Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hello TMS friends!  Welcome to another fun sketch challenge.  Our sketch this week is from Debbie and it's full of great elements!
Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  The prize is a $12 shopping voucher.

Here's the sketch:....


While I didn't get one of Di's adorable images this week, please take a look at her web store. She has some really cute designs. 
I have used a Mo Manning image colored with Copic markers. The papers are from an 8x8 DCWV pad. I've used a white card base, red card for matting and the DP from DCWV. The little flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is a wooden cutout from a pack of wooden words that I got from Michael's Crafts.
Please join us this week and use Debbie's wonderful sketch to create a card of your own then post it to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  
Have a great week, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Here Kitty Kitty

TMS #360

Good Morning friends and followers!  Thank you so much for joining me for another Tuesday Morning sketch challenge.  This sketch is by Jessi and it's so much fun!  Can you just see all the possibilities? If not, then you are going to want to stop by the blog and see what the DT have done with it.

We're sponsored by one of TMS' favorite sponsors - Sami Stamps.  Samantha, the owner creates her own lovely digital images - each have a personality of their very own.  You will surely find something you like in her Etsy shop.

Here's the sketch...

 For my card today, I used the adorable image called Tower of Whiskers.

 I did not originally intend for this card to be so muted and monochromatic, but it ended up that way. I think I would prefer a little more color, but the less colorful papers make the adorable image POP! Having been on Sami's DT at one time (before time constraints forced me to have to step down), I know that Sami likes kitty images as much as I like Kitties! I personally live with a gray and white, a tan and brown, a calico and a solid black -- a wide variety -- and while I didn't try matching my own kitties in the image, I did try for a wide variety.

I used the aqua card weight for my base card, and laid a piece of gray DP from a Recollections pad on top. For the slightly tilted piece, I used a wide dotty white and aqua ribbon. I inked around the image piece with Color Box aqua and adhered it to the card with pop dots so that it fit up over the ribbon. Lastly, instead of buttons (as in the sketch), I used a sticker I found in my stash. I mounted the sticker onto a scrap piece of the base card and punched it out because the sticker was transparent, and I didn't want the background to show through it. I adhered the circle with adhesive on one side and a pop dot on the other to make it level with the image.

We hope you've been enjoying the new sketches that we provide each week. We are having lots of fun with them ourselves. Also, we love seeing the entries each week using the sketches, so consider playing along with us. You may just be a lucky winner! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sweet Ribbon and Button Girl

Tuesday Morning Sketches #359

Good Morning you wonderful friends and followers!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is feeling refreshed and ready to join TMS for another fun sketch.  The family and I celebrated the US Independence day quietly as the 100 degree temps just were not inviting for picnics or fireworks. It was nice to just be able to relax, though, with no one having to rush off to work!

This week's sketch is brought to us by Patti.  This one will give you the opportunity to bring out some stashed embellishments or showcase some beautiful patterned paper.

We're sponsored by Jennifer Tomasic, CTMH demonstrator.  She'll be offering this stamp set to the randomly drawn winner.

Living in Pictures
Here is the super sketch:
Have fun with this sketch and then hop on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog and show us what you've done. We always love seeing how our friends interpret the sketches that we create and use.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jenny Giraffe

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #358

Good Morning friends.  Thank you for joining me for another sketch challenge.  Today's sketch is by Debbie and it's a really fun one.  I loved it and I know you will, too.

Our sponsor this week is returning and resident sponsor, DRS Designs.  We love DRS Designs, their stamps are wonderful!  Such a wide variety of deeply etched red rubber stamps available in mounted and unmounted for your ease.  The prize is a $10 voucher.
Here is our sketch:
My image is adorable Jenny Giraffe.  I used her for a baby card (she would also look adorable colored in either pink or blue colors, but I needed to keep her neutral). She would also look cute for a child's birthday card or even an inspiration card ("keep your chin up" or stamp a tree limb full of leaves and say "reach high"). Anyhoo, I did the baby card using a neutral green and cream color theme. I colored Jenny with my Copic markers and the designer papers are by DCWV. (Please ignore the gold at the bottom and one side of my card. I could not find my easel that I usually use, so draped the card over a standing picture I have in my craft room and a little of the frame showed.)
We would like very much for you to join us with this challenge. Hop over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and have a look at the other DT cards, then show us your interpretation of this lovely sketch. You have until next Sunday to make up your card and posted it on the TMS blog. 
Have a great week!

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.