Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #764

 Hello friends!  Thank you for stopping by.  The next celebration sketch is posted and we're ready to have some fun.

My card features dies and paper from Brutus Monroe.  I saw this really cute card in a recent edition of the newsletter from 12x12 Cardstock - this is a great shop.  If you've never purchased from them, I highly recommend them.  I placed an order and it was shipped the very same day!  Wonderful service and selection.  Anyway, the card idea is by their design team member Kate.  I thought it would be perfect for this sketch.  What do you think?


This is a fun, interactive fold.  Reminds me of dutch doors.  


It's kind of fun, but honestly, I just felt it uses too much card stock.  The top opens to the right and the bottom to the left.  It would be really cute to make the bottom a pocket and slip in a gift card.

I hope you join us - see you at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Color My Heart Color Dare #608

Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  Color My Heart Color Dare #608 is up and ready for your fun and creativity!

This challenge is....



For my card I am using Royal, Honey Butter and Mulberry with a hint of Seabrook.  My card features a layering stencil from Brutus Monroe and dies from Concord and 9th.  Gems are from Brutus Monroe as well.  This was the easiest card to put together with the super cute layering stencils and inks from Tonic Studios.


There's shine, color and dimension. Everything a card should be!  I hope you join us!

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #763

 Hello friends!  Thank you for stopping by.  It's a special month at Tuesday Morning Sketches - we're 15 years old.  I cannot believe I started this blog 15 years ago - time has just flown by.  We're going to celebrate this whole month by revisiting sketches from 2014.  I know, I should have picked 2015 - but I did this for a reason.  

My card features the June Tonic Craft Kit.  There's just something about citrus that makes me really happy.  Now why did I pick 2014?  It's because we still had the very talented Jessi Fogan with us.  I miss her dearly.  If you've followed TMS for a long time you'll remember her creativity and... ahem... sense of humor.  Still she was so kind and loved her family so much, raising an autistic son.  So we're starting off this celebration by remembering Jessi.


This picture isn't the greatest, but I had to take it outside early in the morning - which has been the only time we've had sunshine.  Every day by mid-morning it's cloudy and by late afternoon the thunderstorms start. 

I stamped the different citrus stamps that came in the kit on the base panel, matting to a piece of orange glitter card.  Then I made the flags using scraps of paper, including the same orange glitter card.  Then I made the orange using a larger circle die and then layering the dies that came in the kit to create a cut open orange.  I added the leaves because I think it looks pretty.

I do hope you'll join us for the challenge and because it's our birthday - there's presents all month long!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #762

 Hello friends.  Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your visit.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketch and I think you might find this one rather fun!  

My card features svg cuts that I got from the Silhouette Design Store, foils from Brutus Monroe and card and wave die from Tonic Studios.  Check this cutie out....


I admit when I drew this sketch I had something else in mind.  But when I couldn't remember what exactly I was thinking my head went right to a jelly fish and I couldn't let it go and do something else!  So I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo and cut out a jelly fish.  I then covered the pieces with Duo Gel by ThermoWeb.  Let that dry and then foiled using Lapis Watercolor foil from ThermoWeb and Purple Sketch foil from Brutus Monroe.  I designed the tongue-in-cheek sentiment myself.  I colored it with black marker and then using embellishment mousse from Tonic Studios I colored that a bit.  I finished it off with some Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer also from Tonic Studios. 


Here you can see the shine of the foil and a bit of glittery goodness on the sentiment.  This card was a joy to create!  I hope it inspires you to have some fun with stuff in your stash as it did me!

Friday, June 21, 2024

Color My Heart Color Dare #606

  Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  Color My Heart Color Dare #606 is up and ready for your fun and creativity!

This challenge is....


I used Journey, Royal and Capri.


My card features a stencil and texture paste from Brutus Monroe, the new Foil Fusion images from Tonic Studios as well as sentiments.  

Hope you join us!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #761

 Hello friends.  Thank you so much for stopping by - the latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a great one from Debbie.  I used it 3 times.  You will absolutely recognize it when you see the cards posted here or on Facebook and/or Instagram.

But first....


I hate making sympathy cards but they tend to be the prettiest.  This one features the new Foil Fusion images from Tonic Studios as well as their new embossing folder called Botanical Beauty.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. 

I hope to see you over at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog - come join us!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Tuesday Morning Sketches #760

 Hello!  Thank you for stopping by.  The latest sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's a fun one.  But honestly, I cheated.  I created this sketch based on last month's Tonic Studios craft kit.

Check out my candy box card...


What could be better than chocolates!  I wished these were real while I made this card! I would have loved to nibbled on a few of these while making this card.


And here's this little shaker bit I made...


Isn't this cute!?  I love how this turned out.  I hope you love it, too.  Please join us in the fun.  We'll see you over at the TMS blog!