Friday, January 27, 2023

The Bird

 This started out as a nice little girly birthday card for my sister in law........not sure what happened to all those thoughts but they seem to have gone out the window once I started making the card.  The stamp is from Unity and I was going to color it in all the pretty pinks....DUH!.........So, now we have a blue/green/yellow/brown bird - done with colored pencils.  I think I'll have to try again on the girly looking bird and maybe put a nice little bow around her neck or something......We'll see.........

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

How About Another Penguin

 Since I already had the set of Gerda Steiner Design penguin stamps out from my last card, I decided to make another with a different little penguin and a different design..........and different sketch challenge too!  I'm on a roll for Valentine's Day I guess......

I think the design paper with the hearts is from probably from Paper Studio and the stripe paper is an old old, ancient piece from Stampin' Up.  I can live to be 400 and still have patterned paper left over.  No matter how much I use I still keep finding more - or maybe it's just finding me!  It's so hard to pass up cute paper. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for their sketch challenge.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

A Few Hearts

 It's getting close to Valentine's Day and I figured I'd better get with the program and get a few cards made for that.  I don't send out too many for Valentine's Day - mainly to the granddaughters - but I need to get them done.  It's a little hard to believe it's almost Valentine's Day when it seems like we just finished with Christmas.  

I followed the sketch for CAS Colours and Sketches (and will enter it in their challenge)  and used a penguin stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Added a few bits and pieces of scraps, some hearts, and a sentiment...... and it's a done deal.  

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Christmas Leftovers

 No, I'm not still eating on the Christmas turkey and ham......but I am still trying to clear off my desk that still has Christmas stamps and do-dads all over the place.  

Here's a couple of cards using the same cute snowman from Unity Stamps (sentiments from My Favorite Things).....also the same design but different colors.  Not a single snowflake to go with a snowman either!  Yikes!  All this stuff on my desk and yet no snowflakes.  Improvise with stars and hearts......

Fun cards and I've already got a head start for Christmas cards now.  

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

A Quilt, A Card, and A Very Merry Christmas

 First up today is a quilt I made for Christmas last year.  It was one of those deals where I looked at the pattern and figured there was no way I could do that but had to try..........I did it and it came out really pretty I think.  This is the best I could do for a picture.

Next up we have a card.......and it's the jolly old guy himself.  I've "re-discovered" Unity stamps and splurged a little during their sale and got a few things.  I love stamping with rubber even though I know it's easier to use the clear stamps so you can see where you're stamping.  I just always think the rubber stamps prettier.'s the old guy from Unity Stamps……..

And last...........Merry Christmas.  If you celebrate the day I hope you have a good one.  No big plans here at all but I'm going to kinda disappear for a couple of weeks I think.  I have some things going on the first part of January and doubt I'll be crafting too much.  I'll check back with everyone when I get back.  Thanks to each one of you for being a part of my life - yes, you really are and I appreciate it.  

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Freezin' and Rambo

 Getting a little chilly around here now - and we still have January and February to go!  Time for me to just stay in the house and be warm.   Here's another 'freezin' card with yes, one of those cute little grumpling stamps from Taylor Expressions.  Gotta love these guys.....

The image was cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  I added a little pink and purple bottle tree from Tim Holtz stamps and the card was basically done.  A clean and simple "git 'er done" card.

Since I'm already here on the blog I thought I'd also add the latest picture of Rambo all decked out in his (almost too small) Christmas tee-shirt.  It says "no mistletoe needed".  We did the Santa pictures one year and it was pretty stressful on everyone involved....there was no biting (by either Rambo or Santa) but it was more of a "what the hell am I doing on this guy's lap" type deal.  

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

'Tis the Season......

 What's not to love about this grumpy little cat from Taylored Expressions!  This is definitely me in colder weather.  That first cold front moves in around October or November around here and then I don't thaw out until April.  I'll take summer any day of the week - although it really does get a little toasty here - like HOT!  

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