TMS #672

Oh boy! These days of summer are fading fast everyone. Soon it is going to be fall and my son will be going back to school. He’s less than thrilled, let me tell you!

Ok, here’s this week’s sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

This has a fun prompt for the background doesn’t it?

I’m sure a lot of you may feel the urge to do embossing for that background, or maybe a background die of some sort? I went for some stenciling. Using the Joseph’s Coat technique I created this fun background with a Stampin Up leafy stencil. I was trying to use some fall-ish colors for this card.

The sentiment is from Craft Addicts Too and I just got it in last week. The sequins are from my stash as is the ribbon.

Head on over to our blog to play along in this week’s sketch. While you are there, check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT.

MTCC #60

Hi! It is time for our new challenge at Make the Card Challenges! This one is great (they all are right?! )

This week we are going for a simple technique…

Oh this has so many possibilities! For me, I had this embossing folder/die set that I hadn’t used in awhile and so I wanted to focus on that and made a shaker card. The sentiment is from Ink Road Stamps and is a quote from one of my favorite movies of all time – Pride and Prejudice!

I love the red/white/black combo so I added some pink/white/red sequins in my shaker and some glitter red hearts to give it a bit of pop.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us at MTCC . The DT has some awesome projects for you to check out and inspire you and you’ll find the link to play along!

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!

Crop & Create Delivered Online

This weekend I am doing the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s Crop & Create Delivered Card Class. It’s 3 days of classes led by some amazing talent in the industry, learning new techniques, play with new products and just having fun.

The first card we did today, is from Becky Moore using an exclusive stamp/die set from Photoplay Paper’s Say it With Stamps.

For this class we created our own stencil using the die cut as a template and then using some inks (I used Stamp Market Peachy and Mossy and Gathered Twigs distress ink). The sequins are from Neat & Tangled Festive Fall mi.

C’mon back tomorrow for a bunch more examples of our cards for this weekend!

2 Old Bats Halloween

Welcome to today’s challenge for 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge Blog.

Link to Challenge Blog

Here’s our inspiration piece for you!

For my card I really liked that green/black/orange color combo so I started with that. I was also drawn to the skeleton.

Using just some scraps I decided to create this little card! I think it turned out really well. Be sure to head to our blog and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the inspiration piece and to play along with us. Our challenge is always anything goes, you just have to be inspired by the image. Have fun!

TMS #605

Hello you! Here I am with this week’s new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

This is what I created! I bet you thought it was going to be another rainbow card didn’t you!

I started with that 3×4 journalling card as the inspiration for my card. I added two more card cut down to balance it out and then the coffee are from Stampin Up. I added a few sequins and some background paper from Photoplay Paper. I really love the colors on this!

C’mon over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and play along with us! Check out what the rest of the DT has put together for you as well.

TMS #576

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Here in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday , so for my fellow Canucks, I hope yours was great! I spent time with my family over the weekend which was nice.

Our new challenge is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It’s a fun one that can start off simple or be as ornate as you want!

Here’s mine for you!

I used some scrap pieces of fall paper that I had from doodle bug and I think Echo Park and I just added a die cut/stamped sentiment from Scrapbook.com. Also threw just a few sequins in to finish it off. I think I’ll send this one to my partner for the Splitcoaststampers Bakers dozen.

Come on over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you and please play along with us! We can’t wait to see how you see the sketch!

TMS #575

Here we go folks! The first sketch of October over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

It’s a pretty one!

I have another fun fall card with this one.

The DP is from my stash. The die cuts I used are the swirly scribbles from Stampin Up. I added some sequins from my stash and a sentiment from Scrapbook.com. Our cute little owl there is from Michaels. I have a big pack of them so he may show up on another project!

Head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to play along, we can’t wait to see what you create.

TMS #553

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone, or for you Star Wars fans, Revenge of the Fifth!  I hope you managed to get crafty over the weekend for iNSD2020.  I played along in an online crop for one of my favorite stores and local scrapping community of Scrap Shotz!  It was supposed to be our spring crop at the community centre but given the circumstances…….Lots of great challenges and we still have until the 9th to get the projects in and win some prizes!!!  I will be sharing some of those later this week.

On to our Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you!  Here is this week’s sketch!

A great one and easy to incorporate into your own interpretation.  I am still working on some cards for a few charities associated with my husband’s company and so I took advantage of My Favorite Things free downloads they had last month and got some health care images.  I used one and a sentiment from them to do this card up

I colored the image with my copics.  The background is some old We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic.  I paired it with just some simple gold sequins from my stash.

I really hope you will play along with us this week and don’t forget to stop by the blogand see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

Happy Crafting everyone!

 

Season’s Greetings

So here we are!  December 1st.  Can you believe it!  How many sleeps until the big guy comes????

I am teaching a card class at my mom’s senior’s home next week, and I wanted to share with you one of the cards that we will be creating which is also my DT contribution this month for the Christmas Crafts All Year Round December challenge.

Our theme is anything goes.  I was inspired by a card that I saw on Sarah Lloyd’s blog where you can find here.  

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I knew I wanted to use this cork paper that I have had in my stash forever!  It’s really hard to see but I ran it through my twigs embossing folder first.  The sentiment set is from Stampin Up which I stamped right onto the cork paper.  Then I punched out a couple of the twigs from my Stampin Up punch.    I have had this deer die for awhile now and have used it on many different projects, so I cut a bunch out of some gold glitter paper.  He is popped up against the white circle.  I took the little snowflakes from his body and added it as an embellishment with some sequins.  I also used washi tape for the strip.  The circle background is from the Jolie’s Boutique paper pack that I’ve used for a few projects now.

I hope you like it and drop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created and link up to  win this month’s prize.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

ABC Christmas Challenge: W for Wishes/X is For X-mas (also having a DT call)

Mod Squad Challenge: Holiday card with Critter

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge: All about Holidays

Papercraft Challenge: Lots of Dimension