Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #629

Happy Tuesday, I’m sure glad you’re here!

Isn’t it just so amazing how quick each week flies by? This Tuesday Morning Sketches #629 by Andrea was sure was a fun and easy sketch. I guess I’m on a roll making baby cards :o) one reason for that is because I recently realized I was out of them and the other reason is because I love making them so much.  

It was high time for me to use some Stickles - I can’t remember how long I’ve had this color but it has been at least a few years.  It was fun and I added the dots right before I was leaving to work so I knew they would have plenty of time to dry without me messing it up as I have in the past.  I have also had this cute ribbon in my stash for years — what is wrong with me that I still buy more when I have so much already??

My tip this week is that if you color with markers i.e. alcohol etc that cover or fade your ink it’s nice to have a Misty or other stamping tool so that you can stamp it again after you color it.  I didn’t originally stamp it with the tool but I cut others out with it and then I could easily put the one I already colored back into the spot and re-stamp it.

I really think I need to start having friends over for card making days so I can use up my stash. I’m really hoping that you can visit and leave some love for our team and of course play along with us this week - if you do I’ll be visiting your creation soon :o)  

Enjoy your week!

You’ll see this little pink & yellow giraffe below on my card next week :o)

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #628

 Hello - yep it’s Tuesday again already!! 

So glad you are here!  And I really mean that even though I felt like I lost my battle with creative block this week. Here is my creation for Tuesday Morning Sketch #628.  I started out with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor distress paper and I watercolored the hills and sky - blotting out a few clouds with a tissue. Then it was all warped so I sandwiched it between a few books and stood on it while eating Birthday Confetti Hershey Kisses and trying to figure out what to do next.  

My first thought was a hot air ballon but didn’t feel like searching for one in all my stamps.  My second thought was a cute critter holding balloons but I was still uninspired.  I went though a bin of old stuff trying to trigger an idea and this is what I found and what happened. 

I came across my Baby Boy stack of paper from DCWV, fussy cut the tree and alligator, die cut the oval BOY and layered them all on the card with different thicknesses of dimensional foam tape. I wish that I cut it all out a little better but my heart wasn’t really in it.  I was going to call it done so I took a pic and realized that I left out the little elements so I drew in some birds with a marker and added CTMH Prisma glitter with a glue pen and drew in some grass with a Stabilo Carbothello pastel pencil.  Kinda thinking that all that was a little too much but here is the before and after - let me know what you think!  

Looking back it was enjoyable but I really need to clean my pigsty studio and then I hope to feel a little more creative again.  

I can’t wait to see what you make with this!!!  Head on over to see what our team created at Tuesday Morning Sketches and have a great week!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #627


Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Here is what I made for our fun Tuesday Morning Sketch #627.  I was all over the place when deciding where to start but I’m happy enough with how it turned out. I love this new CTMH paper packet As You Grow.  I think I could make diverse cards for a very long time with just these papers but I’ll try not to get stuck on it too long. I am looking forward to checking out your creations and hope you have tons of fun with this sketch!!  Head on over to check out what our team and the rest of our team has for you to enjoy & have FUN!!

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 626

YIKES!  I forgot to do my post!!  So sorry but I hope better late than never?  Here is my card for Tuesday Morning Sketch #626.  

This was fun and I cut out pieces to make two cards but got wrapped up in the other parts of life.  I love this background paper - it is new from CTMH.  Everything else is old stuff that I’ve had around for a long time.

So what are you going to use old stuff or new? Looking forward to visiting your creation soon.  Have a WONDERFUL week!