Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Stampin Up Honeycomb Hello for Senior Citizen Day


I created this card for Senior Citizen Day August 21. I was trying to create a card that was easily copied with limited supplies as I had a workshop to make as many cards as possible at my office.  I brought in a bunch of punches, paper, colored pencils, etc.  I also brought my Big Shot and several folks enjoyed learning how to use it.  I will be showing off more of what I made and the cards of my co workers and their children.  The goal is 100 cards for the residence of my Father-in-laws nursing home.  They have been delivered!

Another view.  I stamped kraft paper with the Hardwood stamp and brown ink to create the background. You can see how I popped up the sentiment after I stamped then punched.

Stampin Up Honeycomb Happiness stamp
Stampin Up Hardwood stamp
Stampin Up Word Window punch
Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink
misc card stock

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Stampin Up and Cheery Lynn card for Atlantic Hearts sketch challenge

Welcome to my blog today.  I have a clean and simple card for you today using the latest Atlantic Hearts challenge sketch.  I went pretty CAS today, although if you follow me you know I can't resist my inky edges, otherwise CAS.  I used a very 3 dimensional flower as I plan on hand delivering this card.  I thought that transformed the otherwise simple card into an attention grabber.

Here's this week's sketch.

Stampin Up Oh So Ombre 6x6 papers
Stampin Up Blossoming Basket stamp sentiment
Stampin Up Blackberry Bliss ink
Cheery Lynn Designs Mehndi Botanical Stem dies
Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking ink Green with Envy and Brandywine
Mark Richards flower stickers
white card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Play along with Atlantic Hearts challenge until Sunday.

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Monday, September 25, 2023

The War & Treaty Michael layout for Sketches in Thyme

Hello and welcome to this month's scrapbook sketch inspiration for Sketches in Thyme.  I have more photos from my Jamaican vacation.  These are photos of Michael from The War and Treaty.  I began with black card stock, added lots of manual die cuts and a little ink splatter.

Here is this week's sketch by Bev Code.

I spattered Tattered Angels Money Bags shimmer spray around before I mounted any of the photos or die cuts.

I fussy cut the shadow for the microphone die cut.

I used the Sizzix David Tutera Eucalyptus & Flourish Stamp and Die set to create my foliage clusters.  I cut from several fancy papers including vellum.

I inked all the edges prior to adhering to my base.

I cut the Amy Design Music Border die from metallic silver card stock.

Amy Design Music Border die
Sizzix David Tutera Eucalyptus & Flourish Stamp and Die set
Stampin Up Shaded Spruce ink
Tattered Angels Money Bags shimmer spray
misc card stock including Bazzill Blue Topaz Gemstone and Recollections Blue Swirl
Stampin Up vellum die cuts

Play along with Sketches in Thyme over on our Facebook Group until the end of the month.
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Tim Holtz Funky Foliage Thinking of You card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Hello today.  I am showing my latest inspiration for Atlantic Hearts challenge,  It's been quite a while since I really got to do some intricate paper piecing.  I had carpel tunnel surgery on my left hand in June and will be doing my right in November.  Therefore, my crafting has suffered.  I expect to be so much better after it's all over!  Anyway I locked myself in my craft room over the Labor Day weekend and really had a great time playing with this die set.  

Here is the sketch.

Here is a side view of my cluster.  This die set has several layers to each image.  I used two different ivory papers, two different reds and three browns.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment on kraft card stock after die cutting into a pierced oval.  I finished the project with adhesive brown pearls.

Here is my project with some of the products I used to create it.  I purchased most of these items second hand.  Surprisingly, the two inks came from my favorite store Indigo Hippo.  You do have to be careful purchasing second hand inks.  I also purchased the stamp set there a couple of years ago. It's been a good one.

