Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #731

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit and hope you leave me a comment so I know you were here.

The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a pretty easy sketch, but dress it up or down any way that you'd like.  I'm working on my Christmas cards.  Last year I designed 4 for friends and family, this year I'm only doing 3 designs.  This one is very untraditional and I love it!  It features specialty card stock from Tonic Studios Craft Perfect and dies from GinaK Designs.  The buffalo check paper I got from Scrapbook.com. 

You'll notice that I didn't include a sentiment strip as per the sketch.  I didn't because I'm not sure how I wanted to do it.  I'm thinking a couple different ideas and couldn't decide so I thought I'd just share my card without it.  I didn't take a very good picture I guess.  You can barely see the embossing behind the snowflake.  In real life, it's beautiful!  The snowflakes are 3 layers cut from silver glitter card, white vellum and silver pearlescent card on top. 

I do hope you'll join us at TMS.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Color My Heart Color Dare #572

Hello!  Thank you for your visit.  This week's Color My Heart Color Dare #572 is up and ready to go!

My card features Scarlet, Candy Apple, Pine, Mink, Jade and Mocha.  Great Christmas colors, eh?  I also used the Festive Tags Stamp & Die set from Tonic Studios.  And let me tell you, it's not just for tags, check out this sweet Christmas card...

I used some stitched rounded rectangle dies from Pink & Main for the mats.  The paper is actually from a well loved, almost gone Fall paper pack from Echo Park.  The stitched oval dies are from CC Designs.  The rest of the card is from the stamp and die set from Tonic.  This was really fun to put together and made a very easy Christmas card.

We'll see you over at the Color Dare challenge blog.  

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #730

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by!  The latest sketch is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  It's similar to last week's but with some slightly different elements.

My card - this one features some digital papers I've had for a long time.  Now that I have my printer back online I decided to print some paper.  This card, the paper is doing all the work and all I did was die cut a few layers and stamped a sentiment.   Easy!

The center image is hiding a beautiful bird but there wasn't anything else I could about it.  I love the bookprint and if I know my classics, I think it's a page out of Tom Sawyer.  I love the idea of using bookprint on cards and art journals but I just can't bring myself to tear up an actual book. 

Please join us at TMS and leave some love for the team!

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Tuesday Mornning Sketches #729

 Hello!  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's meant to be a slim line card but really, you can use any size card - it's an easy sketch.

My card features die cuts from the Heartfelt Harvest collection from Honey Bee Stamps.  I'm obsessed with this collection and I can't stop playing with it!

This time I got the papers and just had to use them.  The colors and patterns in their papers are so warm and rich and make for super easy masculine cards.  I am planning on sending this to a guy, because even though it's flowers - it still feels very manly to me.

This card is a quick and easy one.  I hope it inspires you to play along with us!

Friday, October 13, 2023

Color My Heart Color Dare #570

 Hello!  Thank you for your visit.  This week's Color My Heart Color Dare #570 is up and ready to go!

I realize my colors are very similar to the card I shared a couple of week's ago.  But really, I love this color combination.   I chose Journey, Mink and Ballerina.  They just worked way too well for this cup of latte love.  Once again, I am featuring the Tonic Studios Craft Kit Marshmallow Hugs.  I love this kit so much!  Probably my top most favorite since I started subscribing to these kits.  Don't get me wrong, I like the other kits that I received, but this one just stole my heart!

So I started off using Mink colored card stock, which to me, is a light gray.  I took a 4x5.25 sized panel and using this stencil I have and some of Glimmer Paste that comes in the kit I made this retro looking panel.  So cool and shiny!  I cut the whipped cream from white card stock and added Embellishment Mousse in Snow Storm to the detail die cuts and then once they were dry I adhered to the main piece using foam squares.  

Here's a close up of the glimmery background and all that texture to make the whipped topping look so real and creamy delicious!  This was a fun card to make!

I hope to see you at the blog joining is this colorful fun challenge.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #728

 Hello friends, thanks for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's really easy.  It's a great one for using up scraps.  Don't forget a shape is a shape and it can take on many forms.

For my card, the shape took on the form of a snowflake....

This card isn't my favorite and it was obvious I wasn't feeling well on Saturday.  But I did try to let the paper do the work and I used one paper stack and pulled out some old Martha Stewart snowflake punches.

I do hope you'll join us at TMS.  

Monday, October 9, 2023

Just Playin' Around

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  So Saturday was World Card Making Day and I wasn't feeling well, so I celebrated on Sunday.  

My card features some die cuts from Honey Bee Stamps - their Heartfelt Harvest collection has grabbed my heart and isn't letting go.  I'm also playing along with Just Us Girls 700th challenge.  Congratulation JUGS!

I started with a piece of watercolor card stock die cut from a stitched rectangle die from Pink & Main. I washed some Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto the cardstock.  That was the extent of "watercoloring."   The wagon wheel and mushrooms are from the Heartfelt Harvest Collection from  Honey Bee Stamps, I die cut these elements from scraps in my scrap box using the color palette from JUGS.  I added a grass die cut from Tonic Studios behind the wheel.  I added a bit of Moroccan Flame Dream Drops to the center hub of the wheel.  I finished off the card by adding a sentiment from Bouquets & Buttermilk from Tonic Studios and Mountain Dew Crystal Drops. 

I am so pleased with how this card turned out.  I am loving these dies so much, you'll see them a lot during the months of October and November.

 Congratulations to Lisa Kind and her team on their 700th challenge!  They started just after I started Tuesday Morning Sketches - I am so glad that both these challenge blogs are still here after 14 years!

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #727

 Hello!  Thank you so much for your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's easy going and a lot of fun.

My card features a snowman die set by Tim Holtz that I got for free last year.  I only played a little with it last year, so I thought I'd pull it out.  

I also pulled out some other dies and embossing pastes.  This one was really a lot of fun to work on.  One of the pastes I used is a Crackle Paste and then I mixed whatever was left on my glass mat with some Snow Drift embossing paste to smoosh onto the card below the snowman.  Their names are Chilly and Freezy. 

I did go with a square card which I don't make very often, they are a little more postage to mail but I needed the space due to the elements I used.  I like it - so I went with it.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - can't wait to see what you make!

Monday, October 2, 2023

Just Playin' Around

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I'm playing along with Just Us Girls challenge.  This week they said to CASE a Design Team member.  It was so hard to pick which card to CASE but this is what I went with...

I'm CASE'ing Ina.  I had made some new dividers for my bin that holds my card bases and scraps so I had this paper out and decided to keep using it.  I also had made this flowers months ago and still had them on my table so I used them, too..  You can't really see it in this picture but the long panel and the dots on the base panel are gold foil.  It looks so pretty in real life.

This was a lot of fun to make and honestly, because all the materials were on my table, it was quick to make! 

It's a great challenge and there are some cards to CASE!