Friday, January 1, 2021

Holy Cow - 2020 Is Over With - 2CCC


2020 is over with so it's PARTY time.........hopefully!!!!  We don't need another year like this past one for sure.  Happy New Year everyone and hope the upcoming new year is a good one and a healthy one for all.

We're going to start the new year off right with a challenge from 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  It's always an Anything Goes challenge.  Just be sure and include some type of critter on your card or project.  

Our sponsor this month is QKR Stampede who also provided images for the design team to use.  I'm using this cute little dancing cow.  I did a little bit of embossing, added some rhinestones to her tutu, and that was about it.  The "party" sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Be sure and come on over and join our challenge for this month.

Thanks for stopping by...


Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Horsing Around for 2 CCC and What's Happening


This is a little long for a post - not what I normally do I don't guess.  Just a bit about what's been going on with me - and also about our December challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

This is our last challenge for 2020 at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Instead of having a sponsor this month, the design team is allowed to use whatever we want on a card or project.  There WILL be a prize though so come on over and enter your critter card or project for a chance to win.

I used an older stamp from Impression Obsession for my card today, keeping it super simple.  I think I've used this same stamp and basic design every year for at least a few Christmas cards......but this will be the last year.  I had a lady email me the other day wanting to know if I'd sell her this stamp since she hasn't been able to find it anywhere.  Her daughter has a horse farm/business and she wanted it to make cards for her to send out.  Nope....won't sell it.....but I WILL send it.  So I sent it to her.  I've enjoyed it for a lot of years and I know she'll enjoy using it for a lot of years too - and that makes me happy.

WHEW!!!!!  2020 is almost over with - and what a year this has been!  It's been a wild ride hasn't it?  Maybe next year will be better.  I've been missing in action for several months from my blog now but I've actually been enjoying myself.   My plan is to get back in the groove of things MAYBE after the first of the year.  At least a little bit.  

As far as what I've been doing............EEP!!!!  I must have had a complete brain break-down or something but decided that I was going to learn how to quilt.  I've always said that before I died I wanted to do this.  You know..........leave a little something behind so after I'm dead and gone the kids can take it to Goodwill and say "she tried".  

 I got the first one made - a small one - and my daughter's dog (beast) ate several rows of it.  YEP!  Not to be discouraged (after threatening to kill the dog), I made another one.......and then another one, and have kept going.  I'm giving three as Christmas presents this year - plus two tote bags.  I have several more in the process but won't be finishing those for a while.    Are they good.....well, no.............Are they way..........Am I enjoying it.........yes.  I named my sewing machine Stitches........and we're burning rubber (or thread) on quilts.  

So, that's what has been going on with my life lately.   We're all staying well here and that's a huge plus.  I hope everyone has a nice Christmas and New Year.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Slaying the Birthday - 2CCC


Time once again for the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  Our sponsor for this month is The Paper Shelter. Come on over and join in on our challenge.  All you have to do is have some type of critter on your card or project.  The winner will receive a wonderful prize from our sponsor.

I used My Little Dragon that was provided by The Paper Shelter.  I colored the image with Copics.  Actually I colored it TWICE with Copics.  After completing the coloring the first time I got the bright idea to do a little sponging around the oval.  Looking good.......until my hand slipped and distress ink waxed out the entire image almost!  Ugh!  So, grabbed the Copics and started all over again.  The brown paper behind the image looks like it has a black design......actually it's gold foil and really pretty.

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


Thursday, October 1, 2020

It's Frog Time Again - 2 CCC

It's frog time again.....and also time for another challenge from 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  YEA!!!  Come on over and play along with us this month for a great prize package.  All you have to do is submit a card or project with a critter on it.  Our sponsor for this month is Beccy's Place
This is one of Beccy's images.  You already know how much I love the frogs and this little gal frog is very, very special with her googly eyes and long lashes!  She's just waiting to be sent to some cute little girl to tell her to have a happy (hoppy) birthday. 
Thanks for stopping by...........and I'll see everyone in November!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Chicken In - 2 CCC

Time for another challenge a 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  We're being sponsored this time by none other than QKR!  Cute, cute images!  Create a card or other project with a critter on it and come on over and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from QKR!

I used this cute chicken image from QKR for my card.  She just sorta looks like we all feel on some days.....  I used some Kraft cardstock along with patterned paper in a wood grain look.  Inside the circle was stamped with a chicken wire background stamp.  The image was colored with Copics.

This chicken looked like me last week after coming out of the dentist office.  Not sure if I was up or down - pretty sure it was mainly down though - and a WHOLE LOT poorer.  I still have my original teeth though so there's always that!     I guess I'm actually "chicken in" again too since I haven't been over here since last month.  I'm still on my blog break and enjoying it.  I'm staying busy and believe it or not, I haven't been arrested for bad behavior even one time.  Pretty proud of myself for that one - for SURE!   I'm missing all your wonderful creations though.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and have fun entering our challenge.  I'll see everyone next month for the October challenge.  The year is flying!


Saturday, August 1, 2020

Frogs are So Cool - 2 CCC

It's time again for another challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Come on over and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor for this challenge, Sheep Ski Designs.  All you have to do is to create a card or project that includes a critter on it.  FUN!  

I have used this cute, cute frog from Sheep Ski Designs on my card today.  I colored him/her in Copics and Polychromo pencils.   I sponged in a few clouds and then used a very old Simon Says Stamp sentiment on it.  

The entire time I was coloring this little guy, I was wishing that I was out on some remote pond just floating away on a lily pad with not a care in the world.  Not that I'd really fit on a lily pad - BUT you get the message anyway.  

How about with a yellow flower too............. 

Be sure and come on over and enter our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
Thanks for stopping by..........


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bear-ly Here for 2CCC Challenge

It's that time again..........time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  We're being sponsored this time by Jan's Digital Stamp Shop.  Come on over and play along for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from Jan's shop.  (By the way.....Jan has a sale on Christmas images going on in her shop right now.  Be sure and check it out!)

This is a bear.......a bear for Christmas - or actually just any kind of bear.  I used mine for a Christmas card though.  Added a little embossing, some Christmas patterned paper, a couple of tags from a Newton's Nook die and a bit of ribbon.  I also used the Pre-Colored version of Jan's image.  

Now, the reason I'm saying I'm bear-ly here..........All is good and I'm "here" just fine, but.........I'm going to be taking a break from blogging.  This will be the only DT I'm staying on (mainly because I'm co-coordinator and Connie said I wasn't allowed to leave just yet)!  I did drop the other design teams and am sad about that because both Pammie's Inky Pinkies and Jan's Digi's are both wonderful design teams to be on.  I just feel like I have to take a break from it all right now and it wasn't fair to ask Pam and Jan to let me disappear for a while.  I've been feeling like everything I do lately is looking the same so guess I'm a little burned out now and need a break!  I'm sure I'll be back soon and also probably having all my cards look alike once again!!!!!  Oh well............
But, I will be back on the first of each month for my card for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazy Challenges so it's not like you'll never see me again.  Otherwise I just won't be around in Blogland.  I will probably be posting a few cards on Instagram so check over there ever so often and you may see me.   

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