Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #603

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you're going to like it.  Super simple elements.

My card features Beautiful Day stamp set from Simon Says Stamp - it came in card kit that I got a couple of years ago.  I also used an old background stamp from Raisin Boat (out of business).  The butterflies I stamped on gray paper and heat embossed with white white embossing powder and then colored the images using colored pencils. 


I had actually colored these images probably a year or so ago.  I pulled them out of my stash and cut them out.  I then pulled out card stock to match each set of butterflies.  This card kit also came with a stencil so I added a 3rd a butterfly which made this a bit more appealing.


Orange and bright blue is such a happy color combination.


But I'm feeling this purple and teal color combo is my favorite.


What is your favorite color combo?  I'd love to hear what your pick is - please leave me a comment.  Then head on over to the TMS blog to join in the fun and leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #602

 Hello and thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up for Tuesday Morning Sketches and you are just going to be blown away by the Design Team's cards.  I mean... wow.... just WOW!!

Yes, the sketch is technically a square card, but if I'm being honest, I forgot it was a square card.  How can I forget when I drew the sketch.  Here's how.... I print thumbnail pictures of the sketches onto sticker paper and cut them out and put them in my planner each week.  If I don't print the thumbnail correctly, the sketch is not quite right.  But I do still have the square element so I'm calling it creative license.  LOL

My card features the latest Mini Delight from Altenew called 'You're one in a Melon' - how cute is that!  I had so much fun making this card.  Clean and simple with striking pops of color!


I am going to buy me that photobox by WRMK - unless it's my monitor, these colors look washed out and let me tell you, in real life this is bright and beautiful!

I also used Love Stripes embossing folder by FSJ (available on Spellbinders) and Reverse Scallop circle dies by Pink and Main.  I embellished using Strawberry Coulis Crystal Drops by Nuvo as well as Black Drops on the seeds.

Now head on over to the TMS blog and join in the fun and leave some well deserved (more than deserved) love for the team.  See you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #601

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another fun one by Andrea.  This time we're making mini-slimline cards!

Jennifer McGuire provides a lot inspiration for a lot of people.  I have to admit she's got some great ideas.  She recently posted a video for making some Easy Shadow Box cards and I immediately thought of Andrea's sketch.


In her video she shows how to make these cards using dies.  I designed my card in the Silhouette Design studio.  It wasn't that hard, it's just basic shapes.  Then I used a stamp set from Pink and Main called Bright Side.  I colored the images using my Copic markers - no fancy coloring at all.  I do wish I had brought the top cloud down just a little bit more.  Oh well.  I still think this turned out adorable!

I put the whole thing together using a combination of Scor-Tape and Bearly Art glue.  I could see me making more of these cards.  This was so easy to put together, it went together pretty quickly, too.

I do hope you'll join us this week at TMS, Andrea's offering a prize!  See you there.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #600

 Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my blog.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super easy one.

My card features a layered flower cut file by Lori Whitlock (available in the Silhouette Design Store and Lori Whitlock dot com.  My oldest son bought be a Silhouette Cameo 4, my older machines stopped connecting to my computer so he bought me a new one.  I have the most generous kids.


The paper is from a 12x12 stack I've had for a while and the sentiment I used a letter dies from a Spellbinders Large DOM.  I embellished with some Nuvo Drops.  This is a super easy note card but I think it'll deliver much sunshine and happiness.

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

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #599

 Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another great one by Andrea.

My card was actually inspired by former DT member but current friend, Lisa Peronto.  She posted this adorable Easter card on her Facebook page and I told her I absolutely had to CASE this card.  So here's my version of Lisa's bunny card.


My son smiled from ear to ear and then said, "Mom it's really cute but kinda crazy."  I said that is exactly what I was going for!  I think this bunny came out adorable!  I used a heart die from Spellbinders, circle dies from MFT, shadow dies from CC Designs, pansy die (for bow) and heart die from Pink and Main.  The paper is also from Pink and Main called Spring Fling.

This card was so much fun to make.  Lisa, I hope I did you proud!  Okay, we'll see you over at the TMS blog!  Come join in the fun and leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #598

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciated your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's...  a little challenging, but not too hard. 

My card features the latest Mini Delight from Altenew called Bloom Smile.  This little layered flower is so pretty.  This inspiration for this card is actually a vinyl sticker that I have on my wall calendar.  The colors are spot on.


