Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A little trumpet player! -TMS #265


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  We've got a great sponsor and 3 sketches to choose from!  Yep!  THREE!  So let's get on with it!

My card is for my son who is learning to play the trumpet.  A couple of years ago, he heard "Bugler's Holiday" at the Christmas concert played by the community band in which our oldest daughter plays.  Her teacher (whose proficiency is trumpet) had a solo part in the song that was amazing!!  After hearing it, he turned to me and said, "I want to play the trumpet!"  So we are making it happen!


My DP is DCWV "All About Boys."  The sentiment is Inkadinkado.  Brads are OLD ones that I can't remember where they came from.  My image is Tommy Trumpeter (colored) from Digital Delights by Louby Loo who is sponsoring us this week.  Play along for your chance to win some adorable images!! 


 And this week is fun because you can choose any one of these three sketches for your card!!   If you're feeling really creative, feel free to use more than one of them!  I used the lower right sketch but made it vertical. 


Can't wait to see what you create with one (or more) of these wonderful sketches!!  

Challenges...
Use Your Stuff #151 - brads 
Crafting From the Heart #34 - anything goes

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

Melissa
Nina

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Release at Doodle Pantry!!


Another month has arrived and with it, Doodle Pantry's New Release for September!!  Some really great sets that you will love creating with!!


My image is the F-18 Hornet from Glory Days.  I printed it twice, and fussy cut one to pop up.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers.  The DP is digi paper from the set, too.


Be sure to check out the entire new release at Doodle Pantry!  From Sept 1-24, you will receive Ageless Antiques 1 FREE with purchase!!


Don't forget to play along with Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 50 for a chance to win some DP digis!  The theme is "any digi goes" but if you use a Doodle Pantry digi, you will receive the featured set FREE just for playing!   This month's feature is Cheer Spirit


You still have time to get in on Doodle Pantry's 30% off Labor Day sale!

AUGUST  29 - SEPT 6 ONLY
30% OFF cart total!  (excludes gift certificates AND bundles) ($2.00 minimum)

COUPON:    LABORDAY14

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 LABORDAY14 (Aug 29- Sept 6 only) 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 for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy fall!


I know that it seems I'm rushing the seasons.  I'm really not!  This has been a cooler than normal summer, so I'm in no hurry for fall though I love the changing of the leaves and the fact that winter and SNOW are not far behind.   Now that I've got you all upset with me at the thought of winter and snow...   "Happy fall, y'all!"   That is just my card's sentiment.



My image is the free image of From The Heart Stamps August FREE Stamp of the Month Challenge... Pimpkin Pigwit.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  My DP is We R Memory Keepers "hall Pass" 6x6.  It has a lot of school related pages but also lots of other fun papers.  The image is cut out with Spellbinders Lacy Circles and Circles.  A few brads and twine bow and it was all done.

Challenges...
FTHS Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge - August
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free For All (I used #93)

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Garden sympathy


On one hand, sympathy cards are my least favorite to make, but on the other hand, I enjoy making them for the fact that I know they can be a blessing and encouragement.   I needed to make one this past weekend, and ended up making a few to have on hand.   I pray this is an encouragement to the recipients.


My image is Asian Garden COLOR Plus from Doodle Pantry.   My DP is Prima "Madeline," the border is a MS punch, and the sentiment is a Stampabilities rubber stamp.   I used Spellbinders 15 and cut it using a technique called "layering nested frames" that I found at this blog post.  It's looks really neat IRL!! 


Challenges...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Come and Get It - anything goes w/ sentiment
613 Avenue Create #86 - anything goes w/ optional post-it notes twist (did not do twist)
Word Art Wednesday #147 - anything goes w/ Scripture or uplifting sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ August CDB16 - anything goes w/ handmade bow

Thanks for stopping by and have  blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anniversary wishes


**Scroll down or click HERE for my Tuesday Morning Sketches post**

Today I've got an anniversary card to show you.   Anniversary cards usually take me quite a long time in comparison to other cards because I want them to be really special.  This one was made a little quicker so it leaves a little bit to be desired IMO.  :/   {I do think the mushy stuff I wrote on the inside to my hubby made up for it!! :) }


Supplies...
~DRS "Song in My Heart Greeting" (I actually used a rubber stamp and not a digi!!)
~AC "Lucky Charm" DP
~Spellbinders Postage Stamp die
~TH "tea dye" ink
~CB Love Language EF
~Brown natural ribbon, button, and baker's twine

Challenges...
Twisted Tuesday #2TC83 - Chevron + ribbon [This is their last challenge :( ]
Shopping Our Stash #166 - A, B, Cs [A-anniversary, B-button, C-Cuttlebug folder -that may be stretching it too much! ;) ]
Word Art Wednesday #146 - anything goes w/ Scripture or uplifting sentiment
Sister Act #71 - anything goes

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

"Cool" card - TMS #264


Happy Tuesday to you!!  It's challenge time at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  :)

Today, I have a really "cool" card for you!  [Does anyone know if it is still "cool" to say "cool"??  LOL]   No matter... this card is cool anyway...


This was really fun to put together!  My BG paper is DCWV 6x6 "Spring & Summer" Corrugate Stack.  The frame around the image is Spellbinders Tile Works.  I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A to cut out the sentiment. Both panels were inked with TH "tea dye."  A  bit of ribbon and hemp were the final touches.

My image is "Ice Cream Man" from Zap Pow Designs... our sponsor for the week.  Play along for your chance to win 3 digis from Zap Pow!


Here is Melissa's wonderful sketch...  This is a great one that you can make your own... fancy... CAS... whatever your style!

 
Challenges...
Through the Craft Room Door Aug 26-Sept 1 - anything goes
Clear It Out - Fave color combo (RED and cream) + anything goes from stash (old ribbon and hemp)
Tuesday Throwdown #210 - anything goes

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

Jenee 
Melissa
Nina

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

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!!

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