Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall floral hello - TMS #425


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

This fall started out looking pretty dull around where I live, but the colors have really popped the last couple of weeks, and it is so beautiful!!  Pics just never show how it really looks.  I love fall colors and though the flowers in my image aren't technically mums, I "made" them mums by coloring them the colors of those I'm seeing everywhere... (including my yard!)



Supplies...
~Crate Paper Farmhouse DP
~Bugaboo Ornamental Flowers 2
~Spectrum Noir markers
~JustRite Greetings From London "hello"
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and B
~Spellbinders Labels 15

Here's a pic of the mums in my window boxes...


And a leaf from my backyard...



Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!  Play along for your chance to win 4 images of your choice!



Here's our great sketch for this week... as you can see, I turned it on its side...



Challenges...
DLART Thankful Thursday 214 - fall colors
Addicted to Stamps #155 - anything goes with flowers



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It is well with my soul - TMS #424


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Here's my card for this week. 



I have to say that this is much prettier IRL!  For some reason, the papers just don't photograph well at all.  I also heat embossed the sentiment so there is some shine to it. 
This beautiful -but not looking it- paper is Prima Nature Garden.   My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Hymn Blocks.  I cut it out with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  The corner is Spellbinders Antique Corner die that I trimmed down to fit my corner.


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


 

Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #302-303 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Aud Sentiments #190 - use die cut + sentiment


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Shiny ornament - CCC #23


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

This card is very unusual for me... it's purple.  This is my least favorite color, so I don't use it often and have basically none in my stash, so this was a real challenge for me.  The ornament is a dark purple, though it looks almost black in the pic.  


Supplies...
Slice papers
Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons EF
Die-namics Small Ornaments die (ornament hanger)
Momenta Moroccan die
Spellbinders Standard Circles
Sentiment die - freebie that came with a Dies R Us order


This week's optional photo inspiration is purple & silver ornaments...



Challenges...
12 Months of Christmas Oct - anything goes Christmas
jingle belles JB:17:20 - Embossing (I dry embossed)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #354 - anything goes and/or purple
The Ribbon Girls October card challenge - must be a card
ABC Christmas - U for Unlimited or V for Vibrant (I did unlimited/anything goes)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Snowman greetings


A quick post with a Christmas card.  I actually made 3 similar but this was my favorite of the three. 


The paper was from my scrap box.  My image/sentiment are From the Heart Stamps.  It's colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Lg and Sm.  Ribbon from my stash and a snowflake from a MS punch finish it off.


Challenges...
Aud Sentiments #190 - use die cut + sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #498 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed - Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #37 -anything goes Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More #262 - make your mark (I used Spectrum Noir)
Creative Knockouts #214 - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas  Sept - anything goes Christmas (2nd entry)


Here are the other 2 cards I made...




Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy birthday to ewe - TMS #423


Happy Tuesday to "ewe"!  :)  That will make sense when you check out my card for this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  


My image is Bugaboo's "Happy Birthday to Ewe"!  He's colored with Spectrum Noir markers and cut out with Spellbinders Standard Circles and Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles.  My paper is We R Memory Keepers Cakes and Candles.  I added some WeRMK chevron washi tape, a twine bow, and enamel dots.  


Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!  Play along for you opportunity to win 4 images of your choice. 



Here's our awesome sketch by Janice...



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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Shiny Christmas - TMS #422


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Here's my card for this week...

  
It's sad... this paper is Recollections Winter Frost and my 6x6 pad is almost gone.  I love this paper!!  So shiny!  The snowflakes are a MS punch.  The sentiment is Raisin Boat Merry Nature stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white EP then cut with Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants. 

Here's our sketch...  My angles are a little off, but it's still recognizable.



Challenges...
ABC Christmas - S for Sketch, T for Trio (I used a sketch)
Hiding In My Craft Room #319 - any holiday


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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Sunday, September 24, 2017

O Holy Night - CCC #22


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


I found this polka dot paper in my scraps and thought it made the perfect night sky!!  The brown cardstock was cut with a Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes die.  My nativity scene is Die-Versions Nativity Border.  I had to trim one animal off of the right side.  My Momenta clear sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx and heat embossed.   Pretty simple, but really beautiful IRL!  {{I just  can't take pics that make my cards look like good! :/ }}

I found some blue paper with teeny tiny stars instead of the dots and made several more just like this.  Beautiful and post-office-friendly!

