Tuesday, June 25, 2019

When you are feeling low - TMS #509

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Today's card is an encouraging card for someone going through a really rough time...




In case you cannot read the verse, here it is...

I know this is a time when you
are feeling so low, lost and lonely.
I'm sure you feel this
darkness will never end.
Know that I'm praying for you,
that God will lift you in Him
and bring His light to
each new day.

This was among my printed-and-waiting stash, and I cannot seem to find who it is from.  My DP is the Paper Studio Country Road.  The ric rac is My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac. The ovals are cut using Cross Stitched Ovals from Cheapo Dies.  I finished it off with Recollections adhesive dots. 


Challenges...

Word Art Wednesday #392-#393 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment
Happy Little Stampers Dies - June HLS anything goes w/ dies


Here's our sketch for the week... (I will certainly use this one over and over!)





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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

You are loved - TMS #508

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


Supplies...
~Heidi Grace "Daydream" DP
~the Greeting Farm "Blush Heart" cling stamp
~Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink
~Raisin Boat "All About You" clear sentiment
~MS branch punch
~Twine
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
~Spellbinders Standard Circles


Here's the sketch... 




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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Christmas ornaments - TMS #507

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week, I've got a Christmas card for you...


(It's hard to see in this pic, but the ornaments really
shine and are so pretty IRL!  You can get a glimpse below.)
Supplies...
~Raisin Boat "Holiday Hang Ups" clear stamp
~Versamark ink
~MS embossing powder
~the Paper Studio "Old World Winter" DP 
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics


Challenges...
Crimbo Crackers #186 - anything Christmas goes 
Merry Little Christmas MLCCB #10 - June anything Christmas goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas #441 - anything Christmas goes



When I heat emboss, I put the heat gun both on top of the design and under the design to help keep the paper from warping.  I had heard that going under helps the EP melt better.  It's true!  I did these ornaments in a dark red EP first, but made a bloober, so did it again in the green.  I heated the green from underneath only.  See how much smoother the green is that the red...  It's cool!  




Here is our sketch for the week...




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


Andrea



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

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Butterfly thank you + grad - TMS #506

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




Supplies...
-- Pebbles Garden Party
-- Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics
-- Cross Stitched Ovals from Cheapo Dies
-- Motion Crafts fishtail banner
-- Darice "Butterfly in Corner" embossing folder
-- the Paper Studio adhesive dots
-- Technique Tuesday Layered Butterfly    (I adhered the body right on the oval, but put foam tape under the wing for some dimension.)


Here's our sketch for this week...




Just like a couple of weeks ago, this is a sketch I made based on a card I had previously made and hadn't posted.  The original was my daughter's grad card... 



My image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  The sentiment is Sweet n Sassy.  The paper was scraps. 

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

Andrea

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Sending wishes - SCC #101

June 1... wow!  It's hard to believe this year is almost half over!

It's time for Sparkle Christmas Challenge #101!   Our theme this month... include a reindeer.  Fun challenge, but I don't have a lot of reindeer images, so I was happy to find this cutie in my stash of printed digital images!  Because it's so cute, I'll send this to some of our friends with small children.


My image is pre-colored Doodle Pantry Deer Wishes.  My paper is from my scrap box. :)  I love using up what's lying around!  (I could probably use only what I have and create until I'm dead without ever buying more... but where's the fun in that! ☺)  My snowflakes are cut with a MS punch.  Probably have never seen a plaid snowflake before. ;)  Simple card, but still fun.


Challenges...
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - May anything goes Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #185 - anything goes Christmas
Cute n Crafty Christmas #14 - anything goes Christmas
Crafting By Design - get ready for Christmas


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Blossoming w/ love & friendship - TMS #505

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



My paper is Pebbles Garden Party.  My sentiment is from MHKDesigns. The main panel, the sentiment, and its frame are all cut out with Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangles.   My flowers are Recollections. 

