Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #481

Hi there!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  Super easy elements.  I have to say I struggled a little and not really from the sketch, but because I had an idea in mind to stamp scene with the newest Simon Says Stamp kit, but I don't have it yet.  And you know when you get an idea stuck in your head, it's hard to see past it.

So this card features papers and sentiment stamps from a previous kits.

So I went to JoAnn's on Saturday with my daughter.  I was looking for new papers to make my 2019 planner.  They had paperstacks on sale at 70% off!  I found one that I liked and paid $4.49 for it!  Well she found this card stock that is their store brand, Park Lane, that is marbled looking.  This pack of card stock was on sale for 50% off so I think I paid $2.99 for it - something like that.  It's actually very nice card stock.  It's a great weight for bases.  It feels heavier than 80 lb card stock but not quite as heavy as 110 lb.  I thought it paired nicely with the watercolor design of this paper by Moda Scraps.  I matted it with some gray card stock that I also used for the sentiment strip.  The sentiment is heat embossed using some SSS navy blue embossing powder.

I also got to playing around a little more while my daughter was out with her dad and my son was at work and I came up with this card...

Flipped and a little more creative license with the sketch I made this modern type Christmas card.  I used the Retro Petals Turnabout stamp by Concord and 9th.  I used two ink colors from MFT and then heat embossed with gold and platinum embossing powders.  The Merry Christmas sentiment and the stitched rectangles are dies from Pink and Main.  I cut the sentiment out of gold foil paper that came in a previous SSS stamp kit.  Slapped on a strip of washi.  This card was easy to put together, in fact I made two!

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  The design team created some beautiful cards to share!

Monday, November 19, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #480

Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one by Debbie.  And although Debbie created the sketch my sister Karin certainly inspired this card.

Karin has been attending card club with one of her local CTMH demonstrators lately.  She was there a couple of weeks ago and made some pretty cute cards.  One of them I thought was great but she hated it.  She said it was messed up.  And yes, it had a little mistake but it wasn't horrible.  Anyway, the card was similar to our sketch this week so I went about making it.

My card features stamps, stickers and papers from the July Simon Says Stamp kit.  At least I think it was July.  The dies I used are from CC Designs.

The kit also came with 3 gray card bases so I finally used one.  I started with cutting the strips of paper at 1 1/2 inches wide and then adhered to thin white card stock (Recollections).  I then lightly tacked that to the base and then ran it through my die cut machine with the circle die.  This cut through the first layer just fine.  It didn't cut the base but it made enough of an indentation that I could easily put the die back in place and have it match up.

I then put the die on the turquoise card stock and lined up a larger die and cut it out.  I made 2 frames.  Before adhering the decorative paper piece down I put a square of vellum.

I stamped the sentiment on the inside with VersaFine Onyx black and heat embossed with clear embossing ink.

I finished off the card using up as many of the stickers that came in the kit.  I still have some left over.

I hope this provides you some inspiration.  By the way, my sister loved my card.  We'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Just playing around...

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  Yesterday I decided to pull out some supplies and just make donation cards.  The one card I'm sharing is the challenge from Just Us Girls - this week's challenge is a color challenge.  Turquoise, orange and yellow.

This is from the... uhh, July Simon Says Stamp kit.  I think it was July.  Anyway, I hadn't used hardly any of the paper that came in the kit and none of the stickers.  So it was time to put them to good use and the colors of the paper just happen to be the colors in the JUGS challenge.  This card was easy to put together and will be great for donation.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #479

Hi everyone!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's pretty plain and simple but holds so many possibilities.

My card features paper.  Yep not much stamping involved at all.  The branch is from the Beautiful Branches stamp set from Concord and 9th.  But the rest is from a Christmas Pad paper stack from DCWV.  My sister said we were making a project during our Sunday morning FaceTime chat so I pulled out one of my pads of Christmas Paper.  I ended up not using it but I did decide to use it for this week's card.

The snowflake is from Roasted Red Pepper card stock from Raisin Boat and a large snowflake punch by Martha Stewart.  The sentiment is a sticker from Hobby Lobby that I had left over from Christmas cards I made for my Mom.  Oh, the black/white paper is also from Hobby Lobby.

This picture is just so you can see some of the shine from the foil paper and the foiled beaks on the cardinals that I fussy cut from the paper, too.

Thanks again for stopping by and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #478

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up on Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It screams party - so that's what I made!

My card features Mandala Maker by Gina K Designs and Birthday Bits by Simon Says Stamp.  My neighbor celebrated her 50th birthday over the weekend - this is the card I made for her.  Which is why there is some bling on it, it didn't need postage.

She had a Mexican theme to her birthday party and nothing says Mexican more than bright colors!  Isn't this fun!

In this shot you can see the bling bling - so shiny!  I used glossy dots by Pink and Main - the rainbow pack.  I love these dots and I don't use them a lot because I am all about single postage stamp type cards.

Head on over to the TMS blog to join us.  Again, I thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit the design team.  We have new faces!