Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Celebrate Card - TMS #611


Good day! It's almost the 4th of July and although I don't send many cards for this holiday I do make a few. This Celebrate Card was made using this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches designed by Patti Rowe. The sketch is super simple and perfect for those quick last minute cards. My card features patterned paper from the Celebrating Freedom paper pad by Bo Bunny. I added a strip of silver glitter paper down the middle of the stars for some sparkle. The celebrate was die cut using a Momenta die and that's it. As always, we would love for you to join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

So Sweet Card - TMS #610

Hello and thank you for stopping by! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have another great sketch designed by Melissa Craig. I enjoyed playing with the Sweet Strawberry and Berry Blessings stamp sets by Stampin' Up! for this So Sweet Card. The images were colored with a mix of Copic and Stampin' Blends markers. I love the colors in the Berry Delightful dsp and colored the images to coordinate. I do wish I would have moved the sentiment over a little, but it looks okay.😊

We would love for you to join us this week! For all the design team inspiration and challenge details click HERE. Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy your day! 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Angie's Tree Sympathy Card

Happy Friday! I have a quick post to share this Angie's Tree Sympathy Card using the Angie's Tree stamp by Unity Stamps. It seems the frequency that I need sympathy cards increases every year. I usually make sympathy cards as I need them and don't keep many in my stash. I like to make them for the specific recipient. This one is going to a friend from high school who lost her father. 🌳🌳🌳

The image was colored with Copic markers and then adhered to a piece of green cardstock. Then it was attached to the polka dot background paper. The heartfelt sympathy sentiment is from the No Better Words sentiment kit by Unity Stamps and was adhered flat to the card. That's it! A simple handmade sympathy card. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

You're Narly Card

Hello and happy Wednesday! It's getting hot outside and that means time to jump in the water to cool off. We don't have pretty beaches in Oklahoma, but I'm more of a swimming pool girl anyway. When I was in high school my family took a summer trip to Pensacola beach and my sister and I both got stung several times by jellyfish. It really stings! The rest of the trip we swam in the hotel pool.🐠 Maybe one day I'll give the ocean another chance. Do you have a favorite beach you've visited?

This You're Narly Card was made using the Narly Mermaid stamps and dies by Newton's Nook along with the Reef Border die by Hero Arts. The images were colored with Copic markers and I used my Big Shot with the coordinating dies to cut out the images. Some glossy accents were added to the tusk of the Narwhal and on the pearl in the shell. 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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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Cross and Dove Card - TMS #609

Well... it's Tuesday again and time to start a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and it's a nice open design. I needed a sympathy card, so I made this Cross and Dove Card. The image is by Divinity Designs and it was colored with Copic markers. An embossed frame was placed around the edge and then matted to a piece of green cardstock. Then the sentiment was generated on the computer. The final touch was adding the blue punched circles that I lightly stamped with polka dots. That's it! 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! 

Friday, June 4, 2021

Llama Birthday Card

Happy Friday! My hubby is still off work recovering from his second knee replacement, so my crafting time has been minimal. He has one more week off work and then I'm hoping things get back to "normal." I really miss my alone time!

Over the last several days I've been working on this Llama Birthday Card. The colors were selected from the Inky Paws Challenge to use: mint, plum, green and lilac. The image is from the Loveable Llamas stamp set by Newton's Nook and it was colored with a mix of Copic and Stampin' Blends markers. Some grass was cut using the Land Borders die set by Newton's Nook. After cutting some banners and stamping the sentiment everything was assembled and adhered flat. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Hello Note Card - TMS #608

Hello! After three days of migraines I had forgotten what day it was. So, better late than never with this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches post. When I started my card I first went through my scrap paper and found the floral piece. Given the size of the piece left I decided to make a mini slimline card which is 3.5" x 6". The sketched worked well with this size card. We would love for you to join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Enjoy Your Day Card

Hello and happy Friday! Today I was in the mood to make a floral card and decided to use the Peony stamp set by Reverse Confetti. Copic markers were used to color the images and then the coordinating die cuts were used to cut them out. The black diagonal scallops were made using a cover panel die by Reverse Confetti and then it was adhered to a piece of blue polka dot paper by Bo Bunny. Lastly, the sentiment from the Simply Sentiments stamp set by Reverse Confetti was stamped and die cut with a stitched circle die. I like the Enjoy Your Day sentiment, it can be used for many different occasions from birthday to wedding. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered: Little Red Wagon (Say it with Flowers), Make My Monday (Floral Birthday), Simon Says (Anything Goes), Watercooler Wednesday (All About Occasions) and Reverse Confetti/Stock Your Stash (Birthday).

