Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Snowpeople TP - TMS #535

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week is our Annual Anything Goes challenge!  Literally... anything goes!!   And this challenge lasts for 2 weeks, so you have until January 5 to link up your creation.  

But first, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!  May the Christ of Christmas fill your heart and home with joy!! 

Now on to the challenge... I've got embroidered toilet paper to show you!! :)



Aren't they cute??!?  This is so fun!  If you do machine embroidery but have never embroidered on TP, I encourage you to do it.  It's so fun and there are so many awesome designs just for TP.  You can use just about any 4x4 design that is not too dense.  

I discovered it is best to hoop the stabilizer and pin the TP to it.  I have hooped the TP, but pinning helps keep it from tearing.



I made several different designs for a craft show earlier this fall. Some of them are so funny!  This makes a great gag gift or a fun gift for that person who has everything! 




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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Happy birthday - TMS #534

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Today I have a birthday card to show you...



My DP is Prima Stationer's Desk.  I can't remember where my digital image is from... it's another printed-and waiting image in my stash.  It's colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The sentiment is The Project Bin Classic Man.  The ribbon is from my stash, and the branches are a MS punch.  


Here's our sketch for the week...



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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Happy Christmas - TMS #533

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I'e got another Christmas card to show you... not because I needed to make another, but because this image has been on my table for awhile.  I finally colored it and used it! 



My image is a digi from From the Heart Stamps (a shop now closed) that I colored with  my Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen.  My DP is Graphic 45 A Christmas Carol.  The snowflakes are a MS punch.  

Here's our sketch by Andrea... 



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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Swirl ornament - TMS #532

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



My card is pretty simple, but still pretty, IMHO.  My paper, which doubles as my sentiment, is First Edition A Christmas Story.  The ornament is Memory Box Swirl Ornament, and my bow is a gold fiber from my stash.  Simple but elegant.

I actually made 3 cards with our sketch using different shapes for the corner element... the ornament above, a tree, and a circle.





Here's our sketch... 




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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Winter wonderland - SCC #107

December is here!!  Christmas is only 24 days away!!! :)   It's time for Sparkles Christmas Challenge #107 with the theme of "Winter Wonderland."

Have you even taken a sleigh ride?  If not, you have missed out!  Hearing the crunch of snow under the runners, seeing the snow sparkle in the moonlight, and... getting snow down your neck as you pass snow-laden tree branches! :)  So much fun!!!  And that's my definition of a winter wonderland, so here's my card...


My image is Sweet n Sassy Stamps Old Fashioned Christmas clear stamp that I stamped with VersaMark Black Onys and heat embossed.  I inked the panel with TH faded jeans and antique linen distress ink and cut it out with Spellbinders Classic Squares.  I just held a small circle and inked over it to get the moon.  My DP is Graphic 45 Christmas Carol.  It's hard to see, but I cut the bottom half with Poppystamps Stiched Landscapes.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Build a Snowman.  It's cut out with Stitched banners from Cheapo Dies.  The ribbon is from my stash.

This card makes we want lots of snow and to take a sleigh ride!!  (A storm is coming today, so I may get the lots of snow part!) Sweet memories growing up!

Please come over and play along this month!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Vellum Christmas - TMS #531

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I'm almost done showing you my Christmas cards.  Then it will be time to start again for next year!! :D 



My paper is Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa,  My sentiment is cut using Pink & Main Merry Christmas dies.  It's framed with printed vellum and I also punched my snowflakes with a MS punch.  They're hard to see in that pic, but here's a closeup...




Here's our sketch... (This one's a keeper!) 



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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Someone I love was born today - TMS #530

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  This week my card is special... it's my hubby b'day card! :)


My sentiments are from The Project Bin's "Born Yesterday" clear stamp set.  My DP is MME Lost & Found "Portobello Road."  I stamped the sentiments with Versafine Black Onyx and clear heat embossed.  The circles are cut with Spellbinders Standard Circles.  


Here's the great sketch by Andrea...



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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Snowy Christmas - TMS #529

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've got an easy card for you today... I let my stash do all the work for me...


Easy peasy -- I used Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa DP, a Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa tag (snowman), Scalloped Stitched Rectangles from Cheapo Dies, CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles, Raisin Boat clear sentiment, and Kat Scrappiness Fishtail Banner (ends cut off).  

