Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #165

Good morning to you!!   This is another scheduled post... I'm still in England!!! :)  I promise I'm thinking of you!  No, I'm probably not!  Well, maybe once in awhile!!  ;)

This week is a fun sketch by Theresa.

We are sponsored by There She Goes!  They have some really cute stamps!!  And guess what?  These TSG stamps that I used, I won right here at Tuesday Morning Sketches last year!! :)  So, pop over there, check out the DT's creations, then play along with us!!

~There She Goes Bear Hugs image
~There She Goes Sentimental Birthday sentiment
~Colorbok DP (and scraps)
~Nestabilities Petite Ovals
~Copic markers
~Memento Tuxedo Black ink
~buttons from my stash

Come over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and share your creation!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy fall y'all!

Another scheduled post while I'm in England!! :)

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week's Fab 'n' Funky Challenge.... things with wings.

This little guy was so cute, I could not resist using him on my card!!  

~Doodle Pantry Pumpkin Birdie Pre-colored
~D'vine Swirls embossing folder
~Nestabilities Labels Four
~Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink
~hemp cord

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #164

Happy Tuesday to you!!  Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!

This post and my next few are scheduled posts because as you read this, I am in England!!  :)  I'm so happy!!!   But I'm sorry that means I won't be around to visit and comment on your lovely creations this week or next. 

Here's this week's sketch by Melissa...

Our sponsor this week is Guylou's Inimitability.   Check out the DT's inspiration at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, then play along, and you'll have a chance to win a prize!!

Here's my card...
I didn't add a sentiment yet because I think this could be a birthday card, a baby card, or even a get well card.  I'll decide when I use it.
~image is one of Guylou's freebies...Nounours
~scrap of DP
~Nestabilities Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals
~Copic and Prismacolor markers
~Allegro and Argyle embossing folders
~ribbon, button, and hemp cord from my stash

Thanks for dropping by!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Daydream Designs Blog Hop!!

 Hi!!  As this post goes live, I will have just arrived in England!!!  :)    But I did want to check in and to tell you all about a blog hop for Daydream Designs today!

We are so excited to launch our first Daydream Designs Blog Hop!  We have a fabulous line up of fun fall-themed projects to share with you.  We hope you will be inspired and enjoy the hop.  You also have several ways to earn a chance to win some great prizes:


1. Leave a comment on each of the blogs below.
One random winner will be selected to win one FREE set of choice (including digi paper packs)

2. Leave a comment on each blog above AND create your own fall-themed project to link
on the last blog of the blog hop, Vicki'sPink Posh Cards.
If you participate in both of these ways your name will be entered
for random selection to win THREE FREE sets of your choice (including paper packs).

3. And for this blog hop EVERYONE CAN WIN!
Pick up the FREE digi at the end of the first blog in the hop:
Diane's Daydream Designs.

**Winners will be announced on Thursday on Diane's and Vicki's blogs.**

Thanks for stopping and happy hopping!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mid-month releases at Doodle Pantry!

Doodle Pantry had new releases on the 1st of the month, but this month Laurie is having a mini mid-month release!!  Fun!!

Since I'm leaving on a trip Sunday and finished and scheduled my projects earlier, I don't have a creation to show you, but I want you to see the new releases.... (click on the names to go to them)

Watering Can -FREE with purchase

Quirky Scarecrow

Hotrod pickup

Piratey Ship

Calendar Pocket Guestbook Template

Barbed Wire Accents

Aren't they all wonderful?  Enjoy and create!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

105 days until Christmas!!

Yes, that's right!  There are only 105 days until Christmas!!!   It's OK!  Just relax and take a deep breath!!   If you are in a panic, go over to Daydream Designs and check out the Christmas digis!  Some are even pre-colored so they are so easy to print, cut, and add to your cards.
Here is a Christmas card that I made using the Sweet Warm Ups set...

