Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tea Cups and Roses

I apologize for the quality of the photo and the lack of watermark, but I had/am having computer problems. It is highly frustrating because I've lost all my programs although most of the data was saved. How dependent we've become on machines (sigh).

We have completed our flash back to 2017 and this is the first new sketch for 2018:

Isn't it lovely? I have used a green card base and a piece of digital paper from We Are 3 designs. Right now I cannot tell you the name of the digital package this paper is from (lost file), but I promise that I will add a P.S. before the week is out with the name and link for this lovely cotton candy looking pink paper. 

I also cannot share the name and designer of the image yet. (I might as well not even write this blog since I cannot get to and share the pertinent information - boohoo!) Anyway, I kept the card simple and true to the sketch design. I only used the two papers (the green card and the pink background). I cut the scalloped circle and the image circle with Spellbinder dies. The pink flowers are from Recollections, and the two leaf elements are from Martha Stewart punches.

I hope to have my computer back up and running properly soon, and I do promise to come back and give you the missing information. In the mean time, have a good week and happy crafting! 

 PS: I am still working on trying to reinstall my programs and get my computer back up to snuff. It is a slow process, especially since I am having trouble remembering what programs I had. Anyway, I did recover enough to be able to do the research on the paper and image, and as promised, I am letting you know the details on them (smile). The pink paper is from the We Are 3 Sweetheart Collection. The image is called Tea Cup Stack by Happileigh. (I did a search for Leigh's site, but I did not find it. I don't know if she has closed it or what. I always enjoyed doing cards with her images.)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Birthday Owl

I used one of the papers for this card from the Celebrate Collection (which is now on sale in the store for $0.80).
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The image is from Chris Beach (Imagine That Designs). The paper matched the image so perfectly that is was a fun, easy and quick card to make!

I love using the We Are 3 digital papers. They mix and match well, and they look wonderful when printed off. No buying and storing paper pads or packets. How often have you ended up buying a full pad of paper and actually only used (maybe) half? With the We Are 3 digital papers, there is no waste. You print only the papers you are going to use. Don't need a full 8.5 x 11" sheet? You can print a smaller sheet, saving you paper, ink and "waste." 
If you want more ideas on how to use the We Are 3 papers, join the We Are 3 FaceBook page. You will enjoy lots of beautiful designs and fun cards posted.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Hedgehog Love

Good morning. It is time for another Tuesday Morning Sketches blast from the past. This week, I picked our sketch. I love the was this sketch is so versatile and changes depending on the papers and/or image used. It is a really great sketch to have in your creative folder.

I have used three papers from a Valentine pack by Recollections for Michael's Crafts. I started with a red card base and cut the three patterned papers to size following the sketch. I then used a Penny Black Hedgehog image and cut it in an oval using a Spellbinder oval nesting die. I then cut two ovals, one red and one pink, using the Spellbinder scalloped oval die. 

The sentiment is from my stash, and I raised it using foam pads. Lastly, I added some metal hearts from a package from my stash (I don't recall the manufacturer, but I believe I got them last year from Hobby Lobby).

The gift this week is a lovely embroidery template for making embroidery designs on your cards. I have a Dutch friend who makes gorgeous cards using embroidery stitches on her cards. Full instructions are on the package, so if you have been wanting to try this lovely technique, this is your chance to entry to try to win this lovely brass template. All you have to do is create a card using this week's sketch and entering it at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

Have fun and create!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Steam Punk 2

I am on a Steam Punk kick -- actually, my daughter is. She has been wanting me to use the two images (last week's and this week's) for several months now, so I appeased her. However, let me go ahead and show you this week's sketch and this week's prize before I get into a discussion of my card.

and our prize are these two cute little 2 x 2" stamps and a shimmer pen.

 Now to my card. This sketch was a perfect one for the Steam Punk image. It was clean and simple which wonderfully off-set the details of the little girl and her costume. I have used a white card as my base and a green dotty paper for my background. The image is matted with a solid green.

I adhered two green clock faces with foam dots to lift them off the background, and I finished off my card with a silver colored laser cut word, "imagine."

The image is a My Bestie by Sherri Baldy.

I'm sure you will have fun with this week's sketch. Hope you will give it a try.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

You Have My Heart

This sweet little Valentine was made using We Are 3 papers and images. I really liked the set of vintage valentines that We Are 3 created, so I made several cards using them (previously shared one). I have used two papers from the Nautical Love set. 

The base card is red card stock with a layer of light blue card stock and then a  layer of the red and white dotty paper. The side border is a piece of red stripe matted with the blue card. The lovely doily is a die from Marianne. The image was fussy cut and placed over the doily using foam dots (to give it a bit of a lift). The sentiment is also from We Are 3 which I printed off and then matted with the blue.

I like We Are 3 papers and images because everything coordinates so well. Cards are quick to make, but look as if you have spent hours putting them together.  Everything used on this card (and lots more wonderful items) can be found in the We Are 3 Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Steampunk Teddy

We are still visiting favorites from last year. This one was chosen by Janice. Here is the sketch:

I have chosen a kraft brown card base. The clock paper is a piece from a heritage pack that I got quite a number of years ago, so I do not have information as to manufacturer. However, the clocks went along with the steampunk theme perfectly!

Let me say, up front, that this card is one of those that shows better in person than in a photograph. There are several things that are not showing true in the picture. The goldish-yellow band across the top perfectly matches some of the clock bodies in the background paper, but you cannot tell that very well in the photo. Also, the three fishtail at the bottom of the blue square are a matte gold color which sadly appear as a blob of taupe in the picture.

Anyway, the little Steampunk Teddy is a My Besties by Sherri Baldy image. I cut a blue square (also perfectly matches some of the clock bodies) and matted it with the kraft. I cut some gears out of the matte gold paper using one of my dies and used them in place of brads on the

This is a fun sketch to use because of the various layers.  I do hope you will give it a try. Our prize for this week is a fun cling stamp. 


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.