Thursday, January 18, 2018

Here Is My Heart

Today I am sharing a card I created using We Are 3 papers, image and sentiment. This card using the Nautical Love papers, Valentine sentiments and one of the images from Vintage Valentines. All of them can be found at the We Are 3 Etsy shop.

I started with a red card for my base then layered a piece of the Nautical Love paper onto a navy blue mat. I cut a 1.5 inch strip from another of the Nautical Love papers and matted it with the navy blue. I placed the dotty piece on top of the stripe piece. I then fussy cut my image and adhered it to a Spellbinder circle with crocheted border (made by Jessie Fogan). Lastly, I printed off the sentiment, cut it down and matted it with the navy.

I honestly LUV anything that is vintage, so this set really appealed to me. I bet you will like it, too. I think I've mentioned this before, but I am really having a lot of fun with the papers and the images from We Are 3.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kiss a Ginger

I don't remember which day it was, but one day last week was "Kiss a Ginger" day. Yes, there really is such a thing! Anyhoo, I've always been a bit partial to red heads (my grandfather was one, my sister and I had red tones in our hair, my cousin was a true ginger -- both in name and hair color), so even though my little card has nothing to do with kissing, it does feature a ginger (smile).

Before I go further with my own card, let me share this week's sketch with you:

Debbie picked this one as one of her favorites from last year. She is also providing the prize for the week:

The Fluer de Lis square dies by Spellbinder -- yum and double yum!

Now, for my card. I have used the digital stamp called Alicia by Sugar Nellie (a small Scottish stamp company - I have colored her with Copic makers and cut the image into a circle using one of my Spellbinder circle dies.  I then cut a second circle from blue card to mat the image and placed both onto a lovely crocheted circle (made by our dear former DT member, Jessie Fogan)

The plaid paper and the dotty paper are both from a 12 x 12" paper pad from Michael's Crafts. The card base is blue card (believe it or not, it is the same blue as the matting circle behind the image). The lace is a piece from a set by Recollections.

Please join us this year at Tuesday Morning Sketches as we start another wonderful year of sharing with you our card making friends. We love visiting with you and having you visit with us each week. Please make sure you visit each of the design team members and leave a little love at their blog (you can go to their blog by clicking on their name above their sample posted at the Tuesday Morning Blog).

Have a good week!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Nautical Love

Have you started your Valentine cards yet? If not, We Are 3 Papers and Images has some really cute -- well, papers and images -- that make darling Valentine Cards. I made mine above using:  I have used Penguin Love -…/we-are-3-digital-shop-penguin-love-y… and Nautical Love Papers -…/we-are-3-digital-paper-nautical-love

I started with a piece of red card from my own stack and used a piece from the Nautical Love papers for my background piece. I then printed off the dotty blue paper and cut out a strip of it which I matted with the red from the card.  I then printed off the penguin and fussy cut him (isn't he darling?). I cut another piece of the red card and matted it with a light blue. I adhered my penguin using foam dots so that he is raised up from the background. I then cut two hearts from the dotty blue using one of my punches and adhered them near the penguin.

We Are 3 has a sheet of Valentine sentiments, too, but I wanted to continue the nautical theme, so I typed my own. After printing it, I matted it with a piece of the red card.

Over the last 6 months or so, I have gotten to where I just don't have the time or desire to spend a lot of time coloring images and creating cards. I know this is a temporary thing, but I also don't want to just give up crafting or making special cards for my friends and family. The We Are 3 papers and images have been a perfect way for me to continue to be creative without spending as much time doing it. I can use the We Are 3 papers and already colored images and create a wonderful one of a kind card. 

If you have not yet tried We Are 3, what are you waiting for? I know you will enjoy working with the papers and/or images as much as I am.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Starting a New Year

Hello friends. It has been a few weeks since I've posted anything. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are ready for the new year to bring you lots of love, laughter and crafting time.

We, at Tuesday Morning Sketches, are continuing our tradition of revisiting some sketches from the previous year. The first one was selected by DT member, Carol and here is the one she picked:

Carol is also providing the prize for this week's challenge. It is a lovely embossing folder. Here it is:

If you visit Carol's blog or the TMS Blog, you will see Carol's sample using the same embossing plate (well, not the same as yours will be new, but one just like the prize offering).

