Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Make a wish - TMS #413


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

This is a good day to share a birthday card...  today is my oldest daughter's 21st birthday!!!!  How can that possibly be??!!??  When my kids were little, some days it felt like they'd never grow up, and then all of a sudden, they are grown up!!

And here's my card...




My DP is MME Lost & Found Two.  The main panel is embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts EF, and the small one is CB Swiss Dots.  My image is Tim Holtz Blueprint Assortment and the sentiment is Tim Holtz Saying Stuff.  It's cut with Spellbinders Small and Large Labels.  It's colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  My ribbon is American Crafts.


This week is exciting... it's our final TMS's 8th birthday celebration challenge. 
And the theme this week.... Use your stamps!  Pretty easy, right?  But to be very clear, your focal image must be stamped.  No digital images or die cut focal images.


Our sponsor this week is My Sweet Petunia.  Yep!  One random winner will win the choice of an Original MISTI or Mini MISTI!



I have a Mini MISTI and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!  What a wonderful prize!!


So grab your stamps and follow our wonderful sketch for this week.



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

With sympathy - TMS #412


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  

This month is flying by!  We're already at our third of four challenges + themes celebrating our 8th anniversary here at TMS!  

My card is not celebratory but one that is too often necessary. :( 


My DP is Authentique "Journey."  My sentiment is PTI Botanical Silhouettes.  I heat embossed it.  The main panels are cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.  The swirl is Spellbinders Doodle Parts.  The paper flowers are Recollections and the brad is from my stash.

Here is our sketch and theme...

"sketch + embellishments"



The prize this week is a fun stamp set by Kaiser Craft...




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...  {{I just LOVE how we all embellished differently!!}}

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Have yourself a merry little Christmas - CCC #17


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!!

My card is pretty simple, but still has character.  IMHO, anyway. ;)


I stamped my Momenta clear sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black, then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Rather than cut it out, I cut my DP (a scrap) with Spellbinders Celebra'tions Pierced Squares so that the sentiment showed through.  I wrapped it with some twine, cut some branches with my MS punch, and added Making Memories paper flowers and a We R Memory Keepers brad.


Our challenge is always anything goes Christmas/holiday, but we also always have an optional challenge.  Here is this week's photo... (I was inspired by the words.)


Challenges...
A snowflake promise #42 - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - N for new & O for old (Old--my branch punch and stamp are very old) 


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cardinal Christmas - TMS #411


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  It's our second week of celebrating TMS's 8th anniversary!  This week, we've got our sketch + the theme of "Christmas in July"!


My cardinal image (and die) is from Sweet n Sassy Christmas Joy.  I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers.  My sentiment is Raisin Boat Merry Nature.  My DP is the Paper Studio Pine St. Square.  (I LOVE this stack!!!)  I used Spellbinders Celebra'tions Pierced Squares and A2 Matting Basics.  My baker's twine is Recollections.  

 
Here's our sketch...



Our required theme this week is.... Christmas in July.

Here's the prize one lucky random winner will get...



Please play along for your chance to win this great prize... and also for your chance to win the special prize at the end of the month!!


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Rosy "hello" - TMS #410


Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!! 

And Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   Today is an exciting day, but more on that below! :)

 

I love how this card turned out!  It was fun to make!  My paper is all Fancy Pants scraps.  The roses are QuicKutz Rose.  I embossed the white panel with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.  The sentiment is a Hero Arts clear sentiment stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves and Versamark.  I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  

**You will see lots more cards made with scraps... I'm going to try not to buy any more paper for at least 6 months!  Think I can do it?  I'm going to try! :) 


*****Drum roll, please!!! ******

 Here is our exciting news...   Tuesday Morning Sketches is 8 yrs old!!!  So we are celebrating ALL MONTH LONG!!!  Along with our wonderful sketch, we'll have a special theme for you to follow.   Here's Melissa's "official" announcement....

We have a special month planned - yes, we are celebrating all month long.  We'll feature new sketches each week and there will be a theme, too.  There will be a prize weekly and the link tool will remain open until the end of the month leading to the last week.  But one thing to note, even though the link will remain open, at precisely 8pm ET I will do the random draw and keep note of the numbers.  So no sneaking in those late entries.  This means you have up to 4 chances to win the prize at the end of the month.  It's a pretty big prize so you'll want to get in on that.  It's also a surprise so I won't say anymore on that.

