Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bear-ly Here for 2CCC Challenge

It's that time again..........time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  We're being sponsored this time by Jan's Digital Stamp Shop.  Come on over and play along for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from Jan's shop.  (By the way.....Jan has a sale on Christmas images going on in her shop right now.  Be sure and check it out!)

This is a bear.......a bear for Christmas - or actually just any kind of bear.  I used mine for a Christmas card though.  Added a little embossing, some Christmas patterned paper, a couple of tags from a Newton's Nook die and a bit of ribbon.  I also used the Pre-Colored version of Jan's image.  

Now, the reason I'm saying I'm bear-ly here..........All is good and I'm "here" just fine, but.........I'm going to be taking a break from blogging.  This will be the only DT I'm staying on (mainly because I'm co-coordinator and Connie said I wasn't allowed to leave just yet)!  I did drop the other design teams and am sad about that because both Pammie's Inky Pinkies and Jan's Digi's are both wonderful design teams to be on.  I just feel like I have to take a break from it all right now and it wasn't fair to ask Pam and Jan to let me disappear for a while.  I've been feeling like everything I do lately is looking the same so guess I'm a little burned out now and need a break!  I'm sure I'll be back soon and also probably having all my cards look alike once again!!!!!  Oh well............
But, I will be back on the first of each month for my card for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazy Challenges so it's not like you'll never see me again.  Otherwise I just won't be around in Blogland.  I will probably be posting a few cards on Instagram so check over there ever so often and you may see me.   

Thanks for stopping by........

Monday, June 29, 2020

Smiling Plants - PIP Challenge

I don't know about your plants, but the only time mine smile is when they get water and sunshine.  Of course, I smile then too.  

Time again for a Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge and we have something a little different for you this time.......A Clean and Simple challenge!  Come on over and enter your clean and simple project or card for a chance to win a wonderful prize from our sponsor, Newton's Nook!

I'm embarrassed to say how many times I had to take this picture and it still looks a little funky to me.  After getting an actual pain in the neck from it all, I called it a day and said it is what it is.  I used an older set of Newton Nooks stamps called Newton's Day Dream.  I stamped, colored, and added twine.  The little bird was stamped, cut out, and popped up on dimensionals.  

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and enter our Clean and Simple challenge.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Happy Flowers

I probably went a little overboard using this stamp from Simon Says Stamp, but I was having fun!   I bit the bullet and bought a set of watercolors from Altenew - and I'm in love!  I don't know if I'm any better using watercolors but I'm trying and actually even liked the looks of these cards using them.  Here's a couple of cards I've made so far.  I'm still a work in progress........

 The strip sentiments are also from Simon Says Stamp and they're already done - you just cut them apart and pop on the card.  Easy!

Thanks for stopping by............

Monday, June 22, 2020

It's NOT the end.......Yet

A real quick card here - and a sad but true story.  My sister in law recently found out she has breast cancer.......She's 80 years old - and MAD!  It's like she said - at 80 years old I should be worrying about dying of natural causes and NOT having breast cancer!  She's so mad she can't even see straight.  She's one of these ladies that blows and goes continually and just never stops!  She travels, shops, works part time, and is super busy all the time and I  think the main reason she's so mad about having this is because it's going to slow her down - for a while anyway - and she doesn't have time for that.  

I really think about the only thing that would cheer her up right now would be for someone to bring her a truck load of wine - maybe two truck loads!    Since I can't do that I thought I'd send her this card instead.  

Thanks for stopping by...........

Friday, June 19, 2020

A Little Bit Of Christmas - Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge

We're still going full force over at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge and would love for you to come play along with us.  It's an anything goes challenge.  Be sure and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Jan's shop.

I used one of Jan's new releases - and we're talking about a little bit of Christmas.  It's never too early to begin on Christmas cards.  This one is so pretty and I used the colored version of it.   If you're in a hurry at Christmas the pre-colored digis are the way to go.  The image is called Christmas in July and the sentiment is from another Christmas set by Jan.  

Thanks for stopping by.............

Monday, June 15, 2020

Gnome One Like You - PIP Challenge

Pammie's Inky Pinkie's Challenges starts up again today and we'd love for you to come on over and play along.  We're being sponsored by Sheep Ski Designs who so graciously provided us with images to use today.  It's an Anything Goes challenge so play along with us for a chance to win a wonderful prize package.

There are gnomes all over blogland it seems but this is actually my very first one.  I have bought another set since though and that's where the sentiment came from for my card.  I kept it clean and simple to highlight that cute little gnome.  Colored him with Copics, did a little distress inks for the background, added the clouds, and then mounted him on fun stripe paper.

Thanks for stopping by..............and be sure and check out our Challenge!


Friday, June 12, 2020

Old White-y

The last truck Jim had was red but with red apples and a red truck it all started looking the same.  So, I went back a few more years and thought I'd do his white truck - White-y (not a very original name for sure)!    White-y probably had 200,000 miles on it when it finally bit the dust but to be honest, I think he kept setting the mileage back in case he ever decided to trade it!  White-y LOOKED like it had about 200,000 miles on it too!  Maybe even more.  It saw a lot in it's lifetime.  (Oh, and yes, we always named our vehicles - doesn't everyone)!

This is a very old Stamping Up stamp.   I used watercolors and colored the apples, basket, grass, etc.(can you even see the apples!!!!!!) and  kept the truck itself an off gray/white.  The sentiment is from Simon Says stamp.  

Thanks for stopping by..........and have a great weekend.