Again, I have used some Heartfelt Creations papers to create my card for this week. I started with a green card base and layered it with a light peach from the Camellia Carnation Collection. On top of that, I have cut out one of the panels and adhered it in the middle of the peach panel. The image looks as if it is layered on several panels, but it is all one piece. I then cut the two fishtail pieces, first from the green and then from another piece from the collection. After layering them on top of each other, I added the pearls. Lastly, I added the sentiment by stamping it onto a piece left from the piece from which I used for the top  fishtails.

It was so quick, but makes for a very lovely card. I plan to send it this week to a dear friend who is getting ready to start radiation and chemotherapy.

I hope you can find a few minutes this coming week to create something lovely using our sketch and share it with us at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. We would love to see your work.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time for a Break

I bet you are thinking, "That's an odd title for this week's blog entry." After all, it is Tuesday, so supposedly it is time for a new Tuesday Morning Sketch. Yep, so far you are correct (on both counts). Let me say that my head just hasn't been working properly for the past week or so, so it is definitely time for a break. Here is this week's sketch:

 You will note that my card above looks NOTHING like the sketch. I colored up the pretty image provided by our sponsor and then proceeded to make my card -- only I looked at the wrong sketch!

I was exceptionally pleased with the way the flowers turned out. My coloring was quite good this time, and I was even pleased with the way I had combined Copic markers and Prisma colored pencils to get the look that I wanted. Everything fell right into place -- the papers matched nicely, the ribbon added a nice touch. I was really patting myself on the back with this one -- and then I went over to the TMS blog to post my card. . . 

That's when I discovered I had looked at the wrong sketch :-(

I apologize, but I am just going to have to go with the flow on this one. I am heading out of town tomorrow for the day to attend a luncheon, and today was filled with errands and some last minute decorating. Yesterday was granddaughter's birthday, and I spent the day with her and her mom having a girl's day at the beauty salon.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Let It Snow Scene

Oops! Here it is Friday, and a team mate emailed me to ask if I realized I never put up this week's card posting. I apologize to our sponsor, We Are 3 digital papers and images. I did get the card made and posted on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, but not my own. Anyway, without further ado, here is this weeks sketch:

Look a bit daunting? It really isn't. I was surprised at the different ways the DT used this sketch (I don't know why, though, since everyone is exceptionally talented!!). Mine is a tiny bit different, but still keeps the integrity of the original design (at least I think it does). I have used two of We Are 3 papers, and the Hipster Snowman to create my card.

The two papers are Rainbow Gingham (the trees), and Holiday Thank You (the snow). I printed the two papers off using my HP color printer. I tore the snow pieces and glued them to the bottom portion of a piece of blue card, leaving enough blue to create my sky. I then used a Marianne tree die and cut two trees from the Rainbow Gingham piece and adhered them flush to the card. I fussy cut Hipster Snowman and then adhered him with foam dots.

My bad, because I had planned to finish off my card using one of the sentiments from We Are 3's Christmas sentiment collection, but totally forgot it (sort of like forgetting to post this blog entry - um oops!).

Please take a few minutes and go over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog if you have not already done so, and have a look at the beautiful DT samples our team made this week. Also, would love for you to head over to Etsy and look up We Are 3 Digital Stamps and Images. There are some really beautiful things over there for use in paper crafting.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Have a Wonderful Christmas

I am using another Heartfelt Creations paper and image for this card. I really love the Heartfelt Creations papers, dies and stamps. They are so very pretty and classic looking. 

Here is the sketch we are using this week (a nice, simple, classic sketch):

We have tried to keep the sketches here toward the end of the year classic and simple. We realize everyone is busy with holidays and/or family, not to mention Christmas cards, so we've tried to create simple but beautifully classic sketches to help you out. This one was created by Debbie and is perfect for lovely Christmas cards!

As mentioned, I am enamored  with the beautiful Heartfelt Creations. For this card, I have used a piece of their paper (background) and the lovely pre-printed cut-out (front panel). The rest of the card is from my stash. I started with a white card base. I layered red card and then the HC background paper. The border piece behind the front panel is a Spellbinder die. The green is from my scrap bag. The panel is pre-printed. I matted it with the red before placing it onto the card. Easy-peasy and quick, but doesn't it look so very pretty?

Please take a few minutes today and check out the other DT creations on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. The team always does such beautiful work. I know you won't be disappointed this week, and I hope you will be inspired to join us.