Friday, April 19, 2019

A Bouquet of Flowers

Using one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets, I have a bouquet of flowers for you.  Hope everyone has a nice weekend.  (How's THAT for a short post!)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Toodling Along

No matter what I do I can't seem to get a good picture of anything these days.  This was taken with my phone and looks pretty washed out.  It is what it is though since it's  already in the mail.  Then to top it all off, the program I use to edit my photos on the computer freezes up every time I try to use it.  Then it snowballs.....turn off the computer, can't get it turned off, finally get it turned off and then can't get it to come on, get it to come on and it goes back to that same program that froze it initially!  Grrrrrrrr.............WHY do I even deal with this mess!

Anyway, the images are from My Favorite Things.  The purple in the background was done with some of the Pearl Alcohol inks.  Some sort of technique that I tried the other day.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

It's Almost Time

Now don't laugh because like it or not Halloween will be here before you know it.  If I wasn't so lazy I could count out the days and give you that information but instead I'll just say it's only about 6 months away so if you're like me, you'd better start early! 

When I was in the process of moving a couple of months ago and didn't want to pack up any boxes, I'd grab this Sassy Cherly image and color a little bit.  My Copics were going in the car with me instead of the moving truck so they were available.  After I got moved,  I started digging around and found all the pieces to go with this - the frame, glitter paper, and all that sort of good stuff.  Don't even ask why I picked a Halloween image because as you know, I don't like Halloween!!!!!!  What can I say.............

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Friends and Flowers

Friday should be for friends, flowers, and fun!  Even though this isn't a fun card, it does have flowers and it's going to some friends too.  Right before I moved I made some new friends that sorta took me under their wing.  They'd bring me food thinking I probably wasn't eating right (which I wasn't) and just generally checking in with me every day to make sure I was ok.  Great friends and I hated leaving them.  I've been sending them a few cards since I've been here just to let them know how much I think of them.  This will be one of the ones sent.  

This is one of the new stamps I recently purchased from Technique Tuesday.  I wanted to just color it and keep it simple so when I found that piece of frame that I'd die cut back whenever, I knew it'd frame out these flowers perfectly.  Colored in Copics and it's a done deal.

Thanks for stopping by..........and have a FUN weekend!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A Bit of Penguin Poop

 I've been around a long time and have seen a lot of things - but I've never in my life seen penguin poop......and probably never will either.  I seriously doubt if it comes in colors like this but who really knows unless you've seen it.   I mean, even going to the zoo, I don't go around looking at all the colors of poop.  The expression on this little guys face is saying he's a little surprised it came out in different colors but then again, maybe he's never closely examined his poop either!!!

I saw this stamp set from Whimsy Stamps a while back and after seeing the expressions on his face just knew I had to have it.  I added the rolling 'hill' and trees, sponged in some clouds, cut out the image and popped it up, and it's a done deal.  Quick and easy - and fun - birthday card.

Because I actually used snippets on this card and haven't been to Pixie's Crafty Workshop in a coons age I figured I'd take it over there and enter it in her challenge! 

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Monday, April 1, 2019

For the Birds - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

It's time again for another challenge at 2 Craft Critter Crazies!  Spring has sprung ( in some places) and the birds are out in force, singing their little hearts out.   I'm using Little Love Birds from our sponsor this month- Digi Doodle Studios.  They really have some cute images so check out their store.  

Be sure and enter our challenge with your card or project for a chance to win a great prize package from our sponsor.  All you need to do is have a critter of some kind on your entry.

It appears I'm back - somewhat. I finally got everything moved and even unpacked.  Parking it somewhere has become a little problem but I'm finding all sorts of nooks and crannies for things.  The desk I had was too large so had to get rid of it and I've finally gotten a different one.  I have all my supplies tucked away in various places and it's like hunting Easter eggs looking for something when I start to make a card.  It's going to take a while to get used to where everything is again I guess.  I'll be back around to check out everyone's blog soon so just bear with me on that.

In the meantime though, enter your card in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Here Today......Gone Tomorrow

This was left over from Christmas but thought it'd be appropriate for today.  Here today....and gone tomorrow just like  Christmas was here and now it's gone for a while.  I'm going to be the same way though.  Here today and gone tomorrow - and won't be back for a while now.  I realize I've just been hit and miss on here but it's going to continue for a while longer I'm afraid

I'll be moving next month and so everything is being boxed up.  The stamp room (my happy place) is about 1/16 done.  Yes, you read that right.  I can't seem to get going on the packing of that room but I'm trying.  Seems I get a couple of boxes packed up and it doesn't even look like I've done anything.  Then I'll start packing there and remember something else I need to do in the other part of the house, so go back there and start on something else.  I get sidetracked really easy I guess.  I'll also start to pack something and them realize I hadn't used that stamp in forever or something like that.  Surely I don't have too much stuff!!! 

Anyway, I'll leave you with this card for now.  If I can get everything going like I'd like to do I'll be back around the end of March or maybe April.

Thanks for stopping by..............and I'll eventually be back..............

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Critter Stack - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

First of all........Happy New Year to everyone.  Hope it's a good one for you.

We're starting the new year off just right with another challenge from 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Bugaboo.  Everyone loves their images!  Be sure and enter our challenge this month for a chance to win a fabulous prize package from them too.  All you need to have is some type of critter on your card or project. 

I have several critters on my card today.  In fact, it's a stack of critters (called Farm Critter Stack from Bugaboo)  I used some barn wood type red paper for the background, sponged in a few clouds, added the strip of black and white stripe paper, and then my image framed out with the wonky stitching die.  As an afterthought I added the fence - cutting out several and stacking them for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by and head on over to 2 Crafty Critter Crazies to enter.