Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Newton Autumn Greetings Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share my latest card. It's an Autumn Card to play along with the color challenge at Inky Paws. Are you ready for Autumn? I know I am!!! I'm much happier when there is a cool breeze in the air. For those of you counting down the days there is 33 days until the official start to Fall/Autumn here in the United States.

This Newton Autumn Greetings Card uses two different stamp sets by Newtons's Nook. The main image is from the Autumn Newton Stamp set and the sentiment and gourd image is from the Harvest Tails stamp set. Copic markers were used to color the images and the coordinating dies to cut them out. Distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint were used on the focal panel using the ink smooshing technique. The patterned papers are from the Happy Camper paper pad by We R Memory Keepers and that's it. This card is also entered into the animal challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Don't Be Sad Card - TMS #517

Happy Tuesday! The weeks keep rolling by and each week we have a new challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and I decided to turn it to accommodate the image I wanted to use. The image is called Sad Stymie by Unity Stamps and it was stamped with black Memento ink. So how will you use this sketch? I can't wait to see your card in the gallery. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Don't forget to link your card by 8 pm EST on Sunday. 

This Don't Be Sad Card was made for my hubby in an attempt to cheer him up. Challenges entered: Alphabet Challenge (K for Kind Thoughts), Krafty Chicks (Masculine) and Southern Girls (Father's Day/Masculine).

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Drumming Rabbit Card

Happy Friday! It's back to school time and my niece is in the drum line of her high school band. So I searched for the perfect image and finally found this cute drumming rabbit by LilooboxShop on Etsy. Even though it was meant to be an Easter image it was exactly what I wanted. The image was colored with Copic markers using her school colors and then die cut with a frame die by Taylored Expressions. The patterned papers were gathered from my scrap bin and the Woohoo! sentiment by Paper Smooches added. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful and crafty weekend!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Beautiful Day Card

Hello crafty friends! I hope all is well with you. Last week our air conditioning unit of fifteen years had to be replaced and we are still working out the kinks with the new one. It's supposed to be more energy efficient and it runs completely different than our old one. The whole ordeal has my hubby very stressed and when he is stressed I feel the affects.

Anyway, when I saw the challenge title at Simon Says Stamp was Midsummer Blues it really captured how I'm feeling. Even though I may be a little depressed I wanted to make a pretty uplifting card. I think it would make a wonderful birthday or anniversary card. The stamps used are from the Doodle Buds set by W Plus 9 Designs, the background paper is from the Tutti Frutti paper pad by My Mind's Eye (2019) and the pinked frame is by Avery Elle. That's it! So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ginger Kitty Thanks Card - TMS #516

Welcome back! It's time for the start of another sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this weeks sketch is designed by me. I would love for you to play along! As always, the design team has created some wonderful inspiration. To play along just make a card using the sketch and link back to the challenge by 8 pm EST on Sunday. All the challenge details can be found HERE. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

To make this Ginger Kitty Thanks Card I used a stamp set by Unity Stamps called Cat's Meow. Copic markers were used to color the image. I colored the kitty to look like one of the rescued cats at a local shelter called Animal Aid of Tulsa. They are dedicated to helping sick, injured and abused stray dogs and cats in the Tulsa area. Next time I take them a donation I'll include this card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sketch #516:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Birthday Bird Card - TMS #515

Happy Tuesday! I hope you're staying cool during these hot summer days. If you need an excuse to stay in your craft room then you're in luck because today is the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The sketch was designed by Melissa Craig and I love the angled square behind the image. We would love for you to join us this week! You have until 8 pm EST on Sunday to link your creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

This Birthday Bird Card features a digital image by Bugaboo Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. All patterned papers are from the Birthday Wishes paper pad by Echo Park (2015). The birthday sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts and was stamped with Memento black ink. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Penguin Watermelon Card

Thanks for stopping by to check out this Penguin Watermelon Card. Watermelon is a loved summer treat here in Oklahoma. My grandparents used to grow them in their garden and sell them in their farm stand. I have many fond memories of summer that involves watermelons. I guess that's why I love this penguin digital image from Whimsy Stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong. Copic markers were used to color the image and then it was die cut with a stitched square die. The sentiment says "Today calls for something sweet" and it's from the retired More Than Words stamp set by Stampin' Up!. All patterned papers are from the Summer Lovin' paper pad by Carta Bella (2014) and that's it. Wishing you a happy and crafty day!

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