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Freshly Made Sketches #313

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FMS313 by Jen Timko | Cheers to the Year Stamp by Stampin' Up, Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' UpAnother week has flown by and we are back to Wednesday and Freshly Made Sketches day!  I keep feeling like the holidays are sneaking right up on me.  I decided I needed to get a bit more serious on my Christmas card production and thought it would be good to create some that are easy to reproduce.  Karren Johnson‘s sketch this week to the rescue!

I pulled out this pretty set called Cheers to the Year by Stampin’ Up.  Lovely snowflakes!  I stamped them in Smokey Slate and Dapper Denim inks (SU).  Pretty combination for sure!  After some debate, I realized I had just the right sentiment for the job from the October Paper Pumpkin kit (Stampin’ Up) and it fit the space perfectly.  The nature of the kits means that the images and sentiments are on trend and I really love this one!  I thought it might need a little something extra so I added some Basic Pearls then popped it onto a Basic Gray card base.  I think the assembly line is getting ready to get moving on this one!

I hope you are having a good week.  The design team has created a lovely variety of cards with this fun sketch and I think it is one you will have fun with too.  Hope you’ll have time to play along!  I will be back on Friday with the latest from Fancy Friday.  Until then, I hope you have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Cheers to the Year (SU), Paper Pumpkin Oct 17 Sentiment; Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Gray (SU); Ink:  Smokey Slate, Dapper Denim; Accessories: Misti, Basic Pearls

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Freshly Made Sketches #312

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FMS312 by Jen Timko | Snow Globe Scenes Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs, Merry Tags Dies by Stampin' UpHappy Wednesday!  I get to share the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches with you today.  This one comes courtesy of the lovely and talented Cécile Ribon.  It is such fun and really unique…just like Cécile!

I pulled out this retired little ornament die (Merry Tags Thinlits).  It is hard to tell from the picture but I used Shimmery White card stock there is a bit of extra sparkle.  I used some gold washi tape to create the angled “panel” from the sketch and then pulled out a sentiment from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set by Newton’s Nook.  It is gold embossed for shine.  Now as I’m posting this, I realize the sentiment is not placed per the sketch.  Sigh….  Hopefully Cécile will be patient with my oversight.  *smile*  I added some gold twine to follow the monochromatic theme.

I hope you like this fun little card and will join us this week.  The design team has created their usual plethora of inspiration and you are sure to fall in love with their cards!  Hope you have an amazing day.  See you soon!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Snow Globe Scenes (Newton’s Nook Designs); Paper:  Shimmery White (SU); Ink:  Versamark; Accessories: Misti, Heat Tool, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Big Shot, Merry Tags Thinlits (SU retired), Gold Twine, Mini Dimensionals, Gold Washi Tape (SU retired)

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Freshly Made Sketches #311

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FMS311 by Jen Timko | Snow Much Fun Stamp Set by Stampin' Up, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Zig Clean Color PensSo you know when you are stuck for stamping mojo and you need to pull out an old favorite??  Yeah…that was me for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card.  Not really sure why I struggled since this sketch is fabulous, but some days are like that.  The lovely Jennifer Brum gave us one that can be used in so many variations.  And oh, did I note a circle??  Jen is notoriously intimidated by circles so a big shout out for her crafty courage!  (Love ya’, Jen!!)

Do you remember this stamp set from Stampin’ Up?  It is called Snow Much Fun and I love the little snowmen in the set.  I chose this fellow and did some quick coloring with Zig Clean Color Pens.  I did hand draw in the line for his hill so that he wasn’t standing in space.  I was super happy to have some coloring time and then realized that my sentiment just wasn’t going to fit on a circle.  Sigh.  Well, I’m going with the “any shape” concept on the sketch and added it on a rectangle instead.  I chose a print from the Be Merry DSP (main catty, SU).

Tomorrow I get to be a part of a super fun month long event by Tracey McNeely, her 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017.  See you then!

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Snow Much Fun (SU, Ret); Paper:  Fabriano Extra White Watercolor, Cherry Cobbler (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Zig Clean Color Pens; Accessories: Misti, Zig BrusH2O

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Freshly Made Sketches #310

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FMS310 by Jen Timko | Be Merry Stamp Set and Dies by WPlus9, Be Merry DSP by Stampin' Up, Copic ColoringHappy Wednesday!!  We have a fabulous new sketch for you at Freshly Made Sketches.  The incredible Kim Singdahlsen is our sketch hostess this week and you are just going to fall in love!

