Tuesday, July 23, 2019

On My Mind Card - TMS #513

Another week has come and went and it's time to start another sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks layout was designed by Debbie Foster and my card features a digital image called Bunny by Di's Digital Stamps. The sweet bunny was colored with Copic markers and die cut with a stitched square die. A sentiment was added where the butterflies are featured on the sketch with some twine in place of the rick rack element. A small butterfly was added for detail and that's it. I sure hope you will join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Don't forget to have your card linked by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


Sketch #513:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Otterly Amazing Card

Hello! I hope all is well in your world today. This afternoon I read the challenge at Simon Says Stamp was to make your own background, so I decided to play along. After finding a couple of masculine challenges at Watercooler Wednesday and Use Your Stuff this Otterly Amazing Card was in the works. The stamp set used is called Otter Friends by Hello Bluebird and I totally feel in love with it the minute I saw it. After coloring the images with Copic markers they were die cut with the coordinating dies. To make the background I used distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. The outer paper started with Sahara Sand cardstock by Stampin' Up! and it was inked with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress inks. Water was spritzed onto the inked papers and some color dabbed away. The heat gun was used to help speed the drying process. A Memory Box die called Underwater Collage was used and the images positioned onto the card. The final addition was the heat embossed sentiment and that's it. I'm also entering this card in the anything goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Here is a closer look at these adorable otters:

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Caring Card - TMS #512

The weeks keep flying by and it's Tuesday again! That means the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Melissa Craig and I really enjoyed using my patterned paper on this Caring Card. It's a great sketch to use a sentiment as the focal point and I used a sentiment by Print Works called Caring is Everything. The design team has created some wonderful inspiration and we would love for you to join us this week. For all the challenge details click HERE and don't forget to link your card by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered: Crafty Friends (2 or More Patterned Papers), Creative Fingers (Anything Goes) and Just Us Girls (Sentiment as Focus).

Sketch #512:

Monday, July 15, 2019

Welcome Spring Card

It may be Summer but I'm thinking Spring. I send out more cards in Spring and Fall, so I thought I would work on cards for those seasons. I'm also trying to use the digital images I already have printed and this Spring Friends image by Bugaboo Stamps was perfect to go with the current Stella Says Sketch challenge. After selecting the patterned paper from the Hoppy Easter paper pad by Doodlebug Design the image was colored with Copic markers to coordinate. Some scraps were used for the three banners and the sentiment is from the Woodland Spring stamp set by Newton's Nook. For easy shipping everything was adhered flat and that's it. So glad you stopped by and I hope you come back again soon.


Stella Says Sketch #712:

Friday, July 12, 2019

Newton You're Cool Card

Happy Friday! There are only minutes left to enter the Inky Paws color challenge #101 using red, pink, lime green and light brown. Even though I started my card days ago, it was just finished. There were lots of distractions this week at my house!

To make this card I did some ink smooshing using worn lipstick distress ink and mixed media paper. The green patterned paper is from the Tutti Frutti paper pad by My Mind's Eye and it was die cut using the Newton's Nook Frames and Flags die set. After stamping the image from the Newton's Summer Treats stamp set it was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Three sequins were added for sparkle and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. So glad you stopped by!

This Newton You're Cool Card is also entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

10th Birthday at TMS

Happy 10th Birthday to Tuesday Morning Sketches! That's a long time and a lot of sketches over the years. I'm proud to be part of the design team and we have some wonderful inspiration for you this week. We would love for you to celebrate this milestone with us. All you have to do is make a card with the sketch and link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. I hope to see your card in the gallery!

To make my card I used distress oxide inks in tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon with mixed media paper. I spritzed it with water several times and used a heat gun to help it dry. Once dry a Folk Art stencil by Plaid called Handmade Charlotte was inked with peacock feathers distress ink. For the smaller circle a portion of the stencil was inked with abandoned coral distress ink and die cut with a stitched die. A sentiment by Close to My Heart was stamped with Memento black ink. Then some twine and candy dots added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered:

Sketch #511:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Birthday Card with Bugaboo Puppy

Hello! It's late, that means this is going to be a very quick post to share my latest card. This cute puppy image by Bugaboo Stamps has been printed for awhile, so I decided to color it and make a birthday card. The patterned papers are all from the Happy Birthday paper pad by Echo Park (2017) and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Three star sequins were added for sparkle and the happy birthday sentiment is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set by Stampin' Up!. That's it! Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered: Catch The Bug (Anything Goes), Creative Knockouts (Birthday Wishes), Simply Create Too (Anything Goes/Patterned Paper Twist) and QKR Stampede (Anything Goes).

