Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #345

Good Morning!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, this one is inspired by Jessi and it's so much fun.  So versatile as you'll see on the blog - the DT line up is FANTASTIC!!  Maybe Jessi will feel well enough to post the card that inspired the sketch.

I'm sponsoring this week, I have a fun embellishment kit from Freckled Fawn to give to one lucky winner!

Purple may be my favorite color but I can't photograph it to save my life. This card looks better on my camera than it does on the computer screen.  It is simple and trust me, in real life, it's adorable!  I am featuring paper from my stash - once again Latte by DCWV (thanks Jenee for reminding me I have this great stack), The tag is a die I purchased on clearance at Ellen Hutson, it's by Paper Smooches.  The stamp is ATC stamp Rose Garden by Fun Stampers Journey.  I colored the image using Fun Stampers Journey True Color Fusion inks (Limeade Splash and Pretty Pansy) with Fusion Blender.  I have a lot to learn about this stuff, but I'm not unhappy with the results.   Then I just finished it off with a double loop bow with purple seam binding that I've had in my stash.

Easy note card that would be quick to mass produce, too.

Head on over to the TMS blog and join us!  See you there!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #344

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches, brought to you by Debbie to inspire you.  It certainly did me.  I kept my card very simple because it's for a friend mine.  He's celebrating his 25th birthday and I find keeping masculine cards simple works the best for me.

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis and she's offering a $12 voucher for the prize.

My card features a wonderful stamp set from MFT stamps that they retired years ago.  It's called Flower Silhouette and it came with a matching die.  I did extend the stem by cutting the flower out twice, removing the bloom and just using the stem.

Last week, Jenee made a card using paper from the Latte stack by DCWV and it reminded me that I have a lot of the left and I haven't used it in awhile.  The color palette is perfect for a guy card.

The border is also from MFT stamps and I believe retired.  The labels I have no idea who they're by.  They came with the magnetic platform I bought years ago and never used.  I eventually gave that to my sister.

I do hope to see you over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Have a great week!  Happy Easter.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #343

Good Morning!  How are you?  I'm glad you stopped by.  My week seemed to be a continuation of last week - no weekend.  It was busy to say the least.  MA dance competition was on Saturday.  We were at that school by 6:30 Saturday morning and didn't leave until 10:00 that night.  Hollyanne performed her solo and did very well.  I couldn't be more proud of my daughter!

The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  At least I think so!  I'm not sure what I had in mind when I created it - so it was a little challenge for me, but in the end, I'm pretty happy with my card.  This week's sponsor is Craftin' Desert Divas.  I love their images so much, I just had to purchase one to play with.

My card features Loveliest Little Banner Bear.  I should have printed this digi a little bigger, but like I said, overall I'm still happy with it.  I am using papers from the paper stack I'm using for my personal planner.

The sentiment is an svg that I got on the Silhouette online store.  I cut it 5 times and glued them together for dimension.  The white letters sort of got lost so I colored the sentiment with 3 shades of Copics in an ombray effect, then covered the letters with Crystal Effects.  I like how this turned out.  So shiny!

Please head on over to TMS and join us... say hello to our two DT members, too.  See you there!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #342

Good Morning!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I really enjoyed playing with this one.  Well, I love them all, but this one was really fun.  Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and I am featuring a couple of their stamps.

Peeps happens to be one of my favorite things... not to eat, they're just adorable!  So I am using their Simple Easter Bunny stamp.  I colored them up with only one Copic color (each) and then covered them in Glossy Accents. While that was still wet I sprinkled quite liberally with Martha Stewart coarse glitter to sugar these little bunnies.

I really didn't need to take this second picture - the first one shows their glitter really well!  But hey, you can never get enough of sparkle!

My card features some of the last of Country Drive paper by Echo Park that I have.  The greeting is also DRS Designs that I cute apart.  The layering card stock is actually Elegant Eggplant - but it looks black in these pictures... I've never gotten this color to photograph well.

Thank you so much for your visit - please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and while you're there, please go out to each of the DT members blogs to leave them a little love.  Have a great day!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Just Playin' Around

Hello!  Happy Sunday evening.  So I decided between loads of laundry and cleaning out the front garden of old mulch and molding leaves, I'd play along with some challenges.  I made a Clean and Simple card to send to my friend Ana.

Here's what a I created... yes my card is white, not cream like it looks in the photo. It's night time and I don't have the best lighting.  But still - the card looks great.  And Ana won't judge it harshly.

I think it's bright and cheery and it says all I need to say to a friend. That's what a card is supposed to do, right?  My card features stamps from the Bloom stamp set by There She Goes Stamps (no longer in business).  The paper is from the Citrus matstack by DCWV.  A small strip of washi tape that I got for free from someplace I saw on Facebook.  The dots are from Itty Bittys (SU!) stamped with Memento Dandelion, Cantaloupe and Tangerine inks.

The challenges:

Just Us Girls - Flower
CAS on Sunday - Sketch
Less is More - Citrus Colors
Crafting when we can - Use Washi

Thank you for stopping by and allowing me to play along with your challenges.  Have a great evening and I hope you're week is a good one.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #341

Good Morning!  Thank you for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at TMS and this one is by Debbie.  She's challenging us for sure!  I like this sketch - it could be great a movie night party invite.  But birthdays start next week, so I've got birthdays on the brain.

Our sponsor is Bugaboo and I am featuring Frame it Birthday.  I did modify the original stamp a little by drawing a line in the middle of image and using only what was above that line.  I just couldn't make the whole image work for my card.

My card base is Gable Green (SU!), paper from Hippie Chic (DCWV), banner die (CC Designs) and various Copics.  I did add a little shimmer with Wink of Stella on the balloons, and metallic Wink of Luna (purple and green) touches.

My son turns 21 next week Tuesday, I think he'll like it.  Not girly - just bright and fun.

Please be sure to visit my design team and leave them some love.  Thank you for stopping by and we'll see you over at TMS.  Have a great day.