TMS # 641

Sorry for the late posting today! My son got braces yesterday and they are really causing him some problems so I’ve been trying to get him sorted with that.

OK…new week, new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches! It’s Melissa’s turn and this is her sketch!

This was my card last year:

Today I have this one!

I used some papers from XOXO and My Funny Valentine from American Crafts. I used a fun sticker from Recollections. I added some enamel dots from my stash to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the blog to see all the great projects that the team has for you.

TMS # 639 Debbie’s Favorite

Another favorite sketch of mine is up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog! I think this is such a great one!

I used up the last little bit of my May SCT 2019 Sampler for this card. I only had a few bits of paper left (although a lot of embellishments). It’s the Kaleidoscope collection by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts.

It’s a pretty bold pattern on the right, so I paired it with a more subtle solid on the left. The flower is from the collection as are the leaves. I added a Paper Smooches sentiment and just a few bling from my stash.

A simple card, but perfect to say hello to a friend! Come on over to the blog and see how the rest of the DT made this sketch work this time around!

Last time, I did another Doodlebug card! With I’m sure some items from a Sampler! LOL

CCC- Ribbon or Twine

Sorry everyone! This post is late!

Our January theme is on the blog for Christmas Craft Creations and you just need to head over to play along….what is the challenge you ask??

This month’s prize is a brand new Cozy Christmas stamp set, generously donated by Boryana. The prize winner will be picked randomly from among those entrants who have followed all the rules. Rules are in the side bar of the blog if you need a refresher.

Here is my card!

The paper is from my stash christmas box. The sentiment and the cute little cozy cups are from Lawn Fawn’s Love you a Latte collection. The red twine that I used for this one is from American Crafts. I cut the die cut ovals with one of my faves, my good ol’ CC Designs Oval die. a cute little card to send to someone on a cold day.

Now head on over to the blog and get in on this month’s challenge to win that great prize and also to see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

TMS#589 Debi’s Favorite

Hey Everyone! This week we are working with Debi’s favorite sketch on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog! which is this fun Tall & Skinny one from March 10th!

This is what I came up with for this go round.

I used the Echo Park COFFEE collection to do this card. I really wanted to finish the paper pack and had just enough, although I still have a lot of the frames/tags and die cuts left over for some other projects. I also added some American Craft cording to the tag.

Now time to head on over to the blog to see the rest of the great DT creations!

SCT Sampler March 2018

Ya so. I am so far behind in my Samplers, I took a year off and then well, I missed them so I started up again. Slowly I am trying to go through my old stock.

Here are a couple cards that I made using some of the My Mind’s Eye Good Vibes collection. This was a bit of a challenge for me, I’m not sure if it was the icons or the colors but I wasn’t sure what to create.

Gina K recently did a FB live using the August 2020 sampler and then some of her new Master Layout dies and so I took my inspiration from that. Here’s a link to her dies! I think you have to join the SCT Sampler FB page to see the actual video.

I used some of the DP and one of my die sets (sorry I can’t remember which one it was) then I backed the die cut with some black and popped it up. The sentiment is actually from Taylored Expressions I believe. The sequins are from my stash.

Then there is this one

Again using that same die set, I cut out some of the DP paper and just backed it on the black cardstock. The focal is a 3×4 card that came with it and I added a stamped sentiment from Mama Elephant that I have been wanting to use for while. I just added a few enamel dots to finish it off.

I hope you like these! If you are interested in purchasing your own SCT Sampler subscription from Scrapbook & Cards Today, you can find all the information here:

Honestly, this is a great way to get a snippet of all the up and coming new product on the market to see if it is something that you want to buy more of. There’s always always such fun things like stamp sets, dies, etc…it’s always a fun surprise every month! Just as an example in this particular sampler, besides all the really great paper, there was also a Lawn Fawn die set, a die From Spellbinders and some Sticky Dots from Therm O Web, tags from American Crafts and some great cardstock from My Colors Cardstock! Crazy right!

You Are Simply Fabulous

Hello my peeps!  I’m sharing a card that I created for the Festive Friday Challenge this week.

So you take a minimum of 3 items from the list and use it on your project!  I love stuff like this!

Here’s what I’ve got.

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I really love how this turned out.  I’m trying to incorporate more mixed media into my projects so I thought this was a great start.

The three I picked were: ice cream, watercolor and pattern (polka dots).  I used some distress oxide inks for the water colored background and then I cut the ice cream cones out of some left over Dear Lizzy paper that I have had for AGES!  The polka dot piece is just a scrap and then I finished it off with some enamel dots from my stash and a Taylored Expressions sentiment strip that I cut in half.  I hope you like it!

