Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #487

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #487!


I love the layered panels in Jennifer Timko's fabulous sketch! I took advantage of the slimline length to join two Spellbinders Birds on a Wire dies and color them in a rainbow.




Simple MFT Brushstroke Greetings dies finish the card.




Check out the fabulous Clean Team cards at Freshly Made Sketches and join in the fun this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #486

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #486!

I have the privilege of creating the sketch this week and went with one of my favorite design elements: a simple curved edge. For full disclosure, my sketch was heavily influenced by the Poppystamps Tall Curve Border die that has been sitting on my desk for a while. 




Both the curved edge panel and PTI Christmas Cheer sentiment are cut from shimmer cardstock. The Poppystamps Tall Border Snowflake die and a few smaller snowflakes are cut from Lawn Fawn Sparkle Pixie Dust paper.

The border dies are layered and popped up on a white panel before the sentiment is placed. The shimmer and sparkle are so pretty in real life and so hard to capture in a photo.



I am so excited to see how you use the sketch and whether you go big or small with your sentiments this week! Check out the fabulous Clean Team designs at Freshly Made Sketches and play along with us this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #485

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #485!


It has been ages since I've needed a wedding card but we have two coming up in the next 6 weeks. This card really took on a life of its own as the original plan slowly changed in every which way except for the vertical banner. Dies, sentiments and designer papers were arranged and rearranged over a couple days before I finally made a commitment.




The PTI Penned Elegance sentiment is heat embossed on the PTI heart die and popped up over the MFT Fishtail Flag die cuts. A smaller banner is created with ancient PTI Banner Builders dies - I love the little banner toppers!

The hearts joining the banners are cut from the Memory Box Heat Wave die and all a slightly different shape and size, adding a touch a whimsy to the design.



I hope you check out the fabulous Clean Team designs at Freshly Made Sketches and join in the fun this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, May 11, 2021

CASology Challenge #390

 Welcome to CASology Challenge #390!



I really can't wait to see what you do with the cue word for this challenge! With all the flowers blooming outside this time of year, I plucked a sweet Penny Black Bashful Flower die from my stash and cut it from white card stock.




It is paired with a bright sunshine yellow panel and heat embossed Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings sentiment. 



The design team has some clever takes on the cue word!


Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: C├ęcile!
 
We are looking forward to seeing how OUTSIDE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! This is a two week challenge, so you have until 9 AM Monday, May 24th (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches #484

 Welcome to Freshly Made Sketches #484!


I love that Clean Team Designer Amy O'Neill created a sketch with the idea of a favorite die cut taking center stage! I have a few favorites, but after spending time last week repotting our olive grove, I knew I was going to do something with this sweet Memory Box Small Olive Branch die.




The PTI Choose Joy sentiment is masked to allow for the two color stamping and the die cut colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment panel is popped up over a soft gray stamped Concord & 9th Tree Ring background.




My husband always dreamed of having an olive grove and ours started with a single plant from Trader Joe's that gave us a single olive to harvest last year. When I saw the olive trees (shrubs?) in the store again  I filled my cart and we have high hopes for a bigger harvest.


  



I hope you check out the Clean Team designs and play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie