Tuesday, March 31, 2020

TMS 548 - Tuesday Morning Sketches

Hi, everyone! We have a new sketch for you this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I hope you'll be inspired to join us!  I made a kitty card with a shaker element and lots of pink!


I stamped and coloured the kitty with markers and then fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I hand-cut two banners from patterned paper and inked the edges. I die-cut a rectangle from pink cardstock and then die-cut a circle so I could create a shaker.  I stamped a sentiment. embossed the pink panel, and then added the shaker element.  I die-cut more circles, some from patterned paper, and I inked the edges of everything on this card!  

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Cutie Patooties (retired), Your Next Stamp Cool Cats
Ink:  Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, Gina K Designs Amalgam
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, My Creative Time Bunch of Fun Circles, Gina Marie Designs Dot Studs Circles
Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Patterned paper:  Bronte Charm 6x6 paper pack
Other:  Sequins

Here's our Sketch 548, designed by Laura Jean (LJ). I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!


I would like to support the following challenges: Cardz TV 111 AG 2/3; Colour Crazy AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creations in Pink AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations Pretty Pastels UE; Digi Choosday AG 1/2; DL.ART March AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 53 SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing Thing1 AG, Thing2 Background using scraps and/or small pieces of patterned paper or washi tape 2/4; Polkadoodles AG 2/2; Show Us Your Pussycats 52 Furrything Goes UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2520; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC M420 ~ It’s Raining Cats and Dogs; The Outlawz Festive Friday AG (Encouragement) UE; Your Next Stamp 135 Cute Critters 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Have a Cherry Day

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun baking-themed card featuring cherry pie! Can you see the little mouse?


The Pie image is a freebie this month at Beccy's Place (thank you, Beccy!).  I opted for the precoloured image and added Glossy Accents to the red areas of the pie.  Other images and papers are from Crafty Secrets (no longer in business).  I fussy-cut the Beccy's Place image as well as the cute little mouse and popped them up on foam tape.  I added more Glossy Accents to the cherries in the bowl.  The punny sentiment is from Doodle Pantry (no longer in business). I also stamped the word "sweet" on the file tab and "yum" near the pie.

I would like to support the following challenges: Beccy's Place March UE; Cardz TV 111 AG 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creative Knockouts AG 2/2 C10; DL.ART March AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 53 SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing Thing1 AG 1/4; Southern Girls AG 1/2; The Outlawz Festive Friday AG (Encouragement) UE


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Now for something totally different!  Double Trouble is having a fun challenge to celebrate "National Goof Off Day" and "National Chip and Dip Day."  Their challenge is Chip Shapes (I went with Thing1 and Thing2).  Please head over to read all the details of their challenge and see their inspirational projects!  I must confess that these are not my creations, but my hubby Brian was inspired to create these chip-shape projects at my request. He told me that each chip shape was "as is" and he did not modify the chips, just placed them together to create the projects.







Thank you for looking at my card, and I hope Brian's chip projects made you smile! Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, March 27, 2020

I don't have a Square to Spare

Hello, everybody!  I'm back with a fun card to make you smile!  Back in the day, I was a big Seinfeld fan (still am!) and I remember fondly the bathroom-stall scene where Elaine is told, "I don't have a square to spare."  Were you a Seinfeld fan?  Do you remember the show?   I hope my card will brighten your day!

This kitty is hoarding toilet paper like so many people in the world and will not spare a square!  If you'd like to see what my kitty does with toilet paper, scroll way down for photos.


First I made the background by repeatedly stamping the butterflies in pastel colours.  Next I coloured the kitty with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I created the sentiment in Word and die-cut with a speech bubble.  Lastly I adhered a die-cut scalloped frame.

Stamps:  Newton's Nook - Naughty Newton, Newton's Nook - Beautiful Wings, butterfly from Newton's Nook - Newton's Day Dream, tiny snowflake from Newton's Nook - Newton's Curious Christmas
Ink:  Ranger Archival Sky Blue and Pink Peony, Simon Says Stamp Duckling, Memento Lulu Lavender, Gina K Designs Amalgam
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Frame

I was inspired by the colour challenge at Newton's Nook Inky Paws 119 (pastel pink, pale yellow, baby blue, light lavender):



My cat Honeydew loves toilet paper too, but he doesn't hoard it.  He just has fun with it. He was very proud of himself in these photos.




