Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #704


Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches

Here is a new sketch for you to try:
I like the bold borders on this sketch.
Now it's your turn.
Hope you'll share your ideas with us at

The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.

      You can be sure that one of us will be visiting you.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

It's Time ..... Double Trouble Challenge #136

 There was a time when I tried to play every Double Trouble Challenge.  And then there came a time when I just didn't have the time.  But today I did!


 I planted a lilac bush next to my patio.  It took several years, but now it blooms wonderfully.  The fragrance is so pretty. 
When I read Twisted Sister's paragraph about her mother and lilacs, I was touched and immediately knew I had some very pretty lilac paper I would use to make a card.  Knowing you have something, and knowing where it is are generally 2 different things when it comes to my stash.  It probably took longer to find the paper than to make the whole card!
 Before I put the inks, stamps and papers away, I usually make a second card from the scraps.  And today I decorated the envelopes, too.  Here it is.

 Both cards will go to two very special friends on Mother's Day.
Double Trouble Challenge #136 - see image above 
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge - Anything Goes Florals, Mood Board #4
 Those colors are inspiring.
Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Flower and why (lilacs; fragrance)
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Birds of a Feather

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #703


Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for
Tuesday Morning Sketches 
We hope you enjoyed the last challenge when we partnered with the Double Trouble Challenge for two weeks.  I'd love to hear your feedback.

Today we are back to our normal one week, one sketch challenge.  Let's see what you make with this one:

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card.  
I used Spellbinders products for the border and flower die cuts and the sentiment.                
The embossing folder is from Stampin' Up.

The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.

      You can be sure that one of us will be visiting you.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Hello, Irresistible

 About 3 weeks ago, I placed a Stampin' Up order.  Because we were in the process of returning to Pennsylvania from warm, sunny Florida, I had the package delivered to my son's address.  When we got back, he gave it to me.  It took a lot of self control to not open that package until after I had completed our income taxes this past Thursday.  But yesterday, I broke the seal and put the items in my stash except for a 6x6 package of paper called Hello, Irresistible.  

Here are two birthday cards I made today using one of the 6x6 papers.

I'm so happy that I ordered this, even if I didn't need any more paper.

I'll be sharing the first card in the following challenges:

AAA Birthday Challenge:  Game #48

Make My Monday Challenge #198 - Frame It!

Seize the Birthday Challenge #259 - Alcohol




Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #702 (Second Week)

 If you stopped by to see this week's sketch, we have a surprise for you.  Last week and this week we are partnering with the

Double Trouble Challenge

This is the Tuesday Morning Sketch:


You may play in the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge, as usual, and enter your card here

However, for some extra fun, you can also follow the themes at the Double Trouble Challenge and also enter your card there.


Plus, you have 2 weeks to play and may enter up to 3 cards.


This is a super easy sketch.   In fact, so easy I made another card using the sketch and the rainbow theme at Double Trouble Challenge.

 And then I made 2 more cards using up scraps.

Paper is from SU; the boot /sentiment stamp is from Great Impressions; and the grass and tulip dies are from Lawn Fawn.

Have fun!

For more details, scroll down to my previous post.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #702


Welcome to my blog, where I have
a new card
to share with you each week for

 Tuesday Morning Sketches

Here is the sketch for this 2 week challenge:

For this challenge, we are partnering with the 

Double Trouble Challenge

Double Trouble Challenge has long been a favorite of mine.

You are not required to enter the Double Trouble Challenge, but if you'd like to have a little fun while creating your card this week....

 Here are the items required for their challenge: 


First: Create a project using as many colors as you wish using either traditional rainbow colors or pastels suitable for Easter or springtime. 

Second:  Use the Tuesday Morning Sketches' image along with the rainbow colors.

Third:   If you used rainbow colors and the Tuesday Morning Sketch, enter your project at Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge.



Here is a Mother's Day card that I created for both challenges:



I used Stampin Up tulip paper in a rainbow of colors.  Then I printed a digital image by Power Poppy and colored those tulips to match, fussy cut the image, and used foam tape to pop it onto my card.  I used Spellbinders Circle Dies.  And the sentiment was computer generated.

I hope you'll play along with both challenges.

The Design Team would love it if you'd visit our blogs.

      You can be sure that one of us will be visiting you.

  Don't forget that this TMS Challenge will run for 2 weeks to coincide with the DTC.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Send a Smile 4 Kids April Challenge #236

The theme for the April Challenge at

Follow SAS4Kids on Facebook!
Cards 4 Mom/Special Ladies
Anything Goes for kids is always acceptable, too.
We just want to see your wonderful creations
and hope you enjoy making and sharing them! 
Here is one of the Mother's Day cards I made.  
It is on its way to SAS4Kids.
The pre-colored image is a digi from Imagine That!
Paper scraps are all SU.
It would be great if you joined the fun at the
April Challenge.
(Cards only, please. And they need not be donated.)
Please take some time and visit the fabulous blogs of my teammates.  They work so hard and are very creative! 
Thanks for stopping by my blog.