Thursday, June 7, 2018

Thank you for Bus Driver

Hello~

I think this is finally wrapping up any school themed projects I have left...at least for the next few months.

This is the first year my son has had to take the bus to school. His elementary school was close enough to walk. The bus drivers have tough jobs. I sent a treat on the first day and did a little something at Christmas. Although my son doesn't think she appreciates it, (She hasn't come across exactly as the most friendliest person) I feel it important to thank them for the important job they have!

I think this is maybe one of my favorites out of the recent set of cards I have created.

 
I started with a blue textured card base onto which I added my school bus patterned paper down the middle. I had a scrap of apple paper on my desk that I added about 3/4 of the way down.  I took a length of blue twine and wrapped the card front and tied in a bow to the left side. I had some other scraps on the desk that I used to create a frame for my focal image.
The bus is cut out using my Cricut. I used the Recess cartridge. I added it to the PTI limitless layer circles. The sentiment is part of the GWP I received a few years back from Peachy Keen Stamps. A final finishing touch of enamel dots in the upper right of the frame to finish it off.

I am sharing at: Crafting from the heart - Anything Goes, Pause Dream Enjoy - Circles, D.L. Art - June Linky, Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Cardz TV - Anything Goes.

I hope you enjoyed all my school projects and various ways to use up those papers. (I think they secretly have more papers daily because they seem to multiply)

Please have a Terrific Thursday!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

You Make All the Difference

Hi!

I am sharing a quick thank you card for someone who as the sentiment states has made a difference with positive influence. Since this card is for a man I am already challenged....ha. I don't have many papers that have a masculine feel. I would say that this didn't photograph well on many forms. These papers are a lot richer than shown. But hey I play with paper not a photographer.:))))
I followed the sketch from Sunday Stamps for inspiration. I always need direction when it comes to "Dreaded Man Cards" Ha! The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps and is a sentiment builder. I believe the set was called Say it Loud. I added a few sequins for finishing touches.
 As mentioned earlier, layout inspiration from: Sunday Stamps
I am also joining over at D.L. Art - June Linky, and  Four Crazy Chicks - Crazy Egg/ATG

Thanks for popping in!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Thanks for all you do! Teacher

Good Day!

I hope your week is starting off well. You guessed it another school themed card! :)))) I think I have officially wrapped it up with the exception of doing one for the bus driver. That's a tough (and loud) job, and they do have the lives of our kiddos in their hands.

This is more simple and will go to one of his male teachers. Using some of my scraps from previous makes I used two different banner dies to cut out my patterned paper. The red frame was already created from a design I had worked on another make and decided not to use but is going to work well here. All I had to do was add a sentiment. It's a sentiment builder set from My Creative Time. I added Teacher at the bottom of the school rule paper adding a red enamel dot to the left for a little embellishing touch.
I never remember to take a picture of the inside, but I usually decorate it as well. This set is called Book Worm from Our Craft Lounge (no longer in business), but it's also another favorite set to use for these projects.
I am sharing at the following places: Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - June Linky, Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes, Four Crazy Chicks - Crazy Egg/ATG Hiding in my Craft Room - Use 4 different Colors, A Gem of a Challenge - Use Three of Something (Patterned paper), Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes.

Thank you so much for dropping in!
~Tammy~

Monday, June 4, 2018

Thank you (School themed)

Hello!

I hope you all had a fun weekend. I managed to crank out another thank you card for one of my son's teachers. I think I have one more to go. 

I started with an A2 size card base using blue card stock I had out from a previous make. (The other half) I added those never ending school themed papers to the card front. They sure are coming in handy. Those of  you who have repeat visited, I am sure you are sick of them, but I am always wanting to use my stash. Hopefully maybe you find a little inspiration while here.:))))
 
I used my Cricut to cut the apple and I added an adorable Peachy Keen stamp face to the center. The pencil is a die-cut that you paper piece and is from MCT. I added a few sequins to the focal image for a touch of embellishing. I had a ribbon snippet that I used to create a tab anchored by a black button laced with red and white Twine.  The sentiment is also from Peachy Keen and was a "Thank you" gift with purchase.

