Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #408

Good Morning Friends,

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Please join us for another great sketch this week!

 This card is going to our favorite TA at our school. She's been working in my son's class in the morning and then my daughter's class for the afternoon. With both kids loving her we wanted to do something super special for her. We know she lives close to the lake and enjoys spending time down there so we are gifting her this card, a beach towel and mat with a personalized water bottle and maybe a gossip magazine or two.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Primrose Sprite

Last week Aurora Wings had a 3K celebration for followers and we were given a freebie image Primrose Sprite for a limited time. The image is now available for purchase at the Digi Shop at

Isn't she adorable!?!

I just had to color her right away. Now the challenge this month at Aurora Wings is "Celebration" and I was going to make this into a birthday card. As I was coloring I recieved a call that my uncle's mom has passed away. So instead I turned this little cutie into a celebration of life!  Celebrating her 93 years on earth with us and forever with our Heavenly Father.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

World Wide Open Design Team #23

Welcome to my blog, today I'm sharing a card I created for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #23

featuring The Bunny Cake

With both kids in school and creating wonderful friendships, I can't seem to create enough birthday cards for our stash. My daughter picked the bunny out of the collection offered this month and said "it's just perfect for my friends!" I couldn't argue with that! This little bunny is adorable and I'm so happy to have the opportunity to color her up.

If you have been following my blog you will already know that I love stitched dies and have been searching for the perfect circles and ovals for my collection. And it has finally happened! At retreat this year I found the Elizabeth Craft Dies 1116 - stitched circles. This set has both dots (like a needle piercing) and slots or dashes. I'm soooooooo excited to have these in my collection.  
Image result for 1116 stitched circles

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you enter this challenge which is sponsored by Julia Spiri
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Tuesday Morning Sketches #407

I'm so sorry everyone. Seems that I scheduled this post for next week by mistake.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #407

Good Morning TMS friends!  We're so happy that you're going to join us for another great sketch challenge.  I like this one because it's some pretty basic elements and great for a single layer card or layering it up!  I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Tuesday Morning Sketches will be sponsoring this week.  The prize we're offering is......
Here's the sketch....
And here's what I came up with...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches 406

Welcome to our first Tuesday in June. I can't believe how fast this year has flown by! 

Here's our sketch for this week. I love the shape in the middle giving us so many options.

Sponsor:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Cuttlebug "Feather Illusion" embossing folder and C.C. Designs "First Kiss" rubber stamp

Here's my card: I used some Close to my heart products again. Georgie paper pack, juniper ink and a very old baby stamp set. This was my card for my nephew who I finally got to meet on Saturday. So much hair he is just perfect!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #405

Good morning TMS friends!  Today we've got a wonderful sketch inspired by Jessi (who we still miss lots!) that you can play with and really make your own! As you will see I switched out the heart for a palm tree. I can't wait to see what you create with this one.

Here's the sketch...

 And here's the birthday card I created.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Whimsical Dreams - Coloring Book by Julia Spiri

Super excited to share this with all of you today! Julia Spiri has released a coloring book! 

My page is featuring Fairy Houses.

Image may contain: 1 person
Adult Coloring Book - Whimsical Dreams: Color up a Fantasy, Magic Characters. All ages. 50 Different Images printed on single-sided pages Paperback
by Julia Spiri (Author)

You can purchase this beauty at the following link!

I would love to have you visit the rest of the design team's blogs and leave some love for their projects too.

Wanda Tensen (you are now here)

Ania Soprano

Angie Jones

Annette Steeden Stapylton

Caz Smith

Christine Ingram

Dianne Jones

Jacqueline Muller

Melanie Labelle

Sandra Crosfield

Victoria More Beall

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #404

Good Morning Friends,

I'm so glad you have joined me for this week's sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

My card is featuring Jesse boy bear from Bugaboo. He was a Friday Freebie a few weeks ago but you can still purchase him if you like right here.

Another quick card for the boy birthday card stash. I will add a sentiment to the inside or add the year on the outside before we give it to a friend.

Thanks for joining me and please stop by the rest of the design teams blogs to see what they created this week. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #403

Tuesday Morning Sketches #403

Good Morning TMS friends.  Are you ready for another fun sketch?  Today's sketch was inspired by Janice.  It's so adorable!  It also gives you much opportunity to use up some scraps and easy enough to mass produce.

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up and the prize is 2 images of choice.  A huge thanks to All Dressed Up for sharing images with us to showcase, too. 

