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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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Make your own background 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

TE selfie!

Taylored Expessions has a great prize challenge going on right now, just a few more days to enter the TE Sketch, Selfie, Share, Win challenge.

First create a card using this fun sketch -

I used Taylored Expressions Plane Awesome stamp set and die for my birthday card. Used TE Ray of Sunshine cutting plate and a little distressed ink to create the background.  I also created the cloud panel with a stencil and distressed ink.

Next take a selfie, or if you're like me, have someone else take a picture.  Sorry, I'm not a selfie girl!
Next share your card! Tell us who you're sending it to.  This one is going to my brother.

Thanks for the great sketch Taylor!
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of blogdom! 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Welcome back everyone!
Hope you're ready for another great Tuesday Morning Sketch!
We have a great sponsor this week, DeeDee's digis!

Deedee's Digis specializes in wholesome digital stamps and papers that will make you smile and lift your spirit.

This week is TWIST WEEK!!!  The twist is BACK TO SCHOOL!

You don't have to use the twist to be voted as Top 5, but if you want to win the prize, create a Back to School themed card or scrapbook page  using this week's sketch (it must be identifiable).  

Here is this weeks sketch

I used DeeDee's High School Daze to create this little Locker Buddy card.  The locker image, the notebook paper and the sentiment all came from the digital set. The image was colored with prismacolor pencils.  Inked up the edges of the notebook paper with Old Paper Distressed Ink.  The background paper was created using white ink on black card stock.  Attached the Locker Buddies sentiment with an apple brad.

For a little more inspiration, check out the other Design Team's creations.  Leave 'em a little love while you're there.

Remember to add the twist to be eligible to when the prize!
Can't wait to see what you create!
God bless!!

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mojo Veteran' Day Card

Posting another Veteran's Day card.
Thanks to Mojo Monday 361 for the inspiration!
I used Tim Holtz Old Glory die by Sizzix for the flag.  Colored it by sponging on Distress inks.  Used the star stamp from Verve's American Hero set to create the background on the brown panel and behind the sentiment.  The sentiment came from Unity's Dog Tags and Thanks set.
The paper and ribbon are from my stash.  
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you will consider following.
God Bless!!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketch 265 / Anniversary Roses

Welcome back Tuesday Morning Sketches fans!
I hope you all had a very enjoyable Labor Day weekend.
With the long weekend, I will be a day behind for the rest of the week!

This week is sponsored by Digital Delights by Looby Lou.  Wendy's images are so much fun and such a wide variety.  We're so happy to have her here.

This week we are doing something a little different.  We have three sketches for you to pick from.  You get to choose one, two or all three!  All three sketches are great and loaded with possibilities.
Here are your choices....

I needed another Anniversary card, I seem to have depleted my supply recently so I wanted to add back to my stash.  I am still trying my hand at water coloring.  I love the technique and the look, I just need more playtime practice.
So now that you've seen which sketch I picked, it's your turn. Pick your favorite and go create!
Before you go play, remember to stop by and leave a little love for the other members of the DT.


Have a great week!
God bless!!

Entered in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday 147 - Anything goes 

Monday, September 1, 2014


With the long weekend I was able to squeeze in a little extra play time.
Here is another Veteran's Day card I made using the sketch from My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

I used the Western Star Border Die-namic on the angled panel.  The Hero and stars are from Verve, American Hero.  I colored in the red and blue stars with Distress markers.  I added Wink of Stella to the white star before adding Glossy Accents to all 6 stars on the sentiment circle.  A little paper piercing and some white/silver twine and the card was done.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week!
God bless!

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My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club #191
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes