Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #573

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning  Sketches and it's an interesting one.  I don't anyone to get stuck on the design - they are just elements and they can be interpreted however you wish.

So for my card, giving credit where it's due, is solely inspired by Yana Smakula.  She's been featuring white flowers on her blog and YouTube and I just had to try.  Yana is one in the crafting industry I look up to.  There's not many.  She just seems very genuine to me.


I love how my card turned out.  It's not without it's mistakes, but all in all, it makes me happy and I hope it inspires you.

My card features a beautiful stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I got it some time back in a monthly kit and I don't get those much anymore because I found I use them less and less.  But Sunday I felt like trying something new and playing with my stamps and copics.  It took me a few hours to make this card, but again, so happy with the results.  The dies are from the May '20 Large DOM from Spellbinders.


It also features this beautiful silver paper that I got from Simon - I think it's a hologram pack.  I love the look of brushed silver paper.  This is layered on the same navy blue card stock I used.

I'm not Yana Smakula, but I hope I learned from her and will do her proud should she see my card.  I also hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join our challenge.  Also, while you're there leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #572

 Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping, I do love it when you visit.  Please leave me a comment and let me know you were here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's a little similar to what we just had but it has some great differences.

My card features the newest Glimmer of the Month set from Spellbinders, aptly named Have a Colorful Day.  This also features a sentiment from a Small Die of the Month set which was my very first monthly subscription set I got from Spellbinders.  I love this set and don't use it often enough.


My base is Sky View card stock from Raisin Boat (I sure wish they were still around).  I embossed it with Cloudy Sky embossing folder from Darice.  Then using the die I cut the white layer and using one of the sentiment foil plates I hot foiled the sentiment.  The foil is rainbow foil!

I then foiled the arcs on red, orange, yellow and teal card stocks.  This foil is a crazy looking pattern in gold but you lose the pattern on these little stripes.  My daughter said, "Mom, your rainbow is wrong.  You should have used green."  LOL - Everyone's a critic!


Take a look at that SHINE! 


Here you can really see the rainbow foil!  And you can kind of see the crazy pattern of the gold foil on the arcs.  

I love this card!  This one may have to go in my stash.  

I do hope to see you over at the TMS blog - c'mon and join us!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #571

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun one.  I think so, I hope you will, too.

This week's card features (again) the Stitched Circle Dies from Pink and Main.  The leaves and swirly bits are from a couple of different Small Die of Month sets from Spellbinders, Glimmer plates from the Dec '19 Glimmer of the Month set and copper hot foil.  The sentiment is from Concord and 9th and the background (old) is from Raisin Boat. 


I did forget to mention that I also used the Essential circles glimmer plate to hot foil in one of the circle elements on the sketch. 

The combination of the circle dies and the glimmer circle along with the leaves, this created a very nice modern pumpkin!  I enjoyed putting this together.  I did stamp the sentiment and heat embossed it using Rose Gold embossing powder by Gina K.  It looks too pink but its very interesting, move it around in the light and see that lovely gold shine.

I do hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.  See you at the TMS blog!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #570

Hello!  Thank you for your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  I have to admit, after seeing the other team member's cards I wasn't sure what I was going to do, so I struggled to measure up.  I still didn't quite make it, but I am happy with this card.

My card features Stitched Circle dies and Cloud dies from Pink & Main, the sentiment is from Forever Friends from Queen & Co and LOTS of Nuvo Drops.


I actually die cut the circles out of watercolor card stock and then colored each piece using Distress inks.  I did intend for this to be more rainbow in shape, too, but I had so much adhesive on the back that when I placed it down on the card base I had it over to the right too far but had to commit to it because the adhesive wasn't forgiving at all!  Oh well, such as good adhesive goes.

Then I went crazy with the Nuvo drops!  I couldn't help myself.  I had every color of the rainbow and I want to use them all!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us.  Please come by and leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #569

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  Easy elements.  Classic design.  It's a sketch that you can use over and over again.

My card features more the Concord & 9th birthday present from sisters.  This time it's the Kindness Blooms turnabout stamp set, more of the 4 colors of ink and card stock that got and I also used this sentiment Glimmer plate I picked at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $4.  I love that!  I did use a Spellbinders die to cut it out and it was a bit too narrow, but it works okay.



I love this card!  It's so sweet and delicate.  This is definitely my new favorite gray!  Love this color!

Be sure to come by the TMS blog and the team's blogs - leave them some love, they made some super cards! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #568

Hey there!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up for Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's pretty cute, if I say so myself. 

So my birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I have the most generous sisters.  I was able to place a big order with Concord & 9th.  I love their new colors and I've always been a fan of the turn-about stamps.  I purchased 4 of their new colors, so my card features 2 of them.  Aqua Sky and Dove.


My card also features the Eyelet Cover Die, Inspire stamp and die set, the sentiment is from a stamp set that I don't think is available anymore all from Pink and Main.  The sentiment I made using the Essential Rectangle foil plate, but I didn't foil it, I tried to do letterpress but it didn't work.  I like what it did do though.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and that you'll join us for the sketch challenge.  Please be sure to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #567

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Andrea.  I had so many ideas with this sketch but I managed to only make one card.  And believe it or not, I actually stamped.

My card features Snail Mail stamp and die set by Altenew.  This is the cutest little envelope ever!  My card also features a sentiment strip from the Happy sentiment cards from Simon Says Stamp.  I couldn't keep it in a single strip so it doesn't look quite the way I envisioned.  But still pretty cute.


I used Nuvo inks for the colors on the envelopes, the base I stamped 2nd generation using Smoke ink by Simon Says Stamp.  I also used a couple of embossing folders and then finished it off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.

This is a simple note card but cheery!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us.  Be sure to leave some love for the team.  I do apologize for having to put comment approvals on my blog and the TMS blog, but I've been seeing way too many dirty comments being left.  Why do people do that?  Do they really think this appeals?  Ugh! 

Alright.   See you there!