Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #267

Hello everyone,

Thanks for stopping by.  The new sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's really easy.  I like it, there is a lot of possibility.  We're also sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  My card features a new design called Ladybug Fairy.  So cute!!

I really love this card because I also got to feature a cute card kit by Designs on Cloud 9.  I didn't use a couple of the elements that come in the cut file, but I am loving the results.  The centers of flowers were actually punched out of glitter paper.  I do wish I had made the focal image a bit bigger or the flowers a little smaller. I am still trying to learn scale on the digital cutting mat.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to join us.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #266

Good Morning Friends.  I've posted this sketch for this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches one hour earlier than usual and we'll end one hour later... all because I goofed and didn't notice that I closed the challenge early this past Sunday.

This week we're sponsored by my dear friend Deedee of Deedee's Digis.  Whoo-hoo!!  And it's the Judged Challenge week, so our twist is Back to School.  My card features Teacher's Pet.  I did "alter" the sentiment a little by adding a text in front of the image to add the word "Happy."

My card also features an really cute School svg file card set that I found on the Silhouette Online Store that was PERRR-FECT for my card.  I am really excited how this turned out.  I'm sending it to my sister to wish her a great school year.  Fitting for a 5th Grade teacher, right?

Please join us over at TMS!  Have a happy Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #265

Good Morning!  The sketch challenge is up and ready for you to play along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week our sponsor is Digital Delights by Looby Lou.  It's fun to be able to play with Wendy's images again.  I haven't since my term on the challenge team ended.

My card features one of my favorite images, Hanging Birdhouse.  Birdhouses are just so homey to me.  My card also features my new Woodgrain embossing folder.  I'm not sure I'm happy with the folder, it's REALLY deep that the paper becomes very brittle.  But it's overall affect is nice.  I also have a sweet little pieced bird from a svg file.  Today was not my day for photos!  His wing looks black, it's not, it's dark brown.  I couldn't get lighting right at all.

Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you over that the TMS blog!  Have a great Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #264

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is doing well.  It's already Tuesday and time for a new sketch.  It's posted on the TMS blog and it's super easy, I think you're going to like it.

My card features a really cute digi by our sponsor, Zap Pow Designs.  This one is called Love You a Latte.  I love love love coffee, so this is right up my alley.  I used Kraft paper, paper piecing and a great cut file from the Silhouette Online store.  I also used washi stamps and dies from MFT, banner die is also from MFT, the flower was created using flower/bottle cap dies by Stamp Doctor and the sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy.

I love the shabby chicness in this card with a hint of country flair.  Anytime you add gingham, it just feels homey.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, leave me a comment so that I know you were here.  And I'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Back to School Rewards with Designs on Cloud 9

Good Morning!  My sister is a 5th grade teacher and likes to reward her kids with special little things when they do well.  I mean, who doesn't like a little treat now and then?  Personally, I'll take chocolate, but....

Michelle released these adorable owls Wise Guys a couple of weeks ago and I am in love!!  They are so darn cute.  So I set out to create these....

I made my own "chalkboards" using my Silhouette Portrait by creating a basic frame.  Then I just cut some black card stock to layer the frame on.  I cut the letters out using a font that I have called Honey Script.

And my favorite owl of all....

I even tried to do some zentangle, which is my sister's newest passion.  It looks like a 3rd grader did it, no offense to 3rd graders.

These are a really easy project and I think will be a hit with my sister's students.  Have a great day!  And don't forget to shop - Michelle is having a HUGE retirement sale that will end August 27th.  Grab those favorites for $0.50 each now because they won't be available after the 27th.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #263

Hello!  It's Tuesday and this week's sketch was created by Debbie.  It was a bit of a challenge for me, I have to admit.  But overall, it was a fun one to play with.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Sami Stamps.  Yay!  I am using her current freebie, Poppies Bunch.  I love poppies, almost as much a sunflowers.  And yes, Virginia, you can watercolor with digis!

I had to continue to my challenge with watercoloring because I am thrilled to share that I can successfully watercolor with digital stamps.  It's not as visually striking as it was in my head, but I told you last week, I'm still learning and I had to keep it fairly simple since I waited to the last minute to get my card done.  And then I see that Kris and I thought a lot alike on this card.  I swear I didn't copy her... if I had, it might've come out as good hers.

At any rate, I printed the image on piece of Strathmore watercolor paper.  I cut to 4x6 and then adjust my printer to make it think it's printing a photo.  Then I heat set it with my heat gun.  It didn't smear, bleed or fade.  I painted the blossoms with a blend of Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade (Distress Inks) and the stems with Peeled Paint (my favorite!).  I think the colors paired perfectly with the Mediterranean matstack.  My card is 4 1/4 square card.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great Tuesday and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #262

Good Morning!  It's time for another fun sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's also Judged Challenge week which mean there's an added twist.  The twist is Watercolor!

I've really been getting into watching watercolor videos on You Tube.  My favorite it Jennifer McGuire and I'm really enjoying the videos that the owner of W Plus 9 is doing, too.  Kristina Werner is good, too.  I bought a set a Gelatos awhile back with a 40% off coupon.  And I scored big when Blitsy had a great sale on Distress Inks - next I want the markers.  So anyway, I've been dabbling and playing and thought it would be a great twist.  I'm not good at this, but I do love it.  It's fun.

This week's sponsor is Creative Classes Online (used to be My Creative Classroom).  Maybe they'll have a watercolor class.

My card features Distress Inks colors Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peeled Paint and a touch of Milled Lavendar.  The stamps are from Sweet n Sassy Stamps (flowers) and some old greetings by Stampin' Up!.  I embossed onto vellum.  I think my card feels serene.

I do hope you'll join us this week.  See you there!