Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #673

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

This week's card features beautiful papers from Echo Park called Fall Fever.

I used some old dies from Spellbinders to cut out the leaves from card stock.  The banners are actually gold card stock but it's really hard to photograph mirror card stock.  This was a super easy card to put together using scraps from another project I made.

My card traders group decided to make mini envelope gift books or whatever they are called.  Made from 3 handmade envelopes using the envelope punch board.  I also included some pieces from the paper and then I made a sunflower (dies from Spellbinders) and a fox and deer from dies by Lori Whitlock available at i-Crafter.

I love the colors of Fall and this is the only way I can enjoy them.  I hope you like them, too.  Please join us over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  See you there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #672

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's a lot of fun!

My card features stitch dies from Spellbinders, embossing folder also from Spellbinders and a great cover die from PinkFresh Studio called Floral Backdrop.  This didn't start out to be a baby card, but I loved it so much I can't wait to share it with my friend who just had a baby girl.

I love these stitched dies from Spellbinders - they are a little time consuming but the impact is amazing!

Please head over to the TMS blog to join us.  Leave the team some love because they really knocked it out of the park!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #671

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up on Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's by Debbie.  It's a fun one, I think you're going to like using it.

My card features some dies from Spellbinders, Waffle Flower, sentiment stamp from Gina K and embossing folder from JoAnn's.  Before I start complaining, let me show you my card.

Now, for my complaint.  My mom ordered me the Total Package August monthly club for my birthday.  We bought it on 8/2.  It STILL hasn't been shipped.  Mind you, I did make this card a few days before posting.  I read on their site that they ship the monthly club by the end of the month.  Who wants strawberries on Sept 1st?  So I am mad.  Here's the summer kit (for the most part) that isn't here to make summer cards before summer is over. 

But, when I ordered a couple of things from Waffle Flower, I got this little strawberry die as a thank you.  Well, I decided I probably had dies here that would allow me to copy the dies that will eventually be here.  I LOVE how this card turned out.  I am so happy and it was so fun.  So I turned my frown upside down!!

What is the lesson in this?  Look at your stuff already in your collection and make it new again!!

Now, please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches - we'll see you there.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #670

 Hello!   Thank you for visiting.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's another great one from Debbie.

My card features Oval Stitch & Border dies from Spellbinders, stitched flower is from another stitchable die set from Spellbinders, the embossing folder is also from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brushstroke Messages.

So let me tell a secret on myself.  When I'm stuck in long meetings at work that I am not leading, I can't multi-task on work stuff - having those voices in my ear makes it hard to concentrate on work, so I do other stuff instead.  For this one particular call, I die cut the oval, flower and leaves and stitched.  I did a sort of ombre effect on the oval.  I am very pleased with the results.

I did emboss the white card base and the lavender card stock piece at the same time so that lined up perfectly.  It shifted a little but not so much that I felt like I needed to start over.  Before gluing the lavender piece on to the base I wrapped some dark purple floss around the panel.  Glued and then added my focal point.  This die set cuts out 2 different sizes of ovals and both inside and outside the image cuts.  I chose to cut it out and then used the outside cut lines to cut a purple mat.  I stamped the sentiment and then glued the stitched piece to the purple panel.  I love this effect.

I do hope you'll join us at the TMS blog and leave the DT some love.  And since you'll already be there, why not join us! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #669

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I think it's fun.  Who doesn't love a card with stuff flying out of an envelope!

My card features balloon die and sentiment die from iCrafter.  The envelope is my own design.  I also used the July embossing folder of the month from Spellbinders and tiny bow die from Mama Elephant.

I had a lot of birthday cards to make for the end of July birthdays so I made them all the same.  Mass production, well 3, at it's best.  LOL

Please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches and make something to share with us.  Leave the team some love!