Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smile every day - TMS #408


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!



My image is Greeting Farm Mini Fleurs stamp and die set.  My DP is Crate Paper Farmhouse.  My squares are cut using Spellbinders Celebra-tions Pierced Squares and distressed with my DIstrezz It All.  I used Memento Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, and Potter's Clay inks. 


Here's our wonderful sketch for this week...
 




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage wreath - CCC #15


Happy Sunday to you!   Happy Father's Day, too! 

It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!  I've got a vintage-ish card for you today...



Supplies...
~First Edition "A Christmas Story"
~Momenta clear sentiment
~Raisin Boat "Thankful" wreath stamp
~Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
~Memento Rhubarb ink
~MS branch punch
~Spellbinders Standard Circles
~Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Poppystamps Stitched Buttons
~Hemp twine


Here's our inspirational photo for you...  wreath.   (Remember this is optional... all you need to do is create a Christmas/holiday card.)



 Challenges...
A snowflake promise #41 - anything goes Christmas
ABC Christmas - L and M *I did M is for more than one (3 embellishments... button, twine, branches)
jingle belles JB:17:12 - all bundled up (3 or more layers)
The Merry Christmas Challenge June - anything goes



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A card and a good-bye


It's been awhile since I've had two posts in a day.   I had hoped to have this card done sooner, but life got in the way.  :/

Mojo Monday #500 is the final challenge over there.  I'm sad to see them go!

I started my blog in Jan '11, and the very first challenge I ever entered was Mojo Monday 173!!!   (You can see that card here)  My participation in the challenge has been on and off since then, but I have often gone to the blog to find inspiration from their past sketches when I'm stuck.

So a huge THANK YOU to the design team of MM, and I wish you all the best!!!   Julee is saying good-bye to spend more time with her family while her kids are young.  That is a decision I wholeheartedly support!!  They grow so quickly! 

Here's my "last hurrah"...


The sentiment is a rubber stamp that I've removed from the wood to make it a cling stamp, and I don't remember who made it.  I used Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder.  My paper is Slice silver and Heidi Swapp printed vellum.  My EF is Darice Diamond Plate.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.

I put all that together based on MM's last sketch...



Challenges...
Mojo Monday 500 - sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -  make it masculine
Word Art Wednesday #286-287 - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #347 - for the men


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

I'd pick you - TMS #407


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I'll get right to my card...

 
For my card, I used Crate Paper Farmhouse DP, Spellbinders Standard Circles, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Doodle Parts, MHK Designs Blossoming digital stamps, and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.

This week, Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring again with these 2 wonderful dies as the prize...



Here's our fun sketch for the week...




Challenges...
addicted-to-stamps #150 - flowers
Allsorts #419 - at least 2 dies (I used 3 different sets)
Word Art Wednesday #286-287 - anything goes that's family friendly w/ uplifting sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lifting you in prayer - TMS #406


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

I've had this image and sentiment sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks intending to make a card to add to my stash.  I made it, but it won't be in my stash.  Sadly, some friends lost their son, so this will go to them. 



Supplies...
-Basic Grey Granola DP
-Sizzix EF
-MHK Designs "Lead Me Higher" image and sentiment
-TH faded jeans distress ink
-Spellbinders Labels 3
-Sizzix Banners #2 die
-ribbon from my stash


Here's our sketch for this week... pretty basic so you can do as you wish! :)



This week, Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring with this prize... Cuttlebug Anna Griffin "Feather Illusion" EF and C.C Designs "First Kiss" rubber stamp.




Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - anything goes/family friendly
Come and Get It - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ornaments - CCC #14


Good morning/afternoon/evening to you!  [That depends on where you are in the world. ;) ]  I pray you're having a blessed Sunday!

It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #14 and here is my card...


Supplies...
First Edition A Christmas Story DP
Slice silver paper
Darice Crackle EF
CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles
Die-namites Budding Branch
Die-namics Christmas Ornaments
Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Tags clear sentiment
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Flowers and brad from my stash

Our challenge's optional twist is a photo inspiration...Silver & Red

  

Challenges...
A snowflakes promise #40 - anything goes Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky #353 - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Christmas May - anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #7 - anything goes Christmas
Allsorts #418 - Christmas in June
Die Cuttin' Divas #319 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #336 - anything goes Christmas or optional theme (I did AG)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Father's greatest catch - TMS #405


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Before we know it, Father's Day will be here.  I though I'd try to get going early on my cards, so I have a cute one to show you today...

