Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TMS 269 Winter's Butterflies

Who is ready for another fun Tuesday Morning Sketch?!
Who's ready for  a chance to win a fun prize?!

This week is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and we were lucky enough to get images to play with.  The artists we're showcasing are Beary Dust Stamps and Digi Blessings.
Here is this week's sketch...

I found this sketch challenging.  After coloring my image, I used my new MFT stitched circle die to cut it out.  The first sentiment I printed was smaller and you could not read the "are winters" part of the sentiment.  So I had to print it larger so it was readable.  I was originally going with a raised fish tail label, but I had no room with the larger sentiment.  Oh well, I think it turned out fine, enough of my rambling.  Instead of banners, I added some falling snowflakes.  I/ve had these little snowflakes for so long I forget how they came to be in my stash.  So another Christmas card ready.  

Be sure to stop by the other DT blogs for lots of fabulous inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by my little blog!  Be sure to link up your creation, we'd love to see what you create!

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Hello fellow coffee lovers! Happy National Coffee Day!
I am so happy to be participating in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop!
If you happened to stop here first, head on over to Cuts, Crops and Creativity to get the details on how to join this fun hop!
Here is a little card I created for today's hop.
I used the sketch from MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge as my inspiration.

Today I used a stamp I received in a grab bag from Unity.
I stamped my image on watercolor paper and colored with Distress inks and my water brush.  Stamped the image again and cut out the little heart. I then added a tiny snowflake to the center of the heart before adhering to the cup.  Added the sentiment to a die cut heart, then added a bow/button embellishment.
Now I just need an assortment of K-cups to go with this card and I'll have one Christmas present done!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are enjoying your favorite coffee as you hop along today!

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Word Art Wednesday #151 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Sister Act - Challenge 76 - Anything Goes
My Favorite Things - Sketch 195

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Online Card Classes

Hi everyone!
Just wanted to share some great news!
Shari Carroll, My World blog, was giving away a spot in the Online Card Class, Copic Markers for Card  Makers; and I won!!!
Thanks Shari!!!
I was skeptical at first.  After all I only own 10 Copic Markers, and I never really used them.  I was a little intimated with all the different colors and the shading and blending.  What can you do with just 10 markers, and as it turns out not in the right blending family?  Who knew there's are method to those numbers? Not me!  Well it turns out, I can do more than I thought!
These classes are wonderful!  I am learning so much and getting more comfortable with how to use the markers.
Here is a practice sheet.  It's actual the practice sheet for day one, but I used the tip to tip blending technique that was covered in class on day two!
Oh, I wish I had more time to play!  Busy with the Youth Group this weekend but am really excited to practice some more.
Thanks for stopping by and listening to my happy ramblings!
God Bless!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

TMS 268

Who's ready for another Tuesday Morning Sketch?
Who's ready for a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp?
Melissa is sponsoring us this week; and up for grabs is a gift certificate to one of my favorite on line stores!  You're sure to find some great deals at Simon Says Stamp during their Stamptember Celebration!

Here's your sketch:

Sorry for the darker image, I had to take the picture at night so the lighting was not the best.  I used Verve's Peaceful Medallions
to create my card.  The background was created by sponging on some SU inks, then stamping the smaller circle images randomly over the entire panel.
I then stamped and die cut out the two larger circles, two of the smaller circles and on of the smallest medallion images.  I layered them up and added a few gems.  The sentiment was stamped on two banners.  A little hand stitching finishes off my card.

Need a little more inspiration?
Check out the wonderful cards from the rest of the DT:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Can't what to see your take on this fun sketch!
God bless!

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Word Art Wednesday #150

Saturday, September 20, 2014

That stinks!

Sharing a little birthday card I made using sketch #93 from CAS(E) This Sketch.
Don't let the sentiment fool you, it's a belated birthday card.  I put "I missed your birthday!  Happy Belated Birthday!" on the inside.  Yes, I am late on another birthday.  Thanks to CAS(E) this sketch, I came up with this quick and easy card.  The cute skunk image is from Meljen Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog spot!
God bless!!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ready for Fall!

Quick little post to share a fall card I created.  The cooler temperatures are really putting me in the mood for fall.
I used sketch # 132 from Retro Sketches as my inspiration.

    Ok, so I may not have nailed the sketch, but it gave me the inspiration.  Inked up this stamp I purchased from Flourishes (no longer in business) almost a year ago and had never used.  Love how the coloring turned out! I used Distress Inks and my water brush.  Added some ink to the edges of a page from an old book, a little stamping a little distressing and a little bit of washi tape.  Used a Memory Box label die, that I purchased on sale from Dies R Us, for the first time for my sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you take time to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!
God bless!
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)I just found this new challenge! NBUS, yep I've got plenty of stuff that falls in that category!  Fun challenge, be sure to check it out!

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Sweet and Sassy Fall Challenge
Tombow - Jennie's Book Challenge
Dies R Us - Fall Challenge

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TMS 267 and Bugaboo!

Hi Tuesday Morning Sketches fans!
Are you ready for another sketch?
We have one of my favorite sponsors this week, Bugaboo!

Who isn't familiar with Jodie's designs with their bold lines and punchy personalities!  Love love love them all!!  And or course, Jodie is always so generous with the prize - 7 digis of your choice.  Let's get started.

Here is this week's sketch:


Decided to make another Christmas card for my card stash.  Used this cute little Reindeer Block image.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Added a little Glossy Accents to his cute red nose.  The background was created using Distressed Ink on a candy striped embossing folder.  Stamped a dotted "fly line" and added a few snowflakes with added glitter.

Need more inspiration?
Check out how the other Design Team members interpreted the sketch.  While you're there leave them a little love.

Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what you create!

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