Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Just a note - TMS #710

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  And no grad card this week! LOL  Just a note card...


My image and sentiment are Sizzix Floral Hello.  It's framed with CottageCutz Double-Stitched Ovals.  My DP is Studio Calico Story Time, and the strips are Recollections washi. 

Here's the 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 1, 2023

Slimline birthday - C4G #200

Good morning!  It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  Our theme is "slimline birthday" for these next 2 weeks.  I do like slimline cards, but I've made A2 for so long, that I find it challenging to lay out the card in a way that looks good.  This design is not original with me.  I saw something similar on Pinterest, but didn't pin it right away and couldn't find it again. :/   Anyway, here's my slimline birthday card...


I tried to hard to get a good pic of this, but none of them really showed it well, but here it is.  My DP is a 12 x 12 love pack from Crate Paper.  My flowers are The Ton Peony Memories Card Making.  The sentiment is half of "Happy Christmas" freebie die that's on a Kat Scrapiness Stitched Fishtail Banner.  "Birthday" is TH Alphanumeric Stretch Upper dies. 

Please come play along with us and try your hand at a slimline birthday card for a gal in your life! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 

Snow globe Christmas - SCC #149

Happy June 1st!  Another month, and another challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges!  Our theme this month is "trees."  Here are my trees...


I cut my BG panel from Recollections Christmas Plaids DP.  I stamped the trees from Raisin Boat Nature's Reflection in Hero Arts Lime to Forever Green Ombre ink.  I used my Versamark pen and white EP to create snow.  I forgot to use my anti-static powder, but I kind of like the extra snow. LOL  It was cut out with Darice Snow Globe die.  I cut a few leaves with MS branch punch.  My sentiment is from Sunny Studio Christmas Chapel and cut out with SSS Tiny Tags die.  A twine bow finished it off.  

The colors didn't photograph very well, but it is very pretty IRL.  

Keep working on your Christmas cards and share them with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge! 

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Congrats Grad - TMS #709

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  As promised, more grad cards...  (And I promise I will show you my daughter's grad card soon.  It's my favorite!)



The paper is DCWV All About Boys.  The stamp, die, and sentiment are all from Sweet n Sassy Graduation.  I like the striped one best even though it's hard to see that it actually follows the sketch!  :) 

Here's the 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!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

congratulations - TMS #708

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  And time for another grad card...


This one was fun!  I created the BG by stamping the mortar board from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Graduation on the woodgrain paper from my scrap box.  I cut the sentiment twice from 110 lb black cardstock so it has nice dimension.  It is from an unbranded set of words that I got free with an order years ago.  The banners are from Spellbinders Ribbon Banners. 

The grad parties are still happening, so I'll have another grad card next week. :)

Here's this week's fun 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, May 18, 2023

Praying for you - C4G #199

 Good morning to you!  It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  Our theme is "backgrounds" which opens up soooo many possibilities!!  

My last couple of weeks have been very busy with work, travel, and graduations, so I was happy to find a BG that I had created a couple of months ago just waiting to be used! :)

Here's my card...


I had colored the background with some water color pencils.  I didn't add any water, so you can see it was just colored and not blended, but I liked it.  I added a BG stamp to it.  This is Neat & Tangles Punchinella stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves.   My flower is Hero Arts Mum Stem colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The sentiment is from The Project Bin Defined cut out with a fishtail banner from Spellbinders Lacey Pennants.  I know that I recently made a similar card with this stamp and sentiment, but I have many friends who need this encouragement right now!   

Please come over and join us at Cardz 4 Galz!!   Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 


Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Congrats grad - TMS #707

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  And it's graduation season, so I'll have a few grad cards to share over the next couple of weeks.  Here's this week's card...


I dry embossed a panel of the Paper Studio The Linen Door paper with Lifestyle Crafts Whimsy embossing folder.  The cap and sentiment are Sweet n Sassy Stamps Graduation stamp and die set.  The stars are a Martha Stewart border punch.  