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Chameleon Card - TMS #607


Good day crafty friends! It's time to start another fun sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and we hope you're inspired to play along. I had several ideas on how to use the sketch and finally settled on using the chameleons by Lawn Fawn. They fit nicely into the focal areas and I like the way they are looking at each other. There are lots of possibilities with this weeks sketch and I look forward to seeing all the different creative ideas shared. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link you creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. 😊

Sketch #607:

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Cards Returned


Hello! When making and sending handmade cards you never expect to get them back. After my brother passed away most of the cards I made him were returned to me. Today would have been his 38th birthday, so I took the cards out to remember happier times. The cards are laying on two king size Batman pillow cases that I made him for Christmas several years ago. Up top in the photo you will see a painted rock with the word "whatever" on it. Another Christmas I asked him what he wanted and he replied "I don't know, just whatever," so I made him the rock and wrapped it in a pretty box. I'm sure I bought him something else, but I couldn't tell you what it was. He got a whatever rock and it made him laugh and that's all I remember. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my memory. Happy birthday baby brother!

My brother:
May 20, 1983-Dec. 3, 2019

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Birthday Cards - TMS #606

Good day crafty friends! We've made it to another Tuesday and the start of a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. As always, we would love for you to join us this week. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. We do have a prize this week! A random winner will be selected to receive a braided embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. Just remember to link your creation using the sketch by 8 pm EST on Sunday!

*Cake Time card is entered into the AAA Birthday challenge.

The month of May is my birthday month and I have several family members and friends with birthdays this month too. So, I decided to make a couple of  birthday cards for my stash. The first card features the Icing Fluffles stamp by Stampendous!. Since the image is on the larger side, I just pulled the sketch elements down. Copic markers were used to color the image and I paper pieced the cupcake liner. Patterned papers are from the Happy Birthday Girl paper pad by Echo Park (2017) and the yellow polka dots were made with Bo Bunny paper scraps. The second card sticks more to the scale of the challenge sketch and features a candle image by Hampton Art. Papers on this card are from the Happy Birthday Boy paper pad and the same yellow polka dot paper by Bo Bunny was used. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.


Sketch #606:

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Simple Sympathy Card

Good day! When it comes to making sympathy cards I tend to overthink it and stress about the details. So, I decided to make a Simple Sympathy Card with a design that would be easy to recreate quickly. I went with the less is more approach and used black die cuts (Spellbinders Die D-Lites Asters and Poppies) to speed things along. I'm happy with the result and next time I need a sympathy card on short notice I'll know exactly what to make. This card is entered into the Make My Monday Sympathy challenge. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mother's Day Card - TMS #605

Hello! This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a great sketch by Melissa Craig. I decided to use it to make my Mother's Day Card. The image (retired- Zinnia Bouquet by Taylored Expressions) had been colored during a coloring challenge, so I picked my papers to coordinate. I really like the yellow paper with hearts and couldn't find anything I liked better. It's definitely a bold choice for me, but we only live once.  😊

We would love for you to join us this week! For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!

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Sketch #605:

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Red Flowers Card

Good day crafty friends! Last week a friend shared that she loves red flowers, so I made this card just for her. I used Copic markers to color the image from Unity Stamps (My Condolences stamp set). The lighter color is more coral than red, but I'm happy with how it turned out. The sentiment is from the Monarchs stamp set by Newton's Nook. A little bit of patterned paper is peeking out around the edges and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges entered: Crafty Creations (Anything Goes), Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday (Blooming Beautiful), Little Red Wagon (Hers!), Stamping Sensations (Beautiful Blooms) and Watercooler Wednesday (All Thing Feminine).🌹🌹🌹

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Meow-ing in the Rain Card

Good day! It's been rainy here in Oklahoma for the last couple of days, which we definitely needed. We don't have a lawn irrigation system, so I always welcome the rain. 🌧🌨🌧

Last week I started coloring this Newton's Rainy Day Trio image and then life happened and it just went unfinished. So, I sat down yesterday and did my best to finish the coloring. I decided to paper piece the umbrella because I wanted a pattern. The polka dot paper by Bo Bunny matched the purple kitties outfit which made me happy. For the background I used distress oxide inks on mixed media paper. Then the raindrops were made using a cutting plate I bought on clearance at Taylored Expressions. The sentiment was added using Jet Black StazOn ink and everything was adhered flat. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Cat Missing You - TMS #603

Hello! It's been sad around our house for the last few days, our 16 year old cat crossed the rainbow bridge on Friday. Our house doesn't feel the same without her and we miss her very much. So, this week I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch to make something for a scrapbook. It's the size of an A2 card, but there is no card base. To take advantage of the rainbows in the patterned paper I swapped the triangle corner. The design team has created some wonderful inspiration and we would love for you to join us this week. Click HERE for all the challenge details. Thanks for stopping by!

