Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Sweet Tweet

Lately it seems all I have time to do is a quick card - so here's another one.  The image of that darling snowman can be found at From the Heart Stamps for their monthly progressive challenge.  I know I'll be using this one again for Christmas cards this year too.

To dress up the card at least a tiny bit I added the red and white polka dot paper at the top and the gold cording.  That's about it folks.  Hopefully I'll start having a little more time this next month and get my brain un-fried at the same time.  I've got the mojo to go back and make a card and then when I get there I seem to stare at everything for a long time - and that's it.   I AM very good at ordering new things though - what's the deal with that I wonder!  It's always nice to stare at new things.  HA!

I'll also take this to the Rudolph's Day Challenge.  

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

Friday, August 28, 2015

Smiles for the Weekend

One big smile heading into the weekend! 

I could come up with some kind of good bull about no flowers in my yard right now, or how I used to look as a child, or just being short and sweet and leaving you with this card.  I think I'll just leave it to the card today.  Sassy Cheryl image, Copic coloring, Smile die cut out from a circle die with smile in it, and a few sequins.

Hope everyone has a great day and weekend and thanks for stopping by......

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Basket for Fall

All the stores around here already have their Halloween candy out and every time I walk by I groan and then snarl a bit.  If I buy it now I'll have it eaten long before Halloween ever even gets here!  The good thing though is that it means cooler weather is on the way - and I'm so ready for it I could scream!  When it got to 103 yesterday I decided to quit looking at the thermometer.  Of course the air conditioner just HAD to go out last night too.  Makes for a really, really, really long night!   Anyway, on to cooler weather and my card.....

The image is from Deedee's Digis and it comes in a set of four - one for each season.  Very pretty images and they come in pre-color or the line version that you can color yourself.  Like a dummy I decided that coloring the image would be a wonderful stress reducer so started coloring it with Copics.  There were so many details and tiny pieces on the image to color so not sure how much stress it reduced - as it was giving me fits.  Of course right in the middle of it all one of the Copics ran out of juice and guess who didn't have the refill ink!  I just sorta winged it from there.  It is what it is.

Anyway......back to the images!  They're so pretty and if you played along with Deedee's challenge last month you got them for free this month.  If not, you can always purchase it in the shop.  There's still a little time to play this month and we'd love to see you there.  Be sure and check this out because these images can be used all year long!

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

Monday, August 24, 2015


How about that title?  Boat!   Pretty original I guess!

This is another card that I did several weeks ago and really can't remember too much about what I did.  I know I used some wood grain card stock.  The sailboat die is from Simon Says Stamp.  The birds were from some other set and so was the sentiment.  I watercolored (Yikes) the background for the boat.  My water coloring stinks but I keep trying anyway. 

Nice weekend around here - and thank the heavens for sports on TV!  Jim parks himself in front of it and all is nice for a while.  We're rocking along ok with some days better than others.  Guess that's expected though.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Smiles for Friday

It's Friday and time to SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very quickly here - Tim Holtz Crazy Bird, accessories for the bird, sentiment from Art Impressions, twine, an old SU texture plate, circle dies, and Kraft paper.  Guess that says it all........or as much as I can say anyway!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by............

Monday, August 17, 2015

I Wish!

Yes, I wish I was sitting on a nice beach somewhere - and maybe even sipping on a good Margarita too!  Afraid that's not going to happen for a while though.  Besides that, it's much too hot to even think about a beach around here.  I'm ready for cooler temps now!!

This is another card I'd done a couple of weeks ago using the Beach Party set from Newton's Nook.  The palm is from Stampendous and the little crab from Lawn Fawn.  I sponged the sky in, die cut some clouds, used some patterned paper from Paper Studio for the 'sand', and added a die cut sun from some polka dot paper with a sequin in the center.  I slit the 'sand' paper and stuck the surf board in the sand......I'm pretty sure that's the way all the big boy surfers do it.

Since I used a ton of snippets on here, I'll also enter it in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  There's a sweet bunch of ladies over there so check it out.

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thanks to Everyone!

I'll try not to get too mushy here - but just wanted to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.  You'll never, ever know how much your thoughts and prayers, comments, emails, and cards helped me get through each day for the last couple of weeks.  It's been a very stressful time for us and I just feel like crying thinking of all of you that care so much about Jim and I. 

Jim is doing pretty good - and we both know it could have been so much worse.  He got out of the hospital and then went to what they called Skilled Nursing for therapy and rehab.  Actually, their "skilled nursing" was a nursing home and what an experience that was!  It really opens your eyes to aging and the future.  I always try to make the best of things though and keep laughter in the world - so we did see a really good wheel chair fight as two of the residents were trying to get through the same doorway at the same time and were furious at each other -  and a lot of flirting between 90 and 100 year old's!  HA!  This even managed to get a smile or two out of Jim.  I was allowed to take Rambo up to visit and he became the hit of the home!  We have so many adjustments to make in our life now and pretty much a completely different lifestyle.   We'll make the best of whatever comes our way and just roll with the punches from now on.

I've missed everyone so much and have missed my time in the craft room too.  Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things soon.  You'll be seeing several cards in the next week or so that I made before life through us this curve ball.  This first one is from Deedee's Digi's with one of her pre-colored images (that was suppose to be posted last month).    Yes, I did another shaker card.  A super sweet blogging friend sent me a Fuse tool and it makes completing a shaker card a breeze!  

I'll be by to comment on your blog as much as I can.  There are days that this just won't happen right now though due to other things.  We're just taking one day at a time.

Thank you so much!