Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #302

Happy Wednesday. Yes, I know it is supposed to be Tuesday, but I totally blew it this week with the Monday holiday (sigh). What can I say except SORRY! I love this week's sketch - it's clean and simple but is open to so many possibility.  

We don't have a sponsor this week. Melissa decided to give ya'll a challenge that had absolutely no pressure.  This is just for fun.  This is for you to express your creativity!  Enjoy the buzz of your mojo. Hope that you will play a long even if there is no prize for you.

Here's the sketch....

Let's see what you come up with this week. In the mean time, stop by the Tuesday Morning blog site and have a look at the great cards the DT have made. They are always so creative and inspiring.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sale at Sami Stamps

It has been a while since Sami Stamps has had a sale, so she decided it was high time she offered one. She asked the DT to each pick an image from the store to highlight and she would offer those images (whichever ones we picked) at 50% off. The rest of the images in the store will also be reduced, but if you want to know just how much, you will have to visit the store yourself.

To see which ones are half off, visit the Sami Stamp blog to see what the DT used for their cards.

My Hubs enjoys trying his hand at a small garden each year. The first few years, he had really good luck with tomatoes, but for the past several years he has been plagued with bottom rot. I don't remember what causes it, but it is very frustrating to have healthy plants loaded with lush red tomatoes only to have the bottoms split open and rot before they can be gotten off the vine. With Father's Day coming up, I thought this cute little image of the Tomato Fairy (which I colored with my Copic markers) and the sentiment (which I made up and printed off on my computer) would make a humorous card for him. A friend of mine also suggested that he would look quite cute on a seed packet looking card or tag. I'd love to see what someone else comes up with for this image, so if you decide to add it to your collection and make something with it, please share with me.

Have fun and happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Little Light Shine

Good morning! You haven't seen me in a while, so I'm glad to be back with a Tuesday Morning Sketch for you all. I was out of town and while gone came down with a virus or flu or something, and man was I sick. It has been several years since I've been sick, so guess my body didn't know how to react (LOL). Doing much better now.

This week our sponsor is DeeDee's Digies, and here is our sketch:

I used "Little Light" for my card. The image comes both pre-colored and black and white line. I used the pre-colored image but added a little "sparkle" to the tail with my glitter pen.

I see from the photo that I need to go back and glue the fish-tail part of my sentiment banner down a little better. Didn't notice that at the time I was doing my card.

Stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog and have a look at the wonderful cards the DT have made using this sketch. I am always blown away by the versatility the team comes up with using the very same sketch. This is such a wonderful sketch, I know you will want to join in this week's challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Friday, April 17, 2015

April Showers

Happy Friday! I am so happy Friday is here because it means only one more week before I leave for a short holiday to visit some dear friends. 

Today is also release day at Sami Stamps, and Sami is thinking of April showers with this cute release. You really must see them. You also have time to participate in the challenge this month which was introduced at the first of the month.

Here is a thumb nail peek at all the new images:

I have used the image "Slippery Umbrella" for my card, and I've used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to create my fun, colorful card.

Now, hop over to the Sami Stamps blog and see what the other team mates have created and then click on the "shop" button at the top of the blog and go to the store for more information about these adorable images.

Challenge entered:
Make My Monday Challenge - April Showers

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Morning and Fuzzy Slippers

Hi everyone. Another happy Tuesday to all of you. This week we have a wonderful sketch that is so super easy to use that I KNOW it is going to be one of your favorite "go to" sketches. Let me give you a look:

Our sponsor for this week is the wonderful Doodle Pantry. If you aren't familiar with their delightful images, you definitely MUST go to their store and have a look. I have used "Bunny Slippers" this week for my project.

I have turned the sketch 90 degrees to accommodate my image (told you this is a versatile sketch). I have used bits and pieces of card stock and DP, so I cannot give you manufacturer names. The base is a 4 x 6" white with a blue layer and then the DP. Instead of the Baker's string, I used a burgundy ribbon (it looks black in the photo, but actually matches some of the flowers in the background paper). I then used a piece of green and a piece of blue card stock. The image is pre-colored, except for the nose which I colored in with Copic markers. I also added shadows and "ground" below the slippers with W1 and W0 marker to anchor them.

The sentiment is also from the Fuzzy Slippers sheet. I printed it off and cut it with a Spellbinder die. I also turned it and moved it slightly off the ribbon. The pink buttons match the slippers. 

Hope you will give this sketch a try and then post it to the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge page. Also, if you have time, drop by my team mate's blogs and leave them some nice feedback. All of the cards they make are just the greatest.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Branching Out

I am branching out a little bit (and yes, I couldn't refrain). My girlfriend brought me some Tim Holtz distressing markers a while back, and I've just now gotten around to giving DMs a try. My other girlfriend had purchased a set of 24 some time ago, but she "lost" them (meaning in her vast craft room, she forgot where she put them). We'd been searching for them for over a month. She finally found them, so today we got together and gave DMs a try. 

I know that I still need some practice, but I rather liked the effect and plan on doing more (just as soon as I go shopping and add some more colors to my supply - smile)! I don't think my girlfriend liked them as much as I did, but I'll bring her around.

Hope you are having a great week. Talk to ya'll later.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Bugaboo Tuesday

Good morning. Good morning. The best to you this morning. OK, I don't know why that tune popped into my mind this morning. Do you remember that Kellogs comercial? This week our Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge is brought to you by Bugaboo. If you aren't familiar with Bugaboo's whimsical little images, you really need to visit their online site. Such a treat!

This is our sketch for this week:

I think it is a classic looking sketch, and I know it will quickly become a favorite to use. The team has proven how versatile looking this sketch can be with a variety of lovely cards, so do stop by the TMS blog and have a look before heading to your crafting table to make your entry for this week's challenge.

I have used "Deacon and Ava Love" which I've colored with Copic markers. I then cut the image into an oval shape. This week my card is a 6" x 6" square. I have topped it with a piece of striped DP matted with green card. I kept trying to buy the Noor Joy Craft butterfly die for months and every place was sold out. I finally found and purchased it, only to have it sit in my die box for months, unused (silly, silly me). I have finally pulled it out and have now used it twice (back to back). 

I cut the blue piece behind my image with a Spellbinder die, and I used a Fiskars border punch to make the scalloped edge on the pick strip. The pink flowers are by Recollection (large one) and Wild Orchid Crafts (small ones). The sentiment is computer generated, cut with a Spellbinder circle die and then the Spellbinder scalloped circle die.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for your entry. Go get craftin', and have a great week!