 
 My image is MelonHeadz Father's Day Clipart.  It is a colored image, and I printed it on Kraft.  My DP is Paper Studio 'Cape Cod.'  I used Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts (I edited it a bit).


Here is our awesome sketch...






Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week with a stamp and die set by Sizzix!! 



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mother - TMS #404


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  

I realize that Mother's Day is long over, but I'm just now showing a Mother's Day card that I made...  (I'm not the best photographer by any stretch and most cards look better IRL.  This is no exception... I apologize that my pic makes it look really blah, but I assure you that the card is very pretty IRL!!)




My paper is Prima Stationer's Desk.  The sentiment is from Raisin Boat Marvelous Mom.  The "Mother" is Sweet 'n' Sassy Script Word Mother die.  I cut it in both black and the red scrap and glued them slightly offset for some dimension.  Ribbon is from my stash. I distressed the edges of a couple of the panels... which were all cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics. 


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Berry wreath - CCC #13


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!  I've got a fun berry wreath to show you today.  I've actually got the frame and berries to make one like this in my craft closet, but...!!  Hopefully, someday I'll get to it.  ;)


My image is DRS Designs Berry Wreath.  My paper is First Editions Christmas Story.  I colored the wreath with my Spectrum Noir markers, and all panels are cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.


Our challenge this time has a word prompt... wreath.  Mine is not the traditional Christmas wreath, but still a beautiful wreath, IMHO. :)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sweetie pie - TMS #403


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   Here's my sweetie pie for you today...



My image is Sweetie Pie from All Dressed Up.  The paper is MME Paris & Co.  I used my Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and Petite Ovals.  Ribbon and adhesive dots from my stash finished it off.


 All Dressed Up is our sponsor this week.  Play along to win 2 ADU images of your choice! 




Here's our sketch for this week...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Dogwood birthday - TMS #402


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Just over a week ago, I was in northern NJ.  Spring has definitly arrived there!  The ornamental cherry trees, mangolia, and dogwoods were all sooooo beautiful!  Here in upstate NY, our trees are just budding.  I love spring trees!!  So I used my dogwood branch stamp and made a pretty (IMHO) birthday card to share today...

  
My image is DRS Designs Dogwood Branch.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is Small 1 Line Happy Birthday.  My paper is Crate Paper DIY Shop.  My panels are cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and B.  The adhesive dots are Paper Studio.
 


Here's our sketch for this week...



DRS Designs is our wonderful sponsor!!  



 
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Folded tree - CCC #12


Happy Sunday to you! It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!

Here's my card...


My tree is a folded Christmas tree inspired by this card.  I pinned it several years ago and tried it then.  When making my card for this challenge, everything I tried ended up in the trash can!  This came to mind, so I tried it again.  If you look closely, you'll see several bloopers on my card, so don't look closely!! :)   My paper is First Editions "Christmas Story."  The clear sentiment is Raisin Boat and heat embossed in gold.  My panels were cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.  Pretty simple.

This challenge has a photo inspiration for you... a Christmas tree.  I don't have the lights and ornaments, but I got the tree!!



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Psalm 143:8 - TMS #401


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  
My card was simple to put together... scrap paper, a verse from WAW I had previously printed, Spellbinders Circles dies, and a Darice fern die. 


Here is our sketch for this week...



TMS is sponsoring this week with a bird die set that cuts and embosses!! 


Challenge...
Word Art Wednesday #280-281 - anything goes/family friendly


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

You're the best - TMS #400


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Today is our 400th challenge!!  Wow!! 

My card today is a Mother's Day card... 


My image is S.W.A.L.K Best Mum.  It's colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  My paper is scraps. :) 

Here's the sketch...  it's pretty simple, but that gives you lots of options!




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Snowmen greetings - CCC #11


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges.   I've got some cute snowmen for you today...


These cute peeps are FTHS Christmas Greetings Snowmen.  They are colored with Spectrum Noir markers and cut out using CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  The hills are Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes.  My background DP is AC Jack Frost.  The snowflake brad and thread are from my stash.


This week's challenge is a color challenge, so we have a color palette to inspire you...



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wait upon God - TMS #399


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

I've got a Scripture card to share today...


My sentiment/image is Ps 62:5 is word art from Word Art Wednesday.  It's cut out using Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals.  My paper is one of the last pages from 7 Gypsies Journey.  My butterflies are Sizzix Butterflies #3 Stamp and Die set.  I embossed them with MS gold EP.  So pretty IRL!




