Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #387

A little carried away - ya think???  I'm going to have some friends over to make cards and I was playing around with the idea of having stacks of card parts cut out for everyone to mix and match as they please, so I kind of got on a roll trying out my concept.  I'm absolutely in love with the "This card is a paper hug" stamp because I have a TON of hugs I need to be sending out. 

The first card is Shimele True Stories from American Crafts paper and then the second and third cards are Hello Lovely by Close to My Heart.  Everything else is older stuff from my stash - you know my mantra this year!!  Use it up, and that's why I have to have friends over, I have too much for just me.  I think the washi/fabric tape versions were the most fun to make.

Oh yes to explain the last three, they are for my 3 grandsons. I have been a not so good of a grandma and haven't been writing my grandchildren so this year my goal is to send them a card once a month.  I also have two pseudo grandkids that I dearly miss.  So you see I need to get on the ball and send out cards.

I hope you have a chance to check out what the rest of the Design Team made - visiting our blogs really means a lot to us.  With that said THANK YOU for visiting mine today!!!

Debbie
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Wanda



































                                   

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #386

Hi you! Can you believe it??!  Seems like we just celebrated the new year and here we are already with January more than half over!  This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches our sponsor is Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  I used Dino Heart 1 and played with coloring him several colors.  Their stamps are super fun to color and being digital you can size them however you wish.

Here's the blog and the other team members I hope you have a chance to visit and create with us this week ~

Debbie
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Wanda












Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #385



Hello and HAPPY Tuesday!!  

Here's what I made for our challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.  I have a little surprise for you down below.  

For this first card I used the retired CTMH "Brushed" paper packet - one of my all time favorites.  My mantra this year is is "NO more hoarding - use it up!" (because then I can buy more - lol).  I also used some hoarded ribbon that was (I think) from my favorite vintage shop in AZ - Melrose Vintage, in Phoenix.  Oh how I miss stopping by there on my way back up to Prescott after a busy work day!  The little bird and flower is yet more hoarded stash (Martha Stewart).


TMS is sponsoring and the prize is 3 embossing folders!!  So you will want to be sure and head on over to play and check out what everyone made.

Here's the blog and the other team members:

Debbie
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa



I received my latest Close to My Heart order and made a couple quick projects using the Sugar Rush Workshop on the Go Kit and the Some Kinda Wonderful stamp set.



Here's my surprise - the sketch as a 12 x 12 page!  I haven't scrapbooked in soooo long but one of my goals is to really get going on it again this year.






I figured I might as well post the other page I made to go along with it while I was at it, I pretty much always make two page layouts. 












Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #384

Here we are 2017!!! MY OH MY!!  Wow I think it seems like 2016 went by fast but actually what all happened as I look back on it - I maybe could say it was long. There are some challenging things that I was hoping to see resolved for loved ones and they're still ongoing so I suppose in that respects it seems long.  It's regarding what I got accomplished that made it feel fast because I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped.  But, 2017 is another year right??  

I spent some time having fun for New Year's Day and the 2nd, thanks to getting to have it off unexpectedly - what a NICE surprise!  

This week our Design Team over at Tuesday Morning Sketches have really outdone themselves!!  I really hope you take the time to visit & play along and of course we all love you stopping by and commenting on our blogs!  We're revisiting our favorite 2016 sketches - it was a blast trying to choose a fav.

Sometimes I write a little about how I made stuff or what I used but I'm feeling a little lazy now - I spent too much time having fun, as you can see!  As always though if there's anything you would like to know - just ask :)  Oh, but I will tell you though that my favorite was the hippo card with the pink background but it was so light that I redrew the lines so I wasn't as happy with it after that. I finally broke out my MISTI for the next hippo card so that I could re-stamp it perfectly after I colored it. I LOVE my MISTI :)

Here's the blog and the other team members:

Debbie
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Wanda










                      

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #383 - Anything Goes

Ahhhh time to put a little love in your heart, lol you can always tell when I write tired :o)

As much as I LOVE Christmas and everything to do with the meaning and celebration of it I'm usually a little ready to be done with Christmas cards by now.   I just received this new Heart die from CTMH and since our challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches is "Anything Goes"  I was anxious to give the die a try.  

Here's my first little batch, I used the positive image, the negative image and the image image!! The actual purpose of the die is the cute thin hearts but I thought I could use all three pieces and it was really fun making these, plus they went fast. 

Pretty much everything is CTMH; the paper is retired,  the stamp set is one of the sets that comes with the ever so wonderful Flower Market Cricut Collection.  I brushed the CTMH glimmer pen all over the hearts and the negative image but I had already attached the thin hearts so I didn't add it to those.  I used quite a bit of foam tape on the first, a little bit on the second and just a tiny bit on the third card.

Thanks so much for stopping by  & have a VERY merry Christmas!! 

P.S.  Be sure to check out what the rest of our team made and if Santa brings you crafting goodies use those to play along with us - you have two weeks this time, and this is THE ONLY time we have Anything Goes.

Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Wanda

P. S. S.  You'll be glad you did there's a great surprise prize to be won by one of you lucky talented carmakers!!


Negative-Image


Positive - Image


Image - Image










Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 382



Well how are you doing on your Christmas shopping?   Me, I better get busy because time is running out - that's all I have to say about it.  I feel a little guilty - I'm just not in that Christmassy of a mood this year. 

So....I made a baby card with this week's sketch, in the mood or not I'm usually always pretty done with coming up with Christmas cards this late.  I do have plenty to finish up but they're all duplicates so nothing to share there.  

Without further ado here it is... our last Tuesday Morning Sketch for 2016.  This one is easy and if you're over making Christmas cards like me then it can be adapted into so much more.  Our challenge is sponsored by Jennifer Tomasic, CTMH Independent Demonstrator. 

Next week we'll have our "Anything Goes" challenge. I hope you're able to carve out some play time or at least get to hop on over and see what the rest of the team made during this most WONDERFUL time of the year!! 




Sunday, December 11, 2016

Less Is More # 306 One Layer

Here's what I made for Less is More #306 -One Layer with the theme of Outline. I was pretty close to giving up on this one this evening - it really is a challenge for me to do a one layer card but this old Cuttlebug embossing folder came to mind.  I decided to try out the inking the folder then embossing technique.  At first I thought it came out a little too sketchy but then it really grew on me.  After I stamped the sentiment I knew it needed the stem to be just a tad bit longer so I used sticky notes to mask and sponge an extended stem.


All in all it was quite fun and I'm pretty proud that I pulled off this one layer card the first try!!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL week and thanks so much for stopping by!