It seems that traditional colors are the way I’m leaning this year on my Christmas cards.  I remain obsessed with this Be Merry DSP from Stampin’ Up and I added on this speckled woodgrain print from Coffee Break DSP (also SU).  I think the prints work really well together!  I kept this pretty simple and used one of my go-to Christmas sentiments from the Be Merry Stamp Set by WPlus9.  The little flower and holly leaves are from the same set and I did some quick Copic coloring.  The sentiment is from the Be Merry Stamp Set from WPlus9 and it is one of my favorites again this year.  It is stamped in Early Espresso ink to match the woodgrain paper.  To create all the rectangles, I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies by Simon Says Stamp.

I’m trying to get a little more serious about my holiday cards so I think you can expect to see more of those in the upcoming weeks.  Make sure you stop over to say hi to the team at Freshly Made Sketches.  They have created wonderful projects this week!  Thanks for stopping in today.  See you soon.

Supplies (affiliate links included):

Stamp:  Be Merry (WPlus9); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Be Merry DSP (SU), Coffee Break DSP (SU); Ink:  Early Espresso (SU); Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Basic Pearls (SU)

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Freshly Made Sketches #307

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FMS307 by Jen Timko | Autumn Leaves Dies by Newton's Nook Designs, Stitched Shapes Framelits by Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz Oxide Inks, Paper Pumpkin, Wood Textures DSP by Stampin' UpHappy Wednesday to you!  I took a little bit of a break last week to catch up on home things and to even clean my stamp room.  Seriously, it was out of control and I needed to reorganize before I could work in there anymore.  I’m sure you have been there!

I’m the sketch hostess this week over at Freshly Made Sketches and I wanted to make a sketch that could be interpreted in a few different ways.  I chose to go with it “as is” and made a little frame using my Stitched Shapes Framelits.  If you follow the Newton’s Nook Designs newsletter, you saw how I created these leaves for yesterday’s “Designer’s Nook”.  They use the Autumn Leaves Dies and are so pretty!!  The background is the fabulous Wood Textures paper by Stampin’ Up (a go-to for fall, don’t you think?!).  I added a piece of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon as another layer of texture.  The sentiment strip was cut from the same paper that I used for the leaves (where I had splattered ink) and this stamp is from the July Paper Pumpkin.  Don’t forget how much those add to your sentiment repertoire!  I found a few sequins in coordinating colors so of course I had to throw them on!

I hope you enjoy this sketch.  The design team has tons of inspiration, as always, and I would love to see you in the gallery!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you soon!

Supplies:

Stamp:  July Paper Pumpkin Sentiment; Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures DSP (SU); Ink:  Early Espresso, Tim Holtz Oxide Ink; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Autumn Leaves Dies (Newton’s Nook Designs), 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (SU), Sequins (Honey Bee Stamps, Pretty Pink Posh)

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Freshly Made Sketches #304

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FMS304 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color TopsI’m working on continuing my coloring for The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge (running this month) and I thought this sweet little image from Power Poppy would be perfect for the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  Narelle Farrugia, who always created with the most beautiful details, designed this awesome sketch for us this week.  An instant classic!

I decided that this was another image that was great for the Chameleon Color Tops.  I looked at the coloring on coreopsis flowers and the blend from red to yellow was a natural for these cool pens.  I used the YO2 Mellow Yellow pen and infused with RD3 Vermillion.  Fun, right? The transition from red to yellow is just like the flowers.  I added a sentiment from the set too.  The image was cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies (SU).  The corrugated paper gives a little detail for the sketch and I added some jute twine.

Now, back to the coloring.  If you haven’t heard about the coloring challenge or have not yet joined in, consider it.  Kathy encourages just a little coloring every day.  Just for fun!  Every time I have participated, I have had such fun.  Creating just to create!  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Corrugated Paper (SU); Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Chameleon Pens, Chameleon Color Tops; Accessories: Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (SU), Twine (SU), Dimensionals

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Freshly Made Sketches #303

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FMS303 by Jen Timko | Happy Birds Stamp by WPlus9, Watercolor, Winsor and Newton PaintsHi everyone!  Sorry it has been a bit since I posted.  I needed a crafty break and had lots going on with my boys and work.  But I’m getting back to the craft room this week and will have lots for you in the upcoming weeks.  Today, I’m excited to join back in with the latest from Freshly Made Sketches.  Our host this week is the extraordinary Karren Johnson, queen of coloring.  And she has such a fun sketch this week.  One that allows for elements to be combined and all kinds of creativity.

After puttering around in my stamp room like I had no clue for a while, I finally settled on this set.  Something about these birds always make me happy!  Well, they are Happy Birds.  I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black on Bristol Smooth paper and then colored with my Winsor and Newton Watercolors.  Instead of a “real” panel, I painted on some stripes for the vertical elements.  Hopefully Karren forgives my loose interpretation of this part of the sketch.  I love the stitched dies with the stitched details of the stamps so that was my final touch.  I used the new Mini Dimensionals for attaching the bird and other little things.  I have to say that this new size from Stampin’ Up is a must have for your glue arsenal (and I know we are all collectors of just the right adhesives).

