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Freshly Made Sketches #338

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FMS338 by Jen Timko | Layering Leaves Dies by Concord and 9th, Posie Fill In Dies by Concord and 9th, Shaker Card, Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink PoshHappy Freshly Made Sketches day!  I have been running around getting end of school year things done but I was happy to take a break and enjoy this fun sketch by the lovely Kim Singdahlsen.  The trio is going to help inspire some great cards this week!

For me, I knew I wanted to use this long leaf die (Layering Leaves) by Concord and 9th.  It is perfect, don’t you think?  I also just got the pack of new colors from Stampin’ Up (they are doing a whole color revamp and the new colors are fresh and fun!).  I chose Gray Granite for the card.  It is less steely and blue than Smokey Slate and it has moved right to the top of my favorite neutral colors.  I cut the leaves out and then created a shaker card.  I put the acetate behind the cut outs, then glued the die cuts back on top of the acetate piece.  Sparkling Clear Sequins are the perfect filler for the windows (I did debate a bright color but settled on the shimmer of these).  For my sentiment panel in the sketch, I used the die cut FRIEND from the Posie Fill In Die set cut from Thick Whisper White.  After cutting them out, I laid them back in the negative and added the foam tape behind the letters.  Then just attacked it to the card that way.  Helped keep the word all lined up.  Nice and clean and even ok for a masculine card.  Always need some of those in my stash!

I hope you are having a great week.  Back to crafting today.  Working to get ahead for some fun things coming up.  Until next time, make sure you pop over to visit the design team’s work.  Amazing as always!  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Gray Granite (SU); Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th), Posie Fill In Dies (Concord and 9th), Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals, Acetate Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #336

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FMS336 by Jen Timko | Monogram J Stamp by Concord and 9th, Monogram Dies by Concord and 9th, Distress Oxide InkThis is my first post of the day. I’ll be up a bit later with a card for the Newton’s Nook Designs blog and in support of Layton’s Legacy.

I do love my Wednesdays because it is Freshly Made Sketches day!  And today we have a fabulous sketch by Jen Mitchell.  Jen creates the most remarkable cards and also happens to be just an amazing person.  No surprise that she has created a fun sketch for the week!

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew that I was going to use my brand new Monogram J stamp from Concord and 9th.  When faced with a whole alphabet of choices, I chose the J and the T.  Hmmm…..  I inked the J up with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink and then filled in the flowers and leaves with Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Peeled Paint Oxide Inks.  I cut out the panel with the coordinating dies and then cut another panel of the same size using some Color Theory paper (SU).  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set and used the banner die from the die set to cut it out.  I can’t wait to play with more color varieties and ink styles on this stamp!!

Well, since more is coming in just a bit, I’ll sign off for now.  Make sure you go visit the FMS blog and I hope you will join us this week.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Monogram J (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes (SU), Color Theory Paper Stack (SU); Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Broken China) ; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Monogram Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #334

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FMS334 by Jen Timko | Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord and 9th, Beautiful Branches Stamp Set by Concord and 9thI’ve been catching up after all the posts last week.  Hope you have been having a nice few days!  I have been working…I consider it my quest to fly around the country looking for spring.  I have found a few glimpses.  I don’t mean to seem obsessed but seriously, it is time for spring to arrive and stay!  We have a great sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches from the lovely Amy O’Neill.  I love all the options!

I started with this gorgeous sentiment pairing from the Hello Lovely stamp set (Concord and 9th).  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I chose the little cherry blossom style flowers from the Beautiful Branches stamp set (Concord and 9th) and stamped them using Altenew’s Coral Berry Ink.  Then I heat embossed with clear powder.  I added the stamens of the flowers in black in and heat embossed with clear again.  The flowers are a bit bolder than what I had in mind to start (my tree had pretty pale pink flowers) but I was happy with the colors once I was done.  I found some retired card stock to match the ink for the sketch panel behind the images.

I’m also entering this in the Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge.  So glad you stopped in today.  The team at FMS has created such fun interpretations of the sketch.  Also, make sure you say a special thank you to Tracey McNeely for being an awesome guest!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamps: Beautiful Branches (Concord and 9th), Hello Lovely (Concord and 9th); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Watermelon Wonder (SU retired), Fog Gray (Simon Says Stamp); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Coral Berry (Altenew); Accessories: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder (SU), Misti, Basic Pearls (SU), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #333

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(Note:  This is my first post of the day.  If you are looking for the Newton’s Nook Designs Release day 3 post, you can find it HERE.)FMS333 by Jen Timko | Posie Fill-In Stamp and Dies by Concord and 9th, Wonky Stitched Rectangles Die by MFT StampsIt is a busy week and I have two cards for today.  First up is this one for Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia is our sketch hostess this week and she created a sketch that I fell instantly in love with!  Per the usual, when I saw the circles I thought flowers.  After seeing the Where Creativity Meets C9 theme for this month, I knew it flowers were meant to be.  So I grabbed these amazing Concord and 9th flowers from the Posie Fill-In set that worked perfectly!

