Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #383

Good Morning!  Are you all ready for Christmas?  I'm nearly there.  I just need to get everything wrapped.  But it would help if I would pick up some wrapping paper.

There's no sketch for Tuesday Morning Sketches - it's time for our annual Anything Goes Challenge.  It runs for two weeks so you have lots of time to join us.

Today I'm sharing my Christmas card that I made for extended family members.  I do wish I'd take pictures of the cards I made for my mom and sisters, but the need to get them in the mail on time this year was much more pressing then taking pictures.  I like this one, too.  Very organic and nature.  It sort of reminds me of my dad.

I designed this card using a simple snowflake cut file placed inside a rectangle.  Then backing it with a plaid pattern decorative paper.  Using my MISTI I added the sentiment and then embellished simply with a larger size gold sequin and simple gold cording.  I picked up a package of kraft envelopes from Michaels with a 50% off coupon and then stamped on them and added a little bit of washi.  Simple and cute.

Be sure to stop by the TMS blog for more inspiration from the design team and I'll be adding some other projects as I get them finished.  And I'll reveal what the prize will be!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #382

Hello!  Thank you for coming by.  The very last sketch of 2015 is posted on TMS and it's a super fun one.  Now I will admit when I drew this sketch, I was thinking Christmas candles.  But when I sat down to make my card - I decided I didn't really want candles.  I'm winding down from making cards, I mean I think I did my part.  70 for my mom, 24 for the foster children, some very WOW box cards for my own family (6) and then 6 more cards - yep, I'm done.  But then I got to looking around on the Silhouette online store and saw this very cool cut file of birch trees and a simple word.  I couldn't figure out what it's purpose is - it's not in a layout for a scrapbook page or card but I was instantly struck with what I wanted to do for this card.

You'll have forgive the photo quality - lighting was bad today.  First it was cloudy and then the sun would come out and then in the blink of an eye (or a camera shutter) it was cloudy again.  It is a white card base - I swear....

The latest trend in Christmas colors seems to be white, gray and red.  I love this card - in real life.  The cut file also had these circles and stars - I cut those directly on my base which I thought gave it some added interest.  There were actually like 5 or six trees, but I removed a couple.  The cardinal came from another card cut file.

The card was really easy to put together and I think the results are very cool.  Please head on over to the TMS blog to join in.  We'd love to see you there.  And next week's challenge begins our 2 week Anything Goes challenge so if you want to get a headstart on that, too.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #381

Good Morning!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one!  I love it, I hope you do, too.  Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo and my card features the adorable image called Christmas Pudding Ginger.

My card has foiled decorative paper and glitter paper - it's just so happy!  It was relatively simple to put together, it didn't take long to make.  These are the kind of cards that are super easy to mass produce.  Which is just the kind of card if you're running behind on those Christmas greetings.

The sentiment is from a stamp set by Pink & Main.  I embossed it with white embossing powder that I am soooo not kidding when I tell you that I've had for about 16-17 years.  I bought this jar and proceeded to make 300 wedding invites with it and still have a lot left over.  Whoever said embossing powder goes bad is mistaken.

Head on over to the TMS blog and join the fun.  My amazing DT will astound you.