Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches Annual Anything Goes!

First off . . . HAPPY Christmas Eve!!  It’s time for our Tuesday Morning Sketches Annual Anything Goes challenge. I have a suggestion if you would like....use something you received last Christmas, or an early gift you’ve received (or bought yourself -hehe) this Christmas or just something you have that you haven’t opened, tried or used a new way yet.

I mentioned in my last post that I’m trying to get a jumpstart on my New Year’s resolutions.  One is getting back to scrapbooking.  I have hardly scrapbooked at all this past 4 years since we moved and I miss it dearly.  

I made three pages inspired by our last week’s card sketch #534! My favorite way to scrapbook is to pick my fav photo of a group and print it at least 5x7 and have it be just a big featured photo on one page and then add the remaining photos to the companion page.  I should be able to show you more next month :)

I truly hope you enjoy these and also again hope that we get to have you play along.  We are taking a break next week so you have extra time to play - so “here’s lookin’ at you(r artwork) kid” plus Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!  See you in 2020!  Come see us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

PS Sorry for the dull and off color casts I obviously had a really hard time photographing these.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #534

Hello!  Gosh I hope I can get my act together for 2020!!! Here I am late but hopefully better than never.  This TMS #534 is a fun and easy sketch by Debbie. I almost left off the cute detail by the bow but it is such a nice touch I’m glad that I noticed it and fixed and re-took the photo.  I’ve been really bad about listing what I use so I’m trying to start my resolutions early so here is what I used:

Baby Animal Doodles Stamp & Die Set - CTMH
Sapphire Ink - CTMH
Cedar & Pine Paper Packet & Various Cardstock - CTMH
Aspen Embossing Folder - Hobby Lobby (maybe Paper Studio?)
Shin Hann & Prisma Markers
Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Ribbon - My Stash

I inked up the embossing folder before running through my Vagabond - love that technique!

Now, I hope 2 things....that you have a chance to join us this week and that you have a chance to check out what our team created at  TMS #534   and leave a little love on their blogs.  I’m reminding myself this generous time of year that it isn’t only the material gifts that matter most - encouragement and love is of utmost importance and it only costs a little of our time.  I know time is a scarce commodity sometimes but all the more value when you spend a few moments appreciating someone :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #533

Hello there, thanks so much for stopping by!  

Boy regular weeks go by fast but December weeks are break neck speed- agreed?  Here’s what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #533. It’s another great sketch by our fabulous Andrea. I hope your holiday preparations are going well and that you get to play along - you may just be the lucky winner of a $5 gift certificate to Pink & Main!


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #532

It’s DECEMBER! Can you believe it?? I’m still navigating technology, these are the very first words I’m typing on my brand new iPad Pro!! My beautiful 27” iMac is most likely headed for the recycle bin. Who knew I would replace my trusty 9 year companion with an iPad? Certainly not me, I’ll let you know once I get past the shock stage if I end up in withdrawals or not.  

Our Tuesday Morning Sketch #532 this week is so fun I certainly would have made more cards if I wasn’t totally absorbed in the busiest time of year at work. I know everyone is crazy busy this time of year with one thing or another but all the more reason we need to take little breaks now and then to enjoy our hobby too - right?? 

I can hardly wait to see what you make—have fun!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #531

Hi Everyone,

Here's what I made this week with the fab sketch #531 by our fab Melissa!  I thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have time to play this busy but wonderful time of year!  Happy Thanks giving or happy Thursday  if you are not in the US to celebrate. As always, looking forward to seeing your creation!!

The prize this week is a guest designer spot for our Annual Anything Goes challenge that begins 12/24/2019.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Happy Tuesday! I’m thrilled that I’m actually getting this posted in time.  I’ve been such a whaaaaa baby getting past the learning curve of living without my iMac. I would have never thought it would be such a big deal.

Anyway here’s what I made for our latest sketch #530 at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  I did cheat big time - all I stamped was Thinking of You but hey I got ‘er done right? All supplies were from a retired CTMH paper pack.  

It was a really enjoyable sketch and as always even just a little creative fun can go a long way in lifting our spirits so I hope you get to join us this week!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #527

Hello there thanks for stopping by! Here is my card for this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches #527. This sketch could not be more perfect for a shaker. I used CTMH Holly Jolly paper & Dots, Shaker Die Set, and Share the Seasons Stamp Set. The embossing folder is from Hobby Lobby. 

I hope you have a chance to check out what the rest of our amazing team made and show them some love :) The prize this week is this cute stamp set from BoBunny I can’t wait to see what you make- have a fun week!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #525

Well I’m totally late on this but I decided to give it a try anyway I’m having to learn to navigate and create posts on my iPad Mini because my computer went ka-put.

