Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Gets the Boot - or Shoe

Giving the boot (shoe) to Halloween with my card.  The boot/shoe and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions.  I used some different colors of distress inks on the boot/shoe.  Added the black frame, big bat, spider web, and spider die cuts.

For some reason I've made a few Halloween cards this year - and remember, I'm the one that doesn't even like Halloween!  Eek!  The kids have fun though so I guess it's ok.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (Halloween) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by...........oh, and in case you haven't noticed - I'm not doing any commenting on the weekends.  In fact, I seldom even look at Blogger then.   I'm not being rude, but this is giving me time to make a few cards, catch up on computer emails, etc. and just generally being a bum.  I'm getting pretty good at the bum business too!!


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fall Colors

I'm loving those wonderful colors of fall ........ and I'd really love that wonderful weather of fall too!  We really are cooling down a bit around here though so that's good.  Anytime we can get a "cold front" that cools us down to the 80's around here we're excited!!!

Using a stamp set from Impression Obsession (Solid Tree)  I made a one layer card today.  The trunk of the tree was stamped with some distress ink and the leaves were stamped using some Taylored Expression ink.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Impression Obsession (colors of Halloween or fall)

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

Silly Goose - PIP Challenges

It's time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  We have another Anything Goes challenge and are being sponsored by Imagine That digital stamps.  Come on over and play along for a chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor.

I've used this silly goose for my card today.  He's all dressed up to hit the streets trick or treating for Halloween.  Fun guy and not scary at all.  He sorta looks like that goose on the commercial!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and enter Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge!


Friday, October 4, 2019

Summers Last Frog

I received a reminder the other day that I hadn't done a Funny Friday is a long time.  It's actually been right at a year now.  Maybe it's time to start them again ever so often.................Right, Connie?

I mean you just HAVE to smile when you see this cute frog from QKR!  She's a doll isn't she....and everyone should be smiling today since it's Friday!

This is actually the second frog that I colored.  I got the first one all done and it was on my desk waiting to go on a card and the next thing I knew Bentley the BEAST (my daughters dog) was gnawing on it!  Ugh!  It must have fallen  off my desk - and believe me, anything that hits the floor in this house belongs to, socks, paper, TV remotes, telephones,pencils, name it and it's probably in his belly.   In fact, the other day we had to take him to doggie ER due to swallowing a ponytail scrunchie.   Rambo just gives him a "you've got to be kidding me" type look.

Anyway, since it's October now I can safely say that everyone around here has put up their bikini for the winter - and are wishing summer was already back again.

I'll enter this in the challenge at QKR Stampede (anything goes) using my QKR image and the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (anything goes).

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Flowers and Meditation

Flowers............what more can you say about this.............

I used the Zigs to color the flowers (MFT) and then stamped the sentiment (Wplus9).

Rambo's meditating....................Actually he's just soaking up some sunshine.  I hadn't posted a picture of him in a while and know you were probably dying to see him.   He's happy.  My daughter has a part Schnauzer and part Yorkie that Rambo and  I call the BEAST.  He's only a little over a year old and wants to play all the time of course.  Rambo wants to sleep.  Whenever he can get a chance like this for a little peace and quiet, he loves it  (In other words.......Bentley the BEAST is driving him nuts)! 

I'll enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Think Pink).

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Splat, I Love You THIS Much-2CCC

YEA!  It's time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.........and this little guy definitely is feeling the craziness!  Or maybe he's just in love?   He's one of the images of a set from Beccy's Place called Frog Hop.   Beccy's Place is our sponsor this month and has such cute images so be sure and check them out.

The fun frog was colored with Copics, cut out and placed on the distress sponged brick wall. (It sorta looks like someone threw a frog against that wall and it stuck - Splat!!!!!  YIKES!!!!)  The sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up.  I added a couple of tiny hearts and it was done.

Be sure and stop by 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and enter your card or project for a chance to win.  Just be sure and have some type of critter on your card.

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

Friday, September 27, 2019

White on White on White

I just heard on the news that Texas may be getting a pretty good cold front in next week.  I doubt very seriously if we'll see any snowflakes like this here but the cooler weather will be welcomed for sure.  I do hope it snows this winter though so I can see if Rambo is going to love it or hate it!

Lots of white here - but with a little gold embossing too.  I used a stencil for the background "snow" and some texture paste.  The snowflakes were made with Impression Obsession and Lawn Fawn dies.  I also added some clear "whatever they're called".  The sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches (sketch) and Rudolph's Day Challenge (Christmas).