I didn't pay close enough attention to my brown pieces, so some of the "dirt" is higher on some cards. :/


This week's challenge's optional inspiration is Nativity...

 


Challenges...
Incy Wincy Designs 9/18-10/2 - unconventional Christmas (obviously my image is totally Christmas, but my brown/blue color combo is very nontraditional)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Sept - anything goes Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #80 - Christmas animals
My Time to Craft #355 - die cuts only 


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

White poinsettia


Another Christmas card tonight.  This one is all white!  (Except for the sentiment.)



I embossed the BG panel with Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons.  The poinsettia is Darice Layering Poinsettia.  My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Christmas Tags.  It's stamped with Versafine Onyx and cut with Spellbinders Ribbon Banners.  It's not visible in this pic, but I used my Wink of Stella pen on the flower leaves, so they sparkle, too.


Challenges...
Glitter n Sparkle #257 - embossing
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Sept - anything Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round Sept - leaves
Aud Sentiments #189 - use 2 word sentiment
Scrapy Land #74 - anything goes *must use brand SL sells (Darice and Spellbinders)
Pile It On #134 - feather/scales and/or no patterned paper (I did no patterned paper)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Joy to the World the Lord is Come!


Hi!  I have a card to show you, but first, let me tell you that I have discovered the greatest thing EVER!!!   I love dies.  I love fancy dies.  I don't often use my fancy dies (and have hesitated to buy more delicate dies) because it is so frustrating to have the die not cut cleanly and/or rip coming out of the die.  This thing makes all the difference in the world!!  It's a simple metal shim for my die cutting machine.  That's it!  Look at it... nothing fancy, but it has amazing power! :D  


This Find It Trading Holly Jolly Music die is probably my favorite, but it was so hard to get a nice clean perfect cut.



Not anymore!  I don't even know where I first saw/heard about shims for a Cuttlebug, but after doing some looking, I ordered one from eBay and am loving it!!!  (I'm not getting any compensation for this or trying to sell you anything.  I just know how frustrated I would get and would love to be able to save other from that!)  It used to take me forever to get one nice die cut like this.



There are several brands of shims, but I got this CottageCutz one...


Finally, here is the card I made with this die cut...


 In fact, it came together so easily and nicely, that I made 5 more! :)



My paper is Dovecraft Winter Blooms.  I cut the panels with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.   This wonderful die is Find It Trading Holly Jolly Music.  My sentiment is My Craft Spot Jot to the World.  I stamped it with Versafine Onyx ink then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The ribbon is Offray organdy ribbon from my stash. 


Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #300-301 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #351 - anything goes Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ Sept - anything goes w/ handmade bow
The Merry Christmas Challenge #35 - anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #15 - anything Christmas goes
A snowflake promise #44 - anything goes
Inkspirational #143 - photo (I was inspired by the musical background paper)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Welcome, baby - TMS #421


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   I've got a sweet baby card to share today.  This image is pretty adorable!!


Supplies...
~All Dressed Up Z is for Zebra image
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Inkadinkado clear sentiment 
~Versafine Onyx ink
~Clear embossing powder
~Spellbinders Standard Circles
~Die-versions Stitched Circles
~Button and baker's twine from my stash


This adorable image came from our sponsor this week...  All Dressed Up!  Play along for your chance to win 2 images of your choice.




Here's our fun sketch...





And I have to show you some real cute zebras...  These guys are are at "Safari Off Road Adventure" at Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ.  So cute!! 



 
Challenges...
Polkadoodles #36 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #66 - dies and/or punches (I used dies)
Happy Little Stampers - September anything goes w/ dies
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of something (I have 4 die cut circles)
Tic Tac Toe TTC015 - I did right side down (baby - diecut/punch - embossing my sentiment is heat embossed)


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
We're sad that Wanda has had to step down. :( 

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

God's promise - TMS #420


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


Supplies...
DRS Designs God's Promise Greeting
Graphic 45 Come Away With Me DP
CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles
Jo-Ann Essentials ribbon 

This week's sponsor is DRS Designs!  Thank you so much to DRS for providing images for our team to use!!  




Here's our sketch for the week...  I love this one and will be using it again!  It can be CAS or embellished to your heart's content! :)




Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #209-299 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
The Ribbon Girls - anything goes (must be card)
Gllitter n Sparkle #256 - anything goes
Love To Scrap #101 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #66 - use dies or punches (I used dies)

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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gingerbread boy - CCC #21


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #21!  My card this week is more on the fun side...


