Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #624

 Hi!  Thanks for being here!!  Here’s what I made for TMS #624.  I actually made the Christmas one first but then decided to make a card for my grandson’s birthday (he LOVES bugs).  I have two with birthdays this month.  If you have any questions please ask.  I’m short on time - what else is new?  I’m sure you are too but I hope you have enough time to join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Have a NICE day!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #623

 Hello!  Thank you for being here!!  

It’s time to have a look & try your hand at Tuesday Morning Sketches #623 by Melissa :o)

I was having so much fun and I had the next day off when I made these so I couldn’t resist making a few. Truth be known it was mostly because I had a really hard time deciding what paper/colors to use so I just used all that I could fit in my time - I stayed up till 1:00 a.m. so I did make a couple goofs but I decided not to let it stress me out.   

I cheated a little in that I used stickers instead of stamping but I figured the die-cutting, planning etc was enough and all in all I really like them.  I already gave the gold one away to one of my friends to give to her friend.

Everything I used is current CTMH products.

Not sure why but I couldn’t get in to Cricut Design Space when I was making these so I had to improvise with die-cuts to achieve the shapes I wanted. For the first scalloped oval I cut a little section out of the middle so I could make it more narrow.  

For the smaller rings I cut a smaller circle out of the circle that was left over from the larger ring.

For the gold and copper rings I cut them in half so I could make them larger so the scalloped oval would look narrower.

Now it’s your turn I hope you have as much fun as I did with this great sketch by Melissa Craig!!  Just head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches for more inspiration & ENJOY!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #622

Whew hi hi hi!!! 

I had a very quick couple of weeks for 4 cherished way too fast days I traveled to see my son and his sweet little family.  We had our annual un-birthday party (since I’m never there for anyone’s birthday :o( - everyone gets a little something) and celebrated one of my grandson’s Maxima Cum Laude honor in the National Latin Examination and made cards, did puzzles & s'mores and everything else grandmotherly that I could try and fit in during such a short time. This was a different set of grandkids - the granddaughter I mentioned a couple weeks ago is my daughters daughter.  One day I hope & pray to have us all together for a visit again.  

You may or may not have noticed that I got my post ready last week but not my card grrrrr.  Well it was such a great sketch that I added a card anyway when I got back. Plus I made two cards for this week so I hope ya’ll forgive me - yep I was in Kentucky hence the ya’ll lol. 

Then on to this weeks sketch -honestly I thought it would be more of a struggle than it actually was.  It was out of the box a little for me but that was a very good thing!  I was excited to play with new CTMH papers and use these neat little real wood stickers but I also have more ribbon than anyone needs and this sketch lent itself perfectly to use some of it.  I ended up totally enjoying the sketch and I know you will too!!

Instead of doing strips or layering a solid piece of paper I cut out a shape to make better use of the paper - I just thought it was a little too busy for this card so I will use it on a scrapbook page.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #621


I had this post set to post but hadn’t made my card yet!!  I could have skipped it of course but it was such a great sketch that I went ahead and made one late and updated the post!!  It was great and no matter when you happen to see it you will want to see what our team and participants made with this fun and easy sketch!!  You can check it out here Tuesday Morning Sketches  :o)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #620

Oh happy day to you whatever day it is that you’re visiting + thanks a TON for stopping by to check out what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #620!  

I made a couple little goofs on this that if I had time to correct &/or make more I certainly would have.  I’m not going to point them out like I usually would though haha!!  So there - how is that for turning over a new leaf?  Just accepting it and moving on!  

This is all current CTMH product and if you have any questions just ask :o). I made it for my almost 10 year old granddaughter who is struggling with her self confidence a bit these days.  If you have ideas as to how a grandma can help out with that across the miles I’d sure love your suggestions!!

In the mean time you’ll be inspired by our team creations and I’m sending you good vibes to enjoy every little snatch of crafting time you can - I’m sure trying to!


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #619

 Hi hi hi!!  

Thanks so much for being here!  Here is what I created for our Tuesday Morning Sketches # 619.  I free hand cut the flower petals from Tim Holts distress watercolor paper and punched the circle for the center.  Then I painted them on the front and back so that I could curve the leaves up a little.  I also free hand painted the grass and flower stems/leaves.  The little snail was an impulse purchase that I picked up in the little value baskets at the checkout line at Joann a few weeks ago.

So that’s my all occasion clean and simple card!  I totally love the cards our entire team created so I really hope you have a chance to visit their blogs too if you haven’t already!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #618

 Hello!  Here we are again another week bites the dust ;o/  I’ve had some fabulous guests visiting for a little while and they are no trouble at all but it doesn’t really take much these days to get me behind.  So I’m worse than my normal scatterbrained self lately anyway on top of that.  Maybe I can blame it on the hot flashes which are more like hot floods that last way longer than a flash that is for sure. I dunno!

However I really enjoyed making this card for Tuesday Morning Sketches #618. I used Tim Holts Distress Resist Spray (for the very first time) and Distress Oxide inks on the background.  The flower I drew just doodling a while back with my small set of Windsor Newton watercolor pencils.  Oh man I think that is what I used it may have been Albert Durer colored pencils because I got them both around the same time.  Anyway I was just doodling and decided to save it to use some day and wha la.  

This is a really easy sketch and you can apply a ton of fun ideas to it. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create.

Have a terrific week!