Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Unicorn Celebrate Card - TMS #486

Happy Tuesday! During the next few weeks at Tuesday Morning Sketches we will be featuring our favorite sketches from 2018 and we are starting this week with my favorite. I chose sketch #446 because I love layers and angled panels and this sketch combines both beautifully. Click HERE for the original post. We definitely hope you will be inspired to play along this week. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. I hope to see your creation in the link-up gallery!

To make this Unicorn Celebrate Card I started by selecting papers from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful paper pad by American Crafts (2017). The papers were cut to follow the sketch and matted to a purplish blue cardstock. Using Copic markers the unicorn image by Bugaboo Stamps was colored using coordinating colors. Then the image was die cut with a cross stitched oval by My Favorite Things and matted to a piece of Soft Sky cardstock that was cut slightly larger using a pair of deckle scissors by Fiskars. The finishing touches were the addition of three sequins and the celebrate sentiment. That's it! I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Monster Birthday Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share this Monster Birthday Card I made today. There is a Monster Birthday Bash going on at the Catch The Bug Challenge and I wanted to play along. To make this card I used patterned papers from the Happy Birthday paper pad by Echo Park (2017). The image is by Bugaboo Stamps and it's called Birthday Monster Cake. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut with a stitched square die. The birthday sentiment is by Hero Arts and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That pretty much sums it up. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Stole My Heart Card

My crafty mojo is on the fritz, so I've had a hard time getting motivated to make anything. It seems this happens a couple of times a year. It probably didn't help that I got sick over Christmas and it's taken a couple of weeks to feel better.

This afternoon I was determined to make a card for a couple of challenges that are almost over. To help me get started I found a sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and I used the colors from the Inky Paws challenge to use Red, Sky Blue, Black and White. Then I decided to use a new to me stamp set called Sweetheart Tails by Newton's Nook and use the raccoon image. The image was colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut. All the papers are very retired from the Stacked with Love paper stack by Stampin' Up!. Three clear sequins add the final touch and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Something old= patterned paper (2015) and something new (to me)= Sweetheart Tails stamp set

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

You're Purr-fect Card - TMS #485

Welcome to the first Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge of 2019! Many of you may already know that we lost a friend and former design team member Jessi Fogan at the end of December. This week we want to honor Jessi by featuring one of her last sketches. She was an inspiration to me and I always looked forward to her creations with googly eyes and fun stitching. Will you help us remember Jessi by playing along in our challenge this week? Click HERE for all the details and design team inspiration.

It was Jessi who introduced me to Paper Smooches stamps and the idea of using googly eyes on handmade cards. I know the only reason I purchased the Chubby Chums stamp set is because of Jessi's cute creations using the set. Here is a link to one of Jessi's cards using the same image and sentiment from January 19, 2016. Her card along with this weeks sketch was used to inspire this You're Purr-fect Card.

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Jessi's Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches #485

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Happy New Year! The last several years I have made Valentine's Day cards for the Cards from the Heart Card Drive. Sadly, this year the card drive will not take place. Life gets busy and the organizer, Winter Sims, had to make the tough decision to postpone the drive for one year. So, I found another card drive that accepts cards all year long and thought I would share it with you. It's called Cards for Hospitalized Kids and it's based out of Illinois. Although they don't have a huge push specifically for Valentine's Cards, holiday cards and general cards are accepted. If you feel like joining me and making cards for kids, please check out their website HERE for all the details.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.  

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sloth Hang in There Card

This time of years isn't always cheerful. I know a lot of people who struggle with the holidays, myself included. Right now my brother is going through a difficult time and I didn't get to see him over Christmas. In efforts to lift his spirits I made this Sloth Hang in There Card for him.

The sloth image is by Lawn Fawn from the Hang In There stamp set and it was die cut with the coordinating dies. Copic markers were used to color the image and distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire for the oval area. The patterned paper is from the Land of the Sahara paper pad by The Paper Studio. An oval frame accents the focal area and that's it, simple and easy to ship. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Saying Good-bye to Jessi

This morning I was saddened to hear that Jessi Fogan from OneCraftyMama passed away. She was always supportive of my creativity and I enjoyed her sense of humor. Her diverse work was inspiring and I was always amazed at her beautiful quilling skills and use of buttons. We crossed paths at Tuesday Morning Sketches and Shopping Our Stash challenge blogs. I always looked forward to her next creation. Her struggle the past several months was heart wrenching. When she shared details of her health decline I found myself amazed by her strength and in disbelief that there was nothing to help her. My prayers are with her family and friends. I was blessed that our lives crossed paths and her story has left a lasting imprint on my heart.