Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #435

Happy first TMS challenge of the year, it is #416 revisited. We have Janice to thank for this great sketch.  I had a lot of fun with it.  

My first card was made with the January Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart.  I used portions of the big stamp to make the little side tabs.  I colored with watercolor pencils and a shimmer brush - it is a speedy way to color, all I had to do is scribble a little everywhere I wanted color and then it spreads so easily with the shimmer brush.  Everything on that card is CTMH.

                   

The lavender cards are made with some sweet paper that I picked up from my local little scrapbook store I made these two and so far one other but I think I have enough for one more so you will be seeing more of that in the next couple of weeks.  The sentiment stamps have been retired for a long time but the flower is current.  

I decided to renew my "rule" of always stamping on the back of my cards, inside as well as a matching envelope.  If you would like to know anything just comment.  :)

I hope you got to start your year off with some fun and that the fun continues with playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Carol 
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Debbie



                                   








  
             

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Scrapbooking goals - Winter Layout

Well Happy New Year!!

I hope your year is off to a great start.  I'm so happy to say that after almost a two year hiatus I'm starting to scrapbook again.  After 20 years of basically being a scrapbooking addict, I never in a million years would have thought that I would be saying that I haven't scrapbooked for that long, but time has really escaped me.  Life just changed so much with our move and I haven't had anyone to scrap with.  That is definitely proof that it is as much of a social activity as as it is a desire to create memory books for my family but something just wasn't "clicking" in me for a while.  

I picked up a little batch of photos this week and they were the first I've had printed since we moved two and a half years ago.  I must say it felt GREAT to do that!!  I have missed this fun fun hobby and now I actually have a few new friends who are joining me this year.

I really keep my pages simple - otherwise I wouldn't get ANY done and that way my photos take center stage.  My approach this year is to basically do a layout for every season and when I need to add more I will make more pages or add some pocket pages.  

I hope you join me this year in getting back on track if you were off track like me or re-assessing your scrapbooking goals to get re-organized and re-charged!  Ok so I did warn you I keep it simple so here's the proof.....



I hope to share in a few months when I have this year's pics on them.  I'm doing a set for each of my kid's family and then one for me. 



Thanks so much for stopping by!!






Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #434 Anything Goes

We do this only once a year so I really was looking forward to it and had high hopes for my contribution to our TMS Anything Goes challenge this week but I didn't pull off my original plan.  However this is something I've been meaning to do for a while.  I thought I would get a bit more added to this Priority Mail envelope but this was it for this week.  I had to keep them simple because I need 7 of them.

The stamp is from CTMH, I stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Prima brush markers and Stabilo fine tip markers for the teeny tiny lights. Plus I added a little Sakura gel pen for the white highlights. I thought I was tricky doing the lights in blue and red like the Priority Mail colors.  I was originally going to do a christmas tree and that would have given it a pop of another color but the friends that I'm sending this too are into woodsy stuff. 

Hubby had his knee replaced on Thursday and low and behold he got out of the hospital a day early on this Saturday instead of Sunday so I had to scramble back & forth so many times to the hospital and also with working OT well...you know me I can't keep up sometimes when life is normal, let alone add home care people and visitors and a patient to attend to added into the mix. 

I sooooo appreciate you stopping by, I really really do!!


I hope you get to play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!








Carol 
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Debbie


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #433

Ahhhh what a relief I'm pretty happy with my card this week.  Our great sketch is by Janice, I accidentally left off the little embellishments and I would add them but I don't want to try and photograph the card again.  I think it took me longer to get a decent pic than it took to make the card!  Sorry about the shadows.

Our sponsor this week is All Dressed Up.  The prize is a digital image of the winner's choice.  My image is from All Dressed up, the die came with my magnetic base plate which I think is American Crafts, the folder I think is from Hobby Lobby Darice maybe, I've had it a few years.  The little crochet button has been in my stash for a LOOOOONG time and the snowflake was cut with a Close to My Heart Circuit cartridge.




I know it's a busy time of year but this sketch is extra fun so I hope you get to play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Carol 
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Debbie



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #432

Hello, it's your friendly neighborhood ditz reporting today with her card for Tuesday Morning Sketches #432.

I've really been struggling with all I've been juggling lately, in fact I just noticed that I never added my card to our site last week. Plus this week I added it so late I'm not sure I did it in time.  My first try at this was a major - FAIL.  Have you ever had an idea you felt so sure should work but you just couldn't seem to pull it off?  Well that's what happened to me.  

This is my second attempt with this idea with the images and paper from our sponsor at We Are 3.  I don't think I did their cute stuff justice at all but I hope you check out what the rest of the team made because they really rocked the sketch and supplies!!

I hope you get to play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Carol 
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Debbie








Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #431

Good good Tuesday morning!!  

My week just FLEW! How about yours?  I have to make this quick because I stayed up way past my bedtime last night.  We went to a Handel's Messiah Sing Along (ha - but I didn't sing lol, wouldn't want to ruin anyone's night) It was so fun but got home so late & had to get up and work a 12 hour Cyber Monday starting at 6:00 a.m.  

I did squeeze in just barely enough time to make a couple cards with our TMS sketch # 431.  I do like them better in person but that's often the case.  It was fun playing with the Beary Christmas stamps & dies set from CTMH.  

Of course. . . .I hope you get to play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Carol 
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Debbie









Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #430

Hi there and happy Tuesday!  

Are you counting your blessings this week? I think I count my blessings quite a bit but I can also have my little pity parties once in a while too.  It's pretty much always in regards to the fact that I'm hours away from my kids & grands and during the holidays it's even harder than usual. Well anyway it's always a good distraction to play along with our TMS Design Team and you all!!  

Ok, so for card #1 I used a Cuttlebug embossing border folder, a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and my CTMH Cricut Artitst cartridge for the vellum heart. I also used the CTMH clear shimmer pen all over the butterfly and the heart. 
I cut out three hearts of different sizes not knowing the size I would like best.  After I finished up I realized that I really should have used the bigger one. 

Which brings me to card #2.  I was thinking I always tend to choose pretty pastels - I need to make something a little more bold.  So I grabbed the two other hearts and a scrap of border paper plus cut out another red heart the next size up and threw it together.  I used mini dots to attach the vellum and covered them up with the enamel hearts. 

My third card was loosely inspired by the sketch.  It was a piece that I embossed "Thanks" on just to practice for a card I did a few weeks back.  I lazily used the piece from the other side to die cut a scallop thinking I was just going to toss it.  But after making the other two cards and spotting it on my desk, I had a second thought. The nice oversize scalloped circle reminded me of the oversize heart from our sketch so I layered it on a piece of BGP and stuck a butterfly in the middle.

My thanks to Melissa our fearless leader over at TMS for her great sketch and inspiring me to rescue that scrap and turn it into something I can definitely use. 

So is there a partially started "something" in your craft space you can rescue and use this week when you play along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches?

Carol 
Janice 
Jenée
Melissa
Debbie