’s windy with blizzard conditions… and yes… I’m over it! LOL! Guess I’ll be finding things to do around the house! I had a quiet day yesterday, some errands and a little time with Taylor last night. Getting gas last night was a treat! People go into full blown panic mode, like we have never had snow before and this will be the last time that they can get gas for at least a month! Relax peeps, everything will be ok! If there is anyone out there with some really nice weather that they would like to send my way I would really appreciate it! 😀

I was looking around this morning for a sketch and found that Freshly Made Sketches is still going on from before Christmas…

I had the urge to color this morning so I took out the Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set and my Prismacolor Pencils! The flowers are stamped in Hippo on a piece of 110lb Card Stock from the Storm Clouds Pack. I did a little no line coloring but kept it simple and bright. Onto a card base of another piece of 110lb Card Stock from the Storm Clouds Pack I stamped the Hello in Noble Fir. A strip of Amethyst Stardream metallic goes down the left and the floral panel is adhered with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A simple but really fun card to make and that Hello Lovely floral is still one of my favorites! I hope that you like my little bit of craftiness for today! Thanks for visiting! Have a warm and cozy Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hello Lovely Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Hippo and Noble Fir (Lawn Fawn)

Pencils: Prismacolor Premiere

Card Stock: Storm Cloud 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: Amethyst Stardream Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: MISTI and Fun Foam

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Freshly Made Sketches 317

Freshly Made Sketches 317

Well, I woke up to 3 inches of snow this morning! No thanks! LOL! It was so windy and cold here yesterday too! Is it too early to start complaining that I can’t wait for Spring?! Despite the frigid day I still got a lot done. Last night we had an early Thirsty Thursday at my house, Heather was a little tipsy so I drove her home and then took her car over to her this morning. I’ll be running more errands and checking more things off my to-do list today! 😀

I managed to get a card made this morning for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

I wanted to use the December My Monthly Hero Kit again. First I used the Hero Arts City Skyline Fancy Die, an add-on, to cut out a piece of Gold Glitter Card. I adhered it to a piece of Black 110lb that I rounded the corners on with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. The moon and the starts are from the Stamp Set included and are heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I added a strip of the Gold Glitter Card and then adhered my panel with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. My greeting is also from the Stamp Set and is heat embossed in more White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Blue Jay. A few Black 3D Foam Squares hold it in place. The bottom looked a little plain so I added a few Nautical Sparkle and Brushed Gold Sequins along with some dots with my Gold Signo Gel Pen. Love that fun City Scape Die and the unusual greeting! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for your visit and I wish you all a super Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: December My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah). Black 110lb (Recollections) and Blue Jay (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: City Skyline Fancy Die (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Nautical Sequin Mix and Brushed Gold Sequin Mix (Little Things by Lucy) and gold Signo Gel Pen (Uniball)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and black 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers) and Fun Foam

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Freshly Made Sketches 316

Freshly Made Sketches 316

A chilly good day to you! It’s definitely feeing like Winter here today. Chilly but sunny. I managed to get most of my list accomplished yesterday. Jim came by and we had a nice dinner and then watched TV. This morning I’m at his house waiting for the dishwasher repair guy to come. It’s Thursday so I’ll get to see the girls later! 😀

Today I have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to share with you. Before we get to it I want thank Jen M for choosing me for her Prince for last week’s challenge! You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE! Now for this week’s sketch…

I started my card by stamping the Hero Arts Confetti Bold Prints Background Stamp onto a piece of Solar White 110lb with Tide Pool Ink. My greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder using the Hero Arts Happy Happy Christmas Wood Mount Stamp. I wanted some gold around the edge of the card base so I took my Versa-Mark Pad and pressed it along the bottom and left edge. Some more Gold Embossing Powder is added and heat set. My background is then adhered with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins are added for extra sparkle and the card is done! Love the simplicity and the gold with the teal! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for visiting! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Confetti Bold Prints Background and Happy Happy Christmas Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Ink: Tide Pool (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

Freshly Made Sketches 315

Freshly Made Sketches 315

A good morning to you all! I managed to get a lot of the things on my list done yesterday, always a good feeling. Cali has been adjusting really well and has been good. I took her over to Heather’s last night and she played with Boris chasing him around the house. I pretty sure that Boris thinks he’s a dog and it was even funnier because he’s bigger than Cali! Here is what most of Cali’s day looks like, she likes to mess up the couch and then take long naps!

Today I’m starting the big card organization project, that is going to take a looooong time! LOL! But will be worth it to have everything in places that make it easier for me to find! 😀

I managed to squeeze in a card yesterday and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

What a nice simple sketch! To start my card I used a new tool that I recently acquired, the We R Memory Keepers Fram Punch Board. I created my frame out of a piece of Black 110lb Card Stock. All of the images and greeting are from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set. I cut a piece of Solar White 80lb to fit behind the frame and stamped the branch in Doe and the leaves in Freshly Cut Grass and Jalapeño. The greeting is stamped in Black Licorice. I added the frame to a piece of Acetate and then put 3M Foam Tape to create my well for the Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins. The stamped piece is adhered to the framed piece to create my shaker. Next I positioned the shaker on a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and stamped a few more leaves. The shaker is then adhered to the card. I really do love that Beautiful Branches Set, it’s definitely becoming a favorite! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for coming by! Have an amazing Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Beautiful Branches Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Doe, Freshly Cut Grass and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), 1/8″ Scor-Tape and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Frame Punch Board (We R Memory Keepers)