"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become it's visible soul." ~Jean Cocteau


Sketch #603:

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Floral Birthday Card - TMS #602


Oops... I've forgotten what day it is! With my hubby home healing from surgery and my chore load doubled I'm doing good to remember my name.  😊 So, here is a quick post to share my card for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch by Melissa Craig. It's a square card and mine is 5.25" square, although you could make it into an A2 card if you like. All the supplies used are by Stampin' Up! and they are all retired items. I bought the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley when it went on clearance and I finally decided to use it. The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. We would love for you to join us this week and share your take on the sketch. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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Sketch #602:

Monday, April 19, 2021

Congratulations Card

Good day! A teammate at Tuesday Morning Sketches used the mini slimline card sketch with flowers and I loved it. You can see her card HERE. So, I decided to break open the Everything is Rosy kit from Stampin' Up! (retired) and play with the sketch again. This Congratulations Card was made for my niece who won a title in our hometown beauty pageant. So, I wanted to make her something pretty. 🌸🌸🌸

Using the sketch made this card come together really quickly. The only stamping was the sentiment, so all I had to do was cut the paper and adhere the layers. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


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Friday, April 16, 2021

How Nice Card

Happy Friday! I have a quick post to share this Now Nice Card I made using the Inky Paws challenge colors to use: orange, yellow, green and white. I've also added a sentiment to play along at Creative Knockouts. The mouse image is from the Garden Mice stamp set and the little butterflies are from the Daffodils stamp set both by Newton's Nook. Copic markers were used to color the images and the coordinating dies were used to cut them out. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! πŸ¦‹

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sympathy Card with Trees

Good day! Today I'm sharing a Sympathy Card with Trees that I made using the No Better Words sentiment kit by Unity Stamps. The card is for a friend who lost her father, so I wanted to make a more masculine sympathy card. First I inked up a piece of white cardstock using Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks. Then I stamped the sentiment, trees and birds with Memento black ink. For the clouds I used Smokey Slate ink by Stampin' Up!. The inked panel was adhered to a retired piece of patterned paper by Stampin' Up! and then adhered to the plaid paper from the retired Plaid Tidings dsp by Stampin' Up!. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. So glad you dropped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. 

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mini Slimline Card - TMS #601

Hello! It's been a little crazy this past week at my house. My hubby had a total knee replacement last Monday and I've been taking care of him. Right now I'm feeling very sleep deprived and ready for things to get back to normal. πŸ₯±

This weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches is a break from the normal A2 card. It's a Mini Slimline Card sketch designed by me. The dimensions are 3.5" x 6". I do hope you will give it a try and join us this week. I'm giving away a prize of 6 colored mini slimline envelopes by Taylored Expressions to a random player. So, don't forget to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 


Sketch #601:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wild Card - TMS #600

Hello! I hope all is well in your world and I hope you're ready to play along with a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and I think you're really going to like it. My card was made in a hurry, so if you don't have a lot of time to craft this sketch is for you. You can find the sketch and the design team inspiration on the challenge blog HERE. We hope you will join us this week! 

The zebra image is from the Zany Zebra stamp set by Stampin' Up! (it's retiring soon) and it was lightly colored pink with Copic markers. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day. 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

OMG Card - TMS #599

Hello! Can you believe it's the last Tuesday of the month? March just flew by! I hope you will have time to play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch was designed by me and I would love to see how you use it! My card was made for my niece who is a junior in high school. She recently received a couple of leadership honors and a card was definitely needed. I used the fun OMG stamp set by Reverse Confetti along with the coordinating die. Her school colors are red, black and white, so I tried to stick as close to those colors as possible. I went through every paper pad I had until I found the star paper from an American Crafts paper pad called Little by Little (2016). It has extra colors, but I thought it worked well. 😊 The design team did a fantastic job and you can click HERE to see their work and all the challenge details. I hope you're inspired to join us this week and don't forget to link your card by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Sketch #599:

Monday, March 29, 2021

Simple Easter Cards


Good day! There was a lot going on this past month and I have successfully procrastinated on making my Easter Cards. Since time is now an issue, I'm making several Simple Easter Cards. A pretty floral patterned paper accented with coordinating polka dots along with a bold Happy Easter die cut by Reverse Confetti came together quickly. Then I decided to stamp the cute little rabbit from the Hop Into Spring stamp set by Reverse Confetti and used the coordinating die cuts. The little rabbit was centered above the sentiment and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!  

