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!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #586

 Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  It's that time of the year for Tuesday Morning Sketches - it's time for our Annual Anything Goes challenge.

My project is four of the most adorable 3D snowglobe cards by Lori Whitlock...

These are the cards I made to send to my family.  These are so cute - she has a huge line of these designs and I was just so happy that I could cut them using my Silhouette Cameo (8x12 mat).   It's the only electronic cutter I can get to connect to my computer, after awhile.

The first one was a little challenging to put together, but after one, the rest was really easy!

I sent the Gnome to my sister Karin.

This one my Aunt Nancy got.  She said, that looks just like the truck Grandpa had!

My sister Theresa got this one - she loves penguins!

Last, but not least, this one my Momma got.  She called me late at night to tell me how much she loved it!

Now, do you all see the tree behind the cards?  I made it and shared it several years ago.  It's a design by SVG Cuts.  This white tree, I call the Lopez tree.  As I shared last week, my biological father died from COVID on the 7th of December and he was buried on the 17th.  In truth, he was not special to me.  I don't have any happy memories with him.  But when we were little, I do remember spending Christmas with him and his family.  They had a white Christmas tree (actually, it might have been silver).  Then there was this rotating plate that was segmented by 4 for 4 colors with a light behind it.  So as it rotated the tree would be blue, red, yellow and green.  My half-brother and I would lay on the floor practically under that tree and watch it change colors for hours.  So I made the tree to represent that memory, on the inside I have a battery operated tealight that changes colors. 

I hope you enjoyed my post, I would love to hear from here.  Please leave a comment.  After that, please head on over to the TMS blog to join in the fun and leave the team some love.

Also, let me wish you a very Merry Christmas and I hope 2021 is great year for you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #585

 Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  The last sketch of 2020 is posted on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. This one is a lot of fun and don't let it block your creativity.  These are just elements and you can interpret them how you want.

My cards features paper and stickers from the Cozy Christmas collection by Echo Park.  I'm going to be honest here, I made these two cards from the left over paper that was sitting on my desk and the sheet of stickers that came in the paper pack.  Might as well put them to good use, right?

I pulled out some square dies (Tonic Studios), wonky stitched rectangle die (Kat Scrapiness) and inside scallop rectangle die (Pink and Main) to make my "box" elements.  Places some of the stickers for the stars elements and viola, super easy card!

I needed two.... So I rearranged the elements and bit and grabbed some more stickers.  Another easy card!

I do hope you'll join us this week.  Head on over to the TMS blog, leave some love and join in the fun.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #584

 Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning  Sketches, this one is by Debbie.  It's a really great sketch, I had a lot of fun using it.

My card features another stitched Christmas tree from the November Small DOM from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the paper is Cozy Christmas from Echo Park.

Isn't this sweet - I love this paper.  It's got a classic Christmas look and it works so well with this tree.  The tag die is from Spellbinders and I think it came from an old card kit that I got on sale.

Thanks again for your visit and we'll see you over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  Head on over and leave the team some love.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #583

 Hello!  Thank you all for stopping by blog today.  The latest sketch is posted on Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a little similar to the one we just did.  I wasn't careful when I put them in the line up to break up similar shapes and orientations but every now and then, I get confused.

My card features the Monthly Mini-Delight stamp/die set from Altenew.  I'm not sure why I wanted this polar bear but I love it!

It also features the wonky stitch oval die from Kat Scrapiness and the paper is Wintertime by Echo Park.  It was still on my desk so thought I'd just use it again.   The scallop is from a set of scallop borders from Pink and Main.  I finished it off with big Nuvo Drops.  They are a little messed up because I'm a dummy and thought moving it before it was dry was a good idea.

I do hope you'll join us for the challenge this week but be sure to stop by the TMS blog to leave some love the team.  We'll see you over there....