Friday, July 5, 2019

Blue Butterfly Note Card

Hello! This year I didn't make any cards for the Fourth of July holiday. I did want to use some patriotic colors, so I made this Blue Butterfly Note Card. Since the floral paper is pretty bold and the colors are strong, I kept it simple. No added embellishments. The floral patterned paper is by Bo Bunny from the Celebrating Freedom paper pad and was matted to a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock by Stampin' Up!. The butterfly is also by Stampin' Up! from the Beautiful Day stamp set and it was colored with Stampin' Blends markers in Night of Navy. Using a heat gun and Vintage Pearl embossing powder by Ranger the sentiment was heat embossed. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and come back again soon.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Vintage Butterfly Card - TMS #510

Hello and happy Tuesday! I can't believe it's already July. There's not too much I like about summer but I do love butterflies. This weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches was perfect for this Vintage Butterfly digital image. It was printed onto Very Vanilla cardstock and Copic markers were used to color two of the butterflies. Floral patterned paper from the Floral Spice paper pad by Bo Bunny was used for the background and Bermuda Bay cardstock for the scalloped frame. A small little flower and leaves for detail and that's it. We would love for you to join us this week! You have until Sunday at 8 pm to link your creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful day!


Challenges entered:

Sketch #510:

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Halloween Card in June

Okay... I made one more card for the Inky Paws 100th challenge. I couldn't help myself I had to use my favorite Newton's Nook Hoppy Halloween stamp set. You know when you see a stamp set and just have to have it? That's how I felt with the Hoppy Halloween set. 💜

To create this card I combined the first Inky Paws challenge which was a sketch with the color challenge #82. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies.  Patterned papers are from the Boos & Brews paper pad by Doodlebug Designs (2016). The sentiment was heat embossed and to add some sparkle a few sequins were added. That's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

I'm entering this Halloween Card into the copy cat color challenge.

Sketch:
July 26, 2013

Color Challenge #82
October 1, 2018

Friday, June 28, 2019

Butterfly Little Moments Card

Happy Friday! This Butterfly Little Moments Card is probably my last entry into the Inky Paws 100th challenge. I used a former sketch from challenge #46. You can find my original card for this challenge HERE. The mouse and butterfly image is from the Garden Mice stamp set are by Newton's Nook and it was colored with Copic markers. Some pretty butterfly paper from the Sunshine & Good Times/Amy Tangerine paper pad by American Crafts (2017) is one of my favorites and I admit to hoarding it. It was paired with Purple Posey gingham paper which is a new color by Stampin' Up!. A little green twine from The Twinery was added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Challenges entered: Creative Fingers (Anything Goes), Inky Paws (100th Challenge) and QKR Stampede (Anything Goes).

May 1, 2017

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Koala Nice Day Card

Hello! The summer heat has kicked in and it's super sticky and hot outside. This time of year I run my errands at night and stay indoors all day. Since it feels tropical outside I thought I would make a tropical inspired card to play along with the Inky Paws 100th challenge. The koala image is by Newton's Nook called Pina Koala and it was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Some fun patterned papers from the Hello Sunshine paper pad by Fancy Pants Designs (2017) were selected. A piece of green apple cardstock stamped with a texture stamp anchors the image and the sentiment is from the Garden Mice stamp set by Newton's Nook. That's it. I hope you're staying cool and enjoy the rest of your day.

This Koala Nice Day Card is entered into the following challenges:

Photo:

July 17, 2017

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Newton Harvest Blessings Card

It's nice to take a break from summer colors and make a fall inspired card. This Newton Harvest Blessings Card was inspired by a former color challenge at Inky Paws from September 2014. This challenge was  before I found Newton's Nook stamps, so I wanted my chance to play along. I really fell in love with the inspiration photo and had to use it as my copy cat entry for the color challenge. The stamp set used is called Autumn Newton and the images were stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. Then the images were die cut with the coordinating dies. For the background I did some ink smooshing with Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass distress inks. The plaid paper is by Lawn Fawn and was die cut with the Newton's Nook Frames & Flags die set. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered:

