Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sending a (Summer) Smile

Good Morning friends.  It is Tuesday again, so we another sketch for you.  This week's sketch is brought to us by Debbie.  Isn't it a nice, classical look? I really like it!

Our sponsor this week is Pink and Main. Michelle's Pink and Main shop has wonderful stamps for cards, scrapbooks and planners.  She also has a great selection of dies at very reasonable prices!  The prize for some lucky participant is $15 store credit.

Here's the sketch we'll be working with....

 Before we get too far along with our sketch, I'd like to share a couple of photos from this past Friday (27 May 2016):

Yep, that's The Boy at his high school graduation. He is officially a graduate (and as of the writing of this blog down in FL with about a dozen of his friends and fellow graduates), and will be starting college in August. We are very proud of this young man.

Now,  please join us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. We'd love to see what you do with our beautiful sketch. (Can you believe another month of this year is ending today? The year is flying by!!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Look at Wednesday

Howdy TMS friends! I am running a bit late this week. Thinks have been busy around my household. Thank you so much for stopping by (even if a day late).  The new sketch is brought to you from Jessi.  I think this is so much fun and so versatile as you'll see by the amazing design team.  

The sponsor is our own Melissa this week - in honor her sweet daughter who graduates this week. The prize will be everything Hollyanne reminds Melissa of (sound like fun, doesn't it?).

Here's the sketch.....
There are actually two DT members who have children graduating this week. Melissa's Hollyanne and my Collin are graduating high school. Debbie Foster's daughter is graduating in a couple of weeks. Busy, busy time for everyone. In addition, we are sadly having to say good-bye to DT member, Lee, who is going to be quite busy packing and preparing to move back to the USA. We are going to miss Lee, but glad she is coming "home."

I created a tri-fold card for my sketch. It doesn't HAVE to be tri-fold as you could simply use different papers for each side of a flat card instead. However, I thought the flat card would be fun. I used white card for the base and striped DP for each side and the inside. My image, which I colored with Copic markers, is matted with solid blue card. The sentiment is computer generated and cut with an oval die.

Hope you will be able to join us this week. Check out all the DT samples at our web site, Tuesday Morning Sketches. 

See you next week. Hopefully things will have settled down a bit and I'll be back on schedule again. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Crafty Sentiments on Tuesday Morning

Good Morning TMS friends!  Thank you so much for joining us today.  We have a great sketch - I think so anyway.  It's basic with so many options!  You'll be inspired by the team's cards.

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments.  This shop is a sweet little shop with rubber stamps, digital stamps, embellishments and lots of other things to help you create beautiful cards.  

They are offering 3 digital images of your choice from their web store.

Now, here is our wonderful sketch from this week:

I know this is a busy time. A number of us on the design team have/had graduations this month, so we understand time constraints, but if you are lucky enough to be able to spend time in your crafting space, we'd love for you to join us in this week's challenge. This is a super sketch, and I know it is going to be one that you will want to add to your "go to" collection. Stop by the Tuesday Morning blog and see what the design team have done.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #361

Good morning friends! Thank you for joining me this week. We have a fun sketch by Patti (who is also our sponsor this week). It is quite versatile (as you will see from the DT samples).

Here is our sketch for this week:


And last of all, here is the wonderful prize that Patti is offering:
  Lots of good stuff, eh? Take a few minutes to go over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look at the wonderful (and diverse) cards the DT have made. You will really enjoy all the wonderful talent and the various ways the team have interpreted this lovely sketch.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday Morning with Henry

Good Morning friends!  Thank you for joining me for another Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch challenge.  Our sketch this week is another fantastic one from team mate Debbie Foster.

Here's the sketch...

Our sponsor this week is Patti and she's offering the cutest stamp set to one randomly drawn winner.  This is a CTMH stamp set called Balloon Animals.  This one would be so fun to play with. My son learned to do balloon "art," so this set reminded me of him, and I had to smile. 

For my card this week, I have used a pre-printed image from a Hugs with Henry découpage card kit. I have used a solid blue card as my base, and the two designer papers are from a pad by Pebbles. The ribbon is from my stash.

This is another wonderful sketch. I know everyone will have a fun time with it. We look forward to seeing your card entered in our weekly challenge. I honestly think this has been one of the best years for TMS from both the standpoint of great sketches and the standpoint of VERY lovely entries. Seeing LOTS of great talent each week, so keep it coming!

Have a great week. See you on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jillian by Lacy Sunshine

Good Morning TMS friends.  Thank you for joining me for another great sketch. This week's sketch was designed for us by Debbie and it's definitely another go to sketch.

Our sponsor this week is another new one to the TMS family of sponsors.  Please welcome Lacy Sunshine!

Lacy Sunshine  Stamps offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your paper crafting needs. 

All images from Lacy Sunshine are  created and hand drawn by  Heather Valentin, a professional artist, muralist and  illustrator.

Isn't that a pretty sketch that Debbie has provided for us this week? You will be surprised at all the different ways it can be interpreted. In fact, you MUST go to the Tuesday Morning Blog and see what all the DT have done this week. I think you will be greatly inspired.

My card this week uses a Lacy Sunshine image called Jillian.

I have colored my image with Copic markers, and I've used a white card base with a green card mat. My DP is from my miscellaneous stash. I'm sorry that I could not get a good photo because the paper is a pretty cream with pinkish colored flowers and green leaves. I've used a cream/tan for the punched piece across the card and green satin ribbon (no brand name is given on the spool) on top of the punched piece. The fish tail pieces in the upper part are made from the green ribbon. I have added pink pearls to the upper right side of the card and on each of the fishtail pieces.

I enjoyed using this sketch, and I know you will, too. We look forward to having you join in this week's challenge.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Fairy Nice Tuesday

Good Morning!  Thank you for joining us this week.  The sketch is ready and waiting for you to do great things with it!
Our sponsor this week is new to us and so fabulous!  A Day for Daisies is joining us and we are absolutely thrilled.  

The prize is a $12 shopping voucher - which is 3 digi stamps of the winners choice!

Here's the sketch....

I have used a delightful image called Vintage Fairy Ring Three. She was a delight to color with my Copic markers (as are all of A Day for Daisies images).  My base card is blue with a floral patterned paper from a 6x6 paper pad.  The plaid piece across the card is from the same pad. My butterfly embellishment is from Michael's Crafts. I have used a light coating of Stickles on the wings of my little fairy girl.

Please join us this week at the TMS blog. As you saw above, ADFD is providing a fantastic prize for some lucky lady (or gent) this week. I do so like ADFD images and can't get enough of them myself, so do enter your card for a chance at these wonderful images.