Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches 628

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one by Debbie Foster.  This one is perfect for Christmas or winter scenes but I went a way different way.

My card features Amazing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, oval dies from Spellbinders and ink colors from Concord & 9th.

I did also use Peacock Feathers distress ink for the sentiment - in retrospect it wasn't a great idea.  But I guess it's okay, too.

This was a really super quick, super easy note card to make and can you believe it, I actually used stamps.  I have some really great inks and they are seriously neglected.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Scotty Halloween with i-Crafter

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Hey there!  Thank you for stopping by.  My first post is on the i-Crafter blog today.  I had the best time making this card.  The owner, Lynda Kanase, challenged us to think outside the box for our projects.  So who thought Scotty Holiday die set could be a super cute Halloween card?!

Isn't this cute!  I don't make too many Halloween cards but I wanted to challenge myself because this just isn't my genre.

I started with my base of white card stock and pulled out my box of Distress Oxide inks.  I first blended on Squeezed Lemonade, then around that Scattered Straw, building my color out I then used Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky.  I love this ethereal background!

I cut the spider web element and snipped it out and glued to the corner of the base.

I cut out a few bats, the dog, the bow, the pumpkin and the sentiment.  The dog I added a few highlights using Pumice Stone Oxide ink.  Then snipping off one of the bat wings I used this for a mask.  I cut out two bows and layered them so that I had two tails to make it look like his mask is tied on.  For the pumpkin and I did ink the edges a little with Black Soot, added a scrap of black card stock to the back and cut a sliver of a strip of black card stock to fashion the handle.  Glued it so that it looks like the dog is carrying his pumpkin bucket.  I sat him atop the Happy Halloween sentiment. 

This was a super fun card and I hope it inspires you to look at your dies with a different eye.


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Tuesday Morning Sketches #627

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a nice and easy one.

I say nice and easy but I made my card a little wrong.  I really need to stop relying on memory of a sketch because as you'll see my elements are not the right size.  I don't necessarily hate that though because I used some really cute woodgrain paper.

I made this card using some super cute Hello Fall papers by Echo Park.  The sunflower is a die set from Spellbinders.  It was a really simple card to put together.  It'll be a nice notecard.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #626

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you're going to like playing with it. 

My card features a lot of dies... Oval dies, letter dies, foliage and scroll dies.  Most of them are from Spellbinders.  

So decorative pumpkins are all the rage and I wanted to translate that to my card.  Too bad this picture doesn't show the full glory of this card.  I'm still trying to learn how to use this Shot Box to the best of the ability, but so far it's not so good.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to see all the beautiful designs the team made to share.  Leave some love, too.

Friday, October 1, 2021

i-Crafter October Release Day!!

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I have some really exciting news.  I'm one of the newest design team members for a fairly new die company called i-Crafter.  I shared a card a couple of weeks ago  featuring their dies because I just had to play with some of the products I received to work with as a DT member and NOW I can share more.

The October release is now available on the site - its a phenomenal release with so many great dies!  My project features Scotty Holiday  and Buffalo Plaid Stencil

My project also features the Impossible Box, Monsters.  First of all, the box isn't put together exactly as the impossible box should.  That top part (the lid) should go over the box base.  But I didn't want it like that.  I wanted a taller presentation.  So I glued the lid the other way.  And to make it come in the way it does for the ribbon I cut an extra notch.

I cut the cute little dog out of Kraft card stock and then inked with a sponge so I would get those lines to sort of make fur hairs - in my own attempt to make this dog look like a wire-haired terrier.  I then took a black marker to color in the nose and eye.  The bow I cut from orange card stock and then using an orange Pentel pen to draw in some details.  To make the grass I used what should be the hair for monster from green card stock and adhered upside down.

I then took a scrap of white card stock and used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and a sponge to make my tag using the Buffalo Plaid stencil.  Then die cut the  "Cheers" sentiment that comes in the Scotty Holiday set from black card stock.  Punched a small hole and tied to my ribbon tie.

So how I see this little gift packaging, I plan on placing a tiny bottle of scotch inside and giving to a friend to celebrate his birthday.  It's the perfect size for 21+ plus gift!

I hope you enjoyed my project and will come back often to see other fun ways to use these dies and stencil.  I have so many so ideas!!  And if you'd like to purchase these wonderful items and others I'd appreciate it if you'd use my affiliate link.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #625

 Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate you being here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.

My card features Stitched Star Dies and Sunshine stamps/dies all from Pink and Main.  It is a square card measuring 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  I do wish I had made it bigger.

I'm still learning to take better pictures with this Shot Box.  Have patience with me!  But I do love how this card turned out.  It was quick to put together and it makes be feel happy.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #624

 Hello.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am so glad you're here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Andrea.

My card features a great die set from i-Crafter.  More to come about them in the coming weeks.  But this is a great little die company that started last year at Creativation.  The die is  Ribbon Rosette and has a ton of possibilities!  The paper I used is from DCWV called Hippie Chic.

This rosette comes together pretty easily - it's a little tricky like any rosette is, just takes some patience.  My card is pretty fun and September holds many birthdays for my family, my sister, my half brother and a whole slew of cousins! 

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