Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Just a note - TMS #440


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've for a note card... literally... to show you... :)



My paper is DCWV Performance.  My die is Memory Box Virtuoso.  The flower is Petaloo.  My sentiment is from PTI Botanical Silhouettes. Pretty simple, but I'm happy with how it turned out. 


This week is our last sketch revisit, and this one is Melissa's favorite...




Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week. The prize is this really cute Heidi Swapp stamp set...





Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Penguin birthday - TMS #439


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got a birthday card to share today...


My image is Bugaboo "Birthday Penguin Balloon."  I printed it twice and fussy cut the balloon for some dimension.  My paper is DCWV.  Some ribbon, twine, and adhesive dots are simple embellishments.  I used Spellbinders Petite Ovals and A2 Matting Basics.  My sentiment is from Flonz "Children with Apples."


This week, we're revisiting Jenée's favorite sketch...




TMS is sponsoring, and here's the prize being offered....




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Embroidered aprons


The vast majority of my posts are paper crafts, but I do other things as well.  Several years ago, my mother passed on her old embroidery machine.   It wasn't working the best, but I enjoyed what I was able to do on it.  She upgraded again, and gave me her second one.  It was much better, but then it started to give me trouble.  And when the repair man says, "It's working fine," and I get it home with the same problems??  I didn't do much after that.  Last year, I found a very little used Husqvarna Designer SE on eBay for a very good price.  It works great!!  So now I'm embroidering again.

All that to say this... I made aprons for Christmas gifts this year and thought I'd share them with you.  (You can go directly to the designs by clicking on the italicized name.)


Chocolate is Always A Good Idea from Embroidery Library




These next 2 are from Kitchen Sayings Exclusive II by Julia's Needle Designs.





This is from Kitchen Sayings Exclusive by Julia's Needle Designs




These 2 are from Kitchen Word Art by Designs by Juju





Many of you will love this Coffee Word Art from Julia's Needles Designs




I love this one!!  Sassy Tiding - Christmas Calories from Urban Threads!



Aren't they fun??!!??  And I just got a few more designs that I want to use for aprons and throws, so I may have more to share soon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Three of a kind - TMS #438


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  This week, I've got 3 cards to show you using our sketch.  3!!!  I've been away 3 1/2 of the past 6 weeks, so I had a brain fart last week and threw my card together thinking I needed it ready before I actually did.  Then when I realized I had more time, I made another.  While working on another project, I was inspired to try something else, so... 3 cards with this sketch. :)   I'll show you the third and final product first.  (It's my favorite of the 3.) 


I was looking through my dies and realized I had never used this adorable rocking horse that I bought almost a year ago!  I'm going to need a boy baby card, so I used it.  The die is Die-Namites Rocking Horse.  (The little hearts are the leftover pieces from the rocker.)  My DP is AC My Baby.  The brown was a Basic Grey scrap.  My sentiment is a Pebbles clear stamp.   

Here's our sketch...  (then I'll show you my other attempts!)  This week, we're re-playing Patti's favorite from 2017. 




And here's the prize for the week... Two cute little 2 x 2 stamps that make great backgrounds and a shimmer pen.



Now my previous creations...  Card #1 made using an already printed image from Doodle Pantry and a paper from my scrap box.  I like it, by it's kind of dull! 



Card #2 made using another already printed image, Authentique Latest & Greatest DP, adhesive dots, and clear Pebbles sentiment.  This one had a little more life to it. ;) 


Which do you like best?? :)


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Birthday blessings - TMS #437


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!! 



I used another printed-and-ready-and-waiting image.   My paper is Authentique Latest & Greatest.  I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics, Standard Circles, Squares, and Lacey Pennants.  My sentiment is from Sweet n Sassy Pennant Party.

This week's sketch revisit is Janice's favorite...




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Love - TMS #436


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   Here's my card for this week...



