Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TMS# 328 and Sami Stamps

Happy Tuesday before Thanksgiving!
We have a great Tuesday Morning Sketch for you to play with this week.
We also have one of my favorite sponsors back this week, Sami Stamps!
Sami has some of the prettiest digital stamps!  If you haven't see her new Acorn Foxes, you are missing out!  They are adorable, and free with a purchase.

Ok, so on to the sketch.

and my take,

I used Sami's Holly Owl image for my card.  I colored the image with Distress Inks and a blending pen.  I printed the image twice so I could fussy cut the owl and pop it up.  I used some old snowflake stamps and some white Enamel Accents by Ranger to create a snowy background.  (We had our first snow of the season this past weekend!)  I added a little bit of glitter pen to the snowflake centers and to the holly berries. A little button and bow add the finishing touch.

Now be sure to check out what the other DT members created.


Now it's your turn!  Hopefully you can squeeze in a little crafting time this Thanksgiving weekend!
Wishing you all a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!
God bless!!

Entered in:
Word Art Wednesday #210 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Christmas
The Challenge #52 - Make a Christmas card

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Anniversary Heart Banner

Sharing an Anniversary card I made using sketch #149 from CASE this Sketch.
I stamp this heart banner from Unity with Versamark then heat embossed it using white EP.  I actually got this stamp in a grab bag and fell in love with it!  I then used some Distress Inks and gave it a water color wash over the image.  I stamped Verve's Happy Anniversary sentiment using Versamark again and this time used gold EP.  Added a few sequins and my card was done!  I love how this CAS card turned out!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog!
God Bless!!

Entered in:
CASE this Sketch #149
Word Art Wednesday #209
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 171 - Anything Goes
Hop with Unity 11/19/2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

TMS 327 and Sherri Baldy Designs

It's Tuesday Morning and you know what the means!?  Besides that Monday is behind us!
It's Tuesday Morning Sketch time!
Nina has a fun color block sketch for us and we have a great sponsor, Sherri Baldy Designs!
Join us this week for your chance to win some of Sherri's big-eyed beauties!

Now for the sketch -

and here's my take -

I flipped the sketch and used the transparent panel for my sentiment!  I made the sentiment from a stamp set I picked up at Hobby Lobby years ago.  It is a word set, so you can mix and match the words to create a custom sentiment.  I created this sentiment to remind a special young lady how beautiful she is, inside and out!  The image is colored with a mix of colored pencils and markers. I added some hand drawn doodling around the green panel for added interest.

Now for some more wonderful inspiration, visit the other DT members blogs.  They have some great creations to share with you!
Jenee (yay! she's back!)

Now it's your turn!  Can't wait to see your take on this sketch!
God bless!

Thanksgiving card

Sharing a card I put together with a little help from Viva la Verve's Nov. Week 2 sketch.

Sorry for the poor picture quality, it was a gloomy, rainy day.
I pulled out some stamps and dies that I purchase from a little company called My Craft Spot, unfortunately this company is no longer in business.  Thanks to the sketch, this card came together rather quickly! I used scraps of plain and patterned paper for the leaves and pumpkin.  Some sequins and gold thread accent the card.  Now to get this card in the mail since it will be sent to family who are currently out of state.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Remember to pop back in on Dec. 8th for my birthday giveaway!
God Bless!!

Entered in:
Viva la Verve - Nov. Week 2 challenge
Classy Cards and Such Challenge #111 - Thankful
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Friday, November 13, 2015

Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Quick post to share a Christmas card I created.
I actually used a sketch from Viva la Verve's October challenge, then forgot to link it up in time!
The mittens and sentiment are from a discontinue set from Verve.  I used Distress ink to colored the mittens, then added some Wink of Stella for a little glimmer. Added some snowflakes die cut from silver glitter paper.
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you come back the week of Dec. 8th, I will be having a giveaway to celebrate my birthday!

