Monday, August 13, 2018

Moving Slow........

Moving slow on a Monday morning.

The image and the sentiment are Gerda Steiner Designs.  I used a stencil and some distress inks behind the cute little guy (or gal), colored with Copics, and that was about it.

Just a fun card to take you into this week.

I'll enter this in the challenge at AAA Cards (friendship).

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

No Idea Here............

I made this card several weeks ago, stuck it in the mail, and promptly forgot all about it.  I did take a picture of it before shooting it off though so that's a big plus.  The problem is that I don't know what I did!  I have no earthly idea what I did!  I don't think I've lost my mind just yet, but you never know.  I'm going to blame the lapse of memory on the heat.  It's been entirely too hot this summer. 

I do know I used a couple of stencils and maybe some distress inks.  That's it!  Oh, and the sentiment and die are from a Simon Says Stamp set.  It still made a nice birthday card no matter what I did I guess. I also think I should get some kind of Brownie points since I tried a different technique!

I'll enter this in the challenge at CAS Mix Up (stamping, stencil monoprint, and a die cut)

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Double Deer Birthday

Like it or not, deer season around here will be starting soon.  I can always tell by the number of camouflage vehicles that seem to pass through like they're in some type of road race.  They have their big trucks, four wheelers, deer feeders, and ice chests.......and I swear some of the ice chests are even decked out in camo!  Amazing!  I think the deer have already put the word out on the grapevine to start looking for hiding places now.

Anyway, not only is it deer season soon - but also a couple more birthdays for guys coming up.  I started making one card and then figured I might as well double it using the die cut on one and the negative die cut on the other.  On the above card I used the negative, some basic black card stock, twine, and a sentiment.

This second card is just like the first one - yet used the actual die cut and some wood panel looking design paper.

One of my blogging friend has been using this wonderful deer head die for a long time - and even sent me some die cuts of it not long ago.  After I received those I knew I just had to get that die - and did. It's from Kaiser Craft and makes great guy cards.

I used the sketch from My Favorite Things on both of these cards so will enter one in their challenge.  I'd also like to enter one in The Male Room challenge (they're celebrating their 5th birthday - congrats on that)!!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How Now......2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Surely you didn't think I'd say - how now, brown cow - did you!  This little darling is not brown at all but one of those very cute ones with the black spots all over.  Holstein.  Of course most Holsteins aren't running about with a skirt on either.  This one is just too cute all decked out in pink - and ready to party!

It's that time again and the challenge this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies is sponsored by A Day For Daisies.  I've used the cute little Cow Dress for my creation today.   To enter the challenge and for a chance to win, just create a card or project with a critter.  We'd love you have you come by and play and can't wait to see what you create. 

For my card, I printed out the image, colored it with Copics, added the grass die cut and a few clear crystals.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

How Dry I Am

Time once again for a FUN Friday I think - and if you knew what I was talking about when I said  "how dry I am", then you're very old.......(smile)

This was a birthday card for Number 1 son.  Of course he's the ONLY son, so he has to be Number 1.  I wouldn't trade him for anything though.     He's finally realized as he's gotten older, that a birthday is basically just another day of the week (but it appears he gets flies along with his beer on this special day).

I used a stamp from I Brake for Stamps (gotta love that frog)  and a sentiment from Taylored Expressions.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Holy Cow

What's not to love about a cow floating in the air holding a balloon!  Another one of my quick and simple cards but still a lot of fun I think.

I seem to be on a roll for birthday cards lately (and need to be on that same type of roll for Christmas cards since that will be here before you know it)!!  On this card I used the "celebrate" die from MFT.  That little cow and balloon (that was been popped up) are also from MFT.

Sorry I've been hit and miss around here.  That's just the way life is now.

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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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