Here's our fun sketch.  The stripes behind the image element are perfect for using washi tape, but I didn't have any suitable, so let my striped paper do the work. :)



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

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Poinsettia - TMS #528

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

More Christmas cards! (I'm almost done, I promise.)



My DP is Dovecraft Winter Blooms. My poinsettia is a Darice die.  My sentiment is Raisin Boat.  Sequins are from my stash.   
This paper is really pretty... it has some shimmer on it...




I made another with some scraps laying around...



My snowman is a Sizzex die that I've had for a looooong time, but I think this is the first time I've ever used it!   (This card looks kind of dorky, but it is cute in real life!) 


Here's our sketch for this week...





Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...
**We're so happy to welcome Kitty and Lisa to our design team!!  They will be posting alternating weeks, so be sure to stop by and say hi!  

Andrea
Kitty
Lisa Lynn

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

A boy and his dog - SCC #106

It's November!!  This year has flown by! 

Got your Christmas cards all ready?  If not, we're still here to help at Sparkles Christmas Challenge #106 with our theme of Santa.

I don't usually create using Santa, and technically didn't this time either, but it's close enough... ;)


My image is Bugaboo's Kidz Christmas Boy and His Dog.  I colored them with  my Spectrum Noir markers.  They are framed with Darice Snow Globe die.  My sentiment is a clear sentiment from Raisin Boat's Formal Phrases.  The sentiment is framed by a bit of Heidi Swapp printed vellum.  A bit of baker's twine and a snowflake sticker finished it off. 

We'd love to see what you create playing along this month!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

God bless us everyone - TMS #527

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Still working on Christmas cards, so I've got a couple today...





Our church has done "A Christmas Carol" many times, and my husband plays Scrooge.  He's so good at it!!  :)  A few years ago, I bought Graphic 45 Christmas Carol cling stamps and paper, so I could make cards for the cast.  I haven't done a lot with them since, so I figured it was time to dust them off.  

Here's my Scrooge and I.  Isn't he cute? ;)  (This is from the last time we did it a couple of years ago, but we're doing it again this year, so I'm excited even though I don't have a part.)





Here's our fun 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!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Handmade cards because...

I am so excited about this card!!  I just got this sentiment stamp in the mail today and HAD to make a card.  I think you'll understand why I love it...


Isn't this sentiment awesome??!??  It's "Keepsake" from the Project Bin.  It is stamped with VersaMark Black Onyx and heat embossed with clear EP and cut out with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  My DP is Bo Bunny Early Bird.  The tape measure ribbon is really cute... you just can't see it behind the sentiment panel. :D  The flower is Prima, the greenery is a MS punch, and the twine is from my stash.

And I also got this stamp for the back of my fun cards.... :D  (This is "Hand Made" from the Project Bin.)



Challenges...
Cardz 4 Galz #108 - something that begins with "S" (sentiment)
Southern Girls - anything goes
Happy Little Stampers - October anything goes w/ dies (CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles)
Mod Squad Challenge - Sentiment Says It All
Word Art Wednesday #410-411 - anything goes w/ uplifting sentiment


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Merry Christmas - TMS #526

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Time is flying, so I have more Christmas cards to share...



My image is Raisin Boat Snow Animals.  My DP is Carta Bella Snow Fun.  I hand cut the tag, but the Raisin Boat Formal Phrases sentiment is cut using Kat Scrapiness Stitched Fishtail Banners. My ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. 


I had stamped and heat embossed a couple of sentiment/images, so I used them up on this sketch, too...

I don't know why I don't heat emboss
with colors more often.  I love it!!! 


The ornament and sentiment are from Sum More Fun's Tangled Tinsel.  My paper is scraps.  I embossed with CB Swiss Dots.  Ribbon and bow from my stash.

Here's our fun 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!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Christmas poinsettia

Just a quick post to share a Christmas card...


My DP is the Paper Studio Old World Winter. My poinsettia is a Darice die.  My sentiment is Raisin Boat and is cut out with Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals.

Cute Card Thursday #604 - spots and dots
The Holly and the Ivy #58 - anything Christmas goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #363 - holiday (my sentiment is a clear stamp)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!



