Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday Sketch Share (On Sunday)!

Hello!  I am back today with the share for the week (one day late).  This week was one of the tall and skinny sketches.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card
 

Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
What do you think about this week's sketch?  I think you could easily make this into an A2 card instead of the skinny version. If you did, it probably wouldn't seem so busy.  But, I do like both cards!  Love my new flower dies and Debbie's bird image just puts a smile on my face!

This is my teaching week so I am already knee deep in prepping as I want to be able to go to the Blue Star Mothers meeting on Monday night because we are packing boxes for the troops.  I still have two or three cards made that I haven't shown you, so maybe at some point this week, I can get them on here for you.

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, August 19, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Cards!

Hello!  Below is my post that is on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today.  I made two teacher thank you cards and a mini tutorial on how to make a pencil element ... enjoy!


  I was asked to make a couple of cards for back to school. 
 It was real easy with the selection of papers at The Crafty Scrapper!
 
My first card is a pocket tag using the Photo Play collection.
 
 
This paper with the little people ... adorable!
The pull out tag is one of the 3 x 4 journaling cards from the same line.
 
 
It is kinda hard to read but it says "It takes a big heart to help shape little minds"!
 
For my second card, I used the Authentique line of papers.
And created my own little clipboard and pencil. 
 
 
 
The clipboard is the topper from an Elizabeth Crafts Tag set.
 I cut two, popping one on top of the other at the tip making it look like a clipboard. 
 
The pencil is made with these elements ...
 

Layer them like this ...
 
 
And cut down the  sides and a pencil is created!
Easy Peasy!
 
Note, the "thank you" stamped sentiments on both cards came from my stash.
 
Thank you to all the teachers out there!  You are appreciated!
 
Happy Stamping!
Tina 
 


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  Today's cards show exactly why Debbie and I both do the same sketch every week because we really had different takes on this week's sketch.  The sketch is one, we both thought, at first glance, it was busy and we weren't too sure.  But, for me, after seeing what we both did, I love it!  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

 

My Card
Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
What do you think?  Don't you love both cards? 

I have a couple of cards to share so I will be back in a day or two.
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, August 12, 2016

August Class Share!

Hello!  I am here today to share with you my class cards for my next class, which is less than two weeks away!  Early this year, the store had a trunk show with Texana Designs.  I got a few of their stamps and my good friend Karolyn got a few of their stamps too, so last month when I was trying to decide what I could use for my August class, she suggested I use the Texas stamps and do my spin on them.  I guess I took this literally, because one of the cards has a spinning Texas!  You know I like a class with a theme.  So, I went with Bluebonnets and I am calling this class "Crazy for Bluebonnets!"  Here are my cards... enjoy!

First is a Double Z Card.  Last month, we did one of these, but this is a variation.  Similar but different!

Closed View
 
Open View
 
One of my stamps is one that reads "Everythin' is Comin' Up Bluebonnets", so I thought an action card with action words: comin' up!  I remembered a card we had done for Easter 2015 and thought it would be a perfect for this.  The card is super simple to make, so glad to get a refresher!

 
Closed View
 
Pull the Ribbon and Bluebonnet commin' up!
 For my third card, we will be doing a card I have never done before.  I have done cards with tracks so that the image slides but this one spins and spins all around the circle!   Photo was taken with the Texas stamp in a good position so you can see it, but pick up the card, and there is spinning going on!  Fun!
 
Front
 

Inside

 
Here are the details if you are interested in coming or want a kit.  Call the store at 972-923-3151.

Crazy for Bluebonnets!  Wed. August 24th 11:00 a.m. and Sat. August 27th 2:30 p.m. $28
In this class, you will be making three fun and unique cards using bluebonnet images from Texana Designs.  All three would make perfect birthday or just because cards for family and friends out of state and in.  Cards include a Double Z fold variation, a Slider card, and a Circle Spinner Card.  Please bring adhesive to include scor-tape, any size, 3M foam mounting tape, detailed scissors, a scoring tool, and your preferred coloring medium.  All other supplies provided.  (Copics I used: card 1:B12/B14, YG63/YG67, card 2:BG10/B60/B39, YG21/G21 card 3: R24, BG32/BG53, YG17/YG25, B39.) 
 
I will be back tomorrow with the sketch share for the week. 
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I have the share between Debbie and I today.  For my card this week, I made a patriotic card in honor of the military who fight for our freedom.  As you know, I am a member of the Blue Star Mothers.  On Monday we received heartbreaking news that  the president of our chapter son, who was retired Army, took his own life.  Yesterday, was the funeral and burial at the National Cemetery. I often make patriotic cards when we are sending cards to our troops but not usually "just because", but this week I was called to do it.  Please when you say your prayers, please add the Barrett family to your list.  Thanks.  Okay, now I will show you  my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!
 

My Card
Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
 I love Debbie's fun summery card.  I need a floaty!  It is HOT!  I think we both liked the sketch!  Do you?

I have to get to my class samples this week.  I was planning on working on them this last week, but I switched gears when I heard the news, because I just know that I would not be able to be creative in making class cards when I am down.  So, this last week, I worked a little more on the baby book I am making.  The main thing I found out is that I was thinking I was going to add pages with folds and pockets to a pre made book that I bought.  Early last week, I got a couple of pages made and realized ... way too thick!  So, either I have to buy some other kind of pre made book, preferably in the size that I have already cut most of the pages or change gears and make one from scratch!  OMG, that is what I am doing!  Right now it all seems really flimsy, as my chipboard is definitely lighter weight than the Prima chipboard book is, but I am hoping after all the pages are in and it is all covered inside and out, it is will be fine.  I sure hope so! 

See you soon!
Try to stay COOL!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Onesie Card Creation!

Hello!  A few days ago, I got asked if I could make a card for a baby shower.  I said okay and asked for a couple of details.  So, I found it was a girl, the baby's room is purple and mom likes monkeys.  In just a little while, I had my idea and off I went to make my card.  I cased the onesie idea from myself, from the class I taught a few months ago.  Here is my card.  Enjoy!

 
 
I love how it came out.  And I think they did too.  Speaking of babies, I am making a first 12 month baby book for my niece.  I have just started working on it.  She is not due until November, so I figure I have a few more months to get it done, but I tend to be a procrastinator, so I am working on it early when I can. 
 
See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday's Sketch Share (On Sunday!)

Hello!  I have yesterday's share between Debbie and I today.  I will show you my card first, then Debbie's and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card
 
Debbie's Card
 

The Sketch

 
I really love how both cards came out.  Now, that my card is finished, I say I do like the sketch.  Wasn't sure when I first saw it though, as it seemed like a little busy!  I do want to make one note about my card and the way colors are.  I first stamped the "happy" in the teal, as seen on my card above, but didn't think I liked it, so then I stamped the "happy" in orange to match the paper, but went I started coloring the tree in the happy ... I changed my mine!  The tree just looked washed out  with the orange behind it, but with the teal, it popped.  Below is the "happy" stamped in orange so you can see what I am talking about.  Very interesting ...


 

I have one more card I made this week and I want to get in on here this month, so look for another post from me later today!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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