Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketch 436

What fun I am having today exploring sites with challenges that I don't usually have the time to do!
This sketch challenge was one I found on the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #436. I have made another card from the scraps from my design paper collection I have bagged that are full of cut papers that I just can't throw away. I actually even paper pieced the vest the girl is wearing with one of my scraps. The stamps I used are from Unity.

Try stampin' - or not -on Tuesday

This card is for the Tic Tac Toe  challenge today. I used black, hearts, and red on my card.
You can find this fun challenge on Try Stampin' - or not- on Tuesday.  I am busy trying to use up scraps from my scrap bags and every part of this card in found in my bags. The only stamping I did was the sentiment, which is from Stampin' Up. 

Purple and Monochromatic

This is a perfect day to just stay in my pajamas and stamp and play in my stamping room.  During winter, it  becomes my hybernation cave. I was checking over at Paper Playful and all the wonderful challenges they list each week. Challenges are what help me get my mojo going. And wow, today I found two that I could easily combine into one card. So this card is for the Less Is More challenge to use purple found HERE  and for the Use Your Stuff Challenge found HERE.

I used two of Tim Holtz's purple Oxide inks for the smashed bg, and used the darker on to stamp the feather and sentiment, which are stamps from Unity. Grabbed up a few purple gemstones from the stash. It is a one layered card that I ended up mounting onto a white cardstock front as to hide the ink smushes that got on the back. 

Iced in but in my Hibernating stamp cave

It's icy in Houston, Texas, and we are pretty ignorant of driving in such conditions, so here I am still in my warm pjs and loving having an excuse to just stay in and stamp and create. A real treat for me, although I am retired and do have those opportunities more than many do. In my extra time I went over to Paper Playful to check on the challenges listed over there. I found this one that is a sketch challenge over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge. I loved this sketch because my stamping resolution idea is to deplete my ever-growing design paper scrap pile. So this card was made from scraps from my already cut and left over pieces from previous projects bags. I have about 8 bags I am working through at the moment that are organized by colors (more or less). So, here is my card for the challenge:

I used an old Stampin' Up sentinent stamp, and my Creative Memories heart punches. So, it is nice using old stamps and old tools that haven't been used in awhile. That middle stripe is a solid piece of dp that is already pieced like that.  I did not cut all those little squares. LOL

Here's the sketch pattern:

Monday, January 15, 2018

White on white challenge

Checking on challenges over at Paper Playful, I found my friend, Jeanette, as one of the design team members for the International Art and Soul blog. The challenge is to make a white on white card. I love the elegant look of these cards and it gives me a chance to use some of the embossing folders and dies with which I have  to create.  Since I have been keeping so many friends in my prayers lately, I decided to make this card of hope to send to one of them. Holding onto hope is the best solution to every situation, and the Lord is my hope.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Crafting by designs challenge - Washi

I am checking out some new challenges for me in 2018 and found this one on Paper Playful.
The challenge can be found HERE. I love CAS and I love making Valentines, so I used some new washi tape for this little Valentine I made for this challenge. I decided to add a line of embossing just to add a little texture to it. The same is one of those cute bargain stamps from Michael's.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #275

Trying a new challenge this week. I really liked this card sketch and I am in the process of working on my new year's stamping goals to deplete some of my design paper scrap piles in my stamping room. So I used old papers, and a new die cut I have never used before. Here is where I found this challenge.

Here is my card: