Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Crazy Like a Fox

It's going to be a little bit crazy around here for the next few days but wanted to slide this foxy card in to enter in The Alley Way Stamps challenge.  The fox and sentiment are from The Alley Way Stamps.  I started out with a Kraft base and added some DP from My Minds Eye and some from an unknown source.  The little fox is popped up and colored with Copics.  Several rhinestones were added along with the twine.

Now, back to the craziness.......My daughter and her crew will be here later today and then tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving.  More company coming in then.  We should have a houseful and lots to eat!  Friday will probably mean a trip to the city to take the granddaughters on a little shopping trip - but not Black Friday early -  and then Saturday they head back home. Later that day Jim's sons and their families will hit.  By Sunday I'll be ready for the funny farm and yes.....crazy like a fox!  (I really don't know what that means though since I've never seen a crazy fox!).  I'll pop in on your blog when, and if, I get a chance - and will see you again when I see you!  If you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you have a wonderful day.

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

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ho, Ho, and Ho

Happy Ho, Ho, and Ho (or maybe that should be meow)!  I used a stamp set and die from Simon Says Stamp and DP from SU.  Colored up these little guys a bit and paper pieced the short dogs hat.  The "snow" embossing folder is from Sizzix and really not the same as the Kars one but it'll do in a crunch.  The bottom was cut and glittered up with some Rock Candy distress glitter - almost looks like dirty snow against that bright white!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple (code word - Pet) and also in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Eight Little Snowmen

The challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays is to create with 8.  So, how about 8 little snowmen!  This is from a very old SU wheel that I dismounted and these are about half of the snowmen that are on it.  It really makes for a quick and easy card for Christmas.  All I did was stamp the image, color them up a bit, add some glitter to the flakes, and use the Wink of Stella to shine up the vest and a few of the scarves. 

Just a very quick card for you today and I'll be back tomorrow!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Drunk Turkeys

Well, it's Friday so I thought we'd have a little discussion about a topic that's come to my attention.  I read in the paper last week that turkey farmers/ranchers/people that raise turkeys, have started giving them beer to fatten them up!  For real!!!  Those birds love the stuff!  Personally, I can understand that because nothing tastes better on a hot day than a good "cold one".  But the thought of turkeys drinking beer is a little overwhelming!  Supposedly they prefer lager over beer.  They say it gives the meat a better flavor and also the gravy is a bit darker.  Can you just image a bunch of drunk turkeys running around - all glassy eyed, staggering, etc!    Of course if I was a turkey I'd probably want to drink as much as possible and good and drunk.  Especially before Thanksgiving when I knew I was going to end up on someones dining room table!  I don't blame the little guys for loving that tasty stuff either!!!
SO..........after your turkey meal for Thanksgiving next week if everyone seems a little tipsy, you'll know why!

My computer........ah......I know some of you have been getting ads pop up for some reason.  Have no idea why.  The computer went into the shop on Monday and they cleaned it all up, etc. and can't find a single thing that would be causing the ads......SO - no clue!  You may want to "Google" on how to keep ads from popping up on your computer.  There's really not much else I can say or do but I am sorry this is happening.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Scarecrows for Thanksgiving

It's time again for another challenge at Digi Haven.  With Thanksgiving about a week away we'd like to see your creations for either Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks.  Come on over and join in on the fun for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from Beccy's Place, our sponsor for this challenge.

I used this a scarecrow image from Beccy's Place with the look of Fall.  Layered a few pieces of card stock behind the image, did a little faux stitching, and added some of those big brads that I've had in my stash forever!  The burlap was recycled from curtains that were in a deer blind several years ago.  I figure you need to have a little style if you're going to sit in a deer blind all day!

I'm back in business on my computer again and will give you an update on that in the morning on my next post.  I'll try to catch up with everyone as soon as I can.

Thanks for stopping by......and I'll be back in the morning for a FUN Friday!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All Dressed Up For You

My inspiration card today features one of those darling images from All Dressed Up by Wendy Burns.  You'll find images like this plus many more in the shop.  We also have a challenge going on right now and would love for you to join.  Head on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge and play along with us this week.

