Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches # 662

Yikes I totally lost track of time and what day it was lol!!!  Here’s what I made for this week’s sketch for  Tuesday Morning Sketches #662.  

Butterflies were an easy go-to for the 3 images.  I punched 4 butterflies for each one and layered for a nice “not too thick - thickness”.  The punch is SU and everything else is CTMH.  I really really hope you get to play along this week with this fun and easy sketch.

I do appreciate you stopping by and I’m so looking forward to seeing what you create with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #661

 Hello there I’m glad you stopped by for Tuesday Morning Sketches #661!!

So do you feel like summer kicked in?? I sure do! Technically it is not for a couple weeks but I think it’s here early! It’s a good time to stay inside and do some crafty things.  

Someone at work asked if I would make a wedding card for one of our colleagues. I had just been goofing off painting some backgrounds on this fun new Paul Rubens sparkly watercolor paper.  I had a few so I real quick cut out a center and matted my sentiment on it.Then I threw together this other flocked vellum (SU) card with the same sentiment (retired from CTMH) so I could give the person who requested it a choice and low and behold there were TWO guys getting married this weekend. Ya no kidding right?!! They are both just a couple cubbies away from me but one is the strong & silent type and the other is the strong & chatty type lol.

Well we passed them both around for signatures real quick and now I get to make another one for the same instigator of the cards person to use for a personal friend. YAY!  

Let me know what one you like the best ok!  I really hope you get to have some fun crafting time to create with us this week -  I’m looking forward to seeing what you make!


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #660

 Happy Tuesday!

Here were are once again with another fun sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches!  It is #660 and it is by Melissa.  At first I didn’t know what to do then I knew just what I wanted to do and last of all it turned out the way it just did - hahaha! I was going to use the sketch just for a mini rectangle in the center of the card but I had to start with the size of my sentiment and work out.  Which really did work out because I couldn’t find my oval dies (or my whole box of dies-still working with a half unpacked MESS) and I thought that I had seen them since I moved.  

Oh well.  I used a precut quote bubble to trace some ovals and by that time I was pretty darn frustrated and not even being careful because I thought my first try would prob go in the trash.  But it didn’t YAY and here it is.  

I do appreciate you stopping by and I’m so looking forward to seeing what you create with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #659

Hi!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I’m much happier with my card this week.  I had so much fun watercoloring it.  I’ve really missed my crafty endeavors and I just want to play and create but then there’s work and so much other stuff to do.  It was nice to do two favorite things at once…painting and card making.  I’m so out of practice with both though.  

I really loved the thought of doing something like staples for the three elements but I forgot and stuck everything to my card base so I decided to just put enamel dots.  I love the angle it is such an eye catcher and fun sketch- have fun!!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #658

 Well well I blew it already and forgot to post my card.  Maybe because I’m not that thrilled with it.  It really was better in person, I made it with some really nice paper from Craft Smith that I was gifted with a couple weeks ago. I’ve never heard of it but it has a really nice linen feel to it.  It’s also subtly distressed with water marks that didn’t photograph very well.  

Better luck next week to me I hope hahaha!

Thanks so much for stopping by!   


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #657

 Ahhhhhh it feels so good to say I’m back!!!

It has been a loooong, frustrating, exciting, confusing, wonderful, stressful, BUSY, exhausting, mixed emotion, thrilling 3 months!! My husband had been wanting to find a new job around the end of the year.  One of those mornings that I worked all night I got home and was on my way to bed and he said hey why don’t we move by family instead of let a job dictate where we live. I kinda almost thought I was dreaming because I had been hoping and praying about moving for years.  

Well here we are, things fell into place and we moved by the end of the quarter instead of the end of the year! We sold our home that we truly loved, wish we could have moved it with us. Sent our belongings off on a truck and traveled 3.5 days and 3 nights with our two senior boxer dogs from Utah to Kentucky! In between that morning and arriving here we also purchased a house that was about to finish completion, I flew out to see it for the first time on a Monday and we arrived to move in the following Tuesday. 

It’s taking me a long time to set up my craft room because I’m working full time and for the first several weeks I was also working part time in addition to full time.  This is long enough though so I may need to get more off my chest in future posts but this is how my room looked until a couple weeks ago and it’s still not that much better lol!

It actually took me 3 weeks just to get to what it was like in the photo. I did manage to make my first card in my new room-yay!  I hope you like it ok and that you have fun creating with this sketch!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart for stopping by - I’m so excited to see what you make!

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #643

Hi & happy first Tuesday of February!! 