Here's our sketch for this week...

    

Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week with this fun stamp set by Pink and Main. 






Challenges... 
Jo's Scrap Shack FFF #184 - anything goes
Crafting with Friends #41 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #278-279 - anything goes- must be family friendly w/ uplifting sentiment


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

I Was the Thorn ♪♫



Happy Resurrection Sunday to you!   I'm so thankful that Jesus Christ was born in a manger, lived a perfect life, and died on the cross to provide the way of salvation!

My sin is forgiven!  But it was my sin that put Christ on the cross... I was the thorn.  Here are my daughters and I singing about that.  I pray this song is a blessing to you!!


I was the thorn, I was the crown.
I caused the bitter pain and blood spilled on the ground.
When You were hung upon the tree, 
And You were bound in agony,
I was the thorn, I was the crown.

But You looked down and saw my need.
Though I deserved to die this death You intercede.
Your matchless gift upon the tree, 
Has burst my chains, now I am free!
For You looked down and saw my need.

You are my Lord; You are my crown!
You pulled me from the pit and set me on the ground.
I once was lost, but now am found.
In holy joy I now am bound. 
I was the thorn, I was the crown.
                                                                                      ~Benjamin Everson


If you would like to know why Jesus died on the cross, here is a great explanation of God's Simple Plan of Salvation. Please click HERE.  And I would love to help answer any questions you might have!

Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Pretty blossom - TMS #398


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got a beautiful blossom on my card today!!


 I printed my image on Kraft and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  It is Blossoming Digital Stamps by MHKDesigns.  It's cut using Spellbinders Petite Ovals.  The flourish is Spellbinders Doodle Parts.  My paper is scraps.


Here's our sketch for this week...



Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring with this Sizzix stamp and die set...


 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sweet Christmas - CCC #10


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!



My paper is Carta Bella Snow Fun.  The image and sentiment are Doodle Pantry Gingerbread House Ants.  All rectangles are Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.  The circles are Spellbinders Standard Circles.   


This challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is a photo challenge!  We'd love to see how this pic inspires you, but remember the only real rule is that is must be a Christmas/holiday card. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Seeing spots - TMS #397


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I love my card today... I love "seeing spots" if they are polka dots!  I love using scrap paper, which I did.   And I love cute images!

   
As I said, my DP is from my scrap box, my sentiment is Raisin Boat, and my image is Bugaboo Cupcake Kidz.   She's colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  


Here's our wonderful sketch...  this is another one that can be CAS or embellished like crazy!



Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps!  One of our favorites!!  


 
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Jessi
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Friday, March 31, 2017

A little late...


Actually, I'm a lot late... or very, very, very early!  I've got a St. Patrick's Day card to show you. :D



My image is the free stamp of the month set from From the Heart Stamps... Lucky Lil Bird.  (I almost missed getting one made this month!!)  My DP is Prima Believe.  I embossed the main panel with Darice Dots Background.  My image is cut out with Spellbinders Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles.  The sentiment is cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A.


Challenges...
Southern Girls #156 - "Dieing to See Your Creations" (must use die-- I used 3)
Creative Knockouts #189 - anything goes
FTHS Free Stamp of the Month March - must use Lucky Lil Bird

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!  We might get some more SNOW!!! :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Thinking of you - TMS #396


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   I like to have pretty basic/generic cards in my stash that will work for anyone/anything... though sometimes even then, I don't find one to fit the recipient. :/  This one should be suitable for many occasions and for just about anyone...




My paper is We R Memory Keepers Cakes and Candles.  The striped paper's holes were made with a fun Fiskars border punch.  My image is Raisin Boat Oops a Daisy.  I fussy cut it and popped it up.  The square is cut using Spellbinders Celebra'tion Pierced Squares.  The polka dot paper and blue mat behind it were cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.  The tiny banners were cut using Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags. 


Here's our wonderful sketch for the week...




This week Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring with a $10 shopping voucher... to the online store of your choice!  How awesome is that!!!!

 
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Jessi
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Joy - CCC #9


Happy Sunday to you!   It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!


This was fun to make!  I colored two mittens from The Alley Way Stamps, fussy cut them out and popped them up on the panel.  My paper is Carta Bella Snow Fun.  My panels are all cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.  The sentiment is cut using Die-Versions Stitched Nesting Circles.   I though it needed just a little something more, so I added the black enamel dots.

Christmas Card Challenges #9 has an optional word prompt this week...



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

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