Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bold Birthday Card - TMS #525

Welcome back and happy Tuesday! This weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches was a ton of fun to put together. I love using circles and decided to create a masculine birthday card using the sketch. The birthday sentiment is by Unity Stamps from their Say it Big sentiment kit from May 2019. The circle stamps are by Bo Bunny from the Circular Textures Stamp set. For the colors I decided on Blueberry Bushel and Granny Apple Green by Stampin' Up!. We would love for you to join us this week! For the challenge details and wonderful design team inspiration click HERE. Don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your card in the gallery this week.


This Bold Birthday Card is entered into the following challenges: Alphabet Challenge (One Word Sentiment) and The Paper Girls (Birthday).

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Mummy Halloween Card

Hello! The hubby and I decorated our front yard last night for Halloween. We have a dozen inflatables and we put lights on the trees and bushes. It makes it fun for the kids and our yard is known for it's Halloween decorations. My favorites are the black cats and one of neighbors told us that her daughter blows kisses to them when they drive by, so cute.

Well, onto this Mummy Halloween Card featuring a retired image by Bugaboo Stamps. It's been printed for a while and I thought it would work well with the current Stella Says Sketch challenge. I mixed several different patterned papers and used a trick or treat sentiment from the Happy Howl-oween stamp set by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the image and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. One more Halloween card done and about six more to go to have enough for my family and friends. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Picture of our yard from last year:

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Kitty Witch Halloween Card

Happy Friday! This month is quickly getting away from me and I still have several Halloween cards to make. If you've followed my blog for awhile then you know I love cats, rabbits and pretty much any cute critter. Earlier this year I found a new to me stamp company called Hello Bluebird and they have some super cute critters. This Kitty Witch Halloween Card features images from their Halloween Party stamp set which were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. A piece of star paper from the Bootiful Night paper pad by American Crafts (2016) was selected and the focal area was made with Distress Oxide inks in: Carved Pumpkin, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves with a touch of Black Soot. The final touch was adding the Happy Halloween die cut from Impression Obsession. Like most of my cards everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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It happens all the time! I get up from my craft chair and return to find one of my cats taking advantage of the warm seat. This is one of the reasons I don't get more accomplished. I let him keep the chair and I wait until the little chair thief moves on. 😊

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Celebrate Birthday Card

Hello! Today I remember my sister as it would have been her 43rd birthday. It's been 8 years since she passed but it still hurts. The occasions are the hardest but the hole of our missing relationship is always present❣ Making cards has been my therapy, so it was only fitting that I made a card on her birthday.

To make this Celebrate Birthday Card I used the sketch at the Inky Paws challenge for the layout. Since my sister liked dogs I decided to use the Let's Pawty STAMPtember set by Newton's Nook (it's sold out). At one time she had a yellow lab named Cooper, so I colored the image to look like him using Copic markers. All patterned paper are from the Happy Birthday paper pad by Echo Park (2017). Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. I feel like this card could be given to anybody and it's nice to have a few of those in my stash. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! ❤

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Spider Halloween Card - TMS #524


The countdown to Halloween is on! Do you send Halloween cards to family and friends? I send about 12-15 cards, so I took advantage of this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to create this Spider Halloween Card. Of course we would love for you to join this weeks challenge. Don't let the strips of paper be intimidating, it was really much easier than expected. The design team did a fantastic job with their examples and I can't wait to see how you use the sketch. Click HERE for all the details and design team inspiration. Make sure to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday.

This Spider Halloween Card is entered into the Halloween challenge at Tales From The Craft Room.

Spider Halloween Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Black, Tangerine Tango and Purple Posy cardstock by Stampin' Up! and patterned papers from the Bootiful Night paper pad by American Crafts (2016).
  • Stamps: Halloween sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado and small web by Newton's Nook from the Newton's Perfect Pumpkin set.
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Other Stuff: Rectangle stitched dies by Lil' Inkers, 3/4 circle punch, 7/8" scalloped circle punch and twine.

Sketch #524:

Monday, October 7, 2019

Oh Nuts! Happy Fall Card

Good day! My backyard is frequented by numerous squirrels who like to steal the birdseed and that's fine by me. I think they are adorable! It's common to see them hanging upside down or chasing each other. They are definitely entertaining little critters! When I saw the Oh Nuts! stamp set by Hello Bluebird it was an easy decision to add it to my stamp collection.

To make this Oh Nuts! Happy Fall Card I stamped the images with Memento black ink and colored them with Copic markers. The coordinating dies were used to cut them out. For the background I used mixed media paper and distress oxide inks in Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint. Then the sentiment was added. A piece of woodgrain paper was used for a frame and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! I hope this card made you smile. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Cardinal One Day at a Time Card

Hello! If you've ever lost a loved one then you know it's a One Day at a Time situation. Right after a loss the sympathy cards pour in, but what about the weeks or months after? I like to send a card several weeks later and the One Day at a Time sentiment is one of my favorites to use. For this card I really wanted to use fall colors and a cardinal, so that's what I did. The cardinal is from the Winter Birds stamp set by Newton's Nook which were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. The floral and plaid papers are from the Mad 4 Plaid Fall paper pad by Photo Play and the whitewash woodgrain is by Stampin' Up!. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. I'm glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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