Sunday, September 25, 2022

It's Fall - Somewhere

 It's fall - but I don't think Texas got the memo.  We're still in the 90's but the weather people keep saying it'll cool down to the 80's (like 87 - which really isn't any kind of a cool-down if you ask me)!   I thought fall was supposed to be crisp air, leaves blowing in the breeze, pumpkins, and football.  About all we have is the football.  Oh well, winter will be here before we know it and then we'll be looking forward to spring and summer.  

I realize this is a complete shock.......but it's another birthday card!  It's already been received so I can post it now.  The images (from Sunny Studio) were given to me as a "just because" gift and I love them.  They're so cute and fun.   All were stamped, colored with Copics, cut out and placed on the card. 

So......a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to Carol today!  

Thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling.........


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Another Birthday

 I'm really knocking out birthday cards lately.  I have so many to do before the end of the year and since I've been pretty well worthless I haven't done them like I should.  It really does make me wonder why I'm even bothering - other than the fact the card is homemade and I guess that means something.  I mean you can go to a dollar store and pick up a card for a dollar now.  I was also in the post office yesterday and they had some cute ones for something like $2.99.  Our homemade ones probably run about $85 each when you think of all the supplies we buy!  Yikes!

Anyway, this is the latest birthday card - for a friend.  I used a Taylored Expressions stamp and the rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. far as going gray......what can I say!  I used to color my hair.  Now, what you see is what you get!  

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Spinning Around in CIrcles

 The story of my life at times is like this mouse - spinning around in circles - but this one is spinning around to celebrate!  Just a birthday card that I'm sure I'll be needing in the next month or so.

  The image is from Colorado Craft Company and the rest of the card came about from scraps from  my desk.  I'm really trying to use up some ribbon now since I have enough for an army.  Ribbon is something that's just so pretty you can't pass it up - and then it starts breeding in the craft room.

Moving right along.......... I thought I'd show you one of the quilts I'd done a while back.    It's a log cabin quilt and instead of quilting it on the sewing machine I hand tied it.  Just something different but  I think it made it fluffier.   Another one for Goodwill when I die I guess!

Thanks for stopping by..........and keep smiling.


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Wobbly Old Man and a Dog

 Popping in with a birthday card for my brother.  He's not chubby like this little guy, and he's not bald either.  He's maybe a little wobbly and definitely OLD though!  The guy and sentiment are from My Favorite Things and I used a scrap of patterned paper cut out with a rectangle die.  I mounted him on one of those wobbly things and so it looks like his belly is bouncing when you move the card! 

 I really think I'm going to have to go back to using my regular camera instead of the phone to take photos.  Everything is still fuzzy looking.  I'm a work in progress..........


Now on to more important Rambo!  Yes, it's the 'dog' part of the title.  Rambo is doing just fine and getting older now (but aren't we all).  He'll turn 14 in January so he's getting up there in dog years.  He's getting a little more frosty in the face and feet and liking his sleep more.  Ever so often he'll get a burst of energy though and do zoomies.  They don't last long. 

Thanks for stopping by........and keep smiling!


Friday, September 2, 2022

It's Been A While

 Wow!!!  It's been a while since I've been here.  I guess I'm kinda like a bad penny - I just keep coming back.  That really IS some kind of saying isn't it?  It doesn't make a lot of sense but then again so many things in life don't make sense!   With things the way they are these days and times though even a bad penny is a good penny!   Anyway.........Good or bad, here I am once again.   

This is EXACTLY how I looked trying to do this blog post!  It's just been so long since I've done one and I had a terrible time figuring out what to do - IF I've even figured it out right!  I guess I'll find out after I hit "publish" and see if the computer self destructs!  It took about four hours just to figure out how to add the watermark again and as you can see, I cut off a tad bit of that when I edited the card.  UGH!  Also, if the picture is a little fuzzy looking to you it's because it probably is.  That was another experience all together!     Ok........The image is from Stamping Bella and was colored with Copics - done deal for a "git 'er done" birthday card. 

I'll be back when I'm back.  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by...........and keep smiling!


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.....