Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Apple of My Eye


Hello! It's Tuesday so that means it's time for a brand new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I took a few liberties with the sketch this week! Flipped it for one and used this large cut out apple image from the former Flourishes stamp company called Apple of My Eye. It is colored with my Prisma Color pencils. I used a SU embossing folder for the background. It kinda looked like/reminded me of apple cores??!! My picture doesn't due it justice. My phone is starting to crap out on me and camera/picture quality is not near as good as it used to be. Guess maybe I've dropped it one to many times?! Just hate the thought of getting/learning a new phone but it soon will be necessary I fear as it's starting to randomly shut off too. Anyway thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with this week. Hope you get to play along.

Carol
Debbie
Jenee
Melissa
Patti

 ~ Challenges ~

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fergus with Tulips


Hello! Today I have and older (and probably retired) Wild Rose Studio stamp/card to share with you. This is Fergus isn't he adorable?! I think he would make a nice Mother's day card? I didn't have a small enough "Mom" stamp to fit in his little tag and didn't want to risk messing it up with my hand writing so have left it blank for now? He is colored with my Prisma color pencils and Gamsol. That's it for now thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #500
2 Crafty Critters ~ Anything with a critter
Crafty Creations ~ Anything goes


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Play Ball


Hello! It's the last flash back week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Next week we will be back with all new sketches. It was Melissa's pick this week. I'll admit I struggled with this sketch both times I did it. I even bought a die for it this time! But I have to say that I LOVE how this turned out! When I was playing around with what I wanted to do all of a sudden I thought baseball cause that white panel sorta reminded me of a home plate??!! Anyway I had this baseball laying on my desk that I made ages ago and paried it with some stitched stars and a few star brads and called it a success! Think I will be remaking this one again? Maybe trying a different sport next time? I always struggle with "boy" cards and I think this makes a perfect card for that. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has done with this sketch.

Carol
Debbie
Jenee
Melissa
Patti

 ~ Challenges ~

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Love


Hello! Today I have a Valentine to share with you. I recently came across this SU die used for $10 and just had to grab it up! The heart is cut out of a pearlescent white lightweight cardstock. It really shimmers although you can't really tell in my photo. I cut out extra flowers to give it more dimension and added pearls to them. The "love" die cut is from a Peachy Cheap online deal. I was going to add my ribbon/bow across the top of the card but than I thought if I but it over the heart it kinda looked like a box of Valentine candy?! Anyway I was very pleased with how this one turned. Thanks so much for stopping by! List of challenges is listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Die Cut Diva's ~ Love is in the Air
Mod Squad ~ Have a Heart
The Crafty Addicts ~ Anything Goes/All loved up
A Gem of a Challenge ~ Have a Heart
SheepSki Designs ~ Red/Hearts/Romance/Love

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Peek a boo!


Hello! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches it Jenee's turn to pick a blast from the past and it happens to be one of mine! I used a Penny Black image again this week, not sure the name on this one and didn't have time to try an look it up online. The image came from a swap. I colored it with my copics. Short and sweet this week . Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with this week. List of Challenges is listed below.

Carol
Debbie
Jenee
Melissa
Patti

 ~ Challenges ~
Penny Black and More ~ Love, Hearts and Flowers
Penny Black Saturday ~ Anything Goes/Use Scraps

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hippity Hoppity


Hello! I'm getting a jump start on my Easter cards today. Only stamping is the sentiment. I just love this little bunny die from Papertrey Ink, it makes the cutest cards! I added it to a stitched circle die cut, my favorite way to add stitching on a card. I'd never be able to sew a straight with a real machine! Ha! Now I think I may need to add to my collection with some stitched cloud dies?! Would have been cute on this card for sure. Anyway thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day! List of challenges is below.

 ~Challenges ~
Sketch Saturday ~ #498
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ 3 of a Kind (3 circles, 3 enamel dots)
As You Like It ~ Favorite way to add stitching


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Just to say....


Hello! Time for another throw back sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches! This week it was Patti's turn to pick her favorite from last year. I used an adorable Stampavie stamp from the Laurence Collection called  Just to say..... Isn't it adorable??! It was colored with my Prisma pencils. The die cut sentiment is Spellbinders. Finished it off with some nail heads. This one will be a nice flat one for mailing. Something that doesn't happen often for me! Ok that's it for now but be sure to stop by and check out what the rest of the DT has come up with this week.

Carol
Debbie
Jenee
Melissa
Patti

 ~ Challenges ~

Monday, January 29, 2018

Stitched Violets


Hello! Well I seem to have finally found my mojo over the weekend. I think these new dies I got might have helped?!! I've been wanting these wonky stitched dies by Avery Elle for a long while. Finally caved an got them, darn Amazon Prime strikes again! ;-) I used Flourishes Sweet Violets on my card. They were heat embossed and colored with my Prisma pencils. I used the Your Next Stamp sketch. I keep it mostly white (which I hardly ever do!) and just added a touch of gingham. Finished it off with some buttons/twine. I like it, think it really makes the stitching pop?! Thanks so much for stopping by. Challenges are listed below.

 ~ Challenges ~
Die Cut Divas ~ Do or Use something New
Your Next Stamp ~ Sketch #81
Happy Little Stampers ~ Anything that goes with dies

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dandelion Wishes


Hello! Finally got a bit of mojo and played with one of my Christmas presents, a Misti! I think I'm really going to like this tool a lot. Sure makes embossing so much easier, I can ink the stamp several times and make sure I have good coverage for the embossing powder to stick. I used Unity's Wish with Your Heart stamp set for my card. The Happy Birthday sentiment wouldn't fit where I needed it to so I went with the happy wishes instead. What it really needs is a Birthday wishes sentiment. Anyway after embossing I sponged around the images with some distress inks to make them pop! I even did some embossing on the inside of my card. I distressed all my edges and finished it off with some burlap/lace & pearls. I was very pleased with the results! Thanks so much for stopping by and dropping me a comment it makes my day! List of challenges is listed below.



 ~ Challenges ~
Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #497
Unity Show & Tell ~ Birthday with Kraft card base
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge ~ Pearls & Lace


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Thinking of You


Hello! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches it was my turn to pick a favorite sketch from this past year. I went with this lovely sketch by Melissa. Love all the layers and those little flags. It was the perfect sketch to showcase some of this lovely new designer paper that I just got from Stampin Up called, Petal Garden. My sentiment is from Justrite and the leaves surrounding it are from Paper Smooches. I wanted to make this a Mother's day card but didn't have the right size sentiment to fit the die cut I had chosen. Love the colors so pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT had made this week.

Carol
Debbie
Jenee
Melissa
Patti

 ~ Challenges ~