I think that like many in the US, I have been a little overwhelmed by what I am seeing in Texas.  Watercoloring yesterday was good for my soul.  Later today, I’ll be working on what I can do to help.  There are many good references on what is needed and reliable organizations who will have boots on the ground to help.  If you are not sure where to go, start here:  United Airlines Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  They have links to donate to vetted charities and you can even get a few frequent flyer miles for your donation.

Back to the stamp room for me and I’ll see you soon.  Thanks so much for stopping in today.  I hope you have a happy Wednesday.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Happy Birds (WPlus9); Paper:  Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Basic Black (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: Winsor and Newton Watercolors, Misti, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (SSS)

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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!

Supplies:

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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Freshly Made Sketches #300

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FMS300 by Jen Timko | Vibrant Thanks Stamp by Power Poppy, Floral Boutique DSP by Stampin' Up, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder by Stampin' UpSo today is a very special day for the whole team at Freshly Made Sketches.  We have hit another milestone and we are thrilled to celebrate!  Sketch #300!!  WOW!  I’m personally just in awe of the inspiration that all the players over the years have given.  I might be a little biased but this has been an amazing challenge from the very beginning.  And yes….I actually played along on Sketch #1.  I even got chosen as a Perfect Princess by my friend Linda (I knew I loved her, haha!!!).  Jen Mitchell, Linda Callahan and Rita Wright have been on the team since the beginning and we have had amazing stampers with us along the way.  What a privilege it is to work with people who are not only extraordinarily talented but also are simply incredible people!!

So that was my inspiration for today’s card.  The sentiment pretty much says it all (it is from the gorgeous new Vibrant Thanks by Power Poppy)!  Thanks to you, my blog readers, and to all who play along each week and keep this challenge fresh week after week.  I enjoy seeing your creations, and watching as you all grow in your crafting along with us.  After all, we are first and foremost enablers!  I used this beautiful paper from last year’s Stampin’ Up Catalog (this year’s catalog features a fresh version in the new In Colors).  I love how the leaves in the paper coordinate with the new Layered Leaves embossing folder so I combined them for the panels.  I added some Navy twine that I unravelled to give it a looser look.  I even lined the envelope with designer paper to make it extra special.

And I really tried to make this extra special since one of our players this week will win all the cards created by the team for this challenge.  I know.  And I already asked if I could enter again….  Apparently it would look suspicious if I won.  *smile*  I continue to be astonished at how different cards can be that are created from the same sketch and the design team has created a beautiful variety for you this week.  I very much hope you will have time to join us in our celebration.  Having a hard time not getting too “sappy” (as my kids call me) so I’ll leave it there.  I’ll see you in the gallery.

Supplies:

Stamp:  Vibrant Thanks (Power Poppy); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Floral Boutique DSP (SU); Ink:  Night of Navy; Accessories: Big Shot, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder (SU), Ovals Dies (SU ret), Night of Navy Twine (SU ret), Misti

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Freshly Made Sketches #299

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FMS299 by Jen Timko | Mini Thank You Stamp by Studio Katia, Tim Holtz Distress InkWhat is it about summer that seems to fly by?!  Another week has come and gone already.  I survived clothes shopping with the “back-to-school duo” and we are trying to fit in as much summer as we can over the next couple of weeks until school begins.  With that, I am back today with a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  The incredible Kim Singdahlsen has given us a unique and fantastic sketch that is sure to inspire you!  I just love it!!

While I first thought about using some pretty papers for the panels, I realized that I liked the idea of washi tape instead.  I found two from SU in my stash that have differing width stripes and I thought they would be great together.  I created a watercolor background using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then added the washi tape.  I stamped the gorgeous sentiment from Studio Katia in Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  A few little sequins to finish.  It kind of has a summer feel to it, don’t you think?  Fun, bright and a little bit of whimsy.

I hope you will have as much fun with this as I did.  Make sure you check out the work from the whole design team…always a treat!!  I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you my project for the joint collaboration between Newton’s Nook Designs and Xyron.  There is all kinds of fun happening at the NND blog so don’t miss out!  Until then, have a great day!

Supplies:

Stamp:  Mini Thank You (Studio Katia); Paper:  Thick Whisper White (SU), Basic Black (SU); Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink; Accessories: Washi Tape (SU), Metallic Sequins (SU), Heat Tool, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (SU), Misti

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