Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #374

Hi!  I hope you're doing well.  Thank you for stopping in - I am so glad you're here because I have such a fun card to share with you today.  I am so excited it turned out really well!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I got super creative with it.  Our sponsor this week is Jenee and she's offering a great prize so be sure to head on over to TMS to check it out!

My card features embossing, punches, dies and glitter.

Isn't this lovely?!  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I picture this door being at the front of a lovely townhome.  I used for my base a brick embossing folder by Darice.  My door is made from this beautiful red card stock I picked up at JoAnn's when it was on sale a month ago.  The bottom layer measures about 2 1/2 inches wide and I barely touched the edges with a bit of Barn Door Distress Ink.  For the 2nd layer I deepened the red a bit with more Barn Door Distress Ink and then the top layer I, again, barely inked the edges.  This gave it the depth I was looking for.  The wreath I made from circle dies and a holly leaf punch that I have had for forever and a day.  Then I decorated it with Candy Cane red Stickles and a bow by Mama Element (die).

The card measures 5 x 7 so I had to emboss 2 pieces of card stock to make the brick panel.  There was a slight seam but that was easily covered with gold glitter "garland" which is an old die from MFT Stamps.

I created the door frame with strips of white card stock that I embossed lines into using my Scor-Pal.

Finally the inside of the card has my sentiment - a die from Pink & Main using some Heidi Swapp glitter paper.

Please join us at TMS and be sure to visit the team's blogs and leave them some love that they deserve so much!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #373

Good Morning! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am so glad that you're here.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies.  My card is featuring a very sweet image called Playing in the Pumpkin Patch.

I had a lot of fun creating this card.  I didn't work in foil like I was originally thinking, but I do love how this card turned out.

I colored the image with my PrismaColor colored pencils and gamsol.  I'd forgotten how much I love the look of blended pencils.  I am using some great fall colors, a burnt orange for the base and some pretty colors that I picked up when card stock was on sale at JoAnn's.  The leaves are from a die set by MFT Stamps.

You simply have to go visit the TMS blog and see the design team's creations.  They are Ahhh-maze-ing!  Wow!   I know I have the best team around and they really outdid themselves this week.

Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #372

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at TMS and it's another great go to sketch by Debbie.  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

I decided to keep my card pretty clean and simple.  I also tried to do some embossing using some great dies from MFT Stamps, but for the life of me I couldn't get the sandwich right to emboss correctly. So it's very subtle.  I apologize for the lighting, too.  I couldn't get that right either, it started getting gloomy outside.

I'm using some Kraft cardstock for my base that came in the Fall Hero Arts kit.  I didn't like it, it's more a light layering weight than a base weight.  I also used some beautiful copper card stock that came in the kit as well and I do love this!  The image is Fall Fence by Bugaboo.  I did some simple coloring with Copics.  I think it's a cute, pretty much a single layer card that will be great for a notecard.

Please be sure to visit TMS blog to join us and to look at all the wonderful creations by my amazing team.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #371

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one!  Our sponsor this week is our very own Patti and she's offering a fun day for a prize.  Head on over to the blog for details.

My card features the September Fall Kit by Hero Arts.  This was such a good deal I just couldn't pass it up.  Fall is my favorite time of year and I really miss the colors of season - I say that every year.

This kit came with stamps,dies, inks and embellishments.  It also came with a few pieces of card stock, the orange is also featured, and I used the ribbon that bound the whole kit together.

I absolutely love the sentiment stamps - that handwritten brush stroke is beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by and we'll see you at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #370

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I really love this one.  I really love our sponsor, too.  Our sponsor this week is Pink and Main and Michelle just released this past week the most adorable Christmas stamps and dies.  I couldn't help myself, I ordered the second she posted them!

My card features hOWLidays stamps and dies and Merry Christmas Script dies.

My card features papers from the Heidi Swapp and I brought in some additional dies by Fun Stampers Journey.

And I even decorated the inside!

I do hope you join us - you'll have a lot of fun and there's a $15 shopping voucher as a prize!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #369

Good Morning!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this is a really fun one by Debbie.  It's another one of those sketches that will go in your go-to folder.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments and my card is featuring an adorable image called Fifi Cupcake.  This was fun for a Fall birthday card.

My card is a Natural White base (Neenah) and the sentiment is from a chocolate brown card stock and a pretty plaid orange card stock.  I used a die and sentiment from Pink & Main.  This is a very clean and simple card and I think is a great card to give to anyone on your list.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and check out the DT designs - they did a phenomenal job like always!  Have a great Monday.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #368

Good morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week we're sponsored by DRS Designs Stamps.  I'm excited that I got to use some of my favorite stamps by DRS Designs.  My card today features Medium Daisy and Three Butterflies.

I know this isn't really meant to be a Gerbera daisy, but hey, layer two of them together and why not turn one lovely bloom into another lovely bloom.  Gerbera daisies are most favorite in the daisy family.  I love the colors I used - not so hot about the markers themselves though.  I used Spectrum Noir markers and they are messy!  I felt I had no control.  But I made lemonade and the overall result I am pleased with.

I stamped the butterflies twice, colored them with my Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  My card also features paper by Colorbok.

Please be sure to check out the other team member's designs. They are sure to inspire.  Now head on over to the TMS blog.  I'll see you there!