Last but not least this week we have Tammy’s favorite sketch #631 from our last year Tuesday Morning Sketches re-visits.  It’s a fun one and I had a few ideas rolling around in my head but only pulled off this at the very last minute.  

I really need a banner die like this because I’m so intimidated by cutting them out myself with scissors. That is why I didn’t do the exact same type of banner. All the die cuts, stamps and paper are from the CTMH Sawyer Card-making kit, I also cut out tiny butterflies using the dies from the same SU die set that I used for my card last week.  I colored with Spectrum Noir Tri Blends - Aqua Blue & Dusty Purple blend and stamped with Intense Black and Wisteria.

I’m trying to get back to “normal” after two weeks of working overnight 9 pm-5 am shifts and I almost feel like I’m sleep typing right now lol. So I’m done for now and as always looking forward to seeing what you make with this fun sketch just right after you go get inspired by our team at Tuesday Morning Sketches!! Thanks for stopping by and have a fab week!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #642

Happy Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

I’m so happy with how this Tuesday Morning Sketches #642 card turned out!!  This sketch is my favorite pick from last year and was originally #603 designed by Melissa. 

I made this for my friend to give to her sister who loves blue & butterflies.  I was going to have her over to make one herself but our schedules just didn’t permit it.  It’s hard to tell but the ribbon (from Joann’s Christmas ribbon) is a deep blue velvet. The embossing folder & glitter paper are current - CTMH and the beautiful die is from SU. 

Our team has a feast for your eyes so time for you to visit Tuesday Morning Sketches to be inspired and create some eye candy for us too!!  

Have a wonderful week! 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #641

Hi there - thanks for being here!!

This week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches #641 is Melissa’s 2021 favorite which was originally #597 designed by Andrea.  It was a really fun one to make with the CTMH retired Perfect Match papers.  The heart background has some hearts outlined and I covered up some of them so I tried outlining a couple myself and used way too thick of a marker so I covered them up with hearts cut from the same paper kit and also the current Mix-Ins from CTMH.  I’m kind of glad I messed up because I think the added touch is nice. 

I’ll be working all-nighters for a couple weeks and I have never in my life done that - plus I’m fighting a non-Covid (I think) cold so letting myself just rest and play for a few days.  I’m really nervous about how I’m going to survive this schedule! Thankfully, making cards is so fun and such a blessing when you’re under the weather. 

Now it is your turn to be inspired by our Tuesday Morning Sketches team - I’m so looking forward to seeing what you create!

Have a great week! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #640

 Happy Tuesday once again!

This week the sketch Tuesday Morning Sketches #640 is Debi’s 2021 favorite by Melissa.  I wasn’t all that happy with my card last time but I am this time - thankfully :o)

I used:

Balloon punch - SU

Very, very old Darice cloud and CTMH dots embossing folders.

And also from CTMH, the new Sawyer paper packet + Grape & Mint cardstock and ink pads. The stamp is the new CTMH Mini Greetings Birthday stamp set that just happens to have a little mini Thank You stamp also. 

Enjoy your crafty time and I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with this great sketch!

I hope you head on over to Tuesday Morning Sketches for lots of inspiration if you haven’t already. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #639

Why am I late so much now??? I’m not sure but my best excuse is my erratic work schedule messing with my brain.  

I love this month’s CTMH Stamp of the Month and could hardly wait to use it for Tuesday Morning Sketches #639.  Thought this little stamp would make a cute baby girl card. I was going for the shabby chic look that I so adore but this came out a little light so I will try other options and I also want to try and get back to my goal of using every stamp in a set so I hope to show off these cute stamps in the next couple of weeks. 

I couldn’t resist popping in a pic of this cool bloom on my new String of Pearls plant.  I finally found one, it’s small but I have been looking for quite some time so I was very happy to bring it home.  I never even knew they bloomed till I brought it home and got on YouTube and learned about it then low and behold a couple days later mine was actually blooming! I love it and hope that I can keep it alive lol.  

Thanks so much for stopping by - I truly hope that you can stop and leave a comment on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and our wonderful design team member’s blogs.  Plus, I especially hope that you get to craft along with us!!

Friday, January 7, 2022

Tuesday Morning Sketches #638


Thank you for stopping by!  I’m posting late, I seem to be struggling with that MOD lately.  I love this sketch so much and I’m actually really happy with how my card turned out.  Not at all what I first envisioned doing but I like it just as much. 

I hope you have a wonderful week and that you have or you get to play along with us this week.  Heading over to visit your creations now!!