Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Sweet Tuesday Morning Sketch!

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Not only do we have a great sketch, but we have one of my favorite sponsors!
This week we are sponsored by Sweet and Sassy Stamps!
I have been a fan of Sweet and Sassy for a while now.  They have some really sweet stamps!
If your not familiar with them go check them out now then come back and play along!
Here is this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch!                                                                                                     








I used Sweet and Sassy's Happy Happy stamp and die to create this fun little card! I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in the lower right hand corner before embossing it with my cloud embossing folder.  I stamped the sun and the clouds and the used the matching dies to cut them out! Colored the sun with Copics.  I am starting to dive into the world of Copic markers!  The clouds were sponged around the edges with some Distressed Ink.  A few little sequins make for a quick, fun card!
Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today.
Be sure to visit the other DT members, they have some wonderful cards to share with you!

Debbie
Jenee
Jessi
Melissa
Nina

Be sure to link up your card for your chance to win something Sweet and Sassy!
God bless!!

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Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snowflakes and Swirls

I've started making Christmas cards for the Caring Hearts card drive.
Here is one I created thanks to the October Week 3 Viva la Verve sketch.





I went with a softer color scheme.  I used Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass to ink up the scroll and the swirls behind the snowflakes.  Used the snowflakes from Verve's Merry and Bright set to create the silver embossed flakes.  The Merry Christmas is from Verve's Peace on Earth set. I used some Copic BG32 to color a few snowflake Dazzle stickers and a few iridescent gems.     I also spritzed the scroll with some glimmer mist.  In sparkles in real life!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a great week.
God bless!

Entered in:
Viva la Verve - Oct. week 3
Word Art Wednesday #154

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TMS and DRS Christmas Card

Can you believe it's time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch?
We have a great sponsor this week, DRS Designs.  They have some amazing stamps so be sure to check the out!
This week is also a twist week, so be sure to work the twist into your card to be eligible for the prize!
The twist is "Holiday", any holiday will do, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Veteran's Day, your Birthday!  If you celebrate it, it's a holiday!!
Now for the sketch, check out all those fun layers!!



  I used Holly Hurricane from DRS.  I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils then fussy cut the image and popped it up with foam tape.  I did add a little bit of shimmer to the berries and the flame.  Doesn't show up in the picture! :(
This is a great sketch to use up some of those scraps!
Check out the other Design Teams cards.  So much to celebrate!!
Debbie
Jenee
Jessi
Melissa
Nina

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thanksgiving card

Took time to make a quick Thanksgiving card while watching the Voice.
Used the sketch from MFT's  weekly sketch challenge #197
Print 

Used the MFT's Falling Leaves dies to create some colorful fall leaves.  Quick and easy card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed week!

Entered in:
MFTWSC #197
Cards In Envy - Autumn Leaves

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Copic Storage

I recently won a spot in the  On Line Card Classes - Copic Markers for Cardmakers.
I do not have many Copics, and rarely color with them.  Until this class I was just to unsure and intimidated by them.
I have learned a lot and have been practicing my blending, hopefully soon I will feel confident enough to share!
One of the classes was on maintenance and storage.
So today I am sharing my storage solution.
Yep, that's right! My storage solution is a .99 cent pencil box from Walmart!!
My collection is small enough to fit in one, and I still have room for a few more!
Yes, one day I dream of a whole craft room all to myself, one day when the kids are grown and on their own.  Until then I will treasure the time with my family and be happy with my little crafting corner and my little box of Copics!
Thanks for stopping by!
God bless!!

Splattered Thank You

My daughter needs a few thank you cards for her birthday, so I decided to try something new.
This is one of those times when it goes a lot better in your head than on the paper!!
Not happy with the results, but decided to share anyway.
Maybe someone has some helpful hints to share?!

I decided to join to CAS challenges....
CAS(E) this Sketch and
CASology

Here's my card!
Ugh!!

  



Ok, so I decided to try my hand and a cut-away card, using this heart border die (sorry I don't know who made the die!) After totally scrapping the first two tries, this is what I ended up with.  I've not done the splatter technique to often.  I've learned I need a lot bigger work space when I splatter!!  Very messy!!!


 Needless to say, this is the only thank you card like this.  I will be making more but not like this!
I had lots of trouble adhering the heart border since it is so delicate.  If anyone has suggestions, please comment!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!
God bless!!





Entered in:
CAS(E) this Sketch #96
CASology - #116 - splatter

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Veteran Day and Verve

Getting my Veteran's Day cards done!  2 down, 6 more to go!
Thanks Viva la Verve for the awesome sketches!
Here's one using the Oct. Week 1 sketch.
 














And here is one using the Oct. Week 2 sketch.


Used Verve's American Hero set for both cards.

The pictures do not to the cards justice, they are so much better in real life.  Can't seem to get the colors to come through right. Ugh!


I love making Veteran's Day cards.  I will give them to my sister, to give to the Vets in a local retirement home.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Sunday and wonderful week!
God bless!

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Viva La Verve Sketches Oct. weeks one and two