I'm getting this in just under the wire for CAS-ual Fridays CFC69 - embossing

~Paper Studio DP
~Sizzix snowflakes embossing folder
~pre-colored candy cane wreath from Daydream Designs Sweet Warm Ups

~MME sentiment heat embossed

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #163

 Today, my thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one that terrible day!!  But I am very thankful for the many heroes of that day!!  And the many heroes since that day!  Time goes on, but may we never forget that day!!

Time does go on.  It is a great blessing to know that the sun will rise tomorrow and season follows after season.  Fall is a wonderful season of the year and we are welcoming fall with this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch!  

Here is our awesome sketch by Dawn!!
This week is a judged challenge and that always brings a twist... this time it's "Welcome Fall"!  Our sponsor for the week is Designed2Delight, so if you follow the sketch and follow the twist, you could win!!

My card...
We love to go apple picking (and eating!) in the fall!!

~Bazzill cardstock
~Back to School Apple Core digi from the Stamping Boutique
~sentiment from a little set that I've had forever but don't know who made it
~Copic and Prismacolor markers
~hemp cord and button from my stash
~Spots & Dots CB embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!!  Come over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and play along!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Swing fold anniversary card

I love fun folds in cards but am often not organized enough to make them unless I "have to"!   Easel, stair step, tri-fold, cascading, and criss-cross cards are some that I have made but this is my first swing fold card.  Sometimes called a flip flop card.  I watched a youtube video, made a file for the base in MTC (because my cutter does not have measurements on the cutting bar), and here it is. 

I used Doodle Pantry's Cornflower and colored it myself.  This month, the colored version is one of the new releases.  This week  Robyn's Fetish Challenge is more than one fold which Doodle Pantry is sponsoring.

I had also printed out a 'with Sympathy' sentiment to obviously make a sympathy card, but I realized I needed an anniversary card quickly so added 'Happy Anniversary' to the inside instead.  Don't worry!  I don't think these friends even know I have a craft blog so they won't be offended that their card was originally going to be a sympathy card! :)

Pull the sides to see the 'inside' (took this before I added the pearls)

back view when opened
This was fun to make!!  Since then I found directions for using dies and making the edges of the cut decorative! :)  Will have to try that!

Made with scraps, scraps, and more scraps!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Now I need to go pack... I'm leaving for England next Sunday!! :) :) :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

"Celebrate you' birthday card

Here's a birthday card made with some colored digis from Daydream Designs.  
I love the digis and bright colors of it, but am not too thrilled with  the distressing.  Have you ever started just to add a bit to the edge and "oops!" get more than you intended?  Then it's like cutting hair... you have to keep going to make it all even.  8-(  There is much more "Peeled Paint" than I intended, so just ignore it, ok?

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #155 - birthday card **they are having a birthday blog hop, and you can grab a freebie from Diane, too**
Card Crafter's Circle #39 - Sweet as cherry pie (My cake is sweet!  I hope it is eligible because (don't tell anyone) I don't like cherry pie!!

~Time to Party Color Digi Set -I layered the cake and confetti
~Time to Party Sentiments
~Recollections cardstock
~DCWV Blossoms and Buttlerflies scrap
~TOO MUCH Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink
~Spellbinders Flourish Impressabilities
~AC ribbon and Paper Studio brad

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy STAMPtember!!

A quick post with a CAS note card.

iSpy Sketches ISSC31 - sketch
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC55 - square card
Simon Says Stamp Challenge and STAMPtember Blog Hop - "Put a Stamp On It" rubber stamps *no digis*  (I used a background stamp with Versamark and Iridescent embossing powder)
*they are really celebrating over there so go check it out!*

better view of the embossed stamp
~Kraft paper
~cardstock scrap
~Studio Calico Alphabet background stamp by Hero Arts 
~Stampendous embossing powder
~AC Thickers
~punches, hemp cord, and button

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #162

Happy Tuesday!!  Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch!!

Today's challenge is extra-special!!!  This week we are sponsored by Doodle Pantry and I love to use DP images, but I am now on the Doodle Pantry Challenge Design Team, so today combines 2 of my loves!!!! 