Not a whole lot to say about my card.  I again used one of the embossed pieces of card stock that Mary sent me.  Looks just like snow - I's been a LONG time since I've seen the white flaky stuff!  I colored the image with Copics and paper pieced her hat.  The boots were covered in Glossy Accents and then Frantage sprinkled around the image. 

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Un-Suspended Christmas Tree

Before I start rattling on about my card.......a note about the ads popping up on my blog.  I haven't authorized these things and have no idea why they're there.  I apologize because I know how frustrating they can be.  I spent most of the last two days trying to fix this problem and finally decided that this baby is going to the computer hospital tomorrow to have someone smarter than I am try to figure it out.  I'm sure they'll be keeping it for several days and I'll go through withdrawal without a computer but that's just life I guess.  I have several cards scheduled for the remainder of the week so pop back in when you get a chance.

Now - the reason I say it's an "un-suspended" Christmas tree is because it really started out as one of those cute cards with the hole punched in the front of the card and the tree dangling.  There's no dangle to this one though.  Everything started out pretty good and then I totally lost concentration on what I was doing so it's just laying flat as a pancake!  There IS a hole cut in the center of the card though and the tree is popped up on dimensionals.  I also added some Tim Holtz Rock Candy distressed glitter to give it a shine.  One thing about it, it's going to be an easy mailer for the holidays! The stamp set I used is from Simon Says Stamp.  This is similar to one I saw on another blog - I'm in Haven - but of course hers suspended just perfect.

I'll enter this in the challenge at CAS-ual Friday - that's teaming up with Curtain Call  this week (inspiration photo) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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

Friday, November 15, 2013

A Mousy Kind of Christmas

Lots of dots on this card - right!!  Well, I do love polka dots but may have gone a tab bit overboard on them.  Still a fun card to ship out for Christmas!  The little mouse and sentiment are from Paper Smooches. Gotta love those mice you know.  I added some SU patterned paper and Cherry Cobbler card stock, a snip of twine, and some enamel dots.  Also did a tiny bit of stitching on the card stock. 

I'm following the sketch below in order to enter this in the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week.  I'll also enter it in Moving Along with the Times Challenge (furry friends)

I know I haven't had a Funny Friday in ages....and am working on stay tuned.

Note:  I just got a comment yesterday on here saying that some type of advertisement was showing up on my blog.  I really have no idea what it could be but I'm not seeing it.  If you're stopping by and see something like this I apologize.  Any ideas on how to get rid of that would be appreciated too!

Thanks for stopping by.......

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poinsettia Christmas

Up until a few years ago, I viewed poinsettias as just a so-so flower and I wasn't seeing the beauty in them.  Now I can't seem to get enough of them!  That's one of my favorite things about all the holiday decorations you see in the store now too.  I buy at least one of these pretty plants every Christmas and can actually keep them alive for several months.  After that, it starts getting too hot around here and they pretty well crater. 

I finally broke down and bought the Poppy Stamps die for this - and also got the smaller die but haven't used it yet.  I wasn't real pleased with the leaf arrangement that I had going on my card so punched out several of the MS sprigs and used those instead.  I also felt like I need something else for the gold part on the inside of the flower but ending up leaving it like it was for easy mailing.  The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug I believe.  I went over the petals with a glitter pen but they didn't show up very much in the photo.  Will have to try something different on that next time.  And last but not least.............I see so many using this die and curling the leaves a bit.  I didn't curl mine because I've noticed when the leaves start to curl on my real poinsettia plants that means they're getting ready to bite the dust! 

I'll enter this in Pixie's Snippets Workshop (snippets).

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Monday, November 11, 2013

In the Meadow......

......we can build a snowman.  Well, we don't usually get to build these little guys down this far in Texas but I can still "build" one on a card!