Hero Arts Thinking of You clear stamps (over a year old)
Versacolor ink Bark
Judikins Chocolate Twinkle embossing powder
Versamagic chalk ink Sahara Sand
Tim Holtz Sizzix Funky Foliage
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Ovals
Queen & Co Bubbles Brown
misc papers and cardstock including Bazzill, kraft and pieces I treated with shimmer spray

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Please play along at Atlantic Hearts challenge until Sunday evening.

Thanks for reading my blog today.


Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Stampin Up Honeycomb Happiness with Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Hello, today on my blog I have my latest inspiration for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch.

Colorbok Light Bright Designer Papers 6x6 pad
Stampin Up Honeycomb Happiness stamps
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Alcohol ink pens: Hobby Colour Maple, Prismacolor Wheat and Ballet Pink and Spectrum Noir Pink Violet
American Crafts twine
Recollections tag

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Friday, August 25, 2023

DCWV Travel Stack Sunset in Negril

Welcome to my blog today. I am sharing a design team layout for Sketches in Thyme FaceBook page.  This is one of my favorite photos of our "gang".  Hanging out watching the sunset in Negril under the almond tree.  We go on the is vacation with these folks every year now for a few...and next January is already planned.

Here's the sketch. It's easy to play along on the Sketches in Thyme FaceBook pageWe have four sketches a month, one a week.  You just upload your submission to the appropriate album.  

Here's another view.

I began with a DCWV paper stack.  I found coordinating card stock and some silk flowers to accent.

DCWV Travel stack
misc flowers and buttons
Creative Memories sticker letters
Jaded Blossom Stylized Rectangle dies
Zig Brown pen
card stock 

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Amy Tangerine Better Together cards for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Hey there, welcome to my latest design team project for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I am currently working on a project for Senior Citizens Appreciation Day.  I love working with a paper collection, card making is so easy to coordinate.  I purchased these papers in a 25 count pack from Tuesday Morning, sadly that store of crafty bargains is no more.  I would usually only invest in such large packs of the same paper if they have a great solid color to use.  As you can see these pink and green watercolored solids are great and the sentiments are so positive and uplifting.

Here is this week's sketch:

I tried my hand at a few versions of the sketch using the same papers.

American Craft/Amy Tangerine Better Together paper:  Cut + Paste and Hugs + Kisses
Kindred Stamps XOXO die
Spellbinders phrase set two - Hello
Creative Memories 1.5 and 1.25 square punch

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge until Sunday.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Stampin Up Bee Hive card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge

Welcome to my blog, I am presenting my card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I created this card with Stampin Up stamp and die set Bee Hive.

Here is the sketch:

I cut the banners free hand.  

Stampin Up Honey Bee stamps and dies and 6x6 Bright papers
Stitched Hexagon dies
black ink and yellow marker
card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to play along until Sunday night.


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Aftershow Glow layout for Sketches in Thyme

Good day and welcome to my blog.  Today I have a layout for Sketches in Thyme.  I love this photo and thought it would be perfect to highlight on a one photo sketch.  The first pic has a glare but there's clearer photos later in the post.  I also found this really cool paper from The Paper House and wanted to highlight as much as possible.  The foiling on the paper is very cool and I definitely played it up as much as possible. 

Here's this week's sketch.

I also rummaged through my stash for some super cool embellishments.  I found the flowers in my orange embellishment stash box and a few in my purple box, however most of the embellishments come from my silver box also playing on the foil accents of the paper.

The sticker letters are from Creative Memories, so old!

Here's a close up of one cluster.

And another cluster.

This cluster includes a bingo chip, brads, ribbon slide, glitter flowers, silk flowers, felt flowers, gems and metal accents and fiber.

The Paper House Rock On! paper
Creative Memories Silver Alpha Stickers
embellishments-The Paper Studio irisdescent rocks, Recollections metal studs, misc flowers, brads, fiber and bingo chips
misc card stock

Don't forget to join our challenges on the Sketches in Thyme's Facebook page until the end of the month.  We have a new sketch every week to play along with!

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