I used some more Fancy Pants scraps this week.  My image is one from Doodle Pantry (now closed) that I've had printed for a long time.  No need to be impressed that I'm starting Valentine cards... I'm just really trying to use up the many, many, many images I have already printed. :D   It's cut out using Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts.  My panels were cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.  I finished it off with a bit of ribbon and some enamel dots.  (I know 3 would look better, but I only had 2 left of this color! :D )

Here's our sketch for this week... this one is my favorite from last year...




Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares...




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Thank you - TMS #435


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

It's good to be back!  Our last challenge was 3 wks ago, and in that time, I had a wonderful Christmas celebrating Christ's birth, a great vacation with my family, enjoyed time with my college girls home, and so... I created nothing!  I went to my craft room for the first time over the weekend and made this.  I need several thank you cards, so may make a few more just like this one.  



My paper is all scraps, but I think it's Fancy Pants.  My panels are cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics and CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  The fishtails are from Spellbinders Lacey Pennants.  My sentiment is a clear one floating around on my desk stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  My flower is made with my new dies... Obsession Impressions Scribbled Circles.  ((I've wanted these for a long time, and after receiving some money for Christmas, I bought them!))  The leaves are Spellbinders Foliage.  


For the first few weeks of each year, we revisit our teams' favorite sketches from the past year.  The first is Carol's favorite from TMS #416...




***TMS is sponsoring this week and the prize is a Taylored Expressions embossing folder.



Challenges...
Allsorts #449 - something new (new Scribble Circles dies)
Pile It On #138 - thank you
Cuttlebug Mania - flowers 
Die Cut Divas January - do or use something new (new Scribble Circles dies)
Dies R Us #88 - anything goes with dies carried at DRU -- I just bought my Scribble Circles  from DRU :)


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Annual Anything Goes - TMS #434


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  BUT... this week is our Annual Anything Goes so you don't even have to follow a sketch!  It's truly anything goes!


TMS is sponsoring and although I don't have a picture, the prize is a Hampton Arts Stamp Tool and a pillow box punch board by We R Memory Keepers.  There may be some fun embellishments and paper in the prize box, too.  That'll have to be a surprise!  
**Note that for this challenge, you may only combine it with 2 other challenges to be eligible for our prize.**

**This Anything Goes challenge will be open for 2 weeks, then we're taking a week off, and will be back with our next challenge on January 9, 2018**  

I did not follow a sketch... I did not even use any paper in my project that I'm sharing this week!  I made wreaths for my kitchen.  I apologize in advance... this post is very pic-heavy!



I pinned this pin last year and wanted to hang wreaths on my cabinet doors.  Do you know how difficult impossible it is to find 6" green wreaths??!??  I finally gave up and bought grapevine wreaths.   Here's what my kitchen looks like... (more pics and "instructions" below)




Here's a closeup of a wreath...



I started out with all of this... wreaths, a couple large Christmas stems, ribbon, and glue dots (because I could not find my glue gun).  I got it all for less than $15 because of Michaels' door buster specials! :)





I cut the berries from the stem to the size I wanted... 

Then I glued them on... (I put 2 on each.)

For the ribbon, I formed a double bow with tails then took a separate piece of ribbon and tied it on to the wreath between the berries.  


I cut my hanging ribbon all the same length, adhered one end inside the cabinet (over the door), put it through the wreath, and fastened the second end.  











I wish you all a very Merry CHRISTmas!!!



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A bunch of Christmas cards!


As promised, here are "a few" cards I've made but hadn't posted.  Enjoy!  

I love dies and this Merry Christmas die from Pink and Main is a favorite!!



  

See? I inserted the die cut into the paper.

This layered poinsettia die is from Darice.  I bent the flowers slightly between my fingers for a bit of dimension.


This one is absolutely gorgeous IRL!!

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I also love pretty stamps!  This is "Old Fashioned Christmas" from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.



This stamp is from Raisin Boat and I used several shades of Hampton Arts ink.  I loved how this turned out!  Going to experiment with more.



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From my scrapbooking days (I'd love still do it, but time....!), I have lots of stickers, so created some cards with them.








And just one more highlighting a large punch...



I hope you enjoyed seeing them!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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