Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Need a little pickup?


I've got a fun card to show you today...  It's got an old clunker on it!  LOL  We never had one exactly like this, but when I was first driving, our family did have a clunker or two.  My dad taught motor mechanics so he was always fixing up cars.  It meant I always had wheels even though they may not have been pretty! ;)  Some of our friends would tease us about our "lemons"... that is until they wanted a ride somewhere!!  


My colored image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry's Classic Clunkers 2.   Fun set!!  My image is cut out using Spellbinders Labels Four.  I used a couple of papers from my scrap pile that I thought looked "distressed" too.   I wrapped some baker's twine on a diagonal, added a few black "raindrops" and it was all done.

Challenges...
613 Avenue Create #85 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door Aug 19-25 - anything goes
Clear It Out - theme: anything goes + stash: anything goes (scraps of paper, last bit of twine, and OLD adhesive dots)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!  I'm off to celebrate with my ♥husband♥ for our 26th anniversary!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday blossom - TMS #263


Happy Tuesday to you!  Best day of the week because it's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches again!!   It's hard to believe that is is Tuesday already.  This summer is going by soooo quickly, and though I love fall, I'm not ready for it just yet! 

Oops!  I have to correct one of those statements... tomorrow will be the best day this week... it's our 26th anniversary!  :)

Here's my card...


It was made according to my sketch! :)


Supplies I used...
~AC "Lucky Charm" 6x6 DP
~Prima flowers
~TPS Studio clear sentiment
~MM Jumbo brad
~MM mini brads
~Darice "Dot" embossing folder

Our sponsor for this week is Sami Stamps!  Play along for your chance to win a $12 gift certificate for Sami Stamps!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...

We're sorry to say "so long" to Angela!!  Family comes first and we totally understand that decision, but we'll miss her!

Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Watercolor wonders -TMS #262


Happy Tuesday to you!!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week is our JUDGED CHALLENGE with a TWIST!!   I love the challenges with the twist, BUT I have to tell you that this one really challenged me!  This week's twist is "Watercolor"!!   You can use watercolor pencils, or paints, or inks, etc., on any part of your creation for this one.

I've never played with watercolor, so I looked up some tuts on Youtube for inspiration and instruction.  My first attempt was inking a stamp block, spritzing it with water, then using a brush to "paint" my watercolor paper.  Unsuccessful!  Then I tried inking the block, spritzing it with water again, and applying that to the paper.  HA!  It looked like my whole craft room puked on it.  Not good!!   As I was silently muttering about this "awesome" twist, I decided to try one more time...  I used a small SU ink pad and randomly placed it on the paper.  Then I spritzed the inked areas with water and let it all dry.  Nothing impressive but far better than the other attempts!!  (They are all in the trash!)  Some areas got too much water and some didn't get enough, but I was happy to finally have something I could actually use! 


My DP is scraps from my desk.  The sentiment is a M5D clear stamp.  The rolled flower is a free SVG from Paper This and That.  It makes the card about 1 1/2" high so no mailing this baby! LOL

Our sponsor this week is Craft Classes Online (formerly My Creative Classroom) and you can win a seat to a class of your choice.  Maybe I should see if they have a watercolor class!  ;)

 
Here's Melissa's wonderful sketch...


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...  Viewing THEIR creations you will see some watercolor wonders!!

Angela
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy Camper!


Summertime and camping.  For many people, the two always go together.  When I was a child, my family always went camping.  One year, we traveled all the way across Canada and down through the States all the way back home.  That was a wonderful trip!!  As an adult, I now appreciate all the work that my parents had to do did for that to happen!  Our family now has camped a few times, but we prefer using our timeshare.  I've gotten soft, and this is the easy way to vacation!  :)

Why am I blabbing on about camping?  Take a look at my card...


This image and sentiment are from one of this month's new releases at Doodle Pantry....  "On the Road"  is a fun set!!  My paper was all scraps. :)  I added a bit of burlap and 2 antique copper brads. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Smile everyday - TMS #261


Happy Tuesday!!  It is time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  And today is a special day... we are introducing a new DT member to you... Nina from Notes by Nina!  We're so excited to welcome Nina to the team!!   On a less happy note, Bonnie is taking a break and we hope she is able to be back very soon!!! 



Supplies...
Kraft card base
Background DP is DCWV Embossed Dots
Banner is MME Lost & Found Two "Sunshine"
Flower and sentiment are A Greeting Farm's Mini Fleurs with Die
Memento Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, and Pear Tart  

Our sponsor is Yours or Mine Paper Crafts.  {My DP and flower/die are both available at Yours or Mine Paper Crafts.}


Here's our wonderful sketch from Melissa that you can make your own!!  We just need to be able to see the sketch in your creation...

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...

