Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TMS 328 and Thanksgiving

Hello dear followers. It is another Tuesday and time for another wonderful sketch. Before I share the sketch with you, I'd like to thank all of you who have continue to follow my blog over the years. It seems as if the crafting community has changed a bit over the years as many of us have other commitments and responsibilities. I know that my own time is now more limited than it was just a few years ago. So, I do want all of you to know how much I appreciate those of you who continue to visit me through my blog.

Now, on to business (smile). This week our sponsor is Sami Stamps, and our sketch was designed by our own Debbie Foster. Her is the sketch:

I do like the simplicity yet versatility of this sketch. I have used  the image Little Acorn Hoot.

I have used this little image before, but it is such a sweet one that I've chosen to use it again with this week's challenge. I colored the little bird using Copic markers, and then I paper pieced the acorn (this is exactly how I did the image last time, but you will note I used different paper combinations both in my paper piecing and in my card). The acorn would have just as easily been colored with my markers, but I liked the additional color and texture that paper gave. 

Since this week (Thursday) is the American Thanksgiving holiday, I have used that theme for my sentiment. The fall colors and the sentiment are perfect for this time of year.

Wishing all of you a wonderful week (and for my US friends, a very happy Thanksgiving), and if you have a few free minutes this week, stop by and visit the Tuesday Morning Blog to see the beautiful card the other DT members have created this week.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches and Sherri Baldy

Good morning friends.  I am back. Thank you so much for stopping by. Here is another fun sketch challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This week's sketch is brought to you by Nina.  I love the basic elements that can be used for color blocking.  So many options!

Our sponsor this week is Sherri Baldy Designs.  Her big eyed beauties are so sweet and charming and you will absolutely love what the team did with the images.

But first, here is the sketch:

 I am still having problems with my printer ink smearing. I have learned that I am not the only one who experiences this problem with HP ink, so I may be in the market for a new printer, as I don't have the time to deal with the frustration of having to recolor images due to black smudges! Anyhoo, because of several unsuccessful attempts to color, I finally ended up printing off one of the pre-colored images on one of my Sherry Baldy CDs. If you haven't seen the CDs, you should definitely check them out. They are absolutely wonderful and, in my case, a nice life saver (smile).

I was actually able to use up some of my scraps with this week's sketch. It was really nice not to have to cut into new pieces of paper. I mounted the three pieces on a white card base, then placed my image on top. I also cut the sentiment off of another Sherry Baldy image and added it to the bottom of mine. I then added two rhinestone holly leaves and berries just for a tiny bit of bling.

Do stop by the TMS Blog and have a look at what the other team members did with this wonderful sketch.  

I know I've not been around much lately. I have had to take a leave of absence from a couple of y design teams, and I was gone for the month of October from TMS (but hopefully am back now). This is a busy time of year for everyone, both personally and professionally, so I just needed to simplify my life a little. Know you all understand, and I hope you missed me just a little bit (smile).

See you next week (if not before)!