Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #366

Whoopsy!  So sorry for the late post.  I completely forgot that I didn't finish this up last night. 

I used Fall Loving Susie from Digital Delights by Looby Lou, our challenge sponsor this week.  You need to head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketch #366 to see what the rest of the design team created and to play along so you can maybe win some freebies from our sponsor. 

I colored Fall Loving Susie the same colors as my granddaughter's little school uniform.  I think I got a little carried away with my sprinkle stamp on my second card but oh well...

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a WONDERFUL week!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Sunday!! Mojo 461, Cupcake Inspirations 372, Color My Heart 207 & Color Throwdown 406

Thanks to a major answer to prayer I have been celebrating today!  I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday too :)

I've been meaning to make some card sets for a couple friends using the Verve Stamps set that I won a while back.  It has so many great verses and I really want to make a card using each one.  I've used this set plenty of times but not with the intension of using every verse, so I'm focusing on that.  

What better challenge to enter than Mojo Monday since it was one of their challenges that I received the set I'm using.  For color inspiration I headed over to Color My Heart, Cupcake Inspirations and Color Throwdown.  So for me that means several cards.  I know some of you are absolute pros at combining tons of challenges into one card but when I get past two on one card my brain usually just fogs up on me.  

We had birthday cake at work this week and I have such a sweet tooth that I could eat it every day so Cupcake Inspirations and even the Color Throwdown challenges are kind of enticing me to make something sweet, because wouldn't you know it they both are scrumptious photos of cake.

The yellow polka dot paper I used is from the CTMH Magic paper pack and I also used CTMH ribbon, watercolors, embossing folder, shimmer trim and gold paper.  The stamps of course as I mentioned are Verve.  The doilies and embellishments are from my quite aged stash. 


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #365 & Cupcake Inspirations #371

Ok, I admit I cheated a LOT on my first card - lol.  I just used some velum stickers that I've had for years on this pretty CTMH Fundamentals paper.  I did however strategically place some of them over the edge and trim them off so they would be placed the same as if I had stamped them off the page. 

Here's what I made for this week's challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #365.  The second one I'm also entering over at Cupcake Inspirations #371

I hope you head on over and check out what our creative Design Team members have for you this week and also play along.  Our challenge is sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.  Lacy Sunshine is a sweet little digi shop.  The randomly drawn winner will get 3 digi stamps of their choice.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Color Throwdown # 405 and Freshly Made Sketches # 249

Ahhh sweet therapy, as my dear DEAR friends back in Arizona would call it.  I had so much fun this evening creating this card.  It has been a while since I've played along over at Color Throwdown and I think even longer since I have at Freshly Made Sketches - I miss them!  

For some reason I decided to set my stopwatch on my iPad when I started this card.  It took me 26 minutes from point a. hhhhmmmm what should I do, to - b. completion.  It was so enjoyable that it felt like only 5 minutes.  I just got this new Close to My Heart set and paper, it was still sitting on my desk so it all felt like it just jumped out on the card for me lol.

Heres what I used:

Plus enamel dots, white daisy card stock and ribbon scrap from my stash. 

If you would like to place an order on my site I'll be you're best friend...lol.  No really. . . I will :o)

You will also receive a free paper pack of 25 6 x 6 sheets of assorted patterned paper. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #364

Another week bites the dust!! Holy cow time flies!  Here's what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #364 our sponsor and sketch designer is our very own Melissa - such a sweetie! I must once again encourage you to head on over and join in on the fun with us and check out what our team made!

Also, last week I got a couple questions about my background - see previous post.  I just stamped this Charming Cascades background set in two different colors.  I just LOVE this essential set.

P.S. Sorry about always talking about time but goodness it's so true about the older you get the faster it goes.  

Thanks so MUCH for stopping by and have a BLESSED week!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 363

Whew!  Are you as done as I am with running like a chicken ---ick well you know the rest of the saying.  Anyway I really had to rush this card because as I write this I need to get up in less than 6 hours to catch a shuttle to the airport in the morning. Maybe for some people that's enough sleep but I don't do well on so little plus I always have a hard time falling asleep when I have to get up so early.  

This was a fun, fun, fun, easy sketch by Jesse over at Tuesday Morning Sketches # 363 this week.  I certainly could have gone wild with it of it weren't for the fact that I just don't have time to.   

Our sponsor is Craftin Desert Divas they have some wonderful images but I just haven't had my act together lately to get things picked out enough ahead of time. 

Thanks so much for stopping by - and please check out what our other fab design team members have created AND play along!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #362

I guess you could say I binged carded again :o) it was just so fun I had a hard time stopping.  If I didn't have to go to work I may still be going - LOL.  This sketch by Melissa was just so fun it is #362 over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies you will definitely want to head on over and play along!! 

This one is for the Color My Heart Color Dare 203

I made this one using the challenge colors over at Cupcake Inspirations 368 and I used a throwback Close to My Heart color I'm adding it to the Heart to Heart Throwback Challenge:

Two notes about this one, first I used a piece of Outdoor Denim Fundamentals paper to make the card base and I love the fact that in doing so I had an instant decorated inside, all I needed to do is add a panel to write on. Second, if you have any history with Close to My Heart you may remember these fabulous markers I LOVED this color too.  I still have mine after I'm not even sure how many years and I still use them all the time.   

The rest were just for fun, I colored first and then scrounged up other paper & ribbon to coordinate.  The watercolor pieces were just from a day that I was goofing off with water colors and saved them.