Monday, November 30, 2015

Have a Beary Christmas

I'm back........or did you even know I was missing!  Had a good week of getting some things done that needed to be taken care of and also re-charged my batteries somewhat.  They were running out of juice pretty quick around here. 

The challenge at Newton's Nook is all about Kraft and sparkle so I used Kraft as the card base for this and added a piece of red glitter paper and some sparkly snowflake sequins.  Of course I had to add some Wink of Stella on the presents too.  The image is from Winston's Home for Christmas set.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Penguin Polka (Dots)

There's just something about penguins that always put a smile on my face.....I mean, I was the one that couldn't wait for the movie Happy Feet to come out and can still watch it over and over again.  Move over grandkids, this movie is for ME!   Penguins make me smile - but then of course, polka dots too!  So why not combine both and have double the happiness!

Once again I used the Winter Wishes stamp set from Jane's Doodles making a small winter holiday scene.  I perched the Santa hat on his head, added an Impression Obsession pine die, stamped a few snowflakes in the background, and added the fun polka dot paper!   Originally, the sentiment was added directly on one of the 'hills' - but if you stamp something like that and then rub your hand over it too quick, it really will smear!  Duh!!!!  A quick fix though by adding the strip with the sentiment on it.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

After today I won't be around for a while but will see everyone after Thanksgiving sometime.  If you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Almost Time to Deck the Halls

It's almost time to deck the halls and this little birdbrain can be found at From the Heart Stamps to help you along.  I'm on a roll getting Christmas cards completed since I usually try to mail them out soon after Thanksgiving.  You notice I say "try"!  Maybe this year I'll actually do it too.

This was a free image if you played along last month in the progressive challenge at From the Heart.  If you didn't play along you can always find it in the store.  I used a swirly type embossing folder, scrap of patterned paper, and red cardstock.   I just had to add those sequins and twine with this little guy too.

Let's see.....I took mice over to the Playground for Pixie's Crafty Workshop on Monday - and now I'm taking a birdbrain for my snippets card.  Um.....I wonder what's going to be next?

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Twin Mice

I discovered a new (to me) stamp store about a year ago and had been following their blog for all that time.  Even though I loved all their stamps and images I never bought any.  Finally caved in because I just couldn't resist a stamp set they had for Christmas.  Oh my.......Great service, clear stamps that stamp perfect every time, and a very sweet and generous owner.

Jane's Doodles has so many wonderful stamps.  The set I used is called Winter Wishes and not only has the mouse, but also some other images that are equally as cute and fun.  I colored the 'twins' with Copics, added a couple of pieces of patterned paper, and then topped it off with a snowflake die from Impressions Obsession.  Very CAS and an easy mailer for the holidays.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Ho, Ho, Ho Times Two

It's Friday - so you know what that means!  Yep, it's Fun Friday!  Of course I had to pull out one of those crazy birds for Christmas too.

I found that if I stay off the computer for a few days I can actually get some cards made so that's where I've been and why I've been in and out with commenting and posting.  Trying to catch up but it may take a while.

Ok, back to Fun Friday - this is one RED BIRD!  What else would you expect at Christmas anyway.  Not much shading done but I colored him with Copics, added a 'happy' sentiment, twine, and some candy cane stripe paper.  The 'Ho, Ho, Ho' sentiment is probably older than I am (no way!) and since I already had it out, used it on another card too.

For my second card:  that little Santa is one of the smallest stamps I own!  I've never been able to figure out how exactly to use it but when I saw the challenge at The Crooked Stamper, I knew.  It's a fun challenge and Leslie always has great sketches.  He just seemed to fit on that strip of card stock along with the sentiment.  I added some patterned paper, ribbon, and an embossed panel.  Another card for Christmas completed!

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Friday, November 6, 2015

T Day Is On The Way

As you can see, no sentiment needed on this one!  All you have to do is look at this guys face and know he's totally dreading Thanksgiving Day.  He's tried to disguise himself as an ugly turkey in hopes that he'll  be passed over and not end up on someones plate this year.  Good luck little guy!

The image is from QKR and I love it!  I used a few scraps of paper, did some embossing, and tied the bow.  That's about it.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Simon Says Stamp (Thanks/Thanksgiving), Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets), QKR Stampede Challenge, and Classy Cards n'Such (Gobble, Gobble).

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Monday, November 2, 2015

An Indian But No Cowboy

We don't ever put any type of costume on Rambo for Halloween - or any other time of the year for that matter - but about a month ago I got him a little cowboy hat.  The cutest thing you've ever seen - but do you think he'd leave that on his head for one second while I was trying to take a picture!  Not even!  So, all you get today is the Indian!  I WILL get that shot of Rambo one of these days though so stay tuned.

The stamp is from I Brake for Stamps and sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers....all stamped on Kraft card stock.  A couple of pieces of some very old patterned paper and a clip were added and I called it done. 

Thought I'd give this one to Jim since he loves reading about the old west and Indians and would have loved living back in those times.  Not me so much since I don't think I could handle buffalo tongue or something like that to eat.  UCK!

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