Monday, June 20, 2016

Crash, Boom, Bang

Yep, that's what happened to the old computer this weekend. It  was laid to rest on Saturday. It wasn't a pretty death either.   I'm still in mourning - and trying to see if any of the stores have a 100 percent off coupon for a new one.   It's going to be a while before you see me again I'm afraid.   Just hope I can figure out how to operate a new one. Surely I'm not too old to learn something new.....hopefully!

I'll be back as soon as I can.

Lynn

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Bow and Arrow for Father's Day

Father's Day will be this weekend so I figured I'd better get a card made for Jim.  He hasn't been deer hunting in a long, long time but think he will still enjoy looking at this beauty from Newton's Nook.

I stamped the image in brown Versafine ink and then heat embossed in clear on a piece of textured vanilla card stock.  Used a die from MFT to frame him with and then mounted that on some very old (but pretty) CTMH patterned paper.  Added the twine and the then the arrow embellishment under the bow.  Very clean and simple.

Thanks for stopping by......and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.
Lynn

 

Friday, June 10, 2016

I Know Not What I Do

The title of this pretty well sums up my whole life sometimes - but in this case, I'm talking about my card.  I made this several weeks ago (and yes, I know it's been a while since you've seen me) and really don't remember everything I did on this.

After seeing a card on Mary's blog (Carolina Cards by Mary) and a link she had, I figured I'd attempt to emboss a stencil.  So....... embossed a Memory Box stencil and then covered it with distress inks.The centers of the flowers started out as yellow, but duh.....if you mix yellow and blue you get more of a green color.  After that I used Perfect Pearls all over the card and then added the die cut "happy" in gold and stamped the "birthday" part.  I must have taken 20 pictures of this card and just couldn't get it to look right.  Don't know if it's from the shine of the Perfect Pearls or what.  And speaking of pearls......yep, I added a couple of those too.

Everything is fine in our neck of the woods even though I haven't been blogging lately.  Lots of flooding in Texas recently but luckily we escaped it here at the house.  I lost the internet connection for several days which is not fun at all!  Other than that, it's been one doctor appointment after the next for Jim.  Got to see a cutie pie of one earlier this week and I really, really, REALLY wanted to bring him home with me - but sadly Jim said he was tired of doctors and didn't want to have to live with one too!   Also had the flooring changed in the laundry/craft room (don't laugh!  It's not so bad when I can work on a card and then swivel the chair around and toss clothes in the washer and dryer)!  That was a nightmare hauling all the crapola out of there.  When it came time to put it back in I considered going through all my craft stuff first and tossing things - and then my brain clicked in and just shoved it all back where it came from.  Good idea, Lynn!

Anyway......thanks so much for stopping by and I'll try to post a little more when I can.  I appreciate you hanging in there with me.

Lynn

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Howdy

A pretty quick post today - that means you won't have to listen to all my bull for a change........I used a couple of stamps from Art Impression, did a little embossing for the background, added a piece of patterned paper, and last but not least, a Gina Marie Howdy/Barbwire die that was a gift to me by a very sweet blogging friend for my birthday.   The images are colored in Copics with some distress inks over the embossed background.

Yee-Haw, Howdy, and I'll be back soon...............

I'll enter this in the challenge at Art Impressions (Humorous) and also take this cute pair over all the way over across the water to Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).



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

Friday, May 20, 2016

Birthday Card for a Friend

You don't usually see a card from me unless it has some type of critter on it or is a little humorous.  Fooled you today though!  I can't seem to make those gorgeous cards you see with all the flowers, etc. on them, but hey, it doesn't stop me from trying - and yes, this really is a flower!

So, for Brenda's (Friends Craftin' With Friends) birthday yesterday I made this card.  Such a sweet lady that I've enjoyed getting to know through blogland.  The flower and sentiment are from Friendship Blooms and Spring Flowers (Simon Says Stamp).  The framework is a die from Pretty Pink Posh.  Hope Brenda had a wonderful birthday!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More (clean and simple).



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

Lynn 

Monday, May 16, 2016

This Little Piggy.........Got Sunburned

Yep, this little piggy stayed out in the sun too long and got a little over-cooked!  Isn't he just the cutest though!  He can be found over at From the Heart for their progressive challenge this month.  I wasn't able to play along last month and get him for free so just popped over to their store and got him so I could play this month.  He makes me happy!

I was trying different Copics to color him and got a little carried away I think.  He's framed out - twice - with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and mounted on Kraft card stock.  The sentiment is on the inside.

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Smiling Plants

I'm not real sure my plants are smiling today since I really need to water them, but pretty much all plants smile and especially when they're blooming - and have a little water!

I used a cute set of stamps from Newton's Nook (Garden Whimsy) along with a piece of burlap, tag, grass, and cloud dies, Recollections paper, sequins, ribbon, twine, and a wooden embellishment thing-a-ma-jig.  This is colored with Copics.  Of course, being very typical of me, I forgot to color in some sky on the tag - until after the entire card was put together.  Went back in with some light blue Pan Pastels and added some barely noticeable blue for the sky. 

I haven't entered the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook in a while and finally found some time to play along with their sketch challenge.

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