Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Butterflies and Flowers

This week's challenge prize. Isn't it darling? You are going to want to try for this little set (and then send it to me - LOL)!

Have you been enjoying the sketches lately from Tuesday Morning Sketches? I certainly have. They have all been so fun to work with. This week's is no exception. I took the basic sketch and upped the game a little bit. Isn't the card lovely?

I started with a white 5 x 7" card base. The periwinkle background is from Heartfelt Creations. My three circle images are from a sheet of vintage clipart. The 8.5 x 11" sheet contained over a dozen beautiful circles, so I chose three of them. I punched them with a 1.5" circle punch. I also took my 1 3/4" scallop bunch and cut the three white scalloped circles. I then cut another piece of white for the top half of my card and punched a pretty border using a Martha Stewart border punch. Before adhering the white topper to the card, I added a periwinkle blue ribbon and bow. I then cut the sentiment from another piece of Heartfelt Creations paper and adhered it on top of the ribbon.

This card was so quick and easy but looks beautiful! I really love how it turned out.

You are going to want to go over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and see all the different cards the DT made. Each one of them is entirely different in looks, but are absolutely amazing. We have a very creative and talented design team, and this week really shows that. Prepared to be wowed!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Sweet Roses

We have another lovely and classic looking sketch to share with you this week. For my sample, I used a piece of green card that I cut to form a 5.5 x 5.5" base. I used my corner rounder and cut each of the four corners with it. The lovely paper on top of the green card is We Are 3 digital paper from "Spring Letter" set. I also trimmed the corners with the corner rounder.

The scalloped background was created using a QuicKutz nesting Lace die. I cut it from a piece of the same green that I used as my card base. The image that I used is a vintage clipart from the web. I layered a piece of pink satin ribbon between the die cut and the image.

I do so like anything that is vintage or has a vintage feel, so I am especially fond of this card. It would make a lovely birthday card, sympathy card, thinking of you card or get well card. 

We've been having some very lovely cards entered in the weekly challenges of late. I always enjoy seeing what our followers do with our sketches. If you have a chance, would love to see you make something and enter it on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. You just might be the lucky winner of one of the weekly prizes.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Butterfly

This week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches is a quick and easy way to make an elegant looking card. Depending on the papers, the image and the embellishments, this sketch can actually be cute and fun or elegant and lovely. 

Again, I have used papers from the We Are 3 Digital Papers collection called "At the Beach." The top one is gray polka dots on a blue background. The bottom one is the "boardwalk" pattern with lovely greens, blues, browns, pinks and gray. 

I used a white base card and used approximately a 1/3 to 2/3 ratio of the two papers. I covered the "meet up" area with seafoam green ribbon to cover the seam. Instead of the circle, I used a Heartfelt Creations butterfly die, cutting the butterfly and swirls from a solid seafoam green card weight paper. I used this piece as my base in place of the circle. I then stamped the butterfly using seafoam green ink (Color Box), cut it with the die and adhered it along the body to the base butterfly. I folded the wings upward to give some dimension. I finished off my card with crystal gems to the left and slightly under the butterfly. 

Hope that you can join us this week at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. We really would like to see what you do with this lovely sketch. This week's prize is this lovely embossing folder called "Tiger Lily."

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Our sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is going to look slightly different than my card. I turned the sketch from landscape to portrait. Here, let me show you:

In keeping with the integrity of the sketch, I have all the elements. I've just varied the, using different shapes and embellishments.

I started with a white 5 x 7" base. The base paper is from We Are 3, "At the Beach" set. It is called Seaweed. I've used a scalloped rectangle cut with a Spellbinder die from brown card. I then cut the lighthouse using a Marianne die from another piece of the At the Beach set called "Boardwalk." 

Instead of twine, I used a snippet of ribbon that I had in my stash. (I did go back after I took the picture and adhered the base paper at the bottom down a little better. I did not notice the ribbon had caused the paper to stick up on both sides where it was tucked under. I apologize for that, but it is now fixed.) Instead of the flower, I have used a real shell. I know that will make it slightly more difficult to mail, so I will either have to make a box envelop or slip this card in with a gift.

The sentiment was computer generated and printed on the Boardwalk paper. It was punched using a scallop oval punch. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


We have a super fun sketch this week -- perfect for using some of those scraps that you've been saving. Aw come on, you know you have a whole bag or box full (smile). Our sketch this week is by Melissa, and it looks like this:

We also have another surprise embellishment bag as this week's prize. The bag will contain some fun embellishments and a small stamp set -- maybe you can use them in an upcoming sketch challenge -- hum?

I am not going to be able to give you a whole lot of information about my card because I did raid my scraps for every bit of the card except the sentiment and the card base. I started with a white 5 x 7" card. The background is a green and white. The top square and the two on the right side of each row are from another piece of paper I found in my scrap bag. The next two (move left) are from a second sheet, and the last one (bottom row) from a third sheet. I don't think any of them are from the same "set" of papers, but they all matched quite nicely. The chipboard sentiment actually matches the flowers in the set of 3 squares with flowers and leaves.

Some of you may remember that I have a friend who has been going through chemotherapy. I try to send her a card weekly to let her know that I am thinking of her and praying for her. The last time I saw her, she said that the cancer is responding favorably to the chemo. This is great news and made me quite happy. I plan on sending this card to her!

I apologize for not getting my blog posted last week. I did make my DT card (as you may know if you visited the TMS blog), but I have been meeting myself coming and going lately. In addition to six days a week work weeks for the past several weeks, I now am trying to work in those yearly doctor's appointments (mammogram, physicals, etc.). I guess my Doc was trying to help me out because her office had scheduled me for two different procedures this morning for the same time at two different places -- like completely across town from each other!  Anyway, hoping things will start to slow down soon, and I can get back on track again.

Happy crafting, friends --