Sunday, November 30, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #164- a sketch by Jen B.

It was so nice to have a long holiday weekend. I had grand plans to be very productive around the house, but that really didn't happen. Sometimes you just need to relax instead! I did sneak in a little time for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I forgot how hard it is to photograph gold embossing. I may have went another way, if I had remembered. I had to take about 12 pictures before I got the lighting right. 

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Seasonally Scattered, For all things
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Designer Series Paper-Color me Autumn
Ink - Cajun Craze, Versamark
Other-Gold metallic baker's twine, gold Stampin Emboss powder

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 163- a sketch by Cindy H.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I was thinking about the things I am thankful for. I am thankful my daughters are healthy and happy (when they aren't irritating the heck out of each other). I am thankful my husband is often the calm to my storm, and he works so hard to provide a good life for his family. I am thankful my parents are still alive and moved closer to us when they retired instead of heading south like most sane people would do.  I am super thankful my mom is doing Thanksgiving. Less stress for me this week. I am thankful for the good friends I have. I am thankful I get to take some time to be creative each week. I think that my daughters will carry that on. Both of them love to create and do art projects. I am jealous that both of them are able to draw well. My stick figures just don't compare, so I am also thankful for all of the great stamps Stampin' up! makes, so I don't have to actually draw. 

I am thankful that Freshly Made Sketches has such great sketches each week!  This week's challenge is no exception.

Here is my take on the sketch:


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Seasonally Scattered
Cardstock- Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Designer Series Paper-All is Calm
Ink -Lost Lagoon
Other-Lost Lagoon 3/8 taffeta ribbon, Rhinestone basic jewels

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #162- a sketch by Kim

I had to do some traveling for work recently. I can't complain too much though, as I got to go to Florida. Since we are having really unseasonably cold weather in Minnesota, it was a nice trip to take. I did miss out on the past few challenges, so I was glad to find some time today to participate in this week's Freshly Made Sketches. 

Here is my take on the sketch:

This is a fitting card, since we already have more snow than we should in November. Insert big, big frownie face here. 

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Wintertime, Letterpress Winter
Cardstock-  Whisper White, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper-All is Calm
Ink -Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Other- All is calm snowflake embellishments, Island Indigo baker's twine (retired)