I would also like to support the following challenges: A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; Cardz TV 111 AG 1/3; Craftlandia 2 Pink and/or Blue 2/2; Colour Crazy AG 1/2; Creative Fingers 182 AG 3/3; Creative Inspirations Pretty Pastels UE;  Polkadoodles AG 1/2; Show Us Your Pussycats 52 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2520; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC M420 ~ It’s Raining Cats and Dogs; Virginia's Show and Share March 3/4; Word Art Wednesday 432-433 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 5/5 wk1


Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Guest Designer at Stick It Down

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm Guest Designing at Stick it Down for their March Card Sketch!  There is still time if you'd like to join the challenge!  I enjoy sketches - they are a great way to get your crafty mojo going!  This sketch inspired me to make a winter holiday card!  I make my cards all year long as it helps take the pressure off in November/December, especially since I enjoy contributing to holiday card drives.


This adorable image is Bugaboo Stamps - Boy Gingerbread Candy Cane 4.  I coloured him with markers, added Star Dust Stickles to his icing, and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape. The patterned paper is from Crate Paper, and I layered it on green and then red cardstock.  Behind the gingerbread boy, I stamped some flourishes (Inkadinkado).  I stamped a sentiment (Your Next Stamp) on a kraft scrap and adhered.  Lastly I embellished with red and green gems.

Here's the March card sketch at Stick it Down, designed by Leslie Turner.  I hope you'll be inspired to play along in our challenge!



Thank you to Ashley at Stick it Down for inviting me to be Card Sketch Guest Designer this month - I had fun!


I would like to support the following 10 challenges:
  1. Bugaboo Catch the Bug March Bingo (I went with 3 Layers, Bugaboo Image, and Player's Choice (gems) 1/3
  2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 482 AG Inspired by Christmas Song or Carol UE
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE
  4. DL.ART March AG UE 1/d
  5. Rudolph Day February 1E C10
  6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5
  7. The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2520
  8. The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE
  9. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up AG Optional Ice Ice Baby 3/10
  10. Word Art Wednesday 432-433 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness (Blog Hop)

Hello, everyone! Today I'm joining my friend Fikreta in a blog hop for Purple Day in support of epilepsy awareness. Each participant in the hop has made a card featuring purple.  I hope you'll hop around and see what everyone has made!

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Our blog hop runs from March 26 to 31, and there are giveaways to be won! Thank you to our generous sponsors, Digi Doodle Studios and Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, who are each giving away one digital image of the winner's choice.  In addition, Ike from Ike's Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Digis both have giveaways as part of their stops along the hop, including one from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!  To be entered to win, please comment on each stop of the hop and tell us what you learned about epilsepsy.  I would be so happy if you became a follower but it is not necessary to win a prize.



Here's the card I made for Purple Day:


The adorable image is Digi Doodles Studios - Gracie & Nibbles. I coloured it with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop it up on foam tape. The background paper is from Fred She Said, and I stamped a sentiment from Newton's Nook.  I added a die-cut shape and some lace behind the image and then finished the card with two punched butterflies and some purple gems.  

My card design was inspired by Sketch 3 at Crafting Vicky:



Please take a moment and read:

Purple Day
Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder.  Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigmas commonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition; to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance; and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.  The day occurs annually on March 26. You can read more about epilepsy here.

What to do if someone has a convulsive seizure


Blog Hop
Annabel
Fikreta (host)
Hetty
Kitty (you are here)
Karen
Sponsors
 

You may also wish to check out our sponsors' Facebook pages:
Digi Doodle Studios

Ike's Art
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Knitty Kitty Digis

Challenges
I would also like to support the following challenges: A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; A Perfect Time to Craft March AG UE; Allsorts AG Animal Kingdom 2/3; Creative Fingers 182 AG 2/3; Digi Doodles 25 Ribon or Lace; Digi Doodles Facebook AG 1/3; DL.ART March AG UE 1/d; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 5/5; Show Us Your Pussycats 52 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; Tales from the Craft Room Furry Friends 1E; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2520; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC M420 ~ It’s Raining Cats and Dogs; The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Lavender Monochrome Palette; Time Out 158 Lots or a Little Purple UE; Word Art Wednesday 432-433 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!                                          

Bee-utiful Day and Bee Happy (2 cards)

Hello, everybody!  Today I'm sharing two bee-themed cards!  I am a big fan of bees as they are so important to our food supply. 

Card 1 


Card 1 features a bee image from Gecko Galz What's the Buzz Collage Sheet.  I used a number of dies; namely: Simon Says Stamp Small Hexagon Cluster Die, Nellie's Multiframe Circle, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares, and Gina Marie Designs Stitched Rectangle. The patterned papers are from Tell It to the Bees 6x6 paper pack. I stamped a sentiment from Jane's Doodles and embellished with a number of black sequins. My card design was inspired by Creative Sketchy Girls - Challenge 46:




Card 2


Card 2 features a bee image from Gecko Galz What's the Buzz Collage Sheet, which I die-cut with Memory Box Pinpoint Rectangle Layers.  The patterned papers are from Tell It to the Bees 6x6 paper pack.  I added a die-cut Simon Says Stamp Small Hexagon Cluster, stamped a sentiment from Your Next Stamp, and embellished with a few black sequins.  My card design was inspired by Sketch Saturday Week 602:



I would like to support the following challenges: A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; A Perfect Time to Craft March AG UE; Bitten by the Bug 2 Spring Equinox; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Double D Spring 3/3; Double Trouble Thing1 Spring Plus Dies/Punches, Thing3 Bee or Honeycomb (used both), Thing2 Join Bitten by the Bug 3/4; Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Spring is in the Air 3/3; Gecko Galz Challenge of the Day Bee You; Gecko Galz Customer Challenge Once Upon a Spring Time; Incy Wincy Spring Fling 3/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG (not doing twist) 1E; Word Art Wednesday 432-433 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my cards!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Have a Beautiful Day

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a cute little spring scene in pastel colours with a shaker background and an adorable fox watching an umbrella blow in the wind!


Dies:  Poppystamps Whittle Fox, Poppystamps Brighton Flower Border, Memory Box Petite Umbrella, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
Stamp:  Avery Elle Happy Camper (sentiment)
Embossing folder: Taylored Expressions Cloudy Day
Punches:  Recollections Butterflies
Other:  Gems on flowers and butterflies, clear flat sequins in several sizes in shaker

Here's another view:


I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 4/5; A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; A Perfect Time to Craft March AG UE; Allsorts AG Animal Kingdom 1/3; Artsystamper Digitals 12 Lots of Layers 3/3; Arty Divas AG 4/5; Bitten by the Bug 2 Spring Equinox; Crafty Gals Corner Use Flowers 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Layer it Up 3/3; Creative Fingers 182 AG 1/3; Creative Inspirations Pretty Pastels UE; Cut It Up Spring Fever with Butterflies 1E; Cute Card Thursday Just For Fun UE; Die Cut Divas AG with Dies 4/4; Dies R Us Things with Wings 1/3; DL.ART March AG UE 1/d; Double D Spring 1/3; Double Trouble Thing1 Spring Plus Dies/Punches and Thing2 Join Bitten by the Bug1/4; Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Spring is in the Air 1/3; Hero Arts Stay Crafty Encouragement Cards; Incy Wincy Spring Fling 1/5; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 4/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Memory Box 59 Glitter Paper or Glue 1E; Mod Squad Shaker Card 1/3; Paperbabe Inspiration Photo 1/3; Polkadoodles 12 AG 2/2; Poppystamps PSC#66 Floral Fantasy 1/3; Scribbles Designs In Bloom 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Whatever the Weather 1/5; The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Spring/Easter with Pastel Pink, Yellow, Green; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Word Art Wednesday 430-431 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk2

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Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!