TMS #692

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile, but I’m back today and I’ve got a new old challenge for you from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

It’s time for the year in review where the DT picks their favorite sketches of the year and we create all new projects!

Our sketch this week comes from Donna!

Donna chose sketch #659 for her favorite.

This was the card I made then from a Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler.

Here is today’s card, surprise! Made from another sampler!

I used papers and cut outs from the August 2020 sampler, which had product from Pink Paislee’s 5th & Monaco collection and the Kate and Ash collection from Simple Stories. The sentiment is from my stash and the enamel dots are Simple Stories.

I hope you like it, and be sure to come play along with us this week over on the blog. The DT has created some great projects for you to see!

TMS #684

Hey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been MIA lately. It’s been crazy in my house. Lots of home stuff going on, but here I am with the new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

So I’m a bit in the Christmas mood these days so I pulled out my Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Christmas papers and paired it with my Simple Stories Holly Jolly!

I added some green & red twine and a little bit of gold leafy die cuts! I think this turned out really really well. Come play along with us on the blog! The DT has created some awesome projects for you to check out!

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 #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 #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 #657

Hiya! We have a fun card sketch for you this week on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

This looks like a slimline but the DT has created some great examples of an A2 design with it and Raechelle has incorporated it into her layout, which is pretty cool!

I, myself, went the slimline route with this one.

I love this milkjug die that I’ve had in my stash for a bit. It’s fun to pull out and fill it with some awesome things. This time, I used some left over bits from a Simple Stories Simple Vintage Indigo Garden collection. I did some layout displays for the Scrapshotz booth at Creative Scrapbooker Carnival over the weekend and I knew I had a few bit left that would work for a card as well.

The DP is just from my stash but I love this color palette and I think it turned out well. Be sure to stop by the blog to see the DT and to play along with us this week.

2 Old Bats: October

Hey everyone! It’s October! It’s the Halloween month and we have a great inspiration piece for you this month on the 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge blog!

Ok, so I had these wooden pumpkins in my box and thought that I would take a stab at them!

I was inspired by the black & white pumpkins in this pic as well as the gingham pattern.

Here’s what became of them:

Now I did the one on the right first. I used the Tim Holtz Mica Stain in the Empty Tomb and then went over it with my Simple Stories Gingham stencil and some Nuevo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. This actually didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. The empty tomb was a bit too light and the moonstone actually had a bit of a blue tinge to it.

For the second one, I sprayed it first in the Black Soot Spray stain and then using the stencil again, I went over it with the Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste in the Snowfall from the Christmas collection. Again, going with the idea of using these holiday products for their colors not their collections. This got me a bit closer to what I had envisioned but I think just some good old fashioned white textured paste probably would have done the trick and got me that stark white that I wanted!

I did want it to be a bit rustic which is why you can see the small bits of the paste. I didn’t want them to be totally smooth.

Now it’s time to head on over to the blog and see all the great inspiration that the DT has drawn from this picture…what will you create??

TMS #595

Hello and welcome to March! Can you believe it’s here already! Have you been to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog yet? Our new challenge is up!

I went into some fall colors for this challenge. I love my Echo Park Celebrate Autumn papers and that’s what I used for this one.

I added in some leaves from my stash as is the sentiment. The die cut is from I believe Simple Stories. A simple card but if you head over to the blog, you can see all the great ways the DT has interpreted this week’s sketch and you can play along with us!

See you there!

January Sheetload of Cards by Call Me Crafty Al

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing with you a couple of my January Sheetload of Cards that I made using the Call me Crafty Al sketch and printables.

Crafty Al makes these free to everyone who subscribes and they are so awesome if you are the type of person that likes to mass produce a bunch of cards at a time or even work on one. She tells you how to do both!

You need to head to this link and find out how you can get in on all the fun for this month, which also includes some great printable sentiments. You can check out a wide assortment of her fun videos on her YouTube channel as well.

I kept pretty much to the sketch for mine but there are so many ways that you can alter it to fit your style….instead of the banner, you could use just a border punch, you could add small embellishments, use a picture instead of the sentiment and add the sentiment elsewhere….it’s yours to play with.

For the first card, I made the batch of 9 that the instructions give you and kept it pretty plain as I was mailing these out as part of a swap for Splitcoaststampers. I used some of the Simple Stories Autumn Splendor line and then just some cardstock from my stash. These printables are fabulous and they are free from Crafty Al as part of the January Sheetload. You get a lot!

I don’t remember the paper for the second one, but it was in my box and I decided to use the single card instructions as I was using 6×6 paper. I also added just a few of the little enamel hearts that I had sitting on my desk

Either way, the instructions are easy to follow and she tells you all the measurements and pretty much everything you need to know…it’s cardmaking at its easiest!

I hope you will stop by her YouTube channel, subscribe and get lost in all the great videos she has…there are so many sheetloads to choose from and it’s a great way to start off your cardmaking for 2021!

TMS #578

Tuesday is here again and so is my card for this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches!. The sketch is perfect for little scraps you have but just don’t want to throw away yet. It can make some really great cards.

Mine is using some Simple Stories scraps I had from another project and the image is from Craft Addicts. It’s a big collage stamp and I love it. I know I am going to get some use out of it.

I just added some little hearts to finish it off. I didn’t add a sentiment, although you could on any of the panels, because I wanted it to be an ‘any occasion card’.

Come play along with us on the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

We can’t wait to see. 🙂