Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Hello everyone and happy Tuesday. It is time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch. Here is the sketch:

Our prize this week is being given by Tuesday Morning Sketches and here it is:

I have to admit that I had a little trouble "feeling" this sketch. That doesn't happen very often, but once in a while, we have a sketch that just doesn't "speak" to me, and this was this year's sketch. I finally struggled through, but I'm not totally happy with the results.

I started with a black card and layered a piece of dotty paper from one of my Halloween paper packs. I cut the strips for the left corner from the same piece that I cut the corner triangle. The three little image are cut out from another piece of paper from the Halloween pack. I did not have a circle punch that would work because the circles were too close together, so  ended up fussy cutting each of the three images. I punched circle for each from black and adhered the image to the top of the circle. I then adhered the circles to the triangle. From yet another piece of Halloween paper, I cut the word and matted in onto black. 

The card was quick and easy to put together, but . . . well, I hope it gives you inspiration as to what NOT to do (LOL)!

I truly would love to see what all you do with this sketch. The other DT members have made beautiful cards to inspire you, so please stop by the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look.

I had a wonderful birthday last week -- did anyone miss me (smile)? I ate out four days in a row (can you see the extra pounds on my hips??). Saturday night the Hubs took me to see a Trace Adkins concert. I had a blast, and I have to give the Hubs special kudos for enduring the evening. He just does not appreciate the country/western genre, but he sat through it for me! He did admit that he was actually having fun watching me shake my booty and acting like a teeny-bopper! Sunday (my actual birthday) was celebrated with family members (one of my four meals out), and Monday I attended a luncheon with former classmates and other alumni from high school. All in all, it made turning another year older lots of fun!

Now, if you are still with me, you go have some fun in the craft area and whip up a scumpdillious card to enter in this week's challenge.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Scarecrows and Changing Leaves

Happy Tuesday everyone. I apologize for being late getting my card posted, but I was not online much yesterday and last night. We live in northwest GA, but felt the effects of Irma this far north. We were without electricity for a bit, but we are well prepared with our own generator, so fridge and freezer continued to run (smile).

This week we have the pleasure of being sponsored by DRS Designs.

And here is this week's wonderful sketch:

My images are two of DRS's stamps Large Scarecrow and Changing Leaves.

I used Memento ink to stamp my image onto X-press It card and colored the scarecrow with my Copic markers. After coloring, I fussy cut the image. I decided, though, that I wanted the little collar to stand out a bit more, so I stamped it on a piece of orange dotty paper I had in my scraps and cut it out. I colored the bow (on the orange piece) with brown. I then clued tiny blue buttons over the stamped button eyes to give them some dimension. I adhered the scarecrow to my card using pop-dot foam to give it a lift.

I used a piece of orange card stock to create my card base and layered a piece of plaid from a Recollections pad. The green, grosgrain ribbon is from my stash. I stamped my second image (the sentiment) onto a piece of the base card stock using black Momento ink and then matted it with a piece of gold so it would stand out a little more from the plaid. 

The DT showcased some really fantastic images from DRS this week. I think you are going to really enjoy everyone's work. Please stop by the TMS blog and have a look, and if you have time, visit each DT member's individual blog by clicking on their name above their sample. I know they would love to hear from you as to what you think of their work.

See you again next week.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Santa and Holly

Hello everyone. I hope everyone has had a good weekend. We have another really great sketch for you this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and I continue with my vintage Santa theme for Christmas. Here is the fun sketch:

When I first saw this sketch, I was a bit leery and wasn't sure how it was all going to come together. However, once I got started, it all fell into place, and I was really pleased with the end results.

Once again, I have used a vintage Santa clip art. I cut the image into a tag shape. I started with a brown card base to keep the vintage feel, and I layered a piece of red and gold DP that I've had in my stash for a number of years. In fact, I only have about 3-4 pieces of the original 12x12" pad left and had even considered putting it into the purge pile for my teacher friends. As it turned out, glad it hadn't yet quite made the cut because it was the perfect paper to go with my clip art.

Picking up the green in the holly on St. Nick's hood, I cut a strip of green and then a smaller strip of gold for the top. I adhered the clip art tag shape and then created a triple bow with the red, green and gold ribbon. I cut three holly leaves and three berries off of a Christmas pick and tucked it behind the bow which duplicates the holly on the hood.

It was that easy to create a beautiful and wonderful card with this sketch. I think I was done in less than 30 minutes. Considering how many Christmas cards I have left to make, quick but pretty is a definite plus!

I have been searching my computer and my files for pictures of some of the ornaments that I painted. I have shared them before and thought I would find them in some of my older blogs, but no luck. I finally found a few pictures, but not all of the ones I wanted to share. I was looking for the ones that match or are similar to the three clip art pictures I've already used this year. Anyway, even though I wasn't fully successful in my search, here are a couple of my painted pieces:

 Now, back to this week's sketch. You are definitely going to want to visit the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and see what the other DT have done. So many wonderful examples! You can also click on each DT's name and go directly to their blogs where you should find additional information as to how they created their lovely card. While there, leave them a little love and feedback.