Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #484 - ANYTHING goes!


We do this only once a year.  I decided to show you one of my watercolor lessons. I'm painting them much smaller than the instructions. Kind of because I don't really expect them to turn out my first time and don't want to waste paper and also so if they by some chance are good enough they can be a card.

I'm learning a lot from the amazing artists on YouTube as well as doing lessons from the book below.  It has been a fun journey and really helps relieve stress.  I get so focused on what I'm doing that it's a break from my natural tendency to worry about things that are not going so smooth with some of my family.  

Of course card making is such a joy no matter how you do it!!  So I bet that is why you're here and why you WILL be joining us this week even in the midst of this busy time of year RIGHT??  I can hardly wait to see what you make because this is the last challenge of the year :)

So....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #483

Hi and HAPPY December!!!

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start :)  Here is what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #483.  It's actually the second card I made for it but the first one I made way ahead of time and I gave it to my granddaughter for her birthday in November and I realized at the last minute that I forgot to take a pic of it before I sent it to Colorado.  I was pretty bugged at myself so instead of remaking the same one or asking my busy daughter to photograph it for me, I soothed my woes with my favorite flowery, pinky, girly things that were already on my desk.

I'm having the most odd December of my entire life - I'm spending the month working in Boston!  I work for Wayfair.com and I get to work at one of our first ever Pop-Ups in Natik Mall.  We have two this year one in NJ and the one I'm at in MA. I'm so excited to try something a little new but it means I am away for the whole month so I had to put the pedal to the metal to get my cards done (and Christmas gifts shopped/sent!) before leaving.  It was a year that we had nothing planned for Christmas so I put my name in the hat to do it.  

I hope your month is already filled with family and lots of time to relax and play.  I'm totally looking forward to checking out what you make it's like having a little bit of home with me while I'm away.  :) 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #482

Happy December!!  

Welcome to my contribution to Tuesday Morning Sketches #482.  I had a friend over to make a couple of these but different colors and she liked it so much she said we could make a bunch more of exactly the same but in different colors next month when we get together again.  

As always the Design Team and I would LOVE you to visit the TMS as well as our personal blogs and leave some love if you're so inclined.  We will be your BFF!!

I hope most of all that you play along with us and I look forward to seeing your wonderful artwork!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #481

Hi, hey, hello!!  Happy Tuesday!  I hope you join us this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches #481 it is a simple sketch with oh so many fun possibilities!  I was glad to take it literal and use my mini-stapler, plus the fact that I pulled off one for the guys really helps because I have the hardest time with those.  

A cute little die set is up for grabs if you join us you may be the winner!  So check out all the ways our amazing team created with this sketch and then play along :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #480

Happy Tuesday & Thanksgiving week!

It's that time already for Tuesday Morning Sketches #480, it is another FUN one.  Actually they all are but some are extra fun :)   I've been a little jealous of some of the fun non-traditional holiday colors other have been using so I decided to go with that this week.  

Now it your turn to have fun too!! Don't spend all week cooking for Thanksgiving take some time for yourself to lol.  Head on over to TMS and our team member's blogs then play play play!!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you create this week!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #479

Heeyyyyyy Happy Birthday to my baby girl!!  I spent last night, her birthday eve unexpectedly getting to talk to her even though we ended up with company until after 9 last night and we have guests again tonight until around the same time.  And I wonder why I don't get done the things I want to?!? 

Please join us for this oh so fun sketch # TMS 479 I decided to cut out double of everything so I could just make one and then use the reverse side of the paper for another.  I HOPE you get to join us or I should say that we GET to have you join us!!  Have fun and I can't wait to see what you make!  

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #478

Hello there!

I am ashamed to be late once again, maybe this time it was subliminaly due to the fact that I really don't like the way my card turned out :(  sooooo that make me all the more excited to see what a fabulous job you did with it!!  So head on over to your craft space and show me what you do with Tuesday Morning Sketches #478.

Most of all I hope you stop by and leave a warm welcome to our THREE new design team members!  They all did an amazing job they more than make up for my deficiency :)  I promise.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #477

Hey there anyone have a good brain at great price I can buy off ya??? Holy cow mine is just not working these days.  Well here is my card for TMS #477.  The worst time being late is when you have something done and just forget to post arrrrrgh.  

Anyway I'm still on my freehand watercolor kick, so I painted this wreath :)  I hope you like it and I am excited to see what you make!!  Good luck also I'm sure you will love the opportunity to maybe win the ADORABLE embossing folder prize this week.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #476

Wow!  Can you believe that after today we have only ONE more Tuesday for October?!?  This year is going to be gone before we know it!  I thought this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch #476 had opportunity for so many fun elements.  I chose to combine the tag and oval, and I loved the subtle hidden treasure of a verse, my favorite part is the napkin I used as the corner element. 


I was actually published in The Stampers Sampler/Take Ten this summer :) using another one of these napkins, what a blessing! They even spotlighted my use of the napkin.  I saved a few of from a church ladies gathering I had at my house to hoard in my stash of "pretties" figuring I would line some envelopes or something with them eventually.  

I used a lot of random items:
Background Paper CTMH
Treasure sentiment Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit (I got for my birthday and I'm finally using it)
Jeremiah Verse - Verve Stamps - I won a few years ago
Cute Tag - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Hobby Lobby Paper Studio I think
Ribbon from stash.  
I encourage you to create with us this week and also to enter your work for a print publication sometime, it's such a great feeling.  Just keep in mind you can't send anything you have posted anywhere already.

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 475

Hi there & happy Tuesday!

I had a blast with this sketch because I've been tinkering around with water color painting and I thought our Tuesday Morning Sketches #475 sketch was perfect for this idea.  I just used 3 primary colors to make the colors and free hand painted all the leaves.  

I hope you get to play with us this week and that you have a chance to visit our team members blogs too! There is a really GREAT prize also! 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketches #474

Hello everyone,

It was just brought to my attention that I didn't post this - so sorry but here it is anyway. :)