Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Happy Harvest Card

Hooray... Autumn/Fall has arrived!!! I've been counting down the days to cooler weather and we had a small front come through but the warmer weather is predicted to return. So, I will be patient and wait for the next cool front to arrive. 🍂

This Happy Harvest Card features two stamp sets by Lawn Fawn. The Happy Harvest stamp set and the Let's Go Nuts stamp set (squirrel). All images were stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. The blue sky was made using Tumbled Glass distress ink and the ink smooshing technique. A frame was die cut using a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper and an Avery Elle reverse pinked die. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping, although I may keep this one for myself. Well, that about sums it up. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Joy Owl Card - TMS #624

Good day! This time of year it can be hard to focus on one holiday. One day I feel like making something for Halloween, the next it's Christmas or possibly Thanksgiving. There is no method to my madness! So, this week I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge to create a pair of Christmas cards. I thought the sketch was perfect for the owl image by Pink & Main. Plus, when I designed this sketch the idea of using two pieces of 6 x 6 patterned paper was on my mind. The polka dot piece was cut at 4" and the red cut at 2", that gives you the opposite pieces leftover for a second A2 size card. We would love for you to join us this week! The design team created some wonderful inspiration with a variety of occasions. For all the challenge details and to see the design teams creations click HERE. Just remember to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!🎄

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Opposite card:

Sketch #624:

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Black Cat Halloween Card

Good day! So far I have about half the cards made for Halloween that I need to send to family and friends. I really enjoy using the Hey There Pumpkin stamp set by Unity Stamps. It's super easy to color and I like the size of the image. For this Black Cat Halloween Card I only used scrap patterned papers that were on my craft desk. It's really a simple card and I adhered everything flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🎃

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Bluebird Fall Card

Hello! I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of fall and the cooler weather. Only a few more days to wait!🍂

While in my craft room yesterday I knocked over a stack of paper and found a inky background paper I made with distress inks a few years back. So, I decided before I lose it again that I would use it. It's layered behind a birch tree die cut using a die from Simon Says Stamp (S655). The images are from the Garden Friends stamp set by Hello Bluebird, except for the leaves they were in my stash of extras. All the images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. A hello fall sentiment (retired Stampin' Up!) was added and I inked some antique linen distress ink around the edges. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!🍂

This Bluebird Fall Card is entered into the following challenges: CCEE Stampers (Use a Mushroom), Crafty Gals Corner (Hello Fall!), Creative Knockouts (Wings and Things or Furry Friends) and Simon Says Stamp (Lots of Layers).

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Glowing Spooky Card


Good day! I think Halloween cards that glow in the dark are extra fun. So, I cut out the Spooky word die with glow in the dark paper. This Glowing Spooky Card is a mini slimline design which is 3.5" x 6". The owl and the ghost images are from the retired stamp set by Newton's Nook called Boo Hoo. Using the flying bats stencil by Newton's Nook with black distress ink and gray cardstock for the background. A tombstone from the Halloween Party stamp set by Hello Bluebird was added along with some black die cut grass and that's it. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. This was a pretty easy card, so I plan on making multiples for family and friends. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!🦇

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fall Card - TMS #623


Hello! The official start to fall is only 8 days away. That makes me happy! To add another fall card to my stash, I used this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and I made my card a mini slimline design (3.5" x 6"). First, I picked out my paper from the Welcome Autumn paper pad by Carta Bella and then decided on the accent colors. After stamping and adhering my sentiment by Impression Obsession, I felt the card needed something else. Then I remembered these embossed leaves that have been in my stash of extras since 2016 when I made this Sympathy Card. It was time they made it onto a card and this was the perfect Fall Card for them. Some copper metallic thread was added and that's it. We would love for you to play along with the sketch this week. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🍂

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Spooky Card

Okay... it's not that spooky, but it's about as spooky as my cards get. Hope you're having a great day! The Inky Paws challenge is a Halloween theme and the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use stencils and my stencils get neglected. So, I decided to use the bats stencil by Newton's Nook to make this mini slimline Spooky Card (3.5" x 6"). The ghost image is also by Newton's Nook from the Boo Hoo stamp set (retired) and the headstone is from a Hello Bluebird set called Halloween Party. Some black die cut grass and a spooky word die from Simon Says Stamp and that's it. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!🦇

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Black Cat Card

Good day! I'm ready for fall to arrive because that means Halloween is soon to follow. Making cards for Halloween is one of my favorites. It must be the colors and black cats! 