I stamped the outlines with Momento Tuxedo Black ink first.  Then I used the fill in stamps with Lawn Fawn ink in Cilantro (the leaves), Raspberry and Sugar Plum.  I added the flower centers and then cut out all the images using the coordinating dies.  The sentiment comes from the same set…perfect for “just because” cards.  I used a Wonky Stitches Rectangle to add a bit more detail to the card.

Hope you like this sketch and will have some time to play along.  As always, the design team has fantastic inspiration for you.  Back in a few with today’s reveal from Newton’s Nook Designs.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Posie Fill-In (Concord and 9th); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU); Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Lawn Fawn; Accessories: Big Shot, Posie Fill-In Dies (Concord and 9th), Misti, Mini Dimensionals

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Thanks a Bunch

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Thanks a Bunch by Jen Timko | Posie Fill In Stamps and Dies by Concord and 9th, C9Happy weekend!!  Just a fun extra post to show you a great new set from Concord and 9th called the Posie Fill-In.  I was lucky enough to get this from my Stamping Away retreat and could not wait to use it.  I stamped the background using Versafine Onyx Black and then added in the different elements with Altenew inks.  The flowers were all stamped and cut with the coordinating dies.  Such a sweet way to make a fun card and there are so many options!!

Now back to your regularly schedule browsing.  I’m off to watch some soccer today!!  WOOHOO!!  Until next time, have a great day!  And to Concord and 9th….THANKS A BUNCH for this awesome bundle!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp: Posie Fill-In Bundle (Concord and 9th); Paper: Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black (SU); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pocketful of Sunshine Cubes (Altenew), Green Fields Cubes (Altenew), Deep Blue Sea Cubes (Altenew); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Posie Fill-In Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #301

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FMS301 by Jen Timko | Poinsettia Stamp by Simon Says Stamp, O Christmas Tree Stamp by Concord and 9th, Copic ColoringThis is my first post for today (my second, for the August release from NND will be up shortly following).  After an amazing week of inspiration and celebration from Freshly Made Sketches, we are on our way to the next 300 sketches this week.  The sketch hostess is our lovely friend Jen Brum and she has a unique angled sketch for us this week.  I’m in love!!

I chose to make another Christmas card since I’m starting to get the holiday card making buzz.  What better image than this beautiful flower from the Poinsettia stamp by Simon Says Stamp?  I’m taking another Copic coloring class this Friday (YAY!!!) and I thought I should probably put in a little practice before going.  So out came my reds and off to coloring I went.  I added in some leaves from the set for another pop of color and then made the rest using Vanilla and Black. Yes, Vanilla.  Because Stampin’ Up has a new Thick Vanilla card stock that is amazing!!!!  And it works beautifully for Copic coloring!!  I chose this sentiment from Concord and 9th since I thought it was a nice fit on the angle and then added some sequins in black.  This patterned paper is retired from Stampin’ Up (I have huge stash of black and vanilla papers that I think will finally get the love they deserve!).

I hope you have a great time with this sketch!  The team has provided their always spectacular inspiration so check out their work!  Thanks so much for stopping in.  So glad to see you!


Stamp:  Poinsettia (Simon Says Stamp), O Christmas Tree (Concord and 9th); Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla(SU), Basic Black (SU), Typeset Specialty DSP (SU Retired); Ink:  , Momento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Markers; Accessories: Metallic Sequins (SU), Misti

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From Me to You

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From Me to You by Jen Timko | Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord & 9th, O Christmas Tree Stamp by Concord & 9th, Petal Point Pigment Ink by Clear SnapI had some time to just stamp last week and I wanted to join in the April Challenge from Where Creativity Meets C9.  Their theme this month is One Layer.  Sounded right up my alley!  With a one layer card the whole focus falls to the image so I choose the beautiful Hello Lovely stamp by Concord & 9th.  I really do love it!

Once I had the stamp chosen, the fun was in the colors.  I used a light gray card stock and this gorgeous purple pigment ink.  It happens to be a sneak peek of a new release coming soon from Clear Snap.  Pretty, isn’t it?!  The nice part about pigment ink is the strength of color and how it embosses.  I just heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  All the work here is done by the great image and the ink!From Me to You by Jen Timko - CloseupThe sentiment for this comes from a holiday set (also C9), O Christmas Tree.  I love when sets have purposes beyond the holiday!  After cutting the panel with a stitched rectangles die, I thought the card needed just a little more.  I recently won some beautiful sequins from 28 Lilac Lane (designed by May Flaum) and the Mixed Berry set went perfectly with the ink.  I added a few just to give an extra something to the card.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th), O Christmas Tree (Concord & 9th) ; Ink:  Clearsnap Petal Point Pigment; Paper:  Smoky Slate (SU); Accessories:  Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Mixed Berry Sequins (28 Lilac Lane)

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Freshly Made Sketches #278

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FMS278 by Jen Timko | Marvelous Mehndi by Uniko, Hello Lovely by Concord & 9th, Distress Ink, SpongingToday is Freshly Made Sketches day!!  Always the most inspirational day of the week!  My friend, the amazing Jen Mitchell is our sketch designer this week and I love this one.  A lot!

