Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #413

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is doing well and your week is off to a great start.  I know this is the week you've all been waiting for! 


Here is this week's sketch....




And the theme this week.... Use your stamps!  Pretty easy, right?  But to be very clear, your focal image must be stamped.  No digital images or die cut focal images.

Our sponsor this week is My Sweet Petunia.  Yep!  One random winner will win the choice of an Original MISTI or Mini MISTI!


Everyone who linked by 8pm EST at the close of each challenge is eligible to win.  Because I couldn't get the link tool to merge week 1 with the remaining weeks, I will be renumbering everyone, but if you've participated all 4 weeks, your name is "in the hat" 4 times.

Now let's see what great cards the team made to share with you...

I am so pleased with all the cards my team created!  They are the best team members ever!  Please be sure to visit their blogs and leave them some love.



Monday, July 24, 2017

And the winner is.....

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  They do go by so quickly.  Did you all enjoy the sketch?  I saw you all pull out your scraps of papers, strips of ribbons and gorgeous washi tapes.  You all did so great!  As always, you make it so difficult to pick a favorite.  But before we talk about favorites, lets see who won the stamp set.  The envelope might contain some other fun things like ribbon and other embellishments.

The winner is...


#48 BK Cards
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** applause **

Congratulations BK!  Please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com.  Please ensure you put "Winner TMS #412 Stamp set" in the subject box and send your mailing address.

Now we can talk about favorites...

Carol's favorite
Card by #37 MaryAnne

Wanda's favorite
Card by #35 Beverly Sizemore

Jenee's favorite
Card by #44 Amy Marshall

Debbie's favorite
Card by #50 Colinda

Janice's favorite
Card by #51 Theresa P

Melissa's favorite
Card by #46 Lynne in NI

Have a fantastic Monday and we'll see you tomorrow with our last sketch for our celebration and the grand prize!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #412

Hi All!  Are you having fun with our anniversary challenges?  I've loved looking at all your designs.  You all are amazing!

This week's sketch is super clean and simple...



This week's theme is:  Embellishments

The prize this week is a fun stamp set by Kaiser Craft...



Here's what this amazing team created....

This sketch is perfect to feature your collection of washi tapes or use up some scraps of papers.  Have fun with this!  You have until Sunday, 8pm EST to link up.  Anything linked after that time - we will love seeing it but it will not be considered for the prize drawing.



Monday, July 17, 2017

And the winner is....

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great week.  It sure shows that you did with all the great cards you submitted.  I'm really sorry about the link up tool, it is not working as I expected and I'm working with the team at InLinkz to fix this - otherwise, I'll have to be creative.  But the link up will remain live but I draw precisely at 8pm EST for the prize.  If you linked after that it is not eligible for the prize draw.

The winner of the beautiful Christmas gift pack is....

#14 Theresa's Studio
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** applause **

Congratulations Theresa!  Please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com and enter "Winner TMS #411 Christmas Gift" in the subject box.

And our favorites this week....

Jenee's favorite
Card by #20 Stamping Kitty

Debbie's favorite
Card by #27 Stamping Kitty

Janice's favorite
Card by #7 Lisa Lynn

Melissa's favorite
Card by #13 Ink, Paper, Scissors

We'll see you all tomorrow with another fun sketch and theme.  Have a great Monday!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #411

Good Morning!  I hope everyone's week is off to a great start.  We had some pretty strong storms last night which made it fun to just snuggle on the couch til bedtime.  Which is generally how I spend my evenings while I wait for my son to get home from work.  I cat nap until he gets home because I can't get into a restful sleep until I know he's home safe.  

So here's the sketch for this week.... It's so pretty!



Our required theme this week is.... Christmas in July.

Here's the prize one lucky random winner will get...


And here's what the team created to inspire you....




Patti



Wanda



Okay - it's your turn!  We can't wait to see what you make.  So lower the temp on your AC, put on your favorite sweater and whip up a cup of hot cocoa and have some fun!


Monday, July 10, 2017

And the winner is....

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  You all created some gorgeous cards to share with us.  Thank you for starting our month long celebration off with a bang!  I am so excited that you want to share this milestone with us.

The prize is already in an envelope ready to be mailed.  Who will the lucky winner be?  Before we get to that announcement, however, I need to take a moment of your time to clarify the rules and why is the link available all month long.  Please read this carefully.

Sketches will run as they usually do.  They are available from Tuesday, 6 am ET to Sunday, 8 pm ET.  At precisely 8 pm I will do the random draw for the prize.  The sketch is done - there will be no more submissions allowed on that sketch.  If there were 30 entries - the random draw will be 1-30.  If there were other entries submitted after 8pm, these numbers will be excluded from the drawing.  On Monday, I will announce the winner of that prize as usual.  I'll post a new sketch on Tuesday as usual along with the theme.

I am unable to suspend the link, please understand although you're welcome to link, your entry will not count for any drawing.

If we get say 30 entries every week - that will mean 120 entries will be in the random drawing for the big prize to be given at the end of the month.

Also, to be eligible for any prize, you need to include the theme.  We picked themes that shouldn't exclude anyone.  They are pretty simple and pretty fun.  Our intention is to inspire you to use your imagination and maybe some supplies you haven't used in awhile or give an occasion for you to use something you've been waiting for the right moment to use.

Enough about housekeeping rules - let's announce the winner of that very fun die set from CC Designs.  As I said, it's ready to go!  The winner is.....

#23 SwedeMom
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** applause **

Congratulations SwedeMom!  Please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com and enter "Winner TMS #410 CCD's Die Set" in the subject box and include your mailing address.

And our favorite picks this week are...

Wanda's favorite
Card by #10 Heidi

Debbie & Carol's favorite
Card by #7 Georgiana

Melissa's favorite
Card by #30 Colinda


Again, thank you all for joining us and really kicking off this party like all good parties should be.  Have a great Monday and we'll see you tomorrow for another great sketch, theme and fun prize pack.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #410

Good Morning TMS friends!  We're so happy that you're here.  Happy 4th of July to all - I hope you're enjoying your family, friends, good food and stunning fireworks displays.  Maybe that was over the weekend.

Although this is fun day of celebration for America, it's a personal celebration for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  We're 8 years old!  It doesn't seem all that long that ago and it floors me that we're almost 400 sketches.  I say almost because we always revisit previous year's sketches.  It's been a lot of fun and I hope TMS is around for more years to come.

We have a special month planned - yes, we are celebrating all month long.  We'll feature new sketches each week and there will be a theme, too.  There will be a prize weekly and the link tool will remain open until the end of the month leading to the last week.  But one thing to note, even though the link will remain open, at precisely 8pm ET I will do the random draw and keep note of the numbers.  So no sneaking in those late entries.  This means you have up to 4 chances to win the prize at the end of the month.  It's a pretty big prize so you'll want to get in on that.  It's also a surprise so I won't say anymore on that.

This week's prize... (note C.C. Designs is not sponsoring)



Here's the Sketch....



And the theme is....

Use a die cut

Now, before we go looking through all the great cards our design team created, please give a warm welcome to our newest DT member, Carol!  She's been a faithful TMS player for a long time and we've long admired her work.  I am thrilled that she is joining us!

Alright that was a lot to read and some great cards to look at it!  Now it's your turn to let all your creativity out.  Have fun with this gorgeous sketch by Debbie, break out those dies and have some fun!