Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Day for Flowers

This week, one of my favorite stamp designers is sponsoring our weekly sketch challenge. A Day for Daisies (and her sister, Sami Stamps) have been favorites of mine for quite a long time. First, though, let me share the wonderful sketch with you:

Isn't that a FAB sketch? Melissa has provided us with a real classic with this one.

As I said, ADFD has been a favorite of mine since I started using digital stamps. The designer's images cover a wonderful range from floral to animals to charming children and fairies. The one I have used is one from my stash, and I did not realize (until I went to find it on her store site) that it evidently is discontinued. This one was called Mother's Day Flowers. There are similar images, though, so if you like it, take a look at the others. I'm sure you will find one that will suit your liking.

I colored my image with Copic markers after printing it on X-Press Brand card. The blue card base is from a package of colored card weigh from Michael's Crafts. The DP is from a pad that I've used quite a bit (love the combination of colors) by K&Company. The sentiment is from a set  of Ranger clear stamps. The butterfly is punched with a Martha Stewart punch from a piece of paper in my scrap bin, and the rhinestones are from Recollections.

Please join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. We always love seeing what our wonderful friends and followers create. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hello TMS friends!  Welcome to another fun sketch challenge.  Our sketch this week is from Debbie and it's full of great elements!
Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  The prize is a $12 shopping voucher.

Here's the sketch:....


While I didn't get one of Di's adorable images this week, please take a look at her web store. She has some really cute designs. 
I have used a Mo Manning image colored with Copic markers. The papers are from an 8x8 DCWV pad. I've used a white card base, red card for matting and the DP from DCWV. The little flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is a wooden cutout from a pack of wooden words that I got from Michael's Crafts.
Please join us this week and use Debbie's wonderful sketch to create a card of your own then post it to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  
Have a great week, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Here Kitty Kitty

TMS #360

Good Morning friends and followers!  Thank you so much for joining me for another Tuesday Morning sketch challenge.  This sketch is by Jessi and it's so much fun!  Can you just see all the possibilities? If not, then you are going to want to stop by the blog and see what the DT have done with it.

We're sponsored by one of TMS' favorite sponsors - Sami Stamps.  Samantha, the owner creates her own lovely digital images - each have a personality of their very own.  You will surely find something you like in her Etsy shop.

Here's the sketch...

 For my card today, I used the adorable image called Tower of Whiskers.

 I did not originally intend for this card to be so muted and monochromatic, but it ended up that way. I think I would prefer a little more color, but the less colorful papers make the adorable image POP! Having been on Sami's DT at one time (before time constraints forced me to have to step down), I know that Sami likes kitty images as much as I like Kitties! I personally live with a gray and white, a tan and brown, a calico and a solid black -- a wide variety -- and while I didn't try matching my own kitties in the image, I did try for a wide variety.

I used the aqua card weight for my base card, and laid a piece of gray DP from a Recollections pad on top. For the slightly tilted piece, I used a wide dotty white and aqua ribbon. I inked around the image piece with Color Box aqua and adhered it to the card with pop dots so that it fit up over the ribbon. Lastly, instead of buttons (as in the sketch), I used a sticker I found in my stash. I mounted the sticker onto a scrap piece of the base card and punched it out because the sticker was transparent, and I didn't want the background to show through it. I adhered the circle with adhesive on one side and a pop dot on the other to make it level with the image.

We hope you've been enjoying the new sketches that we provide each week. We are having lots of fun with them ourselves. Also, we love seeing the entries each week using the sketches, so consider playing along with us. You may just be a lucky winner! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sweet Ribbon and Button Girl

Tuesday Morning Sketches #359

Good Morning you wonderful friends and followers!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is feeling refreshed and ready to join TMS for another fun sketch.  The family and I celebrated the US Independence day quietly as the 100 degree temps just were not inviting for picnics or fireworks. It was nice to just be able to relax, though, with no one having to rush off to work!

This week's sketch is brought to us by Patti.  This one will give you the opportunity to bring out some stashed embellishments or showcase some beautiful patterned paper.

We're sponsored by Jennifer Tomasic, CTMH demonstrator.  She'll be offering this stamp set to the randomly drawn winner.

Living in Pictures
Here is the super sketch:
Have fun with this sketch and then hop on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog and show us what you've done. We always love seeing how our friends interpret the sketches that we create and use.