Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #542

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  I do appreciate your visit.  The last revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches - this one is Patti's pick.  She actually picked a favorite of mine, too.  I loved working with this sketch.

My card features a stamp from the February Simon Says Stamp kit, hello die from Hero Arts, an old Cuttlebug folder (paisley) and some ribbon from my stash.  This card turned out pretty okay, but I really struggled with it.  More on that to follow.


This feels very denim and red bandanna to me.

Now about this stamp set - I did "shorten" the image by stamping one side, masking then stamping the other side by moving the image over about an inch and half.  It worked for the most part.  I was happy that my idea worked.  But I was so unhappy coloring the image and I came to the realization that I really don't like this set and I have no idea what possessed to me to get.  I felt no joy in stamping and coloring and it made me wonder if stamping is still "my thing."

So here's my offering.  I am willing to sell the entire kit.  I only used the one stamp, so it shows, but everything else is untouched.  The papers, card stock, the bits and bobbles, the die, the Scor-Tape and the envelopes.  The only thing that's not included in this sale is the little lollipop.  I will sell it for exactly what I paid - $36.98. This is the kit and shipping.  If you're interested, please email me at stampedbym at gmail dot com.  First come first served.

Alrighty - we'll see you over at the TMS blog to play along with the team.  Be sure to leave them some love, they deserve it.  They do an amazing job.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #541

Hello and thank you for stopping by!  I do so appreciate your visit.  The latest revisited sketch is up and this time it was my pick.  I chose one of Debbie's sketches that I loved playing with back in July.

My card features Small die kits of the month, heart die and label die all from Spellbinders, star embossing folder from Park Lane (JoAnn's) and some paper that has been in my basket for a long time.  This as close to a Valentine's Day card as I can get and I love how this turned out!


So cute, right?  This card went together so quickly and so easily.  The results are adorable.  I did cut a piece of vellum to back the flower and I offset the second layer instead of fitting it inside and then adhered the leaves.  I am so pleased with this card.   The only thing is I can't tell how it looks - this new-to-me laptop makes the colors look a bit washed out.

Please come join us over at the TMS blog to play along and be sure to leave some much deserved love for the team.  See there!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #540

Hello, hello, hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am glad you did.  The latest revisited sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's sketch is LJ's pick - she picked a classic by Debbie.

My card features some paper that I have had so very long.  It's called Hippie Chick by DCWV.  Some super old card stock from SU! that I honestly don't even know if these are current colors anymore.  Gable Green and Green Galore.  The butterfly is from a small DOM from Spellbinders and then I finished it off with a few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Super easy card and more layers than I've used in a very long time.


I did forget to mention that the scallop is from a border die by Simon Says Stamp and the frame behind the butterfly is inverted scallop frame from Pink and Main.

Again, thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind comments.  Please be sure to stop by the TMS blog to join in the fun and leave the team some love!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #539

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest revisited sketch is posted on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  I think this is a classic sketch and it's so much fun.  I mean there is so much possibility.  Windows... shakers... it doesn't have to be circles.

My card features Spellbinders Small Dies of the Month - the circles are from June 2019 and the sentiment from December 2019.  The paper is from Pink & Main.


The card stock - Not Quite Navy (SU!) and the other 2 shades are from Raisin Boat.  I finished it off with Nuvo Drops.

I love how this turned out.  I cut my strip of solid card stock and then took the dies and cut the circles out.  Then I created the kaleidoscope circles and fit it into the openings.  So you can kinda see the stripe paper through the kaleidoscope.  This is a great card for a guy or girl and honestly, with that sentiment I have had the Pink Floyd song "Hey You" stuck in my head!  LOL

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join the challenge but please be sure to leave the team some love!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #538

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Kitty's pick for the next revisited sketch is posted on Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is so much fun.  I have to tell you a funny story, this sketch was originally posted on August 6th and I actually reached for the stamp set that I used to make this first time.  LOL - I didn't even realize it until I went looking back!

So this card features things I have a long time.  A mini envelope punch from McGill, butterfly punch from Martha Stewart, decorative paper from Pink and Main, dots embossing folder from Darice and floral embossing folder from Cricut and the card stock is Sweet Cheeks from Raisin Boat.


I love this card - it's happy!  I mean honestly, who could be down with all these polka dots!  I did put a little square of vellum inside the envelope to tone down the dots a little.  I love this card - I said that already, but now you know how happy this card made me.

I do hope you'll head on over to TMS blog to join us.  Please leave some love for the team, too.  They work so hard.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #537

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by!  The next re-visited sketch is up and this one is Debbie's favorite sketch.  I enjoyed playing with this one again - I hope you will join us and enjoy the sketch, too.

My card features stamps and dies from Concord and 9th.  I love this set!!  I think their turn about stamps are the coolest - this one came in their first kit.  Bloom something.


I used ink colors by Kelly Purkey - the sad part is, they don't have names, but it is a lovely color palette.  I also used a few pieces from the December Glimmer kit by Spellbinders and some gold foil, I also used a gold gel pen, too, for some added interest and shine.

Thank you for stopping by and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.  Be sure to leave the team some love!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #536

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  Happy New Year to you, I hope that 2020 is filled with blessing, happy experiences and lots of crafty goodness.

The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's the first of our re-visited sketches.  Andrea picked one of Debbie's sketches and her favorite and I couldn't agree more.  This one is a good one.  I love it's openness - there is so much possibility.

My card features Glimmer Hot Foil plates and foil by Spellbinders.  Debbie gifted me the sentiment plate that she picked up at her local Hobby Lobby on clearance for $0.79!  I never get that lucky at my Hobby Lobby.  The border is from the December Glimmer of the month from Spellbinders.


It's really hard to photograph foil but I think this picture is cool!  The foil is holographic so in the right light, it brings out a rainbow of color!  The little circle element and butterflies are from the different Small Dies of the Month kits from Spellbinders.


If you look at the border, this is what the foil looks like on the roll.

I just love all that shimmer and color!  It's so beautiful.  And the sentiment is fantastic.  I mean how much more encouraging could you be.  Thank you Debbie for the wonderful gift.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us.  The sketch was first featured back in June and we had 21 players - please help us beat that number.