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Sketch Saturday #610

Hello everyone, how is your day going? Mine is going quite well – I am having a good pain day so I am getting a few things ticked off of my to-do list. So I am getting a few posts uploaded some going live now and some in the future for my Design Team commitments.

But any who onto the reason you stopped on by – my card project. Well I must admit that this sketch stumped me when I first saw it pop up but I figured it out and the sentiment was unfortunately needed.

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And this is the sketch #610 from Sketch Saturday that gave me so much trouble.

I didn’t add any embellishments to this card once I knew that I needed to make this card into a sympathy card. I didn’t think that it suited. But I did want it to have a little bit of difference so I stamped the gum leaves and Protea flowers around the sympathy sentiment just to give it something.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
🙂 Tracy

 

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Sending Prayers

Hello everyone, another card using my stash supplies. This is going to be a regular in my posts this year as I want to use up what I have or donate it because just looking at some of the stuff is not conducive to being creative. Anywho onto the card project …

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This image I coloured with my Polychromos Pencils while my Daughter was attending an Art Class but I had never turned it into a finished project. When I put this card together I was following this sketch #528 from Julie at Mojo Monday

Some of my elements are different but I was working with the supplies that I had. Seeing this finally on a card makes me very happy. I am sure that the perfect person for this card will come across my path.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am glad that you stopped on by before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

wisdom

Until my next post,
Just be you the world will adjust!
🙂 Tracy

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Vase of Love

Hello Everyone, I am sorry that I haven’t been blogging much of late but I am having problems with my left shoulder which is impeding on my crafting big time. I have found a couple of things that I can do without too much pain which has saved me from going completely around the bend. Crafting for me is my way of de-stressing from the world so to not be able to do it to the extent that I would love to be able to do it is frustrating.

But I am here to share with you a card that I made during one of my periods of not so much pain 😀

09 18 Vase of Flowers

As with most of my card making this card started with a sketch and this time around it is a sketch from Sketch Saturday. My card is only slightly different from the sketch because I couldn’t fit 6 strips just because of the size of my image panel. But here is sketch #581 from Sketch Saturday for you to look at.

The image is one that has been sitting in my stash for a little while wondering when it might have a chance at being on a card. I have used black paper for the layering and the papers I used are from Recollections the mega pack of black and white that I picked up just a little while ago. The sentiment is from a stamp set called “Here for You” by Waffle Flower.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I am glad that you stopped on by and before you leave I would like to share this last thought for this post.

Golden Blogging Tips For The Beginner Blogger

Until next time, find your happy and do it,
❤ Tracy

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Stamp Stash Diving

Hello Everyone. Today I decided to go diving into my physical stamp stash. I have so many and I just don’t use them. I seem to go down either a digital stamp that I have previously printed or no image at all. I am trying to find ways to get more space in my craft space so I have decided that if I am not going to use them then they can be donated to someone who will enjoy them.

But I am sure you know what happens when you start exploring your stash … yes, that’s right you find things that you still like to use. Anyway more on the treasures that I found later. I am here to share with you the card that was made with my finds. As with any of my cards this card started with a sketch and this one is from Stella Says Sketch #714.

It is such a simple sketch and usually, I would use a Bugaboo image but my stash was looking at me and I ended up making this card.

09 12 Zinnia Sympathy

I decided to make a sympathy card as my stash is lacking this type of card and you never know when you may need one of these … unfortunately. This stamp has been sitting in my stash for quite a while and I am unsure who made it but I still love it. The papers that I used are from a huge Recollections pack that has so much paper in it I think that I will split some of it up and give it away to someone else.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card project. I really appreciate all of the comments on my blogs. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Heartfelt Quotes: In the world. ~ Doe Zantamata

Until next time, spend time on what makes you happy.

♥Tracy

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With Sympathy

Hello Everyone,
These types of cards are still the hardest for me to create so when inspiration strikes I take it. The thing that started the inspiration was the lighthouse in the sunset. But the card as most of my card projects start with … a sketch. So this is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketch #512.

TMS 512

And this is the card that came out from using that sketch.

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The papers that I used came from my stash I thought that they all worked with the main image.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation. I am happy to be creating again even if it isn’t constant. Each time that I am able to sit behind my craft desk I am grateful. Before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Moving on without people is the quietest and best revenge. Small things don't matter when someone is meant to be in your life. If small things ruin a relationship or friendship it was never real to begin with. Count it a belssing they were removed to make space for better....  Oh Boy have I found better! Love my boyfriend❤ love my friends❤ I am so very blessed

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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Sketch Saturday #554

Hello Everyone,
Today I am bringing you a simpler card it just turned out that way as I was crafting it. It came out different to what I had planned but sometimes this happens while I am creating a project.

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I am lucky that I was not needing to make this card for any particular occasion. I try to get ahead and make sympathy cards when I am not needing them. So when I found this image in my stash I thought that it would be suitable to make one. Then I found this sketch from Sketch Saturday and everything just came together

Sketch Saturday 554

I think that this sketch could be used in either orientation and I will probably use this sketch again but the other way around. The papers that I used are from an older Kasiercraft paper pack called Tiny Woods. Because of the theme of the card I wanted to keep things simpler so I didn’t add the bow because I didn’t think that it suited.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I really appreciate all the comments, likes and visits to my blog please consider leaving something. Before you go though I would like to leave you with this though
(original image here)

Until Next Time,
TracyB

Challenge Entered – Sketch Saturday 554

 

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Sympathy Hard to Craft

Hello Everyone,
The card that I am bringing you today is on a subject that crafters including myself find hard to do – sympathy. But this is a part of our lives just like all the other ones so I have decided that I need to craft these in amongst my other ones so that I don’t have to try and craft this particular type of card when I am in the situation.

01 14 for your loss

Something that you may notice about this card from my usual cards is the background to the photo. I am actually crafting while away with family and don’t have my usual setup so this is the dining table of our accommodation.

But anywho onto the card … This is an older Bugaboo image that I have coloured in with my Polychromos pencils. I printed this image onto the plaid paper that is behind it. The papers are from the Kasiercraft 6X6 paper pack Sweet Pea. The placement inspiration for this card came from this card sketch

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This is the first sketch for the year from this challenge site. The papers are from a Kasiercraft paper pad called ‘Sweet Pea’. All of my matting is done with some Sunshine Yellow paper. My sentiment comes from Uniquely Creatives Banner Sentiment Builder clear stamp set. I like this set as its quite useful for many different occasions.
Thanks for coming by to look at my project please consider leaving a comment before you leave to let me know that you have stopped on by. And also before you go I would love to leave you with this final thought
Thinking about the end of life makes me consider what I will be leaving behind when I do go. Is what I am going to leave how I want to be remembered? Some things yes other things not so much. So I am working on changing the things I’m not so happy with. What about you – will you be remembered in the way you want to be?

Until Next Time,
Tracy B