MTCC #67

Happy Wednesday everyone! Have a look on the Make the Cards Challenge blog…did you see our newest theme?

I know my friends south of us will be celebrating their Thanksgiving this month so it’s only fitting that our theme be thankful!

I’ve been playing with this Carta Bella autumn sticker book. I just love it, so I thought I would use some of the stickers along with some paper from Simple Stories’ Autumn Splendor!

I hope you like it, and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog!

TMS # 682

Hey there!

I have a great sketch to share with you from the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog!

This is a really great sketch to use up your little scrap pieces that you just can’t bear to let go of! I created cute little autumn like card.

The scraps are from my box and the shadow die set is from my stash as well….see! perfect for bits and bobs right!

I hope you will stop by the TMS blog and see what the rest of the DT has created! Come play along with us !

#469 UYS

Sorry it’s been awhile everyone. I’ve been so busy getting situated in my new job and then I took another part time job so not a whole lot of free time at the moment. I hope to settle into a routine soon and then squeeze in my crafting time on a regular basis!

Ok, so. New challenge at Use Your Stuff.theme is die cuts! I’d be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t have one or two die cuts of something in your stash…could be an image, a shape, a word sentiment ….

Now I was at a crop last month and I did a make and take with these gorgeous 3D die cuts! I’m using a autumn one but I did end up buying some Christmas ones to use on future projects. They are from Hearty Crafts and I just love them!

So the background is just some watercoloring with inks and then the sentiment is from my stash as well as the Nuevo Drops. That 3D die cut is fabulous isn’t it!

Now the DT has some great projects on the blog for you to check out and we want you to play along with us too! Show us what die cuts you have hanging around your desk right now and make something from it!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

TMS #675

Are you ready for this week’s challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches?

We’ve got an easy sketch but a twist this go round is to add an animal to it!

I found a Simple Stories fall collection in one of my boxes and I thought that this little hedgehog was adorable. So I used some of the stickers from the sheet to go with it for that little blue border and the sentiment. I also added just a few enamel dots for a little bit of color.

Make sure you head to the blog to play along with us this week. Can’t wait to see what critters you have for us to see!

Dragonfly Dreams: September

Yep. It’s here. September. Soon to be Autumn. Soon to be Pumpkin Spice Season. **sigh** I am not ready to let go of summer yet.

Our newest challenge is up at Dragonfly Dreams and our theme is Birthday!

We have a new sponsor with us for this one. A lovely designer out of the UK named Lauren Waterworth. I am using a stamp called Birthday Cupcake from her shop on craftsuprint.com

I’m not sure why I went with a Halloween theme for this card. I just had this idea in my head to do Halloween cupcakes!

I printed off three of the cupcakes and colored them with my copics. I then added some stickles & Nuevo Drop to look like sprinkles. I decided to go with a slimline so that I could have enough room for all 3 of my cupcakes. I think that this is an older Echo Park line. I added just a bit of black glimmer paper in behind and of course some enamel dots. I just printed the sentiment off on my computer and I still felt it needed something to give it more of that Halloween theme, so I went with some little silver spiderwebs.

Head on over to the blog…the Design Team has some really great projects for you to check out! Be sure to play along with us this month too!

TMS #674

Check out this lovely sketch for this week’s challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

So I’m jumping on the autumn/Christmas bandwagon here and created a fall themed card, even though I’m desperately trying to hold onto the last remnants of summer!

I started out with the paper. I received it in a swap and thought it was really nice and so I used that to inspire my card. I added a strip of gold glitter paper from my stash and then the tree is from a cricut die cut that I did awhile ago and sits in my fall box. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, and then some enamel dots from my stash to finish it off. I also added a layer of brown twine just for something extra.

Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT and be sure to play along with us! We can’t wait to see what you create!

TMS #667

Hey Gang! Mosey on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog where you will find this week’s awesome sketch and a spot to enter your creation!

This sketch shows circles but really, you could use any shape that you wanted to for that element!

Blew the dust off of my flowers and brads for this one! I also can’t remember the last time I used some ribbon on a project either! I am almost done working through the Harvest Delight Collection from Creative Memories that was in my October 2019 SCT sampler. I used a punch for the leaves and the flowers and brads were just from my stash. A quick and easy card from a perfect sketch! Come play along with us!

TMS: 663

Hey everyone! Thanks for your patience! It’s been a busy 10 days! We had to get a new hard drive for the computer and so I lost a lot of programs, pictures and apps that I use for my crafting. 😦

It’s also been the last week or so of school for my son, not to mention planning his 13th birthday on the 4th of July and then work being busy. So ya, not a lot of crafting time really over the last little bit.

I hope to get some stuff done in the next few days as I’m going away from the 30th to the 3rd for my son’s birthday.

On to this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Full disclosure, I found this one a bit tricky with that triangle and it took me a couple of tries, but I figured it out!

Here’s what I have for you!

Using my October 2019 SCT sampler, I picked out some papers and embellishments I got of the Creative Memories Harvest Delight collection. I really loved the colors in this collection and those pretty flowers.

My sampler had some sentiment cards in it, so it was perfect for this big focal point of the card.

The design team has some amazing projects for you (again!) to check out using this sketch. Drop by the blog and leave them some love. We hope you will play along with us too!

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!

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!