Tuesday, July 23, 2024

A pair of fun birthday cards - TMS #766

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  We're enjoying our 15th anniversary celebration and continue this week with our cards... I've got 2 fun cards to show you...

The first is just like the sketch... 


My paper is Pebbles Birthday Wishes.  I'm pretty sure that my sentiment is a From the Heart Stamps digi.  The cupcake is from TH Blueprint Assortment.  I fussy cut it.  I used MFT Die-namics Stitched Ric Rac for the banner behind the sentiment panel.  


For this one, I stretched the sketch widthwise.  My paper is Bo Bunny Early Bird.  My image and sentiment are From the Heart Stamps.  (Can you tell that I am still using digis I printed many, many years ago?!?)  I fussy cut the cat a popped him up with foam tape for some dimension.  The banner behind is MFT Die-namica Banner Strip.  

Here's the sketch... #249 originally played on 5/13/14. 


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

Debi  

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Butterfly thanks - TMS #765

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Here's my card created from another sketch from TMS's past...


My paper is all from DCWV Mariposa Matstack.  My butterflies were created with Sizzix TH Detailed Butterflies.  My sentiment is from Raisin Boat You Said It!  My rectangles were cut with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles. 

Here's the sketch... originally #252 played 5/20/14...


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

Debi  

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

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Birthday tulips - C4G #229

 Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!!   Remember that we are a challenge for cards for girls, so this might be a real challenge for some because our theme is "shades of blue"!  But blue can be feminine. :)  Here's my card...


My image and sentiment are Sweet n Sassy Stamps Spring Blossom.  I colored the tulips with Copics.  The frames are Spellbinders A2 Fancy Postage Edge.  I colored a few adhesive dots in a dark blue to add.  The twine is from my stash.  

Be sure to come play along at Cardz 4 Galz!! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

hello - TMS #764

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This is the second of our anniversary celebration posts!  I loved this sketch in 2014, and I still love it now!! 


I grabbed a couple of pieces from my scrap pile, Impression Obsession Scribble Circles dies, CB Swiss Dots embossing folder, Die-version Curly Words Hello, a MS branch punch, and flower from my stash and this is the result. :)

Here's our sketch... #248 played 5/6/14...  (Don't forget to play along for a chance at the prize!)


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

Debi  

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Sweet thoughts of you - TMS #763

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This month, TMS celebrates 15 years of challenges!!  We are celebrating by revisiting some of our previous sketches for this entire month.  And we'll have a few prizes!  

Here we go...


My paper is We R Memory Keepers Sunsplashed.  My sentiment is My Pink Stamper Simple Sweet Occasions. My banners are Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banners.  The pink circle is Poppystamps Scroll Heart Circle.   

Here's our sketch...  This was #246 from 4/22/2014.  This sketch was created by Jessi Fogan, a former DT member.  Jessi was such a fun and sweet teamie!! She had to step back for health reasons, and we lost her in 2018.   



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

Debi  

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

Monday, July 1, 2024

May all your Christmases be bright - SCC #162

 July 1st... this year is officially half over!  And it's Canada day!  And it's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges!   Our theme for July is "a handmade ornament or ornaments."  I added ornaments to my card...


My ornaments sentiment are from Concord & 9th Yuletide Ornament stamps set.  I stamped on the silver paper with VersaMark and heat embossed with burgundy EP.   The sentiment is heat embossed with WOW! Ebony Super Fine EP.

Please come join us and play along with our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Thursday, June 27, 2024

True friends - C4G #228

 It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  Our theme for this challenge is "inspired by a book."  The first book that came to mind that I could showcase on a card was "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery.  I read this book (and the whole series) many, many times as a girl!!  [Growing up in Atlantic Canada, I was able to visit Green Gables (the tourist site) and Prince Edward Island many times.]  I loved the book so much that when the movie came out in the '80's, all I could think was, "The book was better!" LOL

So here is Anne with an "e"!! :) 


My image and sentimen are "Anne of Green Gables" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  All my paper is bits and pieces from my scrap box.  My dies are Darice Swirl Vine, Sizzix TH Small Tattered Flowers, SSS Tiny Tags, and a MS branch punch.  

We'd love to have you come play along at Cardz 4 Galz

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!  

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Congratulations and Father's Day and Christmas, oh my! - TMS #762

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  So last week, I had 2 cards with the sketch.  This week, I have 3 to show you!  When I saw the sketch, I could not think of what to do with it!  Then the ideas came flooding and I tried them all. :D  



Card #1...


I cut a panel of AC My Baby paper.  I cut a couple of layers of pink with Die-namics Rocking Horse.  I remembered that I had some mulberry paper from my days of trying to make tear bears, so I made the cloud with it.   My sentiment is from Bo Bunny Sentiments.  

Card #2...

My paper is Pink Paislee Outfitters.  The shape behind "Dad" is the outline die of Spellbinders Medium Peony.  (I wanted an irregular shape!)  The heat embossed sentiment is The Project Bin Classic Man, and "Dad" is Sweet n Sassy Stamps Dad Word Die.  

Card #3...


This was actually the first idea I had, but it ended up being the one I liked the least.  It's ok, but didn't have the "wow" factor I was hoping for.  It's Poppystamps Stained Glass Snowflake die with Poppystamps Stained Glass Background.  This sentiment is one I use a lot!  It was a gift with an order years ago with no label.  The snowflake frame is glitter paper and the sentiment is silver paper, so it is pretty IRL.  Just nothing spectacular.  Oh well.  It will mail well.  LOL

Here's our sketch... 


**You'll want to be sure to visit us for the next several challenges!  TMS is celebrating 15 years in July!  To celebrate, we are revisiting some fun sketches from prior years.  Be sure to check it out!   

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

Debi  

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Strength for today - TMS #761

Happy Tuesday to you!  Another Tuesday, and another challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've actually got 2 cards to show you today...  I absolutely LOVE both sentiments! 

Here's my first card...

My paper is MME Paris & Co.  (On my laptop the paper looks blue, but IRL it's a soft seafoam green.  I hope you can see it for real. LOL)  My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Stamps Hymn Blocks.  My button is Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #1 and the twine is from my stash. 

Here's a second card that I made that I think has a more masculine feel to it...

I used paper from my scrap box for this one.  My sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Stamps His Peace.   I inked the sentiment with TH tea dye before removing it from the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics die. The button and twine are from my stash.  

Here's our sketch...


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

Debi  

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

Thursday, June 13, 2024

My happy place - C4G #227

 It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  Our theme is "summer fun" for this challenge and my mind immediately went to this camper die.  

For me, summer fun meant we went to the lake.  My grandparents had a small cottage on a lake, and five of my aunts and uncles (so that meant cousins!) had cottages in a row.  My grandparents' cottage wasn't big enough to house them plus all 6 of our family, so we kids slept in the camper.   We spent our summers swimming, boating, water skiing, and having fun with sleepovers in the camper. It's my favorite place in all the world!!  (We had a pink Shasta, so I had to color it this way.)  When my grandparents passed away, they left to cottage to my mother, so we continued to spend wonderful summer days there.  Sadly, several years ago, the lake rose well above flood stage, and the cottage was destroyed.  My parents now have a different camper there, and some of my grown family and I will be there next month!  Can't wait!!!  (Below I added a pic of my kids on the dock at sunset several years ago.) 


I used Sunny Studio Happy Camper dies and sentiment, Pebbles Woodland Forest DP, Sizzix Cloudy Day EF, Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes, and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags. 

Please come play along at Cardz 4 Galz and show us what you do for summer fun! 

Here's my happy place...


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!