Challenges...
Simon Says Stamp Monday - frame it
Use Your Stuff #360 - mood board (the look of it, the colors, and several items all matched my paper)


Here's our sketch for this week...  Can't wait to see everyone's interpretation of this!





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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Marvelous MOM - TMS #504

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I know Mother's Day is over, but here's a card I made...


This looks rather dull in the picture, but I assure you it is very pretty IRL.  There are certain colors that just don't show in pics and olive green is one of them.  Oh well! 

Supplies...
~the Paper Studio Country Road DP
~Raisin Boat Marvelous Mom clear sentiment
~Memento Bamboo Leaves 
~TH peeled paint
~MS border punch
~Craft Essentials ric rac
~Spellbinders Classic Squares
~Spellbinders Pierced Squares
~Sequins

Here's our sketch for the week...




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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

You're the best - TMS #503

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

Anyone who knows me knows that I do NOT like coffee!!!!  But this fun card features it.  (Another printed image in my stash of many.)  I do have a daughter who loves coffee, so I will let her use this.  
  

Supplies...
~FTHS World's Best Coffee image and sentiment
~Spectrum Noir markers
~Gelly Roll pen
~Pebbles Woodland Forest DP
~Spellbinders Petite Ovals
~Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics

Here's this week's fun sketch...




I hope you're having a great week!!  I sure am!  My aforementioned coffee loving daughter just graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pensacola Christian College on Friday!  So proud of her!  


This week, we are on vacation enjoying SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa.  For Mother's Day, my family took me to lunch at Sharks Underwater Grill at SeaWorld.  So cool!!



And yesterday, I got to have lunch with our TMS design team leader Melissa!!   



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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Great is Thy Faithfulness - TMS #502

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

I'm thankful for the ability to pre-schedule posts... I'm on vacation!!! Woot! Woot!  We're on our way to FL for my daughter's college graduation, then we're spending a couple of weeks as a family riding roller coasters!  And we'll probably do some other fun stuff, too. ;) 

Anyway, here's my card...


I used Sweet n Sassy Stamps Hymn Block Clear Stamps for my sentiment. "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" is one of my favorite hymns!  I was singing it the whole time I was making my card.  It's cut out using CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  My butterflies are from a stamp and die set... Butterflies #3 from Sizzex/Hero Arts.  (I found that funny as I looked at the packaging after using them.  They are pretty old.  I don't know when the companies stopped associating with one another, but must have been awhile ago because the company that owns Sizzix in now suing Hero Arts, among others!! SMH!)  I stamped the butterflies with VersaColor Lapislazuli, Old Rose, and Laurel Leaf, clear heat embossed them, colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers, and cut them out using the coordinating dies in the set.  My BG is DCWV corrugated paper that I've had forever!  My sentiment is also stamped with Lapislazuli and clear heat embossed.  




This week we're playing with one of my sketches.  Sometimes, I sit at my computer and play around with shapes and elements to create the sketch and sometimes I look at a card I've previously made but not posted on my blog and "sketch" it, which is what I did this time.  Here's the sketch and then the card that inspired it...






The DP is Making Memories Pitter Patter.  (More paper which I've had forever!)  I cut the circles out of the paper.  My teddy bear is Doodle Pantry, I think.  Stamped my sentiment and tied some baker's twine, and it was all done.  

I was hoping to have time to make some more cards with this sketch.  I could see the circles being snowflakes for a Christmas card or flowers for just about any occasion, or even all elements stamped for a CAS one-layer card.  You could try one of these ideas and show me! :)


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

Andrea

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

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Embossed holly - SCC #100

Happy May!  A new month means a new Sparkles Christmas Challenge!!   This month our theme is "Let's See Some Holly."

As first glance, you may wonder where my holly is... it's in the background stamp that I heat embossed in white.  This card is sooo pretty IRL!!!


