Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Sorry, my post is way late. I saw this image and just fell in love with the mice. I thought it could go two ways...the way I used it or for the holidays. I think they are pretty versatile. The images come from The Greeting Farm and there were so many wonderful images to choose from - I hope you visit their site.

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for all the great comments. I love hearing from you.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November's Exchange!!

Okay, Melissa my sister, asked me to post my Splitcoast swap cards...I have been posting them. November was her image and paper choice. She also threw in a challenge of having to select someone or something that inspires you. Of course I chose Silke Ledlow, her cards always inspire me. I am not a big fan of the image that was provided because they don't have mouths...I still think that is very strange!! I do like how this card came out. I had to have Melissa send me the stamp so that I could do the layering of the wagon and pumkin and so that I could cut out the apron from the DP she sent. I made a template of it but my magnifying glasses weren't strong enough and I kept cutting the wrong thing!!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Read it Again!!!

I absolutely love this digital image. It's from Mo's Digital Pencil who is sponsoring this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches. I loved creating this card because the image is so close to my heart...children reading. I can't wait to share this card with my students in hopes that it will inspire some of them to read with their siblings.

The challenge this week was to have 3 decorative papers, 2 emblishments, and 1 flourish (okay so I used 2)...once I understood 3 dp's I was off to the races. I need to be careful with Mo's web site because she has so many wonderful images, be sure to check her out.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TMS #19 & There She Goes #28

Okay, this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch was an absolute challenge for me. I loved the sketch and had an "elegant" image in my head.

This week's sponsor, The Pixie Cottage, was kind and sent the Design Team stamps. I received the image below and I was stumped!!! I am NOT an animal person. So not only did it not meet my elegant thoughts, it didn't appeal to me. I agonized for hours - literally! Yet, I really like how this card came out. I combined DP, chipboard, and ribbon and would've added just about anything for this to come out!!

I began by cutting a circle card (first one) and then cutting all the circles to go around the card. Then I sat and colored probably 5 or 6 different cows till I got the look I really wanted. Heck I even googled pictures of cows to contemplate black and white or brown and white. I even colored one of my cows pink and purple!! But I have to say, I like this card. It's not too bad.

I was cleaning out a lot of my paper this past week and came across this wonderful chipboard and decided to add it where there was to be flourishes...not to shabby. By adding the chipboard, I could play along with the There She Goes challenge this week.

My next challenge - the 6 month swap I belong to the host of the month sent a horse and cowboy scene...the only sentinment I can come up with is Bruce Willis saying, "Yippe ki-yay..." need I fill in the rest!!

Thanks for coming and taking a peek.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches - No. 18

Wow! Can you believe that TMS has been going for 18 weeks. I hope that my work is improving as well!! This week's sponsor is Ildi Co. and I had a hard time making the decision which digi stamp I wanted to use - they were all so very cute. So I selected the two School (boy and girl) Clownkins.

Last week I'd had enough of the snow and my friend Peggy, who lives a few miles from me had enough as well. She had her boys dig out her car and she came and got me and took me to Archiver's. What a friend!! She just wanted an excuse to get out! She's not a scraper at all, but enjoyed looking at all the papers.

Well, I do hope you enjoy my two creations.