Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Have courage - TMS #516

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've got a few cards to show you with this sketch.  Unlike the last time when I kept creating because I wasn't happy with my cards, this time, I had extra time plus I was happy and really enjoyed the sketch so kept playing.  :) 

The first is a fun one, once again, using an image ready-and-waiting in my stash...



The image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry, and the DP is Sassafras "take note."  I used CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles and Die-versions Stitched Circles.  

Challenges...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - use a die cut (stitched circles and rectangles)
Animal Friends #77 - lions and/or giraffes
Cute Card Thursday #594 - circles
Creative Knockouts #310 - furry friends
Aud Sentiments #233 - animals + a sentiment


My second card is a fun Christmas card...



My image is from Bugaboo and is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  My paper is Recollections Cozy Cottage, my sentiment is washi tape, and it's finished off with snowflake brads.  


My last cards are more serious.  These are for encouragement when a friend is going through a really rough time...




I've used this verse before, but cannot remember where I got it and cannot find it in any of my digi stamps, so I can't give credit.  My DP is Prima Nature Garden.  I used CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  My flowers are Prima and I used self-adhesive trims. 


Here's Andrea's wonderful sketch that can be used in so many different ways!!




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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Macaron friends - TMS #515

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've got a fun card to show you today with macarons.  My daughter loves them and even has made some yummy ones for us! 



My image and sentiment are digital stamps "Macaron Friends" from Graciellie Design.  I colored the macarons with Spectrum Noir markers.  My DP is Crate Paper Bloom.  I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics, Spellbinders Classic Squares, and Cross Stitched Ovals from Cheapo Dies.  The yellow piece is embossed with CB Swiss Dots.  


Challenges...
Dies R Us #126 - bright colors (must use die -I used Spellbinders and Cheapo Dies)
Little Red Wagon #508 - "digi doo" (must use digi)
Word Art Wednesday #398 - #399 - anything goes (must be family friendly w/ uplifting sentiment)


Here's our sketch for the week...




*Did you notice that I had my base DP layer upside down when I added all the rest?  SMH!!   Since you just scrolled back up to look, you can see the banners on the mail panel are upside down. :-O  Oh well! 


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

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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Ready to throw some snowballs - SCC #103

The first of the month means it is time for Sparkles Christmas Challenge!  This month is #103 - It's Snowtime!  Let's see some snow!


For my card, I found a cute image already colored and waiting to be used.  This is Mimi Winter from Stamp Fairy. [This shop has been closed for several years, so this shows how many images I have waiting for attention!!]  She is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I got the dots on the scarf by using the tip of my blender.  Cute effect!  She's cut out with CottageCutz Double Stitched Ovals.  My DP is fancy pants winterland.  I fussy cut around the mittens.  The base panel is cut with Kat Scrappiness Wonky Stitched Rectangles. The ric rac is My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac. (Told you I was loving this die!)  I stamped the MME clear sentiment and cut it out with Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags.



I hope you come play along with our challenge as I've played along with these challenges...
Cute N' Crafty Christmas #16 - anything Christmas/Winter goes
Crafty Gals Corner #196 - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - July anything goes
My Time to Craft #402 - Christmas in July
The Holly and the Ivy #53 - anything Christmas goes


Less than 5 months 'til Christmas, so come create with us!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Summer-y thank you - TMS #514

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Today, I have 3 cards to show you!  I made one because I need to replenish my stash of sympathy cards, made another because I wasn't really happy with the first, then made another and I liked it more than either of the other two.  

My first card (actually the third one made), is a summery thank you... (As you'll see, I stretched the sketch sideways.)


My bicycle image is an AC clear stamp stamped with Hero Arts Navy.  The clear sentiment is Bo Bunny.  My paper is the Paper Studio Country Road.  For dies, I used MFT Stitched Ric Rac, Die-versions Stitched Circles, and CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  


I've also got a cute baby card for you today.  At least, it's cute IMHO. ;)   And it's also my opinion that this would be a baby card.  It wouldn't necessarily have to be for a baby, but I think that's how I'll categorize it...


