Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #99

Another fun week of designing for Tuesday Morning Sketches. This week we have this sketch to work with:

And here's my take:

My card was one of those everything-comes-together-perfectly kind of experiences. I used Kitchen Sink stamps (layered stamps) which I purchased and learned how to use the day before making this card. The paper is all blank PTI cardstock, which I had just organized and found the blue. And amazingly enough I knew where each item I needed for embossing was. This was my first time using SRM stickers and I'm very pleased with how well they worked, bet you didn't know that my sentiment was a sticker before I told you! :D
Hope you have a great day and play along at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

Monday, June 20, 2011

A quick post to celebrate!

Because I'm in a generous mood, and I've hit 100 blog posts (as of Saturday), I am giving away a couple of items to the people who have stuck around to read and comment on my blog. First, the followers, I picked 1 random follower (using random.org) and I'm happy to send item numero uno to:
Follower #16 (alphabetically) t_mwalker

Secondly, I picked out 3 commenters from my 482 comments. The chosen few are:
#39 -  Manuela  
on Mami Doodles Spots and Stripes
#299 - Laurie Marmon
on And Now For Something A Little Different...
#61 - Crafty Math Chick 
on Happy St. Patrick's Day

I have 4 random packages of embellishments and accessories to send out to you, but I need addresses! Email me at stephanie . gru ss (at) gma il (dot) com (remove spaces, I'm trying to confuse spammer bots :D) in order to claim your prizes! Thanks for following and commenting, you really encourage me to keep doing what I'm doing! Have a super day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Waltzingmouse Waltz of Americana

I almost missed the Waltz for June! But it’s still the 17th by my time, so I think I’m still sneaking in! I have to admit, I got a little caught up in getting ready for Stamping Around and forgot to make my card. But I’m the kind of person who can create on the go, so I put this baby together while waiting for them to open the doors tonight. I would say this was a 5 minute card, because it really *could* have been. Alas, I was sitting with 4 of my favorite crafty ladies laughing my butt off and screwed up my stamping…and punching…the only thing I got right the first time was the glue, oh and cutting!
I was pretty excited to finally use my red, white, and blue twine! And I had planned on using my star stamp from the Back In The Saddle before I got distracted. Well, you win some and you laugh the rest off! Ha! Ok, time for me to get my sleep on so I can have more fun tomorrow! Happy trails to you!

Happy Birthday Mom!

*My post has nothing to do with my mom's birthday other than I'm posting on her birthday! Love you mom!*

It’s Tuesday Morning Sketches time again! I’m a bit late in posting my card because I’m SUPER EXCITED!! For Stamping Around today and I’ve been packing and making my nametag and generally forgetting to blog! The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge set by Angela. Here’s the inspiration:

And here is my inspired card:

I used the succulent digital stamp from Tiffany Doodles and paper pieced it into layers. The sentiment stamp is from Waltzingmouse Stamps’ Say It Loud (sketch is WMS too!), and all of the card is from PTI. I’d say it was a quick card except for the hours I spent coloring, cutting, and embossing those flowers! I’m in it for the fun of it though, definitely not the pay! Lol

Hope you all have a great weekend and I will be back on Tuesday (and on time!!) with the next TMS sketch! I’m off to Stamping Around Ohio! Hooray!

So, you stuck around until the end of the post...this is post 99 for me. I'm pretty sure you can guess what's going to happen at 100! I would make sure you're a follower or a commenter before my next post (which will be before Tuesday)! ;)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Masculine Card with Mami Doodles

It's been a long week with a lot of work put into this card! I used the wood grain paper from Emma's Shoppe Collection by Paper Crate to make a window frame (embellished with the "Congratulations" stamp from WMS Free Spirit Sentiments set). I also used the WMS sketch this week, and it seems to have served me well with the awesome Hot Air Balloon digi from Mami Doodles. (Inside the card it says "It's time to launch your dreams!")
Now it is time for you to get your "man card" on! That's right...back away from the glitter, and put the pink twine down...then head on over to Mami Doodles to see what the rest of the design team has brought you!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Case it!

Here are the details...for those who noticed my photo-only link 5 minutes ago!

I love  that Anya thinks outside of the box and makes jewelry with WMS. It makes me smile and get creative...you'll understand soon, I have a lot of congratulations cards to post... ;)

Here is the link to Anya's necklace that I cased. I tried to make a bracelet instead since I was hand linking all of the jump rings. All in all, I think it was a win! Anya is a genius! That's all there is to say! :D

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketches #97 - Take 2

I'm a little sheepish, and embarrassed to admit it, but I used the wrong image on my first Tuesday Morning Sketches card. I apparently got *SO* caught up in getting it done on time and beautifully that I missed a detail about which image to use.

Here is my proper TMS card:

A lovely, punny, gorgeous specimen of cardmaking if I do say so myself! It's colored with Prismacolor pencils and a blender pen, and then paper pieced together, inside and out. I'm glad that I had a chance to redeem myself, and that Melissa didn't just shake her head in shame and pretend like I don't exist! (Just kidding!) Ok, it's time for me to go work on next week's creation, because I can't afford to make this mistake twice! :D

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketches #97

Announcement time again...
*drumroll please*
I am now a part of the Tuesday Morning Sketches (guest) design team! Which, for my pushy friends out there, means you will see a blog post at least 3 times a fortnight, and a minimum of 7 times a month. But I can't stop there...you're going to see a lot more than 7 posts a month from me, because after a year of post-graduation real world life, I'm finally all settled in! Time to craft! Oh yeah!
Here is this week's sketch:

And my take on the sketch:

I used the "Bluebonnet" image from Whimsy Doodles (this week's sponsor), and I colored it in reds with my Copics. Yes, I know it's a Bluebonnet. I actually checked. There are RED bluebonnets. Yeah, awesome, I know! Dear Google, thanks for supporting my desire to use reds to color this image. Finished off with a WMS sentiment, some PTI cardstock, free ribbon, and a lot of dimensional adhesive! I have really enjoyed working with digital images in the recent weeks and I enjoyed doing all the fussy cutting to "pop" the flowers up, totally worth it!

Head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches to play along with this week's sketch!