Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #421

Hi everyone,

My mind hasn't really improved (obviously since I'm late again), but I'm going on vacation for a few days to see my grand babies - that will make everything all better right?  Plus, I'll have an extra day to get on top of some much needed organizing and that ALWAYS helps too.  

This sweet kitty image came from our sponsor this week...  All Dressed Up!  Play along for your chance to win 2 images of your choice. The flowers are from them also but discontinued so if you love something be sure and snag it while you can.

The embellishments are old from my stash and the rose embossing folder is new from CTMH. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT... I apologize that I failed to introduce the newest amazing member of our team Carol!! Please stop by and tell her welcome (even though it's quite late). We're sad that Wanda has had to step down. :(  



We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #420

Hi everyone,

I'm seriously getting a little nervous about my memory and staying on top of things.  I think it's a hormone issue.  I was just thinking oh I need to get my post ready for tomorrow, and then I noticed that we already have entries - wait what's today???  OMG I'm crazy - only hope I have is that I've been told if you're really loosing it you don't know it.  I hope I'm just going through a phase.  

Maybe it's also all that's going on in the world and all the news to watch and people to pray for.  I only wish I was doing more praying than watching.

Well without further whining here are my cards, I was so proud to finally do two again.  I had a problem in that I couldn't find my DRS stamps so I didn't want to use any other brand of stamps so these are actually "anti-stampo" cards you know like antipasto salad.  Ok if I don't shut up soon you will think know I really am crazy!!  If you have questions just ask and I'll try and remember what I used - lol. 

DRS Designs is our wonderful sponsor and they have tons of great stamps so head on over and check out what the rest of our On Top of Things Best Team Ever made (I hope they don't disown me).   

Also, please have fun, pray and be safe!!

Bunches of blessings,


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #419

Thanks for stopping by I hope your Tuesday is Terrific!  I am really really going to try and set aside some time this week to create another card with this sketch because this isn't anything like I thought I would make.  I am happy with it I just had something much different in mind.

I set my stop watch and it took me 27 minutes to make this.  I'm sure I spent at least 5 minutes of that looking for the hole punch that I wanted to use for the top of the tag. I had watercolored the paper a while back just playing around.  For the tag shape I just went through my odds & ends basket and trimmed one side of it and folded over a scrap of my water colored paper for the hole reinforcement, I have a weakness for those, I think they're such a cute little detail.  

The stamp is one of my new current CTMH favorites.  I used it last week too.  The punch for the loopy edge is Martha Stewart, everything else is CTMH, watercolors, watercolor paper, ink and ribbon.  Oh but the little epoxy flowers are Doodle Bug from my local SS. 

Thanks again & I hope you get to play along with us!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #418

OMG I feel terrible,  I'm so late posting I JUST realized that I didn't set this to post.  Life these days!!! Please accept my apologies.  I made this with new CTMH paper and a new FAV stamp set by CTMH also.  You will def be seeing more of this.  

I've been working long hours and had company plus didn't realize how much time it took to give stuff away.  I have offered a few large items to my wonderful work friends but arranging for washer/dryer and a huge dresser to be picked up has been a little time consuming. 

I hope YOU have time for more fun this week than I do!!!! 

Have a wonderful one!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #417

Hi Hey Hello!!!

Running a little late today so I'll make it snappy, as my mama would say ;)  

I had an exceedingly good time finding goodies in my stash to embellish this great sketch by Jessi - I hope you go through yours and creat something that makes you extra happy!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #416

Hello there!

I hope your Monday was as good as mine!!  It was a VERY busy day for me I worked and then after work painted trim in our bathroom - I'm really slow at that so it took me close to 4 hours arrrrrgh!!  I keep telling myself someday when all this house stuff is done I can play more but for now I'm thankful for the snatches of time that I do have.  

This week's sketch by Janice is really fun and simple.  My image is Bugkkfish Kawaii Kitty Fish by our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps. The prize is 4 images of winner's choice.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #415

Happy Tuesday morning once again!  

Here's what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #415.  I just adore this sketch from Melissa and my little craft room is coming right along so I may add a card or two this week.  This weeks prize is compliments of our team and it is two (2!) Close to My Heart Brush pens - they are wonderful and addictive.
I threw this card together with the first items I glanced at as I thought "wow what am I going to make I should already be in bed...."  The paper is actually just a cover sheet I needed to put in the folder while I was embossing something else so it is only printer paper that I was going to throw away (but don't tell anyone ok??).  The flowers were in a little basket of left overs on my desk and the dotted paper is from my LSS and it was literally THE first piece of paper in one of my paper bins.  The stamp set was even part of a pile of sets I need to clean and organize on my desk.

I got my card stock organized over the weekend and I can hardly wait until I get to show off my will come in time.  :)

In the meantime I hope you play along with us at TMS this week and at the very least stop by and leave our team some encouragement ok?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #414

Happy August!!  

It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches #414.  As promised I made a card with NEW Close to My Heart product! The Thank You stamp is an oldie to go along with my new goodie.I LOVE this layer flower set and you will see more of it here on my blog real soon.  For now I'm heading off to finish up a couple things that I waited until the last minute to do (like pay the registration on my car). :)

I hope you have a WONDERFUL month and I thank you so much for stopping by. I look forward to seeing what YOU create to play along!!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #413

Hi ya'll!

