Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #264

Good Morning TMS friends.  We hope you're doing well.  Thank you so much for joining us today and help us to welcome back previous sponsor Zap Pow.  Owners Lizzie and Cassandra have created a store of digital stamps that are cheeky, fun and quite whimsical images and are great to work with.

The prize is 3 digis of the winner's choice.

Here's the sketch we're working with.  Easy sketch!

And here's what my amazing team has created....

featuring Olive You

I love my team's designs.  They did so great!!  Please leave a comment and let them know how you feel, too.  Better yet, go visit their blogs and leave the love.

Have fun!

Monday, August 25, 2014

And the winner is...

Good Morning TMS friends!  We hope you had a great weekend.  I know many of you are sending your kids back to school today.  For my kids, they've been back for 2 weeks already and football season starts this Friday.  Actually I think it started last week but Hollyanne wasn't benched, so she wasn't required to be there for the dance team.

Anyway, we're happy that you played along with us and of course, super happy that Sami Stamps was here to sponsor us.  Always a pleasure.

The winner of Sami's gift certificate is....

#14 Stephie S
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** applause **

Congratulations Stephie - please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com and please put "Winner TMS #263 Sami Stamps" in the subject box.  I promise I will answer your email as quickly as possible.  But be patient with me, sometimes this doesn't happen for several days.

We'll see everyone back here tomorrow with another fun sketch and returning sponsor Zap Pow.  Have a great Monday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #263

Hello TMS Friends!  It's Tuesday and we have a fun sketch created for you by Debbie.  We're also sponsored by Sami Stamps.  I love her images - they're fresh and fun!

The prize Sami will giving is a $12 Gift Certificate.  Nice!

So here's the sketch....

Before we get to the Design Team inspiration, I have a sad announcement to make.  Angela has stepped down from the team.  Angela has been on my team for 4 years, she joined me in 2010 around the time that TMS turned 1.  Wow!  It's amazing how time flies.  I wish Angela the very best as she takes this time to spend with her family.  I'm sure we'll still see her around.

And now it's time to be inspired by the best team ever....

featuring Poppies Bunch

featuring Poppies Bunch


And now it's your turn.  Please be sure to leave us comment, we'd love to hear from you.  Also, don't forget to visit the team's blogs, let them know how much you appreciate their hard work that they share with you every week.

Monday, August 18, 2014

And the winners are....

Good Morning TMS friends!  We hope you had a great weekend.  I am so glad to see that so many of you took on the watercolor challenge.  Not everyone did, and that's OK - but let me encourage you to try, it's so much fun.

Let's get right to the Winner and Top 5 announcements.  The winner of the seat of your choice at Online Creative Classes is....

#4 Carol L
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** gawking **

And the Top 5 are...

#3 One Messy Mama
#5 Myrna
#7 Maria Helena
#12 arteKatie
#14 Marianne
** yippee! **

Congratulations ladies, please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com.  Carol, please enter "Winner TMS #262 Online Creative Classes" in the subject box, Top 5 please enter "Top 5 TMS #262" in the subject box.  I will answer as quickly as I can.

Have a great Monday and we'll see you tomorrow with another great sketch and we're joined by Sami Stamps.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #262

Good Morning TMS friends!  Happy Tuesday and we're happy that it's time for a new sketch.  I personally love this sketch.  It's also time for the Judged Challenge.

But first, this week we're sponsored by Craft Classes Online (fomerly My Creative Classroom which has been closed).  

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Classes are advertised on the CCO website, but are paid for and held on individual instructor's blog/website. This enable instructors to have more freedom and flexibility in their independent businesses. 

Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their own home and on their schedule. 

In September we will relaunch our blog, My Creative Life 2014, where we issue challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the year.

We are excited to be sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We are bringing in more instructors throughout the fall, so check back often. Sign up for our newsletter. Visit us on our Facebook page, too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Workshop class valued at $25 or less.  Good Luck!

So let's get to the challenge.  Here's the sketch....

And as I said, it's the Judged Challenge.   The twist is Watercolor.  I have been watching tons of videos lately on watercolor by talented people such Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner and the nice lady (I don't know her name) from W Plus 9.  I've been dabbling here and there so I thought we could dabble together.  But this could mean using Gelatos, watercolors, Distress Inks or even stamps that look like watercolor.  Have fun with this!

And now for my wonderful design team...


Wow!  What a line up!  These are some really wonderful interpretations of the sketch as well as the twist.  Now it's your turn.  We can't wait to see what you create.

Monday, August 11, 2014

And the winner is....

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I sure did.  Friday was my birthday so I spent the entire day at Universal Studios with two of my kids (the other one wanted to stay home).  It took the rest of the weekend to recuperate and actually walk again like I should.  Whew!  But it was tons of fun.

I see you all had a fun with my sketch - your cards looked fabulous!  Thank you so much for playing along.  I also want to thank Mei for sponsoring.  The winner of the prize from Yours or Mine Paper Crafts is...

#7 Annie A.
** whoo-hoo ** cheers ** snaps **

Congratulations Annie!  Please email me at tuesdaymorningsketches at gmail dot com and enter "Winner TMS #261 Yours or Mine" in the subject box.  I promise to answer it as quickly as possible, but sometimes this doesn't work out even though I have the best of intentions.  I ask humbly for your patience.

Everyone have a great Monday and we'll see you back here tomorrow with a new sketch and the Judged Challenge Twist and we're sponsored by returning sponsor Creative Classroom.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #261

Good Morning TMS Friends!  We're so happy that you're here to join us for another fun sketch challenge.  This week the sketch is clean and simple or a really good jumping off point for something over the top.  I hear that CASual Fridays is taking a break for awhile, so here's a great sketch to get your CAS fix.

Our sponsor this week is returning sponsor Yours or Mine Paper Crafts.  Mei has a sweet little shop with all kinds of paper crafting treats.

So here's the sketch:

Before we get to the inspiration of my fabuloso team, I have an announcement to make.  Bonnie will be taking a leave of absence for the month of August.  I'm sure she'll still be crafting away and sharing on her blog so we'll still have a Bonnie inspiration fix.  We also have a new member joining us!  I am thrilled that Nina Forsyth has agreed to be a part of our team.  You may know her as Notes by Nina.  She's been a very loyal TMS player, a source of inspiration of us and just an all-around sweet person.  Welcome Nina!!

Now that you've had lots of eye candy - go create some eye candy for us to feast on!  Have fun!