Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches #562

Hello!  And thank you for stopping by.  Do we have a special week this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches!  It is on this very day 11 years ago that I posted the very first sketch.  Yes!  TMS is 11 years old.  I can't believe how quickly time flies.  I remember talking to an old crafty friend, Melyssa Connelly months before I started TMS, telling her how much I admired her for being able to draw card sketches.  She said she knew I could do it, too.  Then with some other encouragement from another crafty friend, Tami Mayberry, I started to work on building TMS.  My sisters were my first design team.  There have been many talented ladies on this team and I am thankful to each of them for helping me keep TMS alive and inspiring others.

It's only fitting that on this 11th birthday that we dust off the very first sketch.  Let's play with it again!  My card features the June Mini Delight - Victorian stamp set.  This is a layering set of two stamps to make this adorable house.  I also used Washi Patterns stamp set by MFT that probably retired like 5 years ago.  I also used a little heart die by Pink & Main and Sentiment Strips die by Avery Elle.  The card stock is Pale Plum and Perfect Plum by Stampin' Up!.

It's a fun little card.  I really wanted a sentiment that lent to our current situation as COVID-19 still messes up life plans.  But I gave up and used the little hello in the Mini Delight stamp set.

I do hope I'll see you over at the TMS blog.  Be sure to leave the team some love and while you're there, you might as well play along.  We have 6 prizes for our US players only.  One of them is the new Tim Holtz travel platform.

10 Encouraging Thoughts:

KT Fit Kitty said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you, Melissa! I'm so glad you took the plunge to start Tuesday Morning Sketches 11 years ago - this was such a fun sketch and it is timeless! Your card is beautiful and I like the idea of the washi tape stamping - I thought it was washi tape! Wishing TMS continued success!

Debi said...

I thought that was washi tape, too! It looks great and perfect for the sketch. The houses are so cute! It would be perfect for new neighbors.
Nice job!

Hetty said...

Congratulations on 11 years, Melissa.
Fun to do the very first sketch again and what a pretty card this is.
Would have loved to see the first card too!!

Gail said...

I love these houses! This is a great use of the Sketch--- a great card for a new home owner as well - Congrats on 11 years of blog for Tuesday Morning Sketches Melissa - and thank you for the lovely opportunity to win a prize - never saw a TIM glass travel platform--- that is one nice prize among the others! Have a blessed week!

Margreet said...

Congrats on 11 years of TMS, Melissa.
Would be fun if you had showed your first card too.
This one is awesome. Love the washitape stamping.
xxx Margreet

Tammy L said...

I totally love that you chose to do stamping for your strips..this works so great with your focal image! Really great card!

Debbie said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations on 11 yrs of wonderful sketches!! Glad to be a part of this team!!
Awesome card! I love the house stamp!

Patti said...

This sketch has been really fun congrats Melissa on 11 years I love this card I really thought it had washy tape on it!,

Freubelmina said...

I love you’re sketches Melissa, this one is also adorable.
Congratulations on your 11th anniversary.
your card is very beautiful.
Love, Wilma xx

Andrea W said...

A BIG Congrats for making it 11 years! Your card is wonderful and those patterned washi stamps are really cool.

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