Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #641

Hi there - thanks for being here!!

This week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches #641 is Melissa’s 2021 favorite which was originally #597 designed by Andrea.  It was a really fun one to make with the CTMH retired Perfect Match papers.  The heart background has some hearts outlined and I covered up some of them so I tried outlining a couple myself and used way too thick of a marker so I covered them up with hearts cut from the same paper kit and also the current Mix-Ins from CTMH.  I’m kind of glad I messed up because I think the added touch is nice. 

I’ll be working all-nighters for a couple weeks and I have never in my life done that - plus I’m fighting a non-Covid (I think) cold so letting myself just rest and play for a few days.  I’m really nervous about how I’m going to survive this schedule! Thankfully, making cards is so fun and such a blessing when you’re under the weather. 

Now it is your turn to be inspired by our Tuesday Morning Sketches team - I’m so looking forward to seeing what you create!

Have a great week! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #640

 Happy Tuesday once again!

This week the sketch Tuesday Morning Sketches #640 is Debi’s 2021 favorite by Melissa.  I wasn’t all that happy with my card last time but I am this time - thankfully :o)

I used:

Balloon punch - SU

Very, very old Darice cloud and CTMH dots embossing folders.

And also from CTMH, the new Sawyer paper packet + Grape & Mint cardstock and ink pads. The stamp is the new CTMH Mini Greetings Birthday stamp set that just happens to have a little mini Thank You stamp also. 

Enjoy your crafty time and I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with this great sketch!

I hope you head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches for lots of inspiration if you haven’t already. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #639

Why am I late so much now??? I’m not sure but my best excuse is my erratic work schedule messing with my brain.  

I love this month’s CTMH Stamp of the Month and could hardly wait to use it for Tuesday Morning Sketches #639.  Thought this little stamp would make a cute baby girl card. I was going for the shabby chic look that I so adore but this came out a little light so I will try other options and I also want to try and get back to my goal of using every stamp in a set so I hope to show off these cute stamps in the next couple of weeks. 

I couldn’t resist popping in a pic of this cool bloom on my new String of Pearls plant.  I finally found one, it’s small but I have been looking for quite some time so I was very happy to bring it home.  I never even knew they bloomed till I brought it home and got on YouTube and learned about it then low and behold a couple days later mine was actually blooming! I love it and hope that I can keep it alive lol.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - I truly hope that you can stop and leave a comment on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and our wonderful design team member’s blogs.  Plus, I especially hope that you get to craft along with us!!

Friday, January 7, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #638


Thank you for stopping by!  I’m posting late, I seem to be struggling with that MOD lately.  I love this sketch so much and I’m actually really happy with how my card turned out.  Not at all what I first envisioned doing but I like it just as much. 

I hope you have a wonderful week and that you have or you get to play along with us this week.  Heading over to visit your creations now!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #637

WOW WOW WOW!  It’s Christmas week!!!  It is so true what they say about how the older you get the quicker time passes!  Plus, you say the same things over and over and over, so I’ve probably said that way too many times already!!

The last week of the year is the only time we do “Anything Goes” at TMS.  So this is what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #637…yes! I finally scrapbooked again.  I don’t know if I even made one page this year until now.  I’m getting so mad at myself and I hope I start sharing at least one layout a month and I hope I make a LOT more than that.  I really want to get a book done for each kid and grandkid and oh of course for my husband.  Then after that I hope to be able to just keep up with current stuff and also do it for friends too. Then ultimately drastically reduce my supplies and get ready to downsize and retire someday.  

I went ahead and made pages based off of our last sketch Tuesday Morning Sketch #636 these were really fun and it made me see how much I missed scrapbooking.  Just like card making and any time spent creating it can also be a very healing distraction.  I have a couple stressful situations going on that I don’t want to discuss quite yet.  

These were so simple, I just cut an 8x8 square (then cut it into two triangles) for the left layout and that left a 12x4 piece for the right. I also cut 4 - 12”x 1.5” strips of solid coordinating cardstock and punched with an old Martha Stewart punch.  Of course then I just had to mat the photos and I used my Misty to stamp the page titles.

That also left a 4 x 8 piece that I was going to try and make cards with but ran out of time and inspiration.

How are you doing on your Christmas prep?  Am I the only one who still needs to figure out a few gifts?  It usually seems like there is so much time and then all of a sudden NO time!  I got everything shipped this weekend but I still have local friends to do for. 

So head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and get inspired then take some time for yourself and have fun with “Anything Goes”!

Not quite finished with the pages below but thought I would still share.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #636


I’m pretty happy with how this Tuesday Morning Sketch #636 turned out.  I’m going to put a few literature themed gift cards in it for my DIL for Christmas.  I rarely ever paper piece but I love the way her jeans and top look with the paper piecing.  

I’m running really late but want to let you know about the stamps and dies that I used.  They are from CTMH; In a Book stamp set + dies and  Buildable Tags Thin-Cuts.

I hope you’re having a great day, week and holiday season entirely!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #635

Happy HAPPY Tuesday dear friends!  Thank you so much for being here!!  I really made sure I would NOT be late again!!  I decided that considering the fact that I have enough Christmas cards for this year between those that I didn’t use last year and that I have already made this year.  I also have withdrawals when I don’t get to used spring or summery colors for too long - lol.  

I really needed to get this Tuesday Morning Sketch #635 done as quickly as possible so I raced against the clock.  I just bought (ya- needed it like a hole in the head) a few sheets of paper at 70% off at Joann this week so it was out on my desk - I glanced at that and then opened my box labeled “Table Pile” that is the piles that I scoop off my desk when I can’t stand it anymore and this already colored rainbow was right on top so I checked it out with the paper I just got and YAY it worked.  

You can see how long this took which I’m happy about, considering it included the decision process and envelope.  I can easily take that long just to choose my materials :o)

I know how busy this time of year is but I hope you can snatch a little time for yourself to create and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!