TMS #627

It’s Tuesday so you have got to be here for this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

It’s a great sketch for quick and easy cards that you can do in no time at all and with minimal supplies!

I did a Doodlebug class with Vicki Boutin last weekend for my Crop & Create event and I had some pieces left over. This card sketch is perfect for little bits! If you had one piece of double sided paper and some cardstock, a couple of embellishments and you could make a lovely card.

Grab what’s on your table, head over to the blog and show us what you can create!

TMS # 626

October folks. It’s loud and proud and showing us that the final 3rd of the year is here! Yikes!

This is the sketch that we are working with this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I just felt like doing a Halloween card, even though I don’t really send them out that much!

The stamp is from Stampin Up and the paper is Echo Park. I did a little ink blending so that white wasn’t so stark.

Head on over to the blog and see the great DT projects for this week’s sketch!

UYS/ Double Trouble Collaboration

Hi all!

We are a week early with the Use Your Stuff challenge as we are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenges as well! Our theme at Use Your Stuff is Fall/Autumn and it falls right in line with their challenges, so if you are entering ours, be sure to enter theirs too!

This is a card that I created as part of my Crop & Create Cardmaking weekend hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. The leaves and pumpkin are dies from Simon Says Stamp and I created them using some tear tape from ThermoWeb and some glitter. I covered the cardstock with the tear tap and then spread the glitter on it and then die cut! I can’t even remember the last time I used glitter. I used a leafy embossing folder from I believe Cuttlebug and then just some enamel dots from my stash. The THANKS sentiment die is a tried and true one from I believe Scrapbook.com and you have seen me use it many times before.

We hope to see you play along with both Use Your Stuff and Double Trouble for this challenge!

Dragonfly Dreams: In the Pink

Hello and Welcome. Today is our challenge on the Dragonfly Dreams blog. Our theme is Pink! Let’s create a project that focuses on pink.

Now Pink is not really my forte but I did create this fun doodlebug card using the spring garden collection.

This is just a simple layered card but lots of pink in it.

We hope you will swing by the blog and play along with us!

2 Old Bats: October

Hey everyone! It’s October! It’s the Halloween month and we have a great inspiration piece for you this month on the 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge blog!

Ok, so I had these wooden pumpkins in my box and thought that I would take a stab at them!

I was inspired by the black & white pumpkins in this pic as well as the gingham pattern.

Here’s what became of them:

Now I did the one on the right first. I used the Tim Holtz Mica Stain in the Empty Tomb and then went over it with my Simple Stories Gingham stencil and some Nuevo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. This actually didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. The empty tomb was a bit too light and the moonstone actually had a bit of a blue tinge to it.

For the second one, I sprayed it first in the Black Soot Spray stain and then using the stencil again, I went over it with the Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste in the Snowfall from the Christmas collection. Again, going with the idea of using these holiday products for their colors not their collections. This got me a bit closer to what I had envisioned but I think just some good old fashioned white textured paste probably would have done the trick and got me that stark white that I wanted!

I did want it to be a bit rustic which is why you can see the small bits of the paste. I didn’t want them to be totally smooth.

Now it’s time to head on over to the blog and see all the great inspiration that the DT has drawn from this picture…what will you create??

Crop & Create Delivered Online

This weekend I am doing the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s Crop & Create Delivered Card Class. It’s 3 days of classes led by some amazing talent in the industry, learning new techniques, play with new products and just having fun.

The first card we did today, is from Becky Moore using an exclusive stamp/die set from Photoplay Paper’s Say it With Stamps.

For this class we created our own stencil using the die cut as a template and then using some inks (I used Stamp Market Peachy and Mossy and Gathered Twigs distress ink). The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Festive Fall mi.

C’mon back tomorrow for a bunch more examples of our cards for this weekend!

CCCB: October

Welcome one and all! Today is our new monthly challenge for Critter Crazy Challenges which is the new name for 2 Crafty Critters!

As always, our challenges are always anything goes, as long as there is a critter prominent in the project!

Here’s a look at my project!

I really love this O Canada paper from Photoplay Paper, so any chance I get to use it I will. 🙂 It’s a simple design and I cut the moose out from the cover paper! I really liked the look of him. The glitter enamel dots are just from my stash.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to head over to the blog to play along and to see the great inspiration from the rest of the DT!.

TMS #625

Hello all! Here we go with our last sketch of September 2021, over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

I was in my die box and looking for one die when I came across this Spellbinders Build a Wreath die that I think I may have used 1 time several years ago and so I really wanted to give it another shot!

I just diecut the leaves out of a bunch of autumn colors and then just started building it up. Some I popped up using dimensionals and then added a few little enamel dots around. The grateful sentiment is from I think Scrapbook.com I believe the background paper is from Doodlebug and then I went over it with some ground espresso distress ink and distressed the edges.

C’mon over to the blog and join in this fun sketch with us!

CCC: September

Hey everyone! I’m here to remind you that our sketch challenge at Christmas Craft Creations is going strong and you still have time to enter!

We have a prize for you this month as well!

This month’s prize is Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad stamp set (pictured above). The prize winner will be picked randomly from among those entrants who have followed all the rules. Rules are in the side bar on the blog if you need a refresher.

I’ve had this owl paper for a long time and I had these little winter owl stickers and I thought they would pair so well together!

The design team has some amazing project inspiration for you on the blog so be sure to check it out and leave them some love!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!