Happy terrific Tuesday to you.  Here's what I made this week for our TMS Challenge # 413.  The anniversary celebration continues but this time next week we will have already kissed July good bye so you better hurry over and play.  Especially because it's a really fun easy theme and - drum roll please......

Our sponsor this week is My Sweet Petunia.  Yep!  One random winner will win the choice of an Original MISTI or Mini MISTI! 

I have a Mini MISTI and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!  What a wonderful prize!!

So grab your stamps and follow our wonderful sketch for this week.
I had to deviate from the sketch since I couldn't find an oval die, and quite frankly I'm not even sure at this point if I even have one or if I've been just using my Cricut to cut them so far.  How bad is that?  I just can't think and things are still in transition and disarray.  Story of my life it seems but I just know there's an organized everything in it's place girl inside me still I just have her overwhelmed at this time, and I'm not even laughing.  Well maybe now I am cuz that kind of made me smile.  :)

I'm really trying to use papers and such that I've hoarded for years and that's what I used for this.  I really loved that paper kit by CTMH but it's from about two years ago.  The shape was just from my precut shapes basket so I had to pick some paper to use along with it.  In 7 little days I'll be able to share some fun new CTMH products -  YAY!

Thanks for stopping by now head on over to TMS and visit the rest of our wonderful team, leave a little love then.....go PLAY!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #412

Wow, Tuesday already!!  I've been moving my craft room, I can't wait until I finally get to reveal it to you all.  For now here's my card for our continuing fun anniversary celebration over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #412.  It is so hard to photograph metallics I promise this looks better in person. I rarely use this color combo but I do like how it can be non gender specific, at least I think it kind of is anyway what do you think?

I think everything I used is discontinued - so sorry about that.  Next month the new CTMH catty is unveiled and I'll have lots of fun new stuff then.

Have an amazing week and as always I hope you sneak in some fun time to create with us at TMS this week!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #411


It's Tuesday and it's Christmas in July!  My first Christmas card of 2017 :)  This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a sketch with a theme and we're celebrating our 8 year anniversary (or maybe it's a birthday :) )so the prizes are extra great.  

I really hope you get to play along and that you have a chance to visit the great cards our team created.  I made my card with retired CTMH stamps and paper.  The embossing folder is Darice from Hobby Lobby.  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #410 & Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!!  Snap, Crackle, Pop! Actually I'm a little tired of hearing snap crackle pop right now because my poor dogs have been so scared the past two nights from all the fireworks going off all around us.  However, those words put me in the mood for some Rice Krispies or better yet Rice Krispy Treats - yum :)

I got back from the Close to My Heart convention late Saturday night and boy am I excited to play with new stuff.  For now though I had to resort to a quick cheater card.  On top of convention I've been moving my craft room yet again.  This is going to be where it stays until we move - OR ELSE!  

This is all just scraps and chip board embellishments that I received when my Hostess Club used to do a "Papercrafting White Elephant" party every December.  We all cleared out tons of stuff we didn't care about anymore and had fun doing the exchange.  

So here you go - my feeble (sorry) entry for our great Tuesday Morning Sketch #410.  I hope you can play along because we're celebrating our anniversary and the prizes are primo this month!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 409

Yikes!  I thought I set this to post and I guess I forgot in the midst of preparing for and heading out to the Close to My Heart Convention.  This is for Tuesday Morning Sketches # 409.  Thank so much for stopping by I hope you can play along. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #408

Hi & happy Tuesday everyone!!

Yep it's the broken record here....time for another fantastic sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #408.  My two broken record subjects are 1. It's always a fab sketch from TMS (so I hope you play along) that's just a plain ol' fact.  2.  Where did the dang week go??? Please tell me!!  I did have out of state guests this week, what a blessing.

I don't know if you can relate to this but sometimes my upcoming busy schedule makes me feel more busy beforehand than I need to. I'm constantly counting down the days thinking when will I get this done and that done.  I have the pleasure of getting to attend the Close to My Heart Convention this year so I'm getting giddy excited for it.  My main reason is  - I get to hang out with some beloved AZ friends, it's been over 10 years since I have attended, I'm celebrating 20 years as a CTMH Consultant and I haven't had a REAL vacation for 3 years!! That is one where nobody is cooking or cleaning or having to plan meals or do laundry or sweep or what have you.  It will be busy though and I will have to set my alarm but that is the worst part of it so I consider that pretty darned exciting!

I hope you have a fun get away or two planned this summer and if not I hope you're blessed with some super fun crafting time or time with your kiddos and other loved ones.

In the meantime we would love you to join us for the sketch this week!  Of course we also relish comments on our blogs here we are:


As for my sketch I used some fun paper from Sunshiny Days 6 x 6 paper pad from Pebbles and a retired CTMH stamp set and embossing folder.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #407 CTMH & Pebbles

Hey there HAPPY Tuesday!  

I hope you have some play time planned this week because you will surely want to play along over at Tuesday Morning Sketches #407!  The prize is VERY cool you really should check it out.  Here's what I made with this fun sketch by Melissa.  I can't wait until I get my craft room moved and I can start creating more than just one card again.  In the meantime I know that I just need to be grateful for when I do get to play. I used a 2 retired Close to My Heart stamp sets and some fun Pebbles paper I recently picked up at my LSS.   

Thanks so much for stopping by - let me know how many challenges / cards your getting entered / done this week so I can be jealous ok???  I can live vicariously through you.  :)

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