Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Happy Birthday TMS 562

Today Tuesday Morning Sketches is celebrating 11 years! So they are having a party with SIX prizes to give away and some special prizes. Melissa is having the first sketch she designed as the layout. For my card, I made a birthday card using a new die cut that I got from My Favorite Things.  I added some fun paper that I found on the bottom of my stash from the Paper Studio and added some twine and star sequins. I thought this would work for a masculine card which I never seem to have enough of.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things - Happy Birthday
Divine Twine
Sequins: Stash

Challenges
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 446 - 447 Anything Goes
613 Ave. Create - Ch. 235 Anything Goes with the sentiment as the focus
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 170 Birthday
Get Creative - Ch. 93 Birthday
Let's Craft & Create - Ch. 161 Anything Goes with optional stars and stripes
Make My Monday - Ch. 126 Stars and/or stripes

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

HB with stars TMS 561

Today I simple card using several Spellbinder dies for a masculine birthday card. I just never seen to have enough of them around. Be prepared next week is a big celebration at Tuesday Morning Sketches and there will be LOTS of prizes!



Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Spellbinders:  Stars; Pennant

Challenges
The Male Room - Ch. 139 Use Die cuts
Crafting Happiness - Ch. 55 Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Ch. 216 Sketch
Dream Valley - Ch. 228 All Occasions



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Foil Ornament

I had to make another foil Christmas card and I am just having so much fun with this new toy. Especially when I don't have much time to sit and color these days. For this card I pulled out some gold ribbon that I re-cycled which matched perfectly. Also did some die cutting.  I flipped the sketch.



Patterned Paper:  American Crafts
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections; Core-dinations
Foil:  Spellbinders Starburst
Spellbinders: Renaissance Jubilee
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Mark Richard's

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Ch. 184
CHNC - Ch. 496 Anything Christmas with optional snowflakes
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 444 -445 Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decorations
Christmas Card Throwdown - June Upcycle/Recycle (gold ribbon)
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 23 Anything Christmas
Dream Valley - Ch. 228 All Occasions
the Holly and the Ivy - Ch. 74 Anything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 277 All about occasions
Fezziwigs Festive Frolic - Photo Inspiration

Sparkle

I wanted to post a card for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge since my dear friend Kathie makes such wonderful sketches and I just love them. I made two Christmas cards. Both of them using my foil machine. The first with a snowflake design and lots of bling.



Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations: Recollections
Foil:  Spellbinder
Foil Die: Spellbinders; My Favorite Things
Die:  My Favorite Things
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Punch:  EK Success
Bling:  Michael's

Challenges
CHNC - Ch. 496 Anything Christmas with optional snowflakes
12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Ch. 66 Anything Christmas with optional Gingham
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 444-445 Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Ch. 23 Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Ch. 228 All Occasions
the Holly and the Ivy - Ch. 74 Anything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - Ch. 277 All about occasions
Christmas Card Throwdown - June cluster embellshiments (bling)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sad people like the rain...

Today there is a New Release at Catch the Bug called Skelekinz aint no sunshine.  I have a computer generated sentiment. I added some flowers and sequins. I have some family going through some rough times so this will be perfect. I think that we all go through rough times in life and need support of others.  And we have been having a LOT of rain these past few days.




Patterned Paper:  Core-dinations
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Skelekinz Aint no Sunshine
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Die:  Tutti
Sequins:  Stash
Flowers:  Recollections
Flourish:  Sizzix
Ink:  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Stencil:  My Favorite Things

Challenges
Do-Al(1) Kreatives - Ch. 42 Black, white and one other color
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 444 - 445 Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 169 Anything Goes
the Creative Crafters - Ch. 29 Anything Goes

Flat out

Well my work has just been busy and life has gotten crazy. So I have nothing wrong, just not much time to craft or post. The other thing is that I have had a life of not sleeping much during the week so that I could stay up late or early into the morning with only getting a couple hours of sleep. And then trying to catch up on the weekends. My Mother, kids and doctor are after me that this is not healthy! And as a nurse I know that it is true. I just have looked at it as I have always behaved my entire life and now was my time to be "naughty" and do what I wanted. However, my doctor is threatening me that I am setting myself up for a heart attack. So.....I have been trying, and it's difficult to get more sleep. Since my husband passed away, my finance broke up with me, my cat and I have our own schedule. So working nights for years has allowed me to get away with little to no sleep, but I do have to take care of myself so I can enjoy my grandpups and children.
Here is a card using a stamp and sentiment from Judith and Heather. And I actually made a CAS card which is a big accomplishment for me.


Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Stamps by Judith & Heather Flat Chicken  & sentiment
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black

Challenges
AAA - CAS Challenge - Ch. 168 One corner stamping with optional masking
Krafty Chicks - Ch. 512 CAS
little red wagon - Ch. 554 Animal Antics
Crafty Animals - Ch. 39
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Ch. 39
Alphabet Challenge - F Flora or Fauna

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Sexy I just love you

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches 559 I have 3 different samples using the same Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates.  For one I used a sentiment Sexy from the Hey Beautiful Glimmer Hot Foil Plate.  And for the other two I heat embossed a sentiment from a PI stamp set from My Favorite Things.  There is washi tape on two of them and just some scraps on the one of designer paper.







Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Spellbinders Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates
Spellbinder: Tourquise Foil
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things PI
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Twine:  Divine Twine
Bling:  Mark Richards


Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Spellbinders Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things PI
Spellbinder: Silver Foil
VersaMark
Embossing Powder:  Hampton Art
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Twine:  Pebbles
Bling:  Recollections


Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Gliter Cardstock:  Recollections
Spellbinder: Tourquise Foil
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Spellbinders Show Ponies Hot Glimmer Plates
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things PI
Bling:  Recollections

Challenges
Crafty Animals - Ch. 39
Aud Sentiment - Ch. 253 Anything Goes with a sentiment
Allsorts - Wk 576 Embossing Dry or wet
Creatalicious - Ch. 189 Anything Goes with no designer paper
International Art & Soul - Ch. 85 Under the Sea