Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sad News





Hello, my name is Tammy Hair and I have taken over the blog today to share with you the sad news that on Saturday, October 6, 2018, Lynn's husband, Jim Hayes, passed away. Over the last several years, Jim struggled with serious health issues and Lynn was his tireless devoted caregiver.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to:
St. Jude’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

If you would like to send your condolences and/or words of encouragement to Lynn, her mailing address is:
Lynn Hayes
PO Box 416
Hondo TX 78861-0416

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Guesting with a Frog!


 I'm so excited to announce that I'm the guest designer at The Male Room challenge!  What a wonderful honor and especially nice since I love making cards for males!

The theme for this challenge is My Bad/Sorry.   I don't know about you, but I can be very late getting out birthday cards so I always like to have a stack of them on hand.  I seem to be saying "sorry" a lot on cards lately.

This little guy just seems to fit the bill for a late birthday card for a guy. I stamped the background on vanilla card stock with Flores Suaves from Stampin' Up and then used some distress ink in Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn.  The star of the show though is that frog - isn't he the cutest!  He's from Technique Tuesday along with the flying insects and sentiment.  I topped him off with a birthday hat from Tim Holtz.

It looks like I must have frogs on my brain since my last post had one on it too!  I think they always make a cute card though and they always make me smile!

Thanks for stopping by..........and be sure and check out The Male Room!
Lynn




Monday, October 1, 2018

A Girl and Her Frog - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

It's time again for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  We'd love to have you come over and join us for the challenge.  All you have to do is create a card or project and feature a critter (animal) on it.  There's always a prize to be had too so take a peek at the blog.

This image is from Ching-Chou Kuik who is our sponsor this month.   I've colored it with Copics, framed it out and added a sentiment embossed on vellum  Ching-Chou Kuik has some really pretty images so check them out when you get a chance.

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

Monday, September 17, 2018

Witch Way.......

I'm finally using the little witch from that cute set of MFT stamps - but I do love that frog like on the previous card too.  Nothing scary about my witch though since she's decked out in purple and pink.  I'm thinking this almost has to go to one of the granddaughters with those colors being used.

Oh, and if she's really looking for the candy and it happens to be candy corn - I can tell her exactly where it is........In my tummy!  Yummy!!!!!

I'll enter this in the MFT Sketch Challenge.



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

Friday, September 14, 2018

Pumpkins Sprouting Frogs

All sorts of strange and weird things happen at Halloween - so why not have a pumpkin sprouting a frog.  I mean, we eat pumpkin pie and also eat frog legs, so why not........  I take all that back since I don't eat pumpkin pie OR frog legs.....Uck!  Anyway.........

It's almost time for Halloween and I'm trying to get mine done early this year because like it or not, Christmas is on the way!

I created a clean and simple card using Witch Way Is The Candy from My Favorite Things.  I masked the pumpkins and then colored the little frog, hand cut him out, and perched him on top of the middle pumpkin.  It looks a little like that pumpkin really did sprout the frog!  "Boo" was stamped and heat embossed on black cardstock.  Dimensional tape was added to both the sentiment and frog.  Last but not least, the google eyes were added. 

I'll enter this in the 2018 Superstar Challenge at MFT - Clean and Simple and also the challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.



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



Thursday, September 6, 2018

"Bear" With Me

Seems that in my life I go one step forward, and then two steps back.  I think this time I went one step forward and about 25 back................Ugh!

Quick and simple card for one of the guys that I'd done a month or so ago.  I used an image from Newton's Nook. 

So, like the title says......."bear" with me and I'll be back around when I get back around.  It's just not possible at this time though.

Thanks for stopping by.....
Lynn

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Flower Cat - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Instead of a 'flower child' today, we have a 'flower cat'!  The image is from Ike's Art and called Daisy Cat.  Yep, it's time once again for a new 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge.  Come on over and show us your critters.  Any kind of critter will work and we'd love to see your creation.  There's also a prize from Ike's Art for the winner.

Like I said, I used the image called Daisy Cat.  It's colored with Copics.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and I used some unknown design paper along with some organza ribbon and a snippet of twine.

Remember - You have an entire month to enter your creation in 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

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