I am sharing at the following places: Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - June Linky, Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes, Four Crazy Chicks - Crazy Egg/ATG, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, Penny's Paper Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Hiding in my Craft Room - Use 4 different Colors, A Gem of a Challenge - Use Three of Something (Sequins), Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes.

Thank you for visiting! Have a marvelous Monday!
~Tammy~ 


Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018 Graduate

Hello there!

We interrupt the marathon of teacher cards to bring you a graduation card!:)))

The weather has been dreary with this tropical storm looming about. It's been a VERY wet spring.

I started by embossing the Graduation Cap (DeNami Designs) with gold embossing powder to create my focal point. I had a piece of patterned paper from a recent card I made still on my desk. I liked how it looked against the navy card stock, so that was an easy design find at my finger tips.  I adhered it to the front of the card leaving enough room to add the die-cut numbers (My Creative Time) for the year to add to the bottom of the card.
I have this huge roll of Gold ribbon from May Arts that I have had for at least 10 years. Good thing that gold never goes out of style! :))) I took a length and wrapped it around the card front and instead of tying in a bow, I secured it with a blue button from my stash to complete this graduation card!
I am sharing over at: Shopping our Stash - Graduation, Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - June Linky, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes,  Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes,  Four Crazy Chicks - Crazy Egg/ATG. Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes with a die cut

Thanks for stopping by!
~Tammy~

Friday, June 1, 2018

Teach Inspire Believe

Happy Friday!

Quick post to share another Teacher card.
I pieced together my patterned paper from scraps I still had on my desk from my previous make. I never cut into a new sheet for this card.
I used a set from My Creative Time (Write On) for the sentiment. I created a "clipboard feel" by using a wood grain background stamp also from My Creative Time onto a piece of kraft card stock. I used a clip embellishment from Tim Holtz to clip together.

I rounded the corners and all is done!:)))

I am sharing at the following places: Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - June Linky, Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes,  Four Crazy Chicks - Crazy Egg/ATG.

Thank you for visiting! Have a fabulous Friday!
~Tammy~

Thursday, May 31, 2018

You're The Best Teacher

Hey There!

I am on my way to knocking out those teacher cards for my son. I have several to make, and I want them to be different. As I talked about in yesterday's post. I have this paper pack I have had for years, and it just goes on forever! Reality is, I have one child and only so many school years left, so I am trying to use it all up as much as I can. I am not a waster, so I use and save all my scraps. Ha! I then recycle anything that can't be used.

More than anything it's fun to pull out your supplies and challenge yourself to use them in various ways.

I used a tag dye and added a scrap of the bus patterned paper to the top. Really working on that stash in multiple ways ha!
I used the same sentiment builder from School Basics by Mint Motif and an apple dye from MCT. The Teacher dye was from PTI. It was lots of fun building this card for a teacher who deserves it very much. Not many Middle School teachers get the appreciation that the elementary level does and I think they sometimes need it more. They teach roughly 150 students per day. 

 I am sharing at: Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - May Linky, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes,  Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes with a die cut, Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, Wednesday's Creative Challenge Blog - Fussy & Fancy, Four Crazy Chicks - Crazy Egg/ATG

Thank you for allowing me to share my creations with you!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Thank You Teacher

Hello all~

I am sure many of you are enjoying a shorter "work" week.  I feel like May has gone in a blink. In fact, I feel the year has really started sailing by fast. I think I am getting old!

Well, the end of May brings that time to thank teachers for helping our kids grow. My son had an amazing set of teachers this year, and I feel very fortunate because I was very concerned about middle school. He just got lucky to land on such an amazing team.

I used a sketch to jump start my inspiration from Viva La Verve. I have a ton of school themed papers that many of you have seen numerous times on my blog. I am not sure I will ever use the end of this patterned paper, but I will try. The good thing about having so many different teachers over the years, they don't know or care how long you have had it. I am always determined to use my resources. You will see a few more cards this week (hopefully) using it and I'll find ways to change it up.
It's not showing up very well, but the red card stock is embossed with an ABC embossing folder. It gives the card some visual interest and texture.  The stamps are Mint Motif (no longer available) called School Basics,  but I love it. It has many sentiment builders. 

