Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #602

Happy happy today to you!!  LOL I realize that you may not be visiting on a Tuesday and I often say happy Tuesday. :o)

I totally cheated this week, I was in a shabby chic mood so I pulled out my bag of scraps that I got for a Beatrix Potter tea that we had for the little girls from church a while back.  I think this paper is Carta Bella most of what is in the bag is but I wouldn’t stake my life on it.  

Anyway, one of the sheets has some cut out stuff on one side and when I saw it - it was pretty much what I had in mind to create.  Then I made it really quick and felt bad that I didn’t try harder so I tried painting a quick wreath which was acceptable until I tried to paint Thank you on it haha- trash!!  I knew I was rushing and not in a very careful mood so I should have looked for a stamp instead but my play room is just a big MESS and I was lazy.  So I embellished the first option and called it done! 

It’s a small 4.5 x 4.5 card - I was happy that I already had a pack of that size cards & envelopes...well because I’m feeling lazy this week + it is the hubs birthday week and he took some time off so I’ve been hanging out with him more.

Just for fun I’ll show you my dud and also the little notebooks that I made for the tea.

Have a great week and have fun with the sketch!

The Potter image is a printable that I purchased from Etsy - I made quite a few different things.  But apparently I was not in a careful mood that day either because the image is cattywampus!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #601

 Happy happy Tuesday and thank you for being here!!  The cards I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #601 were nothing but FUN!!! I got these cute little sets “Besties” from CTMH because they remind me of my granddaughters so much!!  I know they will love the cards I made them but I am also going to cut a bunch of uncolored images and send them to the girls to craft with.  They just so happen to be on sale right now for only $5 stamps only or $10 with the thin cuts! I usually don’t advertise on these posts but I thought I would be remiss in not sharing that.

I’m trying to make or send something to all 5 of my grandchildren at least once a month.  To try and stay a little more connected and share fun together. I have pics of the girls that you would be wowed by how much they look like these images but it would take me too long to track them down at the moment.

This is a great sketch by Andrea and  I don’t know what it is about this size slimline but I LOVE it!!!  I like it a lot better than the regular slimline size.  I adjusted the size of a regular envelope in Cricut Design Space and it worked like a charm to make cute matching envelopes.  Boy that’s a fun way to use up paper if you want to make cute use of surplus paper! 

Now you’re turn to play!!  Head on over to TMS to check out the sketch and see what the team made (Tuesday Morning Sketches) and I’ll see what you make soon!! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #600 inspired by Let’s Make Art

 Hi - thanks for stopping by!! 

The minute I saw this Tuesday Morning Sketches #600 (600! WOW!) by Melissa this idea came to mind and I couldn’t do anything else even though I got pressed for time and rushed my paintings I decided that no matter what I was going to use them.  

The second card is inspired by a photo my SIL took of her and my brothers back yard sunrise in Arizona.  I took a bit of artistic license on it. 

The first one is inspired by Let’s Make Art.  I subscribe and subscribers have early access to the videos but you can see the Spring Sunset in the April Box and will be able to view it when it is released in a couple weeks.  Sarah had so many free outlines and videos I enjoyed and learned so much from her that I subscribed almost a year ago with intentions of only doing it for a few months but I can’t bring myself to stop now lol. 

I hope you have a wonderful week and have lots of fun - relaxing creative time!! I’m looking forward to seeing your take on this fun sketch :o)

Not sure if you can tell but on the second card I used Vanilla cardstock instead of bright white—I love it when I watercolor because it really matches Arches watercolor paper well. It just seemed better for the colors in this one. 

Have a NICE week!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #599

Hi there HAPPY Tuesday!!  Welcome to Sketch #599 for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I just returned from a little trip for a few days visiting with my daughter and her 2 children.  So tired that I feel like I could nod off mid sentence lol so I’ll make this pretty quick.  

I was so excited to use my new CTMH 12 x 12 stencils and try them out for card making — so versatile to have the large size!  I made my card for the sketch in colors to match these cute avocado clay mask packets I found - I love matching the card colors or theme with a little gifty item.  I’m also in need of a lot of TY’s so I made additional cards while I had the other supplies out. The ink I sponged is all CTMH - Avocado, Almond, Toffee.  I also used card stock in those three colors and this great Thanks die cut - all CTMH.

I had a lot of fun making this and I’m sure you will have a ton of fun with this sketch too!!  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Don’t forget you can make use of the center of your piece of background card stock.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #598

Hi there thank you so much for stopping by.  These past couple weeks have me struggling a little with so much to do and so little time!!  I was able to pull off this quick fun sketch by Melissa - #598 for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I wish you a wonderful week and be sure to visit the TMS link above I’m excited to see what you make! BTW it’s kinda hard to photograph shaker cards!!

Thank you again for being here!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #597

WOW!!!  Tuesday again already!!  It’s so true about how the older you get the quicker time flies!!  Here is what I made for  Tuesday Morning Sketch # 597.  It is completely different from what I thought I was going to do but I really like it.  I enjoyed this more than most the masculine cards I make - I really need to challenge myself to make more. 

The paper is from the new CTMH Daisy Meadows pack.  It is very Easter/Spring themed so I’m extra pleased that I pulled off a masculine card without using paper that was formally masculine per se.  The plaid has some pink lines in it but I used a gray Shinhan marker over the pink, it’s a bit translucent so it turned out a neat color that is almost a perfect match for the light side of CTMH Espresso card-stock.

I wanted to cover the pink because the brother I made this for is the type who would totally say something about it!! LOL - yes one of those guys!!

I pretty much followed the sketch to a T- even up to the use of little punched stars.   I’m looking forward to seeing what papers & elements you put together making this GREAT sketch by Andrea!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #596

 Happy Tuesday once again!!  Thanks so much for stopping by whatever day it is!!

I knew I would love the top element of this cute Tuesday Morning Sketches #596.  My first instinct was to go pastels and feminine but I decided to get out of my box and do some bold fun colors.  

I think the die cut I used is Spellbinders or maybe WeRMemory Keepers either way I’ve had it for quite a number of years it is one of the first ones I purchased.  Since it is a circle I made two cards to use up both halves.  The paper is the newly released CTMH Eat Play Love paper packet and also the new Mix-Ins paper packet.  The ribbon and twine have been in my stash a long time too. 

I decided not to add a sentiment and keep that for whenever I decide to use it and say whatever I need when that time comes. This was so so fun I wanted to make more - had lots more ideas but I’m also trying to get in routine of scrapbooking again also so I’m cutting myself off at two - lol!!

I can hardly wait to see what you make!! Please visit Tuesday Morning Sketches and our wonderful design team and of course - enjoy!!