Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #358

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by. The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's fantastic. I had so much fun playing with it.  Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs.

My card featuring paper piecing today.  I decided I wanted to just play and piece my whole card, so I am letting my amazing Design Team show off DRS Design stamps while I indulge in other paper crafting mediums.


And is this not stinkin' cute!  Well, it really is.  I am using a piecing pattern Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings.  I got the design from the Silhouette Online Store, but her store features these adorable patterns that I'm sure will work on other popular electronic cutters.

The balloon and sentiment is also from a card kit that I got on the Silhouette Online store.  I enlarged the balloon so that is covered 2/3 of the base.  I embossed a panel with clouds embossing folder by Darice and then mounted this beyond words adorable birthday turtle over that.  I love this card and will be perfect for my cousin's grandson when his birthday rolls around.  Leo loves turtles!

I hope you enjoy looking at my card as much as I do.  Please join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, too.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #357

Hi friends! Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Patti.  It's a great sketch with so much design possibility.  Our challenge is sponsored by Oddball Art Co (Etsy).  These are great images for the eclectic and artsy palettes.  My card features Newsprint Flowers.


My card also features the Hero Arts Prayers (stamp and die) set available at Simon Says Stamp.  This is a benefit stamp set where 25% of the profits is donated to Lasting Hearts - a fundraiser to help parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage.

The base is a lovely navy blue.  I punched out my sentiment using the Word Window punch (SU!) and I also die cut the prayers.  I then embossed this panel using the chevron dots embossing folder.  I adhered the cream colored background to the base and then in-laid the sentiment (I didn't want the dots going through the words) and also in-laid the prayers die cut.  It was a little tedious to put the cream inside pieces, but overall, worth the effort.

Please join us over at the TMS blog to play along.  We'd love to see what you create!  Have a great Monday.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #356

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really easy one.  Simple elements that can be moved, rotated, flipped - whatever your creative heart desires.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  My card features Friendship Roses.  Now this image I sized down pretty small.  It loses a lot of detail.  It's quite lovely and could be a whole card front by itself.


I wanted a victorian feel to this card and I think the colors are perfect for that!  I pulled out some old paper from Basic Grey.  I already had the base made from another card that I didn't like very much.  So I pulled it apart and used it for this card.  I also had some key and lock pieces cut from a die sitting on my table so I decided they'd work nicely, too.  They didn't photograph well because they are cut from glitter cardstock and I didn't think to rotate the card a bit so that the glitter could catch the light.  Overall, I think I got the vintage feel, but next time, I'll keep the image larger.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please come join us and don't forget to visit the design team.

Hugs!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #355

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you'll have fun with this.

Our sponsor is this week is All Dressed Up and my card features their freebie butterfly image that can be found here on their blog.


I wasn't able to capture the sparkle on those butterflies - but they sure look pretty in real life.  My card features papers from the Cafe Mediterranean matstack, the circle dies are from Fun Stampers Journey and embellished simply with a stapler.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to join us!  We'd love to see you what you create.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Just playing around....

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  So the AC hasn't been working very well in the house and you all know I live in sunny FL.  So to say the least, we've been doing all we can to keep it cool - closing all the blinds, keeping unnecessary heat sources off (lights, oven, etc.) and so that has meant everyone in the house is rather sleepy.  So it was a perfect time for me to just take it low and slow on crafting anything.  This card literally took a several hours to complete because only a little bit would get done between one nap and the next!  LOL

Yesterday I was out running around getting some errands done and my wuz-band (definition: n. if you liked him, he's your husband, but you don't but you're not divorced yet) text me to ask I'd pick up a book light for him.  Well, I was right by Books A Million, so OK.  I also grabbed an issue of Cards & Papercraft magazine - inside was  mini stamp set by Altenew with matching dies.  This is what I came up with....


The card challenge at CAS-ual Fridays said to use flowers and the color challenge at Color Throwdown said to use kraft, green and cream.

My card features the Vintage Rose (build-a-rose) stamp set by Altenew, stencil I got on Blitsy, Old Paper Distress Stain, Hello die by Pink & Main.  The sentiment I cut out from Ivory Coast card stock and from kraft card stock.  I then layered the two slightly off so that it created a bit of a drop shadow.

This is a really simple card and would be an easy one to mass produce.  I also made my own stamp tool that is reminiscent of the MISTI tool - which I will never own (unless gifted to me).  The mini one alone is $50.  I could do a lot of damage with $50 then to spend it on just one tool.  Watch this video, and you'll see how you can make one yourself for under $8.  You can get the supplies here.

Thank you for your visit - I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #354

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The sketch is up at TMS and this one is by Debbie.  You're going to be thrilled to learn that Pink and Main is sponsoring us, too!  I know I am.

My card features Need Coffee and Hello Sweet stamp sets.


The card is white - but I couldn't get the picture to show it!  But I'm happy with how it turned out in real life!  I used the Need Coffee stamp set and colored it with various Copics.  My mom was here with me when I made this so she asked if I'd make her have gray hair.  I stamped the "sweet" from the Hello Sweet sentiment set and then embossed the panel with Swiss Dots.  It was a really easy card and as soon as I took a picture my Mom put the card in her suitcase!

We are all settled down now from the graduation.  My Mom left early yesterday morning.  Now it'll be quiet for a little while until I find a new place to move into.  I hate moving - but it must be done!  Send me your happy thoughts, please.

We'll see you over at TMS - Michelle is offering a $15 store credit.  The stamp sets I used were $8 each - so that store credit could get you two set for $1 plus shipping!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #343

Good Morning friends.  Thank you so much for stopping.  I do appreciate your visit.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is inspired by Jessi.  I love this one!  Well, I love all our sketches, but this one was super fun to play with.

I am sponsoring this week and the prize will be reflective of my daughter's personality.  She graduates this week!  I have been up and down the emotional scale over all this.  I'm happy for her and I'm crying at the same time.

Anyway, what here's the card I created featuring tons of butterflies!


My card was created to go with a gift I made for one of my daughter's friends.  She is also graduating with Hollyanne.  As these girls graduate, I am reminded of butterflies.  The caterpillar years are their growing years.  Their senior year they enter their chrysalis and at graduation they emerge and are ready to soar to new heights, tackle new adventures and follow new paths.

My card features many butterflies from the Martha Stewart butterfly trio punch.  A couple of shades of lavender, white mulberry with gold dots and white card stock.  This is the gift I created that inspired the card....


I still have a lot to learn about painting, but I still love how this ombre butterfly wall art turned out.  I'm ready to make more!

I then cut a quote from Silhouette double-sided adhesive and gold foiled it.


I am super happy with this and my daughter was pleased, she said her friend is going to love it!  I hope so.  But if not, I love it and it has a place in my room!  LOL

Thank you so much, again, for your visit.  Please be sure to visit the DT's blogs and leave them their well deserved love.