God bless!

Entered in:
Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #110 - Mittens and/or Stockings
Word Art Wednesday #209 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day Thank You

A BIG THANK YOU! to all the Veteran's who have so bravely and proudly served our country!

Today I am sharing a card I created as a thank you to our Vets.
This will be added to a care package that will go to some Veterans in a local retirement home.
A few of the Veterans in the retirement home are women, so I wanted a card with a feminine touch.
So instead of a background of stars and strips I went with flowers.  I think this little vase with flowers and a flag from Unity's Unity in America set is perfect if you want a Veteran's card with a feminine touch.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

I hope you come back the week of Dec. 8, 2015.  It's my birthday! I will have a special giveaway to celebrate!

God bless!!

Entered in:
Unity's Hip Hop Tuesday 
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Thinking of You
Word Art Wednesday #209 Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thank You for Your Service

Quick little post to share a Veteran's Day card I created with the help of this month's sketch over at Unity's Be Inspired Challenge.  Please take time this Wednesday to thank a Vet for their service!
I used Unity's Dog Tags and Thanks set for this Veteran's Day card.  The dog tags were stamped with Versamark then heat embossed using black EP.  I used MFT's Scattered Stars die behind the tags.  Some stars die cut from silver glitter paper and some ribbon and silver cord accent this card.
Thanks for stopping by my little blog.

I hope you come back on Dec. 8, 2015.  I will be having a special giveaway to celebrate my birthday!

God bless!!

Entered in:
Jennifer McGuire Ink - Share Handmade Kindness Wee 2
Unity Be Inspired - Oct. - Nov. Challenge

TMS #326

A new sketch is up and ready for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Our prize sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!
Their store is loaded with lots of images! Something for everyone!

Now lets take a look at this week's sketch....

and my take......

I flipped the sketch this week.  My image is called Cattail Pond.  I think it must be discontinued, because when I went to search for it, I could not find it!  I am sorry for any confusion!
After printing the image, I sponged the sky and the water using Distress Inks.  I then went back in with my colored pencils and colored in the stalks and grass. I added a little white gel pen to the ripples in the water.  I used a cattail die in place of the three button/gems in the sketch.  I think it makes a nice masculine card.

Be sure to check out the other DT cards, they did an awesome job with this sketch!


Now it's your turn!  Be sure to link up your card before Sunday evening to be in the random prize drawing!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

VLV Hero

I am finishing up my Veteran's Day cards.  Take time to thank a vet!
It was a little easier getting them done thanks to Viva la Verve's Nov. week one sketch!

I use the stars from Verve's American Hero set to create a tone on tone background.  I then used some black EP to heat emboss the HERO sentiment from the same set.  I used some wood stars, some striped ribbon and a button with a twin bow to embellish the card.  This will soon go to a veteran in a local retirement home as a thank you for their service.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my little blog!

Entered in:
Viva la Verve's Nov. week one sketch challenge
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving - Thank a Vet!
Word Art Wednesday #208 Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

TMS #325 and DeeDee's Digital Stamps

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Tuesday Morning Sketches has another sketch ready for you to try!

We're sponsoring this week by Deedee's Digis.  As always, one random winner will receive a special shopping voucher to score some digis of your own!

Lets jump right in with this week's sketch....

and here is my take; featuring DeeDee's Beauty of the Season

I printed the single poinsettia image multiple times then colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.  I added some shimmer to the flowers with some Wink of Stella.  I printed the Merry Christmas sentiment then used my stitched circle die to cut it out! The blue scalloped panel behind the sentiment also has a coat of shimmer.  I added some silver ribbon to accent the silver snowflakes on the background paper. (They show up black in my picture, but they are actually silver)

For more wonderful inspiration, before you run off to create, check out the other DT member's cards.

Remember to link up your creation by Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 to be entered in the challenge for a chance to win some of DeeDee's digital stamps!

God bless!!

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