Tuesday, October 15, 2019

we jingle all the way - TMS #525

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

I've got a fun Christmas card to share, but first I have to show you how beautiful fall is in NY!!  Pictures don't really even some close to showing reality, but there's nothing quite like maple leaves against an October sky! 



Then my mother sent me a pic from NB, so I had to add it.  Wow!!!




Now here's my card...



In case you can't read the sentiment, it says, "In this house we laugh, play & we jingle all the way."  It's a clear sentiment from Sum More Fun's Tangled Tinsel.  My DP is the Paper Studio Pine St. Square.  My snowflakes are Sweet n Sassy Stamps small snowflakes. The snowflakes and the ribbon shimmer IRL.  I've had this paper forever and am nearing the end of the pile I got. :( 




Here's our sketch...  (use circles or any shape you'd like)
 
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, October 8, 2019

thank you - TMS #524

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I've actually got 2 cards to show you today.  I made one, then looked closer at the sketch and realized I had missed the BG element completely!!  Here's the one done according to the sketch...   



My DP is MME Lost & Found Two Breeze. I cut a piece with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics then cut it into various sizes.  (Info on that is on the TMS blog post.)  The middle panels are cut with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  My sentiment is Cuttlebug "With Gratitute" die, and my embellishment is a Heidi Swapp chipboard butterfly. 


My second card (first one made... incorrectly!)  is a fun, girly card...



My image and sentiment are from Sweet n Sassy Stamps "Girly Girl Cookie" clear stamp set which I think is discontinued.  She's colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  (This image is available as a digital known as "Pamper Me Cookie.")  My DP is Crate Paper DIY Shop.  I mirrored the sketch so my shoe paper clip would not cover the image.  Here's a closeup of it...
Isn't this cute??!?  I've had this forever, so no clue where I got it.  The pkg also has purse, ring, and dress paper clips.  


Here's our 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, October 1, 2019

Merry Christmoose - SCC #105

October 1st!!  Only 85 days until Christmas!!  But it is several days less than that until we need to send out our Christmas cards, so that's what we try to help with all year long at Sparkles Christmas Challenge! :)   This month's theme is "Make us Laugh."

I hope this guy at least bring a big smile to your face!


 My image is Make It Snappy Merry Christmoose from Bugaboo Stamps.  He's colored with Spectrum Noir markers, and I added some Glossy Accents to the Christmas bulbs. (Click on the pic to enlarge it to see the cool effect.)  He's cut out with CottageCutz Stitched Rectangles.  My DP is the Paper Studio Pine St. Square.

This image was so fun to color and make into a card!  Please come over, play along, and show us your fun Christmas cards!!


Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Merry Christmas to Ewe - TMS #523

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Last year, I only sent Christmas cards to close family.  This year, I hope to send to everyone on my list.  I'm well on my way, but still need about 40 more. Here's one, so only 39 left! :D 



My image is Bugaboo Stamps' Merry Christmas to Ewe.  I printed it on Kraft, colored some with my Spectrum Noir markers, and scribbled with a white Gelly Roll pen for the wool.  It was cut out with Cross Stitched Rectangles from Cheapo Dies.  My papers were from my scrap box.  

Here's our sketch for the week...




Challenges...
Cute N' Crafty Christmas #18 - anything Christmas goes
C.R.A.F.T. #529  - animals
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas#457 - anything Christmas goes



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, September 24, 2019

thank you - TMS #522

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  I made my card this week using stuff that was out and laying around on my craft table (except the dots)...


My DP is Crate Paper Blossom.  The flowers are all Prima, and the sentiment was sitting there having been previously stamped and die cut, so I don't remember where the clear sentiment is from. 

Here's our sketch for the week... (I am going to make more from this... I think using snowflakes would make a great Christmas card!)



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, September 17, 2019

hello - TMS #521

Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  Got a crazy busy week this week, so no time for chit chat... just the card...



Supplies...
  • Heidi Grace "Daydream" DP
  • Stitched Scalloped Rectangles from Cheapo Dies
  • Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics dies
  • Primo flower
  • MS branch punch
  • Vintologie "Occasions" clear sentiment

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!