Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #445

Sooooo good morning!  Do you feel like the last week was only a couple of days instead of 7?  I do!  I'm not completely happy with either of my cards this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches #445 but nevertheless less here they are.  The embellishments are from my old stash, the I just started rummaging through again.  I really need to get this stuff used up!!  Or maybe open my own store LOL

I hope you get to enjoy this great sketch and participate with us this week - I look forward to seeing your creation.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #444

Top o' the morning to you this fine Tuesday morning.  It's time for sketch #444 at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The prize this week is a White Pigment Ink Pad from CC Designs.  One can never have enough white pads or pens or colored pencils etc.  I love white for so many crafting purposes!

This week I made a card with a specific person in mind who has a birthday in April.  I actually have a few April birthdays to get busy on but I thought that the Punny Pals from CTMH  would make a really cute gathering for this sketch.  The paper and embossing folder is retired Close to My Heart stuff.  I used Prima colored pencils for coloring and I also cheated (shhhhhhhh) I couldn't even begin to guess if I had a "From all of us" let alone where in my stash it would be so I just printed that out on my computer.

By this time next week I will be a mother of a 35 year old -- yikes yikes YIKES!!!  How did that happen???

As always I am so very grateful that you stopped by and I hope to see your wonderful creation over at TMS this week.  

Have an amazing one!!  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #443

Happy Tuesday once again!  It's time for another new sketch it's #443 at Tuesday Morning Sketches - I had so much fun with this I only wish I had time to make a few more.  I used my trusty ol' Creative Memories circle cutters and a sunshine cut from a CTMH Cricut cartridge.  The papers are Cute Girl again from Crate Paper. The Stamp is last month's CTMH Stamp of the Month.  I couldn't stop humming the song when I made this :)

The prize is this pretty Spellbinders die set. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for our challenge this week!! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #442

Hello & happy Tuesday once again!

This week  for Tuesday Morning Sketches #422 I made cards for two of my siblings that each actually made a big move to settle in to new places for their retirement.  I'm the youngest by quite a number of years so it won't be my turn to retire for probably 10 years.  

The prize this week is this cute Pink & Main set you will get it just in time for my day St. Patti's Day. 

I really KNOW I am NOT a Saint but I have a friend who is an ANGEL and she has celebrated me with "St Patti's Day" on more than one occasion she is just the sweetest friend anyone could ever hope for, I wish everyone could have a friend like her in their life.  It's really cool that our hubby's are also good friends too - what a bonus. 

The frog will be "Enjoy your new pad".  I used my Explore to cut out the lilly pad and the stamp shape.  The frog is from the Close to My Heart Operation Smile stamp set called Punny Pals colored with CTMH water color papers and shimmer brush. The cute baby blue paper and tiny flower paper you see peeking out from the lily pad is from the Lullaby 6x6 pad by Pebbles. 

The moving day box is an old old set from CTMH that I have always loved called "Welcome to the Neighborhood".  It is colored with Prisma and ShinHan markers. The paper is from the Cute Girl 6x6 pad by Crate Paper.  I hope you get to treat yourself to some fun crafting time this week and join us at TMS :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #441

Hellllooooo, anyone home?  I have been so scatterbrained.  Here I am posting my Tuesday Morning Sketches # 441 late but I hope better late than never?  I was so excited to try out my idea when I saw this sketch.

However, it didn't come out quite as cool as I hoped so I made another one and it wasn't enough better to rephotograph.  It's so hard to capture the shiny silver and gold embossed stars.  My favorite artsy thing about this is that I made the moon craters with embossing powders and my fingerprint.  Then I brushed off the centers with my finger also.  You like?  If you have any questions just comment and I'll give you the scoop ;o)

Our amazing team is sponsoring this week and the prize is a cute stamp set by Pink & Main.  I'm here to tell you our team made cards that are just to die for, I love them all!!!  You will definitely want to check them out. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you had a happy day today.  I thought I would share my valentines that I have ready for NEXT year lol.  I didn't get them sent to my grandchildren so oh well, me being me again.  :)  I did send them chocolate covered strawberries and cheesecake bites though.  

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great week!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #440

So how's your Tuesday going?  I hope it's terrific!  That word reminds me of one of my brothers, he often replies with "terrific" when I ask how he is doing - I just love & miss him so much.  

This is our very last revisited sketch this year for Tuesday Morning Sketches #440.  It was Melissa's choice and the prize this week is a really cute Heidi Swap stamp set! 

I had fun playing around with some gelatos that I got for Christmas.  The background was easy but so far as using them to watercolor they're quite a bit more subtle than I expected. I really enjoyed experimenting though and I hope to get better the more I practice with them.  If you have any tips I would love to hear them!!

In addition to your tips I'm also hoping to see YOUR wonderful creation this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Plus we're always grateful to have you visit our blogs.  :)

Have a NICE week & thanks for stopping by!