Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Serenity prayer - TMS #417


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

Here's my card for this week...  I love this poem!


Supplies...
Our Daily Bread Serenity cling stamp
Versafine Onyx ink
TH tea dye distress ink
Spellbinders Petite Ovals
Recollections doily (It was bigger than I wanted, so I cut it smaller using Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles)
Prima Stationer's Desk DP
Darice Ranunculus EF
Spellbinders Doodle Parts
Prima flowers


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, August 15, 2017

Thanks! - TMS #416


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got another thank you card this week.  You can never have too many of these on hand!





Supplies...
Bugaboo Ornamental Flowers 2
Spectrum Noir markers
We R Memory Keepers Cake and Candles DP
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags die
Raisin Boat "You Said It!" sentiment

This week, our challenge is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!  Such a great store with so many fun images!



Here's our sketch...




Challenges...
Crafting From the Heart #172 - anything goes
Crafty Friends #64 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August - anything goes w/ patterned paper
Creative Moments  #124 - anything goes optional 'make it funny' (I did anything goes)


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, August 13, 2017

Snowflake tree - CCC #19


Happy Sunday to you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #19!   This was a fun card to make!





Supplies...
Basic Gray "Fact" DP
A very old snowflake punch
Raisin Boat "Merry Nature" clear sentiment
Baker's Twine


For this week's optional challenge, we have an inspiration photo...



Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pirate birthday


Here's a birthday card made for a little friend of ours.  This piggy pirate is adorable!! :)



My image is Dearie Dolls Piggy Pirate.  My DP is DCWV All About Boys.  My sentiment is Raisin Boat "You Said It" stamped in Versafine Onyx and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Challenges...
Craftaholics R Us #31 - pirates
Crafty Animals #5 - anything goes *must include animal (mine is a pig)
Crafty Gals Corner #135 - bingo #4 (I did buttons or bows/free/sentiment)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - for a child
Creative Knockouts #206 - card for a child
Di's Digis Challenge - just add water (ocean and waves on my background paper)
Cute Card Thursday #490 - embossing (I heat embossed my sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Thank you - TMS #415


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Here's my card...

My DP is Authentique Latest & Greatest.  The flowers are Darice Cherry Blossom die.  The sentiment is Die-Versions Everyday Complements word dies.  I added a few adhesive pearls to the flowers.  Easy-peasy! 


Here's the sketch...  it's sooo pretty!!   Can't wait to see your interpretation! 



Challenges...
Crafting From the Heart #171 - anything goes
Come and Get It - Time to Die (must use die cuts)
Die Cut Divas August - anything goes (must use die cutting machine)


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!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Cancer is so limited...


I've got a pretty card to share today, but I wish I never had to make this kind... it's for a friend battling cancer.  This is actually the third card like this that I have made and sent recently. :(
But I really love the truth of the verse on it! 


In case you can't read it in the pic...

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple Love.
It cannot shatter Hope.
It cannot corrode Faith.
It cannot eat away Peace.
It cannot destroy Confidence.
It cannot kill Friendship.
It cannot shut out Memories.
It cannot silence Courage.
It cannot reduce Eternal Life.
It cannot Quench the Spirit.


Supplies...
My Time Made Easy "Be Supportive" sentiment (I LOVE this set! Click the name to see it.)
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles
Memento Potter's Clay ink
Crate Paper "Farmhouse" DP
AC ribbon


Challenges...
Polkadoodles #31 - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #169 - anything goes w/ ribbon
Craftaholics R Us #30 - die cuts
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #294-295 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment/family friendly
Cut It Up #127 - friendship/must use dies (I think being there for a friend in the midst of their cancer battle is true friendship!)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hello - TMS #414


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  My card was pretty simple to put together, but some added touches give it character. 



This really is simple... 3 pcs cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics, 2 embossing folders, a "hello" die, 3 giant brads, a ribbon scrap, and chalk sponged on the edges.  I love dry embossing!  It is my favorite and go-to technique.  Chalking the edges just brings it out a little. 


Here's our sketch for this week...




Our sponsor for this week is Pink and Main!  Wonderful company with awesome stamps and dies!




Challenges...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Brown Sugar #261 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #292-#293 - anything goes (must have encouraging sentiment and be family friendly)


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 30, 2017

Merry snow girl - CCC #18


Happy Sunday to  you!  It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #18!  It is less than 5 months until Christmas!! :) 

Here's my card...


This was fun to make.  I really am a very traditional red/green for Christmas kind of girl, but I also like to change it up once in awhile.  I had this image colored and waiting to be used for awhile and found a piece of paper to match, and the rest was easy.

Supplies...
FTHS Snow Girl
Spectrum Noir makers
Recollections O Christmas Tree DP
Raisin Boat Merry Nature sentiment
Darice Large Snowflake die
Slice Shimmer Pearl Vine

This week's optional challenge inspiration is "snowman."



Challenges...
Crafty Friends #63 - Christmas in July
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Christmas in July 4 Kids
Cute Card Thursday #488 - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

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!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lifting you in prayer - TMS #406


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

I've had this image and sentiment sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks intending to make a card to add to my stash.  I made it, but it won't be in my stash.  Sadly, some friends lost their son, so this will go to them. 



Supplies...
-Basic Grey Granola DP
-Sizzix EF
-MHK Designs "Lead Me Higher" image and sentiment
-TH faded jeans distress ink
-Spellbinders Labels 3
-Sizzix Banners #2 die
-ribbon from my stash


Here's our sketch for this week... pretty basic so you can do as you wish! :)



This week, Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring with this prize... Cuttlebug Anna Griffin "Feather Illusion" EF and C.C Designs "First Kiss" rubber stamp.




Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #284-285 - anything goes/family friendly
Come and Get It - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes


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 4, 2017

Ornaments - CCC #14


Good morning/afternoon/evening to you!  [That depends on where you are in the world. ;) ]  I pray you're having a blessed Sunday!

It's time for Christmas Card Challenges #14 and here is my card...


Supplies...
First Edition A Christmas Story DP
Slice silver paper
Darice Crackle EF
CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles
Die-namites Budding Branch
Die-namics Christmas Ornaments
Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Tags clear sentiment
Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
Flowers and brad from my stash

Our challenge's optional twist is a photo inspiration...Silver & Red

  

Challenges...
A snowflakes promise #40 - anything goes Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky #353 - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' Christmas May - anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #7 - anything goes Christmas
Allsorts #418 - Christmas in June
Die Cuttin' Divas #319 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #336 - anything goes Christmas or optional theme (I did AG)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Father's greatest catch - TMS #405


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  Before we know it, Father's Day will be here.  I though I'd try to get going early on my cards, so I have a cute one to show you today...

 
 My image is MelonHeadz Father's Day Clipart.  It is a colored image, and I printed it on Kraft.  My DP is Paper Studio 'Cape Cod.'  I used Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts (I edited it a bit).


Here is our awesome sketch...






Tuesday Morning Sketches is sponsoring this week with a stamp and die set by Sizzix!! 



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, May 23, 2017

Mother - TMS #404


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

I realize that Mother's Day is long over, but I'm just now showing a Mother's Day card that I made...  (I'm not the best photographer by any stretch and most cards look better IRL.  This is no exception... I apologize that my pic makes it look really blah, but I assure you that the card is very pretty IRL!!)




My paper is Prima Stationer's Desk.  The sentiment is from Raisin Boat Marvelous Mom.  The "Mother" is Sweet 'n' Sassy Script Word Mother die.  I cut it in both black and the red scrap and glued them slightly offset for some dimension.  Ribbon is from my stash. I distressed the edges of a couple of the panels... which were all cut with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics. 


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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