My embossed holly is "Christmas Holly Background Stamp" from JustRite.  The sentiment is a Momenta clear stamp that I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and clear heat embossed. The paper was from my scrap box, and the ribbon is from my stash. 

We're leaving in just 4 days to go to my daughter's college graduation and then taking our family vacation!  I'm so excited but very busy, so no time for chitchat today. :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bubble tea - TMS #501

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  We had great fun on our blog hop last week!  Thanks again to all who participated! 

Scroll down to the previous post or click HERE to see if you won my prize! 

Here's my fun card for this week...  this will be for one of my daughters.  They all love bubble tea!!  



My image is Bubbly Feels from Graciellie Design.  Such a cute set!!  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers, cut it out with Spellbinders Standard Squares.  The sentiment and banners are cut using a fishtail banner from Spellbinders Lacey Pennants.  My BG paper is Pebbles Garden Party.  The ribbon is from my stash, and I added dark pearls to look like the boba in the drink. :) 


Challenges...
Incy Wincy Designs 15th April - 5th May -- coffee/tea
Addicted to Stamps #173 - lots of layers
Polkadoodles #17 - anything goes


Here's our sketch for this week... 




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

Andrea

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

TMS #500 blog hop winner!!!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and visits for

I used random.org to chose from the comments I received
from participants in the challenge. 
The winner of the set of 24 Spectrum Noir "lights" markers is...

designbydonna

Congratulations, Donna!
(Email me at sfoster (at) midtel (dot) net with your
mailing address and I'll get them in the mail ASAP.)

Thank you again to all who participated in the challenge and our blog hop!

Back to normal tomorrow, so be sure to stop by
Tuesday Morning Sketches for challenge #501. :)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

It's time to celebrate! - TMS #500 and blog hop

Happy Tuesday to you!  
It's time for
Today is our
500th sketch challenge!!!!


And we are celebrating!!!  

We're so excited about this accomplishment that 
we decided to have a blog hop.  

Be sure to start (and end) with
 Tuesday Morning Sketches' blog.



I'm Debbie and I've been on the Tuesday Morning Sketches team for 7 years!!    I've loved being a part of this team!    It's been great to have the friendship and support of my wonderful design team members, I've been blessed to "get to know" so many of you talented crafters through our TMS connection, and I love the TMS set up - - a sketch with no seasonal or theme requirements attached that can be interpreted by each of us in our own style.  :) 

Our sketch this week (see it below) is a little challenging at first glance, but really it's super easy and open to so much possibility with stamps, dies and borders.  

Here's my card and it features a clear sentiment from Stampabilites that I've had forever!  I stamped it with Versafin Onyx Black and clear heat embossed it.  I cut it out with scalloped stitched rectangles from Cheapo Dies.  My decorative element is Spellbinders Roses and Thorns. I added Wink of Stella to the flowers so they shimmer IRL.




I also made a "casual" version using an image from Prettygrafikdesigns, Spectrum Noir markers, CottageCutz Stiched Rectangles, Impression Obsession Scribble Circles, and a Bo Bunny clear sentiment...




The prize I am offering is.... a set of 24 Spectrum Noir markers (Lights)



(If you win my prize and live outside the US, you will
receive a $10 gift certificate to Bugaboo Stamps)



**Be sure to comment here and link up your creation on the TMS blog to be considered for prizes.  Yes!  You could win BOTH here on my blog and the TMS blog.

Here's the sketch... (Seriously, do not let it scare you... the possibilities are endless!)





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The next stop on the blog hop is... 



Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

You are a blessing - TMS #499

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

**Only 1 week until our 500th challenge celebration!!**



I cut a Kraft panel and embossed the top and bottom twice using Wonky Wavy Stitched Dies from Kat Scrappiness.  I cut the black panel with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  The squares of Prima Something Blue DP are cut with Spellbinders Classic Squares.  The clear sentiment is Every Day is A Blessing from Memory Box.  A Prima flower, MS branch punch, and adhesive dot finished it off.  


