Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #328

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at TMS and it's a great one by Debbie.  Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps - I love Samantha's images.

My card is featuring Little Acorn Bird.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I actually made this card one way, took it apart and then did this.  I was really out of my creative element but I do love how the leaf turned out.  It just needs a bit more something something.  I also really love the stitched mat - it's a svg cut from the Silhouette online store.  I just really needed ribbon or embellishments.

Please head on over to the TMS blog, the design team has created some really beautiful projects.  You can say "nice try Melissa" to this one.  Ha!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Cute Snowman Boxes!

Hi everyone!  I am sharing one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.  Snowmen!!!  I am such a sucker for a snowman, so much so that I usually dedicate an entire week on my blog to snowman projects.  I'll do that in December.

But today I'm featuring Samantha Walker's Snowman Nesting Boxes.  What a great idea!  These boxes will nest inside each other for easy storage and then stack up to the cutest display.  Tuck little treats inside each box to give to someone special.  Instead of the paper scarf that comes in the file, I used Kiwi Grosgrain ribbon.  I meant to put ribbon around the base of the hat but got too excited to put this together that I had already glued on the holly leaves and berry when I realized my little piece of ribbon was still sitting on my table.  He's still super cute!

There are so many wonderful sweet Christmas files available in the Digi Playground store and wonderful ribbons from Ribbons Unlimited to finish off those holiday projects and it's time to get those projects in the making.  Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #326

Good Morning friends.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate you're visit.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's pretty nice, even if I do say so myself.  You'll see just how versatile it is when you go to the TMS blog - Debbie used the sketch to make a box!

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet. I am not featuring their images this week on my card.  I really wanted to create a one layer card with stamps, but I ruined 3 cards.  I gave up.  I did purchase a grab bag from Heartfelt Creations - I didn't like the stamps they sent, not my style, but I love this die that I am featuring on the card.  It does have a cross in the center to create a window but I removed those to have an open frame.

Recently, I read on a post on Jessi's blog about "shopping your stash."  It got me to thinking.  It's high time to use what I've got.  So I created this card using Kraft card stock, sentiments from a stamp set by Sweet n Sassy, flowers from a bag of flowers from Stamping and Scrapping and burlap paper that I've had around for awhile.  Oh and I cut little circles for the flower centers from a die that I've had from Cuttlebug since I got a Cuttlebug about 10 years ago.

I'm really happy with how this card turned out.  I hope you like it, too.  We'll see you over at TMS.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #324

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  It's Tuesday and the sketch is up at TMS.  I have to admit, I didn't do justice to the sketch with my card.  It was a busy weekend, so I didn't get to work on my card until last night.  I wasn't feeling well and it sort of shows.

The sponsor this week is All Dressed Up and I'm using an image called Three Little Christmas Girls.  They are the sweetest!  I wanted my 3 little carolers to be multi-cultural and I think they turned out pretty darn cute.

I really wanted my embellishments to pop and instead, they blend.  But I am totally in love with how these little girls turned out. And after I photographed the card, I realized I forgot my sentiment.  But I just had to go with it.  I needed to get back into my bed.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to play along with us!  Love to see to there!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Thankful in Watercolor

Hello everyone!  I have a super easy project today.  I am featuring Jamie Cripps' Thankful short envelope bag and watercolor.

Have you tried watercolor with your svg files?  Well, one of my nightly rituals is to watch You Tube videos.  I subscribe to Jennifer McGuire (like many others) and she's always doing something with watercolor and die cuts.  So I wanted to give it a try with an svg cut.  I cut the sentiment and the leaf from Strathmore watercolor paper.  I then watercolored using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed.

As these dried the color really intensified!  I love these results.  Oh!  Let me also note, when cutting watercolor paper with your Silhouette I used setting for Silhouette Brand chipboard.  The blade depth is supposed to be set on 6 per the settings, I went to 7 and it cut beautifully.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #323

Hi Everyone!  Thank you for stopping by.  This week's sketch is up at TMS and it's a fun one.  We also have a new sponsor with us this week.  Di's Digis is joining us.  Really super cute digital images!

My card features a Halloween image called Bewitched Carly....

I have to admit, it's getting to that time where I'm over Halloween projects.  I run into them headlong and full of gusto.  I think I need to learn to pace myself.  But I saw this image and just had to have it.  She is so pretty!  For the embellishment part of the sketch, I switched it to the other side and went behind with the spider web.  I cut it using my Silhouette and then embellished it with silver foil here and there and crystal effects here and there, too.  I wish I could capture all the sparkle on her, too.  I used my Wink of Stella clear shimmer pen all over her dress and hat.

Please join us at TMS.  I think you'll really like the ease of this sketch.

Friday, October 16, 2015


Good Morning!  I have a fun project that is cute and so easy to make!

I like Pinterest like a lot of us do.  There are some pretty great ideas on there and it can be a wonderful source of inspiration.  I was just perusing some pictures on there when I came across these pretty pumpkins someone made out of scrap pieces of wood.  You can find it here.  Well, I'm a papercrafter - not a woodcrafter, but I really wanted to make these so I set off to do my version.

Using a cut file by Lori Whitlock for the boxes and the stem from a different cut file, I created my pieces.  Inked the edges with Spiced Marmalade distress ink.  I then glued these boxes together to create my pumpkins.  I found a pretty fall foliage bunch at that Dollar Store that I cut apart to add to the top and then finished off with Double Face Satin Ribbon - Copper.

I love how these turned out and now they look fantastic on my desk at work.  My son saw them and said "those are Minecraft pumpkins!"

Thank you for stopping by!