This card uses MME Fine and Dandy "True Blue" clear stamps and papers that I've had forever!  I stamped the owl and zigzag in VersaColor Laurel Leaf and heat embossed with clear EP.  The bow is VersaColor Old Rose. I colored the owl with Copic BG10.  I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  


And finally (thought the first one created) is a sympathy card...


My sentiment is JustRite Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments.  My paper is Heidi Grace Daydream. I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and MFT Stitched Ric Rac dies. 


And finally, here's our sketch... 




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

Andrea

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Cactus birthday

Happy birthday to my oldest child... 23!  How can that be??!!?  She's been away and coming home tonight, so though her birthday was on Thursday, I just made her card this morning.  She loves cacti!



I stamped the card with Stampabilities Distressed Background rubber stamp and VersaMark.  I then heat embossed that with clear EP.  I inked the center with TH tea dye.  My cute little cacti are a fun cactus set of dies by Firefly that I found at Tuesday Morning and cut out from scraps.  The die cut sentiment is Cuttlebug Birthday Wishes. 


Challenges...
Dies R Us #125 - birthday
Watercooler Wednesday WWC231 - all about occasions
Brown Sugar #291 - anything goes
Seize the Birthday #170 - anything goes link party


Now that I've got her card made, I need to go make sure her room is all ready! :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!





Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I'm here for you - TMS #513

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


My DP is Crate Paper Bloom.  My image is From the Heart Stamps Free Hugs.  I'm loving this MFT Die-mensions Stitched Ric Rac die!  Prima flowers with a paper studio adhesive dot center finished it off.   


Here's the sketch... 




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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grad cap - TMS #512

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've got a graduation card this week for you.  I know we're kind of past "grad season," but we homeschooled our children, and my son's celebration is not until next month.  
My son... my youngest child... my last homeschool student!!!!!  July 1, I mailed his final packet of exams and reports to Abeka Academey.  That was a milestone... after 18 yrs of homeschooling, I am ALL DONE!!!!!   Maybe I should make myself a card, too! :D 



My paper is K & Co Graduation.  I've had this paper forever but still have lots left... it's a 12x12 pad so it each card doesn't take much. ;)    The main panel is embossed with CB Swiss Dots.  My image is "Caps off to you" from Deedee's Digis.  It was pre-colored, but I colored the tassel to match the paper.  The banners are Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banners. All other cuts are Spellbinders Classic Squares and A2 Matting Basics. 



Challenges...
Happy Little Stampers - July anything goes with dies
Crafty Friends #114 - use 2 or more patterned paper
Aud Sentiments #231 - bingo + sentiment  *I did down the middle - embossing, digi or stamp, stitching faux or real (my fishtails are stitched)


Here's our sketch...   this will be a keeper for me when I need a quick but awesome card!


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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Happy birthday to Tuesday Morning Sketches! - TMS #511

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

Today is Tuesday Morning Sketches 10th birthday!!!  Woo-hoo!!  We're so excited to have a couple of early team members joining us in this challenge, so be sure to visit the blog to see their creations, too.  Click HERE


Since it is a birthday celebration, I made a birthday card...



My cone is Spellbinders Sweet Treats, and I inked it before removing it from the die. The Die-versions Stitched Circle die was embossed with CB Swiss Dots.  My doily is Recollections.  My sentiment is Tim Holtz "Saying Stuff."  My DP is AC Neapollitan. 
  

Challenges...
Creative Knockouts #305 - birthday wishes
Dies R Us #124 - anything goes w/ brand sold by DRU (Spellbinders and Die-versions)
Die Cut Divas July - anything goes or opt twist (I did AG)
Happy Little Stampers July - anything goes w/ dies


Here's our sketch... 




Thanks for stopping by!  We hope you join our party this week!!
Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Andrea

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Smile!

My second post of the day. :)  Scroll down for my Tuesday Morning Sketches post.

I've been playing around with heat embossing to make backgrounds.  Most of them end up in the trash, but I was happy with this one.


