Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #311

Good Morning!  I hope you're doing well, thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up and ready for you at TMS and it's a fun one.  I enjoyed playing with this one, this is created by Kris.

This week's sponsor is Sherri Baldy Designs.  They were gracious enough to allow us images to play with, but I wanted my team to play so I decided to try the Print n Cut feature on my Silhouette.  I'm still not great at it because I still waste a lot of card stock.  But here's my card....


She is kind of reminiscent of the cute images Sherri Baldy offers.  Best part, I didn't have to color.  Lazy, I know.  My flags feature stamps from by MFT (More Washi Patterns) and I did emboss the panel and then rubbed Simon Says Stamp ink over it lightly to make the embossing pop.

Thank you again for stopping by, please join us for this week's challenge.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #310

Hello friends.  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, it's created by Debbie.  Really fun and basic elements which are the best jumping off points for a card.  We're sponsored by SLS Lines.  I didn't use an image, because each of my design team members got an image and I never want to overstep the generosity that our sponsors extend.

My card this week features a card file from the Silhouette Online store.  I've had this ages and I finally got around to playing with it.  I messed up a little due to poor planning.  The handles on the tea cups are supposed to alternate - two on the right, one on the left.  Oh well.... it's hand made!


I used DCWV matstack Garden Party.  I think I could have sized it just a bit bigger, but overall I love this card.  It's a card that is better hand delivered.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please join us this week.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Metal (faux) Keepsake Box

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Hi, thanks for coming back.  I hope you're day is going well!  I am so excited to share my project with you today.  This literally took me weeks to finish - mostly because it was a figure it out as I go kind of project.  I'd do some stuff... not like it... try again.  So I literally was down to the wire getting my post in.  But the results - I am way happy with.

I am featuring the A2 Stationary Box by Samantha Walker and a 3D Flower by Jamie Cripps.  I learned the faux metal technique by watching this You Tube video.


What do you think?  Cool, right?!  I love this box.  My son touched it and he said that he expected it to be sturdier than what it is.... like metal, Mom.  Yay!  It fooled him.  I cut the pieces out of black card stock, including all layering pieces.  I then used foil tape (hardware store for duct work) and covered the layering pieces.  Embossed them and then painted with black acrylic paint.


For the flower, I cut it out of black card stock and then adhered regular kitchen aluminum foil onto the petals, embossed and then painted.  For the center pistols, I rubbed metallic paste on them.  With the foil on the petals, they were pretty easy to shape and hot glue together.

Then I tucked in a couple of different ribbons and embellished with a key and metal doo-dads.  I think their sort of like eyelets.


Here's a side view.  I did use 3 different embossing folders create add lots of texture and dimension.

I hope that I have inspired you and I thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #309

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Jessi.  It's a lot of fun, great elements that can be twisted, turned, flipped - any way you want to do it.  Our sponsor this week is Deedee's Digis.

My card features Birthday Bunnies and I really couldn't resist turning the balloon into a little shaker.  This card is so fun and bright - perfect for a birthday card.


On my card, I'm using Hippie Chick mat stack by DCWV.  It's been my thing lately to emboss the base.  I also used some left over orange glitter paper.  I made tags for the Dazzlers (dance team) to go on goodie bags.  Their logo is pair of pointe shoes, so I cut 110 of those out of the glitter paper.  I'm glad the girls liked them enough to put them on their dance bags!


Anyway, here's a close of up that balloon.  I just out it out, put a small piece of transparency down and then filled with stars.  So fun and so easy.

Please join us at the TMS blog so you can see what the team created and while you're there, you may as well play along.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #308

Good Morning! Thank you so much for stopping by.  The sketch is up and ready to go at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's a fun one.  I hope you do, too.

This week's sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  I am featuring a fun image called Tea Time.


I really like how this card turned out.  I started to pull fall colors but it ended bright and happy.  I have some really old SU! In Color card stock - this is Crushed Curry.  I thought it went well with the colors I chose for the image.  Then this paper that I have had around for awhile just sort of fit.  I embellished with some cork.  I purchased a couple of kits from Freckled Fawn - these were irregulars.  I don't see what was irregular, but it was a good deal.  In these kits are these mini cork pieces, they look like coasters.  I cut a piece to make the strips (above) and then used an old Cuttlebug die to cut out the flower/leaves.  I love how these little pieces accented this card!

Please join us for the sketch this week and be sure to visit the team - leave them some love.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #307

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I like this one because it was inspired by a creative cut card.  Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up and you'll want to head over to the TMS blog anyway, because the Dressy Girls joined in our always inspirational line up.

Here is my card, I am featuring Little Flower Fairy.  I really reduced the size of this image to fit my card.  The card base and elements are by Lori Whitlock (svg file).


The paper is from Linen Closet matstack.  My base is Tiki Hut from Raisin Boat.  The sentiment is also from Raisin Boat.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #305

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and we all know what that means.  Monday is over!  And the newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week I'm sponsoring and I'll be giving a $10 voucher to Ellen Hutson away.

I really love this sketch that Jessi created for us.  I got to play with some cut files on my Silhouette and I really like how my card turned out.  I'm sorry, I still can't photograph purple.


The tag w/flower is from a set of tags by Snapdragon Snippets, the  sentiment is from the Your Friendship stamp set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps, the paper is from Latte matstack (DCWV)  and the green grosgrain ribbon is from my stash.

This card was a snap to put together.  I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and thank you for stopping by.