Anyway I hope you had as much fun with this sketch as I did and I look forward to getting the hang of this a little better and being back in full force! I know it’s not that hard and I shouldn’t be such a dummy but old habits die hard right?

I used a craft doily that I had left over from a baby shower and embossed the black background.  The stamp set is called Woodland Greetings from Close to My Heart and I love it it’s so sweet and the ribbon I sprayed with water and crinkled up and put it inside the circle of a washi tape roll to dry.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #524

Hello happy Tuesday!!  

Here is what I made for TMS #524 I accidentally let the cat out of the bag a little with this card, you may know what I mean but I will let you know on October 15th what I'm talking about if you haven't figured it out.  

This was fun, I struggled a bit with my spacing but recovered ok I think.  You start out with a 1" strip and then cut 7 more each 1/8" smaller then the last.  I just got a new Fiskars Procision paper cutter and I couldn't be happier to have nice clean cuts again, but it does take some getting used to.  After using my other one for 10+ years I'm sure you can probably understand.  

I feel like the cooler weather slows me down - I like cool but not COLD!!  Here in UT we already got below freezing last night.  The day was a nice and sunny outside but for some reason I'm not feeling so sunny on the inside....missing all my family and friends now that summer is over and I know I most likely won't get to have anymore visitors until next year, I suppose is what accounts for the emptiness.  

Crafting sure helps though so I wish you a fun, crafty filled fall!!  I look forward to seeing what YOU make!   

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #523

Yay! I'm starting to feel "back" again.  Still trouble shooting computer issues and Chewy is still needing his bandages changed 3 times a week but he is needing to wear the cone of shame less so that means he can use the doggy door  which is HUGE!!  

I have to share what a great dog he is.  Him and his sister (litter mates - they're 6 years old) have always had a doggie door so its been hard keeping an eye on him to let him out with him having to wear the cone.  There has been a couple occasions where our timing/prediction was a little off and thankfully he barked to go out.  We had them upstairs while we had company and  couldn't see that he was needing something so I'm so proud of his big "I need to go out" bark.


Now on to my card, I knew that this big oversized sentiment would be perfect for this fun TMS sketch #523. The prize this week is an embossing folder, I hope you get to play along.  I almost feel like I'm relearning blogging but I WILL be visiting to see your creations this week!  Thanks so much for your patience and have a WONDERFUL week!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #522

Hi strangers!!!  

I was beginning to think I may never be back!  I've had computer issues and on top of that one thing after another going on. The most time consuming thing going on right now other than my regular job is that my dog had surgery on his eye, ear and leg and his leg bandages have to be changed every other day so we spend a TON of time back and forth and waiting at our pet clinic.  

I'm glad to be getting back to something a tiny bit normal.  I did cheat a lot on this card but it was great therapy to be crafting again.

So, here's what I made for our Tuesday Morning Sketch #522 a carefree fun sketch that you will really enjoy!!  I'm excited to be back and playing and checking out what you all make too!

Thanks so VERY VERY much for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #511

Hi & Happy Tuesday!!  Here is what I made for the fun, FUN sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketch #511.  I was so happy that this doily stamp came to mind when I saw this set and even happier when it was in the first place I looked!!! It's an old stamp but I'm really trying to use my older tools and supplies.  

The paper is from the new CTMH paper packet called True Love. The oval with the flower envelope is from the matching compliments - so big shortcut there but I'm happy with how it turned out.  Unfortunately I need a lot of get well cards these days.

I really should have made a birthday card (the light just came on) because it is Tuesday Morning Sketches 10th (Yep, count 'em - 10 years) birthday. So we have a couple of famous members from the original team joining us and a great SURPRISE birthday gift prize!  

I'm looking forward to seeing what YOU make now and good luck possibly winning the birthday prize!! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #510

Hello there! 

Low and behold I'm back.  I don't know if this happens to you also but sometimes life just gets away from me.  I've had a ton of fun stuff + the total extreme of a ton of tough stuff going on and  I just couldn't keep all the balls in the air there for a while.  It's not going to be a lot better for some time but at least I got to play and create with our great sketch #510 this week.

I didn't have a lot of time so I did less scallops but this was so fun to create,  all products are current CTMH products except for the retired little silver arrows.

I will get to visit your creations so I'm looking forward to that this week and I hope you're having a WONDERFUL summer!!  The prize this week is a surprise pack of ribbons, flowers and doodads :)