Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Love and Kisses

We have a wonderful sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It is simple but elegant, and it is quick to create without looking as if you don't care. Here is our wonderful sketch:

In addition, we have a super prize for some lucky follower this week. Here it is:

I have once again used beautiful papers from We Are 3 to create my card. These papers are from the Tropical Delights set. The lovely hibiscus flower provides the background for my card (a white card base). The bottom oval (under the sentiment) is also from that set. The lovely thing about the We Are 3 digital papers is they are created to compliment each other, so cards go together so much easier and quicker than having to dig through the hundreds of papers I have in my stash.

I found a lovely green ribbon with picot edges and used a beautiful "Just Rite" sentiment stamp and Stampin Up ink to finish off my card.

Don't know about where you live, but the temperatures have been in the high 80's/low 90's F here in my part of the US. It isn't even officially summer as yet, so hoping Mother Nature doesn't take our temperatures any higher this year. At any rate stay cool (or in the case of my friends and followers down under, stay warm) and show me some lovely crafting! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

With a Little Flair

Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. We are slightly melting here in the deep south (USA) with temperatures reaching the 90's F during the day. Had a nice rain storm last night, so hopefully that will cool things down a bit, and to think it isn't even summer as yet!

This week's Tuesday Morning Sketch is a lovely, classic design:

I have combined the sketch with We Are 3 Tropical Delights papers. This is a fun set of papers with tropical vibes, but as you can see, work nicely with our classical sketch. I printed off several of the papers, using two for the background, one for the scalloped matting and the same for the lovely scallops.

I used a Heartfelt Creations die to make the flower (stamping rose pink ink onto pink card and HC pearls for the center). I finished off my card using three Recollections pearls along the end of one flourish swirl. My swirls were cut using Sizzix dies.

This was a lovely sketch to use, and the color combination of the tropical papers made for a lovely, feminine version of our sketch. We would LUV to see what you can do with this week's sketch. Visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog for even more inspiration from our wonderful design team. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Dragon Fly Delight

Hello, and welcome to another week. This week's Tuesday Morning sketch is a bit unique but fun to work with. Here is the sketch:

This week's prize is another Nuvo Crystal Drops... Color is Duck Egg Blue.

I have used papers from We Are 3 digital designs called "Delightful Dragonflies." 

This card may look complicated, but it was super easy to make. I printed both pieces of paper from the dragonflies collection. I cut a deep purple for my card and layered the dragonflies on top. I then cut a triangle from my second piece of paper and adhered it on top of the dragonflies paper. I cut a pink shape using a Sizzix thin die. I didn't have a larger die for that shape, so I took the original die and traced around it to create the dark purple shape. I fussy cut it by hand.

The gems are purple pearls by Recollections. The dragonfly on the pink piece is a rubber Stamp. I added small pearls along the body. The sentiment is also stamped and cut with a fishtail shape die.

As I said, this card looks as if it requires a lot of thought, time and effort, but is really easy-peesy! Your friends will feel really special getting a card made with this sketch.

You will also want to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and see all the wonderful cards the design team have made with this sketch. Each card is wonderful and different.

Have a good week, and spend some time crafting. Creativity is good for the mind and the soul!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Blank Canvas #2

Well, I goofed this week. At the beginning of each month, I print off all the sketches for the entire month. That way I don't have to go to my computer each week and look up the requirements for my Tuesday Morning Sketches card. The only problem is that I printed them all off using my black and white only printer, so the three colors shown above were all one color. Consequently, when I went into my craft room and started my DT card, I read the words but didn't "see" the actual colors. My mind said, "Oh, summer colors; that's so easy." Uh huh, you guessed it. My summer colors were not the ones shown *boohoo*! 

I will point out that my card does contain two of the three colors. There are yellow butterflies in the background, and the little fairy's dress is turquoise. I'm only missing the navy blue (smile). At any rate, because this weekend was a holiday weekend here in the US, and because I was running a wee bit late making my card, I did not have time for a redo. So, (hanging my head), I'm going with what I got done.

