Tuesday, December 20, 2016

TMS 383

Good Morning Tuesday Morning friends, 

Thank you for joining us for the last challenge of 2016 and it's time for our Annual Anything Goes Challenge. This is the only time of year that TMS has an anything goes challenge and there are no holds barred.  You can do anything you'd like.... cards, ornaments, gift bags, art journals.  This challenge will run for 2 weeks.  This gives the design team a much needed break.

Today I'm sharing a thank you card with you. I feel that it's very important for my children to send thank you cards to family after Christmas. Our Christmas was early this year so we will be sending these out over the next few days. 

Supplies used: kraft paper embossed with honey comb embossing folder, paper doily from the dollar store, white embossing powder with SU Secret Garden stamps and die cuts, SU leaf punch, label die cut with sponged edges and thanks stamp. 

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! I sure hope you have some time to craft over the holidays. 

I would love to enter this into the following challenges

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog #17

I'm super excited to share today's project for WWODTCB#17 with you. I've created a magical winter scene in this bracket shadow frame for my 7 year old daughter. The image is from Julia Spiri "The Snow Fairy" and you can find her HERE! 
Frame was painted with a metalic silver folkart paint. Light blue modeling creme was added through a Tim Holtz snowflake stencil, added some sparkly blue paper to close up the frame, added mulbury paper and my hand colored image "The Snow Fairy" and you can find her HERE! To finish off the piece with a glittery pair of snow skates to match the fairy, lots of snowflakes and more glitter! I hope this piece brings as much joy to you as it did to my girl. 

Sponsored by Julia Spiri

Please support our Sponsor and visit Julia's Shop HERE! 

Come along and join Julia's Facebook Group.
You can join Group HERE! 

Enter this Challenge and you could win one of these gorgeous images sponsored by Julia Spiri for 1st Prize and Runner Ups....

 Prize Awards:
1st Prize ~ 3 digitals, Certificate and Badge
Runner Up Prize ~ 2 digitals, Certificate and Badge
DT Favourites ~ Certificate and Badge
Best Technique ~ Certificate and Badge
Highly Commended ~ Certificate and Badge
Special Mentions ~ Certificate and Badge
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  • THREE entries permitted per person, you MUST post a separate entry for each project you wish to enter
  • You MUST be a DT on any Design Team in the World to be eligible to enter this Challenge
  • Be sure to include a LINK directly to your project and NOT to your entire Blog and also Link your project back to our Challenge
  • You MUST be a FOLLOWER of this challenge Blog
  • Our Challenge THEMES are always ANYTHING GOES
  • All WINNERS will be announced on the next challenge Blog which commences on the 15th of each month as well as Meet at the Scrappers Corner and International DT Craft Facebook Groups. 
I would also like to enter the following challenges
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge 291 Snowflake border (Artbooking CTMH) Ice Skates and Snowflake (Ice Skate Scrapbook Layout Family Album)
Ching-Chou Kuik bright and beautiful
Aurora Wings winter wonderland

TMS 382

Tuesday Morning Friends, 

I'm sorry this post is late. This is our last sketch of the year! Please join us in making it a good one. Our challenge is sponsored by Jennifer Tomasic, CTMH Independent Demonstrator.

Here's the sketch...

And here's my card.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TMS 381

Good Morning TMS friends!  Thank you for joining us - we have such a cute sketch to play with this week.  I think it's fun and whimsical.  It certainly doesn't have to be that way though, you'll interpret it whichever way your creative juices take you.

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The prize is $5 shopping voucher.
Here's the sketch....
My card features the adorable image from Digital Delights - Poinsettia Macy

I've used my copic collection to color her, Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes paper, SU Petite Pairs sentiment and some wink of stella clear.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge  Christmas Challenge (small banner under sentiment - Bits and Pieces Cartridge and large banner under image - Pretty Pennants)
Crafty Our Passion Challenge challenge-341 always anything goes

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

TMS 380

Good Morning TMS friends! Thank you so much for joining me this morning.

This week's sketch is inspired by Debbie and also our sponsor! Thank you Debbie!

Sponsor: Debbie

Here's my card. I turned the sentiment area on it's side and moved it up a bit. I love this family of deer die cut from Memory Box. 

I would love to add this Christmas Card into the following challenges.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #99

Challenge #99- 3 of a Kind

This week the challenge is 3 of a Kind!

Hi Ladies and Gents, today is my final post as a designer for Crafty Gals Corner. When I apply to be part of the team I was anticipating having extra time on my hands while my two precious kiddos were at school (grade 2 and kindergarten) I'm pleased to say it has been the complete opposite. In September I was invited to be part of the parent council. There was an opening for the milk program and hot lunch that my friend and I took over. I'm volunteering in both childrens classroom, both which have had change in teachers October and November. The change has been stressful on my youngest so I've been busy helping him with the tranistion. With my husband away 50% of the time I'm really struggling to keep up with the craftying that this team deserves. And for those reasons I have stepped down from the team. I would  like to thank all the Crafty Gals for their love during my time with them. A special thanks to Samantha, thank you so much for having me and understanding my need to step down!

And now for this weeks card. Our challenge is three of a kind, I've added three wooded ornaments around my little bear. Sprayed them with some Heidi Swapps Sprays and added some gold extra thick embossing powder. This fold on the card may look familar to you as I used the same fold last week. I'm loving it paired with my new spellbinder dies.
Using: Bella with Rose - Conie Fong

Our sponsors this week are:

My Besties Shop / Etsy Bestie Store

Prize: 3 digital images below

Conie Fong
Prize: 3 digital images

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #98- Any Holiday

Challenge #98- Any Holiday

This week the challenge is Any Holiday!