This Black Cat Card features an image by Unity Stamps called Hey There Pumpkin and I paired it with black cat patterned paper from the Bootiful Nights paper pad by American Crafts (2016).  Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. 

Challenges entered: The Crafter's Cafe (Anything Goes), Two Old Bats (Anything Halloween) and Watercooler Wednesday (All About Occasions).

Thanks for stopping by!🎃

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Blooming Thanks Card - TMS #622

Hello! Recently I went through my stash and realized my thank you cards were getting low. So, I made this Blooming Thanks Card using this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The image is by Reverse Confetti and it's called Bowl of Blooms. Copic markers were used to color the image and then the coordinating dies used to cut it out. It's always fun to pick patterned papers and I liked the way the two shades of green look with the blue. We would love for you to join us this week and share how you used the sketch. The design team made a variety of inspiration and you can view their creation and find all the challenge details HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

This card is entered into the following challenges: Crafting Happiness (Anything Goes) and Simon Says (Stamp It).

Sketch #622:

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Second Hand Animals Card

Well... hello! Many of you know that I recently adopted an 11 year old cat from the shelter (to catch up on the story click HERE). After bringing him home it was apparent he was very sick. He spent 7 days at the veterinarian clinic and thankfully he is feeling much better. There is still some sneezing, so we can't introduce him to our other cats but with each passing day he improves. His former family surrendered him to the city shelter and the Tulsa Humane Society pulled him and placed him for adoption. To thank the Humane Society for giving him a second chance I made them this Second Hand Animals Card. The sentiment is from the Adopt Don't Shop Cats stamp set by Whimsy Stamps and the image is called Elsie and Butterflies by Wild Rose Studio. Copic markers were used to color the image and everything was adhered flat to patterned papers from the Bella paper pack by Wild Rose Studio. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day. 

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Look who feels better:

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Halloween Card - TMS #621

Good day crafty friends! The end of August has arrived and that means there is only two months until Halloween. I thought it would be fun to use this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for a Halloween Card. The sketch is designed by Debbie Foster and you can keep it simple like I did or jazz it up using your creative style. The design team has provided some terrific inspiration and you can see their designs along with and all the challenge details HERE. We hope you will join us this week! Just remember to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day. 🎃

Monday, August 30, 2021

Sunflower Perch Card

Hello! I have a quick post to share a card I made using the Sunflower Perch stamp by Stampendous!. It was a lot of fun coloring this image with Copic markers. The bird was colored to look like a House Finch, we have several that visit the feeders in our backyard. The sentiment stamp is by Jaded Blossom from the Birds of a Feather stamp set. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Sad News, New Cat and a Card


The past two weeks have been extremely hard! My best kitty friend passed away of a heart attack at home. One minute I'm feeding him treats and doing dishes, he runs off to the bedroom and then I heard a dreadful yelp. When I got to the bedroom he was unresponsive, we drove him to the emergency vet but nothing could be done, he was gone. He was my shadow and followed me around the house. At nine months old we adopted Mr. Dickens and then we found out he had a heart condition. He got all the best vet care along with yearly heart ultrasounds and bloodwork. His last visit was two months ago and everything looked good. We were hopeful we still had many more years with him, he had just turned 8 years old in July. His passing was so traumatic on us and our other cats. Now my heart is broken and my house feels so empty!💔 

For a long time I've felt a tug to help senior cats. The passing of Mr. Dickens sent me on a search for a senior cat to help. I found an 18 year old female cat that was at the shelter because her owner went into a memory care facility. I put in my application to adopt her, but she was adopted by a lady who specializes in helping senior cats. I was just thrilled she was no longer in the shelter! While I was at the shelter the staff recommended an 11 year old male that was surrendered by his family because they wanted a kitten (don't get me started on how mad this makes me). When I picked him up he immediately rubbed my face with his head. He is such a sweetie, but the poor guy smelt like a litter box! He didn't deserve to be in the shelter, so my hubby and I agreed we needed to help him. His name is Tommy and since his adoption he has been very sick. He has been home a couple of times but has spent 6 days at the veterinarian. Cats do not like change and all the stress gave him an awful upper respiratory infection. He is doing better and hopefully he will be fully recovered soon. My heart is still broken and will be for a long time, but it now has another purpose of helping Tommy get better. I may have jumped into helping another cat a little too soon after losing Mr. Dickens, but for Tommy we came along at the purr-fect time.   

