Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #637

WOW WOW WOW!  It’s Christmas week!!!  It is so true what they say about how the older you get the quicker time passes!  Plus, you say the same things over and over and over, so I’ve probably said that way too many times already!!

The last week of the year is the only time we do “Anything Goes” at TMS.  So this is what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #637…yes! I finally scrapbooked again.  I don’t know if I even made one page this year until now.  I’m getting so mad at myself and I hope I start sharing at least one layout a month and I hope I make a LOT more than that.  I really want to get a book done for each kid and grandkid and oh of course for my husband.  Then after that I hope to be able to just keep up with current stuff and also do it for friends too. Then ultimately drastically reduce my supplies and get ready to downsize and retire someday.  

I went ahead and made pages based off of our last sketch Tuesday Morning Sketch #636 these were really fun and it made me see how much I missed scrapbooking.  Just like card making and any time spent creating it can also be a very healing distraction.  I have a couple stressful situations going on that I don’t want to discuss quite yet.  

These were so simple, I just cut an 8x8 square (then cut it into two triangles) for the left layout and that left a 12x4 piece for the right. I also cut 4 - 12”x 1.5” strips of solid coordinating cardstock and punched with an old Martha Stewart punch.  Of course then I just had to mat the photos and I used my Misty to stamp the page titles.

That also left a 4 x 8 piece that I was going to try and make cards with but ran out of time and inspiration.

How are you doing on your Christmas prep?  Am I the only one who still needs to figure out a few gifts?  It usually seems like there is so much time and then all of a sudden NO time!  I got everything shipped this weekend but I still have local friends to do for. 

So head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches and get inspired then take some time for yourself and have fun with “Anything Goes”!

Not quite finished with the pages below but thought I would still share.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #636


I’m pretty happy with how this Tuesday Morning Sketch #636 turned out.  I’m going to put a few literature themed gift cards in it for my DIL for Christmas.  I rarely ever paper piece but I love the way her jeans and top look with the paper piecing.  

I’m running really late but want to let you know about the stamps and dies that I used.  They are from CTMH; In a Book stamp set + dies and  Buildable Tags Thin-Cuts.

I hope you’re having a great day, week and holiday season entirely!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #635

Happy HAPPY Tuesday dear friends!  Thank you so much for being here!!  I really made sure I would NOT be late again!!  I decided that considering the fact that I have enough Christmas cards for this year between those that I didn’t use last year and that I have already made this year.  I also have withdrawals when I don’t get to used spring or summery colors for too long - lol.  

I really needed to get this Tuesday Morning Sketch #635 done as quickly as possible so I raced against the clock.  I just bought (ya- needed it like a hole in the head) a few sheets of paper at 70% off at Joann this week so it was out on my desk - I glanced at that and then opened my box labeled “Table Pile” that is the piles that I scoop off my desk when I can’t stand it anymore and this already colored rainbow was right on top so I checked it out with the paper I just got and YAY it worked.  

You can see how long this took which I’m happy about, considering it included the decision process and envelope.  I can easily take that long just to choose my materials :o)

I know how busy this time of year is but I hope you can snatch a little time for yourself to create and play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Tuesday Morning Sketches #634

Whoops, I forgot to set my post to post!!  Here is what I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches #634.  Thanks to Thanksgiving I got this done but then I forgot to post it.  I’m working retail now and putting in TONS of hours.  My goal is to get out of retail by next holiday season.  

My favorite part of this is the corners.  It was fun to revisit a technique from when I first started stamping 25+ years ago.  It is folding all corners into a square and then cutting in half.  It’s a great way to add vintage photos to a scrapbook also.  

I hope your week was nice and that your coming week is wonderful!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!