Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #338

Good Morning!  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's so sweet!  I hope you love it as much as I do.

My card features mostly papers from The Delightful Stack by DCWV.  I made a 3D house out of this paper but I still have a lot left.... so I made birthday bag/card for my friend and since it was still out, I decided to make another birthday with the scraps.


The label looking image is an ATC stamp (Label It) by Fun Stampers Journey, the sentiment is a Penny Black stamp that I've had for probably 15 years.  I made the candles from a couple of scraps.  It's sweet, simple and will mail without any extra postage.

Be sure to stop by TMS blog.  We've added a fantastic member to the Design Team.  Her name is Lee and I think she's going to bring you lots of cool designs.  I love my team, they all have their own style which makes TMS well rounded and an inspiration to everyone.

Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Puppy Love featuring DigiPlayground

I'm sharing a Valentine's Day treat that I'm making for my teacher friend of my sister's.  She teaches ECE (Early Child Education), so this treat needs to be 3-4 year old friendly.  Mastiff Hug gift card holder by Jennifer Rush was perfect for this!



Saturday is tutorial day, but I can't improve upon Jennifer's assembly tutorial of this sweet gift card holder, so instead, I'm bringing you an idea.  This goes together pretty easily and I didn't embellish because I didn't want choking hazards.

I did size this down so that the main piece plus the main face piece fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock.  The part that creates the pocket has a fold to enclose a gift card.  I removed that part so all I had left was a pocket.  I tucked in the arms and then glued the heart down.  I think when I move into mass production mode, I will at least get some red glitter paper for the heart.  I did fill in the eyes with glossy accents.  I also think I'll ink the edges a bit with some Oatmeal Cookie ink by Fun Stampers Journey.

Jennifer has so many cute puppies, please be sure to visit DigiPlayground and grab a whole kennel collection!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great Monday.  Mine was OK - very busy and I was just too tired to face it.  But we press on!

The last revisited sketch is up and this one is my favorite, too, but this is Kris' pick.  She's also our sponsor and she's offering a fantastic prize.

Now my card is featuring some very new things for me.  Most are old but, the stamps, dies and a couple of the inks are very new to me.  I've decided to go into party plan again.  If you're a follower of mine that has been with me for awhile, then you know I used to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  And it was fun.  But you also know that I got out because the financial commitment was too great and I just wasn't getting the parties.  Not to mention the box you get put in and there is sooo much out there worth exploring.

Well, despite the cons, I'm doing it again.  I've signed up to be a Journey Coach with Fun Stampers Journey.  We'll see just have to see what happens.  I'm hoping to do a party a month so that I'm a little more social again.  That was the big PRO.

But here's a card I made featuring a stamp set called Bird Tweet and sentiment set called Every Day.  The only inks that I used that is FSJ is the blue flower - the color is called Beach Breeze and the sentiment is stamped with Black Licorice.


The bottom on of the bird I didn't get quite the blending I was hoping for but it still turned out really cute.  The fishtail banner I made by covering a piece of card stock with purple polka dot washi tape that I got from Target.  The vellum doily is from retired die by MFT.  The circle is cut from circle dies by MFT and then embossed with a chevron pattern embossing folder by Cuttlebug.

Please join us at TMS, we'd love to have you play along.  Be sure to read the whole post, we're having a DT call.  Have a great week!  Thank you for your visit.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #336

Good morning!  The sketch is ready at the TMS blog.  Debbie chose our sketch and she's sponsoring.  She is offering the cutest snowman stamp and die set - so she also threw out an extra challenge and that's to make your card winter themed.

Here's the card I created for the challenge...


My card features a sweet digital image by Whimsie Doodles.  I did some quick coloring with Copics and layered it over paper by Recollections and white base that's been embossed with snowflakes.  I embellished with snowflakes punched from glitter card stock, sequin stars and a twine bow.

Please join us for this week's challenge.  And please visit my team's blogs and leave them some love.  They love hearing from you.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Easy Notecards featuring DigiPlayground

Hello!  Yep, that's my theme for today.  I'm here with some really easy, super quick notecards with an ombre flair.



My card features Nested Stitched Edge Squares by Sarah Hurley and Perfect Susan font by Samantha Walker.  I did stretch the square into a rectangle.  Then in the Silhouette software, I used the text tool to write my sentiment.  I sized it to fill the mat with a nice border around it, welded it together and then cut.



I then used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink by Ranger and an ink blending tool to color the base of my card in an ombre affect and then layered the mat over it.  This card was inspired by this video found on You Tube.

I then did the same inking on the positive letters and created this card, too.


Two cards - one cut!  Love the double duty.  I now have 2 notecards ready to be written in and sent to a friend.

Thank you for letting my share my notecards with you today, I do hope you're feeling inspired to create those general greetings to have in your stash.  These cards are easy to make and still lets the recipient know you were really thinking about them.

Have a great day!  If you'd like to visit me at my blog, you can find it here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #335

Good morning TMS friends!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  The sketch is up at TMS and it's another favorite by Debbie.  I chose this one because I hadn't been able to use before when it debuted.  I was also very excited when an idea I had came together - using the sketch with some creative license.

First of all, I flipped the sketch...


The wrought iron fence is the vertical element on the sketch, the center tree the circle element and then everything else is just what you do when you fill in the sketch.  The elements aren't quite layered as they appear in the sketch, but I do love the way this turned out!

The base of the card is a digital image (trees/sentiment) from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  The wrought iron and birds are die cuts from a retired die set called Garden Romance by Heartfelt Creations.  I used ONE marker on this project.  I colored the trees and birds using Distress inks and ink blenders.  I colored the tree trunks with a Copic marker... oh, I lied.  I used two markers, I also used one to color beaks and then a Copic liner to make eyes on the birds.  I'm not really good at ink blending, but I think my lack of skill was perfect for these trees - they have texture and a little depth.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please head on over to TMS blog to join in the fun and also, visit my team's blogs and leave a little love.  We all love hearing from you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #334

Good Morning!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is Jenee's pick.  She chose a great sketch that was created by Debbie.  This one has some great layers and shapes.  Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Digital Oulet.

My card doesn't feature Stitchy Bear images, but I am happy with what I came up with.  I'm attempting to do more with my Silhouette, specifically the print and cut feature.  I think I need to calibrate it as it seems to be a wee bit off.  But I love the happy results - this card is so cheery which is what I need to send to a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Please, if you pray, keep Dolores and her family in prayer.


The flowers in the center are the print n cut images from the Silhoutte.  I got a new printer just before Christmas and I am loving the vibrancy of the colors it prints.  The designer paper is a matstack by DCWV called Nana's Kitchen.  The sentiment was made using a word window punch, stamps from MFT (Planner Basics and Bitty Banners). 

Please join us over at TMS, I'd love to see what you create... and please leave my team a little love on their blogs.  They'd love to hear from you.