Friday, October 30, 2015

Bear-y Christmas

I realize I'm way overdue for a fun Friday and I will attempt to work on one of those this coming week!  In the meantime, just a little bear-y fun way to tell someone to have a wonderful Christmas.

I used a Newton's Nook stamp from the set Winston's Home for Christmas.  A little layering, snowflake embossing folder, patterned paper, and a big snowflake from an Impression die helped it all seem to go together.

I'll take little Winston over to the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets). 

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

White on White

I can't even remember the last time I used ribbon and a bow on a card!  I didn't know if I'd remember how to still use the Bow-Easy but finally figured it out.  I also don't know when, or if, I've ever created an all white card before either.  Scary!

This is for the House Mouse and Friends challenge to make something all white.  We are allowed to color the image though so I did a tiny bit of coloring.  The stamp I used is called Mouse Drops and think it's perfect for a get well card.  I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and an oval stitched die.   Hopefully this will cheer up someone.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Owl on a Branch

I'm on a roll trying (once again) to finish all my cards for Christmas.  Every year I say I'm going to do better and then end up rushing around trying to finish them.  I did start a little earlier this year though so that's good.

I guess this is called one layer - on a layer!  I used a red Wink of Stella on the berries and paper pieced his hat.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and the owl and branch are from Hero Arts.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Less Is More (sketch).

I forgot all about entering this in the challenge at Rudolph's so will pop it over there too for their anything goes Christmas challenge.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Ghoul-y Friends

I know I posted a Halloween card a week or so ago and said it was the last of the litter - but I forgot about this one.  Since I don't have anything else made up to post today, thought I'd let you take a peek.

I used a set of stamps from Lawn Fawn called Booyah along with a couple of rectangle dies, sequins, twine, and some patterned paper.  That about sums it up.  Oh, and I added a rhinestone to the poofy hair on the middle image.  I actually used to have poofy hair almost like that - and yes, it was pretty spooky looking too!  A non-spooky but fun card for a dear, dear friend.

I'll enter this in the Lawnscaping Challenge (Too Cute to Spook)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hello Fall

A couple of cuties for the fall type weather we finally started having around here.  In the 80's now and feels so good.  I'm not looking forward to winter even though it doesn't get that cold here, but sure am glad all that hot weather is over with - hopefully!  Now, we just need a little rain!

When I was growing up, it was hammered into my head by my mother that I could not never, ever, not going to happen, buy something like a strip or plaid shirt if the stripes didn't match exactly perfect on the side seams.  You can't image my happiness when I saw those little gingham checks using the Hillside Borders dies (for the grass) lined up like that!  Made my heart happy even though I didn't do it on purpose!  It's the little things in life that make us smile.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Just a Deer

Using a very old stamp from Stampin' Up (Noble Deer), I created this card for one of the young grandsons that loves to go hunting.  Sad to think of something as pretty as a deer being hunted though.

In addition to the stamp, I used some Old Olive, Kraft, and Very Vanilla card stock and also some camouflage looking paper.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).  

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Four Legged Friends

I really, really, REALLY wanted to slap a few sequins on here - but since this will be the card that Rambo gives Jim for his birthday later this year I was told (by Rambo of course) that was NOT a guy thing and not add them!  We always do what our little four legged friends want!

I used a recently purchased Hero Arts image on this along with some textured blue card stock, strips of patterned paper scraps, and a Simon Says Stamp sentiment.

This is my take on the sketch from the challenge at Sugar Pea Designs and I'll enter it in their challenge.  They really have some cute stamps. 

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Pumpkins are Orange

Jumping into fall with an image that can be found at From the Heart.  This is for their progressive challenge.  I thought my pumpkins were a little bit too orange-y but it is what it is.  They still look pretty tasty if you're going to use it for a pumpkin pie.  I, for one, would probably just use a can of pumpkin.  Laziness kicks in once again.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Cats and GROAN - Another Bird

Two more clean and simple cards.  First off - cats!  This cute little guy is from Newton's Nook and he's going to be perfect for a birthday card for my sister-in-law.  She is very involved in the rescue of cats/kittens.  A very special lady!  The second card.................

There's that damn bird again!  Yikes!  It's ok though......I shot him!  Actually, he promised to leave me alone and I promised to leave him alone for a while.   This is pretty well exactly like a card on my previous post except he's decked out in purple this time.....and yes, there's a reason for two cards with purple on them today!

It's called The Hop To Stop!  This is to help raise awareness for Domestic Violence.  Domestic violence knows no boundaries - it can happen to men or women and be either physical or emotional.  Having worked in the court system for many years, I saw domestic violence on a first hand basis and believe's not pretty.  You can find out all about the hop on Becca's blog.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gone to the Dogs - and Birds

I know y'all thought you'd finally gotten rid of me......but I'm back (somewhat).  I won't be around every day but will do what I can, when I can.

Seems like everyone was born in September, October, and November in our family so lots of birthday cards need to be made.  I'm keeping them super simple and finally able to get a few done.  The first one, using those Crazy Birds from Tim Holtz is for my brother - who considers himself a birdwatcher.  He likes to sit in the comfort of his home and look out the window at the birds!  LOL!  On the second card I used a stamp set from Newton's Nook (Touchdown Tails).  This will be for one of the grandsons.  Like I said - super simple.

Thanks for stopping by......and I'll get by your blog soon.