Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas landscape - TMS #432


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

A Christmas card for you today.  Yes, I'm still making and sending them. (Probably will be for awhile yet!)






This week, our sponsor is We Are 3 digital shop.  



Thanks, Bonnie, for providing us with images, paper, and sentiments!!  I used Color Me Christmas digital paper (It should be more aqua, but this is how my printer printed it.), Birds of a Feather (colored version), and Christmas sentiment -- sadly, that sentiment is hidden.  I printed it on the digital paper, and it was printed straight, but I guess I let the paper slip when I cut the panel. :/ So I stamped a sentiment and cut it out with CottageCutz Double Stitched Ovals.  The "mountains" are Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes.  The branches are a MS punch.


Here's our fun sketch for this week...  I can't wait to see how everyone interprets it!!






Challenges...
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45 - anything goes + Christmas
Come And Get It - Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle #268 - anything goes



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Friday, December 1, 2017

It Is Well With My Soul


Sympathy cards.  I do not ever want to have to make them and really dislike making them, but on the other hand, I do enjoy it.  Only because I want them to be a blessing for the recipient.  I want them to know I care and am thinking of them and praying for them, so I often put more care into a sympathy card than another kind of card, but I've had to make too many recently!  The card I'm sharing today is one that a lot of love and effort went into.  It was made for a college friend who lost her husband after a great physical battle resulting from a stroke.  Too young!  Too soon!  But God had a plan, and their whole family was such a sweet testimony of God's strength and grace through it all.  Often in her updates on his condition, she often shared a song and what it had meant to her that day.

When I saw Sweet n Sassy Stamps' Hymn Blocks set, and I knew I wanted to get it and would use it often, so I ordered it.  When I needed to make her family a card, I knew I needed to use that set.   It has phrases from 6 songs, but I used "It Is Well."



I made it into an easel card...




Here's the inside...



Supplies...
~Sweet n Sassy Stamps Hymn Blocks
~Prima Nature Garden DP
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Spellbinders Classic Squares Small
~Spellbinders Celebra-tions Pierced Squares
~DIY Delights lace tape
~TH distress ink
~Cuttlebug  Teresa Collins Timeless EF
~Memory Box Virtuoso Music die
~Recollections flowers
~the Paper Studio doily
~twine
~Die-Namites Budding Branch die
~Inside rubber sentiment from ??
~"Praying..." digital sentiment


Challenges...
Scrapy Land #78 - anything goes w/ die brand sold at SL (Spellbinders, Memory Box, Die-Namites)
Word Art Wednesday #310-311 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner #151 - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks #379 - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #42 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Oh Tannenbaum - TMS #431


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   This week, I've again got 2 cards to showcase the sketch.   I've fussed a bit about the fact that our printer does not print on cardstock. {{Why on earth would companies make a printer that would not take even the flimsiest of cardstocks??!!??}}  Because of that, I'm trying to use up what I've already got printed.  (This could keep me busy for YEARS!)   This image was printed and colored and awaiting a home.  Yes, I'm still working on Christmas cards.  My second card is a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, I've needed too many of those lately. 

Take a look...



Supplies...
The Alley Way "Oh Tannenbaum" digital stamp
Spectrum Noir markers
Spellbinders Labels Small and Large
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Recollections adhesive decorative tape
First Edition "A Christmas Story" DP 


Here's my sympathy card...



Supplies...
DRS Designs Calla Lily Sympathy Frame
Spectrum Noir markers
Prima Something Blue DP
DIY Delights lace tape
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics 


Here's our sketch for the week...



Pink and Main  is our sponsor for this week.  They have great stamps and dies and other paper crafting supplies!! 





Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wintery Christmas - TMS #430


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got 2 cards to show you this week.  The first is a Christmas card...




Challenges...
Love To Scrap LTSCB #103 - anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams November - winter
A Snowflake Promise #46 - anything goes winter/Christmas
Holly and Ivy #19 - anything Christmas goes 



And here's a note card or thank you card... (this one actually follows the sketch a bit more closely, but any shape will do)




Here is our sketch for this week...




TMS is sponsoring this week with this prize...




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Candy cane for snowman - CCC #26


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!

This little snowman is getting a candy cane delivery! :)


Supplies...
~FTHS Candy Cane for Snowman image and sentiment
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Gelly Roll glitter pen
~the Paper Studio Pine St. Square
~Spellbinders Classic Squares
~Spellbinders Pierced Squares
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Spellbinders  Lacey Pennants
~MS snowflake punch
~Sweet n Sassy small snowflake die
~Baker's twine


Here's our optional photo inspiration for this week... candy canes!



I'm so sorry to have to say that this is our last Christmas Card Challenge.  I'm sorry to see it go, but I understand the need to put family first and fully support that decision.

Challenges...
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #360 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November - must use patterned paper
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra November - anything goes Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #43 - anything goes Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round November - candies, cookies, gingerbread (my birdie is delivering a candy cane)


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


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

with deepest Sympathy - TMS #429


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

I know this is the season for Christmas cards, and I still need to make several more, but I had this sentiment stamped on this strip of Kraft that fit our sketch perfectly and I needed to make some sympathy cards. 


Supplies...
AC DIY Shop paper
Raisin Boat Formal Words sentiment
QuikCutz Rose die
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Lifetime Crafts embossing folder


Here's our sketch for the week...




