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Happy Tuesday All! We are off and running on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog and here is this week’s new sketch.

Working again with my SCT sampler from I believe July 2018 I created this fun card with some Doodlebug pieces and papers in the sampler.

These are just too darn cute! I believe the sentiment is from Stampin up which I embossed with white onto black and then added in some enamel dots and some die cut circles from my stash.

I hope you like it and please come over to the blog and play along with us!

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TMS #593

Hey everyone! It’s my favorite sketch up on the blog today at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

This is the one that I picked!

Here is my card!

I loved using the Doodlebug Sweet Summer collection from my 2018 July SCT sampler! It’s just so fun and bright! I added a few enamel dots from my collection to go with it.

I hope you will stop by the TMS blog to see what the rest of the DT has created and to play along with us!

Entered into these challenges:

Through the Craftroom Door: Anything goes

A Bit More Timne To Craft: Anything Goes

Cards, Design Team

TMS #592

BRRRR! It’s a cold day here in Calgary folks! I hope it is warm where you are. If you are inside and looking for some scrappy inspiration…we have a great sketch up at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

We are using Patti’s favorite this week!

I love this sketch. It is such a great one to use, especially if you want to do a lot of cards in a short amount of time…it has great simple elements that you can keep simple or go to town on!

I created another Valentine’s card. I had this gorgeous vintage piece that I knew I wanted to use and so I just built my card around that. I used some washi for the lines and some paper from American Crafts xoxo collection. A simple word sticker and some nuevo drops to finish it off.

Now, head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created for you with this great sketch to see how versatile it is! Don’t forget to play along with us!

Cards, Me Stuff

Love me

I don’t normally make Valentine’s Day cards…’s more of a Hallmark holiday to me than anything else, but I had these few things on my desk that have been sitting there forever and I was resolved to use them….one was this dotted paper from Stampin Up that I’ve had for years, and the other was the brick wall die cut that was given to me in a swap and lastly was this quote from my favorite musical. I wondered how I could bring the three of them together. I love a good scrapping challenge!

I took the dotted paper and inked it with some distress oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany. I added some water sprinkles, just for an extra layer of interest. I then put the brick wall die cut over top of that. Then it was just a matter of adding a couple different hearts from my stash (I love that foil one) and some enamel dots. The sentiment is from the Ink Road’s Subway Art Lover’s Movie Quotes. I love this stamp set! I am a big movie buff and it has some of my favorite lines and I really enjoy trying to fit them into different card styles! As I said, this particular quote is from my all time favorite musical The Phantom of the Opera!!!

I really like how this turned out.

Entered into these challenges:

As You Like it Challenge: Your favorite ….this stamp set is one of my very favorite ones to use!

Aud Sentiments: Sending Love + A sentiment

Double D Challenges: Valentine Love : I used the red/pink and black colors as well as the hearts and the dots on the glasses for inspiration

Mod Squad: All about Love

Scrapping our Stash: Love is in the Air

Try it on Tuesday: Falling in Love

Simon Says Stamp: Love and Hearts

Heart to Heart Challenges: All you need is Love


TMS #591 Melissa’s favorite

The first tuesday of February is here people! Glad you can join me as we highlight our new challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches, which this week is Melissa’s favorite sketch from 2020.

This is a pretty sketch. I can see why she picked it.

So for my card, I was playing around with my SCT sampler for May 2018 (yep! That’s how far behind I am in everything!).

I do believe that I used the Be You and Let Your Heart Decide collections from PinkFresh that were part of the kit. I added a few Nuevo dots and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. I grouped a bunch of the die cuts that were included in the kit to make my focal point and then used some peach cardstock from my stash.

Head on over to the blog and see the awesome projects that the DT has created for this one!


UYS #415 Hearts

Good day one and all. Yay! It’s February and my birthday month so pretty excited even if I can’t go to Nashville as originally planned to celebrate my birthday. Soon I hope.

Our newest challenge at Use Your Stuff is up on the blog and in honor of love month, our theme is Hearts!

I have a scrap card for you, just made from bits and bobs in my box (and it’s getting down..I can almost see the bottom!)

So the heart piece that I used was cut down from a 5×7 Simple Stories album card that I just wanted the hearts for! All the rest were just pieces from various collections and the sentiment was cut from a stamp by Ink Road Stamps called Subway Art Lover Movie Quotes (love this stamp).

Come on over to the blog and play along with us ok! We can’t wait to see what you create!


CCC- Ribbon or Twine

Sorry everyone! This post is late!

Our January theme is on the blog for Christmas Craft Creations and you just need to head over to play along….what is the challenge you ask??

This month’s prize is a brand new Cozy Christmas stamp set, generously donated by Boryana. The prize winner will be picked randomly from among those entrants who have followed all the rules. Rules are in the side bar of the blog if you need a refresher.

Here is my card!

The paper is from my stash christmas box. The sentiment and the cute little cozy cups are from Lawn Fawn’s Love you a Latte collection. The red twine that I used for this one is from American Crafts. I cut the die cut ovals with one of my faves, my good ol’ CC Designs Oval die. a cute little card to send to someone on a cold day.

Now head on over to the blog and get in on this month’s challenge to win that great prize and also to see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

Cards, Design Team

TMS#589 Debi’s Favorite

Hey Everyone! This week we are working with Debi’s favorite sketch on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog! which is this fun Tall & Skinny one from March 10th!

This is what I came up with for this go round.

I used the Echo Park COFFEE collection to do this card. I really wanted to finish the paper pack and had just enough, although I still have a lot of the frames/tags and die cuts left over for some other projects. I also added some American Craft cording to the tag.

Now time to head on over to the blog to see the rest of the great DT creations!

Cards, Design Team

TMS #588 Debbie’s Favorite

Hi everyone! I’m here for this week’s sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and we are highlighting Debbie’s favorite for the year~!

It’s a great design and easy to incorporate any type of card for this!

I really like how this one turned out. I was just using bits and bobs from my scraps box and just found that all these pieces fit so well together!

The DT has created some lovely projects with the sketch this week so be sure to check out the blog and play along with us! You can also check out the July post where we first featured this sketch here

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January Sheetload of Cards by Call Me Crafty Al

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing with you a couple of my January Sheetload of Cards that I made using the Call me Crafty Al sketch and printables.

Crafty Al makes these free to everyone who subscribes and they are so awesome if you are the type of person that likes to mass produce a bunch of cards at a time or even work on one. She tells you how to do both!

You need to head to this link and find out how you can get in on all the fun for this month, which also includes some great printable sentiments. You can check out a wide assortment of her fun videos on her YouTube channel as well.

I kept pretty much to the sketch for mine but there are so many ways that you can alter it to fit your style….instead of the banner, you could use just a border punch, you could add small embellishments, use a picture instead of the sentiment and add the sentiment elsewhere….it’s yours to play with.

For the first card, I made the batch of 9 that the instructions give you and kept it pretty plain as I was mailing these out as part of a swap for Splitcoaststampers. I used some of the Simple Stories Autumn Splendor line and then just some cardstock from my stash. These printables are fabulous and they are free from Crafty Al as part of the January Sheetload. You get a lot!

I don’t remember the paper for the second one, but it was in my box and I decided to use the single card instructions as I was using 6×6 paper. I also added just a few of the little enamel hearts that I had sitting on my desk

Either way, the instructions are easy to follow and she tells you all the measurements and pretty much everything you need to know…it’s cardmaking at its easiest!

I hope you will stop by her YouTube channel, subscribe and get lost in all the great videos she has…there are so many sheetloads to choose from and it’s a great way to start off your cardmaking for 2021!