Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200th Celebration!

Hello stamping friends! Today marks an amazing milestone! Way back (Sept. 7, 2011) I decided to start my 2nd challenge blog and I called it "Freshly Made Sketches". 

Never did I imagine that it would last for as long as it has and I never thought it would become so popular. The design team then, now and in between have been all so talented and wonderful! A couple of years ago I stepped down from "running" the challenge and the multi-talented Jennifer Mitchell and Jennifer Timko took over! They have done a fabulous job of building the challenge and making it into one of my favourite challenge blogs out there! Thank you ladies!!

Jennifer Timko managed to organize all these sponsors! Even Stampin' Up has jumped in!! Thank you so much, Jennifer for all of your hard work with organizing this amazing day!!!

The 200th Sketch is a cool one! SO many possibilities and so much potential! I decided to ink up an Altenew Stamp set that I love called Vintage Roses. My flowers are stamped in Stampin' Up ink using Crisp Cantaloupe, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango and Peach Parfait! The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Gumball Green. I stamped the flower images first and then using the sentiment that came with the set, stamped the bottom half of my card. Then I used some gold dot washi and twine to accent the divide. The butterfly was punched out of vellum and I added some pearls.

I hope you will join in at Freshly Made Sketches and support the team with their wonderful work! There are so many prizes to be won!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Susan!

Today is Susan McShirley's birthday and the design team for SRM is having a birthday blog hop for her! 

If you are here, you should have arrived from Juliana Michaels' blog! 

I made a clean and simple card using a new die from SRM and a cute stamp set from SRM designed by Jane's Doodles called Eat Cake

Happy Birthday dear Susan! 

I am so happy to call you a friend and I appreciate your positive and kind spirit! Hugs!

To continue on with the hop, we sure to visit Cathy Harper.

Monday, July 27, 2015

SRM Stickers-Thank you Teacher

Today I am sharing a "Thank You" Teacher/Welcome Back to School Project over at the SRM blog! 

Please click HERE to visit the blog to see what I have created. 
Hope you can stop by!

Monday, July 20, 2015

SRM Stickers {Make a Wish}-Say it with Stickers/Birthday

Today I am excited to share my first projects as a design team member for SRM! 

Please click HERE to visit the blog to see what I have created. 
Hope you can stop by!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Blog Look "Winner"

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for all of the well wishes about my new blog look! I really appreciate it! the winner of the goodies is...Karen Day!!!

Here is what Karen said:

Gorgeous new look, Lesley! I hope you're enjoying your summer so far... looking forward to seeing all of your crafty creations :o)

Thank you so much, Karen! Please email me your snail mail address and I will be sure to get some crafting goodies out to you!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Viva la Verve {Layered Birthday}

Today I am sharing a card I made for the current Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge. I had fun digging through some papers and adding lots of layers. Not my best card. I decided to stamp the sentiment in Deep Coral...I love that colour. Just look at my blog! Ha!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches & Colour Me

Made this card using the current sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the colours at Colour Me.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Playing with Copics and a few Apps

Tonight I had the chance to play with some stamps from Altenew and my Copic markers. Just colouring and playing for fun. I've been trying to blog using my cell phone. I am using the blogging app that I found online. It's kind of cool but I can't figure out how to center my photos. It's fun to try something new! I am editing my photos using Instagram and adding a watermark using A Beautiful Mess.