Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #380 -Watercolor rainbow.

I just think watercolors are so wonderful and fun!  Here's what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.  It is great sketch by Debbie and she is also the sponsor.  The stamp set is a retired Close to My Heart set but the water colors and water color paper is still available. 

I really really hope you check out what the rest of our team made and play along with us this week!   

Thanks for stopping by and have a TERRIFIC Thursday!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Less is More # 304 & Freshly Made Sketches # 264

Well, dare I say I'm on a bit of a roll?? ;o)

I'm so pleased to be able to post several days in a row.  I haven't checked out Less is More for quite sometime and this week's challenge was too cool to resist - lol- or I couldn't resist so I did resist.  Ok, so I'm tired and getting corny, it just happens! 
The challenge was using the resist technique. 

For the sketch I just had to play along again over at Freshly Made Sketches because my last post was a loose interpretation of  the sketch so I wanted to make one that was spot on so wha-la.  The stamps & embossing powder are retired Close to My Heart and the watercolors and watercolor paper are also Close to My Heart and still available.  

There's lots of great artwork on both these challenges so I highly recommend you visit them!  

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a MARVELOUS Monday!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches 264 & Color Throwdown 420

Ahhh sweet, this was such a nice weekend - my playtime continued!  Here's what I made to play along over at Freshly Made Sketches 264 and Color Throwdown 420 I just LOVE the colors  :o)

Here's what I used:

Close to My Heart:
Bitty Birthday Stamp Set (retired)
Slate & White Daisy Cardstock

Martha Stewart:
Leave Sprig Punch

My Stash:
Enamel Dots

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

MOJO Monday 475 & Fiesta Dinnerware Inspiration

Well hello again, and yet another post this week!  The reason I get to play so much this week is kind of because I've been working really hard :o) My husband had a reverse shoulder replacement on Monday so that means (on top of my job) I have to do his things around the yard as well as my tasks around the house plus help him throughout the day.  So...I rewarded myself with playtime - no guilt attached! 

My Fiesta dishes makes unloading the dishwasher a little more fun because I'm often inspired by the color combos while I'm at it.  Today this little stack was the inspiration for the card I made to play along over at MOJO Monday 475.  I do love the holidays and all the traditional and non traditional colors and images that go along with it but it's also enjoyable to take a break and create something on a whim.

Here's what  used:

Close to My Heart:
Sweet Birthday Stamp Set 
Flower Market Stamp Set
Fundamentals Paper 
ShinHan Markers
Shimmer Brush Pan
Red Enamel Hearts (retired)

Martha Stewart Microbeads
Foam Tape
Cuttlebug Cupcake Embossing Folder
Ribbon from my stash I can't remember where I got it

Thanks for stopping by & have a WONDERFUL day!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving - belated :)

I attempted to post this on Thanksgiving day but for some reason I couldn't add photos to blogger that day, maybe too many cyber shoppers.  I remembered it happening some time ago and figured if I just waited a while it would correct itself and it did - but I had a long work day yesterday so didn't get to it until today so now it's late but nevertheless I think I can enter it over at a couple of challenges:

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope you had a scrumptious Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #379

Here we are again another Tuesday already!  This is what I made for TMS #379 by Jessi.  Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and I used their Berry Wreath.  My week was a little challenging with getting ready for the hubs to go in for a reverse shoulder replacement, so I relied on white on white with a little accent that seems to just always work.  From Close to My Heart I used the Oh Deer paper pack Vellum and Star embossing folder.  

I gotta run - the boys in my life are a bit high maintenance these days, as I'm writing this I just got home from visiting my hubby in the hospital and now I need to try and get my male boxer who had surgery also (on his ear) to go out in the rain to go potty because he's been wearing a cone for the last two weeks so can't use the doggy door. 

Whew thank goodness for a little respite here and there to craft or I would be 100% crazy instead of only 98% lol.  

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

Here's another that I decided to add a little later: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TMS 378 & Cupcake Inspirations 384

Whew - what a week eh??!!  

I made this for Tuesday Morning Sketches #378 and Cupcake Inspirations #384.  The image I used is "A Star is Born" from our TMS sponsor this week, All Dressed Up.  You should check it out, so many cute images and also some neat papers too.  You will definitely want to play along for a chance to win some free images. 

I really wish that sparkly gold photographed as good as it looks.  I actually have a light shimmer over the whole image area and the stars of course have thicker more sparkly glitter.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful week!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #377

ARRRRGH!!  I just realized that I didn't post my card for Tuesday Morning Sketches #377.  I have no words and that's not very often!!  Just....I'm sorry!  I hope you enjoy it anyway.

The sketch is by Jesse and the prize is sponsored by Close to My Heart Consultant, Jennifer Tomisac at www.paperthisandthat.blogspot.com.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

MOJO Monday 472

What fun!  Today I played along over at MOJO #472, I actually did last week also but I forgot to upload my cards last time so I thought I might as well still post them here.  This weeks card is made using CTMH "Oh Deer" paper pack.  I just LOVE this paper.  I also used some CTMH Sea Glass glitter paper.  The stamp set is a the retired "Miracle of Christmas" set that I think I'll use for a long long time because it's just so darn cute.  I used the squish the ink on the pad lid to water color technique along with Sakura Black & White gel pens to - gotta love them for accents as well as fixing boo boos. 

For the cards from last week I used a hodge podge of papers from my stash - several brands.  

I decided to make a 5 x 7 version for a fun craft day that we're having at my church this month-

Here are the ones from MOJO#471 last week-


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #376

Here we are again Tuesday Morning!  Here's what I made for our sketch TMS #376 this week.  

It's a real simple sketch but gives you a chance to use some of that ribbon you've has stashed for how long?  I've had this ribbon for at least two years, I love it, so time to stop hoarding.  The embossing folder is from Close to My Heart and so is the stamp set. The stamp set was the Stamp of the Month for October - so sorry no longer available.  However you may want to try the technique I used...I embossed the bell in silver and then used a metallic pen to color it in.  I really liked the effect. 

I'm the sponsor and the prize is your choice: $10 gift card to either Amazon, Hobby Lobby or Starbuck's. It's a simple sketch that results in a fast & fantastic card pretty much whatever elements you choose. I hope you have a chance to check out what the rest of the team created and to play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by!