Saturday, January 25, 2020

Cat and Dog Hugs Card

Oh my... it seems when it rains it pours, especially lately. Several of my friends have lost family members lately and I'm still struggling with my own grief. So, I decided to sit down and make something cute and heartfelt with a couple stamps I had never used. The Cat and Dog image is from Whimsy stamps and it's called Lend Me Your Ear (I have a physically stamp but it looks like it's only available as a digital stamp now) and I paired it with a Hugs sentiment stamp by Unity Stamps from the Bunny- Keep You Forever sentiment kit. After stamping the image with Memento black ink, Copic markers were used for coloring and then it was fussy-cut. The plaid paper is from Perfectly Plaid Christmas paper pad by Lawn Fawn (2016). Three punched hearts were added and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Heart Bear Card - TMS #538

Tuesday has arrived again! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we are playing along with Kitty's favorite sketch from 2019. It was from challenge #515 and you can see the original post HERE. This sketch was one of my favorites too, I love the angled panel behind the image. Since my crafty mojo is in short supply these days, I decided to make another Valentine card. This Heart Bear Card features a Bugaboo digital stamp called I Heart You Bear and it was colored with Copic markers. The background paper has been in my stash for many years and it's from the XO Collection by KAISERCRAFT. We do hope you will join the challenge this week. For all the details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sheep Birthday Wishes Card

Howdy! The final day for the 10th Birthday Bash for Bugaboo Stamps is a photo inspiration challenge. This Sheep Birthday Wishes Card is what I made using the colors from the photo and the Friday Freebie image (get it while you can). My parents raise sheep... well my dad does all the work. Next month there will be ten ewes having babies on the farm. They are so cute when they are babies. So, of course I had to play along with this challenge. I'll be saving this card for my dad's birthday.

Here are a few crafty details, all patterned paper is from the Down on the Farm paper pad by Doodlebug Design (2018), the Birthday Wishes die cut is from the Birthday Top Edgers set by Impression Obsession and the image was colored with a mix of Copic and Stampin' Blends markers. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Celebrate Pig Birthday Card

Hello! It's been awhile since I've sat down to make a card just for fun. There has been a lot going on in my life lately. My hubby had total knee replacement surgery in mid December and while I was taking care of him I got sick. Then, you guessed it, he got sick. It has been a rough and bumpy road but we are slowly getting back to something that resembles "normal".  I really wanted to make a card for the Bugaboo 10th Birthday Bash, so I made this Celebrate Pig Birthday Card to play along with Day 4. It's a bingo challenge and I used the middle row across: twine, Bugaboo image and die cut/punches. The Pig - Birthday Presents image was colored with a mix of Copic and Stampin' Blends markers and the papers are from the It's a Celebration paper pad by Carta Bella (2014). A celebrate die cut was added for a sentiment and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Heart Dog Xoxo Card - TMS #537


Welcome back! Today is the start of another revisited sketch from 2019 at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Did you play along with sketch #501 from last April? This was Debbie's favorite sketch designed by Melissa Craig and you can see the original challenge post HERE. Valentine's Day is only a month away, so I decided to make this Heart Dog Xoxo Card. I think it turned out pretty cute and it will probably be sent to one of my nieces. I hope you will join us this week! You can find all the challenge details and design team inspiration HERE. Don't forget to have your creation linked to the challenge by 8 pm EST on Sunday. 😊

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Don't Give Up! Card - TMS #536

Hello! For the next few weeks at Tuesday Morning Sketches we will be revisiting our favorite sketches from 2019. This week is my pick and my favorite sketch was from challenge #508 and it was designed by Debbie Foster. To view the original challenge post click HERE. We would love for you to join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Don't forget to link your creation to the challenge post by Sunday at 8 pm EST.

The stamp set used on this Don't Give Up! Card is called Newton Hangs Out by Newton's Nook. My intent when purchasing this stamp set was to make a card for my brother and he passed away before I got the chance. The stamp set actually arrived in the mail the day he passed away. I left the package unopened for almost a month because it made me sad to think about it. Then I decided to use it and just craft through the tears. It took me hours to make this card, I had to walk away several times but I finally finished. It will be a card I keep and a reminder to myself to never give up or the sentiment I would have used for him "hang in there," which is all I'm doing these days. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Door Hanging - TMS Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends! It's the last Tuesday of 2019 and I hope you will join us in our annual anything goes challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It has to be new and it has to be crafty but it doesn't have to be a card. I've made a Door Hanging for my nephew for his bedroom at my parent's house. He really likes dinosaurs, so I used some patterned paper by Doodlebug Design. The T-Rex image was a free online download. All letters were cut with my Cricut machine using the Alphalicious cartridge. Everything was adhered onto a comic book board, which is thick, the perfect size and my hubby has a ton of them. That's it! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will play along with us this week.