Here's the sketch...  





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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

You're the coolest - TMS #498

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  **In just 2 weeks, we'll have our 500th sketch challenge!!!  Wow!! Be sure to come by then for a blog hop and chance to win some great prizes!!

I've got a fun note card to share today... 



I love this Die-namics Soda Pop Bottles die set and matching Soda Pop clear stamp set from My Favorite Things!!  We drink too much lots of Coke products in our house, so this die is perfect!  My paper is all scraps.  The main panels are cut using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basic A and B.  I used CottagCutz Stitched Rectangles, Cheapo Dies Pierced Circles, and Sweet n Sassy Stamps Stars dies along with the Die-namics bottle.  See how cool it is?  It embosses to look just like "the real thing"!  I heat embossed the clear sentiment with white embossing powder. 


  

Challenges...
Papercraft Challenges #43 - polka dots
Dies R Us #118 - anything goes using dies by companies carried at the DRU store (Spellbinders, Cheapo Dies)
Pile It On #153 - lots of layers 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April - must use patterned paper



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And... I had this image sitting around, so I made a Christmas card, too...



The church and sentiment are Sunny Studio Christmas Chapel.  The BG paper is Old World Christmas and the rest is scraps.  The tag is Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags and the flower is the Paper Studio.

Challenges...
Merry Little Christmas MLCCB#9 - April anything goes  
Crimbo Crackers #181 - anything goes Christmas


Here's the sketch...





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

Andrea

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Mary Poppins

The calendar says it's been spring for a couple of weeks, but... high 60's one day and then back down to low 30's and snow flurries 2 days later??  Crazy!!

So I'm manufacturing spring in my craft room.  :)  I've got clouds and flowers and wellies and that's just in my paper.  :)   Here's my card...  with Mary Poppins!  We enjoyed Mary Poppins Returns but nothing can quite compare to the original!  What's your opinion?

I was looking through my stamps, realized I had never used this one.  After coloring it, I went and checked Paper Playful to find challenges to inspire me in making the card (even found one with a Mary Poppins theme!!), and created this.  ((Actually made it yesterday, but got distracted and didn't finish the post, so I missed the deadline of one of the challenges I made it for.  Duh!!))

I think black ink will show up on the teal inside. 
If not, I'll put a white piece in there. 
My image is Mary Poppins from Kraftin' Kimmie.  (I've had this for almost 5 yrs and this is the first time I've inked it up!!!)  My DP is Pebbles Garden Party.  I cut a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of white cardstock and scored it at 2-1/8" and 4-1/4" then placed my oval die over the first score and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the cutting plate edge even with the score line so it only cut half.  (I believe there are dies available to cut this type of card, but this is my homemade version.)  My image and sentiment were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed.  My sentiment is Bo Bunny and cut with Simon Says Stamp Tiny Tags.


Challenges...
Kraftin' Kimmie #474 - spring (my paper is spring-y)
The Library Challenge #30 - Mary Poppins
Di's Digi Challenge - make it girly
Colour Crazy Craft week 12 - anything goes (must be hand colored)
Retro Rubber #107 - tic tac toe (yellow, heat embossing, ribbon or twine)
(My stamp is about 5 yrs old.)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Have a beautiful day - TMS #497

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

Today, I've got a pretty simple card that was fun to create...



I used Spellbinder Flourish Impressabilities as a stencil and sponged Memento Potter's Clay ink over it.  My image is a precolored butterfly from Doodle Pantry that I fussy cut.  I used CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles and Spellbinders Petite Ovals dies. 

Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #380-#381 - anything goes w. uplifting sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes
Cardz 4 Gals #93 - flora or fauna


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I was looking at that card and had a thought... "this could make a pretty and simple Christmas card," so I made some. :)



Actually, I made 5...


The ornament has some shimmer
which is very pretty in real life!

Here's the sketch... this one can be CAS or embellished to your hearts content...




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

Andrea

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

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