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

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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 

Thanks for stopping by


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.

Thanks for stopping by!


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!

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Crafter's Companion Everyday Scenes with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my blog and my latest inspiration for Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  This sketch so inspired me that I created an entire set of cards utilizing it.  I made this card set as thank you notes for an expectant mother.  

Here is the sketch this week:

  This was an all day crafting session but so much fun made with so much hope and blessing for the baby.  She ended up coming a bit early but all is well.

The details on these clouds are amazing.  I purchased these on a Facebook resale site, what a great find.

Here's all the pink versions.

The Crafter's Companion Everyday paper pad has so many sweet papers.  It was so easy to create all these wonderful cards!

I kept having to change the papers up because there were only a couple of each design.  I love all the different combos.

I tried to be open to using all the colors.  I wanted to use all the rainbow papers in the stack for this set.

Crafter's Companion Everyday Scenes 8x8 papers
LDRS Creative In a Cloudy Sky dies
Frantic Stamper Accessory Words #3 dies
Spellbinders Phrases Set One-So Sweet dies

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to play along at Atlantic Hearts Challenge until Sunday evening.

Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, July 16, 2023

Paper House Rock Star layout for Lasting Memories

Hello and welcome to my blog today.  I am guest designing for Lasting Memories Layout challenges.  The theme this week is “Time Spent at Play is Never Wasted.” 
Lasting Memories challenge #659:  There is a lot of play time built in to the preschool day, in fact, it’s probably the favorite part of the day for most kiddos! This week’s challenge is to create a layout about how you PLAY! Share about a hobby or any activity you enjoy in your spare time. 


Those of you who follow my blog will already know my favorite hobby (besides crafting) is seeing live music.  This is my absolute favorite festival in Jamaica. Not only do I enjoy live music, my modus operandi is to wait for hours sometimes on the front row for the music to start and hang on after the music is over and the crew is packing up to get the set list.  I have illustrated all of those points in the layout below.  

The large photo is not my own but that of a professional photographer.  I die cut an arrow to point out myself and my husband front and center.

I primarily used The Paper House Rockstar stickers as embellishments.  I thought the row of lights was perfect as a top border.

In this photo you can see where I layered iridescent vellum over the guitar on the printed paper.  I felt like it added an extra level of shiny to the layout.  I am definitely in my shiny happy place here. 

The Paper House designer paper and stickers
Spellbinders You are Here Arrows
cardstock and iridescent vellum

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Don't forget to PLAY along with Lasting Memories Layout challenges and their several  other challenge themes this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to PLAY often!  #seelivemusic


Friday, July 7, 2023

Stampin Up Snowflake Wishes cards

It's time for Christmas in July!  I used a lot of Stampin Up on this project. It turned out to be a pretty card without any designer paper!  I used lots of techniques including heat embossing, an embossing folder, die cutting and layering embellishments.

Stampin Up Snowflake Wishes stamps, dies, ribbons, gems and papers
Stampin Up Merry Moose stamp sentiment
Stampin Up inks: Blue Brilliant Craft, Misty Moonlight, Pool Party and Not Quite Navy
Stampin Up Winter Snow embossing folder
Judikins Galaxy embossing powder

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

G=Ribbon/Glitter/Sentiment Main Focus

Thank you so much for reading my post today.
Have a great day!