Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I have another share for you today between Debbie and I.  Enjoy!

 

My Card
 
Debbie's Card
The Sketch
This was another one that at first glance, I was not that crazy about the sketch, but once the card was done, love it!  It is funny how that little tag above the rectangle looks like it will look out of place on the card, but then once the card is done, it just seems like is a great fit.  Thoughts?

On a personal note, I am freaking out a little, as this week, I did not get my Christmas cards made as planned.  So, now I have only from now until the early part of  the week to get them made, plus wrap gifts and finish decorating the house.  Yikes! 

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Each Day is a Gift!

Hello!  I am interrupting the scheduled Christmas card making to share with you some gifts I made.  I often go to lunch with two or three ladies from my church.  I was asked by one of them to make some type of calendar that we could take to three ladies that have moved to an assisted living.  I said no problem and I was off to decide if I should make ones like I have done before or go with a new style.  Decided to do something new.  To help me, I went with one stamped design in different colors for the 5 I made.  (Yes, 5, as I figure I should also make them for the two ladies I am eating lunch with).  So, one design but different colors, both in different colored ink as well as the matching cardstock.  I still have a bunch of post it notes and tiny pens, so the design includes them.  I have several photos to show you including some close ups of my stamping!  Enjoy!

 

And here is the side version.  I added a strip of chipboard toward the back to help it not be so front heavy, but not sure it helped that much. 
 

 Here is a group photo ...

 
And then here are a few close ups of my stamping ...

 
 
 

They measure 4 1/2" x 6".  I figure I could make them a little larger since they were to be given instead of sent.  The stamp set is called Painted Flowers from Altenew.  I like the way they came out.  I hope they do too!

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Monday, December 5, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share (On Monday)!

Hello!  Did you think I forgot to show you the weekly cards?  No, just busy.  Last week we had fall cards, now we are switching to holiday ones.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  I also have a bonus card to show you.  It is done with similar papers and different colors, but basically the same card. Enjoy!

My Card
 

Debbie's Card
  
The Sketch

 
My Bonus Card, Same but different!
I wasn't too sure about the sketch at first, but after creating my card, I think I like it.  You do need a smaller image, however, Debbie's image was a little larger and it worked too!  So, that helps to give a couple different ideas for the same sketch, which is what our two cards every week are supposed to do!  Do you like the cards and the sketch this week?

I am done teaching for the year.  And I already have an idea about my January class but I can't think about that yet, as I have a bunch of Christmas cards to make. My plan is to design one and make several of that one and then go on to the next one, so hopefully, as that happens, I can get them on here to share. 

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share (On Sunday)!

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I have two more cards with a Thanksgiving theme to show you today with the share between Debbie and I.  Enjoy!

My Card
 

Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
As you can see, it is one of the skinny card sketches, but I see no reason why this sketch would not work for a regular A2 size card.  Debbie and both loved the sketch, and you can see why!  So versatile!  I guess you will start seeing Christmas from both of us every week.  I am not sure what the next few week's sketches are but I hope they are good ones as I will need to be making more than one so I have enough cards to send out!  But, first, I have one last class to prep for and teach this week! 

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Catch Up with Two Baby Cards and a Wedding Card!

Hello!  I see that I have three cards that were given or sent in the last couple of months so I have decided to show you all three in one catch up post.  I am "supposed" to be cleaning house for family coming on Thanksgiving, but anything I can do that is not that, I am on it!  Ha, Ha.  Enjoy!

First up is a card I made for my new Great Niece.  I had gotten these tiny baby icon dies that I wanted to use so I had to do another shaker card! 

 
 Can you see them?  There are rattles, pins and ducks! I added some light pink beads and sequins too!  I found out at the shower that she has some owls in the baby's room, so that is why I went with the owl theme.  I used more paper left over from when I made her baby book and I did the sentiment on the computer in the same font too!  Came out pretty cute!

Next, I have a boy baby card, that I made for a friend at church.  I made a similar one a while back and so I just cased it! 


And then last but not least, I have a wedding card that I made for Gary's grandson who got married.  I used a heart die that I got way back in the summer.  Love it ... 

 
 
It looks a little blue but really is Silver shimmer cardstock.  I did their names on the computer to personalize it.  Here it is opened ...


The heart die border creates a pocket where I added money. 

I hope you have a Great Thanksgiving with family and friends!  I will see you on Saturday for one last Thanksgiving card creation for the share.

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share Doubled!

Hello!  Today I have both last week's share and this week's share for you!  What is interesting is one is a vertical card and one is a horizontal card.  It is if I planned it, but you know I didn't, as you know I am late only because of my crazy class last week!  So, let's do it.  I am going to show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch and then repeat the process!  And then I'll give my two cents about all of them!  Enjoy!

My Card
 
Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
 
 
My Card
Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
I had received Debbie's squirrel card before I made my squirrel card, but I didn't remember she had done a squirrel, so that was not planned.  I think it is humorous though, especially since the squirrels around my house have been having a hay day way up high in the trees dropping acorns.  When the acorns hit our metal carport it sounds like the sky is falling!  As far as the sketch goes on that one, I think it is a pretty good one and you can see that anything can be substituted for the stars on the sketch.  Speaking of the stars, when I saw the stars on the sketch on Monday, I thought of the fact that I was going on Monday night to help the Blue Star Mothers pack boxes to send to the troops and usually Donna and I make cards to add to the boxes.  Donna is still with her mom at the hospital, so I thought I needed to figure out how to turn this card into a dual purpose.  I couldn't make the sketch with the stars work, the squirrel idea was better for that one.  But, I did on the second card.  It is half Christmas and half patriotic!  It worked.  This sketch both Debbie and I liked.  And of course, it being an horizontal one is good, as there are not as many of those sketch layouts.  Do you like the cards, the sketches?  What is your take?

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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