I mentioned that it's graduation season.  Though this isn't her card, this past weekend, we were in FL for my youngest daughter's college graduation. She finished in December but wanted to march and see all her friends.  Here's our beautiful grad!! 


Here's our fun sketch...



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

Debi - on leave


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

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Someone I love was born today - TMS #706

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


This is put together with bits and pieces of papers that matched. :)  I cut 2 wide fishtail banners and hid the ends behind the stitched circles.   My sentiment is The Project Bin Born Yesterday.   It could work for anyone, but it has a more masculine look to it.  I tend to struggle making masculine cards, but I think this turned out great, so I may CASE it in the future. 

Here's the 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, May 4, 2023

Mother - C4G #198

 Hello!  It's time for our challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!!  For this challenge, we want to see Mother's Day cards, or if you prefer, flowers for a friend.  I made a Mother's Day card...


I really have been lazy lately and letting the paper do the work. This is Prima Something Blue.   I guess I did the work on the flower, but it was awhile ago.  I found this one in my extra box. ;)  The flower is The Ton Peony Cardmaking Memories.  "Mother" is a die from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  

I know that Mother's Day is very hard for some of you, so know that you're thought of and prayed for, and here's a virtual hug from me to you!  

Please come play along with our challenge!!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 



Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Praying for you - TMS #705

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  And I did not get my post ready on time, so I'm late!! :/ 

Here's my card...


I have a friend having serious brain surgery tomorrow, so I made this for her.  The Simple Stories "simple vintage botanicals" pad was on my table from last week's card, so I used it.  I intended to make this a shaker card, but I forgot to add the acetate before adding the dimensional tape to the back.  Duh!!  
For the "window," I used Hero Arts Paper Layering Wooden Door.  The butterflies are fussy cut from the paper, and I  placed them on some branches that were in my "extra" box.  I had several of this sentiment printed so I cut it and tied some pink twine to it. 

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!

Monday, May 1, 2023

Better together - SCC #148

 Happy May 1st to you!  It's time for another challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!  This month, our theme is "include a sleigh."  Here's mine...


I inked my BG first, then stamped and heat embossed my image.  I then inked some shadows and added the sentiment.  A bit of twine from my stash finished it off.  My sleigh is Sweet n Sassy Stamps Old-Fashioned Christmas.  The sentiment is from MTF Cool Christmas. 

I've not been in a sleigh just like this one, but as a teen and young adult, I had so much fun on sleigh rides in the winter.  One of the best parts was hopping off and running ahead, hiding in the trees to shake the branches so the snow would fall on everyone as the sleigh came past. LOL  Sadly, where I live now, we don't get enough snow for sleigh rides! :( 

So find your sleighs and make your card to join our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Wishing you the best - TMS #704

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

Here's an example of letting the paper do all the work! LOL  My paper is Simple Stories "simple vintage botanicals."  One of the pages had 4 image and saying together, so I trimmed one, chose 2 other pages for the BG and strip, and glued them all together.  :)  

Here's the sketch...  (Remember that a shape can be any shape.  We just want to be able to recognize the sketch.)

Be sure to go check out the creations from the DT... We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Debi  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

best wedding wishes - TMS #703

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I hope you enjoyed our challenge collaboration with Double Trouble!   

Here's my card for this week's challenge...


This is pretty simple, but it turned out very pretty!  I dry embossed the top part of the panel, added the glittery strip on the border, adhered the die cut words, and added the additional sentiment.  

Here's the 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, April 6, 2023

Easel birthday - C4G #196

It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  This is a fun challenge!!  We want you to create and easel card.  I love easel cards, and there are so many different ways to create one from simple to extra fancy, so choose how you'd like to create one!  [And if you've never made one, search some YouTube videos and be inspired (and instructed)!]

Here's my card...


My paper is Heidi Swapp Daydream.  My butterflies are TH Detailed Butterflies.  The branch and leaves behind are Momento. My sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy Stamps Pennant Party. 


This is so pretty, but was really easy!  I watched a tutorial HERE

I'm entering in these challenges...