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Birthday Card - TMS #598


Hello! Are you ready to play along with another sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches? This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and we would love for you to give it a try. I ventured away from my creative process this week and did something a little different. Instead of picking patterned paper that I love to start my card, I picked a piece from a paper pad that I truly don't know why I bought. Then I found the gray polka dot border in a package that had been forgotten. I matched the cardstock and decided to use the Happy Birthday die. The final decision was what to do with the postage stamp element, I decided to use a subtle stamp with a coordinating ink color. That's it! This card is definitely different than most of my makes. The design team did a fantastic job! To view their designs and for all the challenge details click HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Sketch #598:

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Happy Easter Card


Hello and happy Sunday! This morning I woke up determined to make a card for the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge before it closes today. I was waiting for my Hop Into Spring stamp set by Reverse Confetti to arrive in the mail and I got it. So, I made this Happy Easter Card using the challenge sketch and large sentiment option. The Happy Easter die cut is also by Reverse Confetti and the tiny floral paper is from the Hoppy Easter paper pad by Doodlebug Design. Copic markers were used to color the images and they were die cut with the coordinating dies. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Bunny Thinking of You Card

Good day! It's been gloomy outside today, so I stayed in my craft room and played. This Bunny Thinking of You Card is what I made. It features the Dottie Bunny stamp set from Unity Stamps and it was colored pink with Copic markers (RV11 & RV32). The patterned papers are from the Shine On paper pad by Amy Tangerine (American Crafts/2018) and that's it. 

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Mouse St. Patrick's Day Card

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Did you wear green today? It's one of my favorite colors, so I always embrace the wearing of the green. Although that's about the extent of my St. Patrick's Day celebrating. I don't drink, so no green beer for me!☘☘☘

This afternoon I made this Mouse St. Patrick's Day Card using a digital image called Little Shamrock Mouse that I found at Whimsy Stamps. It was colored with Copic markers and then die cut with a stitched circle die. The green patterned papers are from the Lots O' Luck paper pad by Doodlebug Design (2018). The black and white polka dots help break up all the green and I decided to add a little bit of gold glitter paper for some sparkle. A sentiment was the final touch and everything was adhered flat. This card is entered into the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies March Anything with a Critter challenge and Crafty Gals Corner Make It Green challenge. Thanks for stopping by!☘

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Bunny Birthday Card - TMS #597

Hello! It's time to start another new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this weeks sketch was designed by me. The design team did a fantastic job with their inspirational cards and I know we would all love to see how you use the sketch. Click HERE for all the challenge details and design team inspiration. Just remember to link your card by 8 pm EST on Sunday.😊

This Bunny Birthday Card features an image by Reverse Confetti from the Party Pals stamp set. The image was colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Some fun patterned papers from the Echo Park Happy Birthday paper pad was used along with a tiny chevron paper from my scrap bin. The birthday sentiment is from the retired Avant-Garden stamp set by Stampin' Up! and three punched pink stars were added. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Sketch #597: 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Ninth Blogiversary

Hello crafty friends! Nine years ago today I started this blog and published my first post about Getting Started making handmade cards. My second post was a Floral Thank You Card that I made using basic supplies. Today I thought it would be fun to use the same patterned paper as that first card with some of my newer supplies. Thankfully I didn't have to dig too deep to find the floral paper by Basic Grey from the Green at Heart collection (2010). I paired it with a green gingham and followed a sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday for the layout. The butterfly is from the Monarchs stamp set by Newton's Nook and it was colored with Stampin' Blends markers in Flirty Flamingo and Rich Razzleberry. A thank you sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set was stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink both by Stampin' Up! and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. That's it! I'm thrilled you stopped by and if you want to share how long you've been making cards feel free to leave me a comment. Enjoy the rest of your day!😊

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Sketch TSOT 496:

Friday, March 12, 2021

Beautiful Day Card

Hooray for Friday! My hubby surprised me today and only worked half a day. So, we went to lunch and ran some errands. When we came home he decided to take a nap which gave me time to finish this Beautiful Day Card. It uses three of my favorite colors, Purple, Green and Yellow which are also the colors in the Inky Paws color challenge. Today is the last day to enter the Inky Paws challenge and I have been completely procrastinating. Finally, I decided to stop overthinking it and just make something. 😊

The stamps used are all by Newton's Nook and they include the Dainty Daisies and Monarchs stamp sets along with the coordinating die cuts. Copic markers were used to color the images. Some gingham grass was added and everything was adhered to a piece of  Spiffy Speckles paper by Lawn Fawn. That's it! I'm glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Tiny Miracles Card

Good day! I have a quick post to share my latest card. This Tiny Miracles Card features new butterfly goodies from Stampin' Up!. I love butterflies! The patterned paper is a new 6x6 dsp called Butterfly Bijou and it's pretty enough to be used alone if you wanted to just add a sentiment. I went through my scraps and found the stripe and the tiny miracles sentiment (Unity Stamps) that was already stamped on a piece of paper that kind of matches (it's definitely not perfect but I was crafting at night 😊). Then I stamped the butterfly from the new Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and colored it with Mango Melody Stampin' Blends. That's it! I'm entering this card at the Watercooler Wednesday All Things Feminine Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!