Be sure to go to the TMS blog and check out the rest of the DT's creations, then grab your supplies and play along with us!  You just might win some Doodle Pantry goodies!!  And if you use a Doodle Pantry image (there are some freebies), you could also enter it in the Doodle Pantry Challenge and double your chances of winning!! Be sure to go over to Doodle Pantry and check out the new releases!  They are wonderful!!   Laurie is having a Labor Day Sale now, too!!

I love this week's sketch by Melissa...

Here's my card using one of this month's new releases... Moose
~Basic Grey DP
~Doodle Pantry Moose pre-colored image and sentiment
~AC ribbon, SU button, and hemp cord

Here's another card...I was working ahead on my TMS cards and made this one a couple of weeks ago. Then I realized I'd be on the DP DT by this challenge, so made the one above with the new release.   I like them both!

I'm going to enter this one is Card Crafter's Circle Challenge #38 - "for the fellas" -card for man/boy (actually these are both masculine cards but especially the car)

I'm thinking this one could be a birthday card or just a note card or to start a new category... maybe a "happy day off" card!   Well, wouldn't you like to receive a "day off" card??  You'd probably just rather have a day off, right?? :)
Actually, this will most likely be the birthday card I send to my dad this year.  He's a car man!!  When my parents were dating, he actually owned a Model-A or Model-T (I can't remember which) that had a wild paint job!!  No, he's not THAT old; he just had a really old car.  He wishes he still had it, too!

~Recollections "Charming" DP
~pre-colored car from Doodle Pantry Vintage Auto Color Plus set
~SU button tied with hemp cord

Thanks for stopping by!!  Come over at play along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Merry Monday guest designer today!!

It's Monday and time for a Merry Monday Challenge!   It helps us get ready for Christmas all year long!  :)
I won challenge #29 so I am guest designer today for challenge #31!! :)  Lesley hosts this challenge on her blog Always Playing with Paper.  

Here's the sketch...
Here's my take on it...
Come over and play along with us!!  Don't you realize that Christmas is only 113 days away?? :-0

~Paper Studio Happy Hootin' DP
~Daydream Designs "Stocking Stuffers" image colored with Copics and Prismacolors
~Spots and Dots embossing folder
~Nestabilities Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals
~Walnut Stain distress ink

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Baby talk onesie

I'm overdue for a baby gift :/ so made this onesie quickly last night.  Using the heat set vinyl is so fun because the possibilities are endless!!  You can put just about anything you want on one.  I cannot even remember where I first saw this quote but I did see it several places, so can't really credit one.
The font is Impact
Then I realized I had no baby gift bags so made this one with scraps, corner rounder, border punch, ribbon, and a sticker.

And today is the launch of a new challenge blog... Anything But a Card.  The name says it all!  Go check them out!  The first challenge is "anything goes."

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Let's get Doodle-ing!!

Good morning!  I'm so excited to announce that I am now a part of the Doodle Pantry Challenge Blog Design Team!!   And I'm honored to be a part of this great group of very talented ladies!!!
Doodle Pantry digis were some of the first digis I used and I love Laurie's fun designs and digi papers!!   

So... here is my first Doodle Pantry Design Team card! 
Pardon the 'dirty snow' falling!!  Might have been better un-inked!  This is inspired by a 2005 PageMaps sketch.
This month, Laurie has some wonderful new releases!!  There are some great new sets plus some newly colored versions of a few previous designs.   You definitely want to go take a look at Doodle Pantry!!  

Don't forget to join in September's challenge, too.  It starts at noon EST today, the 1st.   Every participant will receive the featured digi free!!

Laurie has a Labor Day Sale through Sept 9.  Plus, she is offering a 'free with purchase' digi until the 24th.  To check out all the specials, click HERE.

~Recollections "O Christmas Tree" DP
~Doodle Pantry Caroling Friends pre-colored digi
*I meant to print a sentiment on the DP but had it all together before I realized I had forgotten!!  :o  So the only sentiment is on the inside.
~Sixxiz Snowflakes embossing folder
~Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
~Color Box ink
~ribbon and "buckle" from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!