Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #409

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Janice!  I love this sketch - it goes into the go-to file when you need some card inspiration.

My card features the Mini Market Kit: Herb Garden set by Papertrey Ink.  This one just released and yes, I treated myself.  I thought I was finally in place that I could treat myself a little more often and then when I do... well my card died and I had to get another.  Ugh!  I haven't had a card payment in 5 years, time to tighten up the belt again.  Anyway, the kit is fun... love the stamps and dies in this kit.  I'm not sure I like the papers.  What do you think?

I am also not one for puns, but I actually like the sentiments in this set.  Some create a pun but there are also words like in my card that give a meaning behind the herb.

The kit also came with some pre-printed images that work perfectly with the dies.  So the only stamping I did this time was the sentiments.  I want to use up this paper or I'll give it away - I'm still not sure I like it but I love love love the stamps.  I can't wait to play some more with this set.

Please join us at the TMS blog - I think you'll really enjoy using this stamp.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #408

Hi there! Thank you for stopping by.  I do so love your visits.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's a fun one.  Really open to interpretation.

My card features nothing but paper from the Linen Closet Mat Stack.  No stamps, no dies - just paper.  What do you think?

I think these are cute notecards - they were super quick and super easy.  I challenged myself to look at these papers that always come in a mat stack that one never uses unless they're doing traditional scrapbooking and even then, it's debatable.  There were some great pieces that worked as sentiments.

Please be sure to head on over to the TMS blog and join us and leave my team some love.  Have a fantastic day.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #407

Hi there!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one.  Some basic elements with options for so much more.

My card features some stamps and dies that my son gave me for Mother's Day.  He said "treat yourself Mom."  So I did!

The stamps and dies are from a beautiful set called Floral Sketches by Papertrey Ink.  I used to be a huge fan of this stamp company.  Not that I ever stopped being a fan but you know how it goes, other great stamps come along and you start to check those out.  Well, I am back to being a customer as the budget allows.  The vertical strip elements are from a stamp set Washi Tapes by MFT and the swirl element is from an ancient set by Autumn Leaves.  I also pulled out a couple of colors of Nuovo drops to accent that swirl piece.

I really love how this card turned out - I only made one this time.  I didn't have much stamping mojo this weekend and before you know it, it's Monday again and no time to stamp during the week.

Please join us over at the TMS blog to play along and be sure to visit the team's blogs and leave them some much deserved love.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #406

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one was created by Debbie.  I love the elements of this sketch!

My card features stamps from There She Goes (closed) and Altenew.

I've also had this paper stack from Hobby Lobby that is a lot of fun.  It's all Kraft with black print. It's classy and fun!  I think it's the perfect neutral back drop to make those flowers pop!

Please join us - I'll be back around when I've recuperated a little more from the last two weeks.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #405

Hello everyone!  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Memorial Day to those in the US - I hope it was lovely holiday weekend for you.  I'm pre-scheduling this post as I'm enjoying my time with my family.  Today's sketch is inspired by on leave DT member, Jessi.

My card today features the beautiful stamp set Petunia Builder by WPlus9 and inks by MFT Stamps.  The base layer of the flower and the middle layer of the flower are stamped in the same color, the first layer being 2nd generation stamping.  I love how this card turned out.  There's very little bulk with only one of the flowers adhered using pop dots.  I also die cut a piece of vellum in a heart shape and then embossed it.

The sentiment is also from MFT Stamps, Butterfly Sentiments.  The background stamp I don't know where it came from.  It was gift from Tami Mayberry many years ago.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #404

Good Morning! Thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a good one.  It's basic and simple and truly a blank canvas.  We're also sponsoring - there's a super cute die up for grabs.

My card was actually inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.  That one uses some really great washi tapes but I wanted to use paper.  I also got to use a die that I picked up probably 2 years ago on clearance for 97 cents.

This a great notecard that is easily massed produced.  I made 3 of them.  Two for my Card Angel project and one for another card group.  Hopefully you can see in the card below that I also made one as a shaker card using tulle.  This technique I saw on a Jennifer McGuire video and was pretty excited to see another use for this tulle I have in my closet.

These were so quick that I almost just kept going!  Please be sure to join us at the TMS blog and leave some love for the team.

I will be around as much as possible this week but my son graduates High School on Friday so I have family coming in and they're here until Thursday next week which is also the day I fly out to Chicago area to attend my oldest son's graduation from Navy Basic training.  So I'll be around as I can but honestly, I know I'll be scarce.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #403

Hi! Thanks for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really cute one!  Janice inspired this sketch and our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up.  My card today features I Love My Puppy.

I don't often promote other blogs unless they are sponsoring TMS, however, Jennifer McGuire issued a challenge to share a card with anyone who might just need a little sunshine injected in their day.  Post on Instagram (#sharehandmadekindness) - she might even give a prize.

I enjoy drawing inspiration from Jennifer, she's really very talented.  I rarely use her techniques because I find she (unknowingly) enables me.  I want to buy what she shows.  Unfortunately, my budget is way down on the ground and my want is way up in the clouds.  But I do like that she is all about sharing with others.

I used Hippie Chick matstack by DCWV.  I did some simple coloring with my Copics.  My card was rather easy and will be sent to one of Card Angel's little girl.  I have 2 patients that are undergoing treatment for cancer, I mail them each a card every week.  It's fun to use up some cards I've made in this way and I hope that I make a difference in their life, even in the most smallest of measures.

Please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and then share your card with someone who might need a little pick-me-up - even if that person is a total stranger.