Here is the sketch:
I am also joining in at: Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes,  Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes, Crafty Creations - Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp - Use More than one Stamp, Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes, Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes with a die cut, Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - May Linky.

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday~
~Tammy~

Friday, May 25, 2018

Thanks Coach Card 2

Hey y'all!

{Edit to Note...I am honored that this was selected as Top 3 at My Time To Craft on June 2, 2018.}

As promised from yesterday's post, I am back with another thank you card and I did manage to use those same papers and just came up with a different design.
I used Gray cardstock as my base adhering the felt stripped paper down the center leaving a border of card stock just on the left and right side. From there I just staked and stamped and added my baseball theme goodies. Just like yesterday, I stuck with the school colors of Navy and Gray.

I am joining in at: Hiding in my Craft Room - Masculine/Father's Day. CardzTV - Anything Goes, Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Masculine or Father's Day, D.L. Art - May Linky, International Art and Soul - All About Boys or Men, 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with a Twist mainly blue, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, Pile It On - Sports/Hobbies, My Time To Craft - Circles (More than one)

I thought I would leave you with a picture of him making a pitching debut in a middle school game. 
 Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a Fantastic Friday and a Fabulous Weekend!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thanks coach

Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for my son's Middle School Coach! The school year is wrapping up and the sports season is wrapping up as well. My son is on three baseball teams this season. Middle School ball, Travel ball, and Little League.  He has two coaches for Middle School, so I will be sharing another card make in the next day or so.

My crafting time is so limited these days, so I always have a plan in my head to "just do simple", but then I start pulling out all my supplies and it keeps layering and layering. Ha! 
I started this card by making an A2 base from gray cardstock. I don't have a lot of masculine papers in my collection, so I always reach for this velour strip paper I have had for years. I actually used it to make my son's thank you notes from his 6th birthday and he is now 12 1/2. (Not sure how that happened, but I blinked is all) It has made the perfect paper to use in many of the baseball cards I've made over the years. The school colors are Navy and Gray.  I'm sure I will be using it in the card for the other coach, so don't be surprised if you see it again.

I adhered the patterned paper to the card base. I used some layered mat stack die cuts from PTI to hold my focal image. I stamped a baseball and thought it would be cute to make it into a ribbon.  I had a scrap of Navy ribbon, so I attached to a piece of gray cardstock and embellished with white enamel dots.  I stamped the sentiment and tucked it up under the ribbon panel. 

One down and another to go. 

I am joining in at: A Gem of a Challenge - It's a Man's World, Hiding in my Craft Room - Masculine/Father's Day. CardzTV - Anything Goes, Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Masculine or Father's Day, D.L. Art - May Linky, International Art and Soul - All About Boys or Men, 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with a Twist mainly blue, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes.

I thought I would share some pictures of my son and one I captured of them standing on the fence cheering and chanting during their at bat. 
 Anybody who has followed me long enough or follows me on facebook knows I refer to my son as the short stack. This picture says it all. He is the little guy among all those big guys. This team is 6-8 graders, but to his left #22 is in 6th. He is actually on the tall side for his age where mine is the opposite end of the height spectrum.
Thank you for stopping in! Have a terrific Thursday!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Still Crusin'

Hello there!

{Edit to add this card was selected as the winner at Hiding in My Craft Room on 5/30/18 I am very humbled thank you}

Hope the start of your week is going well!

As I mentioned yesterday, we have had some yucky weather, so I dusted off a lot of my crafting supplies and got busy! I decided with Father's Day around the corner I could make a dreaded man card. (DMC) They always are challenging for me. :-)))

 I started with a piece of black cardstock and pieced together some patterned papers attaching to the card front. I cut a banner and added to the left side of the card. I stamped my focal image from Crafty Secrets Classic Cars onto white cardstock and used a Spellbinder die to cut it out. I used Prima Watercolor pencils on the image itself. I layered the image inside a Top Note Die and placed the layers in the middle.
Lastly, I added some buttons for further embellishing and a license plate embellie from Tim Holtz.

I am joining in at Hiding in My Craft Room - Masculine/Father's Day, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, D. L. Art - May Linky, A Gem of a Challenge - It's a Man's World, The Male Room - Cars, Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Masculine or Father's Day, International Art and Soul - All About Boys or Men.