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A Couple of Roses

Just a couple of roses today using a stamp from Sugar Pea Designs.  The first one, being yellow, would have to be the yellow rose of Texas I guess.  The second one, in red, is just a rose.  I'm still not sure why I tried distress ink behind this one but I did so it is what it is.  Looks a little dirty or something!  Yikes!

They were both colored with colored pencils and that's about all you can say about them I guess.

I followed the sketch at Case This Sketch so would like to enter that challenge.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Foxy for Fall - PIP Challenge

Time again for another challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and our sponsor is Lawn Fawn!  Be sure and enter your card or project for an Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $25.00 from Lawn Fawn!  How exciting is that!!!!

Today is the first day of autumn - well, unless you're living in Texas.  Autumn probably won't show it's face around here for a while and we may be lucky if we even see it.  Sometimes we go straight from summer to winter.  Anyway, back to my card...........

An autumn card for the first day of autumn......   I used Into the Woods from Lawn Fawn and created the scene inside a piece of white wood looking card stock.  This was then added to a piece of wood looking patterned paper.  (Lots of wood looks around here!)  I added some die cut leaves, cloud, and twine.  The "smile" speech bubble was also in the same stamp set and I heat embossed it with a platinum embossing powder.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cut it Up (use die cuts - and I used several different ones including the fox, cloud, leaves, etc) for  Into the Woods, Creative Knockouts for Anything goes) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop for snippets.  

Thanks for stopping by..........Be sure enter at Pammie's Inky Pinkies!  We'd love to see your creation.

Monday, September 16, 2019

A Couple of Ratty Looking Cards

Well Rats!!!!!!!!  Pretty ratty looking cards for you today.

 Even I can't believe I'm finally playing along in the Twofer Challenge!  The theme is critters and critters is one thing I have plenty of in my stamp collection.  I've had this stamp set from  Katzelkraft for a while and just haven't inked it up until now.  So, it's the first time using the set and the first time playing in the challenge!

Both are very clean and simple and pretty well self explanatory as you can see, so I won't go into everything I did (or didn't) do. As I said - the rats are from Katzelkraft,  The sentiment on the one of the right is from Taylored Expressions.  Not sure where the sentiment on the left is from.

So anyway.........there you have it - a couple of rats!

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


Friday, September 13, 2019

Raking it Up - Not In

I think if I post more cards for fall or autumn, the weather will change and we'll start having cooler temperatures.  Don't want snow like some places are actually having now, but a little chill in the air would feel good.  Raking the leaves like this little guy is getting ready to do wouldn't feel so great though.

I used an image and sentiment from Darcie's and it's colored with Copics.  A little layering of papers, some twine, and it was done.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (Autumn) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Snippets).

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019


I'm so disappointed because you can't see this STUFF on my card!  Bummer!!!! 

I'm now considered a "city girl" since I live in a city now I suppose.  Not sure you can take the "country" out of me though.  Anyway, one of the advantages of living here is that a couple of the big box craft places are right down the road.  I've never had that luxury before so it's a little different knowing if I run out of something, I can just run down the road and get it.  Before I'd make about one trip every couple of months to the city and stock up on things. 

ANYWAY.......back to business........I was in one of the places the other day and found this STUFF.  I'm sure everyone reading this has a can of it and has used it before but I'd never even seen it.  I guess I was so busy trying to stock up on things I never even noticed it.  

Glitter Dust!!!   Oh my!  That stuff is wonderful.  I finished my very, very, VERY simple card and decided I'd try it.  Took it all outside and sprayed away (Rambo looks like he's ready for a night of partying with glitter all over him too)!!!!!!  Even though you can't see it in the picture, it really did make it shine. Nice!  

As far as the card goes..........the usual..........distress inks, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, some clear sequins, and that glitter dust. 

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Monday, September 9, 2019

A Little Boo and Fantastic News!

First of all -  FANTASTIC news!  I was asked to be on the design team at Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge blog and of course said a big YES! It's a wonderful challenge blog and I'm so excited and honored to be part of it.

We don't have a sponsor this time but PIP will be offering  a wonderful prize in the form of a gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.    Fabulous images to choose from  as you well know.  It's an Anything Goes challenge and we'd love to see what you create.

Halloween will be right around the corner, so I've used one of Mo's images for my card today.  It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from MFT.  I added a little patterned paper and twine and the card was done.

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and enter Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

A Couple of Horses - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

It's that time again - another critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  We'd love to have you join in on our challenge - just make sure you have some type of critter on your card.  We're being sponsored this month by QKR who also provided us with some wonderful images.

