Sunday, September 24, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #306- a sketch by Jen M.

It's been close to 90 degrees for the past 3-4 days in Minnesota, so why not do a Christmas card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Honestly, the first day of Autumn arrives and it's hotter than it was most of the summer. Nice excuse to stay indoors and make cards!



Here is my take on the sketch: 


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Carols of Christmas, Holly Berry Happiness
Cardstock- Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Designer Series Paper- Be Merry DSP
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, Cherry Cobbler
Other-Holly Berry Builder punch


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #305- a sketch by Amy

My daughter started looking for Halloween costumes this weekend, so that inspired me to make a Halloween card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.



Here is my take on the sketch:


If you are not into making Halloween cards, the bat can be switched out for a Pumpkin Pie flower to make any other type of card.


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Spooky Cat
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper- Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink
Other-Home Sweet Home Thinlets

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #304- a sketch by Narelle

I saw some gorgeous sunflowers the other day, which inspired my card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.



Here is my take on the sketch: 


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Soft Sayings
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper- Painted Autumn DSP
Ink - Early Espresso
Other-Layering Circles Framelits, Eastern Medallions thinlits, Leaflets Framelits, 3/8 Mini Chevron Ribbon


Sunday, August 27, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch! #236

It's hard to think of doing Christmas Cards in August already, but I immediately thought of a Christmas tree when I saw the sketch for CAS(E) this sketch! #236. I love the layered look of this tree!



Here is my take on the sketch: 


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Season Like Christmas
Cardstock- Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red
Designer Series Paper- Quilted Christmas 6x6 DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, Real Red
Other-


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fab Friday #119

I was going to play with some of my goodies from my Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday catalog preorder, but I thought this sentiment from Big on Birthdays would work well for the Fab Friday 119 sketch.






Here is my take on the sketch:



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Big on Birthdays
Cardstock- Whisper White, Berry Burst, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper- 
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink
Other-1" circle punch, Basics Pack 1 washi tape


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #299- a sketch by Kim

I don't often do cards that don't have any stamping on them, but I thought this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge didn't need it.



Here is my take on the sketch: 



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Berry Burst
Designer Series Paper- Naturally Eclectic
Ink -
Other-Happy Birthday Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #297- a sketch by Jen M.

I wanted to do a sympathy card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I thought the paper from Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper sort of resembled raindrops and would work well for a sympathy card. 



Here is my take on the sketch: 




Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Better Together, Watercolor Wings
Cardstock- Whisper White, Emerald Envy
Designer Series Paper- Naturally Eclectic
Ink -Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy


 

Fab Friday #117

I was determined to use a pink and gray combo for a card today. I tried multiple designs, but didn't like anything. I tired the sketch for Fab Friday #117 and voila!



Here is my take on the sketch: 



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Sorry for Everything, Watercolor Words
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Gray, Powder Pink
Designer Series Paper- 
Ink -Basic Gray, Powder Pink
Other-


 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches # 296- a sketch by Jen T

For some reason, I always assume that I have Stampin' Up's! Definitely Dahlia background stamp. I'll go to use it and I don't have it. I finally ordered it. I just got it today, so I thought it'd be great for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  







Here is my take on the sketch:


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Definitely Dahlia, Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst
Designer Series Paper- 
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, Berry Burst
Other-


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #295- a sketch by Narelle

I think the new Stampin' Up! daisy punch is my new go to flower. I love daisies anyway, but it makes such gorgeous flowers! I used it for this week's Freshly Made Sketches without any stamping, and it looks great that way too!



Here is my take on the sketch: 


Unfortunately, the Night of Navy square looks almost black. I don't know if that lighting or because the DSP is a bit lighter than the cardstock. Oh well!

Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Eastern Beauty
Cardstock- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Designer Series Paper- Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, Night of Navy
Other-Daisy punch, 3/4" circle punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,


 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #294- a sketch by Amy

I wanted to go really simple for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge and. I sure did. Sometimes, it's just got to be a quick card. It took me longer to figure out my color scheme than it did to actually make the card!



Here is my take on the sketch:


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock- Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper-
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum (stamped off)
Other-Rhinestone Basic jewels

Sunday, June 18, 2017

CAS(E) this sketch! #226

I just got the Beautiful Bouquet bundle and could not wait to use it. I thought the sketch for CAS(E) this sketch! #226 was perfect for this set.



Here is my take on the sketch:



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets:Beautiful Bouquet
Cardstock- Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper-
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
Other-Bouquet Bunch Framelits, 1/8 sheer ribbon


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Fab Friday #113

I've been wanting to use the new Daisy Delight set from the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalog. I thought the Fab Friday challenge had the perfect sketch for it. 



Here is my take on the sketch:


To get a leaf large enough for the daisy, I ended up using the large piece form the Bow Builder punch and cutting off one of the squared ends. Voila, perfect leaf shape!


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Daisy Delight
Cardstock- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper- Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink, Daffodil Delight
Other-Daisy punch, Bow Builder punch, Banner Triple punch, Linen Thread, Gold Faceted Gems


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #289- a sketch by Linda

One of my favorite things about a new Stampin' Up! annual catalog is a new set of In Colors. I have to admit the new Lemon Lime Twist is not one of my favorite of the bunch, but I do like how it pairs with Basic Black. I tried it out for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.



Here is my take on the sketch: 



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Colorful Seasons
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Designer Series Paper-
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Ink
Other-Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Rhinestones Basic Jewels


 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #288- a sketch by Jen M.

The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper is another thing I will miss when the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 catalog retires at the end of this month. Luckily, the Fresh Florals DSP in the new catalog is very similar and in all the new, fun In Colors. I do love the crisp Night of Navy and white in the Floral Boutique DSP and thought it would work well for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.



Here is my take on the sketch: 


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Big on Birthdays, Flower Shop
Cardstock- Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Designer Series Paper- Floral Boutique
Ink -Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Other-Blossom Builder punch, Large Rhinestones (retired)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #287- a sketch by Jen T.

I am really going to miss the Balloon Adventures stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog when it retires at the end of this month. It's an all ages, all genders kind of a stamp set. I used it for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge. 



Here is my take on the sketch: 



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Balloon Adventures
Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper- 
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, 
Other- Balloon Bouquet punch


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #286- a sketch by Narelle

One of my daughters was ill today, so I got to leave work early today. I was able to sneak in some card making time for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge while she was resting. 


Here is my take on the sketch:



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Shake and Celebrate (retired)
Cardstock- Whisper White, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon
Designer Series Paper- Neutrals and 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Other-Layering Circles Framelits, Eastern Medallions thinlets, Leaflets Framelets, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing folder