Addicted to Stamps and More #443 - birthdays 

Fab 'n' Funky #570 - use die cuts

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Happy birthday

Word Art Wednesday #589-590 - anything goes family friendly

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!  Be sure to come play along at Cardz 4 Galz!

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Colorful thanks - TMS #702 & Double Trouble #135

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  And this week, we are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenge #135!!  (Click to visit their site.)  Their challenge runs April 3 - 16, so please check out their challenge and enter there, too! 

Here's my card...


The colored panels were cut out with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.  My image is a colored digi from Doodle Pantry (closed many years ago), and my sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps Framed Anemones. 
Double Trouble's theme is "Roy G. Biv Color Challenge" so we are using rainbow colors in 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 and Double Trouble

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Presents - SCC #147

 Happy April 1st!  It's time for Sparkles Christmas Challenge!  No fooling! :)  This month, our theme is Christmas Presents/Parcels.   Here's my card...


This card came together very quickly and easily.  I recycled!  I fussy cut the stack of presents from the front of a card I received this past Christmas.  It's very pretty and shimmery, IRL.  My paper is the Paper Studio Old World Winter.   My sentiment is Pink and Main Merry Christmas.  It's cut from DCWV Christmas Glitter Mat Stack.  It was a little brighter green than I wanted, so I colored the die cut with a marker.  I wanted it to stand out a little better, so I cut the frame in vellum.  

Come play along at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Christmas Blessings - TMS #701

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Here's my card,,,


I went pretty simple with our fun sketch.  A piece of Recollections Portobello Road DP, "wreaths" made with Impression Obsession Scribble Circles, Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow die, and sentiment from Sunny Studios Christmas Chapel. 

Here's the 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, March 23, 2023

Tulip thank you - C4G #195

Hi, and welcome to my blog!  Today is another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  Since spring has officially started this week, our theme is "spring flowers."  In my area, the crocuses and daffodils have bloomed and passed, and tulips are on their way.  I have some tulips to share...


My image/sentiment is Tulip Thank You from Bugaboo Stamps.  The paper is from my scrap box, and I created a bow with twine from my stash.  

Come and play along with us at Cardz 4 Galz and show us your spring flowers!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Books - TMS #700

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


My image and sentiment are Altenew Tall Tale.  My paper is a mix of PTI Dotty Biscotti and Pebbles Garden Party.  It all looks a bit dull in the picture, but IRL it's bright and cute. The banners are cut with Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banners. 

Here's our sketch.  It's actually one of mine, and as I'm putting it together, I realize that I cut my sentiment in the wrong orientation.  Oh well!  

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, March 14, 2023

God calms His child - TMS #699

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week, I've made several cards similar to this one.  So many hurting hearts!  But we have a great God Who wants to walk with us through every trial. 


I realized after preparing my post that the glare kind of messes with the sentiment.  Too late for another picture.  It's been sent.  

That awesome sentiment is Sweet n Sassy Stamps Calms His Child.  It's heat embossed with WOW! Super Fine Ebony EP.  The striped paper is Basic Grey Granola.  The brown panel is cut with Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangles.  The washi is the Paper Studio. 

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, March 9, 2023

Praying for you - C4G #194

Happy Thursday to you!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  Our theme for this challenge is "use vellum"!  Here's my card...


I had the panel embossed with Darice Dot BG sitting on my desk.  Shiplap Siding stencil from Honey Bee Stamps was also on my desk.  I am trying to organize, and my ink pads were also close by, so I put all 3 together to make the BG panel.  My flower is The Ton Peony Memories Cardmaking.  I colored some vellum green and cut out the Spellbinders Foliage leaves.  I heat embossed the sentiment from The Project Bin Defined on vellum.   I need to lay my card under something heavy for awhile because I had it all together and realized I needed to heat the sentiment some more and it warped the card a little. :/  But overall, it's very pretty, IMHO! ;) 

Please come and play along with us at Cardz 4 Galz!!
Thanks for sopping by and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Hello, hello, hello... - TMS #698

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  And it's time for our first new sketch of the year!!  It's a fun one, but first, here's my card...


