Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #357 - by yours truly.

Here's what I made for the sketch this week over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #357.  I actually came up with this sketch, so I REALLY would love it if you could play along with us!!

Our sponsor this week is new to TMS.  Please welcome Oddball Art.  This a fun Etsy store where you can find the "perfect combo of sweet and sour glittering up the grunge" images.  These are great for those who prefer the eclectic and artsy.  The prize is 3 digis of winner's choice.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #356

Well hello there and a TERRIFIC Tuesday to you!!  Ok, whatever day it is I hope it's TERRIFIC!

Here's what I made for the TMS #356 sketch this week.  I noticed after I was done that I wasn't very observant about a couple details but I think Melissa will it pass ok.  I used a cute freebie image from our sponsor Bugaboo.  The paper and embossing folder I used was Close to My Heart.  

I really hope you can head on over and see what our fab design team created and play along with us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches and that you have a chance to check out Bugaboo's adorable images.  

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #355

Here's what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #355.  Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up and this image happens to be a freebie!!  There's plenty more adorable images so I highly recommend checking them out.  I hope you play along with us this week and color something sweet like this.  As you can see I didn't do the greatest job coloring.  Some of my problem was that I was having difficulty with my printer ink smearing and some was just because I'm not that great at it. At least I had a good time creating and my granddaughter will not be a harsh critic like I am to myself. She will love her card and me anyway - whew!!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations and Retro Sketches

Cute sketch + pretty colors = FUN cards! Low and behold I got to play along with some great challenges again.  Made the top card for Cupcake Inspirations #362 and Retro Sketches #216. The second card was the almost identical twin born because I think it makes sense to make multiples while I'm at it. 

I'm so envious of the adorable stitched clouds of all sorts that so many people have but I made do (for now anyway) with making my own hand made clouds. I added some silver lined velum clouds that came in my CTMH Calypso Compliments.  I cut them in half to stretch them into two cards but I actually like them that way better. I've loved this little angel since the moment I saw her because she reminded me of my granddaughter - the set is from Close to My Heart.  I wasn't thinking and didn't add the "Thank heaven for friends" sentiment that comes in the set before finishing them up so it will have to go on the inside. 

I think some day soon I'm going to have to treat myself to some stitched dies!!  What do you think?  Do you have any and what are your favorites - clouds and or other shapes if you don't mind sharing.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #354

Here's what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketch #354. It's a fab sketch by Debbie.  Our sponsor this week is Pink & Main  they have some wonderful stamp sets so you will for sure want to check them out right after you head on over to TMS and play along!!  Be sure and also check out what our Design Team created and leaving a little love would me MUCH appreciated by any of us. 

I also made one for Color My Heart Color Dare #195.  I confess these are both TOTAL cheater cards!  I used the pre-printed cards from the Close to My Heart Calypso paper packet and the coordinating compliments. I feel a little guilty that there's no stamping, unless I decide to stamp something on the inside.  It's not like it didn't take effort to put it together though.  My goodness I had the bow on my twine sliding around all over the place on the flamingo card and I didn't like how it looked anywhere on the front because the card is already so busy, so it ended up inside.  I backed the hello with craft foam and adhesive because it was really thin and it gave it just the right amount of dimension.  

I made this one to play along over at Color My Heart Color Dare #195.  Thanks for stopping by :o)

Monday, May 30, 2016

Freshly Made and Color Throwdown

ARRRGGHH, I struggle so much with the lighting in my hobby room I could just spit!!!  Here's what I made to play along over at Freshly Made Sketches 238 and Color Throwdown 394 - gosh I love these challenges.  The stamp is Close to My Heart (only $3.95 set of 2) and all the other doodads I had in my stash, all several years old.  I'm really trying to use my stuff before I get certified as a hoarder. I only wish I was kidding about that LOL.  

The paper is from DCWV baby boy pack a while back, the brads from The Girls Paperie and the other accents from Heidi Grace.  Oh yes and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the flowers.  I tell you  I do have quite a collection, between my sweet family who knows I love all this and what I purchase myself, plus being a CTMH consultant for almost 20 years I have a LOT!!!  

P.S. I totally forgot to link this up to both of the sketches....my bad. :o(

Sunday, May 29, 2016

MOJO Monday 449 & CTMH Happy Times Paper Packet

Had a chance to play along over at MOJO Monday 449 this week - so FUN!! 

The cool Rose Gold foil tape from Close to My Heart was a little tricky to photograph but I sure do love it.  I used a flower from Recollections that I've had for a long time. The sweet Happy Birthday stamp is part of a cute little mini set that is only $3.95  it includes this sentiment and another one that says Birthday Wishes with some little stars.  Here's what else I used all from Close to My Heart and available on my site pattir.ctmh.com

Happy Times Paper Packet - available only through May 31.
Cotton Candy Ink
White Daisy Card Stock
Woodgrain Embossing Folder (no longer available)

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