Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dashing Deer

A few dashing deer today!  I had all these scraps on my desk from left over cards and figured it was time to get them off and do a little clean up around here.  Not too much clean up though for sure! 

These little guys and the sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  I used a die from Lawn Fawn and from Simon Says Stamp for the scene and also used embossing paste with a snowflake stencil for the "snow".  A few sequins were added, the deer popped up, and it's a done deal.

Deer season is getting ready to start around here in the next couple of weeks and you can really tell since all the guys are now dressed in camo - just waiting for the big day.  I swear they must have camo undies on too.....guess that'd come in handy out in the brush if you had to drop your pants for some reason or another though!

I'll take these little guys over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop for her challenge on snippets.

This may be it until next week.  I need some type of lightening bolt of inspiration to hit me pretty quick I think - or at least a couple of days where life doesn't seem to interfere with my fun. 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dressing Up

Another challenge is starting today at Tuesday Throwdown with the theme "Dress Up".  We're being sponsored by Chi Chi Memories, who also provided the images for the DT to use.  The winner will receive a wonderful prize package from out sponsor so be sure and come on over and play along! 

I used the little Tiger Girl.  She's a cutie all dressed up for the Trick or Treating day.  How about that set of white teeth on that costume!!!!  The costume looks like it's getting ready to gobble her up!  Of course that could be hair too I guess - but really liked the way it looked like teeth!  Either way, it's a fun image!

Thanks for stopping by........and be sure and check out Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Play Ball

In case you haven't heard yet, the World Series is in full swing - or maybe it's even over with by now!!  This little gal would love to play in it though!

We're starting another challenge at Squigglefly this week with the theme "Frame It".  We'd love to have you play along with us - unless you're already playing in the World Series!  This cute little image is from Cheryl Alger and called Batter Up.  You can find her in the Squigglefly store along with so many other images!

I used one of the Polaroid frames to showcase this little girl.  The panel behind her is actually a gray-ish color but appears brown in the photo.  I added the twine and wooden star as accents.

This is MY kind of gal!  When I was growing up I was the only girl in a neighborhood full of boys.  I learned to play baseball with the best of them.  The only thing different in the image that doesn't resemble me is that I would have NOT had on a pink shirt - or bow in my hair!  I really thought I was just one of the guys!

Come on over to Squigglefly and play along for your chance to win.  Check all the rules on the blog.

Since the day isn't over with I'll enter this in the challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets)!  

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Witchy Cat

 Happy (almost) Halloween!  This is the last of the Halloween cards for the year!  YEA!  I'm really ready to move on over to Christmas now - or even maybe a few cards for Valentine's Day!

I was at Michael's the other day and found this cute Halloween image from Hampton Arts on sale for 60% off.  Gotta love deals like that - plus it's really a cute set of stamps.  This is a large image so all I added was a sentiment from Chicken Girl Designs (very old), some enamel dots, and the twine.  The stars were colored in with a gold Wink of Stella pen and then I went over the hat with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  Of course I just had to add a little pearl to her collar too!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shaking It Up

I shook it up and made a Santa shaker card!!!  Pretty much of a terrible story all the way around.  Before I get to that though, just wanted to say that this cute little Santa is from Paper Smooches!  CUTE set of stamps too and I love this Santa to pieces!

Stamped Mr. St. Nick, added the Liquid Applique, and cut him out.  For some unknown crazy reason I decided to make a shaker card with him!  NO problem - every one else can do it and so can I!  I'd never made one before but it just couldn't be hard.......right!  Got the acrylic stuff glued on the frame and then added the dimensionals.  Of course I added them to the wrong side - so started over!  Finally got it all put together again, added the sequins, and then made my card!  YEA!  I did it!!!  Picked the card up and shook it - it's so cute with those sequins floating around in there - and they all fell out on the desk!  Yep!!!  You don't even want to know some of the words that came out of my sweet little mouth!  LOL!   Where's the hole!  I couldn't find where they were coming out and in case you haven't noticed those dimensionals really stick - and aren't coming apart!  Ok, started over again!  Finally got it all finished and now the sequins float around perfect.......Way too much work for me though and don't know if I'll ever tackle a shaker card again!

I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!


Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Wreath

A little fall wreath today using some stamps from The Alley Way Stamps.  I first stamped the wreath and added that cute bird at the bottom.  The leaves were stamped separately, colored, cut out, and added along with some amber colored sequins.  Lastly, the sentiment and wooden heart added.  The wreath, bird, and sentiment are from the Wreathed in Love set and the tiny leaves from Crazy Critters.

I'll enter this in the Be Inspired Challenge for The Alley Way Stamps.  I was inspired by the colors in the panel on the left - green for that tree in the background, orange for the pumpkins, blue for the color of the bird,  and the wooden heart due to the bed of the pickup truck.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Short Announcement

Just have a very quick short announcement  to everyone:

No tricks, just treats this weekend!  For every $1.00 spent in our store this weekend ( 10-18-14 through midnight central standard time 10/19/14) you will be entered into a drawing to win a  grab bag of 10 Halloween images!  Winner will be announced on our blog and here on Facebook on Monday, October 20th.

I know y'all probably think I've dropped off the face of the earth since I haven't posted a card since Wednesday.  I've actually been working on a couple and will have one on Monday for sure.  Sometimes other things (like LIFE) get in the way of the things we love to do.  I'm also not the quickest crafter around!  So, what more can I say.............

Be sure and check out Squigglefly and all their wonderful images this weekend! 

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