Angela
Melissa
Nina

We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Celebrate - Doodle Pantry August Release


Happy Friday to you!!  Today is August 1!!!  Wow!  This summer is flying by waaaaay too quickly for my liking!  But I'm happy that today is the 1st because that means we have a wonderful new release over at Doodle Pantry for you! :)  

My card features Carousel Horse 6.  This is the latest of Laurie's wonderful carousel animals.


I printed the colored image twice, fussy cut just the horse, and popped it up a bit for some dimension. 


Carousel Horse 6 (click on name to go find it)...  Beautiful set!!


Supplies...
~Carousel Horse 6 image and sentiment
~Deja Views "Skinny Stripe" DP
~Prima flowers
~Offray ribbon
~MM Antique Copper brad

Remember that Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 49 starts today at noon EST and you have until 9PM EST on Aug 24 to play along.  The theme is always "any digi" but if you play and use a Doodle Pantry image, you will receive the featured set FREE!!

This month's featured set is Camo Digi Paper Pack...



There's more....  from Aug 1-24, you will receive Flying Hi FREE with any  purchase...


There are some specials running now, too!!
AUGUST 1 - 8 ONLY
15% off the August new releases (already reduced for you, NO coupon needed to get this)
and then
20% OFF cart total!  (excludes gift certificates AND bundles) ($2.00 minimum)

COUPON:    SUMMEREND2014
How to redeem:
  1. Fill your cart with products and click to view cart ($2.00 minimum required)
  2. Don't forget to add any "Free with purchase" items you might want
  3. Enter the code SUMMEREND2014 in the field under the cart contents and CLICK SUBMIT (if you do not click submit, the coupon will not deduct)
  4. Continue checkout, confirm order and pay

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #260


Happy Tuesday to you!!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

I've got a card for you.  There is no sentiment on the front of this one because I embossed before I realized I had not done it!  :P  This is my daughter's birthday card.  She turned 18, so she's no longer a little girl, but she's got the red hair!!  :)  This is pretty CAS, but it was made with a lot of love!!!


Supplies...
~Recollections "Portobello Road" (I think it is actually a masculine stack but I love this page!)
~Hand Stained Bias Tape from Kraft Outlet
~CB Swiss Dots embossing folder {This is the first EF I ever bought.  I have a few, several, lots, too many to admit to, almost 100, not enough embossing folders, but this one still gets used the most!}
~Recollections adhesive pearls
~Gretchen Loves Roses digi from Your Next Stamp colored with Spectrum Noir markers

Our sponsor this week is Your Next Stamp.  Play along to win!!


Our sketch is by Jessi...  This is a great sketch that can be CAS or layered and embellished!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...

Angela
Melissa

We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Celebrate today!


Today we are celebrating!  This is my oldest daughter's 18th birthday!!  (We actually started celebrating yesterday since my parents and sister were visiting but had to head home today.)   So I have a birthday card to show you.  It's not her card (I'll show you that later), but it is a birthday card. ;)


My image is Cupcake Ants from Doodle Pantry.

Challenges...
613 Avenue Create #81 - anything goes w/ optional "party time"
Through the Craft Room Door July 22-29 - anything goes
Seize the Birthday - String or twine or anything goes (I did AG)
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards #70 - polka dots
Sister Act Challenge #67 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Birthday - TMS #259


Happy Tuesday to you!!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches again!! :)

I've got a birthday card to show you.  I apologize for the poor quality of my pic.   Sunday we had my daughter's homeschool graduation and party.  At the beginning of the service, I took out my camera and it was broken!  So I'm relying on my phone until I can get it looked at.  Not fun!


Here's our wonderful sketch by Melissa...


This week, DRS Designs is our sponsor and was generous in supplying the DT with images.  Thank you so much!!


My image is Dogwood Branch and the sentiment is Small 1 Line Happy Birthday.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir.  My DP is pink paislee "London Market."   My image is cut out using Spellbinders Mat Basics, and the fancy cut behind it is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the rest of our DT...

Angela
Melissa

We'd love to have you come and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Roughin' it!


My kids are going off to camp in a few weeks, and I want to send a note for each of them to read mid-week.  I was going to make a basic "hello" or "thinking of you" but decided to try to go with the camping theme!  One of my DD's saw me working on this and said, "I'd be totally content roughing it."  Good thing... the camp in the Wilds!  (Haha!  She doesn't realize she's probably going to get this one!)


My image and sentiment are from one of this month's releases at Doodle Pantry.  It's Happy Trails Camper.  This set is FREE with any purchase for a few more days... until July 24.  Hurry over! :)
My DP is 7 Gypsies, the image is cut with Spellbinders Labels One and distressed with TH vintage photo, and the brad is MM Antique Copper.

This week, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Pile It On challenge #29 - Summer Fun, so play along there for a chance to win some DP goodies!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

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