Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #547

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I hope you're going to enjoy working with it.

So this week is birthday week.  My youngest son's 21st birthday is Friday and his girlfriend turns 21 tomorrow.  It's sad that this is such a milestone birthday and we'll not be able to celebrate it by going out to dinner or having a party.  We may still have a party but within limits.  My sister was even going to fly in for the occasion and celebrate Levi's birthday with us Friday and Hollyanne's (my daughter) birthday, which is not until April 6th, on Saturday.  We were all going to Disney World.  Now her trip is canceled, Disney is closed and we're all stuck here at home.

But I'm still bringing a bit of Disney to us all....


This is actually Courtney's 2nd birthday card - I ruined the first one.  My card features Magical Characters II by Queen & Co (yes, I splurged).  These stamps and dies are so cute!!!  They make 4 different character hats and because they are from Queen & Co - they make shaker cards.  My card also features heart border punch by Martha Stewart and digital paper I bought from an Etsy shop.  The bow is cute from black card stock and you can't see in this picture but the white dots are from white glitter paper that I punched out and glued on.  Then I die cut the red glitter paper and overlayed the black and the white dots.  The sentiment is die cut from the January or February small die club kit from Spellbinders.

Okay - here's the card I ruined.  It looked so plain to me after I took this photo that I decided to try to add some sparkle with Stickles and that turned out to be a huge gloppy mess!  Ruined!! The paper that came in the bundle... the beautiful set of Minnie ears destroyed!


I just couldn't leave well enough alone!  Ugh.  If I had just put the birthday sentiment on it, it would have been fine.  But no!  Oh well, I really like the card I'll be giving her.

Please join us over at the TMS blog.  We'd love to see what you come up with for this sketch.  And be sure to leave the team some love.  One more sec, before you go.  Wanna see my son's birthday card....


The card features digital paper that I got from an Etsy shop, a Simon Says Stamp edge die and some gold foil card stock that came in a SSS monthly card kit some time ago... or maybe it was Spellbinders.  It's been that long - can't remember where.  Anyway!  And to give credit, although not entering their challenge, the sketch came from Create a Smile Stamps.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Just playing around....

Good evening.  Thank you for stopping by.  I am actually posting something other than Tuesday Morning Sketches - I haven't done that for a long time.  It's almost like I have forgotten how to stamp for the fun of it.  There's always a purpose.  LOL.... and it's not any different this time, too.

Ellen Hutson threw down a challenge to make cards to send to a local nursing home to bring a bit of cheer and joy to some elderly folks who cannot receive visitors right now and who may not use electronic devices to stay in touch with friends and family.  I am all about reaching out to these people.


This first card features dies from Spellbinders.  The "sending" is from the January of February small die KOM and the butterfly is from another small die KOM from sometime last year.  I die cut the "hugs" from letter dies from Sizzix that I picked up at Hobby Lobby a while ago.  The paper I used is from a 12x12 stack from Michaels and the card base is from JoAnn's Park Lane that I got when they first started introducing that brand.  the envelope that is behind the card is made from the same paper stack and my 123 punch board.  Really simple card and I think it turned out really nice.


This second card features a turn about stamp from Concord & 9th.  I actually played along with a couple of challenges.  Just Us Girls color challenge (blue, green and yellow) and the sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches.

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #546

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit and I do hope you'll leave me a comment so I know you were here.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and Debbie made this one for us. It's really a great sketch.

My card features a cut file from Silhouette Online store, a swirl embossing folder by Darice and a tiny sentiment from Papertrey Ink.


I really struggled with getting these cute little gnomes to cut.  They really are meant to be bigger and probably cut from vinyl.  But I wanted them for my card so I struggled and fought with it but I won!  However, technically a little too big for the sketch.  But still, a pretty cute card don't you think?

I do hope you'll join us at the TMS blog and please be sure to leave some love for the team.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #545

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one was brought to us by Andrea.  It's a tall and skinny card although I made mine as a landscape card.

I have to admit this one was tricky for me - I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with all the elements on the card.  So I guess, technically I missing one of the elements which is the pink middle element (see sketch on TMS).


I love this card though.  It took me a while to figure it out - what I wanted to do.  I even went to Pinterest and couldn't mind much inspiration.  But after wearing my thinking cap for an hour and a strong cup of coffee (I blame this on Daylight Saving) I came up with my idea.

I did want to emboss the blue panel but it doesn't fit my Cuttlebug or Big Shot.  I won't use my Gemini because it's too much pressure - embossing tears the paper.  So it's a bit more plain than I wanted.  The clouds are from a stencil by MFT Stamps, the dies are from a small die monthly kit by Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Raisin Boat.

Thank you again for your visit and we'll see you over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.   Be sure to leave the team some love!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #544

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think you're going to like it.

My card features some left over stickers from my planner pages (found on Etsy by Sue Gaskill) and a sentiment stamp from the Everyday Magic stamp set from CTMH.  I also used some of the design stamps in the same set.  Dies used are from Papertrey Ink and embossing folder by Darice.


So earlier in the day I was decorating my Happy Planner and I still had some stickers leftover.  They inspired the color palette. This card is so light and airy and screams Spring.  I have to create Spring, since I live in Florida there really are no seasons.  Just hot and cold.  Scenery looks the same.

I also love love love this stamp set.  It has the greatest sentiments and fun little accents.  I wanted it since seeing Patti use it in this card.  Then my sister showed it to me when she went to stamp night with her local CTMH rep and I loved it even more.  I'm the most spoiled "little sister" in the world.  My sister sent me the set!  I love this card and I love this set - I'm sure you'll see more of it in the future.

Okay, thanks for your visit.  Now head on over to the TMS blog to join the challenge.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #543

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit. The first new 2020 sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Debbie is kicking off this challenge with a fantastic sketch!

My card features an embossing folder by Park Lane, dies from Spellbinders and an old Martha Stewart border punch.


I also used the Spellbinder Glimmer machine to foil the sentiment.  I'm still figuring this out so it's not perfect, but it's still pretty.  I guess I just don't need to run it through the Big Shot twice.  This impressed the card stock very deeply.

I finished the flowers with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in chocolate brown.

Please join us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog to play along and don't forget to leave the team some love.

Oh!  And don't forget - I'm selling my February 2020 Simon Says Stamp kit. 

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.