Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #245

Good Tuesday Morning!
Are you ready for another sketch?  We have a fun one this week and a new sponsor!
Our sponsor this week is Sami Stamps.

You can find Sami Stamps store HERE and her blog HERE.  The prize is a voucher for $12 which would equate to 3 digis of the winner's choice.  Let's get started!

Here is this weeks sketch:

Lots of wonderful possibilities with this sketch.
I decided to finish one more Easter card using Sami Stamps Egg Cluster.
After printing the image I colored it using Prismacolor pencils, then cut it out.  I sponged a blue background before adhering some paper punched grass.  I punched two grass layers and positioned the eggs in between the layers.  Stamped the Easter greeting on a die cut flag, then added a crocheted flower with a button center and a twine bow.  The flower was colored using some water and Distress inks.  A little bit of hand stitched zig zags finished off the card.
The other Design Team members have some incredible cards to share with you.  So many wonderful takes on this weeks sketch!

Hope you have a little time to play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Wishing you a very joyful and blessed Easter!
God bless!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

TMS 244 with a Twist

Happy Tuesday!  We have another fun sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Our sweet sponsor this week is Sweet and Sassy Stamps!
This is a twist week, so be sure to add the twist to your card to be eligible to win this weeks prize. The twist is Rainy Days.  We sure are having some rainy days here in Indiana.  Oh well, at least it's not snow!

Now for our sketch -

Adding the twist sure was a challenge for me this week.  I finally decided on a puddle and rain boots.  I added a little Stickles to the puddle to try and give it some ripples.  If you look close you can see them.  I also added some Stickles to the dark blue rain drops.  Paper pieced the boots and added some homemade enamel dots.   
Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to stop by and say hi to the other designers.

Remember to add the Rain Days twist to your project.  Can't wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TMS #243 Oh Happy Day!

Welcome back friends!  Can you believe it's April 1st!  Hope you don't get fooled today!
This week we have a fun sketch and a brand new sponsor - Sunflower Field.
Here's a little about our generous sponsor:

We are a small company located in Finland and we offer 'Cozy Home Products and Crafters' Essentials'.

We have our own 'Sunflowerfield Designs' rubber and digi stamps designed by Vanja Stevanovic and stamps from three fabulous companies: Wild Rose Studio, Whimsy Stamps and Crafty Sentiment Designs.
In our webstore you will find quality ink pads, designer paper packs, different embellishments (brads, gems, pearls, charms...); wooden elements like: hearts, stars, flowers... then satin flowers, paper roses, laces, ribbons, acrylic blocks and more.  We ship internationally with low postage costs and we have a regular 24% VAT discount for all countries outside EU.

Now for this week sketch.

I went with another masculine card this week.  I have quite a few male birthday's coming up in April, so I used this weeks sketch to create this birthday card.  It could easily be an all occasion card.
I love these little gear sequins, but they were too small by themselves, so I added them to some cork circles I had left over from another project.  

Before you run off to your craft room, stop and visit the other Design Team members.  They have some wonderful cards ready for you!

Hope you can join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Can't wait to see what you create! 
Enjoy your April Fools Day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Little Shabby Chic Just for You

Quick little post to share a card I made with my Technique Tuesday's Poppy stamp.
Decided to go for a vintage/shabby chic look. I distressed and inked along the edges of the layers to give it a worn look.  Colored the poppy image with Inktense pencils on watercolor paper.  Stamped the image again, colored just the three larger flowers, fussy cut them out and popped them up with foam tape.  Added a twine and button element and a few glittery dims for accents.

Great any occasion card.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.
Have a blessed week!
New followers always welcome!

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

TMS 242 Plane Awesome!

Happy Tuesday!  Here's this weeks fun little sketch.

Our sponsor this week is My Creative Classroom.   Play along with us this week and you could win a free class!
Here's my take on this week's sketch.
I needed a masculine thank you card and I think this will fit the bill quit nicely!  The stamp is from Taylored Expressions.  I used the matching die to cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the plane.  Quick and easy this week! 
Be sure to check out how the other designers interpreted this sketch.  They have some wonderful cards to share with you!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I sure hope you play along this week, I'd love to see what you create!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TMS #241 Newly Weds

Good Tuesday morning!  So happy you stopped by!
Are you ready for another sketch to try?
Our sponsor this week is the Stamp Doctor.  Dr. Mechele is the owner of The Stamp Doctor and she carries a couple of different stamp brands as well as exclusive to TSD.  She also designs dies that Spellbinders produces for her.  Amazing stuff!  Head on over and check out all the wonderful stamping and paper crafting supplies.  Who doesn't want to win some crafty goodies?
So play along for your chance to win! Link up your creations at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I used this sketch to create a wedding card for my niece who just got married this past weekend.  I love being able to match my card papers to the wedding colors.  I started by embossing the gray card base.  I used Happy Couple by Stampendous for my image.  I used Smooch glimmer on the bride's veil; it added just the right amount of sparkle!  I used Spellbinder's Romantic Rectangles (perfect choice for a wedding card!) for the mat and popped the image up with foam tape.  Added a silver ribbon and bow with a heart in the center; three Dazzle heart stickers on the bottom corner finish off this card.
For more inspiration head on over to the other Design Team member's blogs.

Can't wait to see your creations! 

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Friday, March 14, 2014


Quick little FWF post.
I fell in love with this stamp from the March KOTM.  Can't wait for summer, I'd love to be sitting here with a nice cool drink!

Used my Intense pencils and water brush to try and create a sunny summer day.  
Sorry for the poor picture quality.  My daughter was inducted into the National Honor Society this evening so it was dark out by the time I took the picture.

Here is my daughter (on the right) after the induction ceremony.  I was so happy her best friend had the honor of introducing her tonight.  So proud of both of them.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful weekend!
God bless!!

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