First up  - all in grays and blues.  I LOVE this image for a masculine card.  I didn't even attempt to color it because I think it's so dynamic looking just as is.  I did run a little bit of green over the grass but that was it.  It's framed out super simple and the large silver circle star was added with some twine.

I'd like to enter this card in the QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything goes

Since I'm still trying to do more than one card with either a stamp set or an image, I have this pretty horse framed out with some green plaid and solid green paper.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  Guys need to be told they're fabulous every so often I think.

That's it for today, but be sure and check out 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and enter your card or project.

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

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Penguin Happenings

This is not your typical little  "happy feet" type guy I'm afraid.  He reminds me of the day after Christmas when you're not even sure how you made it through the last two weeks - and wondering what exactly you're suppose to do next.   Or maybe he's just thinking about all the money he spent at Christmas and realizing he's going to pay for it all now!

This cute image is from Rubbernecker Stamps.  Isn't he the absolute cutest penguin ever!  The sentiment is from MFT and the snowflake from Lawn Fawn.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches where they're celebration their 400th sketch!  I'll also enter it in Rudolph's Day Challenge for August.

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

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Summer's Done?

I'm not sure if this gal is heading to the beach - or leaving the beach!  If she lives in Texas, I'm sure she heading that way though.  Way too hot here (we hit 109 the other day) to even think about anything other than a little sand and surf.   I know winter is coming, but we still have a few months to go around here.

Lots of layering on this card for whatever reason. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is colored with Copics.  I just wish I could get a tan like that!  As it is, looking at me in a bathing suit is like looking at a ghost - and it not even being Halloween!   Anyway........a fun card to give you a smile.

I'll enter this in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge - stripes.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

With Sympathy

I don't think anyone likes to make sympathy cards but we do have to send them on occasion .  I did this one really fast - mainly because my daughter needed one quick.

I used some very shiny white paper for the background but it appears in a muted gray somewhat.  The patterned paper also in grays and pink is from Paper Studio.  The butterfly die from Impression Obsession and the sentiment from Hero Arts.  The pearls...........ah............the pearls!  I can't even remember when I used pearls on a card the last time but they seemed to be needed on this one.  I actually even found them pretty quick too!  Surprise there!

Anyway, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches  so will enter it in their challenge.  I'll also enter this in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

.....And She's Back - YAY

Yes, I'm finally back.  No, I didn't hit the beach like I wanted but still had a good trip I guess.   Seeing a bunch of relatives doesn't compare to sand and surf sometimes but it was fine.  WAYYYYY too much driving.  Now that I live in the northern (Panhandle)part of Texas, in order to go anywhere you feel like you have to drive for days and days.  After 8 hours of driving on the first leg of the trip and then 3 and a half hours on the second leg of the trip, everything on my entire body hurt.  Rambo went with me and he slept almost the entire time.  What a life!

Anyway, back to the real world.  This is a card I did before I left.  (In fact, I haven't done anything since I got back other than help move one of the granddaughters into the dorm for college.  THAT made that 11 and a half hour trip look soooooo easy!!!)

Ok.......I used a die from MFT and not sure where the sentiment came from.  The background stamp with the swirls is from SSS.  Did some quick blending with the oxide inks and it was done!

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Beaches and Birds I have sun, sand, and the beach on my mind.  Two post in a row and both are about the beach!  Whoa!!!!! 

But we're talking about birds today and not surfer dudes.  I'm not sure if this flamingo qualifies as a bird with that hat on and carrying a purse but it's a cute one.   In fact, the entire stamp set from Inkadinkado was cute so instead of doing one card, I did several.  I'm trying to do that with more of my stamp sets now.  So many of them that I buy I only make one card, file away the stamp set, and then don't use it anymore.  Not really paying for itself at all that way so I'm trying to change my ways.  Not sure if you can teach an old dog new tricks though!!!

From looking at all these cards and the one from yesterday, it seems I'm heading to the beach.  I only wish!!!  However, I am going to be gone for a while but will be back.  Summer is almost over with and hopefully I'll be getting back to the regular routine of things around here.

Thanks for stopping by...........and will be back soon.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Surf's Up.....Or Maybe Down

Not sure if the surf is up or down but life is good - and especially if you're at the beach like this little surfer dude from Newton's Nook.  I wish I was at the beach right now but it's so hot in Texas I would imagine that the sand at the beach is too hot to stand on.  It'll cool down soon enough since they're already putting Halloween stuff in the stores now.  By next week I'm sure they'll have Christmas ornaments on display - if they don't already.

