Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TSOT #388, a Birthday, celebrate

Hello, this was a quicky for me.  I have two sons with birthdays 6 days apart in December and that makes for a busy month.  Glad this sketch was a good one for son #4.  I used some Art Impression stamps to do the trees, he is in landscaping so I think he'll like it.  I turned the sketch and then instead of a circle I used a banner for the happy birthday.  It will definitely be a day to celebrate.

May you be blessed this season with the love of our heavenly Father and be filled with his Spirit.  Hope you all have a joyful Christmas filled with family, friends and love. See you all at the end of the month.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Embossing with Try Stampin On Tuesday #387

Hello everyone are you ready for a great sketch??  This one is so nice and easy to use, any shape on the horizontal strip will do.  Embossing is our suggested them and it in my opinion always adds a bit of  "class" to your card. Here I've used heat and dry embossing.  The dry embossing was done with a new embossing folder from Stampin' Up that I have fallen in love with (Subtle Dynamic).  It adds just a touch to that card that needs a little but nothing to detract from the focal point.  I have been playing around with some alcohol inks and the Lift Pad and pen from Tim Holtz. On one of the backgrounds I made I embossed the image in white and then on a second plain piece of card stock embossed with gold.  Using the Lift Pen I picked up the ink from the alcohol piece then colored in the gold embossed piece in the corresponding area. Here is a look at the two together- this will allow me to get 2 cards from the one background alcohol piece I made. You may not be able to see it real well but the alcohol piece is lighter where I lifted the color. Thanks for stopping by and have fun with this wonderful sketch!


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas card time

One stamp set, two colors (and black ink), and a few extras = 2018 Christmas cards. Trying to get them all done and sent out sooner.😏

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Festive tissue box cover

I thought it would be fun to make a tissue box cover for the season. I used one stamp set, two  stamp pad colors- Merry Merlot, Tranqual Tide (and black). All stamped on crumb cake card stock.

Monday, November 26, 2018

TSOT #386 Bling it Up

I'm not a big "blinger" is that a word?  I like adding little bits but just don't always do it. (some things added to the front of the card make it need extra postage)  These trees and stars have glitter added onto them and once again that is really hard to see in a photo - so that is my bling on this card.  It is a fun one though as the inside pieces move when it is opened.

The penguin and reindeer move apart the farther the card is opened :0)
I sorta kinda tried to use the card layout this time😊

Monday, November 19, 2018

TSOT # 385 Non Traditional Christmas/Holiday

Okay for some of you this might not seem non-taditional but for this Ohio girl it is!!  I used colors that I've never used on a Christmas card before and the cacti are not traditional. Hung the stockings on the cacti...hope the little ones don't get poked getting their stocking stuffers out.😊 Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Thank You - TSOT #384

Hello, welcome once again or I'm glad you stopped by for first time visitors.  I DID NOT follow the card layout this time, had some new products and wanted to use them.  I DID use the optional theme though - Thank You 

The thanks is new it cuts the word without cutting it off the card piece, I thought it was neat and decided to get it for myself. 😊  The wreath stamp is new also and is a turnabout stamp (non Stampin'Up). It was stamped in copper with the shimmer paint from Stampin' Up and then Tranqual Tide.  The ribbon is also T. Tide from Stampin' Up.  (I use a good bit of Stampin' UP product because I'm a demonstrator)  I mounted it on a piece of copper paper (S.UP) I'm really loving that color this year and it all flows together with the shimmer paint and the "hanging" leaf. 

Here is the Card layout if your interested in using it.  It isn't necessary to enter so don't be afraid to join us either way.