I have had this gorgeous image from Uniko for a while but I needed just the right inspiration for it.  I thought this sketch was exactly right to show it off.  I heat embossed it (Versamark and White embossing powder) first and then sponged it using Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed.  I cut the panel using Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp.  Next I created another panel with sponging for the layer behind.  And finally, I added this sentiment from Concord & 9th and sponged again.  The gorgeous details of the image get to be the star of the show with the sponging!  And this came together pretty quickly…which is amazing since it looks artsy and hard.  Nope!  Totally easy and fun!

So I know you’ll love this sketch too and I am completely sure that the team will inspire you with their stunning work.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Marvelous Mehndi (Uniko), Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th) ; Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Mustard SeedRipe PersimmonPicked Raspberry); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU); Accessories:  Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Furniture, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies

Freshly Made Sketches #273

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Jen Timko - FMS273 | Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Pumpkin Sentiment (Stampin' Up)My favorite stamping day of the week is here!  Happy Wednesday to you!  I’m so excited to share this week’s sketch by coloring genius Karren Johnson.  Her split panel concept is so fun and can lead to so many great ideas!

So I’m hoping that I didn’t stretch too far from the sketch but I really tried to make my watercolor ombré layer into three distinctive sections.  I used the beautiful Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to create the colors.  I started with a light wash and then went back and layered on more ink.  The heart is really one of the leaves from the Layering Leaves Die Set (Concord & 9th) and I just snipped the stem off to turn it into a heart.  I colored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Wine Red Zig pen and washed it out a bit with water.  Then I die cut with the leaf.  So pretty!  Finally, after some debate, I chose a sentiment.  You see…I need a birthday card for my dear husband and I think this might hit the right masculine note (well, at least it isn’t a flower, haha!).  I love that the Moon Rock ink from Altenew is a nice match to the distress ink on the panel with crisper stamping.  The sentiment itself is from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  While the kit is an adorable Valentine’s 3-d set, the sentiments are going to be in your go-to list for a while.  I love this font and this says it all!

I know the gallery will be full of inspiration this week.  The design team has some amazing work already there for you to enjoy.  Hope to see your take on the sketch!  I’ll be back on Saturday with a fun hop that you are going to love.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Paper Pumpkin January ; Ink: Altenew (Moon Rock), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke), Zig Clean Color 48 Pack (Wine Red); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock; Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Leaves Dies (Concord and 9th)

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Freshly Made Sketches #271 and The Card Concept #65

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Jen Timko - Hello Lovely Stamp Set by Concord & 9th - FMS271, CC#65Since it is release week for Newton’s Nook, please bear with me as I combine the two challenges from Freshly Made Sketches and The Card Concept this week.  The sketch from the kind and amazing Cindy Hall seemed perfect to with the inspiration piece!

I came back to this gorgeous set from Concord & 9th called Hello Lovely because I really, really wanted to use this sentiment for the sketch.  They seemed perfect for each other!  I stamped using Versafine Black ink to ensure a crisp look.  The two words are actually separate stamps and can be used in multiple ways (one of the things that drew me to the set) and then there is the flower.  You may remember the flower from my last card for The Card Concept and it really is a full card size.  But how wonderful that you can use a small portion of it too!  I used the colors from the inspiration piece (orange, pink and gray) and I love how quick it was to create this pretty watercolor look.  The image panel and the base are Shimmery White Card Stock (SU).  This paper really does take ink well and is beautiful with a light coloring hand…nevermind the subtle shimmer which is so pretty in person.  I added a layer of Tangerine Tango and colored some Basic Pearls with a black Sharpie marker to mimc the speckles from the image and add a little more dimension.

I know you have been getting tons of posts from me this week and I hope you have enjoyed my projects.  This is my first post of the day and you will see the next in the January Release from Newton’s Nook Designs in just a bit.  The FMS and Card Concept design teams have created marvelous projects for our challenges this week and I hope you will join us for both.  Thanks for stopping in.  See you soon!


Stamps:  Hello Lovely (Concord & 9th); Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, WPlus9 Black Dye, Zig Clean Color Pens; Paper: Shimmery White (SU), Tangerine Tango; Accessories:  Misti, Glue Dots, Zig BrusH2O, Basic Pearls, Black Sharpie Marker

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