Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday Morning - Anything Goes!

Welcome back Tuesday Morning Sketches fans!
Are you ready for the Holidays?
I am ready for some family time, but I still have some wrapping to do and hopefully all the presents will arrive in time!
To give us time to enjoy our families, this will be a two week, anything goes challenge.
So try something new, use those new crafty goodies! This is a great time to be creative and show us your style!
Melissa is sponsoring this week with a gift card or shopping voucher.  To where will be a surprise!

For my card this week, I am sharing this CAS Christmas card.
This is a simple and fun card to make.  Great for mass producing.  The image is from Penny Black's White Christmas.  I stamped it on water color paper and used Inktense pencils and my water brush to create a water colored look.   I added some stars to the sky using a white gel pen.  Cut out the image, matted it on an over-sized red mat, added some twine and adhered to my card front.  Nice and simple!

Be sure to stop by the other Designer's blogs, they have some wonderful projects to share with you!


Now it's your turn!  You've got two weeks, so be creative!
Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year!
God bless!!

Entered in:
Penny Black's December Challenge - Special Occasions 
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration 
Naughty or Nice Challenges - Winter Holidays

Saturday, December 20, 2014

GIU Comment Winner!

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by my blog this past week and left all the lovely comments!
It was a very fun week!  I loved sharing my Unity projects with you!
And now for the winner of two Itty Bittys of their choice.....

Random.org picked
From Day #1, Comment # 30 - KC   KC said: this is so funny! what a great card!!

Congratulations KC!  Please email me at krisbudreau@yahoo.com  Send me your choice of two Itty Bitty's and your mailing address and I will forward the information on to Unity.

Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

GIU Day 5!

Where has this week gone?
I've had a great time sharing my Unity cards with you this week!
I've really enjoyed every one's wonderful comments, I am sad to see it come to an end.
I hope you will continue to stop by my blog every now and then.

Today I have two cards to share, both were made with Unity's Winter Greetings set.

First up is a fun little Christmas card.

I used the sketch from this month's Be Inspired Challenge.
After coloring this fun little snowman, I added some glitter to the trim on his hat and jacket.
I also added some Smooch Pearlized Top Coat to the die cut Christmas lights and the stand of lights the snowman is holding, to give them some glimmer.
Here's a closer look at the shimmer on the lights.

My second card is a Thank You card, made with the snowflakes from the same set.

I stamped the snowflakes repeatedly with Versamark ink.  After heat embossing with clear EP, I used Distressed ink to color the snowflake panel.  Die cut the Thanks from silver glitter paper and popped it up with foam tape.  Quick and easy thank you note for all those Christmas gifts!

Remember to leave a comment.  I will draw a name from all the comments left this week.  The winner will receive two Itty Bitty stamps of their choice.

Thanks for such for sharing in my GIU week!  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

God bless!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

GIU Day Four!

Happy Thursday everyone!
Time for today's Growing in Unity card!

I needed a card with an encouraging message, found just the right sentiment in Unity's Blossom by Blossom set.

I also used the blossoms from the Aug. 2014 Layers of Life set, Everything Matters, to create a pretty frame around the sentiment.  Added some SU Carmel ink around the edges of the layers to give it a vintage look.  Used Distress ink to dye the seam binding, this is a great technique to use when you don't have the right shade of ribbon in your stash.

Thanks again for dropping by!

Remember to leave a comment.  I will pick one winner from the comments left all week, the winner will get their choice of two Itty Bitty's

God bless!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Welcome back to day three of my GIU week!
Thank you all so much for the sweet comments!
Today I am sharing a sweet little CAS card using Unity's Itty Bitty, O Holy Night.

Created a window card by die cutting a circle and adding the town sky line and a Christmas star.
Here's a close up so you can see the dimension.

Here's another card I featured on my blog earlier this year using the same stamp and the same evening sky look.  I stamped the city sky line repeatedly until it fit across the card.

Can you tell I really like this stamp?

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have been enjoying the week as much as I have!

Remember to leave a comment.  I will randomly draw from all comments left this week.  The winner will receive two Itty Bitty's of their choice.

God bless!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Tuesday Morning!

If you are looking for my GIU post, please click HERE.

Can you believe this is the last Tuesday Morning Sketch of the year?
And to sponsor this last sketch, we have one of our favorite sponsor's, the one and only Bugaboo Stamps!

Here's the sketch you get to play with this week.


