Friday, January 12, 2018

TMS 435....A Sketch Revisited

     Hope everyone is doing well!  Today I have a card that was created for the current Tuesday Morning Sketch.  It is one that was created by Janice Melton, part of the design team.  It is simple and yet there is so much you can do with it.

     I started with a white card base, added a layer of Bazzill Basic Gold Foil, and then prepared a panel of flowers, stamped with Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch stamps.  I stamped them in Galaxy Gold, Brilliance Pigment ink and embossed them with clear ep.  I added another layer of the gold foil which then was topped with a Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die panel.  I left it in the die and rubbed a bit of the gold ink around the inside edges.  I then stamped a couple extra posies and clear embossed those also.  Those were colored with Copic and the centers were rubbed with a dirty baby wipe that I had used to clean my sentiment.  The sentiment is also HFC, and is from the Swirly Autumn Leaves set.   Hmmmm.  My soft suede ink took on a reddish cast, so I hit the flower center and did a random rub on my panels to create a rosy glow.  I added a tiny bow, a few gems and my flag strips that are the same foil.

     Don't think I forgot anything... LOL!  Hope your weather is not too sever.  We are 64 degrees and raining.  Tomorrow we drop 30 degrees.  Crazy weather!

     May I also wish the Eagles much luck in tomorrows playoff game!  GO EAGLES!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Embossing with Watercolor

     Here is a card that I created for my DD's birthday, last year.  It is almost time for her birthday, again!  I used a beautiful sentiment and flower stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  The flowers were stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, on water color paper.  I watered down some Distress Inks, and with a water brush, tried to make a pleasing border around the edge.  Also, my papers are just scraps from my bin, which I combined to make some eye catching patterns.  The butterflies were punched with a MS punch and embellished with assorted pearls and metal studs.  The oval die is from Lil Inker.

     I would like to enter my card at the following:

     Shopping Our Stash #335- Watercolor with Us!

     DCC13- Things with Wings

     Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope your New Year is off to a good start!

Monday, December 25, 2017

A Very Merry Christmas!

     As this Christmas day is coming to a fast close, dinner is behind us, presents a cleaned up and stacked neatly, let me take the time to wish you and Your families a very Merry Christmas.

     I decided to post a card today which shows peace and serenity.  Here is hoping that is what we all experience as we move into 2018.

     Here is what was used:
     The inside sentiment and the pine stamps are from Gina K Designs.  The JOY die cut is from Sizzix.  My dear family was cut apart and is from Memory Box.  I used a stitched circle from Gina Marie, and a sheet of type paper from an old dictionary.  The card base is kraft with white card leftovers and some snowfall embossing.  My circle was popped up with foam tape.

     I would like to enter this in the Challenge at The House that Stamps Built!  It is an Inspiration Pallette Challenge, as can be seen in the above photo!

     Thank you for taking the time to visit, and have a safe, healthy, holiday week.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Anything goes!

     This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches # 424, there is no sketch.  It is their annual Anything Goes Challenge.  I like that!

     Here is my offering for the challenge.  I used the adorable snowman from Penny Black, some designer paper from my stash and The calendar paper from Crate Paper, for the background.  I thought it was fun to do yellows to create this, as they are not a usual holiday color.  My snowflakes were created using a Martha Stewart punch and some shiny little baubles from Recolletctions. The coloring was done with Copic Markers and sponging was done with London Fog Memento ink.

     Hope your last week before Christmas is going according to plan.  My main goal is to stay healthy, as my co-workers are hacking and blowing!  Thanks for the visit!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Little Stitching.

     Today I have a card to share using this adorable Fluffles the Cat image, with a matching sentiment, by Stampendous.  It was stamped and gifted to me by a dear friend.  The papers are older and from my stash as well as the die cut lights.  I added touches of sparkle with Stickles, plus Glossy Accents for the other light bulbs.  I double layered my stitched circles to accent this frazzled kitty!

     I would like to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Stitch It.

     This will also be entered over at the House that Stamps Built for their Tic- Tac- Toe Challenge!
It seems I can go right up the middle of the board!

     I hope your holiday is perking along.  We got another covering of snow over night, so we are getting a late start today.  Hubby had to shovel before work.  Hoping the sun does some of the work!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 1, 2017

TMS #431


     Just a quick fly by to put up a card I made for  Tuesday Morning Sketches  challenge,
this week!  There has been so much going on that I missed a couple weeks.

      I used my wonky rectangle dies and this adorable vintage deer.  He is so cute!  The papers are from a vintage pad from Crate Paper called Peppermint.  I used some K & Co. trims done in gold, and a sentiment cut out of a piece of the designer paper.  There is a black bead eye and a red gem nose!  Sponging was done with Peeled Paint Oxide ink. 

