Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #628

 Hello - yep it’s Tuesday again already!! 

So glad you are here!  And I really mean that even though I felt like I lost my battle with creative block this week. Here is my creation for Tuesday Morning Sketch #628.  I started out with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor distress paper and I watercolored the hills and sky - blotting out a few clouds with a tissue. Then it was all warped so I sandwiched it between a few books and stood on it while eating Birthday Confetti Hershey Kisses and trying to figure out what to do next.  

My first thought was a hot air ballon but didn’t feel like searching for one in all my stamps.  My second thought was a cute critter holding balloons but I was still uninspired.  I went though a bin of old stuff trying to trigger an idea and this is what I found and what happened. 

I came across my Baby Boy stack of paper from DCWV, fussy cut the tree and alligator, die cut the oval BOY and layered them all on the card with different thicknesses of dimensional foam tape. I wish that I cut it all out a little better but my heart wasn’t really in it.  I was going to call it done so I took a pic and realized that I left out the little elements so I drew in some birds with a marker and added CTMH Prisma glitter with a glue pen and drew in some grass with a Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencil.  Kinda thinking that all that was a little too much but here is the before and after - let me know what you think!  

Looking back it was enjoyable but I really need to clean my pigsty studio and then I hope to feel a little more creative again.  

I can’t wait to see what you make with this!!!  Head on over to see what our team created at Tuesday Morning Sketches and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #627


Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Here is what I made for our fun Tuesday Morning Sketch #627.  I was all over the place when deciding where to start but I’m happy enough with how it turned out. I love this new CTMH paper packet As You Grow.  I think I could make diverse cards for a very long time with just these papers but I’ll try not to get stuck on it too long. I am looking forward to checking out your creations and hope you have tons of fun with this sketch!!  Head on over to check out what our team and the rest of our team has for you to enjoy & have FUN!!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 626

YIKES!  I forgot to do my post!!  So sorry but I hope better late than never?  Here is my card for Tuesday Morning Sketch #626.  

This was fun and I cut out pieces to make two cards but got wrapped up in the other parts of life.  I love this background paper - it is new from CTMH.  Everything else is old stuff that I’ve had around for a long time.

So what are you going to use old stuff or new? Looking forward to visiting your creation soon.  Have a WONDERFUL week!


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #625

 Hello - happy Tuesday!  

Here is what I made for our Tuesday Morning Sketch #625.  Once again I was pushed a little out of my comfort zone and I’m so grateful that I was because this was so much fun.  I had some circles punched from some watercolor playing around that I did a while ago and really wanted to turn them into something and I didn’t have high expectations because the colors were so different but all in all I’m happy with how it turned out after adding dots and sequins.  

I hope you enjoy checking out what our fabulous team has created and So click this Tuesday Morning Sketches or the link above to head on over to see what our fab team made and leave some love.  I’m anxious to see what you make!!!  

Happy everything!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #624

 Hi!  I sure appreciate you stopping by!!  Here’s what I made for TMS #624.  I actually made the Christmas one first but then decided to make a card for my grandson’s birthday (he LOVES bugs).  I have two with birthdays this month.  If you have any questions please ask.  I’m short on time - what else is new?  I’m sure you are too but I hope you have enough time to join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Have a NICE day!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #623

 Hello!  Thank you for being here!!  

It’s time to have a look & try your hand at Tuesday Morning Sketches #623 by Melissa :o)

I was having so much fun and I had the next day off when I made these so I couldn’t resist making a few. Truth be known it was mostly because I had a really hard time deciding what paper/colors to use so I just used all that I could fit in my time - I stayed up till 1:00 a.m. so I did make a couple goofs but I decided not to let it stress me out.   

I cheated a little in that I used stickers instead of stamping but I figured the die-cutting, planning etc was enough and all in all I really like them.  I already gave the gold one away to one of my friends to give to her friend.

Everything I used is current CTMH products.

Not sure why but I couldn’t get in to Cricut Design Space when I was making these so I had to improvise with die-cuts to achieve the shapes I wanted. For the first scalloped oval I cut a little section out of the middle so I could make it more narrow.  

For the smaller rings I cut a smaller circle out of the circle that was left over from the larger ring.

For the gold and copper rings I cut them in half so I could make them larger so the scalloped oval would look narrower.

Now it’s your turn I hope you have as much fun as I did with this great sketch by Melissa Craig!!  Just head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches for more inspiration & ENJOY!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #622

Whew hi hi hi!!! 

I had a very quick couple of weeks for 4 cherished way too fast days I traveled to see my son and his sweet little family.  We had our annual un-birthday party (since I’m never there for anyone’s birthday :o( - everyone gets a little something) and celebrated one of my grandson’s Maxima Cum Laude honor in the National Latin Examination and made cards, did puzzles & s'mores and everything else grandmotherly that I could try and fit in during such a short time. This was a different set of grandkids - the granddaughter I mentioned a couple weeks ago is my daughters daughter.  One day I hope & pray to have us all together for a visit again.  

You may or may not have noticed that I got my post ready last week but not my card grrrrr.  Well it was such a great sketch that I added a card anyway when I got back. Plus I made two cards for this week so I hope ya’ll forgive me - yep I was in Kentucky hence the ya’ll lol. 

Then on to this weeks sketch -honestly I thought it would be more of a struggle than it actually was.  It was out of the box a little for me but that was a very good thing!  I was excited to play with new CTMH papers and use these neat little real wood stickers but I also have more ribbon than anyone needs and this sketch lent itself perfectly to use some of it.  I ended up totally enjoying the sketch and I know you will too!!

Instead of doing strips or layering a solid piece of paper I cut out a shape to make better use of the paper - I just thought it was a little too busy for this card so I will use it on a scrapbook page.