And here's my inspiration card,

I used a rectangle image panel instead of the oval.  I colored the image with my Copics.  I am having fun learning to color with these markers. Isn't this a fun image! Some ribbon, twine and a button finish off this birthday card.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Please visit the other members of the DT, they have some fantastic cards to share with you.

Remember to add your link for your chance to win some fun Bugaboo images!

God bless!!

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GIU Day 2

Welcome back for another day of Growing In Unity!
Today I am sharing a card using one of the newest Phyllis Harris images, Faith of a Child.
I love Phyllis Harris' designs!  I discovered Unity when I saw a Phyllis Harris image in CardMaker magazine.  My search for that image lead me to Unity and I've been a fan ever since!

I used Inktense pencils and a water brush to color the image.  I used my favorite winter color combo,  blue and silver.  I added some Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to the rays, it gives them a shimmer that doesn't show in the picture.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

For your chance to win two Itty Bittys of your choice, please leave a comment.  I will pick one random winner from all the comments left during the week.

Hope you come back tomorrow!
God bless!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

GIU, Day 1

I am so happy and excited to be this week's Growing In Unity Designer!!
I love Unity! They have such a variety of stamps! Something for everyone!  Not to mention the great sales and the wonderful staff!

I am starting off the week with a card I made for my brother's birthday.

I actually used the sketch from Unity's September Be Inspired Challenge,  since I didn't get the card done in time to enter it in that challenge, I am sharing it with you today.
I used the set Holy Shiitake to create this fun birthday card!  Love all the pun sets Unity has! They just release more pun sets this past weekend!!
The you. are. old sentiment is from the Consider Yourself Vintage set! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Be sure to leave a comment; at the end of the week I will pick one winner from the comments left.  The winner will receive two Itty Bitty's of their choice! 

Remember to stop back in tomorrow!
God bless!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Wishes

Happy Tuesday!!
This week Tuesday Morning Sketches has a fun challenge!
Our wonderful sponsor this week is the one and only Doodle Pantry!!
Hello, my name is Laurie. I'm just a regular Joe crafter. While trying to find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some of my own, as I had so many "weird" ideas that I just couldn’t locate elsewhere. I truly enjoy what I do and enjoy sharing the creativity that God has given me in the hopes it will inspire others to create too. I have a variety of doodling styles and I like to keep a diverse selection at hand. I hope you can find something you like here and I love to see what customers create.

This is also a challenge week, the last one of the year! Can you believe that?!
For our challenge, we are playing BINGO!

And the BINGO card.  Like any BINGO game, you can vertical, horizontal, diagonal, four corners or if you're feeling really adventurous, you can for a blackout!

Here's my card using the image Winter Wishes.
I used the top row on the BINGO card, jingle bells (die cut bells), ribbon (behind image) and glitter (snowy drifts).

Need more inspiration?  Check out the other Design Team's awesome creations! 

Now it's your turn! Remember, this is a judged challenge so  be sure to use the BINGO card to be eligible for the prize!

Have a great week!
God bless!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holly Jolly Everything!

Welcome back Tuesday Morning Sketch fans!
I hope you all had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
I enjoyed a nice holiday with the family.  No crazy black Friday shopping here, just simple family time!
This week we have a great sketch to play with and a wonderful sponsor.
Our sponsor this week is returning sponsor Craft Classes Online

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Classes are advertised on the CCO website, but are paid for and held on individual instructor's blog/website. This enable instructors to have more freedom and flexibility in their independent businesses. 

Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. 

On our blog, My Creative Life 2014, we issue challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the year. More inspiration, home of the 4-product challenge, and now we've included videos.

We are excited to be sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge Blog. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the Spring 2015, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit us on our Facebook page, too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to an online workshop valued at $25 or less.  Good Luck

Are you ready for the sketch?

  Looks fun, doesn't it?

Here is my card.

I used the Everything Jolly set by Technique Tuesday to create this sparkling Christmas card.  I stamped the sentiment in Vesamark ink, then heat embossed with some red glitter EP.  I used the same red glitter EP on the two hearts before fussing cutting them out and adding them to my banner.  The stars were also stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold EP.  The red striped background was created by inking up a striped embossing folder with some Distressed Ink before embossing on white card stock.

Now for some more wonderful inspiration, check out what the other team members created.


Now it's your turn! Share your creation with us by linking it up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!
God bless!

Entered in:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards 
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #160
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 129 - Anything Goes