So I did generational stamping on this card.  I used Kelly Purkey inks. These inks don't have name colors on them, but they match that vinyl sticker very well.  My card also uses a sentiment stamp from the CTMH set called Everyday Magic, also some little images.  I added the scallops from the same set.  Honestly, they'd be better left off, but that was the sketch.  I did make two additional cards and left them off, and if I'm honest again, I felt like something was missing.  So.....  

Anyway, I really wanted colored card stock but didn't have the right color.  So what do we stampers do?  We make it.  I used Carved Pumpkin Oxide ink to color the card base and I loved the results.

Please head on over to the TMS blog to join the fun and leave the team some love.  Thanks again for your visit.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #597

 Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun, easy sketch by Andrea.

My card features the Love Jar bundle by Queen & Co.  This bundle is adorable and I don't use it nearly enough.  I'm not a fan of high profile dimension in cards because mailing becomes challenging but when I know I'm going to hand deliver a card, then I go for it.  The only inspiration for this card is that I need to use my stuff!


This is cute, right?  I love the paper that came in the bundle - it's so pretty in all the pastels.  So very Spring!  I used some mirror card for the lid, which there is a coordinating stamp set (and it could've come in the bundle, I just don't remember) that is flowers and stems that you can put "inside" the jar.  I think I made a card like that some time ago.

Well, I hope you like this card and it inspires you to look at the sketch a little less literal (but literal is okay, too).  We'll see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to leave some love for the team.  They deserve it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #596

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's a fun one, a super easy one and I think it'll be a favorite.

With my card shares, I want to share what inspires me.  This week's card was inspired by Hobby Lobby clearance tags.



I mean, would you be able to pass these up?  I sure couldn't!  And it so happens this doily die worked great for this sketch. So here's my card...



I cut half the doily pieces from cream colored card stock - the die is called Pointed Harmony Doily.  I really did it to just practice and it just worked!  I pulled in the other colors and went with it.  The lighter blue flag I used the Twinkle Lights Glimmer plate and some gold foil that's a bit holographic.  Then I've had this vellum which, if I remember correctly, is mermaid scales that I picked up last year or so at Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment is from CTMH called Everyday Magic.

So it wasn't until Sunday evening when I created this post that I realized I never posted last week's Tuesday Morning Sketches card.  If you were on the TMS blog, saw it there.  But I wanted to share it with you just so I can tell you how this card was inspired.  Honestly, it was inspired by the raspberry and orange sherbet my son brought home.  I don't play with my Oxide inks nearly enough.  Isn't this pretty?  And so very cheery.

                           


Okay well thanks again for stopping by and we'll see at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #594

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The newest sketch is up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a super fun one.

My card features Gerbera Daisy and Stitched Rectangle dies from Pink and Main, Retro Petals Turnabout stamp from Concord and 9th and a random dots embossing folder I got from JoAnns some years ago.  So before I show you my card, I want to ask you a question.  Where do you find inspiration?  My card I shared with you last week was actually inspired by a blanket I'm crocheting my daughter.  This week, my card is inspired by two things - I found a card on Pinterest that I liked it made me think of baby toys that are black and red. 


So here's my card.  I didn't have room for a sentiment - well I guess I could've added one before I embossed the white panel, but I didn't think of it.  And on the sketch, the star elements, I really didn't know what I could add to the card that would actually fit, so I had to just let it go.

I hope you like the card and that you'll join us for this week's challenge.  See you over at the TMS blog!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #593

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate your visit and I do hope you'll leave me a comment so I know you were here.  The last revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by former DT Member Laura Jean Nygaard.  This is Tammy's pick.

My card features poppy stamp from Altenew, circle (solid cut line) die by MFT Stamps and Stitched Circle dies by Pink and Main.  The paper is another old matstack from DCWV.


The sentiment I used is from Raisin Boat (no longer in business) and orange Nuvo Drops.  One of these days I'm going to purchase a photo box so my pictures look better because in real life, this card is beautiful and the colors are strong.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join in the fun!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #592

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest favorite sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is Patti's pick.  She picked one of Andrea's sketches and I have to agree, it's a favorite of mine, too.

My card features nothing but stash.  The paper is from an Valentine's paper pack that I bought a few years ago to make Valentine's cards for my sister to give her students.  I, personally, am not a big fan of Valentines Day so I'll probably have this paper forever!  Anyway, I used rectangle stitched dies from Pink and Main and heart die from Spellbinders. 


I did use some gold washi that I found in my jar of washi tapes but I did forget the 3 embellishments per the sketch.  And full disclosure this was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest - it was a post for Simon Says Stamp and that card had like 7 hearts in rainbow (or almost) order.  I couldn't go that overboard but I do like how this turned out with the 3 hearts.