Anyway, as I said, the bear and surf board are from Newton's Nook.  The palms and clouds are from MFT and the sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  I used distress inks for the sand and sky.

I'll enter this at The Male Room Challenge (surf's up) and at Inky Paws Challenge (theme challenge).

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Getting Foxy - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

Getting a little bit foxy here for the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!  Come on over and join in on the challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor Sheep Ski Designs.

I'm using little Elsa from Sheep Ski Designs for my card today.  I colored her with Copics and colored pencils.  The patterned papers were from different companies.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and join in on our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies......Just remember to use some type of critter on your card or project.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Little Merry

Getting a little merry - a little bit early.  Christmas will actually be here soon though so I might as well start getting with the program on Christmas cards.

This is a very small stamp from Studio G that I've had forever!  I don't even remember buying it so not sure where it came from.  I've always thought it was so cute though.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up - another well loved stamp.  A very CAS card colored with Copics and popped up on the rectangle dies.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Less is More - small images.

Thanks for stopping by......

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Is It Hot Enough!

Is it hot enough for everyone!!!  Wow!   I know the northeastern part of the U.S. is being fried to a crisp right now and I feel so sorry for you if that's where you are.  We're pretty used to 100 and up temps here but I know not everyone is.  Hope things cool off for you soon............

but if not, find a good spot of water and chill out like this little gal.  I used a wave stencil from Newton's Nook and then the image and sentiment are from MFT  Had to add that Lil Inker sun too of course.  I colored this with some Arteza markers.

I realize that in my last post I said I'd be back in a few days but I didn't make it.  Busy summer around here but will try to pop in when I can.

Stay cool.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Croak - 2 Crafty Criter Crazies

It's time for another challenge from 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  When you enter, remember to have some kind of critter on your project and all will be good.

We're being sponsored this month by A Day for Daisies who also provided the DT with images.  I kept my card simple with just some Kraft, patterned paper, a die, some twine and a sentiment from Technique Tuesday that seemed to go perfect with that cute frog.  Love those eyelashes!

A short note:  I'm going to be missing in action for a few days.....but will be back.  

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

Monday, June 24, 2019

Roses Are Pink......

I'm definitely NOT a poet, so won't even attempt to finish the Roses Are Pink title.  If I did I'm sure it'd just sound pretty corny.

The image I used for this very CAS card is from Sugar Pea Designs.  It's one of those stamp sets you can use over and over.   Pretty images both big small.  I colored this with Arteza pens.  I finally broke down and got some not long ago just to see if I could figure out how to use them.  It's a work in progress but I do like using them.  I did a little stenciling with a Tim Holtz stencil behind the image and the card was a done deal.

I'd like to enter this in the AAA challenge (One corner and the optional twist of flowers) and also in the Less is More challenge for a one layer card with spots. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Peep, Peep, Peepers

You see that peep on the far right - that's exactly how I've been lately.  Just sorta not even wanting to move.  Not sure if it's age, the weather, laziness, or what, but it's there.

The stamp is from Stampingbella and is so cute.  A friend gifted it to me and it's my very first Stampingbella image.  Loving the peeps!  I used a sentiment stamp from Simon Says Stamp so I could make it into a birthday card.  Every time I get a birthday card finished, one of the granddaughters will wander though wanting to know if I have a card they can take to a birthday party.  They're keeping me in business - but the pay is awful!  The hugs are worth it though.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Mama Llama

We either have a mama or a papa llama - or maybe it's a whatever gender llama.  They're cute though and they come from Taylored Expressions.  I love that you can add whatever you want to their blanket and all that.  The cactus came from a Gerda Steiner set and the sentiment is also from Taylored Expressions.  I did a little sponging, added the clouds and that was about it. 

I followed the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches so will add it to their challenge.  Also adding it to the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop for all the snippets that were used on this card.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

For a Guy

YeeHaw and all that kind of good stuff!!!!  A very CAS card for one of the guys for whatever occasion I need it for.  I think it'd be good for a birthday, Father's Day, or whatever. 

The cowboy and rider are from Stampendous and the sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  I've always loved that sentiment because when you come right down to it, there really IS a little cowboy in everyone....male or female. (No, I'm not going to show you a picture of my cowboy boots today though)!!!!   I added a few embossed lines and that was it.

I'd like to enter this in the challenge at AAA cards - one layer with optional of black and white.

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