Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Melting Away

Melting away is exactly what we'll be doing here in Texas in a couple of months.  It's already feeling like summer now so it's really a little scary to think what's going to happen in July and August!

I used a sun die from Lil Inker, a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things, and a sentiment from Newton's Nook.  A tiny little die cut heart was added to the middle of the sun.

I'll enter this in the challenge at CASology (code word: melt)

Hope this card brightens your day!
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Birthday Bouquet

I think I've come pretty close to losing my mind completely now - and y'all probably think I have too.  I mean, what is this anyway..........TWO flower cards in a row!  Yikes!  Unheard of, right!  Not to worry though as I'm sure I'll be back to my old self before you know it - or even want it.

I pulled out his stamp the other day as I saw someone else use it and was reminded that I had that same one - and love it.  Got it all colored up and whacked out with the scissors and then was at a loss.  Of course!  Finally saw the challenge at CAS(e) This Sketch and knew that would work (so I'll enter this in their sketch challenge).  I think I placed the bouquet a little too high so added some sequins thinking  maybe it'd appear to "bring it down" some.  The only way to "bring it down" though was by moving it down..........

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Friday, March 10, 2017

A Flower

 Evidently I'm not real wordy this is just a single flower.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Flower is from Simon Says Stamp and frame by My Favorite Things.

I'd like to enter this in the challenge at Addicted to CAS (doodle).

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Monday, March 6, 2017

So Many Animals

I know you're probably getting tired of all cards I post with animals on them.......Such is life!  And guess what - I have two more! Let me know if you start getting too bored with them though.  Doesn't mean I'll quit doing them,  but hey, at least I'll know.

On the first card I used a stamp from Tim Holtz, some Kraft paper, and heart embossing folder.  The sentiment (on both) was from Simon Says Stamp.  Of course I embossed the hearts on the wrong side of the oval but it wouldn't have been normal for me to get it right.

The second card uses a stamp from My Favorite Things (see, I told you you'd be seeing that cat again soon), an old background stamp on the oval, and that's pretty much it. 

These two clean and simple cards along with a few more will be going to Sending Paw Prints.  Check out the blog and you'll love what Karen is doing for all the hard working people with rescue organizations.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Number 76

Number 76..........Last year my daughter was named principal of one of the grade schools in Texas and as an incentive to students to not only read but to be kind to others she started a goodie box in her office.  When one of the students either does something nice for another student in the halls or in class, they're allowed to go to the office and select a pencil or bookmark from the goodie box.  I've made 75 bookmarks for her since September - almost all of them different - and for boys and girls 1st through 5th grades.  The bookmarks are flying out of the box faster than I can make them which is wonderful, however I'm running out of ideas fast now!  I'm so thankful the kids love them and I think it encourages them to read too.

I used Newton Dreams of Paris and Delightful Doxies from Newton's Nook.  Coloring with Copics, sponging, and lots of Wink of Stella.

I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (color challenge) and the challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Purr-Fect Friend

As soon as I saw this new release stamp set from My Favorite Things I knew it was one of those "gotta have this NOW" into the cart it went.  I've already made a couple more cards using it - all different - so I'm sure you'll see more again soon.
I colored it with Prisma Pencils, sponged some clouds, and the rest is what it is.

Hope you're having Purr-fect day for this Purr-fect kitty!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Diddly Squat

Earlier this week I was let out of the joint.   I didn't even have to post bail or anything........although I'm sure the "bail" will come later in the form of a bill.  Ugh!   Yep, I graduated from physical therapy!  That first time I went, I got home and thought I'd died.  The next day when I woke up I was pretty sure I had!   As the weeks and sessions went by though I actually started improving and was cut loose from it all on Monday.   I still have to do them at home of course, but I'm finally "free"!

Exercise!  Yes, that ugly word that no one wants to hear!  Stretches, leg lifts, bicycle riding,  tummy suck-in's (I'm sure there's a better name for that one), and on and on.  They started putting two pound weights on my legs about mid way through the past month and it was a little harder but I did it.  All is great.  They did that for several sessions and then the guy said he was going to add a little more weight.  Go for it - I'm fit as a fiddle now.  Strapped an extra FIVE pounds on each leg and said do the leg, groans, and I finally got one leg to cooperate.  After 10 of those suckers with each leg I told him to kiss my happy hiney.

As a result of this I decided they deserved a little card from me - mainly for putting up with the general bull I dished out to them each time I went.   Those cute images are from the Grumplings over at Taylored Expressions. The patterned paper is from somewhere but no idea where.  Used some distress inks and did some sponging behind the image, added a little Wink of Stella, and that's about it.  Hope this puts a smile on their face.

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