 

TMS #554

Hey there!  Still with me….  Does this quarantine feel like it’s going on forever??  I must say though, I’ve done more crafting during this quarantine than I probably have done all last year! Nuts!

OK….our Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge is up!  Here it is!

This is a nice one!  Lots to work with!  I went pretty simple for mine and just used some scraps I had in my box and a sentiment from my jar.  The flower is just from a pack of die cuts that I opened up last week and had sitting on my desk.  There is nothing fancy about this card but I love the simplicity of it and it’s a perfect sketch for feminine/masculine and any occasion.  Make it your own!  Remember a sketch is a recipe not a rule book….

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Remember to hop over to the blog to play along and also to see the other great projects from the Design Team to inspire you!

 

KBD- Spotlight

Happy Sunday everyone!  We are well in January now and I hope that it is starting off great for you.

It’s my spotlight day on the Kitty Bee Designs blog, and I decided to make a fun Valentine’s day card with the cute Sushi Buddies, which can be found in the store here. 

 

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I used the papers from a couple of DP’s I got last year in a swap – Pebbles My Funny Valentine and also My American Crafts xoxo.  I also pulled out a fun heart doily from my stash.

I colored the images with my copics, and the sentiment I just printed out on my computer.  I also added a simple heart brad and few small gems to finish it off.  I hope you like it!  Don’t forget to stop by the Kitty Bee blog to play along in our current challenge.

 

 

 

Thinking of fall

Hello!

 

Our sponsor this week for Penny’s is Paper Creator  (the winner this week gets a £10 credit to the store)  and I just knew I wanted to use this fun image!Noah's Autumn Leaves

 

I don’t have a lot of fall/autumn images and Noah is just too darn cute.  I also knew that I had some fun autumn DP in my stash that I received in a swap that I really wanted to use with it! Now this image is pre-colored because we all know my coloring skills leave a lot to be desired.

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The sentiment is from a bunch of new goodies I received from Vicki Boutin.  They are from her fun line with American Crafts.  I punched out some maple leaves with my punch out of some of the DP and cardstock.   I also had a little yellow leaf that I got in a swap ages ago.

I hope you like the card and be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you.

Use Your Stuff – Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the SUMMER FUN blog hop at Use Your Stuff
Summer is just about here and the ladies of Use Your Stuff are excited and wanting to share some hot summer projects using our stash! We hope that these projects inspire you to create your own fun summer scrapping projects!
The Blog Hop will run from May 29th until June 4th. You have all week to hop along and see what we have created for you.
Hop along with us for a chance to win this great prize pack:
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Here are the rules for the hop
1. You must leave a comment on each Design Team members blog as well as the UYS blog
2. You have from May 29th until June 4th 8pm EST to enter. Winner will be announced on June 6th on the blog.
3. Create and link up your own summer project for an additional chance to win using the link on the blog.
4. International scrappers welcome.

 

Hi!  Welcome to my part in the UYS summer blog hop…you should have arrived from   Christine’s blog.  If you haven’t you can go back to the start of the hop on the UYS blog so you don’t forget anyone….all the links are at the bottom of this post too, just in case you get lost!

I love summer!  Here in Calgary, in my house anyway, summer means camping and a lot of time outdoors.  We have a lot of winter here in Canada..sometimes up to 8 or 9 months of it, so when that warm weather hits, you know we are outside!

Summer always makes me think of fun, bright colors. Everything seems so much more vibrant and alive!  So for my project, I wanted to share with you some embellishments that I made in a class I took at Crop & Create with Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine.   The class was hosted by one of my crafting idols Vicki Boutin!  We were using her new line of products from American Crafts and they are just so fun…there are stickers and water color stickers, die cuts, crayons and oh so much more!  These embellishments are made with fun, vibrant uses of color.  They give you the happy feeling inside and that’s what summer is all about!  Happy happy fun fun!! 🙂

We were learning to just have fun and create layers and textures to make some knock out embellishments.  Don’t throw away those scraps…instead, grab them along with some adhesive, some pop dots and whatever little bits and bobs you might have around and create some amazing embellishments while you binge watch your favorite shows!

 

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I hope you enjoy these and I hope you will create some of your own to use on some great layouts or cards. Now you are off to Majo’s blog  to see what great summer fun she has for you but the list is below just in case you lose your way!