My card is featuring  321 Go. I think this image is perfect for all males young and old. I found the perfect paper in my stash. I know it's from an older paper pack from CTMH but I'm unable to find the name. The black paper on the bottom half is dry embossed with the check plate pattern and then I brush the raised bits with some silver ink a gold. 

I sure hope you will join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #22

Hi Friends, Today I have another special card to share with you. 
Featuring Spring Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you enter this challenge which is sponsored by Julia Spiri
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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

Spotlight Award Winner: Must use a Julia Spiri Image ~ winner will receive 3 images, 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 ~ New exception rule, this challenge is now open to any of Julia Spiri Facebook Members, and you are not required to be on a DT
  • We accept any images in this challenge and "Anything Goes" 
  • Anyone who enters this challenge using a Julia Spiri Image will be eligible for the new "Spotlight Winner" 
  • 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. For links see on this Challenge Blog hereunder

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #402

Good Morning friends,

I'm back again with another fabulous sketch for you.  Please join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! 

Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and I was lucky enough to get to play with two stamps this week. The stamp is called Grilling Guy and the sentiment is Grill Master Birthday

I colored him with copics and used some designer paper from Close to my Heart called Cruising. Couple of die cuts for the sentiment and finished it off with two gold metal squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Guest Designer Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog

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The Challenge this month is Ribbon and Lace. I'm so happy to be here as a Guest Designer this month. Here is my project using "Be in my heart" which you can purchase here.

Supplies Used
  • The image is colored with copic markers and a bit of wink of stella on the roses and butterflies.
  • Sentiment stamp from Hampton Art Inc.
  • Various spellbinder die cuts used.
  • Kaiser Craft Ma Cherie Collection papers
  • Lace Ribbon
  • Pink Enamel Dots
  • Paper Butterflies colored with Copic Marker B000
I would love to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #400

Tuesday Morning Sketches #400

Good Morning!  Thank you for joining us for another sketch challenge this week. This sketch is open to interpretation that it's going to fit ANY theme. I needed one more Administrative Assistant's Day card and this sketch was perfect.

Tuesday Morning Sketches is once again sponsoring.  Gift certificate of choice.  That's always fun, right?
Here's the sketch....

And here's my take on it.

Please make sure you visit the other design team members that have brought some great inspiration this week.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #399

Good morning friends,
Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! My family had a great time with dear friends over a big Easter feast and then yesterday we had a little family trip to Chuck E. Cheese. We had a blast together.

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week.  We're giving away this stamp set by Pink and Main.

Here's the sketch...
And here's what I have created to inspire you....
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As part of parent council for the school our children attend, I was asked to create three cards for our fabulous ladies who work so well together in the office. Administrative Assistant Day is April 26, 2017 and we wanted to send them flowers along with a personalized card for each of them. I used my cricut to write the sentiment and cut out the coral oval, a white layer with a spiral spellbinder, some old Stampin Up floral paper and two recollections butterflies covered with steel blue Inka Gold.

I would love to enter this into the following challenges
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Spring (font Wednesday and oval from Days and Dates)

Please check out the rest of the design teams blogs and leave them some love.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

New Release - Springtime flowers

Thanks for stopping by today. I'm super excited to share my design team projects for two of the new releases from Flowers, Feathers and Fairies. My first one is snowdrop fairy. 

I colored my image up with copics and added some clear wink of stella to the wings. I found the colored cardstock in my stash but had difficulties in locating some designer paper to match. Thanks when I dug out my embossing folders and found the perfect swirl to match her wings. I used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday  to finish off the card. I just turned the sketch and added some shimmer trim and heart embellishments.

I would love to enter into the following challenges.
Crafty Gals Corner - challenge 118 Pastel Colors
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - April 12, 2017

The second image I'm sharing today is called Peony Fairy

This image is also colored up with copics and a bit of clear wink of stella on the wings, flower and her shoes. Pink glitter paper is my base layer and then added this gorgeous specialty paper from Molly & Rex that I found at my local Michael's. Added a butterfly swirl die cut, some paper flowers and for the center of the light pink flower I punched a 1/4" circle out of the glitter paper.

I would love to enter this second card into the following challenges.
Fusion Card Challenge - fusion truck bouquet (the gorgeous flowers inspired me)
Lemon shortbread challenge Challenge 39 anything goes
Unicorn Challenge Challenge 20 - petal power