TMS #640

Hello you! Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge!

Debi is up next with her favorite sketch from the last year

My card from last year looked like this

For this new challenge I combined it with with a challenge I was doing for Splitcoast Stampers… I had to create a card A is for ……..

I was fishing around in my Cricut for a die cut for something else can came across this little guy! He’s an Axylotl and I thought he was adorable and makes me smile.

So that’s me for today! Head on over to the TMS blog and see the awesome cards that the rest of the team came up with for you!

CCC: November

Hey there! I’m here with your mid month reminder for the Christmas Craft Creations blog!

Our theme this month is to make a fun fold project! Now I will be the first to admit that fun folds are not my forte! I do however, have a couple of Sizzix die sets that do the job for me, as is the case with this card!

I paired it with some Simple Stories Christmas paper from 2014 called Snow Fun! Yikes! I’ve got so much Christmas stuff, I forget sometimes how long I’ve had it! I don’t use this die set that much, and I have another similar but it is kind of fun! You just cut out all the pieces and put them together…easy peasy!

Make sure you stop by the blog and enter into this month’s challenge! The DT has some great projects for you too!

The little sticker was just from my stash but it fit perfectly for this card and those fun snowflakes.

2 Old Bats: September

Welcome everyone to this month’s new challenge for 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge. Can you believe we are in September already!

As always, our challenge is anything goes and each month we give you an inspiration piece to get you started.

Here’s what I created for you

I was really inspired by those skeleton heads! I was actually going to go black and white and then I decided to add a little gold in there just because. The image is from a Tim Holtz halloween collection that I have and I went over it with some distress ink. The paper is from recollections. I die cut a piece of gold foil paper and then did a bit of gold embossing for my sentiment. I really like how this turned out.

Be sure to stop by the blog and see the great creations that the rest of the DT has done and be sure to play along with us with your own Halloween inspired project!

Paper Hugs

Hey there. I have a cute card for you today that I am sending across to Italy to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Using some Jillibean Soup Garden Harvest paper and a small piece from my scraps, I created this one using the Sketch Saturday sketch. I used a Paper Hugs sentiment from Crafty Addicts which I love. I also did some fussy cutting of the flowers in one of the papers. This is a great trick if you don’t have a lot of matching embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by.

Entered into these challenges:

Sketch Saturday: Use Sketch provided

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Use a Critter (butterflies)

The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge: Anything Goes

Girlz Creative Crafts: Butterflies

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with a Die

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters: Anything Goes

UYS #427 Summer Fun

Hello one and all! Summer is in full swing right now and so is our new challenge at Use Your Stuff...our theme is Summer Fun!! Create a project that screams summer fun to you!

I created this fun card to celebrate a Summer birthday!~

I love pairing the Echo Park plaids and the Doodlebug stickers together as you can see and I also used a fun new die from Craft Addicts for all the squares. I replaced some of the missing black ones with the plaid paper to add some color.

So be sure to head to the blog and play along with us for our challenge!

New DT!

Hey everyone! I’m really excited to be a new designer for the ‘There’s a Stamp for That’ Design Team! TASFT can be found on facebook and each month we have a fun challenge with 3 different aspects that you can add to your project.

I’m really excited to bring you my inspiration piece for this month’s challenge! You get a few different themes to choose from for challenge #23 (Frogs, Paper Piecing or Freshly Made Sketches #458–used with permission. ) I decided to go with the frogs, because well why not! Some of the frog stamps out there are adorable as I’m sure you have already seen so far!

My stamp is one of the free ones that you sometimes get when you buy the magazines from the UK or Australia! It came with a fun stamp set, a stencil and a die! I love this little guy. I paired him with some Doodlebug and Echo Park papers and some twine from my stash. I colored him with copics and added a little white gelly pen for some added interest. A few enamel dots and voila! good to go!

Head on over to Facebook, join the group and play along in our challenges! We can’t wait to see what inspires you!

TMS # 604

Hello! Hello! Hello! Here we are again on the first Tuesday of May! We have our latest sketch on board for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Let me show you what I’ve got for you!

I used just a recollections pack of black and white paper! I’ve had it for several years and it’s pretty thick but I’ve barely used it. I also added some blue glitter paper from my stash and I finally cracked open my Ink Road Stamps “Day Pajamas” which I bought last year but never used it. I kept it black and white with a pop of color and unfortunately you can’t see it, but I’ve lightly outlined the toilet paper with my Copic 0002.

I like how this turned out and I also did a different orientation of it and instead of the glitter oval I just went with black and white.

Be sure to stop by the blog today and see the rest of the great projects our Design Team has created with this wonderful sketch. We can’t wait to see what you create with it!

Stamping with CTMH

Today’s second class was with Jill Broadbent of Close To My Heart and we learned some fun new stamping techniques. This is a really pretty stamp and die set that we were gifted with! It’s very spring like isn’t it!

These cards were super easy to make but with the extra time spent in the stamping, it really sets them off!

Entered into these challenges:

Craft Rocket Challenge: Use Dies and/or Spring

Moving Along with The Times: Spring is Coming

Allsorts Challenge: Spring Flowers

Daring Cardmakers: Spring Things

Brighten Your Day

Cathy Z’s YouTube class tonight was using our exclusive stamp/die set with fun rainbows and clouds. I can’t believe I don’t own a rainbow set already!

My card is a bit of a variation on the one Cathy did but I love how it turned out. I again used some of the paper from the Heidi Swapp paper pack and ran it through a Darice cloud embossing folder. It was fun to cut out the pieces of the rainbow. The hearts came with the set as well which are a lovely little accent.

Fun with Foil

One of our first cards today for the Crop and Create Delivered Card Class this weekend with Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine was this fun deco foil card using some goodies we received from Therm-O-Web. I’ve never used foil before so I was quite looking forward to it. I bought a new laminator off of Amazon to use for the foil. I am going to be trying some duo gel & stencils from Therm-O-Web later down the road but that is for another day.

My foil was called Glass Slipper. Love this color. The sentiment was just from my stash but you can see just how pretty the foil is. I will definitely be using more of it!