The card is a white base with a light blue matting of the colorful (summer colors - smile) butterfly background piece (paper by Recollections). The two dry embossed pieces are from the same pack. The embossing folder is Butterflies and Dragonflies by Sizzix. I turned one piece so the embossing is inward and one so that the embossing is outward. The strip across the bottom (under the image) is a piece of scrap from last week's card and actually comes from the same paper pad which is why it matches so well.

The image is from The Paper Shelter and is called "Make a Wish." The file contains both a pre-colored version and a black and white version of the image. I used the pre-colored image. I printed it, cut it with an oval die and then lightly inked the edges. The sentiment is metal and is lifted with foam backing. 

Would LUV for you to join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Just remember to use navy, turquoise and yellow on your card! Hope you had a nice weekend!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


This week's sketch is a little bit different, but so versatile. This sketch can be a fun, cute card or a classic one. It all depends on the paper, the image and how you put it together. Here is the sketch:

It is going to be a lot of fun seeing what the design team and our followers do with this sketch. I treated myself to a new pad of paper this weekend. Lord knows I didn't need it, but I thought the papers were pretty, so I got it. It is called Backyard Table and is by Recollections (Michael's brand).

Our prize for this week is:

I started with a white card for my base and layered the green pattern paper on top of the card. I then took the pink paper (both from my new pad) and cut the fishtail piece. I attached a piece of sheer pink ribbon to the fishtail before adhering it to the green. The oval piece is cut from the same green as the background. I used a Marianne Design die. 

My little bunny is from a clip art that I collected somewhere along the way. I had already fussy cut it and found it among my stash of images. Actually, my daughter was going through the images folder and found him. We both though he was quite cute, so he became our focal point. I have him adhered with foam dimensional pop-dots. 

The flowers are from my stash. I added the center gem and the punched leaves. The "love" word was a sample sent to me from Darlene at Dutchpapercrafts (dutchpapercrafts3.blogspot.com). It is a Tattered Lace die called Essential Sentiments.

Would love to see you crafting this week and using our lovely sketch. Please give it a try and then posted it to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. Thanks! Until next time. . .

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cat's Meow

This week we are using a sketch provided by Debbie. This is a simple, but cute, sketch that takes on many different looks depending on the image and the paper. Here is what the blank sketch looks like:

Neat, right?  We have a really nice prize this week, too. Have a look:

I have used another wonderful paper from We Are 3 digital papers called Black & White:

The neat thing about this paper is that you can print it as black & white OR you can print in on a colored piece and have a super looking geometric background (which is what I did).

I used one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Crazy Katz stamp set, and also a few of the stamps from the accessory set (both sets come with matching dies). I stamped the kitty onto white card using Memento black tuxedo ink and then cut it with a Spellbinder zig-zag edge nesting die. My base card is sand with the We Are 3 paper on top. I used peach as my accent color and cut my strip and the matting square for the image from the peach. 

I used turquoise and white baker's twine, and then pop-dotted my three little accessory pieces over the twine. 

Hope you will join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Have a good week!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Love Birdie

I made this fun little card today using a piece of paper from the Little Garden collection from We Are 3 Digital Papers and Images, and the Birdie's Boots pre-colored image.

The paper has a lovely floral design on the upper left and lower right corners which I cut off (and used on a card I shared with you last Tuesday).  I used the middle of the printed sheet for my background. The card base is a piece of pink card which matches little Birdie's boots exactly. I printed Birdie and fussy cut her. The background die is by Memory Box. I cut it from a piece of scrap green and adhered it to the card using spray adhesive. Birdie is raised with foam dots and placed over the heart portion of the die.

Love it when I can make a really great card using We Are 3 papers/images and scraps from my bag -- totally a win-win situation! You can find the new May release here: