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. 🙂

TMS # 577

Hey everyone! Tuesday is here and so is our new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you.

Here is this week’s sketch!

And here is what I did with it!

This is a great go to sketch crafters! It’s a simple one and at the same time you can embellish it up as you want.

My sentiment is from Craft Addicts who I really love and buy a lot of stamps and dies from. I think I’m going to send this one as a just because card to my BFF because it really is us!

I believe the paper is from my stash box and it is some Simple Stories as is the diecut. The ribbon is just from my stash.

The Design Team has some more great inspiration for you so don’t forget to head over to the blog and see them and of course leave some love!

Happy Crafting!

Happy Halloween

Hey all! I’m here to share a couple of halloween cards that I had created for World Cardmaking Day. It was for a challenge on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine…and there is still time to play along to win some great prizes. You can find all the details for the challenge here!

This is the Patterned Paper challenge.

I have this box of Halloween stuff that only seems to come out in October! This is the Sweet & Spooky collection by Bella Blvd, which was actually part of one of my SCT Samplers I think in 2019 (but don’t quote me). I also added a few chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories, Frankie & Friends collection which I thought went well with these papers!

I love how these turned out! You should stop by the SCT blog here and see all the great things that are happening!

TMS #572

This week on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog we have such a great easy sketch for you, it will have you making cards in no time at all!

This is such a classic design and yet you can do so much with it!

Here is what I have for you!

I have no idea why I wanted to do a Halloween card this early other than the fact that I had these Simple Stories die cuts sitting on my desk and just went with it. I cracked open some much coveted October Afternoon Witch Hazel paper to do this…it’s double sided so I only needed a small piece (yay, can still hoard it) for the card. Since it was for Halloween, I decided to do a bit of distressing, just for some extra texture.

Come on over to the blog and play along in our challenge…are you working on Halloween cards too? Christmas? Fall/Autumn? We want to see it !