Friday, August 4, 2017

The Lizards Aren't Leaping

It's been so hot in Texas this year even the lizards are refusing to leap!  They mainly just stare at you, ask what the heck is going on, and then go back to sleep.  I don't blame them at all and usually want to do the same thing.

It's been a while I know.  In the meantime I discovered Instagram.  Talk about a babe in the woods....that's me!  My number one son (he's actually the only son) got it set up for me and then went back home!  Grrrrrr.........Slowly but surely I did figure out a few things on my own - sorta.  If you're on Instagram you can find me here or just do a search on jimlynn01 when you get on Instagram.   It's quick and easy and a real time saver for me right now. 

Things are rocking along here as always I suppose.  Could be worse and could be better so we'll just go with the flow of things right now.  It really has been hot here though - topped out at 107 the other day and I didn't want to walk outside for fear of melting (as if that'd ever happen).  Even Rambo rolled his eyes at me when I told him he needed to go outside for his usual business. 

The above birthday card used a stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I added a couple pieces of pattern paper and sequins.   Done deal.

Edited: I completed forgot about entering this in the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge so am doing it right now.  Fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll get by your blog when I can.
Lynn

23 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

I love your Leaping Lizard card!

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and great design.xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hello my dear friend, it is lovely to hear that you are okay. Love this card! Wonderful papers and super cute lizard. Take care!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I miss you and it is so good to see you! That gave me a great smile for the morning. Here is what is so funny, I actually made a Leapin Lizards card the other day and sent it to my GS. I will have to post it soon. I sure do love your's and the combo of designer paper you used. How did we ever survive without stitched rectangles? Well please do not melt and give Rambo a scratch behind the ear from me.

Chrissy said...

FABulous fun card Lynn..your lizard is cute [from a distance though] and love the perfectly placed sequins.. that heat must be dreadful..I don't do heat well at all and not looking forward to Summer returning really.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Lynn!! I LOVE that fun lizard image and all of the green, beautiful coloring too! I hope you get some relief from the extremely hot weather, 107 is awful!
Take care and big hugs, Tammy

Liz said...

Good to see you back, Lynn. What a fun card, love your little lizard.

It's more like autumn in my part of the UK - cold, wet and windy. I gave in and put a jumper on today! xx

*Vicki* said...

There you are lady!! I was wondering if you were going to come back at all! :) You little happy lizard here is just as cute as can be!! I love the green colors and fun papers on your design!! You have beat me to the Instagram thing and I know there are SO many people on it...I just am not sure I want yet ANOTHER social media to be apart of if I can help it! LOL!! Hope you are doing well my friend! HUGS

Carol L said...

How fun to see this great card from you today Lynn! I'm sorry I can't follow you - I don't own a smart phone which one needs to open an account on instagram I think? Sorry I'll be missing most of your work but I don't blame you for taking the easy, time-saving route to posting! I love this lizard card - he's too stinkin' cute! Stay cool down there if you can, and just keep drinkin' anything to stay hydrated! LOL

Bonnie said...

It's so good to see you post again, Lynn! I think of you often! Love your lizard and the sentiment is perfect! Wow, it's really hot there! I wouldn't stick my nose out the door either! Sending hugs....

Brenda said...

I do love this cute lizard card Lynn! The papers you used are perfect for this cute lizard. I also love the way you have colored him in. Instagram is fun and I need to post there more often. Just don't think to do so. LOL Stay cool my friend. Lost internet here, was out when I got up yesterday morning. Sigh So have. To use my phone Hugs, Brend

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Lynn, I adore that silly lizard! Great color combo. It's been hot out here where I am, too, and I just stay indoors (or run away to cooler places!)
You really should think about entering this into the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. :-D

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun and so cute! I love this darling card!!!

Margaret said...

What a fun card and such a cute image if a lizard can be cute. Great coloring and your dp is perfect with it. I'm on Instagram and I look, but have yet to post anything there. We've been having so much rain down here in South TX that it's keeping the temps down some. Supposed to be in the high 80's this next week! What?????? It's August already!

Barb said...

Cute card Lynn---the colors and image just pop off of the card! Love it!

Lynn McAuley said...

How great to see this fun leapin' lizard birthday card in my feed today, Lynn! You are so right about the Texas heat. Just about every blade of grass in my yard was an ugly brown until we got a couple of showers last week!

I am so impressed with your techi skills! I have been too chicken to make the leap to Instagram!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Cute and funny card! Great coloring! Great highlights/blending!!! So happy I hopped on to read that you are on Instagram! I'm addicted to Instragram!!!! Can't wait to see you there!

Doris Klein said...

Wonderful make... pretty colours - it makes me smile!

Thanks for playing along with this 2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge and good luck!

Hugs
Doris
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Sue said...

Love this fab card Lynn and I think I would definitely melt in that heat!!! dearie me that is hot!!! our dog's refuse to go out in the rain lol which we have had quite a few days of lately but that's the UK for you lots of huggles Sue xxx

Darnell said...

Good to see you, Lynn! Your lizard card is bright and fun and you know I love me a lizzie! Our temps have been up that high, too, and for waaaaaaay more days than ever before in the 40 years we've been here. Our lizzies, too, seem stupefied by what's going on! Sorry I'm late popping in. We went on vacation to the north coast to cool off, but it was just as hot there!! Hugs, Darnell

Maxine D said...

So great to see you here Lynn - as you know I have 'found' you on IG. A fun card - I hope it cols down for you soon. Poor Rambo - sounds like dehydration could take over from outside 'business' if you weren't careful!!
Blessings
Maxine

Diane said...

What a super cute lizard you have created Lynn.

Hugs Diane

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my gosh Lynn! This card is darling! We are having 80 degree days here in Maryland. I am still in my wheelchair for another two weeks but my sweet husband installed railing on our stairs so I am back in my craft room!

Hugs,
Chriss