MTCC #65

It’s getting spooky on the Make the Cards Challenge blog today! Our new theme is up, and you guessed it —HALLOWEEN is what we are going with!

I was just using some bits and pieces from my Halloween box for this one. I knew I wanted to use that NEVERMORE tag as my focal point. So I just started grabbing bits and bobs that I thought would layer well for work with the card. I really like how this turned out!

The DT has put together some really great projects for you to see on the blog. They know how to do spooky right!

Stop by and play along with us…we can’t wait to see your spooky or cute projects

TMS #677

This is our new sketch on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for you to play along with! It’s such an easy sketch and so easy to go from really simple to quite elaborate depending on your style.

I went somewhere in the middle….

I was making a flip book over the weekend using some simple stories, so I just used some of my left over pieces for this card. I thought it turned out quite cute for a holiday card. I decided to just round a couple of corners for the squares, just for a bit of added interest on it.

Be sure to head over to the blog and see the great stuff that the DT has for you!

TMS #670

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by to see today’s Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for this week.

Debbie created this little beauty

I actually put this card together at the farm last week with those limited supplies that I brought along, remember? Not too bad if I do say so myself.

The DP is from Crate Paper and is a 6×6 pack that I have been working through for awhile now. I already had the image in my die cut tin. I didn’t have any shaped die cuts so I had to cut the oval out by hand which is a bit rough but gives it some visual interest right? 🙂 All the die cuts I had in my tin so that was ok, but I didn’t have any ribbon or twine! So I managed to find some kite string in the trailer and used that!! I took a little bit and colored it with an ink pad for the brown bow, just to set it off a little bit.

I think this turned out really well considering what I had to work with..LOL. Now be sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you and as always, don’t forget to play along with us.

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 #658

Need a sketch to jumpstart? Well head on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and see this week’s challenge sketch and the great inspiration that the Design Team has sorted out for you!

I really like this one! I went a bit crazy with some layers for this one. I challenged myself to just use whatever was in arm’s reach of my desk, so I used a lot of stuff from my stash box for this card.

You know I love the layers so I used an embossing folder for my green layer and then went to down with some doily and flowers that I cut in half. I also have a layered sentiment die and then some gemstones, stickers and twine to finish it off.

How will you interpret this sketch? Come by the blog and show us!

CCC: May

Hello All! We are enjoying some awesome sunshine here in Calgary after bits and bobs of snow scattered over the last couple of weeks so it’s hard to think about Christmas cards, but our new challenge is up at Christmas Craft Creations! Our theme is to use 2 colors…neutrals are ok, but there should be primarily 2 colors as your focus!

I didn’t want to go digging for all of my Christmas stuff for this card so I challenged myself to find some that was within arms reach of my desk and drawers. Luckily I had a bunch of Christmas product in a drawer and so I created this cute layered card.

I’m not sure where the paper is from but the sentiment is from Echo Park. I added some sequins from Studio Katia as well as some Nuevo Drops. I used a fun layer die for a bit of added interest.

Come on over to the blog to see the DT creations for this challenge to inspire you and then link up your creations!

See you there!

iNSD with Scrapshotz Guest Designer

Hey everyone! It’s time for my challenge on the Scrapshotz Papercrafting Group on Facebook! I hope that you have been following along today with all the amazing challenges the designers have come up with for you !

My challenge is about layers.

Have some die cuts, enamel dots, embossing folders and stamps in your stash? What about wood veneers, buttons, gel pens and border punches…. any of these hanging out in your scrap space? Now is the time to pull these and any other embellishments you have out and use them to create some fun layers on your project. Don’t just put a cardstock mat behind your photo, stamp or emboss it first. Add an enamel dot or some Nuevo drops to your flower centers or scattered on your layout page. Layer some die cuts together and outline them with gel pens to make a fun cluster. Let’s not forget pop dots! Layering is a great way to add some textures and visual interest to your project and take it to the next level.

As I had mentioned, I was highlighting a previous card that I made (this one for Dragonfly Dreams)….

I really loved this card and it is one of the favorites that I’ve made. I added a lot of different layers here. Starting with my base you can see I have a die cut layer with a few details on it. I added a variety of flowers & leaves, again in layers, some of which were popped up with dots so that it adds a bit more interest. You can’t really tell but I also added an extra layer on some of these flowers with some Wink of Stella as well as some white gelly pen. I did layers for my HAPPY sentiment as well, and then some small gems.

It’s so easy to add layers to your project, with just what you have on hand. I hope that you will head on over to the FB page and play along with my challenge and some of the other ones as well. There is a ton of inspiration and of course prizes!

See you there.

TMS # 646

So ya. I’m behind. By like two days. That’s how long our sketch has already been up on the blog at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I don’t know how I missed this week! Ugh! Better late than never right!

This is one of the easiest sketches you are going to come across to use. You can make it as minimal or as detailed as you want. Perfect for leftover scraps of some embossed cardstock. Don’t want to use a circle? Try a star or an oval or really whatever shape you fancy.

This probably the last card that you are going to see with the July 2020 SCT Sampler because I am all done with it! I love this card. I think it turned out really well. I paired this with a sentiment stamp set from Hero Arts called Cheeky Birthday.

Come on over to the blog, you still have time to create with us!

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!

TMS #637 Anything Goes!

Hey ! Can you believe we are in Christmas week??? Holy hannah! Are you getting excited? I know I am.

We have a special challenge for you this go round.

ANNUAL ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE!

With it being the last 2 weeks of the year, my amazing team uses this time for a much needed break to get themselves ready for the Christmas and New Year holidays, spend time with their families and recharge their creative batteries.

There are rules to this challenge, though…

1.  Your project must be new, no back linking.

2.  Your project must be PG rated.

3.  It is anything goes, but must be crafty related.  Feel free to share a crocheted/knitted project, other paper craft, mixed media, art journal, even planner pages you’re particularly proud of.

4.  You may enter as many times as you’d like!We do have a prize, as usual.  This year I’m giving a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

I’m sharing with you another card that I created during a Photoplay card class that I took recently. Firstly I love this line of paper and embellishments, and secondly I’m just amazed at how easy it is to put together a fun card using only paper, stickers and some dimension adhesive! We all know I love layers and these stickers and some embossing just makes for some great interest .

I hope you will stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created. From my house to yours, Happy Holidays and all the best for the new year!