Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #467

Hi there :)

Here I am a tad bit late, still getting my act together posting what I made for the fun Tuesday Morning Sketch #467. I had fun with this week's sketch, after making one I decided to make one for each of my two grandsons in one family, then I got on a roll and made one for my other three grand kids one of which is below and the other two will be in the TMS #468 post next week.  These are so simple but the kids won't mind, I'll be putting goodies in them and they're always so happy with whatever they receive.  I miss them so much my goal is to send them a card once a month, when I don't get to see them. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the prize this week is a happy bag of pretty flowers so I hope you get to play along!  Although most of all I hope you play so I can see what you made!!! 

Have a WONDERFUL week!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #466


I know I'm always saying my week was busy but last week took the cake.  From Wednesday afternoon to the following Tuesday I took 5 shuttles, 4 flights, and drove two days from Colorado to Kentucky. Long story - loooong week!  It was an adventure for sure and just when I was congratulating myself for doing all that and not catching anything flying, the day after I got home I got sick. BLEH.  Not every bit of the week was all fun & games but it was helping family and that was such a worthwhile endeavor.

At least I was able to pull off my card for Tuesday Morning Sketch #466.  I actually didn't expect my first try to work so I stamped 3 pieces with the little houses, but I'm actually happy with all three so first off I have my first one.  Also, I  just had to show you last weeks card.  All I had to do to post it in time was put it all together and take a pic.  I was cutting it close to when the shuttle was picking me up and just when I was going to head in to my craft room my husband came home early to see me before I left on my adventures.  

I have no idea what the "real" way people do this technique is but I got the idea from a painting in an ad at Dick Blick online.  I "painted" water along the skyline so that the color would stay where I wanted and then I dropped in enough color until it dripped.  It was quite fun.  I'm impatient though so I had to do a little wiping off an area that got muddy and dropping in more pure color.

I hope you like it - I'm so glad to be back and that you stopped by.  

And my card from last week:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #464

Hey there so sorry I missed you last week!  I have had company or have been traveling soooo much more than usual this summer - it's been nice but I'm sure I will appreciate having my ol' routine back when I'm finally done with it all. 

I am so jealous that I don't get to have a chance to win this OMG CUTE set!!!  Take a look below and play, play, play!!  I can hardly wait to see what you make.

Here is what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #464 - since I'm in a hurry (what else is new) I won't add much info but of course if you ask a question I'll be more than happy to answer!! I have been busy but I have so many busier friends/family members who have moved this summer so I'm sure they are even more busy! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #462

Heeellllllloooooo!!  I am here, I am here, I am here although late!  That reminded me of Horton Hears a Who.  Well anyway, I continued my anti-pinko theme another week :)  I thought this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches #462 just yelled "shaker card" at me and up until this one I haven't made one for years so it was really fun.  

I based the colors on the sequins that I had that were not pink, so went for the Crystal Blue and Black route.  I'll forgo details unless you have a question I will be happy to answer but for now I gotta hit the hay.  I stayed up late talking to a friend in AZ last night and completely forgot about posting this so that is why I'm late.  I was getting ready for bed a few minutes ago when I remembered. Funny how our memory just chimes in when it feels like it huh?

One little tip that may be helpful is that the stripes on my paper were brown and I used a Sharpie and a T-Ruler to make them black instead.  Keep an eye out for adjustments/enhancements you can make to DP that you already have if it is just not right for what you need.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by - have a WONDERFUL week!

P.S. I would love you to play along and I would love you to leave my team/friends some love so happy visiting our design team and our participants.  I think its just the coolest thing when someone unexpectedly pops in and leaves a comment so I'm trying to do that a bit more.

TTFN  :)


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #461

Happy Tuesday Morning Sketch Day!

This is what I made for TMS #461 :)

Okay this is card number 4 that I haven't had pink for the main color!  Sorry this is shadowy but  I tried hard to get rid of the shadows much to no avail.  I hope this will be good for a house warming - do you think it will?  

This scalloped oval just happened to be on my desk and it was perfect for the sentiment.  I used my antistatic bag on it before I embossed it but I still ended up with more stray powder than I realized and not wanting to try and unbury my die to do a new oval (who knows where it is under the piles I have in my craft room at the moment) I covered it with my shimmer pen and it worked great in real life but for the photo not so much. 

Here is what I used:
Paper - CTMH Central Park 
Stamp - CTMH God's Blessings
Twine & Flower - old stash

Thanks so much for stopping by, I can hardly wait to see what you make!

P.S. You'll really want to play - the prize is:

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #460

Happy Tuesday!  It's time again for another FUN sketch - #460 at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

I feel like I could have done a little better with this if I didn't end up so pressed for time but all things considered I'm happy with it considering the amount of time invested (not being toooo much).   It sure was fun to make & I hope you enjoy creating with this sketch as much as I did.  I can hardly wait to see what you make!

Have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #459

Here you are - another non pink or overly feminine card!  Although I would probably only calls girls sunshine except I do have one grandson who is very fair and blonde and has HUGE crystal blue eyes so I may call him sunshine sometime now that I think about it. 

Of course I made this for Tuesday Morning Sketches # 459.  I had a lot of fun making this card but it was not easy to photograph without making it look like there were mud puddles on it.  The gold shimmer looks so cool in person but it did kind of wreck havoc on the photo taking. The word sunshine and the sun cut out are from the Close to My Heart Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge and the Happy Birthday stamp is retired.

Thanks so much for visiting!!