Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #366

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  I had a lot of creating my card with this sketch.  I have to say that my card idea started to be one thing but then turned out to be something different.

This week's sponsor is Digital Delights by Looby Lou and I'm featuring Flower Power Sunflower.  I love this particular line of digis that Wendy has created and sunflowers just happen to be one of my favorite flowers in the world.


My background is a piece of burlap paper.  I cut the sunflower border from an svg from Silhouette Online store.  I finally unpacked my Cameo!  I colored the image with Copics.  The "hello" is a die from Hero Arts and rest of sentiment is a stamp from Pink & Main.  I didn't use the hello die that came in that stamp set because it was just a bit too big.

Please be sure to stop by the TMS blog to play along and visit my fellow teammates - they work so hard to create beautiful things to share with you!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #365

Good Morning! Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we have a fabulous sponsor, too.  Lacy Sunshine is joining us!

Unfortunately, there are still some things that haven't found a functional place in my new home yet.  One of those is my printer.  So making lemonade, I decided to pull out a stamp set that I won a couple of years ago that I hadn't even inked it up once and it's absolutely gorgeous.  This a stamp set that is probably not around anymore, but it's by CTMH called Sweet Life.


My background is a stencil I got off of Blitsy awhile back.  I brushed on some coloring using a stencil brush.  I the love softness that brings.  I then continued to brush on some color using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmelade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored my images by sponging on the colors above, with the addition of Peeled Paint.  I layered my background and focal images on a piece of card stock by Paper Trey Ink (Summer Sunrise).  I also used Whip Cream card stock by MFT.  This is the first time I've ever used their card stock - I like it.  It's heavy but smooth.

It felt really good to make a card, my mojo got packed in the boxes and it's been pretty card to get it unpacked.  I'm glad I finally did!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #362

Good Morning friends! Thank you so much for stopping by. I do appreciate your visit. The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I do really like this one. Simple elements that is perfect for any style card.

Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies and my card features an image called Spring Flower Hair. I hope I have that right. I still don't have my computer at my new house, so I'm sort of posting everything based on memory and hoping I get it right. I had to borrow a friends iPad and then that didn't work so well, so I'm using my son's computer, which thankfully he got set up today.


My card also features this really cool pocket card die that I got from Fun Stampers Journey.  Of course after I got it they announced that it was being retired.  But instead of moping about it, I finally pulled it out and actually used it.  I does have two pockets, one behind the solid middle piece and one in front of it.  It's perfect for a special note and a gift card.

I hope my card inspires you to join us and please be sure to visit the DT as they really deserve your love.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #361

Hello!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Debbie.  Our sponsor is Di's Digis so my card features a $1 digi I purchased from her store - Sprinkles.


My card also features Sweet dies/sentiments from Pink & Main!  I'm also using up some old paper, too.

Short and sweet post this time around - I need to keep working on packing.  Be sure to come by and join us at TMS and visit the DT.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #359

Good Morning TMS friends.  I hope you're week is off to a great start.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Patti.  I love this sketch - this one, if you take it quite literally, gives you so much opportunity to use ribbons and embellishments from your stash.  My card is quite literal, but I am happy with the results.


My card features Spellbinders dies.  The foliage die, I used the fern leaf.  I actually cute them out of my background ivory piece.  Using a stencil brush and 2 shades of distress inks, I colored them softly.  Then adhered the whole piece to a scrap of copy paper.  I am loving the inlaid technique.  I then stamped my greeting with Oatmeal Cookie (FSJ) ink and then embossed it.  I added some beautiful olive green ribbon.  For the focal image, I covered a piece of black card stock with Scor-Tape (sheet) and then die cut the butterfly.  Then I used opal foil (ThermoWeb).  I didn't even think about how sheer this foil was, but foiling black card stock with it just made it so dramatic!


Check out this butterfly!  I finished it off with pewter colored pearls.  I think that is the most stunning butterfly ever.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join us!  And be sure to leave some love for my amazing design team.

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.