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.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #531

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a really easy one.

My card features dies from Spellbinders and Concord and 9th.  The paper is from Hobby Lobby and sepia colored vellum is from my stash - my sister sent it to me a long time ago.


Even though the sketch is easy, I struggled with what to do.  Everything avenue I traveled for this card was just a failure.  I knew when I drew this sketch that I wanted it for Thanksgiving and I knew I wanted leaves.  But when it came down to it, it just didn't work out for me.  You're really not seeing the beautiful swirl die behind the strip of pumpkins.  But I wasn't going to scrap yet another card.  I pressed on with this one.  I cut the vellum using a sentiment plate from Concord and 9th - I did shorten it, it's original size would cover the entire panel and I didn't want that.  I added copper washi tape to the sides of the strip so to tie that in I cut the letters from copper paper that I found in my stash.  I typed the word "giving" on a word doc and then changed the font to something cute and then printed it out.  I put the piece of vellum over the word and then traced it.  Looks good, right?  I think it does.

I so hope you'll join us this week.  Maybe when everyone is on the couch in their food coma you can steal away to craft a bit.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it is brought to us by Andrea.  This is such a great sketch that will surely go into your arsenal of go-to sketches.

My card features stamp and die hOWLidays from Pink and Main.  I colored it using various Copic colors and then embellished with Nuvo drops.  The paper I used is from Hobby Lobby, the red glitter paper is from Heidi Swapp and the white panel I embossed using Pretty Plaid embossing folder from FSJ.




Before I talk about the sentiment I have a little story.  My birthday was in August and my sister finally sent my gift to me a week ago.  She gave me her Big Shot that she hadn't used in for years.  I also sold an afghan/hat/bootie set I crocheted for enough money to buy the Spellbinders Glimmer machine.  I have been coveting a hot foil system for so long.  BTW, if it's something you're in the market for, get it at Hobby Lobby.  Mine has it reduced to $74.99!  Even on their last sale, Spellbinders had it for $99.99.  And Hobby Lobby also had all Sizzix and Spellbinders at 40% (excludes machines) this past week, so I picked up a package of 4 rolls of Holiday foil for $8 and a Glimmer plate set of Holiday sentiments for I think around $5.


Look at how shiny!  Now one thing I will say - it does not do well on embossed surfaces.  I didn't think it would but I thought I'd try.

Anyway - I do hope my card inspires you and that you'll join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #529

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  We also have another new DT member joining us this week so be sure to stop by and say hello.

My card features a cute little birthday stamp from CC Designs, confetti sprinkles Turn-About stamp from Concord and 9th, a die cut frame from Pink and Main and the brushstroke stripes and sentiment are from a stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.


I really struggled with an idea for this card.  I played around with gray and red for a Christmas card and then scrapped that idea.  I decided to color.  Something I don't do very often.  So I pulled this little guy out and had fun coloring.  Then I went from there.  This is a is very cheerful and fun birthday card that will be put away for a certain favorite little boy in my life when he turns 2.

We'll see you over at the TMS blog - I can't wait to see what you do with this sketch.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #528

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's awesome!  Debbie created this one for us and I totally enjoyed it.  I took the sketch literally.

My card features a die cut from the Silhouette Design Store.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts die cut from Navy Pier (it's dark blue not black :0) ) card stock from Raisin Boat (I miss their card stocks).  I used a strip of decorative paper from the Beach Bum 6x6 paper pad from Pink and Main, Berry Sorbet card stock from Papertrey Ink.  The embossing folder is rose folder from Joann's.  I finished it off with some Nuvo Drops.


I cut the rose and leaf from white Recollections card stock and then colored it with Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink.  I was so pleasantly surprised/pleased that this color matches perfectly with the Berry Sorbet card stock!

I hope this card inspires you to create something with our sketch this week.  We'll see you over at the TMS blog - please be sure to stop by to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #527

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Andrea.  It's a lot of fun and I think you'll enjoy using it, too.

My card features Pink and Main.  The Mum die, Take Flight 2 paper pad, Thinking of You Always stamp set (sentiment only) and Rainbow Glossy Dots.  The card base is More Mustard by SU!.


I cut each layer of the flower twice so that it creates a fuller flower.  I did adhere to the card using dimensional adhesive.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog. Be sure to stop by to leave some love to the team.