Tuesday, January 15, 2019

One More Card with Same Sketch

The current MFT sketch worked really well for many of the  CAS cards I've been putting together with the left over pieces in my stash.  Here is one more which I am holding out of the box that I am sending to SendASmile4Kids because I need valentines for my grands.
I really like this digital stamp by TLC Creations.  Even though the heart is gray in the digital form, I was able to color it with Copics and match the colors to the pink on this very old patterned paper.  I put Cantaloupe Liquid Pearls on the dots on the image to tie in the orange.  The stamped piece and the orange backing are both cut with Die-namic Circle Stax dies.

The sketch:
Challenges:
Time Out - loving
Word Art Wednesday - anything
MFT - sketch

Monday, January 14, 2019

A Baker's Dozen

I was able to pump out 13 cards the last few days using up left over pieces which is part of my goal of cleaning, tossing, and finishing things this year. (Clean, Toss, Finish)

 
 For most of the cards, I put them together with old sketches or at the least very CAS layouts.

  For this one I used the current sketch at MFT. 
I shudder to think of how long I have had these pieces (truck, sentiment, and background paper) in my stash; at least three years.  So good to use them up.  They are all digital stamps from Doodle Pantry.  The truck image and the red backing are cut with Die-namics Circle Stax dies.
MFT sketch:
Challenges:
Kat Scrapiness - anything
MFT - sketch
Power Poppy - masculine
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Crop Stop - anything

Friday, January 11, 2019

Clean, Toss, Finish

It is time for me to de-clutter (again!)  I am going through each cupboard and closet in my house sorting and tossing.  It will take awhile. My goal is one a week. 
Working in my craft room, I am faced once again with a ton of images that I have printed or stamped but never assembled onto a card.  Some are even colored but there they sit waiting to be used.  Most of them I will just put to use without following any challenge (hard for me because I am addicted to them) but I sketches really help me and I have saved a lot.
For this card I used a current sketch at MFT and yes, I will enter that challenge!
MFT Sketch:
The designer paper and the lace are OLD items in my stash.  The sentiment is Our Daily Bread cut and embossed with a Stately Lace Spellbinder die.
Lace is adhered with Score tape, everything else with Tombow Multi.
Easy, fast.  I like that right now.

Challenges:
MFT sketch
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Dies R Us - anything
Crop Stop - anything
Kat Scrapiness - anything

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Several New Things

As I am making my thank you cards for Christmas presents received, I am also playing with some of my newly acquired stamps and papers.  This card is a combination of new things, thankfulness, and friendship.
The new stamps are from the JustRite Peonies set.  The words "Thankful For" are part of the jar stamp and then there are various words to choose from to finish the thought:  you, hugs, kisses, your kindness, flowers, laughter, family.
I wanted to try my hand with the MFT color challenge so the jar is stamped with antique gray. 
This beautiful gray patterned paper is a new Recollection pad.  I put streaks of aqua blue (Prisma pencil) in the flowers and on some of the leaves.  The twine and flower are done with Copics.  Panel is cut with a Stamploration Wavy Stitch die. Card base and backing panel is Night of Navy (SU).

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - something new
Simon Monday - something new
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Kat Scrapiness - anything
Stamploration - Never ending anything goes





Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas Thanks

Even though I am ready to put Christmas behind me, I just had to use this new stamp set by Avery Elle ( a prize from the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog hop) so what better way than to make a thank you card for a Christmas present I received.


I used the MFT sketch - perfect for the individual stamps in the set.
All the images are colored with Copics. Three of the stamps are windows so I just hand cut those around the outside line.  For the package I just cut it the same size as the windows.    The background paper is a really old piece from my stash .  The words are a rubber stamp stamped onto a strip of card stock.

Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - anything
MFT - sketch
Simon Wednesday - anything
House that Stamps Built - anything
All Sorts - thanks
Joy Clair - mood board
Creative with Stamps - gifts


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Back To Almost Normal

Thankfully I finished my Christmas shopping the first week in December because the rest of the month sped up leaving no time for shopping.  I didn't get as much baking done as I had hoped to either, but we have way more sugar and carbs during this time of year than we need anyway.
Because I did not take time to post anything the last few weeks, I am just now getting around to showing you the cards I made and sent out this year.  I wanted to include a family photo that we took this past summer so I made long cards rather than the A2 I usually send out.
The ornaments are cut out with Birch Press dies on a white panel which I then adhered to the red card base.  Thank goodness for the Bow-Easy so I could make the tiny bows.  Sentiment is a Verve stamp.
Apparently I did not take a picture of the inside but what I did was stamp a Christmas Tree( Our Daily Bread) on the right side of an insert with our Christmas letter on the left side.
I had to cut an inch off the top of the photo so it would fit inside the card but there was plenty of sky so the pic still looked good.  Here is the photo I used (before cutting) - all 28 of us. As you can see, cutting off some of the top wasn't a big deal.  In fact, I think it looked better.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
I'm looking forward to making some thank you cards and then on to Valentines.  As you can see from the photo, I have a lot to make!

Challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas - happy holidays
Tuesday Morning Sketch - anything
Simon Wednesday - anything
House that Stamps Built - anything
Dies R Us - anything Christmas
Work It Wednesday - ho,ho,holiday
Three Amigos - Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Time Out - celebrate family, friends, life

Monday, December 10, 2018

Clean and Simple Warm Wishes

Yesterday was wet and windy - perfect day to spend some time coloring.
This is a digital stamp (free) at Stamplorations.  After printing it on white cardstock, I colored it with Copics and Prisma pencils.  Why did I go with pink?  I have no idea - hahaha.  Just felt like going with a non-traditional Christmas color.  I printed it a little too large for the sketch but went with it anyway.  I used a Sakura Clear Star pen to add a bit of sparkle to the foam and the flower shaped cookies.

Challenges:
Stamploration theme - big words
Stamploration CAS  - twist green
Stamploration Never ending challenge
 Joy Clair - mood board
MFT - sketch  
  Addicted to Stamps - non traditional Christmas colors
Three Amigos - Christmas / holiday
Kat Scrappiness - winter              Charity Bloghop for the Coffee Oasis
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Simon Monday - warm winter wishes