Thursday, November 7, 2019

Fall Floral Thinking of You Card

Hello! There are many times in life that a Thinking of You Card is needed. This Fall Floral Thinking of You Card was made for my grandmother. She has dementia and the last month has been really rough for her. Yesterday I went through all of my cards and none of them were what I wanted to send, so I made this one special for her.💜

A couple of years ago I saw a card by Nancy Leedy and fell in love with the colors and floral arrangement. She used the Birthday Blooms stamp set with the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set both by Stampin' Up!. I would have never thought of combining the two stamp sets without seeing her card. It's taken me a couple of years to use the two together but I'm really happy with how it turned out. Now I have the perfect card for my grandmother. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Using different colors for the flower I made as second card to send to a family friend who is fighting pancreatic cancer. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Thanksgiving Card with Squirrel

Good day! Over the next few weeks I'll be making several Thanksgiving cards to send to family and friends. When creating this Thanksgiving Card with Squirrel I was thinking "what could be more thankful than a squirrel with a arm full of nuts". We have several squirrels that frequent our backyard and I buy them nuts, I'm a sucker for cute critters.

The images featured on this card are by Newton's Nook. They are from three different stamp sets, but the squirrel is from the Harvest Tails stamp set and they were colored with Copic markers. To create the sunset I used distress oxide inks and the scene die cut is called Birch Tree Collage by Simon Says Stamp/Memory Box. As usual, everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Wishing Joy Card - TMS #528

Happy Tuesday! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we are happy to welcome KT Fit Kitty to our design team. She will be a co-designing with Lisa Lynn and they will alternate weeks. I'm thrilled to be working with both of these talented ladies.

This weeks sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and it made me think of a neglected snowflake die I had tucked back in my cabinet. It's been a while since I've used it and I'm trying to use my older supplies. So whether you have something older or something new to use, we would love to see your take on this weeks sketch. You have until 8 pm EST on Sunday to link your creation. Click HERE for the design team inspiration and challenge details.

Challenges entered: Artsystamper (Monochromatic), Crafter's Castle (Anything Goes), Dragonfly Dreams (Christmas/Winter) and Dream Valley (All That Glitters).

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Latte Birthday Wishes Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share this Latte Birthday Wishes Card. The Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started on Friday and this is the first card I've had time to make. The papers are by Bo Bunny from the Stay Awhile collection and they were already on my desk from a card I made last month. I decided to use a Tim Holtz image from the Fresh Brewed stamp set and Copic markers were used to color the image. The sentiment is by Jaded Blossoms from the Coffee Break stamp set and it was heat embossed using Vintage Pearl embossing powder by Ranger. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and two sequins added for a touch of sparkle. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Spooky Halloween Card

Happy Halloween! Well... it's almost over, but I usually make a Halloween card while waiting for trick-or-treaters. This Spooky Halloween Card was this evenings creation. I made a inky background using distress oxide inks. The stamped images are by Hello Bluebird from the Halloween Party and Little Haunters stamp sets. Copic markers were used to color the images and then they were die cut with the coordinating dies. The spooky tree was a freebie I received with a recent Simon Says Stamp order and that's it. The tree definitely added the spooky vibe to the card. I hope you had a fantastic Halloween and thanks for stopping by.

Challenges entered: Addicted to Stamps and More (Photo Inspiration), Aud Sentiments (Anything Goes + Sentiment), Simon Says (Anything Goes), Southern Girls (Happy Halloween) and Little Red Wagon (Scary It!).

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Thanksgiving Card with Raccoon

Hello! It's a rainy and cold day which make the perfect crafting days. I decided it was time to make a few cards for Thanksgiving. When it comes to coloring images I can be pretty slow, so smaller images work better when I'm making multiple cards. This Raccoon image is from the Bushels of Love stamp set by Newton's Nook from the 2016 Simon Says Stamp Exclusive. The Happy Thanksgiving sentiment stamp by Stampabilities is a wooden stamp that I found on clearance last summer. All patterned papers are from the 2015 Fall Friends paper pad by Doodlebug Designs. Can you tell I'm trying to use some neglected supplies? My purchase rate far exceeds my crafting speed. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🍁

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Pick of the Patch Card - TMS #527

Happy Tuesday and welcome back for another new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is pretty simple and can be utilized for a wide variety of occasions. I went with Halloween and made this Pick of the Patch Card for my three year old nephew. He recently went to the pumpkin patch and had a great time, so I thought all the pumpkins would be fun. The image is called Halloween Peeker Ghost by Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is from a Newton's Nook stamp set called Boo-tiful Night. Three orange stars added to the green strips of paper to follow the sketch and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping.

We would love for you to join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches! You can find the challenge details and design team inspiration HERE. Don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your card in the gallery!

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