Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #504

Hello! Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  I like all the elements on this sketch and honestly I think I designed around all the Nuvo Drops I have.  LOL

My card features this adorable stamp and embossing folder combo that I found at Michaels for $2.  Who can pass that up?  I also used a couple of my Spellbinders dies, some heart sprinkles by Doodlebug Designs and lots of Nuvo Drops - well, in 3 colors anyway.

I embossed a panel with the folder.  Its orientation is meant for a portrait card, but the sketch is landscape and  I wanted to keep it that way for sketch and to ensure I have enough room on the card for all the elements.  So I just moved it over, lined up the design and ran it through my Cuttlebug again.  It did put a line in the paper but that's easily disguised.  Then I lightly ran an ink pad over the embossed panel so that only the embossed part would pick up a bit of ink.  I stamped the fox and colored him with just a few Copic colors and then fussy cut it out.  The rest of the elements are left overs from a past Simon Says Stamp kit.  I think the border die I used is from MFT but I don't remember - it might be from CC Designs.  Nevertheless, it's retired wherever it's from.

I hope to see you at TMS blog with your creation.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #503

Hello and thank you for stopping by.  I would really appreciate you leaving me a comment, even if you just say hi so that I know you were here.  The latest sketch is at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Andrea.  I think you're going to enjoy this sketch - I sure did.

My card features stamps and paper from the May 2019 Simon Says Stamp kit.  This is a gorgeous kit that I'm sure is sold out by now, but the elements are available separately.

I tried my very best to watercolor the flower in the center like the flowers/butterflies on this paper by Moda Scrap.  It is stunning.  I came a little close.  Honestly I think I would have needed liquid watercolors to get that right color match.  But I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Instead of putting the sentiment in another box I just stamped it directly onto the card base.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog to join us.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #502

Hello and thank you for stopping by today.  I do appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's sketch is one of Debbie's.  It's a fun sketch and I enjoyed taking it fairly literal.

My card features a Park Lane big dots embossing folder (which is the prize this week) and stamps from WPlus9 and Concord and 9th.  It's a simple card but I really love how this turned out and this red card stock, which is from Fun Stampers Journey, is a perfect red!

This card was really easy to put together.  I embossed the base to give that texture and omitted the remaining layers.  I also omitted the twine/ribbon element but only because when I laid out the main panel, I forgot to leave room for it.

I stamped the flowers on some die cut circles using Hero Arts ink.  These made some super easy, very quick notecards.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog and again, thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #501

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The newest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun and easy.

My card features stamps from Simon Says Stamps and sentiment stamps from WPlus9.  My card started out with making the background.  I die cut circles from masking paper and placed on some Neenah Solar White card stock.  I then blended on Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  This matches perfectly to a gift bag I bought at Walmart. 

Do you ever just create a card that you truly love?  Well, I think this sketch is one that you would go to again and again, so I say, make your card interchangeable.  Make up a bunch of sentiments and then when you need a card just slap on the appropriate sentiment.  My second card is the exact same base but it's a get well card.

I don't usually do bright colors but this one actually worked for me!  I love this.  And if you know me, you know that in my world polka dots are a color.

I hope to see you over at the TMS blog.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 29, 2019

And the winner is....

Hello!  Happy Monday.  I don't know about you but the weekend sure went by very quickly.  It's been pretty busy at my house.  My daughter moved back home so we needed to find room for her stuff.  But honestly I'd rather be a little cramped in my tiny townhouse just to have my girl home.  We'll be looking for a house to move into this summer.

I wanted to thank everyone that visited my blog and played along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  The winners have been posted and the winner from my blog is....

#7 Catnip and Kitty Whiskers
** Cartwheels ** Whoo-hoo ** Yippeee **

Congratulations Cat!  Please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com and enter "Winner TMS #500 Melissa's prize" in the subject box.

Have a great Monday and I hope to see you again real soon.  We have a great sketch coming up and I'm sure you're going to love it!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #500

Hello!  Thank you for celebrating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches. This is our 500th sketch challenge and it is quite a milestone!  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 Melissa and I've been on the Tuesday Morning Sketches team for almost 10 years.  I started the team with my sisters being my design team - it actually started before that with friends Joni and Gabby on our personal blogs.  I love this challenge blog, it's been my pleasure to bring you sketches to spark your creativity.  Our sketch this week 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 stamps from April 2019 Simon Says Stamps kit and dies from Crafter's Companion.  My card is really simple but I love this color combo and if you know me, I'm all about making cards that mail with a single stamp.

The prize I am offering is....

Spellbinders 2019 Small Die kit of the month

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

The next stop on the blog hop is...  Patti.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday Morning Sketches #499

Hello! And thank you for stopping by.  Our sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one for layers, windows, frames or even a filmstrip for a scrapbook page.

My card features the card stock and stickers that was part of the April Simon Says Stamp monthly kit.  I love this paper - I don't know what color it is - but it's gorgeous.

I cut a strip of 2 1/8 x 5 1/2 inch white card stock and then cut squares out of it.  It's not perfect but I'm not perfect so it's okay.  I then cut smaller squares to be be the back drop for the stickers.  I used squares layering dies by Tonic Studios.  The 3 elements are stickers from the kit.  And then I embossed some lines using my Scor-Buddy.  This is such a super easy notecard.  So easy, that I made another in minutes while chatting with my sister.

Same concept - I just covered up two of the windows with one sticker.

I hope these cards provide some inspiration and we'll see you over at the TMS blog.  We have a guest designer this week, too.