Please join us at the TMS blog, join in the fun and leave some love for the team.  See you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #591

 Hello and thank you for stopping by my blog.  I'm glad you came to visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week is my favorite sketch pick and I chose a great one by Debbie.

My card features items from my stash.  The paper I used is from a DCWV mat stack that I'm sure everyone has in their collection, it's been around for a very long time.  The focal image is from a past Small Die of the Month Kit from Spellbinders.  The scallop edge was created from a die set I purchased from Pink and Main last year or maybe two years ago.  Time flies. 


I chose this fun and funky paper to go with this pretty floral because I just wanted happy!.  I would feel happy if I were given this card.  Wouldn't you?

Anyway, I sure hope you join us over at the TMS blog.  It'll be a lot of fun and the design team really did a fantastic job with their cards.  See you there.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #590

 Hey there!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  The latest re-visited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week was Margreet's pick and I have to say, this one is pretty fun to play with.  It was originally posted on 4/20 and I made a pocket card. 

This go around, I decided just to use the elements.  I also used one of my favorite kits from Simon Says Stamp. 


These little bees are SOOOO adorable.  The paper is from HoneyBee Stamps.  I used a honeycomb embossing folder that I got from JoAnn's some time ago.  

This was a really easy card to put together.  The hardest part was fussy cutting the elements.  Sometimes fussy cutting can be so therapeutic. 

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog joining in the fun.  Be sure to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #589

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The re-visited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's pick is by Debbi, she chose Andrea's tall and skinny card sketch.

I'm still not a big fan of this style card, but I have to say that this one came together so easily so maybe I'm finally grasping the concept.  I made two cards with this sketch.  Both cards feature items of the Simon Says Stamp January kit.  The stamp set is called Snowflake Season.  For this first card I also used card stock that came in the kit.  Let me tell you, I am not a fan of this shade of pink, I don't do very well with brights but when I finished this card, I was a little impressed with myself.


I did a pretty decent job!  First I did some tone on tone stamping with the snowflakes from the stamp set.  I then added a panel of the decorative paper that came in the kit.  I then used another panel of the same card stock as the base that I embossed with the snowflakes embossing folder that came in the kit.  This is a thicker profile embossing folder.  In order for it go through my Big Shot, I had to take down to just the base plate (removing both tabs) and just one cutting pad.  You can't tell in these photos, but I did add some shimmer to the die cut snowflake using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen.


The second card I made is a standard A2 size card.  This time I used some purple card stock that I have in my stash and a different piece of patterned pattern that was also included in the kit.

I love how these cards turned out and I know you may be thinking pink and purple snowflakes.  Well I guess pink and purple is as real as snowflakes in Florida!  

I do hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  Come on by, leave some love for the team and join in on the fun.  See you there!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #588

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your visit.  The next revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's pick is by Debbie.  I love this sketch!

I made two cards with this sketch, this first one features the Magical Characters II set from Queen & Co.  I love shaker cards but they aren't great for mailing - you all know how I feel about single postage stamp cards.  But I am a Disney girl at heart....


Everything on this card is from the bundle except the little Mickey's in the corner.  These I made from little circle punches and black card stock.  Once I glued them down I covered them using Glossy Accents to make them resemble enamel embellishments.  

This next card features a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and a gorgeous embossing folder from Joann's.  I am obsessed with white flowers lately.  This could easily be a wedding card but I do  love the sentiment I used, too.


Talk about simple coloring!  This took no time at all to make 3 cards.  I finished them off with some Nuvo Crystal Drops - Silver Lining in the corner.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join this week's challenge.  Please come by and leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #587

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I do appreciate your visit.  The first revisited sketch is up at the TMS blog and it's a great one by Debbie that was originally published on 9/1/2020 (TMS #570).  I like this sketch because it's a great base for big, bold focal points.

My card features dies from a small die of the month kit from Spellbinders - I believe June or July 2018.  The paper is the last of what I got from a Simon Says Stamp monthly kit and the little sentiments are also from Simon Says Stamp.


I made 4 of these cards.  This first one is a birthday card to a dear friend of mine.


The other 3 have this sentiment.  I love the versatility of cards - particularly these types of cards.  They can convey any message you wish to send.


In this picture you can at least see the shine of the gold foil cardstock I used.

So I'm thinking about getting the We R Memory Keepers Snapbox.  It's a portable, foldable photo box.  I think that would help me improve the look of my pictures.  What are your thoughts on this tool?

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog, come join the fun and be sure to leave some love for the design team members.  We're refreshed and ready for the coming year of sketches!