Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #535

Happy Christmas Eve!  Thank you for stopping by!  It's time for our Annual Anything Goes challenge.  This is the time of year where we can share whatever we'd like to share - cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media or whatever craft project you want to share.

My share is 3 projects.  My sister got on a kick of making sock gnomes, but she took it up a notch!  She hand knitted the body and hat and then sent me a whole kit to make a gnome.

My sister also showed me a picture of a pom pom Christmas tree that she found at a specialty store for $25 - I looked at it and said I could make that!  So I made a bunch of pom poms and glued them to a styrofoam cone and made my tree.  I then set it on top of one my Longaberger baskets.

I have always wanted to make a snowman, so here's my version.  I filled it with eucalyptus and spearmint scented epsom salt instead of rice.  The socks are from Dollar Tree.  The eyes are little black pom poms, his nose is felt and the made the smile from black Nuvo Drops.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - please join us!  Also let me wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I'm so excited, my son will be here in a few days.  That's how I'll be spending by holiday.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #534

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Debbie.  It's lovely!

My card features dies from Kat Scrappiness and Spellbinders.  I cut the trees using my Silhouette Portrait.  The embossing is Pretty Plaid by FSJ.

I think shaker cards are so pretty but I'm not super fond of the dimension they add.  If you know me, then you now I appreciate cards that will mail with only 1 stamp.  This one is nearly that, but not quite.  I admit it was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest and I adapted it to the sketch.

I cut a panel and blended on Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink and using a stamp from a Christmas stamp set from Simon Says stamp I stamped the dots with Unicorn White ink by Hero Arts.  The shaker element is only about 3 card stock depths glued together, if that makes sense.

Please join us at TMS for this week's challenge.  I'm sure you'll love working with this sketch.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #533

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's so super fun.  I had a lot of fun with it and I know you will, too.

My features - well, me.  So I actually got up so super early on Sunday morning because I woke up with this idea.  That was one productive morning - I made a card, took a walk and made coffee all before my 9am call with my sister!

The embossing is Pretty Plaid folder from FSJ, the J and the Y are from the Joy die set from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from W Plus 9.  So why do I say it features me - well because I pulled out dies and punches to make the snowman.  I put all the strips on one side, it was the only way to get them into my idea for the card.  I love that the snowman head is the O in JOY and I love the sparkle of the foil and glitter card stock.  I hope this card helps you to look at your supplies to create something that isn't face value.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - c'mon and join us!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #532

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  Our latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really fun sketch.  I had a lot of fun playing with it and I'm hoping you will, too.

I loved it so much, I made two cards.  The 2nd one I made first and then realized it wasn't quite the sketch (a very loose interpretation) so I made another one.  And I lovey this one sooo much.  My sister has gotten on a kick lately making sock gnomes.  But she didn't do DIY Dollar Tree, nope, not Karin.  She knitted the hats and sweaters.  One is adorned with the most beautiful, rhinestone snowflake button that was $9!  I wanted to play with gnomes, too, particularly since I passed on the Simon Says Stamp December kit.

The gnome is from a cut file I purchased on the Silhouette design store.  It was actually 3 gnomes and I didn't make it quite like the cut file.  Is he not adorable!?  The hat is silver and white foiled paper from a Christmas stack I've had for a few years.  I've featured it before.  Anyway, it's super hard to photograph foil but hopefully you can see the shine.  His snowflake shirt, I had to laugh because once I got him put together, it looked more like a Hawaiian shirt than a snowflake sweater.  The sentiment is from the November Glimmer Club kit from Spellbinders. I used the red foil from the Glimmer Holiday foil variety pack.

This next card is the one I made first.  It features Plum card stock from Hero Arts, the flurry background die cut plate from Kat Scrappiness and the Small Die Club November kit from Spellbinders.  It's Kaleidoscope Snowflake.  I cut the 3 different size snowflakes from silver glitter paper, silver glimmer paper and silver foil paper.  Then adhered together.  The sentiment is also from the November Glimmer Club kit and I used holographic Silver foil from the same variety pack.  I love this card!  This one I will probably be mass producing.

Again, super hard to photograph the shiny foil paper, but in real life, this is gorgeous!

I hope you will join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and be sure to stop by to leave the team some love.