We often remind our challenge players that a shape is just a suggestion and to feel free to use what they want.  I often change things up, but I wanted to follow this sketch very closely.  However... I could not find my hexagon die!!!  Grrrrrr!  Wondering what shape to use, I came across a stamp and die set on my table and thought it might work, so I rotated the sketch, and voilĂ !  

The small hello is from Honey Bee Stamps Framed Anemones.  The large hello is from an unbranded set that I got years ago on a daily craft deal site.  I dry embossed the back panel with CB Honeycomb.  All the papers were from my scrap box.  

Here's the sketch that I wish I could have been able to follow exactly... 


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!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A "warm" thank you - SCC #146

 Happy March 1st!  Spring arrives this month!! And my card is Christmas-y because it's time for Sparkles Christmas Challenge!  Our theme is "Warm winter clothes" so show us your mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, etc. 

While not technically a Christmas card, this is a Christmas thank you card...


I thought of making the card in the shape of the mitten, but wanted more space, so put it on a BG for a regular A2 card.  My paper is AC Jack Frost.  I cut navy cardstock with Papertray Ink Mitten Die.  It is embossed with Sizzix 3-D Sweater by Eileen Hull.  I wanted the cuff to look different, so I ran it through my Fiskars crimper.  (That's something I had not used in a million years!)  The branches are a MS punch.  The sentiment is My Pink Stamper Simply Sweet Occasions.  It's cut out with SSS Tiny Tags.  I added a few red adhesive dots and a twine bow.  

Please come join us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!   

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Grateful to call you friend - TMS #697

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This is our last revisit of our favorites from 2022.  I do love to play with sketches again, but I also love it when we start with new sketches!  Here's my card...


My paper is Heidi Swapp Daydream.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Mini Leaf Stamp Set.  The mesh strip is from my stash. 

Here's our sketch.  This is Tangii's favorite.  It was #645 played on 2/27/22.


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, February 23, 2023

Floral birthday - C4G #193

 Hi!  It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  This time, we want to see your red, white, and pink cards.  Here's mine...


I kind of feel like I cheated on this card... my paper pack did all the work! ;)  My paper is Paper Rose "Everything Sweet."  Even the image/sentiment came from this paper pad.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Hugs to you - TMS #696

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week, we're playing with Tammy's pick from last year... (sketch is below)

Here's my card...


The paper is MME Portobello Road.  The sentiment (and matching die) is Poppystamps Marzipan Greetings.  I colored it with Copics.  I have a good collection of Spectrum Noir markers but only a few Copics because of the price, but I was in HL recently when they were clearing them out for $1.99!!!  

Here's our sketch.  This was #646 from March 1...  


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, February 14, 2023

happy wedding day - TMS #695

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


I cut a frame in red rather than a panel so the flowers would pop against the white.  My flowers are Peony Memories Cardmaking layered stamps.  I used Pink Fresh Studio Heartbeat inks.  My sentiment is Papertrey Ink Wedding Stamp Set.  I heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out with Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banners. 

We're still playing with favorites from last year, and this is Raechelle's favorite, though I'm sorry to say that she is no longer a member of our team.  This was sketch #649 from 3/22.  


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, February 9, 2023

I love you - C4G #192

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!  This time we want you to use one or more hearts on your card.   Here are my hearts...


This was pretty simple.  I cut out 3 hearts using Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts.  That panel was cut out with Kat Scrappiness Wavy Wonky Stitched Rectangles and popped up over a piece of DP.  The sentiment is My Pink Stamper Simple Sweet Occasions.  (I find white very difficult to photograph well, so I apologize for the washed out look!) 

Please show us your heart(s) and come play along with us at Cardz 4 Galz!!  ;) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Butterfly birthday - TMS #694

 Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I made a birthday card for this week's challenge...

My paper is DCWV Mariposa.  My sentiment is Sweet N Sassy Stamps Birthday Greetings.  The butterfly is TH Detailed Butterflies. 

The sketch is Patti's favorite from 2022... #673 originally played on Aug 30.


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from my awesome Design Team teammates... 

Debi  


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

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