Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Poinsettia Joy Card - TMS #533

Hello crafty friends! We are starting another sketch challenge today at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I designed this weeks sketch. I hope you will give it a try! It was pretty fun to put together and feel free to substitute any shape for the circles. I went with a poinsettia build a flower die cut by Momenta that I found at Hobby Lobby. The design team did a fantastic job with their creations. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Don't forget to have your creation linked by 8 pm EST on Sunday.

Finding joy may be difficult for my family this Christmas. Last Tuesday my only brother passed away and my heart is broken. He is no longer in pain and for that I'm grateful but I'm having a hard time with his passing. I wanted to make this weeks design team card because I designed the sketch, but I don't know how much crafting I'll get done in the weeks ahead. I appreciate all thoughts and prayers!

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Wishing You Joy Card

On Monday night I started making this Wishing You Joy Card to play along in a few challenges. Then Tuesday my life had a heartbreaking change. We knew my younger brother wasn't doing well and his prognosis was terminal but we thought we had another month or more with him. I made the two hour drive to the hospital and was there when my brother took his last breath. Watching him die has been the hardest thing I've ever done! His suffering is over but our journey of grief has just begun. After losing my younger sister in 2011 my hope was to never go through the loss of a sibling again, now at the age of 45 I'm an only child. My heart is broken all over again. If you believe in the power of prayer, feel free to say a prayer for me and my family. 💔

Tonight I finished this Wishing You Joy Card featuring an image from the Festive Fawns stamp set by Newton's Nook. It was colored with a mix of Copic and Stampin' Up! markers. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia Blooms stamp set by Newton's Nook. Two die sets by Newton's Nook were also used, the Land Borders set and the Forest Scene Builder set. The purple snowflake paper is from the Altitude Collection by Bo Bunny. To add a little more detail I used a snowflake edge punch by EK Success with white glitter paper for sparkle. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. As always... I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Poinsettia Joy Card - TMS #532

Well... December is here and another Tuesday has arrived! Are you done with your Christmas cards? If you're looking for some layout inspiration then you should definitely check out this weeks challenge sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The design team has done a fantastic job on their creations. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. We would love for you to join us this week!

For this Poinsettia Joy Card I decided to go simple and let the patterned paper do all the work. The poinsettia paper is by Echo Park from the My Favorite Christmas paper pad. To add some sparkle some red and gold sequins were scattered along with a shiny gold bow. The Joy to the World sentiment is by Stampabilities and that's it. Don't forget to link your creation using the sketch by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Card

Good day! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, so I would like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my crafty friends. I feel grateful to have crossed paths with so many wonderful talented individuals through sharing our love of cardmaking. It truly helps me get through some tough times! Wishing each of you a wonderful day whether you live in the United States or abroad.

The image on this Happy Thanksgiving Card is by Newton's Nook from the Autumn Newton stamp set and was colored with Copic markers. A mix of papers were used, the plaid is by Photoplay and the polka dots are by Echo Park. The sentiment was purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby several months back. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Birthday Card - TMS #531

Welcome back and happy Tuesday! It's time again for the start of another sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was design by Melissa Craig and it has a sentiment focused design. The only large die cut sentiment in my stash is a happy birthday die cut by Stampin' Up!, so that's what I used. The swirls were made using a die cut by Impression Obsession with silver glimmer paper. We would love for you to join us this week! It's Thanksgiving week here in the United States along with the largest shopping day of the year, but don't let that stop you from playing along. 😊 You have until 8 pm EST on Sunday to link your creation. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. I look forward to seeing what you create.

This Birthday Card is linked to the anything goes challenge at Always Fun Challenges. Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Frankly Awesome Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share a card I made for a local hot dog restaurant my hubby and I like to visit. We go about once a month and they are always really friendly, so I used the Frank the Fun Dog stamp set by Unity Stamps to make this Frankly Awesome Card. The image was colored with Copic markers and then fussy-cut. A mix of hot dog inspired colors were used and I heat embossed the sentiment. To add a little sparkle three light blue sequins were added. That's it. I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

The sun was bright when I took the photo of this card and the colors don't look great. It looked better in person!

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thankful Fox Card

Good day! It's gloomy outside today with overcast skies and scattered showers. So, I've been working on my Thanksgiving cards. I need to mail them on Saturday which means time is running out.

This Thankful Fox Card was made using the sketch from the Inky Paws Challenge. The fox image is from the Harvest Tails stamp set by Newton's Nook and was colored with Copic markers. Patterned papers are from the Fall Market paper pad by Carta Bella with cardstock colors in Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede by Stampin' Up!. I liked the way Becky Noelle added the die cut sentiment on her card, so I found a thankful die and followed her lead. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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