I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
~Tammy~

Monday, May 21, 2018

Happy Birthday with a darling bicycle

Good Monday Morning to you!

{Edit to add this was selected as a Top3 Pick at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges on 5/23/18}

Well we have had 10 straight days of rain and gloom. There is standing water everywhere. That did lead for me to find a few minutes to craft, since all sport activities have been cancelled. Should I have caught up on house work....YES, but did I wanna, NO!

I need some bright colors with all the gloom out my window. I selected a bicycle image from Hero Arts and stamped in a pretty pink onto my stamped cloud background which is also from Hero Arts.  I used some Spellbinders dies to cut my circle images which I layered together.

I started with some pretty patterned paper I had in my stash of scraps and added to the  card front. Next I added a length of aqua seam binding and tied in a bow which I embellished with a pink button laced with hemp twine.
I still had my roll of tickets on my desk from my previous make and stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment from DeNami Designs in the center adding a few pink hearts from Paper Smooches to the ticket. I diecut a row of hearts out of aqua felt and added to the top. Lastly I scattered a few sequins for a final finishing touch.
I am joining in the fun at Pause Dream Enjoy Photo challenge.
Make My Monday - Hint of summer to come , Always Happy Birthday - May Challenge optional Flowers, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, D.L. Art - May Linky, Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes, Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes, CardzTV - Anything Goes.

I hope everyone has a fabulous day!
~Tammy~

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Congratulations on your Wedding Day!

 Good Morning!

Lots of weddings happening! Including a Royal Wedding this weekend.  I have a card for a young man that was actually in his mommy's tummy when I got married.  Yikes, I now feel really old. Yes, I was also a child bride (sort of...barely legal age to drink hahaha)! :)))))
I always try and use scraps when I start a project. I have so many from years of crafting.  I pulled out papers that have one of my favorite color combinations. I have lots of lace in my stash as well, so I added a length to the right side of the card front.
My sentiment and frame was from Waltzingmouse Stamps. (no longer in business). I used a Spellbinders Label 10 togo with the stamped frame. I created a fussy seam binding bow which I embellished with a paper flower.  I added another decorative touch with some vintage buttons from my stash.  Lastly, I stamped the word Love (Paper Smooches) onto a ticket and added it to the lower left corner.

I am joining in the fun at: Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes, Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes, The Fairy and The Unicorn - Anything Goes, Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes, HIMCR - Super Scraps Saturday, Die Cuttin' Divas - Favorite Color Combination, Craftaholics R Us. - Anything Goes, DL Art - May Linky.

I hope everyone has a Terrific Thursday,
~Tammy~

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Graduation Card

Good Morning!

It's been quite awhile since I got inky. Working and a child on three baseball teams has definitely put any crafting time on the back burner.

 It's that time of year...Grads, Dads, and Weddings!
I have always adored this little DeNami Designs Graduation Owl.  I colored with copics and fussy cut him and popped him in the middle of the DeNami Designs Graduation Circle. I created a background using Versa Mark ink and a few graduations stamps also from Denami Designs. You can find the sentiment from there as well.
I further embellished this card with some hemp twine laced with a green button (DeNami Designs) and a few sequins. The green cardstock was dry embossed to give the card some added texture.  All papers are using leftovers from my scraps box.

I am joining in the fun at: Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes, Always Fun Challenges - Dry Embossing, The Fairy and The Unicorn - Anything Goes, Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes, Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes, HIMCR - Super Scraps Saturday.

I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday!

Hello again~

Well this is the last of my posting blast! I do hope everyone has a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Yesterday I shared a card for a girl, and today I have a cute card for a special guy turning 7.
I had fun with lots of pattern mixing here. I love all the fun and bright colors. The airplane is from Reverse Confetti Here We Go. The 7 is a chipboard that I had in my stash. I had to photograph at night, so the colors are not coming through like I would like.
I used a background stamp from PTI to add a fun little pattern to the center of the circle. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I am sharing over at Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018!
~Tammy~

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy 11th Birthday

Hey again,

My blog doesn't know what to do with pretty much a year of no activity and posting several days in a row and another post tomorrow! It felt good to get creative again!

