Saturday, July 11, 2020

Blooming Fantastic Card

Good day! The July heat is setting in and that means I stay home a lot more than usual. Although with the pandemic I've already been staying home most of the time, so it won't be too different. My hubby has done all the grocery shopping since March and he doesn't want me run errands unless it's absolutely necessary. I hope you are doing well and staying safe! 😊

Yesterday I found a new to me challenge called Festive Friday and they provide a list of several creative choices and you pick 3 to create your project. I used: green, polka dots and flower to create this Blooming Fantastic Card. The image is Lil' Bloomin Owl by Unity Stamps and it was colored with Copic markers. A mix of papers were used but my favorite is the daisies. I'm pretty sure I bought the Country Kitchen paper pad by Carta Bella (2017) just for the daisy paper. To finish the card I added a punched daisy and leaves along with a little yellow butterfly. That's it a cheerful and bright card that would work for several different occasions. So glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Meow to the World Card - TMS #562


Do you feel like the weeks are flying by? Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we are celebrating 11 years since Melissa published her first challenge post. What were you doing in 2009? I wasn't making cards yet, I started in the fall of 2010 and didn't find online challenges until 2012. It's fun to look back and see the evolution of my skills and designs. I started playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches in February of 2013 and HERE is that card entry. It wasn't until November of 2018 that I joined as a design team member. This weeks sketch was the very first sketch that Melissa started with and we would love for you to play along. There are several wonderful prizes this week and the design team has provided some amazing creations for your inspiration. Click HERE for all the challenge details and 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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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Toucan So Tweet Card

Hello! The summer heat is on and the COVID-19 cases continue to spike here in Oklahoma. Both of these make for good reasons to stay home and craft! I caught a stomach bug last week and haven't done much crafting because I was afraid to touch and contaminate my supplies. Thankfully I'm feeling better!

This Toucan So Tweet Card was made using the sketch from the Inky Paws challenge. The stamps are from the Toucan Party stamp set by Newton's Nook and were die cut with the coordinating dies. I colored the images with Copic markers and used a mix of patterned papers from various paper pads. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Firecracker Card - TMS #561

Welcome back to the start of another new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by me and I would love for you to play along. Feel free to swap out the stars for any shape that works with your design. I was thinking about Independence Day when I designed the sketch but stars are fun for birthdays too. The design team did a fantastic job with their inspiration! Click HERE for all the challenge details and don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. I hope to see your card in the linky gallery!

Do you send cards for Independence Day? I don't send many, maybe two or three to my family. To make this card I used a digital image I found on Etsy by Drawn by Krista. The image was colored with Copic markers and the sentiment was made using the computer. Five punched blue glitter stars on top of red striped paper and that's it. An easy simple card! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Garden Kitty Card

Hello crafty friends! It's been awhile since I sat down to make a card without a specific reason or occasion. So today I made this Garden Kitty Card using all the summery colors I love. The Kitty in the Garden image is from Whimsy Stamps designed by Crissy Armstrong and it was colored with Copic markers. The patterned papers are from the Bloom Street paper pad by Pink Paislee. To add some detail I used a stamped and punched butterfly and flower both from retired stamps sets by Stampin' Up!. The Hello Beautiful sentiment is also by Stampin' Up! from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Caring Thoughts Card - TMS #560

Well, it's Tuesday again and we are starting another new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by Melissa Craig and the design team did a wonderful job with their creations. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. We would love for you to join us this week. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wooden Father's Day Card

Hello! It's almost Father's Day and to make sure my dad's card arrived on time it needed to be mailed today. So, this afternoon I made this Wooden Father's Day Card and it went straight to the post office when finished. My dad has always worked with wood. He had a cabinet and door making business while I was growing up and he still does a few jobs when persuaded. I used to play around in his shop while he was working. There was always sawdust that need sweeping and when you're a kid it's fun to play in sawdust. This past week he worked on wooden centerpiece accents for my niece's wedding that turned out really nice. Hopefully he will like his Wooden Father's Day Card!

The patterned paper is from the retired Wood Texture paper by Stampin' Up! and the saw stamp is from the retired Stampin' Up! set called Nailed It. The Happy Father's Day sentiment is by Hero Arts and the polka dot paper is by Bo Bunny. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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