(Unfortunately, this looks kind of dull.  The color has a bit more teal tint to it.  I apologize for my poor photography skill! It really is very pretty IRL!)

My flower is Oops a Daisy! from Raisin Boat.  I cut my carstock with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics, then I stamped the flower several times in Versamark.  I carefully put white embossing powder just on one flower and clear embossing powder on the rest then heat set.  The "smile" die cut is just the word from Technique Tuesday Layered Smile. 


Challenges...
Make My Monday #99 - begins with B (my Blossoms and Background)
Simon Says Stamp Monday - make your own background
CAS(E) this Sketch #328 - case the sketch (this sketch inspired what I did to make my BG)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!


Just a note - TMS #510

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've got a note for you! :)


My image is from MilkCoffee Digital Stamps and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The sentiment is from TPC Studios.  The unbranded Scallop Stitch Rectangles are from Cheapo Dies.    My chipboard butterfly is Heidi Swapp.  

Challenges...
Crafty Friends #113 - things beginning with B (butterfly)
Make My Monday #99 - begins with the letter B (butterfly)
Crafty Cardmakers #237 - dies or punches (stitched scalloped dies)


I also made another card with this sketch.  This is a lovey-dovey card for my hubby.  



My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  I used the same Cross Stiched Rectangles as above.  The heart is CC Designs Big Hearts dies.  I embossed the Kraft panel with Cuttlebug Love Language EF.  I heat embossed the sentiment panel with Bo Bunny I Heart Stars clear stamp and clear embossing powder.  It's hard to see in the pic, but is really cool IRL.  Here's a closeup...



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





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

Andrea

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

Monday, July 1, 2019

Christmas Blessings - SCC #102

Good morning and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian family and friends!!

Today is Sparkles Christmas Challenge #102 - include a tree.  Here's my card...


I was so happy with the way this card turned out!!  I can't take credit for the idea... I was inspired by this card and video by Gina K.   My plan is to make several more like this before Christmas.
My trees are from Raisin Boat Nature's Reflections.  The sentiment is from Sunny Studio Christmas Chapel.  My DP is Graphic 45 Christmas Carol and embossed with Darice Snowflake Swirl.

In case you live in a place without snow and don't believe in "trees white with snow" here is a picture taken in my yard after a snowstorm...  I love snow!!!!!



Challenges...
Aud Sentiments #230 - anything goes w/ sentiment
Crimbo Crackers #187 - anything Christmas goes
The Holly and the Ivy #52 - anything Christmas goes
Cute N' Crafty Christmas #15 - anything Christmas goes
jingle belles JB:19:13 - snow much fun



We're less than 6 months away from Christmas, so come join us and get a card or two made early. :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

When you are feeling low - TMS #509

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Today's card is an encouraging card for someone going through a really rough time...




In case you cannot read the verse, here it is...


I know this is a time when you
are feeling so low, lost and lonely.
I'm sure you feel this
darkness will never end.
Know that I'm praying for you,
that God will lift you in Him
and bring His light to
each new day.

This was among my printed-and-waiting stash, and I cannot seem to find who it is from.  My DP is the Paper Studio Country Road.  The ric rac is My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac die. The ovals are cut using Cross Stitched Ovals from Cheapo Dies.  I finished it off with Recollections adhesive dots. 


Challenges...

Word Art Wednesday #392-#393 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Dies - June HLS anything goes w/ dies (MFT Ric Rac die, Cross Stitched Ovals from Cheapo Dies)


Here's our sketch for the week... (I will certainly use this one over and over!)





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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

You are loved - TMS #508

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


Supplies...
~Heidi Grace "Daydream" DP
~the Greeting Farm "Blush Heart" cling stamp
~Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink
~Raisin Boat "All About You" clear sentiment
~MS branch punch
~Twine
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Spellbinders Standard Circles


Here's the sketch... 




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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Christmas ornaments - TMS #507

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week, I've got a Christmas card for you...


