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!!