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Freshly Made Sketches 314

Freshly Made Sketches 314

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are all ready for your company today and that your day will be filled with family and friends! I had a very busy day yesterday jam packed with errands, I went to Lowe’s, Home Depot, IKEA, Target and the Dollar Store! Taylor was along for some company which was nice! Last night I went over to see Brian and Kim with Heather and then Andrew stopped by for a bit. I’ll be heading out to my Brother’s in a little while, that will be fun! 😀

Today I have a card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches to share with you…

I started the card by using the Concord & 9th Ornamental Dies to cut out a piece of Galvanized Curious Metallic. The topper is cut from a piece of Silver Glitter Card. They are adhered to a piece of Classic Cherry that is then adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on a piece of 65lb Vellum. I added three Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins and then hid some Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape behind them and adhered it to the card. Pretty simple but still a fun card! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for visiting and have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: O Christmas Tree Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Classic Cherry (My Colors)

Specialty: Galvanized Curious Metallic and 65lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: Ornamental and Globe Greetings (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), Clear Foam Tape (Kool-Tak) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Freshly Made Sketches 313

Freshly Made Sketches 313

Another busy day, I need them! I had a bunch of stuff to get through in the morning. Picked up Dad from dropping off his car at Ford yet again. Stephanie came by for a little bit, always nice to get a little visit in the middle of the day! I ran to the supermarket to pick up some stuff for dinner. Jim came by after work and we ran to Old Navy so he could get a little Christmas shopping done. We came back to my house and I made dinner and then we finished the evening with a little TV. I”l be over at Jim’s today so that they can come and install the new door on the side of the house. I’m going to get all caught up on my blog comments while I’m there!! 😀

I actually did a little FaceTime crafting with Andrea and made my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

The first thing that I did was to stamp the ornaments from the Sunny Studio Holiday Style Photopolymer Stamp Set in Sugarplum using my Mini MISTI. The second layer is stamped in Versa-Mark and heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. My ornament tops are heat embossed in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut the ornaments and tops out and set them aside. Onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped the pine branches from the same set in Noble Fir and Jalapeño in the upper left and lower right corners. Back into the MISTI to stamp the greeting in Sugarplum. Next the ornaments are adhered with 3M Foam Tape and a few Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst and Silver Sequins complete the card! I’m loving the Holiday Style Set! Definitely will get a lot of use this year! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great Thursday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Holiday Style Photopolymer (Sunny Studio)

Ink: Sugarplum, Noble Fir and Jalapeño (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear and Silver (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Dies: Holiday Style (Sunny Studio)

Embellishments: Amethyst and Silver Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Mini MISTI and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

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Freshly Made Sketches 311

Freshly Made Sketches 311

Happy Friday! What a nice day it was yesterday! Sunny and warm! Manhattan was great, I had a nice visit with Diane and then went up to the Isabel O’Neil Studio to help out Beth with a few things. Kim and I went to Schnipper’s for lunch and had some pretty good burgers. I also walked everywhere about 65 blocks! Last night we had another meeting for the fundraiser next week and then Jim and I grabbed a quick dinner and I came home. I got a haircut this morning and now I going to call my friend Greg. Shaping up to be a pretty good Friday! 😀

I did manage to squeeze in a card this morning and it’s for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I grabbed my Concord & 9th Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer Stamp Set and my MISTI to stamp a panel with Black Licorice. I adhered it to a piece of Black 110lb and then adhered that to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. Another piece of Black 110lb is embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Wave Next Level Embossing Folder and adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My greeting is stamped in Black Licorice onto a piece of Solar White 110lb that I cut out with the Concord & 9th Ribbon Banner Die. That is adhered to the card with 3D Foam Squares and the card is done! Simple black and white makes for an elegant Christmas card, don’t you agree?! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Thanks for coming by! Have a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Christmas Cheer Turnabout Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Dies: Ribbon Banner (Concord & 9th)

Embossing Folder: Wave Next Level (We R Memory Keepers_

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

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Freshly Made Sketches 310

Freshly Made Sketches 310

Another somewhat gloomy fall like day yesterday. I worked on a bunch of projects in the morning and squeezed in a little TV too. Last night I went over to Jim’s and we met up with Laura and Michelle and went over to the venue for the fundraiser to check out and brainstorm a few ideas. After that we went and had dinner, it’s nice to get to meet really nice people and Laura and Michelle are just that! This morning I have some projects to complete and then who know what I’ll be up to later! 😀

Today I have a card to share with you for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I’m really loving that Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-In Stamp! I used Black Licorice and my Mini MISTI to stamp the background and then filled the images in with Jalapeño, Noble Fir, Merman, Peacock and Sunflower. There are two flower clusters on the background that you can cut out with the Coordinating Dies, I cut one of them out. Then I trimmed the leftover and adhered it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Peacock. I added that to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. The cut out flower cluster is then adhered with 3D Foam Squares and the card is done! I’m having so much fun with that background that I left it in my MISTI so I can stamp a few more later! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Thursday everyone! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Blooms Fill-In Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Black Licorice, Jalapeño, Noble Fir, Merman, Peacock and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Peacock (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Blooms Fill-In (Concord & 9th)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot, Mini MISTI, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

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