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

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #285- a sketch by Amy

Hopefully, we'll be seeing some real dragonflies soon, but until then, Dragonfly Dreams will have to do. For this week's Freshly Made Sketches, I stamped the dragonfly with Smoky Slate and used the Wink of Stella on the wings to simulate their shiny wings. I really wish Wink of Stella would show up in a photo!!



Here is my take on the sketch: 




Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock- Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Perfect Plum
Designer Series Paper- 
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Smoky Slate
Other- Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets, Layering Circles Framelits, Clear Wink of Stella, Delicate Dots embossing folder (retired)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #284- a sketch by Karren

When the 2015-2017 In Colors came out, I thought Delightful Dijon was a drab color. It definitely grew on me and I have used it frequently on projects over the past 2 years. I will be sad to see it go. I used it again for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge.



Here is my take on the sketch: 


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Papillon Potpourri, Garden in Bloom, Watercolor Words
Cardstock- Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon
Designer Series Paper-  2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Delightful Dijon, Always Artichoke
Other-Elegant Butterfly punch, Large Rhinestones (retired)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Retiring...

Penned & Painted is one of the sets retiring at the end of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! annual catalog. I've had it for a long time, but haven't used it yet, so no time like the present!



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Penned &Painted, Rose Wonder
Cardstock- Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper- 
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Other- 

Freshly Made Sketches #283- a sketch by Jen B.

It is a beautiful, sunny Easter day in Minnesota. I was lucky to sneak in some time for card making today for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge. It has been a very busy few weeks, with little time for creating!😟






I'll be honest, I have a lot of difficulty with uneven layers. They never seem to work out right for me, but I gave it a try this week anyway.

Here is my take on the sketch:


It was hard to capture, but there is Wink of Stella over the entire flower. It pops a lot better in person.


Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: So in Love
Cardstock- Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Designer Series Paper- Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
Ink - Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad, Blushing Bride
Other- Wink of Stella

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sale-a-bration card

I am digging on the Reverse Words set from Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration flyer, so I made a card with it and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper. Each one can be free with a $50 purchase!



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Reverse Words
Cardstock- Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Designer Series Paper- Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Ink - Smoky Slate
Other- Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Freshly Made Sketches #279- a sketch by Rita

I thought one of the stamps in the Big on Birthdays set would be perfect for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I just had to figure out my color scheme, so I went with one of my favorites, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. They are bold and bright and seemed to fit with the bold, bright saying.



Here is my take on the sketch:



Stampin' up! supplies used: 
Stamp sets: Big on Birthdays, February 2017 Many Happy Birthdays Paper Pumpkin kit
Cardstock- Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Designer Series Paper- Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink - Night of Navy
Other- Banner punch (retired)