Our sponsors this week are:

QKR Stampede

Prize: 3 Digital Images

The Paper Nest Dolls
Prize: $20 gift Certificate

My favorite holiday is Christmas. My favorite color scheme to decorate the house is blue and silver. I can't wait until December 1st when I will start decorating with the kids.
 Using: Old Time Santa by QKR Stampede

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TMS #378

Good Morning!
Please join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. We have a great sketch for you to use and I can't wait to see what you create!
using All Dressed Up: A star is born

Our Sketch

Monday, November 14, 2016

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #16

DT Project for the
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #16
15th November 2016

The digi that I have used on this card is call It's a boy and you can purchase him right here.

I have created this Christmas card for my very special niece or nephew who is expected to arrive this coming April. I can't wait to meet him or her and wanted to get ahead start on spoiling. That's what Auntie's are for right?

Come along and join in this fabulous Design Team Challenge. If you are on any DT in the World then you are eligible to enter this challenge.
You can enter the World Wide Open DT Challenge 
Sponsored by our exclusive sponsor:
Julia Spiri Stamps
Please support our wonderful sponsor and visit Julia's Shop 
right HERE!
Please come along and join Julia Spiri's friendly Facebook Group ~ you can join right HERE! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 97 Use a sentiment

Challenge #97- Use a Sentiment 

This week the challenge is Use a Sentiment !

Our sponsor this week is:

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images
Here's a bit about our sponsor:
"Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.
Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across the globe. "

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

TMS #377

Today I have a really fun card to share with you. My crafty friend Sara cut out a whole bunch of die cuts for my birthday this year. I'm so excited to finally get to use this special die cut. Together we found the perfect paper from Echo Park Paper Co. called Hello Winter. I'm loving this color scheme and will be using it for our tobogganing scrapbook pages this winter.

 Our Sketch:

Sponsor: Jennifer Tomasic, CTMH

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #96 ~ Anything but a Card

This week the challenge is Anything but a Card!

The design team has some amazing projects so please make sure you send them some love. My project is a bookmark. Each year the kids have made different ones for my mom and this year I thought I would send her a special one from me.

I have great memories of attending the community church service full of love and Christmas music. No matter where I am if I hear "Go tell it on a Mountain!" I stop and think of my mom and all the times we have sang that together. Last year my daughter found a version by Pentatonix that is now our favorite version! I'm so excited to have this little Christmas girl from All Dressed up in my collection of digi's.  I hope you find some inspiration from this post.

Our sponsors this week are:


Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: 1 digital image

All Dressed Up

Prize: 2 Digital Images

I would love to add this card to the following challenges:
All Dressed Up Challenge 62  anything goes
All Dressed Up Facebook group celebrations
A Snowflake Promise Challenge 32 seasons

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TMS #376

Good Morning friends,

Today is another fantastic day at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I am in full CHRISTMAS swing now. Pulled out my Christmas socks and CD's, enjoyed a nice hot coffee while creating this week's card.

I love this Santa paper from Stampin Up. I found a big enough snippet to use as a card base add some black gems in the bottom corners. I cut out the HO HO HO tag using my cricut explore, black cardstock and red VINYL! I've fallen in love with vinyl again! Added some black twine and now I have one of the nephews cards created in October! (well technically this post isn't published until November 1st but it was done before.) 


Sponsor:  Patti
(prize: winner's choice of $10 Starbucks, Hobby Lobby, or Amazon gift card)

Good luck to everyone joining us this week! 

I would love to play along with the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground week 253 (used snippets of red, black and the santa paper!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #95 ~ Anything Goes

This week at Crafty Gals Corner we are having an anything goes challenge!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize ~TBA

Prize ~ TBA

Prize ~ TBA

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Pixie's Snippets Playground: the red was left over from an Elmo cricut cut.
Aurora Wings Challenge: anything goes

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

TMS #375

Good Morning TMS friends! We have another great sketch from Melissa this week. I sure hope you join us! 

Our sponsor this week is Debbie
(prize - Graphic 45 'Twas the Night Before Christmas cling stamp no. 1)
Here's my card & details below.

close up of the shiny corner pieces. I used some shiny silver snowflakes from my Christmas bin and added some purple and teal Inka Gold and then added some shimmer dome stickers from docrafts Papermania. I have never seen any like this before so I had to add them to my collection. So beautiful in person and very hard to photograph.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #94 ~ Be Fa-BOO-lous!

Challenge #94 ~ Be Fa-BOO-lous!

This week the challenge is Be Fa-BOO-lous!
Find a project you like and let it inspire you to create one!

Our sponsors this week are:

Robyn's Fetish

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Prize: $15 Gift Certficate

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate 

This week I've choosen to do something a little different and make a tag. I'm adding this tag to a flip book swap that I'm in. There were only two of us Canadians that joined the swap so my swap partner just happens to be my bestie Sara Pyper who is also on Crafty Gals Corner Design Team. Don't worry by the time this post goes live she will already have received the swap. 

If you are curious to see what a flip book is make sure you visit again later today or tomorrow morning. I will do another post to show you the flip book completed and also a peek at the one I receive. 

So be Fa-BOO-lous and join our challenge, you have until Monday night to post to our challenge. Best of luck in all the sponsor prizes!