Now onto the card I made for our veterinarians to thank them for taking care of Tommy. It features stamps from the Newton's Sick Day stamp set by Newton's Nook and the images were colored with Copic markers. The patterned papers are from the It's A Party paper pad by Pink & Main. The design is simple and one I use a lot for quick cards. Well, that's it. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

First Bloom Card - TMS #620

Good day! It's Tuesday again and the start of a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and the design team created some fabulous inspiration to share with you. Click HERE for all the inspiration and challenge details. Just remember to link your creation by 8 pm EST on Sunday. 😊

The image I decided to use was purchased several years ago, but I had never inked it up. It's called First Bloom Window by Art Impressions. Copic markers were used to color the image and then I selected my papers to coordinate. Since the image has a sentiment I added a row of flowers where the sentiment was indicated. Everything was adhered flat for easy shipping and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Posies Card - TMS #619

Hello! Can you believe it's the middle of August already? The days just keep flying by. It's nice to have a few consistent events to look forward too and making my card for Tuesday Morning Sketches is one of them. I hope you look forward to Tuesday! When I first saw this weeks sketch designed by Melissa Craig I immediately thought about the Picked Posies stamp set by Taylored Expressions. It's one of my newer purchases, so I was a little eager to ink it up. The design team has provided some wonderful inspiration. For all the challenge details and to view the design team inspiration click HERE. We hope you will be inspired to play along. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Chickadee Card - TMS #618

Hello! This week the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches is super simple and perfect for a quick card. When I started making this Chickadee Card I knew I wanted to use the stitched peek-a-boo window die by My Favorite Things. The Chickadee image had already been colored and I liked the way it looked over the window (from the Spring Birds stamp set by Simon Says Stamp). After going through several sentiments I decided to use the One Day at a Time by Verve Stamps and that's it. 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!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Pumpkin Night Card

Good day! Halloween is only 88 days away. Still plenty of time to make Halloween Cards. Since I tend to procrastinate, I'm starting early this year. I usually make about a dozen cards to send to family and friends. Maybe I'll send a few more cards this year and spread a little more Halloween happiness. 🎃

This Pumpkin Night Card features an image by Stampendous! called Pumpkin Night and it was colored with Copic markers. The Happy Halloween sentiment is from a retired stamp set by Stampin' Up! called Spooky Sweets. Glossy accents were added to all the eyes and clear Wink of Stella was used on the stars. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Challenges entered: Addicted to Stamps (Make Your Mark), Two Old Bats Halloween (Anything Halloween) and Unicorn (Anything Goes).

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Floral Hello Card - TMS #617

Hello! It seems I forgot what day it was, sometimes my mind pretends it's on a permanent weekend. Anyway, here is my card for this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. This weeks sketch was designed by me and it plays with circles. We would love for you to join us this week. The design team created some wonderful inspiration for you. For their inspiration and all the challenge details click HERE. I hope you have time to play along!

This Floral Hello Card features a Unity Stamp called Be Joyful. Copic markers were used to color the image. The patterned paper is from the Dive into Summer paper pad by Echo Park. A little blue butterfly and the hello die cut sentiment were added and that's it. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Golden Anniversary Card

Good day! Last week my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary. Not many couples make it to this milestone. To recognize their special day I made them this Golden Anniversary Card. It's a very simple design utilizing the pretty golden heart patterned paper by My Mind's Eye from the Yes, Please paper pad. The Happy Anniversary sentiment and 50 were heat embossed with gold embossing powder. That's it! A simple and easy card. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Christmas Critter Card