September 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Nice of You Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share this Nice of You Card that I made for the 100th Challenge at Inky Paws. For this card I revisited Sketch #89 from January 14,2019. For a link to my original card click HERE. This card features an image from the Garden Mice stamp set. The image was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. It was fun selecting the patterned papers! The floral and gingham are from the Spring Fling paper pad by Echo Park (2019) and the pink paper is from the Watercolor paper pad by Lawn Fawn. A texture stamp was used on the die cut circle with Pool Party ink by Stampin' Up!. The twine came from the packaging of my last Newton's Nook order. It was just sitting on my craft desk and it seemed appropriate to use it on a card with a Newton's Nook image. Well, that's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Inky Paws Sketch #89:

Thoughts for You Card - TMS #509

Welcome and happy Tuesday! This weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches can be as simple or elaborate as you want it to be. I decided to use a branch in place of the line element and used my favorite retired Best Birds stamp set by Stampin' Up! to make this card. This Thoughts for You Card really came together quickly and I plan to make a couple extras to have on hand. We would love for you to play along with us this week! You have until Sunday 8 pm EST to link you creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

Challenges entered: Make My Monday (Begins with the letter B), 2 Sisters on the Blog (Things with Wings) and Crafts Galore Encore (Anything Goes).

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

Sketch #509:

Friday, June 21, 2019

Hoppy Together Card

Hooray for the weekend! While my hubby took a nap this evening I finished this Hoppy Together Card. I'm using some of my favorites! My favorite color combo is purple, green and yellow and I love the bunny stamps by Newton's Nook. The stamp sets featured include Woodland Spring and Bitty Bunnies. You will find bunny items all in my house, from pictures on the walls, ceramic decor and purple bunny curtains in my craft room. I just adore bunnies!

The layout for this Hoppy Together Card is from Freshly Made Sketches. Once the images were stamped with Memento black ink they were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with the coordinating dies. When I was making this card I was thinking anniversary. My parents have their 48th coming up in a few days. Well, that's it! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered:

Sketch:

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Loveable Llama Birthday Card

Hello! For the next couple of weeks Inky Paws is celebrating their 100th challenge. It's fun to look back and I found the first time I played along and it was challenge #32, you can see that card HERE. For the celebration you can pick your favorite color, sketch and theme challenges and play them again. For this Loveable Llama Birthday Card I picked challenge #54 to use polka dots. I love to use polka dots and decided to ink one of my newer stamp sets called Loveable Llamas by Newton's Nook. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. Three sequins were added for sparkle and a small butterfly from the Newton's Birdbath stamp set. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered:

August 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bee Happy Card - TMS #508

Happy Tuesday! It's the middle of June and the official start to summer is almost here. I'm not a hot weather fan, so I will be happy to stay indoors and craft! I hope you're in the crafting mood, because today is the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I was inspired to create a scene using a new stamp set and coordinating dies by Hello Bluebird called Bee Happy. This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and I can't wait to see how you use it. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sketch #508:

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Cool Cat Father's Day Card

Hello! Today I'm sharing the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. He is one cool cat, so I used a fun image by Newton's Nook along with papers from the Beach Day paper pad by Carta Bella (2016) to make this card. The image was stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. Then it was die cut with the coordinating die. A cross stitched oval was die cut and Tumbled Glass distress ink sponged on to add some color. Finally the sentiment was stamped and adhered. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered: Cardz 4 Guyz (Father's Day), Crafty Cardmakers (Masculine), Crafty Gals Corner (You're the Man), Cut N Crafty (Father's Day or Card for a Man) and Dragonfly Dreams (For a Man/Boy).

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Rainbow Colored Birthday Card

Good day crafty friends! This morning I was up much earlier than usual, so I seized the extra time to make this Rainbow Colored Birthday Card. The colors were inspired by the Inky Paws challenge and you can never have too many birthday cards. Copic markers were used to color the Newton's Birthday Trio image and then it was die cut with the coordinating die both by Newton's Nook. Sitting on my craft desk was the little yellow bird/chick leftover from making Easter Cards, so I added it next to the birthday word bubble. The candle and striped paper are by Doodlebug Designs from the So Much Pun paper pad and the orange polka dot paper is by Bo Bunny. Three green sequins finish it off and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Speedy Recovery Card - TMS #507


Hello and happy Tuesday! Today is the start of new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is super easy and versatile for holidays or everyday. I decided to make a recovery card using the One The Mend stamp set by Lawn Fawn. This is one category of cards that I don't have many in my stash. Can you tell the background paper is little pills? It's by Doodlebug Designs and is from the So Much Pun 6x6 pad (2018). I'm looking forward to see how you use this weeks sketch! You have until Sunday at 8 pm EST to link your creation. Click HERE for all the design team inspiration and challenge details. Thanks for stopping by!

Sketch #507:

Friday, June 7, 2019

Butterfly Gala Note Card

Happy Friday! I think I figured out why I haven't wanted to make much lately... it's time to clean. My work space is overflowing and I desperately need to organize. So, that's what I need to do. It will make finding things easier and maybe then I won't be so frustrated. Are you a messy crafter like me, or are you the organized type? Feel free to share any organizing tips that help keep your crafty space under control.

Earlier this week the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog was released. Lots of pretty new products! I was thrilled they carried over the Butterfly Gala stamp set from the occasions catalog. The colors were chosen from the Bird Ballard dsp and include: Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight. After stamping the butterflies with Memento black ink they were colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Once the butterflies were punched they were adhered to the embossed panel (retired Garden Trellis embossing folder). The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut and layered onto a piece of Old Olive cardstock that was die cut with a Stitched Nested Labels die. 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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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dog House Note Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share my latest card that I made for the anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug. It may have taken me three days to make this Dog House Note Card, but at least I finally finished it. The image is called Dog House by Bugaboo Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. A mix of patterned papers were used, the floral is from the Patio Party paper pad by American Crafts (2017) and the green gingham is by Recollections. The sentiment and flower were selected from my bin of extras and I punched some green leaves to accent the flower. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Floral Be Joyful Card - TMS #506


Good day crafty friends! It's Tuesday again and that means the start of another sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and I paired it with an image by Unity Stamps called Be Joyful. The patterned papers are from the Bloom paper pad by Crate Paper (2015). A little yellow butterfly and glimmer dots finish of this Floral Be Joyful Card. We would love for you to join us this week! Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and crafty day!

Sketch #506:

Friday, May 31, 2019

Canine Sympathy Card

Hello and happy Friday! Do you ever get into a crafting slump? Lately I've had a hard time getting motivated to make anything. It hasn't stopped me from buying supplies but using them is a different story. Well, I'm sure it's temporary. 

This Canine Sympathy Card was made for a coworker who recently lost her dog. I've used this design before, but if you've followed my blog for a while then you know I love to see the same design in different colors. You can see the original card HERE. The colors for this card was selected to coordinate with the heart dsp which I pulled from my scrap bin. The dog silhouette was cut with a Cricut machine and the flower is a Spellbinders die cut. That's pretty much it. Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges entered: Simon Says Wednesday (Anything Goes), QKR Stampede (Anything Goes) and Watercooler Wednesday (Anything Goes).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Birthday Blessings Card - TMS #505

Hello and happy Tuesday! If you live in the United States I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I will admit I didn't leave the house yesterday, it was nice to stay home. Now today is the start of a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I hope you will join us this week. After choosing my sentiment I decided to rotated the sketch vertically, to fit the flowers they couldn't be arched as drastically as the sketch shows. So, feel free to try the sketch with your creative alterations. You have until 8 pm (EST) on Sunday to link your creation. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration.

The stamped flowers were made using Guava ink and the Fab Flowers stamp set along with coordinating dies all by Lawn Fawn. Some fun polka dot paper from the Pretty Things paper pad by My Mind's Eye was matted to a piece of Wild Wasabi cardstock by Stampin' Up!. The sentiment area was cut with a Cricut machine along with the Storybook cartridge and then was stamped with a birthday sentiment by Stampabilities. That's it! So glad you stopped by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Sketch #505:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

After the Rain Card

This week continues to be crazy and stormy here in Oklahoma. We had several nights of tornado warnings, with tornados causing damage throughout the state. Too much rain has fallen and the rivers are swelling to the point the dams are releasing water and it's flooding the surrounding land. Some homes have been swept away by rising waters, others have flood damage and the saga isn't over. More rains could compound the issue. Our home is safe for now but if the waters rise more than expected it could affect us. At this point I'm praying the rains stop and the flood waters recede. Additional prayers are welcome!

During the week our local weather teams have worked extra hard to keep us safe and stayed on the air during tornado warnings for hours. I made this After the Rain Card thinking about sending it to our favorite Chief Meteorologist Dan Threlkeld and his team at Channel 8 as a thank you card. The image is called Umbrella Mouse by Bugaboo Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. All papers are by Authentique from the Refreshed Collection (2018) and some stitching was added for detail. Some Nuvo drops were added to the umbrella and sequins added for sparkle. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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