(It's hard to see in this pic, but the ornaments really
shine and are so pretty IRL!  You can get a glimpse below.)
Supplies...
~Raisin Boat "Holiday Hang Ups" clear stamp
~Versamark ink
~MS embossing powder
~the Paper Studio "Old World Winter" DP 
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics


Challenges...
Crimbo Crackers #186 - anything Christmas goes 
Merry Little Christmas MLCCB #10 - June anything Christmas goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #441 - anything Christmas goes



When I heat emboss, I put the heat gun both on top of the design and under the design to help keep the paper from warping.  I had heard that going under helps the EP melt better.  It's true!  I did these ornaments in a dark red EP first, but made a bloober, so did it again in the green.  I heated the green from underneath only.  See how much smoother the green is that the red...  It's cool!  




Here is our sketch for the week...




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


Andrea



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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Butterfly thank you + grad - TMS #506

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




Supplies...
-- Pebbles Garden Party
-- Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
-- Cross Stitched Ovals from Cheapo Dies
-- Motion Crafts fishtail banner
-- Darice "Butterfly in Corner" embossing folder
-- the Paper Studio adhesive dots
-- Technique Tuesday Layered Butterfly    (I adhered the body right on the oval, but put foam tape under the wing for some dimension.)


Here's our sketch for this week...




Just like a couple of weeks ago, this is a sketch I made based on a card I had previously made and hadn't posted.  The original was my daughter's grad card... 



My image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The sentiment is Sweet n Sassy.  The paper was scraps. 

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

Andrea

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sending wishes - SCC #101

June 1... wow!  It's hard to believe this year is almost half over!

It's time for Sparkle Christmas Challenge #101!   Our theme this month... include a reindeer.  Fun challenge, but I don't have a lot of reindeer images, so I was happy to find this cutie in my stash of printed digital images!  Because it's so cute, I'll send this to some of our friends with small children.


My image is pre-colored Doodle Pantry Deer Wishes.  My paper is from my scrap box. :)  I love using up what's lying around!  (I could probably use only what I have and create until I'm dead without ever buying more... but where's the fun in that! ☺)  My snowflakes are cut with a MS punch.  Probably have never seen a plaid snowflake before. ;)  Simple card, but still fun.


Challenges...
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - May anything goes Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #185 - anything goes Christmas
Cute n Crafty Christmas #14 - anything goes Christmas
Crafting By Design - get ready for Christmas


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Blossoming w/ love & friendship - TMS #505

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



My paper is Pebbles Garden Party.  My sentiment is from MHKDesigns. The main panel, the sentiment, and its frame are all cut out with Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangles.   My flowers are Recollections. 

Challenges...
Simon Says Stamp Monday - frame it
Use Your Stuff #360 - mood board (the look of it, the colors, and several items all matched my paper)


Here's our sketch for this week...  Can't wait to see everyone's interpretation of this!





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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marvelous MOM - TMS #504

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I know Mother's Day is over, but here's a card I made...


This looks rather dull in the picture, but I assure you it is very pretty IRL.  There are certain colors that just don't show in pics and olive green is one of them.  Oh well! 

Supplies...
~the Paper Studio Country Road DP
~Raisin Boat Marvelous Mom clear sentiment
~Memento Bamboo Leaves 
~TH peeled paint
~MS border punch
~Craft Essentials ric rac
~Spellbinders Classic Squares
~Spellbinders Pierced Squares
~Sequins

Here's our sketch for the week...




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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

You're the best - TMS #503

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

Anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT like coffee!!!!  But this fun card features it.  (Another printed image in my stash of many.)  I do have a daughter who loves coffee, so I will let her use this.  
  

Supplies...
~FTHS World's Best Coffee image and sentiment
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Gelly Roll pen
~Pebbles Woodland Forest DP
~Spellbinders Petite Ovals
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics

Here's this week's fun sketch...




I hope you're having a great week!!  I sure am!  My aforementioned coffee loving daughter just graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pensacola Christian College on Friday!  So proud of her!  


This week, we are on vacation enjoying SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa.  For Mother's Day, my family took me to lunch at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld.  So cool!!



And yesterday, I got to have lunch with our TMS design team leader Melissa!!   



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

Andrea

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

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