Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #418

Hi everyone!  Thank you for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you're going to like it's simple elements and format.  But don't get me wrong, it can certainly be elevated.

I needed a quick, simple card to write a quick note to my son's friend who is in boot camp - I'm sort of her adopted mom like I am for so many of my kids' friends.  I have to say I rather enjoy being an everybody's mom.  When I was a kid there was Kool-Aid commercial where this mom was a Kool-Aid mom and gave all the kids in the neighborhood kool-aid.  I wanted to grow to up to be that mom.  Goal reached!

Okay, so back to stamping.  My card features Papertrey Ink's Sunflower Harvest stamp set and the dies are from MFT Stamps.

I apologize about the lighting - it looked better on my phone.  LOL!    So it's basically a one layer card with the exception of the sentiment piece.  Easy card that would make a great note card set.

Please come on by the TMS blog and see the amazing cards my team created.  Wow!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Just playing around....

Hello - it's been a long time since I've had a "just playing around" post.  But I worked on for two days on this card to play along with Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge.

My card features Papertrey Ink's Sunflower Harvest stamp set, Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge Mat. Scarlet Jewel and New Leaf inks.

The challenge was to create a Z fold card and I've always wanted to try this fold - without it already being a pattern from a svg cut.  The tutorial was great!  So easy to follow.

My card also features other inks from Memento, dies from MFT Stamps and CC Designs.  This was a fun card to put together and I actually made 4 of them.  You know, it really is easy to make more than just one card.

Well, thank you for your visit.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #417

Hello!  Thank you for your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's by Jessi.  I thought we ran out of her sketches but I'm thrilled to have found one more.

My card features a stamp from MFT Stamps, dies from MFT and CC Designs, embossing folder by Darice and a sentiment from Hero Arts.

This card is so girly!  I cut the pink panel from a banner stack of dies by CC Designs and then embossed it.  I cut the doily piece out of vellum.  The image I colored with Zig Clean Color real brush markers and water brush.  Overall this was a really easy card to create and mass produce.  I didn't add the embellishment piece mostly because I forgot it.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to join us and you're gonna love what the design team created for you.  You will surely be inspired.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #416

Hello everyone!  I hope you all are doing well.  Thank you for your visit.  The newest sketch is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and it's a fun one by Janice.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps - everyone knows these images and Jodi's distinctive artist flair!  I love these images.  I flipped the sketch so that I can use the Make it Snappy Thank You image.  It also comes with a blank box so you can add your own sentiment which is what I did.

I used some really fun papers - I love the base decorative paper.  This dark teal was a lot of fun to pair with the bits of gold foil paper.  I colored the above with Copics but the BG01 marker I was using dried up!  Ack!!  I printed 4 images and already had my other elements ready to create 4 cards.  So I needed to change it up a little.

So the 3 you see here (there's actually 4) top one colored with Copics (card above), the middle card I kept the flowers white and only highlighted with a super light (B000) Copic and the bottom card I colored with my Tombow markers.  I still prefer the top card, but the middle card - which I made 2 of is my next favorite.

On a personal note Brendan arrived in Japan safely and we've been able to video chat twice.

Have a great day!  We'll see you over at the TMS blog - be sure to leave my team some big love!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #415

Hi All!  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I wish I had a spectacular card to share with you!  There is, however, a spectacular sketch up and ready for you to play with on the TMS blog.

So I've been thinking about this card for a very long time and I couldn't get those thoughts to relay onto paper.  I threw stuff away!  Honestly, I think it's because my son leaves for his post overseas tomorrow so I've been wanting to spend all that I can with him.

So I got these great border dies from Papertrey Ink that I've been dying to use and this sketch was made for them!  But, again, I couldn't get my ideas to relay to paper and then the lighting.  Bleh!  But I think overall, these will make great notecards to send to my patients.

My card also features a leafy scroll die from MFT and stamps from Papertrey Ink.

Okay, y'all - head on over to TMS to get some real inspiration from the design team - they ROCKED this sketch.  I'm off to celebrate my birthday (yes, today's the day - ugh) with my kids.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #414

Hi everyone.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate your visit.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really easy one.  It was great for what I wanted to try.  I shared last week that I splurged on myself and bought the My Hero Arts July'17 kit.  So it's not really expensive - particularly for what all you get in the kit.  It's quite a value!  But because I spent the money I am making myself make a bunch of cards with it.

I've been watching videos on YouTube as I stumble across them that others are using this set.  I found this one by Mary Polanco.  She inspired me to make a scene with these stamps.

I stamped the images using VersaFine black onyx ink and then colored them with Zig Clean Color real brush markers and a water brush.  Then I cut out an oval to mask off the center and used Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.  Then added some buttons that I literally was considering throwing away.

Please head on over to TMS blog and join us!  Have a fantastic day.