Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Blue/Black Bird

Hopefully no one is feeling like this today but like it or not I think we all feel exactly this guy looks sometimes.

The stamp and sentiment are from Art Impressions.  I did a little embossing on the oval and then cut out the "lovely" bird and mounted it on top.   The sentiment was stamped crooked and I'd LOVE to say that was done on purpose to maybe give it some character or something........ however...........well, you know.  Blame it on bifocals!  Yes!

I turned the sketch sideways in order to use this for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge and also at Art Impressions (masculine).

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Swimming By............

It's summertime!!!....and HOT!  I wish I was swimming with these little fish today - or even just sticking my toe in a puddle of water.  Yes, it's that hot.  I'm ready for winter now..........

I used the stamp set called Gill Friends to create my card today.  Even though you can't see it in the photo, the two white die cut panels have been popped up with dimensional tape to make the "water" appear recessed.

I'd like to enter this in the MFT Sketch Challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.which is Fun in the Sun.  I'll also enter this in The Male Room challenge (fish/fishing)

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Sunday, July 8, 2018


I had no plans whatsoever to put a critter on this card.  I really didn't!  In fact, as I was making the card I was so pleased with myself for NOT even thinking of having a critter on it.  I know you don't get to see those very often at all. you can see, there's the critter (but it's a cute one so it's perfectly fine I think).

Anyway.......this is my take for the MFT Sketch Challenge.  I used some VERY unknown where did it come from designer paper.  (I'm thoroughly convinced it breeds in the craft room).  The little dog is from Gerda Steiner designs and yes, he's adorable.  The big Hooray die cut is from My Favorite Things and I've done five cuts to stack for dimension.  Those extra pieces of partial die cuts were done with a stitched square die.  It was a fun sketch to try.

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Jump for Joy

This is how I'm finally starting to feel - at least a little bit.  I'm getting to where when I type now instead of making 40 mistakes in two sentences, I only make 20!  Yea!  It's been a long couple of weeks.  I'll be getting by to visit everyone soon - just not all at once.  The arm/hand wears out pretty quick.

Using a Penny Black image and some Lawn Fawn patterned paper I created a super CAS birthday card.........that I need to get in the mail pretty quick!!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (anything goes).

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th.......

Happy 4th of July with a Stampin' Up stamp.
I'll enter this in the challenge at AAA Cards - frame it.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hoot Hoot - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Couple of things going on with this card today.  First of all I have some very exciting news to share........drum roll........I'm now on the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies design team!  Y'all already know how I  LOVE my critters so it's an honor to be on a design team that features them all the time!

Our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies is sponsored by Createful Hearts this month and they've so graciously allowed me to use the Tree Branch Owls for my card today.  To enter the challenge all you have to do is create a card or project with a critter on it.   Easy, fun, and there's a prize too.  Come on over and show us your critters.

I had fun creating my card today.  I decided to make it into a He (blue) and She (girl) type card for an anniversary/love/whatever.  I used Copics to color the image and background and a circle die to highlight the happy couple.  Of course they had to have google eyes too.  I mean - have you ever noticed how big an owl's eyes are!  Anyway, this was placed on some wood grain card stock adding a tiny heart, a couple of clouds, white gel pen dots to the owls,  and then a sentiment added.

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(Edited:  Sorry I  haven't been by lately.  Been having a slight issue with my arm/hand.  Trying to type with one hand - and one finger - isn't fun and pretty hard to deal with right now.   It's all starting to feel a little better so hopefully I'll be back to 100% and over to visit your blog soon.)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Gone to the Dogs

The jury is still out on this card!  I'll look at it one time and really like it and then the next time I look, I wonder what in the world I was thinking.  Does anyone else do that type of thing?  Anyway, it is what it is - and it's a done deal.   Right now I'm liking it but ask me an hour from now and I may have a different answer for you.......... 

I used some of the pups from one of the My Favorite Things stamp sets and perched the little chihuahua on top of the star for this birthday card.   Added some crystal drops and then added all of it to the raised white panel.  Lots of dimension but you really can't see it all from the photo.  Oh, and by the way.....that's a red star but sure is looking like a funky color in the photo.  

I'm really liking all the sketches that MFT has and this week is no exception so I'll add it in their challenge.

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