Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Autumn Season Card - TMS #573


Hooray! Today is the first day of Autumn/Fall here in the US and that makes me very happy. There are a few trees in our neighborhood that are already starting to change color. We usually end up with lots of leaves in our yard but that's okay. I'll just be glad when we no longer have to mow the lawn!!!🍁 

Today is the start of another new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and I thought it was perfect to use the Beautiful Autumn stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps. The design team made a variety of of different themes for your inspiration. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Just remember the deadline to link your creation is 8 pm EST on Sunday. We hope you will play along! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Significant Otter Card

Good day! I have a quick post to share this Significant Otter Card that I made for a wildlife rescue here in Oklahoma. Early in the Spring they took in a baby male otter, but they didn't have any other otters to raise him with or release with him. Then last month they got a phone call from a rescue in Kansas that had a young female otter and they decided to introduce them. Long story short.... they met, fell in love and are now released together. They have each other and it was the answer to increase the odds of their long term survival. 💚

To make this card I used the Christmas Like Not Otter stamp set by Lawn Fawn which was the STAMPtember collaboration with Simon Says Stamp from 2017. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. For the water a blue inky background was made with mixed media paper and Distress Oxide inks. The grassy paper is by The Paper Studio and to frame the otters a wavy center was cut out using a Wavy Pierced die by Whimsy Stamps. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Thanksgiving Card - TMS #572

Hello! I'm glad you've stopped by and I hope you will join our challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week. I decided to make a Thanksgiving Card with this weeks sketch designed by Debbie Foster. The design team created a variety of inspiration using the sketch. For their inspiration and all the challenge details click HERE. We look forward to seeing your creation! Don't forget to add your link by 8 pm EST on Sunday.

Once I decided to make a Thanksgiving Card the rest was easy. I already had the image by Newton's Nook colored and die cut. All I had to do was select and cut the papers, stamp a sentiment and adhere it all together. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fall Acorn Hi Cards

Good day crafty friends! There is only 12 days until the arrival of fall/autumn here in the United States and that makes me very happy. We were lucky enough to have a cold front push through our area and the temperatures feel like fall. Since this year has been challenging for most, I decided to send simple fall cards to family. These Fall Acorn Hi Cards are easy to make and flat for hassle free shipping. When I make multiples of the same layout I always change the papers. Rarely will I make two identical cards. The acorn is from the retired Acorny Thank You stamp set by Stampin' Up! and it was punched with the coordinating punch. I've been hoarding my fall paper pads for awhile, so the papers are from several different pads and scraps. Well, that's about it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Just Bee-cause Card - TMS #571

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful extended Labor Day weekend. It wasn't very eventful at my house. In fact, I didn't leave the house on Sunday and Monday. I did go outside briefly to feed the birds, but that was the extent of my excitement.

Today is Tuesday and that means the start of another sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The sketch is designed by Melissa Craig. I got a little creative and my vision was three bees buzzing around the top of a flower. A stencil was used for the flower with Wilted Violet distress ink onto a piece of Spiffy Speckles paper by Lawn Fawn. The bees are from the Bee Happy stamp set by Hello Bluebird and they were colored with Copic markers. That's really it! 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 by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Yellow Butterfly Blossoms Card

Good day! Before I get to my card I have a question for you... have you ever spent time looking for something you swear you have, but it turns out you never purchased it? I looked for a Thinking of You die that I would have bet money I had, only to realize I never bought it. I gave up and looked through my order history at Simon Says Stamp and it wasn't there. I looked through my stash of cards I've made and there is no evidence I ever used it, so I must have dreamed I bought it.  😕

Onto this Yellow Butterfly Blossoms Card that I made using the Butterfly Blossoms stamp by Reverse Confetti. Last year I planted a butterfly bush by my back porch and I've had a lot of butterflies in my yard the last few weeks. When I look out the window it's fun to watch them and I love the big yellow ones! They were the inspiration for this card. I decided to use blue for the background paper and searched through my stash to find the Genevieve Collection paper pad by Bo Bunny (2015). A Thinking of You stamp by Momenta was used to finish the card and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. My grandmother is in a memory care facility and I send her cards, although I don't know if she remembers me at this point. It was last year at Thanksgiving when I saw her last. This Covid pandemic has prevented family from normal visits. Thankfully she is in a good facility and they are staying healthy. I'll be sending this card to her. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Grateful Leaves Card - TMS #570

Hello! It's officially September and I'm counting down the days until fall/autumn arrives. I thought I would kick off this month using leaves for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. The sketch this week was designed by Debbie Foster and it includes some of my favorite elements (things in threes and a large half circle). As always, the design team provided wonderful inspiration. To check out their designs and all the challenge details click HERE. We hope you will play along this week. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Supplies used: Very Vanilla cardstock, Bo Bunny patterned paper from the Beautifully Brisk paper pad, retired Truly Grateful stamp set and Vintage Leaves stamp set and dies by Stampin' Up! along with Cinnamon Cider and Early Espresso ink by Stampin' Up!.

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