Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #615

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches is up and it's a fun one.  I liked it so much, I turned it on it's side!

My card features a couple of Small DOM's from Spellbinders, Floral Fantasy embossing folder and Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Spun Sugar.

I inked up the embossing folder with the Cracked Pistachio ink and ran it through my Big Shot for a letterpress look.  But before I did that, I did cut 3/4 inch squares and lined them up along the right side so that they stayed white.  I then die cut the butterfly and colored it using the other Oxide ink colors.  I did forget to mention Black Soot.  I used that, too.  I cut a frame using the rectangle dies from Spellbinders from black card stock as well as the greeting.  This was a really easy card and I love the effect.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun.  Be sure to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #614

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by, I do love your visits.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think this one is so much fun.  It's so open to creativity.  With that said, I didn't have much creativity flowing.  I had to draw some inspiration from Pinterest.  I couldn't remember what my card idea was when I drew the sketch.

My card features the Mandala Maker by Gina K and Smile sentiment by Pink and Main. 

I didn't use the template or the MISTI, I freehanded this, hence why the lines aren't right.  After I stamped out the images, I colored in bits of the images with a blue Copic marker and then stamped the sentiment using an ink pad from Altenew.

This was a lot of fun and I am thankful to the person who posted something to Pinterest that helped me. 

Now head on over to the TMS blog and play along with us.  Leave some love for the team!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #613

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great sketch from Andrea.  It looks super easy but I have to admit, it was a challenge for me.

My card features remnants from a very old card kit I bought from Spellbinders several years ago.  Look at me!  Still stash busting. 


I also used Sentiment Stackers #2 from Queen and Company.  I scored this stamp and die set for $11 - with points and a credit that I got from PayPal, this was steal!

My craft/work space is nearly complete.  It's more functional then it was last week, so that's progress, right?!

Head on over to the TMS blog and join us, leave some love for the team, too!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #612

 Hello.  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I think you'll enjoy it!  Easy going elements that are a great scrap buster or an opportunity to use that collection of washi tapes.

My card features the Rainbow die set from Pink and Main and the sentiment is from the very first Small DOM I ever got from Spellbinders.

I die cut everything from white cardstock and used my Copic markers to color the pieces.  I think this is super fun way to say hello!

Update on the move (Debi) I'm almost all settled in.  I did have a minor set up - I cut my foot on a jar Friday night so it has slowed my progress of putting things away and deciding what will go into a garage sale.  Or in the waste bin.  I wanted to do this before the move but I just simply didn't have the time.

Well enough about me - head on over to the TMS blog to see the great cards the team made, leave them some love and then in the fun!

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #611

 Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's by Patti.  This is a fun sketch with some stash busting elements.

My card features paper and stickers from past (way way past) card kits from Simon Says Stamps.  I did mention stash busting, didn't I?  I used my stash for this card.

The paper is Moda Scraps.  I love the color palette of this paper.  The sentiment is a sticker from a kit and it just hits home with me.  Keep it simple - that's the way I need to live my life right now!

My card base is gray, which also came in the kit and then I added Elegant Eggplant.  That's stash busting all by itself.  I have purchased a single thing from Stampin' Up! in 10 years or so!  Take a look at your stash - what decorative paper do you have that you can combine with Patti's sketch to make a nice stack of notecards.

Update on the move.  I am almost completely out of the old house.  My current situation is boxes and bin EVERYWHERE in the new house.  I hope to get sight of how I want my house to look here soon, but for now it is what it is.  I also plan to have a garage sale and let go of what I haven't used in a long time.

@DebbieFoster, no I haven't found everything yet!  LOL 

We'll see you over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #610

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This one is one and really open to your imagination.  I decided to make mine a fun fold.

So my card features dies from Large and Small DOMs from Spellbinders.  I don't remember which months and the dies are at the new house among the piles of stuff that has to be put away.  This is a really neat die that makes the two sides of the gate fold.

I then cut the embellishments that decorate these pieces.  I used both patterned paper and just white card stock that I colored with my Copics.  Then I punched them up a bit with some Nuvo Drops.

Then when you open up the gatefold, there I have a top folding notecard adhered to the inside where I stamped my greeting.  I'm sorry, I can't remember where the greeting is from, I know I wrote it down in my planner, but I'm separated from that at the moment.  Oh!  Yes, it's from a set by Concord & 9th. 

I hope my card inspires you join us!

And for those who have been interested in my moving adventures, the whole craft room is over at the new house but all over the place because I don't have my shelves or desk or anything over there to get it organized.  This coming Saturday is the actual moving day.  Where it all goes over!  And then the settling begins!

Well, that's it for now.  We'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #609

 Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches - I think you'll like it.

My card features paper and cardstock from a very old, past Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I have to use what I have and I have to work ahead because the craft supplies are getting packed up and moved out tomorrow.  But aside from that reason, I really need to use what I have.  Period.  It's just sitting on shelf.

So this card kit came with papers and puffy stickers from PinkFresh Studio.  This made a super easy, super quick note card.  And it's yellow so it's sunshiny, happy!

I have moved a little bit over to the new house.  I have a small dinette table and chairs, that's moved over.  My daughter and I went over and we cleaned.  I wiped out cabinets and cleaned the counters while she mopped.  I took a little bit more over on Sunday (very little) and didn't go over to the house at all on Saturday.  But I have high hopes to move some craft stuff over to the house this week.  I also need to have a serious talk with myself and get rid of stuff I do not use anymore. I don't have a lot of storage in this house, so I can't keep hoarding.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join us.  We'd love to see you there!