Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #525

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  I enjoyed working with it!

My card features stamps from Mandala Maker by GinaK and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  We all have our "crafty idols" right?  Some hang on to every word and every technique by Jennifer McGuire or Kristina Werner.  And while these ladies are talented, I find my inspiration from Yana Smakula.  She did a video or two where she is coloring on colored cards stock using her Copics.  Well, I thought it was time to give it a try.


This card took hours!  It took some time to stamp that one flower over and over and then to color it.  But I enjoyed this process so much!  This is gorgeous and screams Morocco to me.  I love it.   I wanted Fall, while I still feel that, too, I was instantly transported to my favorite Moroccan restaurant in Denver.

I realized when I was photographing my card that I forgot the ribbon element across the bottom of the focal point.  Oops!  But honestly, I wouldn't change a thing.

Hope to see you at TMS and please don't forget to leave the team some love.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #524

Hello.  Thank you for dropping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a lot of fun.  It is a little challenging, but I think you'll like it.

My card features dies from Spellbinders and paper that I've had in my stash for a while.  I don't know where it came from, maybe from a Simon Says Stamp kit but I really don't remember.


The base of card is made from this lovely light gray card stock I got from Papertrey Ink.  I've hardly used it and I don't know why!  The sentiment stamp and the flower (that you cannot see beneath my watermark) are dies from Spellbinders and the rectangle dies are from Pink and Main.  I added a touch of Nuvo Drops.

We'll see you all over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #523

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This one is by Andrea and has so much design possibility.

My card features a birthday set by Simon Says Stamp and a paper matstack from DCWV called Linen Closet that I'd had in my stash for  a pretty long time.  I love how this turned out but I must admit it took me 3 times to stamp out these balloons before I was happy with the color and impression.



I stamped the balloons using Soft Pool ink by Hero Arts.  I did use my MISTI and double - maybe even triple stamped the balloons.  The outline of the balloons and the bow/strings I used Smoke ink by Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment was stamped with Intense Black ink also by Simon.

The corner pieces I die cut using dies from Concord and 9th.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and that you'll join us.  Please be sure to leave the team comments and I'd love if you left me one, even if you just say hello.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #522

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's so much fun.  Very whimsical!


My card features a stamp set from a previous Simon Says Stamp stamps set and the sentiment as well, but a different set.  It also features little flowers from a Large Die of the month from Spellbinders.  You might recognize the flowers from a card that I did a few weeks ago - these were leftover from that project.  I also used this very cool embossing folder from Close to My Heart that my sister sent me.  It's called Subway Tile.

You will notice that I don't have the flag element on my card that is on the sketch.  Honestly, I forgot it but I also wouldn't have had the right sentiment.  I made this card for that sister.

I hope you like the card and that you'll join us for the challenge.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #521

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's by Debbie and absolutely gorgeous!

My card features a very old matstack from DCWV called Latte, dies from Spellbinders (leaves), Pink and Main (flower) and sentiment label (MFT).  The little happy is from a stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.


I have to admit this was not the original card I made.  I made another one that when I finished it - it was so busy that I felt I needed a rest!  It was so bad!  So Monday night I'm making something new.  This one makes me happier!

Please head on over to the TMS blog to see the team's inspiration and leave them some love!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #520

Hey everyone - thank you for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one - an easy one!

My card features papers from a Simon Says Stamp monthly kit, stamps from Concord and 9th, a tiny scallop die from Simon, ink colors and Nuvo Drops by Nuvo/Tonic Studio.


This card was really easy to put together.  The paper is from a 6x6 pack by Moda Scrap.  I just cut it with the die cut diagonally which gave one piece for a card.  Turned the die over and cut a smidge off and that was for a second card.  This paper is so pretty and is my sister Theresa's favorite color combo.

I hope to see you over at the blog and I ask that you leave me a word or two so I know you were here.  But, please go over to the blog and join us and leave plenty of love for our team and our guest designers.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #519

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up and this one is by Debbie.  It's such a great sketch and surely one you'll use again and again.

My card features some paper that I've had in my stash for a really long time from My Mind's Eye.  Stamps from the Wreath Builder set by GinaK, dies from Spellbinders and MFT and just a touch of Crystal Nuvo Drops.


I do wish the circle element was just a tad bigger but this way you can see a lot more of that gorgeous paper!  The border is from the flip side of this whatever you call this paper pattern.  LOL - Can't quite call it plaid but it's diamond shaped like argyle.  I just call it pretty!

I hope to see you over at the blog to join in with us!  But be sure to visit the team - they work so very hard to share with you week after week.  And if you're in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas I'll be sending you safe and happy thoughts.  Please return them!  I'm in FL.  I'm not afraid of Dorian but he's being shifty!