This week's prize...



Here's the Sketch....



And the theme is....

Use a die cut

   
So... please play along this week and every week in July!  Trust me... the grand prize is AWESOME!!!!!
 
AND... we have a new design team member... Carol!  She's been a faithful player at TMS, and we are thrilled to have her join us!  



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Carol
Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Christmas tree - CCC #16


Happy Sunday to you!!   It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!  This week, I have a very simple card for you.  I love CAS cards but I really struggle with them.  I admire those who create them so beautifully!  As I said, this is very simple, and I'm even pleased with it...




I used my CM corner rounder on two edges of a pre-made Kraft card.  My tree is Memory Box Snowflake Tree die cut from a scrap of green cardstock.  I added a few Recollections Rhinestone stickers for ornaments.  My sentiment is Raisin Boat.  Easy peasy! :)


Here's our inspiration photo for this challenge...  I was inspired by the red ornaments.



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tulip thank you - TMS #409


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

I'm trying to add to my stash with cards that I know I'll use.  Do you ever make a card that once it's done, you doubt you'll ever use it?  Unfortunately, I do! :/   But I know I'll use this thank you card... (In fact, I may make a few more just like it!)



Supplies...
~Bugaboo Tulip Thank You 
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Crate Paper DIY Shop DP
~Darice Large Petal EF
~Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF
~the Paper Studio adhesive dots   
 

Here's our wonderful sketch for this week...



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smile every day - TMS #408


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!



My image is Greeting Farm Mini Fleurs stamp and die set.  My DP is Crate Paper Farmhouse.  My squares are cut using Spellbinders Celebra-tions Pierced Squares and distressed with my DIstrezz It All.  I used Memento Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, and Potter's Clay inks. 


Here's our wonderful sketch for this week...
 




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Vintage wreath - CCC #15


Happy Sunday to you!   Happy Father's Day, too! 

It's time for Christmas Card Challenges!  I've got a vintage-ish card for you today...



Supplies...
~First Edition "A Christmas Story"
~Momenta clear sentiment
~Raisin Boat "Thankful" wreath stamp
~Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
~Memento Rhubarb ink
~MS branch punch
~Spellbinders Standard Circles
~Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Poppystamps Stitched Buttons
~Hemp twine


Here's our inspirational photo for you...  wreath.   (Remember this is optional... all you need to do is create a Christmas/holiday card.)



 Challenges...
A snowflake promise #41 - anything goes Christmas
ABC Christmas - L and M *I did M is for more than one (3 embellishments... button, twine, branches)
jingle belles JB:17:12 - all bundled up (3 or more layers)
The Merry Christmas Challenge June - anything goes



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A card and a good-bye


It's been awhile since I've had two posts in a day.   I had hoped to have this card done sooner, but life got in the way.  :/

Mojo Monday #500 is the final challenge over there.  I'm sad to see them go!

I started my blog in Jan '11, and the very first challenge I ever entered was Mojo Monday 173!!!   (You can see that card here)  My participation in the challenge has been on and off since then, but I have often gone to the blog to find inspiration from their past sketches when I'm stuck.

So a huge THANK YOU to the design team of MM, and I wish you all the best!!!   Julee is saying good-bye to spend more time with her family while her kids are young.  That is a decision I wholeheartedly support!!  They grow so quickly! 

Here's my "last hurrah"...


The sentiment is a rubber stamp that I've removed from the wood to make it a cling stamp, and I don't remember who made it.  I used Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder.  My paper is Slice silver and Heidi Swapp printed vellum.  My EF is Darice Diamond Plate.  The sentiment is cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics.

I put all that together based on MM's last sketch...



Challenges...
Mojo Monday 500 - sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -  make it masculine
Word Art Wednesday #286-287 - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #347 - for the men


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

I'd pick you - TMS #407


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I'll get right to my card...

 
For my card, I used Crate Paper Farmhouse DP, Spellbinders Standard Circles, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Doodle Parts, MHK Designs Blossoming digital stamps, and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.

This week, Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring again with these 2 wonderful dies as the prize...



Here's our fun sketch for the week...




Challenges...
addicted-to-stamps #150 - flowers
Allsorts #419 - at least 2 dies (I used 3 different sets)
Word Art Wednesday #286-287 - anything goes that's family friendly w/ uplifting sentiment

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Janice
Jenée
Melissa
Patti
Wanda

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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