Hello! The month of July is almost over and I finally made this Christmas Critter Card for a few Christmas challenges. At the beginning of the month I intended on making several Christmas cards, but I just couldn't get motivated. So, I guess one card is better than none. 😊

This Christmas Critter Card features images from Hello Bluebird. Every image except the bunny is from the Christmas is Coming stamp set and the bunny is from the O Christmas Tree stamp set. Copic markers were used to color the images and the coordinating dies used to cut them out. Everything was adhered flat onto a piece of snowflake paper from the Winter Market paper pad by Carta Bella. Well, that's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Feel Better Card - TMS #616

Can you believe it's the last Tuesday of July? Time keeps flying by! I hope you're ready to join us for another sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The sketch was designed by Debbie Foster and the design team created a variety of inspiration. To see the sketch and for all the challenge details click HERE. I hope you feel inspired to play along. 

Lately, I've needed several feel better/get well cards and my stash is very low. So, I made this Feel Better Card using a sentiment stamp by Stampendous! and patterned paper (bandaids) by Doodlebug Design from the So Much Pun paper pad. To keep the banner element of the sketch I moved it behind the sentiment and that's it. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Wild Day Card

Hello and happy Wednesday! It always takes awhile for new products to arrive with the slower shipping times, but my new Lawn Fawn order finally arrived. So, I made this Wild Day Card using the Toucan Do It stamp set. All images were stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. The polka dot paper is from the new Watercolor Wishes petite paper pack. This card is one I'll probably never give away, I just love it and it took forever to make. 😊 Maybe, someday, I'll make a duplicate to give away. Do you keep your favorite cards? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dragonfly Card - TMS #615


Good day! This month is flying by and it's Tuesday again which means we are starting a new sketch challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I hope you will have time to play along this week. For all the challenge details and design team inspiration click HERE. For my Dragonfly Card I used some new and old supplies all by Stampin' Up!. This card was made for my grandmother, she is in a memory care facility and I don't get to see her very often. Hopefully she likes the colors and dragonfly. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 😊

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Deer To Me Card - TMS #614

Well, it's Tuesday again and that means we are sharing a different sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This weeks sketch is designed by Melissa Craig and it's just waiting for you to give it a try. I created a scene for this Deer To Me Card using cute critters from several Hello Bluebird stamp sets. The images were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with their coordinating dies. 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 your day.

Challenges entered: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (Anyting with Critters), Crafting Happiness (Anything Goes) and Creative Knockouts (Something to Say). 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sending Love Card - TMS #613

Hello! I hope you're doing well and ready to play along with this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. The sketch was designed by me and I had squares on the brain that day. It's a great sketch to use paper scraps or try some fun ink techniques like Debbie did on her card (click here). Don't get stressed about the size of the squares, just give it a try and link your creation to the challenge by 8 pm EST on Sunday. For all the design team inspiration and challenge details click HERE. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

This Sending Love Card is entered into the All Things Feminine challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Big Hugs Card

Good day crafty friends! My hubby went back to work a couple of weeks ago after having knee replacement surgery. I thought I would feel more creative once he went back to work, but I didn't. So, I binge watched the entire tv series of Covert Affairs. When I found the show on the Peacock streaming channel it said there was only 27 days to watch for free, so I took them up on this challenge and watched the entire series (5 seasons) in 27 days. I had never binge watched a show to this extent before, but at the end of each episode I wanted to watch the next one. Now, I'm done and I can get back to making cards.😊 

This Big Hugs Card was made using products by Lawn Fawn. I love the sending big hugs die and was inspired by a card made by Audrey Tokach. The images were colored with Copic markers and everything was adhered flat for easy shipping. I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes) and the Cute Card Thursday Challenge (Anything Goes). Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Hippo Hello Card - TMS #612

Hello! Today I have a quick post to share my card for this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. As you can see, I was in a purple mood. The cute Hippo image is from Gerda Steiner and it was colored with Copic markers. A tiny floral background paper by Doodlebug Design was used along with a striped paper for the angled detail. The image was matted to a piece of yellow cardstock that was cut with Fiskars deckle scissors. Everything was adhered flat and the die cut hello finished this Hippo Hello 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! 😊 

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: