Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #283

Good Morning!  It's time for another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week is Jenee's pick and it's a good one.  I love this sketch, too.

This week's sponsors are Bugaboo Digital Stamps and  Jenee.  My card doesn't feature either sponsor because I have been commissioned to come up with some Valentine's Day packaging for a local catering company that is just getting started with cakes, cookies and other yummy treats.  You all have to know how hard this is for me.  Anyone who knows me knows how much I really dislike Valentine's Day so this is a challenge in itself.


Part of the packaging includes that if one orders the whole package, it will include a card.  So this is a card I created for it.  I need to come up with a non-romantic type card, too.  Anyone have any easy ideas?  I'm open.

My card is a top folding card.  I then cut a panel that I embossed with the Swiss Dots folder,  I cut an oval frame and embossed it with the basket weave folder.  The hearts were cut from a cut file from Silhouette Online store from Roasted Red Pepper card stock and decorative paper from Recollections.  I had some little heart pearls for forever from my sister so I added those.

Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy Birthday with Designs on Cloud 9

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope your week is going well, I know I'm ready for the weekend.

Today I have a card to share with you.  I'm sort of "over" packaging at the moment, give me another week to recuperate from all that I did over Christmas.


My card features the following files from Designs on Cloud 9.

I did create a mat by copying the card base and then sizing it down until it looked good.  The I used the eraser tool to remove the bottom portion of the card and with the line tool I drew in a new cut line for the top.  This was I was able to do the embossing I had in mind.  I cut the bear out of regular card stock, he does come with cheeks but I didn't realize that's what they were until too late.  So I colored cheeks on him using the R11 Copic marker.  I cut his balloons from vellum and colored the back with Copic markers.  Then I tied black thread to the balloons and adhered to his paw.

Super easy card to celebrate a child's birthday!  I hope you enjoyed.  Have a good day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #282

Hello!  Tuesday Morning Sketches is back!  Not that we went anywhere but the 2 week break was much needed and so very nice.

For the next several weeks, we'll be visiting the design team's favorite sketches and Debbie is kicking it off for us.  Although, this is one of my favorites, too.  My card features a sweet stamp from CC Designs and a favorite matstack, Linen Closet.


My base is Kraft which has been my favorite base lately.  I used a cut file from Silhouette Online store for the scallop mat and then I realized that I think I actually have a Spellbinders die in my dies basket!  LOL  What a ditz I am.

Anyway, join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches to play along with us.  Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #281

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and Christmas is almost here.  I did stop posting my 12 Days of Christmas projects because I simply ran out of time to finish them up but I did create a really adorable card that was pretty quick to put together and I have to laugh because, at first, I was sort of intimidated by it.  Silly me.

Anyway, the last challenge of the year is posted on TMS and it's an easy one or not, if you so choose.  It's time for our Annual Anything Goes challenge.  It will run for 2 weeks, so you have lots of time to play along.


Now how can anyone be intimidated by this?  The card if from the Mistletoe Manor set by SVG Cuts and it was really easy to put together.  My son said it looked like Bambi.  I am pleased that it went together to easily and nicely.  My papers are Vintage Christmas by My Mind's Eye.

Please head on over to TMS and join us.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

Good Morning!  Do you remember the ornaments I made the other day?  No, I haven't improved on them but I did create some great packaging.  Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs created these wonderful gable boxes just for these types of ornaments.


Cute huh!?  I love these little boxes.  You could ungroup and remove the center cut outs if you needed a cute little box for other gift giving.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #280 - 12 Days of Christmas Day 8

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and the last sketch of 2014 is posted on the TMS blog.  Bugaboo is our sponsor so my card is featuring an adorable Bugaboo image.  It's also working with my 12 Days of Christmas.


These penguins are so darn cute and they're having such a great time decorating a tree.  I wish I had been able to capture the sparkle and the shine of the sequin star.  You'll have to pretend you see it.

Head on over to the TMS blog and join us!

Monday, December 15, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 7

Hello - I am super late with today's post.  I have to say I was super excited about this project when I found it on Pintrest which lead me to this blog.  I saw them and knew I'd have to do these.

I am sad, they didn't come out very well.  I thought I used the correct paint and I did it like they said on the blog but, well, you'll see....


As you can see in the reindeer the paint didn't stay smooth, solid coverage but I had to chuckle - the streaking mess and separation of the paint made him look like he has lashes and a cute expression.  I freehanded the antlers from felt and then used some distress ink to color them.  I colored some pearls with a black (100) Copic  marker for his eyes.  I added a blob of hot glue and covered it with red flocking for his nose.  Added a bow to finish it off a little.

The Santa ornament looks better, but it's very transparent.  I'm happier this with one.

So if anyone has some tips and tricks on how to make these better, please let me know.  Thanks for stopping by.