Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #663

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  A little challenging but not too bad.  Flip it a little and one could make that card I'm seeing so often on Instagram where it looks like an outer layer is being ripped back to reveal something below. 

Anyway, I'm still not 100%, still coughing a bit and still get tired very easily.  But I'm doing better and I think it shows with my card.  I'm pretty happy with it.  I challenged myself to use an old matstack.  This one is called Latte and definitely one of my favorites.


This card features dies from Pink and Main (daisy), Spellbinders (sprigs) and CC Designs (squares).  I did also use the newest embossing folder from Spellbinders from their EOM.  I know these colors don't exactly say hey, it's summer - but I love this paper pad!  This is a nice card.  I did make a second one where I didn't emboss that purple panel.  Both look pretty good!

Again, I appreciate you stopping by.  Now please head on over the TMS blog, leave the team some love and join the fun.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #662

 Hello! Thank you so much for your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a nice one by Debbie.

So I guess it was my turn to get bit by the COVID bug and I've been sick for the last 3 weeks.  I don't honestly know that what it really was because I didn't go get tested.  All I know is the first few days were awful and the next few weeks all I've been doing is sleeping.  I still get fatigued rather easily and have found I need that hour or two nap in the afternoon.  If you know me, then you know my view on sleep is that it's a waste of time.  But I can't help it.  I am ready to be normal again, no more coughing and having a normal sleep pattern.

I feel that this illness has also affected my creativity.  My card features dies from Spellbinders and sentiment die and stamp from Pink and Main.  In a word, it's "meh."  Not my favorite but here you go....


I don't know if it's the colors that I don't work well or what, but my card isn't that well executed and it just is what it is.

Please join us at the TMS blog, the design team did a great job with the sketch and you're sure to get inspired by their creations.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #660

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's fun and I think a bit creative.

My card features cut files I got from the Silhouette Design store.  Honestly, I'm not sure what I was thinking when I made this sketch but when I sat down to make a card, at first I was thinking surf boards but then I saw these super adorable popsicles.  I love popsicles!


I cut the designs out of white cardstock and then colored them using Distress Oxide Ink.  The first pop is Festive Berries and Saltwater Taffy, the 2nd pop is Tumbled Glass (although not too visible) and the 3rd pop is Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass.  The sticks are Vintage Photo.  I then embossed a piece of vellum with stars embossing folder from JoAnn's.  The sentiment is a print & cut from Silhoutte, too.  I printed it on sticker paper.  Then I finished it off with some dots here and there using Nuvo Drops.  My card came together very quickly and is a fun card.  I admit, I don't usually make 4th of July cards, but it was fun!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  Join in the fun and leave some love!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #659

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a pretty fun one.

For my card traders challenge group we were challenged with making a Summer themed card.  What reminds you of summer?  Well, for me summer means it's even hotter in Florida (and rainy and humid) so that's when it's best to hang out at the pool.  I, personally don't have a pool but I've been known to stick my feet in a bucket of cool water and pretend.


My card features flip flops that I took from a library pocket card svg by Lori Whitlock.  I did copy the base of the flip flop and sized it down so I could layer the solid piece with the cute patterned piece.  I printed some digital paper that I've had forever and then put the design on my design space on the Silhouette Cameo.  I didn't measure accurately so when I cut 4 sets out, two of them didn't have the fish on the bottom part of the design. Talk about a happy accident.  I pulled out my jar of washi and put on 3 stripes and we've got ourselves a really designer pair of flip flops here!

Then I embossed a piece of gray card stock with this brick/subway tile looking embossing folder that my sister sent me.  I'm pretty sure it's from CTMH.  I spritzed it with Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass to give the look of wet cement. Then I cut the corner out of it - the die I used which is a border die I got from Simon Says Stamp (I think) - it did put the angle on the other side of the sketch, but that's okay.  Then I added the 1/4" strips I cut away to the edges to make it look like the edge of a pool.  The "pool" was created using white card stock and blending on Distress Oxide ink with zero technique and all.  I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean.  Then I painted Glossy Accents all over.

It's a fun card and it screams summer - pools and flip flops - that says it all for me!

Anyway, I appreciate you stopping by and I hope to see you over at the TMS blog joining us.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #658

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's a nice and easy one with simple elements.

My card reminds me of a nice, warm quilt...


I am featuring strips of paper from a sweet paper pad I got from Queen & Company.  These patterns remind me of a quilt.  The letters are from a die set from Spellbinders and the flowers are from a die set by Lori Whitlock available at iCrafter.com.

This is a super easy notecard and a great way to use up scraps.  I, personally didn't use up scraps, I cut these strips on purpose.  But still - so much fun to put together and it didn't take a lot of time.  Quick and easy!

Please head on over to the TMS blog and join us.  Leave some love while you're there!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #657

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

My card features a stamp set from an older Simon Says Stamp card kit.


Now I definitely added more circles but, per the sketch, the main 3 are there.  Now what about that rectangle, you might be asking.  Well, it's there.  Using the Happy Birthday foil sentiment from Waffle Flower I hot foiled onto a piece of window sheet that's designed to be heat embossed on.  So I figured if one could heat emboss, it has to stand up to hot foil.  It turned out gorgeous....


You should see this card in real life!  The shine is amazing from the foil and the window sheet!

This was a really easy card to put together and so perfect for mass production.  It's a great birthday card to have in your stash for when you need a card last minute.

Please head on over to the TMS blog and leave some love for the team and since you're there, you may as well join us.  See you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #656

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think this will be a lot of fun.

My card features a very old technique posted on Splitcoast Stampers (by Beate Johns) called Emboss Kiss or something like that.  It's where you ink up a solid stamp with one color and ink up an embossing folder with a contrast color.  Stamp the stamp onto the embossing folder and then stamp on your card stock.  This is a challenge with my challenge group I belong to.  Now I really struggled with this technique because one; I don't own very many solid stamps and two; because no matter what I did, which embossing folder I chose, it wasn't even detail to get the texture into the bloom.  Worked great on the leaves.  But here's what I made...


It is a pocket card.  You would write a personal message on the white panel or put in a gift card.  The stamp set I used is Flowering Cistus from Altenew.  The texture is really great and visible on the leaves but not so much on the flower.  The card stock I used is from Paper Trey Ink.  


Here's a close up of the pocket.  And of the embossing folder that I used on the flower.  The scallop border was die cut from a border die from Pink and Main.

I do hope you'll join us this week.  Please head on over to the TMS blog, leave some love for the team and then make your own interpretation of the sketch.