Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #272

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and we have another great sketch for you.  This one is created by Nina, our newest team member.  What a great basic sketch....


Our sponsor this week is Sweet n Sassy Stamps, I am featuring Pumpkin Patch digital stamp.  Since I live in Florida, I have to create the vibrant colors of fall.  The sentiment is from a stamp set by Raisin Boat and the paper is from a Colorbok stamp I picked up at Walmart.

Head on over to the TMS blog to join us.  Have a great day!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Perfect Autumn Day

Hi!  Happy Sunday.  I have a favorite stamp company, CC Designs.  My favorite lines of characters are the Pixies and the Sugarplums.  I think these are the best!  Well CC Designs is doing a design team call and once again, I'm applying.  I think I've applied for about 5 years now and I'm hoping one day that I'll get picked.

Today I created a little fall decoration.  I have to create the colors of fall in order to feel the season (I live in Florida), I have been very busy making decorations.  This one will up probably decorate the wall of my home office.


I started this project with a cut file by Lori Whitlock (the frame).  Then I created my little scene using several stamps by CC Designs:  Sugarplums Plums Pumpkins, Sugarplums Swing and a Sugarplums Emma that I believe is retired.  I did sponge the card stock with Simon Says Stamp ink, Sea Glass for the sky and Peeled Paint Distress Ink for the grass.  I then "thumped" 4 or 5 different colors along to bottom to create the illusion of piled up leaves.  Then I finished it off with a phrase cut file by Echo Park.

I hope you like my project and wish me luck!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Haunted House Step Card

Hello everyone,

Thank you for coming by my blog.  Please leave a comment, let me know you were here.

Today I am featuring a fun step card I made using Haunted House Silhouette cut file by Designs on Cloud 9.  I love how this turned out....


I really like how this card turned out.  The papers are from the Halloween collection of paper I got from Michaels.  I added a bit of "goo" to the spider web using glossy accents and highlighted the black elements in Picket Fence Distress paint.

Again, thank you for stopping by.  Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #271

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday!  The sketch is ready for you at TMS and it's time for the Judged Challenge.  This week we're doing holidays.  Our sponsor is DRS Designs and I am featuring Silhouette Haunted House.


I love Jessi's sketch - so much possibility for pattern and texture and you really have opportunity for wild imagination!

I went with pretty simple.  I picked up a 12x12 Halloween paper pad by Recollections at 60% off so I wanted to be sure to showcase some of the great patterns that are in this paper collection.  You'll see it later on this week, too.

Head on over to the TMS blog and join in the "holiday" fun.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Silhouette Sunday with Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs

Hello, thank you for stopping by.  Today's Sunday Silhouette share is part of a gift I created for my sister's birthday.  I used an adorable Cupcake Shaped Box cut file by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs.  My sister was so excited about this cupcake she didn't even want to open it to get the goodies I put inside!




I love how this turned out.  It's so easy to put together, too.  I used a piece of white embossed card stock for the cake part.  And a piece of Tempting Turquoise designer series paper for the cup.  Then added some sequin sprinkles  and a bow.  The ribbon does not tie it closed, it has tabs for that.  Genius!


Here it is opened and you can see the treats I added inside.  Pretzels M&Ms are her favorite.


The card I found in the Silhouette Online Store.  My first attempt at the card was a failure.  I tried to cut it out of the paper but I didn't set my blade correctly so it tore everywhere.  I then cut it from white card stock and did a little bit of card surgery.  I cut away of few of the pieces from the paper and transplanted them to the white card.  Added a few sequins to bring it all together.

I hope you enjoyed my project share.  Please leave me a comment, let me know you visited.  Thank you.  Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #269

Good Morning!  The sketch is up and this one was created by Grandma Bonnie.  Sadly, she's decided to step down from the team but she leaves us with a great sketch!  Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and my card features Pumpkin Bear.  My card.... a little spooky but so sweet.


I know the "scary" images don't really go with that sweet bear, but I honestly couldn't resist.  I have no idea what to do with Halloween cards, but they're really fun to make.

The spider web border and the key are cut files found in the Silhouette Online store.  "BOO" I cut out with a font I have.  The paper is old from Michaels (yay, I actually used a little something in my long forgotten stash).  I printed the bear on Ivory Coast card stock and easy coloring with my Copics.

Come join us!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sweet little pumpkin... Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs style

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Me?  I'm OK I guess.  I can't complain... well, I could but what good would it do?

Anyway, it's been so long since I've shared anything on my blog except for TMS posts.  Not that I haven't been making anything, but some things weren't share worthy, I guess.  But today's project is!  I love the Fall.  I love the colors.  I love the crisp air.  I love sweaters and sweatpants and slippers.  And I miss having all those things living in Florida.  I'm so jealous, I read a post by my cousin Michael on FB and he was going on and on about how beautiful the Aspens are looking.  *sigh*

Kelleigh Ratlaff Designs has a super cute Perfect Pumpkin 3D container that I just fell in love with.  I paired with a bit of her digital papers from her Blessings pack.  Also featured is one of leaves from her Autumn Leaves set.


I used Pumpkin Pie card stock (SU!) for the bottom of the box.  Take your time gluing the tabs and aligning the edges, and your results will be fantastic.  This pumpkin is so easy to put together.  The cutting file does not come with a stem, so I just rolled up card stock to create one.  Cut out one of the leaves from two different shades of green in the digi-paper pack and then embossed them.  I decided to distress them a bit so I did a light sanding on the embossing.  I then added a burlap bow to finish it off.

Throw in some treats and tie the bag off with a piece of jute.


So darn cute!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment, let me know you visited.