I have a card for a sweet girl who will be turning 11.
The stamped images are from Practicing Creativity which is no longer in business. I die-cut the 11th and added to a pink heart chipboard I had in my stash.

I used Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine to the top of the tag embellished with a sweet pink paper rose. (I absolutely love Trendy Twine's beautiful colors)
I just love the colors and pattern mixing! 

I am playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches-Anything Goes...this is fun for them. I think they do this once a year.

I hope you have a GREAT day!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

May each new day ease the burden of your sorrow

Good day!

I woke up yesterday to find out a dear friend lost her Dad unexpectedly, so after just making a sympathy card the day before for another similar situation I find myself at my desk again for the same reason two days in a row. Sad...

I was limited on time with everything going on this time of year, so I just used pieces from the same paper pad I used yesterday and went to work.


I had this base already cut on my desk...it's a very pretty blue...I thought soft and soothing...I embossed with a folder that I felt complimented the pretty image that provided a subtle background for the focal sentiment.

I found my inspiration at Crazy 4 Challenges select a sketch. I went with 386.

I hope you have a wonderful day!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thinking of you with Deepest Sympathy

Hello~

Long time no share! Life is just tracking along (faster than I care for), so it leaves no time for things that I miss so like craftying.

I do create for things here and there, but haven't posted them...unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card and thought I would pop this on here.

I used a sketch from Sunday Stamps for inspiration and this card was completed in 10 minutes which is huge for me.  I had a very small window of opportunity, so I went for it.

 
I love this willow tree! It's one of my favorite images and I have a lot!:))) I had scraps laying on my desk from a previous make and I used all those and it came together quickly. I distressed the edges for some added texture.

Here is the inspiration from Sunday Stamps.

I am also sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

I hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!
~Tammy~

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks Coach

Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for my son's Little League Coach! They went all the way to the championship, but were defeated by the number 1 seed. It was a great year and fun to dip back into Little League again. My son has played travel ball only the last few years..this year he has done both, so we have been busy.


To create my card, I started by adhering my textured velvet stripped patterned paper to my kraft card base. I stamped a wood grain pattern onto kraft cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped the Thanks sentiment (Reverse Confetti In a big way) in the upper right corner of the wood grain panel and die cut the word coach out from red cardstock and adhered to the wood grain piece. I stamped a baseball and bat (PTI 7th Inning Stretch) and added them for finishing touches.

Inspiration was found from this great sketch at Sunday Stamps:


I will also share over at: Crafty Hazelnut - Patterned Paper Challenge.

Here is a picture of the crew!

Have a great one!
~Tammy~

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thanks - You're a Class Act

Hello~

This is the last week of school here in my neck of the woods, and this very well may be my last teacher card I make. We will see, I don't quite know what to expect next year, but I have a feeling this is it.

To create my card, I started by first creating a green card base. I then adhered a piece of apple patterned paper I had in my stash. Following the sketch from Reverse Confetti SFYTT June, I cute three panels from patterned paper also from my stash of scraps. The apple was cut using felt.
I used the following products from Reverse Confetti to complete the card adding some finishing touches of enamel dots and trimmings to complete the look.
Here is the sketch!
 
I will also share over at Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge, CraftyHazelnut- Patterned Paper Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a GREAT one!
~Tammy~

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

You are for a fact Amazing: Mother

Good Day!

I hope your week has been going well as we are halfway through already!
I have another Mother's Day card to share. I had lighting issues as Mother Nature was not on my side. It's so much prettier in person!

I started with a Cameo Coral 5 x 5 card base onto which I added my patterned paper.  Lace trim was added to both sides of my stamped panel. I die-cut a circle from burlap and added two paper leaves and a beautiful cabbage rose flower to the center. A bow was added embellished with a button to complete the card.

I am joining in the fun at: Just Us Girls - Mother

Hiding in my Craft Room - May Flowers, Jo's Scrap Shack - FDF Anything Goes, Always Fun Challenges - Mom, Die Cuttin' Divas - Mother's Day/Feminine, Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~