     The holiday is creeping up quickly and there is so much to get done.  I may continue to be scarce until everything is complete.  Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TMS #429

     Oh, now I had fun creating using this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch.  I have been using so many dark fall colors and Christmas palettes, that I was ready for something bright and cheerful!

     I started with a white card base, then added designer papers from American Craft's Hip Hip Hooray collection.  My little pinwheel die was cut and turned over to look like flowers.  I added a delicate scalloped border to my strip.  The corner is a Crafter's Companion Die-sire die which I trimmed to fit.  My flower centers are brads and a few little sequins were added for a touch of sparkle.

     This came together with little struggles, and I am pleased.  Hope you are having a good Hump Day!  I appreciate the visit!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Simple Pleasures

     I have not posted for a bit.  Life is a bit crazy, and today my hubby turns 65!  He is still not quite sure how he feels about that. 

     Today I have a card I created using a little of this and that.  I would like to take this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge called Snow White.  Here is a list of what was used.  Starting out with a white card base, I added a layer of Bo Bunny designer paper from their Altitude Collection.  The came a stitched rectangle from Lil Inker.  I sponged it with Distress Oxide ink.  Next was a stitched hillside slope from Lawn Fawn, as well as a stitched snowflake, also from LF.  My sweet little skiing penguin, sentiment and background snowflakes are all from a stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps called Snow Kissed.  They have some real cute sets!  Things were topped off with a bit of diamond Stickles for sparkle, and a few dabs of glossy accents.

     We have finally had a cold snap, here in PA.  The leaves are dropping and it can not figure out what the daytime temp is suppose to be.  My little dog Della, has resorted to sweaters and coats to go walkies.  Brrr!  Glad you stopped by!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Cute Piggy!

     Happy hump day.  I am hoping for this to be my last work day of the week.  That gives me 4 days of play before it starts again. 

     Today I have a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge # 427.  My card base is one of those pre-cut and scored cards that you can buy in a stack.  They really come in handy, and I find them at Tuesday Mornings.  My white embossed layer was created with one of my oldest Cuttlebug folders.  The cute stamps and sentiment were stamped at a get together and I am sorry I forgot to write down the company.  The designer papers are from a 6x6 pad called Spring, by American Crafts.  I used stack of dies that are scallop and straight to cut my image.  Coloring is with Copics and sequins and Glossy Accents were added to embellish.  That sweet flower trim is a Paper Frill from Doodlebug!

     I see that we were gifted with the return of our Followers List... that was so nice of them!  I appreciate all of you. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Hope you have a spooktacular day!  I am just going to post a few of the cards and treats I made, that never got posted.  No big explanations, just fun!

A pile of treat boxes for my DD's work.

and last but not least..... a spooky tree!

Here is hoping you have all treats and no tricks!  Enjoy!  Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

There is a Chill in the Air!

     I think Autumn is finally going to show up, and get all these green leaves out of here.  So many warm days!  Who would have thought that the A.C. would be running at the end of October?  Anyway, with Fall in mind I created this card, and had a fun time doing so. 

     It starts with a kraft base and a piece of designer paper from American Crafts.  Next I used a Darice embossing folder of a barn and inked it in Crumb Cake ink.  I ran it through the Cuttlebug, and then used a water brush to color the barn doors red, then cut it out.  I was thinking about my My Favorite Things corn stalk die and had to get that in there, also.  I also added a fence, and a pumpkin die.  My mouse and sentiment are also from MFT, and is called Harvest Mouse.  I love that adorable set!

     This will be entered over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.

     That is all I have for this sunny Saturday.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Another Fun Sketch!

     Happy Tuesday!  I woke this morning and was excited to see the new sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #426.  Last week got away from me and I was not able to play along.  I jumped right on this, today!

     I used a new Darice embossing folder that I found at Tuesday Mornings.  Totally decided to go with that watercolor effect, so I colored on the folder with my Spectrum Aqua pens, and added a spritz of water.  I then ran it through the Cuttlebug.  My stamps are something I picked up reasonably on Ebay and they were stamped and cut out with a Gina Marie stitched circle.  The deer was colored with a water brush and the same markers.  The outlines are Hero Arts Intense Black ink, as is the sentiment, from the same stamp set.  Quick and easy!

     This will also fit the challenge at Shopping Our Stash #326  Get Sketchy... Use any sketch... mine is above!

     I like to follow directions so as per my lovely commenter, I am adding this to the Crop Stop October Link Party #33

     I have the divine pleasure of being off today, so I may see you again soon!

     I was ever so lucky to score a win with this card... Thank You, Crop Stop!