Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Easter Chick

 Welcome to Tuesday Morning Sketches. This week we are featuring Tangii's favorite sketch from last year. I think a tilted layer always adds artistic interest.  Unless you are OCD, as I told a class I conducted recently, 

I love to make Easter cards. They are so cheerful and who doesn't love the cute little animals. Is there anything more adorable than baby chicks? I remember as a child sitting next to a box of cute little fuzzy yellow chicks and cuddling them. Unfortunately, my Dad never let me keep one as a pet.

The blue papers are from SU's Country Gingham. I found the piece of yellow with chicken tracks in my scrap box. The chick is from Stampin" UP! Welcome Easter, I think now retired. The sentiment is from Unity Stamps. 

Inside I did a computer made sentiment and added another baby chick--also a SU retired stamp.

We would love for you to share your creations with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Wednesday, February 22, 2023


Cardz 4 Guyz new challenge is "Sporting Chance", use something sports referenced on a card.

We have a friend who recently had a serious heart attack and ended up with 2 heart stents. He is now in a heart rehab program. I want to send him an encouragement card.

I know they do a lot of stationary bike exercises in rehab. This image from Creative Expressions is perfect for that. You can't see from this. picture but I used a silver gel pen to highlight some of the bike areas. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Inc. I sponged on some blue with a "cloud" stencil and added a strip of green patterned paper from the scrap box. On the inside, I wrote "wheel your way back to good health"

With this sentiment, I think it could also be used for someone training for a triathalon.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Pretty Birthday

 Welcome Tuesday Morning Sketches fans. We continue the favorites of our design team. Today's sketch if by Melissa and is Tammy's favorite.

Continuing my carnation theme birthday cards.

The pink papers were in the scrap box. The carnation is a digi. I added a white ribbon at the seam of the 2 papers. The sentiment is SU! and 3 pink sequins. 

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hop on over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and check out the other design team cards. Then, share your creation with us.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Easter Chicks

Can you believe Valentine's Day is over? Time to start on those cute Easter cards. I one to share today for Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge. These chicks always make me smile so I hope they bring cheer to a hospitalized kid.

The papers and sentiment are from Stampin" UP!.

Also entering at Let's Craft and Create challenge to add a sentiment

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


 Happy Tuesday! Today at Tuesday Morning Sketches we are featuring a sketch by Debbie that is Raechelle's favorite.

I have a commission to make 50 cards for a women's sorority group that sends birthday cards to their members. Their flower is a carnation. I do not have a carnation stamp but I found a pretty precolored digital carnation on Etsy. This is just one. They will not all be the same.

Black card base. Polka dots paper from my stash.I printed out the carnation and trimmed it down and backed it with black. Centering the carnation with a black border makes it pop. The sentiment is SU!

Come check out the design team inspirations and share your own creation.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Masculine Valentine

 This weeks challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is Valentines for a Guy.

I like to use Kraft card bases for masculine cards. I cut a rectangle of Vanilla card stock, tore the edges, faintly stamped a script, inked the edge with Tim Holtz Tea Die ink. I stamped on some red splotches with Stampin' Up!'s old Gorgeous Grunge stamp. The LOVE die cut is from Kraft paper. I added 3 punched hearts and then a twine bow.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Another Valentine

 Seriously? It seems we just hung the new calendar and here we are turning up the first page to another new month. 

Tuesday Morning Sketches is spending the first few weeks of the year with design team favorite sketches from 2022. This week is Patti's favorite.

I am still making Valentines. I love the pretty colors and cheerfulness of them.

These are all Stampin" Up! papers. I used a small dot E/F on the pink strip. i thought I was all done but kept giving it the "squint" test knowing it just needed something. I decided on that pink ribbon. It makes all the difference.

I hope you join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches sharing your creation. 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

FMS Challenge

It has been awhile since I've entered a challenge. We vacationed in Belize for a week. Then I did a scrapbook of the pictures we took. Now I have a commission for 50 birthday cards for a women's sorority whose flower is carnation. Breaking out a new unbranded (from Amazon) carnation stamp and using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. here is one of the birthday cards.

The background paper is from a yard sale find so no credit. The purple shimmer vellum is from SU!. I stamped the carnation several times using a Stamparatus until is was dark enough to show through to the front. The butterflies are in the same carnation stamp set. I used a trimmed off piece of the pattern paper to stamp the sentiment--also from SU!

Here is FMS sketch