Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #486

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  It's time to kick off our favorite sketches of 2018 - this week is Andrea's favorite.  It's up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog along with some great inspiration from the design team.

My card features papers and stickers from a past card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I think it was March or April.  The papers and stickers are Carta Bella.


I really should have cut a larger oval for the focal image because it gets a little lost at the top of the floral arrangement.  But overall, it's a nice card - I'm pretty happy with it and happy that I'm using up stuff before I get new.  Not a resolution or anything - but I do need to use what I have more often.  I didn't take the January kits from either Simon or Spellbinders.  Way too focused on Valentine's Day and that is definitely not my holiday.  So by not taking those kits, it forced me to use what I have.  Not a bad thing!

Head on over to the TMS blog for some really great cards made by the team.  And then give the sketch a whirl!  Have a great day.

PS - Enjoying my visit with my son.  Time is going by so quickly!  It's been great having all 3 of my kids under one roof again.

And for the Instant Pot - I love it!!  I've made steel cut oats in it, buffalo chicken pasta, pulled pork - but I mentioned a pot roast.  Deeee-licious.  I followed (sort of) this recipe here.  I don't like mushrooms so those I left out and I would say back off the salt if you use the au jous mix.  But it was really good, the meat so tender.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #485

Hello - thank you for coming back!  I have missed our visits.

Tuesday Morning Sketches and the card world/art world has lost an amazing artist.  It is with great sadness that former DT member, Jessi Fogan passed away on December 27th.  This week we honor Jessi by revisiting one of her last sketches.  Please join us in remembering her.

My card features stamps from Simon Says Stamp and paper from Pink & Main.  It's  clean and simple card, for the most part.


I stamped the base card with the leaves using Surf Blue (SSS) ink.  I then stamped the same onto a piece of paper from Pink & Main's Take Flight 2 paper pad and heat embossed with Hero Arts white detail powder.  I didn't have a solid paper that matched exactly so I rubbed the ink onto some white paper and then cut out the square mat for the focal image and the tag from a Spellbinders die.  The main image I tried using the watercolor pencils I got from Crafters Companion.  I really don't like these pencils.  They are going home with my daughter.  Maybe she can make them look nice.

As I write this post - it's actually Monday night at 8pm.  2 1/2 hours and I head out to pick up my oldest son at the airport!  Yes, my sailor son who is stationed in Japan is home for 2 weeks!!!  I am one happy momma.

We'll see you over at TMS blog.  Be sure to leave the team some love!