Challenges...
Glitter n Sparkle #265 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #308-309 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Inspiration Destination #137 - anything goes
Crafty Creations #354 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Joyful noise - TMS #428


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


I love this sentiment!!  Growing up, we visited my grandparents on Christmas Day.  At my maternal grandparents house, everyone (all their 7 kids and families) brought goodies, and we ate and played and sang the evening away.  Sweet, sweet memories of joyful noise!!    We now live far from family and are not often together at Christmas, but we have sung together across the miles through Skype!  :)

Supplies...
We Are 3 Digitial paper Storybook Christmas
We Are 3 Christmas Sentiments
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3
Cutter Bee Piercing Bug

This week, our sponsor is We Are 3 Digital Shop.  This is owned by Bonnie, our former teamie! :)  


Here's our fun sketch for the week...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christmas Blessings - CCC #25


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!

I've got a cute kitty to share today. 



My image is From the Heart Stamps "Kitten Surprise" and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I cut everything out with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and Spellbinders Classic Squares then distressed the edges with my Distrezz It All.  I used Christmas Kraft paper for the main panel.  Some natural ribbon, yarn, and tiny brads finished it off.


Here's our optional photo inspiration for the week...



Did you know that last Sunday was National Cat Day?  Here's my cute real kitty! :)


Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fall thanks - TMS #427


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got a fall thank you card to show you.  Over the last couple of days here in the northeast, we got lots of rain and wind.  There were lots of leaves swirling around!  And now many, many of the trees are bare. :( 

But that means it's about time for SNOW!!!!!  :) 




My image is Fred, She Said "Emma in the Leaves Coloured" and cut out with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  My paper is the Paper Studio Linen Door.  I pierced the top with Cutter Bee Piercing Bugs.


Here's  our sketch for the week...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Distressed snowflakes - TMS #426


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

Wow!  Christmas is only 2 months from tomorrow!!  I'm trying to have a handmade card for everyone on our list this year, so I've still got a bunch to make!   I made a couple like today's card...
With red paper...

and with blue paper...


I was really pleased with how this turned out so may make a few more like it.
The distressed snowflake DP is the Paper Studio Pine St Square.   My sentiment is Pink and Main Merry Christmas die.  The snowflake is an EK Success punch that I embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  The border punch is MS.  I also used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and Standard Circles.


This week TMS is sponsoring with this embossing folder set...  Anna Griffin Cane Paisley.



Here's our sketch for the week...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Merry Little Christmas - CCC #24


Happy Sunday to you!!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges



My DP is Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol Patterns and Solids.  It's cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment die is CottageCutz Holiday Greetings Tree.  My little embellishment is made using MS Branch Punch and Poppystamps Stitched Buttons die. 


Here is this week's optional photo inspiration...




Challenges...
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #356 - anything goes Christmas
Hiding in My Craft Room #323 - lots of layers
C.R.A.F.T. #438 - Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #39 - anything goes Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz #58 - monochormatic



I liked this card so much that I made a few more...  I know I sound like a broken record, but any card that is pretty AND easy to mail is wonderful IMHO!!



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall floral hello - TMS #425


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

This fall started out looking pretty dull around where I live, but the colors have really popped the last couple of weeks, and it is so beautiful!!  Pics just never show how it really looks.  I love fall colors and though the flowers in my image aren't technically mums, I "made" them mums by coloring them the colors of those I'm seeing everywhere... (including my yard!)



Supplies...
~Crate Paper Farmhouse DP
~Bugaboo Ornamental Flowers 2
~Spectrum Noir markers
~JustRite Greetings From London "hello"
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and B
~Spellbinders Labels 15

Here's a pic of the mums in my window boxes...


And a leaf from my backyard...



Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!  Play along for your chance to win 4 images of your choice!



Here's our great sketch for this week... as you can see, I turned it on its side...



Challenges...
DLART Thankful Thursday 214 - fall colors
Addicted to Stamps #155 - anything goes with flowers



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

It is well with my soul - TMS #424


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Here's my card for this week. 



I have to say that this is much prettier IRL!  For some reason, the papers just don't photograph well at all.  I also heat embossed the sentiment so there is some shine to it. 
This beautiful -but not looking it- paper is Prima Nature Garden.   My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Hymn Blocks.  I cut it out with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  The corner is Spellbinders Antique Corner die that I trimmed down to fit my corner.


Here's our great sketch for this week...


 

Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #302-303 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Aud Sentiments #190 - use die cut + sentiment


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

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


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Shiny ornament - CCC #23


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!

This card is very unusual for me... it's purple.  This is my least favorite color, so I don't use it often and have basically none in my stash, so this was a real challenge for me.  The ornament is a dark purple, though it looks almost black in the pic.  


Supplies...
Slice papers
Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons EF
Die-namics Small Ornaments die (ornament hanger)
Momenta Moroccan die
Spellbinders Standard Circles
Sentiment die - freebie that came with a Dies R Us order


This week's optional photo inspiration is purple & silver ornaments...



Challenges...
12 Months of Christmas Oct - anything goes Christmas
jingle belles JB:17:20 - Embossing (I dry embossed)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #354 - anything goes and/or purple
The Ribbon Girls October card challenge - must be a card
ABC Christmas - U for Unlimited or V for Vibrant (I did unlimited/anything goes)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Snowman greetings


A quick post with a Christmas card.  I actually made 3 similar but this was my favorite of the three. 


The paper was from my scrap box.  My image/sentiment are From the Heart Stamps.  It's colored with my Spectrum Noir markers and cut out with Spellbinders Labels Lg and Sm.  Ribbon from my stash and a snowflake from a MS punch finish it off.


Challenges...
Aud Sentiments #190 - use die cut + sentiment
Cute Card Thursday #498 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wed - Christmas
The Merry Christmas Challenge #37 -anything goes Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More #262 - make your mark (I used Spectrum Noir)
Creative Knockouts #214 - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas  Sept - anything goes Christmas (2nd entry)


Here are the other 2 cards I made...




Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

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