Supplies...
Imagine That...digis by Kris Gingerbread Scene image
Crate Paper Peppermint DP
CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Darice Bots Background EF
Offray ribbon

I'm  not thrilled with this guy... I had some trouble coloring him and ended up just going darker and darker. :(  But he is a cutie! 

Here is our optional photo inspiration for you... Christmas cookies! 


(Have you ever heard George Strait's "Christmas Cookies" song?  It's cute!  Here's a link to listen... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDCmeKs8Zpk )


Challenges...
Winter Wonderland - dots and/or stripes (I have dots)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #33 - anything goes Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown # 359 - punches and/or dies (I used dies)
The Paper Shelter #308 - lots of layers
Addicted To Stamps and More #258 - holiday



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time for tea - TMS #419


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   Here's my card for this week's challenge...


Supplies...
~Lily of the Valley Tea for Two - Trio stamp
~Prima Madeline DP
~Pre-made tag
~Colorbok bunting
~Ribbon and twine from my stash 


Here's our fun sketch for the week...  It's a great one!  I'm going to use this and make some Christmas cards, too.




Challenges I'm entering...
Craft-Dee BowZ September - anything goes w/ handmade bow
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September - anything goes w/ patterned paper
Alphabet Challenge - M for make your mark (I used Spectrum Noir markers)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #171 - anything goes w/ ribbon 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #298-299 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment



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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

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

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Kitty & birdie Christmas


I was able to spend some time in my craft room, so I went through my printed images and found a few to create with.  Looking back, I was able to determine that this one has been printed (and waiting) for about 2 yrs!!!   So I found a few challenges to inspire me, and voilà! 



My DP is AC Let It Snow, and it is embossed with Sizzix Berry Swirls.  My image is Imagine That! digis by Kris "Mistletoe Kitty."  It's cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and framed with Spellbinders  Tile Works.  Some pink twine and a few punched snowflakes finished it off.

Challenges...
Christmas With the Cuties #9couples (my kitty and birdie make a cute couple!)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #32 - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Auganything goes 
Cute Card Thursday #493 - Too Cute! 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Masculine birthday - TMS #418


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

A couple of weeks ago, I needed a birthday card for a boy "right now" and realized that my stash was sorely lacking in masculine birthday cards!  So I'm trying to remedy that... 



Supplies...
DCWV All About Boys DP
Fred, She Said "The Old Truck" (pre-colored version... I can't color like this!!)
Die-versions Stitched Nesting Circles
Spellbinders Standard Circles
Celebrate It! ribbon
Raisin Boat "You Said It!" clear sentiment


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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

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

Sunday, August 27, 2017

A string of ornaments - CCC #20


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


My card is pretty simple.  It's flat and mail friendly!!  None of my family lives near me, so flat/mailable is important!  But I love layers and embellishments, too, so this can be a challenge.  To me, without more of that, this is still missing something.  Maybe if I had embossed the ornaments?  Oh well, too late now.

Supplies...
Die-namics Christmas Ornaments
Crate Paper Peppermint DP
Sweet n Sassy Old-Fashioned Christmas clear sentiment


This week's {optional} photo inspiration is colorful glass ornaments...



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Serenity prayer - TMS #417


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

Here's my card for this week...  I love this poem!


Supplies...
Our Daily Bread Serenity cling stamp
Versafine Onyx ink
TH tea dye distress ink
Spellbinders Petite Ovals
Recollections doily (It was bigger than I wanted, so I cut it smaller using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles)
Prima Stationer's Desk DP
Darice Ranunculus EF
Spellbinders Doodle Parts
Prima flowers


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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thanks! - TMS #416


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got another thank you card this week.  You can never have too many of these on hand!





Supplies...
Bugaboo Ornamental Flowers 2
Spectrum Noir markers
We R Memory Keepers Cake and Candles DP
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags die
Raisin Boat "You Said It!" sentiment

This week, our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!  Such a great store with so many fun images!



Here's our sketch...




Challenges...
Crafting From the Heart #172 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #64 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August - anything goes w/ patterned paper
Creative Moments  #124 - anything goes optional 'make it funny' (I did anything goes)


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

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

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


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Snowflake tree - CCC #19


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #19!   This was a fun card to make!





Supplies...
Basic Gray "Fact" DP
A very old snowflake punch
Raisin Boat "Merry Nature" clear sentiment
Baker's Twine


For this week's optional challenge, we have an inspiration photo...



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

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