This little guy is one of the stamps in the Snow Much Fun set from SU.  He reminds me of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and I want to poke him in the stomach!  The trees in the background are from Repeat Impressions.   Did a bit of sponging and then cut some snippets of white and glittered it up for the snow.  Of course I just had to add a little Frantage for the falling snow.  Looks like a nice wintery day.

I'll enter this in Pixie's Snippets Playground (snippets used on the snowman and "snow")

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Great Spotted - Frog

A quick card today with this cute frog from Paper Smooches.  No bling, no shine, no mess.  I also made a 4X4 card - which I never, ever do but this little guy was just looking way too lonesome on a larger card.

I'll enter him in the Trend Watch challenge over at Paper Smooches Sparks - stripes.

I'll also enter Mr. Frog in the challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playhouse

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Couple of Turkeys

Yesterday you'll remember seeing a "couple of bucks" you get a couple of turkeys!  It's time for another challenge from Digi Haven and our sponsor is Floppy Latte - who provided the sentiments for my cards today.  The theme this go round is Fall.  Be sure and check out Digi Haven and play along for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from Floppy Latte.

Both of my cards are exactly the same - except for one little difference................

Yep, the second one isn't just some ordinary turkey - he's turkey in the straw!!!  The turkey image is from Bugaboo (colored in Copics) and like I said, the sentiment is from Floppy Latte.  Super clean and simple cards that will get mailed the week before Thanksgiving.

A little story about the straw!  I think I've used small pieces of hay on my Thanksgiving or Fall cards for several years - mainly because a guy used to store his bales of hay out here and I'd just go grab a handful.  This year he didn't store it here so I had no hay and was pretty sad about the whole thing.......however,  the grocery store provided!!  They have very small bales of hay for the pumpkins and that type of things to sit on.  You guessed it.....several little sprigs just ended up in my purse somehow -  they were actually on the floor in front of the bales and I just figured it was my duty to help keep the store litter free!!

I'll enter this in the challenge at DRS Designs (who's a turkey).

Thanks for stopping by.......and be sure and enter the Digi Haven Fall Challenge this week.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Couple of Bucks

A couple of bucks for you today!  Now I know that generally speaking, a couple of bucks means two and a few means more than two.  I only have a "couple" on the front but will include the other inside to make it a "few" - along with a little money for Christmas too!

Those cute little reindeer and the sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  I used some red background paper and the photo die from Lil Inker.  The snowflake was made with a Martha Stewart punch and glitter added.  Behind the deer I used a much loved piece of the snow embossing folder that Mary sent me and some more glitter to the hand cut "snow" they're standing on.  The piece of Kraft was embossed with wood grain from SU.  I'm getting ready for Christmas.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Sweet Stamps (nature), Pixie's Snippets Playground (snippets), and the ABC Christmas Challenge (reindeer).

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

Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Pumpkin

It won't be too much longer and Thanksgiving will be here.....good food and friends!  If only I didn't have to cook it!  Every year I swear we're all going out to eat somewhere and then I end up cooking again.  I'm really thinking I've spent enough years doing that and things need to change - but don't see that happening.

Very simply one layer card using a stamp from Hero Arts that I've had forever.  The sentiment is from SU.  I colored this with some Intense Pencils and then ran some score lines around it to frame it out.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Addicted to Clean and Simple (one layer) and Perfect Sentiments (Fall or Halloween).

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

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall(ing) for All Dressed Up

I'm All Wrapped Up in the images from Wendy's Burns All Dressed Up shop......and it just so happens this one is called All Wrapped Up!  Take a look at Wendy's shop and you can find this cute image among many more.

It's time again for another challenge at All Dressed Up!!  Be sure and check out our challenge blog and enter for your chance to win.  See all the rules of the challenge on the blog - and note there are some free images there too.  Our theme this go-round is Give Thanks/Autumn Colors.

I used some Chocolate Chip card stock and My Minds Eye patterned paper for my card.  The image is colored in Copics.  I added some twine and did a little bit of stitching.  Normally I would have stamped the sentiment (from a Simon Says Stamp kit) directly on the card but thought by punching it out in the scalloped oval it gave it more dimension.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and head on over to our challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT.

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