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!

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!

Online Card Class

So, as you know I’m a fan of card classes. I’ve taken a lot, some I’ve finished, some I’m still working on.

I recently signed up for the Spring Card Camp 2022 hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire as part of their Online Card Class Series. I really enjoyed this class and I learned a lot of techniques. There are a ton of classes on their website, something sure to tickle everyone’s fancy. I have a few more in mind once I get this one done and the cardstock one that I signed up for!

The class has since finished and I’m only on the third one, but that’s the great thing about it being online, one can go at their own pace as time allows.

So our first lesson was about Ink Lifting. A simple technique that has a lot of punch and one that I don’t do near enough (all of these classes really take your cards to the next level). We used stencils, heat embossing, distress inks and then some fun embellishing.

Here are the some cards I created for this class!

So for this one, I used a stencil from Vicki Boutin and some distress inks in some oranges and pinks. The butterflies and sentiment strip are from Brutus Monroe (which I got in a different online card class with SCT). I thought it would be fun to dip them in some gold embossing powder, which I’ve not done in forever!

The happy is from Stampin Up as well and I die cut it in white and then glued it to some vellum and cut it out. I added a few gold Nuevo Drops as well. I really like how this turned out.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Gals: Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

We Love to Create : Anything Goes Mixed Media

This is the other card I created with the challenge! I love the colors in this one. I used a stampin up stencil for the background. The Yippee is a die from my stash as is the sentiment strip, which was stamped, embossed and then die cut out. I punched out some leaves in some teal glitter paper to set it off and added a few pink enamel dots.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting Happiness: Anything Goes

Everybody Art Challenge: Glitter or pearls

Love to Scrap : Anything Goes

Dream Valley: Summer Colors

Simon Says Stamp: Bright and cheerful

That’s week 1. Very fun and some great techniques that just add a lot of visual interest in my cards I think. Stay tuned for more cards as I progress through this class!

Dragonfly Dreams: June

Happy Sunday one and all! Our new monthly challenge is underway over on the Dragonfly Dreams blog!

This month we are being sponsored by All Dressed Up Digital Stamps

Our theme is OUTSIDE! So let’s see the projects with an outdoor theme to them.

I’m using a digital stamp called Sight Seeing In Paris! I have been lucky enough to go to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower about 20 years ago. It was an event that was on my bucket list since I was about 6 and it was everything I thought it would be. I would love to be able to go back there again one day.

I used some DP from Crate Paper called Style Board. The image was colored with copics and my sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I hope you like the card and don’t forget to head on over to the blog to see the rest of the DT creations.

TMS #651

Well, if you have been over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, then you know this week’s new sketch is up!

I was playing around with some PinkFresh flower die cuts for my card!

The DP is just from my stash and the sentiment is a new one from my card class a couple of weeks ago! It’s also from PinkFresh and is from the Simplest Gestures stamp set. A little twine and some enamel dots from Your Next Stamp finish off this card!

The DT has some really great projects this week to highlight this sketch (don’t they always though!). I hope you will stop by and give them some love!

TMS #648

For those of you that haven’t been over yet, the new sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

You will be happy to know, that I didn’t use an SCT sampler this time! 🙂 I’ve had this image and sentiment on my desk for awhile now, given to me in a swap. I really wanted to use it up, so I went with it as the inspiration for the sketch.

I sent pretty simple with this sketch and kept pretty close to it. I colored the image with my copics and the paper is actually a paper pack I picked up from the dollar store. I loved all the leaves and plants in this one and thought it went well. The other sentiment was just from my jar and a few enamel dots and a fun card is ready to go.

Drop by the blog today to play along with us and don’t forget to the leave the rest of the DT some love too!

TMS #623

We are on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog today with a fun new sketch for you!

The Design Team really had fun with this one and so did I….It’s been awhile since I’ve done a slimline card!

I used Doodlebug bits and pieces that I’ve had left over from the Spring Garden collection to do this card and the sentiment that I put in the middle is a die from Crafty Addicts. I cut it out 3x from card stock and then layered them one on top of the other so that it would give me a bit of dimension against the background. I just added a few enamel dots to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the blog and give the rest of the DT some love and be sure to play along with us too!

TMS #608

Hello you! Hope you are enjoying sunshine where you are. We are finally getting some really nice weather here in Calgary! It’s going to be pretty warm this week.

I’m sharing the new sketch up at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog with you today.

So again using a lot of scraps from my box I created this fun card for you!

I ran with the sketch a little bit and added a cute little cow to go with my sentiment (which are from Sunny Studio). I went with a teal coloring with the copics just to give her a little bit more color to stand out and then just added a few enamel dots from Echo Park. Come by the blog and leave some love for the rest of the DT and do play along with our challenge! See you there!

Dragonfly Dreams

Hey everyone! I am really excited to announce that I am a member of the Dragonfly Dreams Design Team.

Today is our April Challenge! Our theme for you is Critters! You can create whatever you wish, as long as you have a critter on it!

Here’s my card for you this month!

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For this card I did a lot of mixing and matching! The DP is from Lawn Fawn, the image is Your Next Stamp and the little window is from Taylored Expressions! The enamel dots are from my stash. I did a little bit of ink blending behind the window.

I hope you will stop by the blog and check out the rest of the DT creations and also to play along with us!

TMS#594

Happy Tuesday All! We are off and running on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and here is this week’s new sketch.

Working again with my SCT sampler from I believe July 2018 I created this fun card with some Doodlebug pieces and papers in the sampler.

These are just too darn cute! I believe the sentiment is from Stampin up which I embossed with white onto black and then added in some enamel dots and some die cut circles from my stash.

I hope you like it and please come over to the blog and play along with us!