Sunday, April 22, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
It's mid March and I'm sharing another card based on our current sketch at The Sketch File. I love that I can use the sketch as a jumping off point and Kathy never seems to mind that I tweak the sketch to work for my project. I have included two versions of her sketch below. I hope you will feel inspired and will create a project inspired by one of them. Please post your creation with us at The Sketch File. Kathy and I are always eager to see how other's use the sketch.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Here we are in the middle of March already. It doesn't seem possible! Kathy has just recently posted the new sketch for March and we would love to see what you do with it. As always, she has a few versions of it. I took a little liberty with the sketch when I made my card. I just couldn't resist adding a third dragonfly even though I know the sketch is only showing two balloons or circles. But....that's the beauty of Kathy's sketches.....we encourage you to tweak them to make them work for your project. Please consider posting your project with us at The Sketch File!
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The Sketch File. Kathy introduced a new sketch for February but I am just getting around to creating cards with it. As with all her sketches, she encourages you to twist it, shrink it, enlarge it and use if for whatever craft you please. I based my card on the "heart-version" of her sketch. Do you have a preferred version? Please let us see what you create with the sketch. You can post your creation H E R E.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
For Christmas 2017 I created several cards with handmade snowmen. I must be hooked on these little snowmen because I have created yet another Christmas card with a similar snowman. I started with a punched circle then hand cut a hat and scarf to fit the head. I used a bit of chalk to add highlights on the hat and scarf. I also cut along the bottom edges of the scarf to create a fringe. I drew the eyes and mouth, added a tiny cardstock carrot nose,chalked in rosy cheeks and blue chalk highlight on the outer edge of the head. The sentiment was created with a Cottage Cutz die cut (Merry Christmas Santa).
Monday, February 5, 2018
Today I am sharing several Valentine's Day cards that were all inspired by projects I've seen on the internet. IThese cards will go-to some of my co workers so they can share them with a spouse. I had intended on making a card for my hubby, but as I was working on these, he kept popping in and out of my craft room. I guess I'll have to work on his later this week when I know he will be out of the house for a few hours.
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Sunday, February 4, 2018
As I said, I am trying to be creative instead of snoozing so the three cards above are responsible for keeping me awake and encouraging a better night's sleep. Each card has a Christmas tree, but each tree is different from the others. The first tree was created with glitter glue. I simply drew stars on white cardstock, let it dry, then brushed it with green chalk. The second tree is made with bits of ribbon and the third tree is handcut from green cardstock. I used chalk to create the branches.
Hope you have had a crafty week as well! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Can anyone tell me what happened to the month of January? It has been an incredibly fast month. One minute we are celebrating the new year and the next thing we know we are headed into the first week of February! But I have to admit that it has been a great month for crafting. We had a week of with cold temperatures, so I settled in with my crafting supplies and created a bunch of cards.
The two cards that I am sharing today were created with the January sketch at the The Sketch File. The simple shapes on the sketch make it easy to use creatively. Kathy and I hope you enjoy creating a project or two based on the sketch. Please post your project at The Sketch File. Below are two versions of the January sketch:
Sunday, January 28, 2018
You've got to take a few moments to explore the following link: Frenchie Stamps. As you scroll down thru the post, I hope you will be inspired as I have been. Frenchie has put together a fabulous video to show us how she created wiper cards, like the ones I've created above. They are quite easy to create and so fun! I'm totally hooked! These cards are interactive. The recipient holds the left edge of the card stationary while pushing the right edge to the left. This allows the "pop up" to appear (balloons/monster in my cards). I've already made a few winter or Christmas versions of these wiper cards, which I will share in another post.
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Friday, January 26, 2018
If you are looking for some inspiration, there is a new sketch available at The Sketch File. I've created this "Make a Wish" card based on the sketch. You can also visit The Sketch File to see what Kathy has created with the sketch. We would love to see what you do with it.
Here's a few versions of the sketch: