Friday, March 31, 2017

Getting Younger

No matter how old I get, there's still a few (not many, I know) older than me!!  I think that's why I love this sentiment from Taylored Expressions.  Since I have one of those milestone birthdays coming up in the near future (sigh), I figure I'd better use this sentiment every chance I get. 

I used an old stamp from Art Impressions and I swear, every time I use it I laugh a little more.  Think it goes great with the fun sentiment too. Her skirt is paper pieced and then I added some squares - for what reason I have no idea, but they're there.  Maybe little presents?

Since I used snippets on this card I'd like to enter it in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.  I haven't been over there in a while and once again, should be ashamed of myself.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Christmas Quickie

Seems like here lately all I have time to do is make a quickie card.  Hope to get better soon.....but in the meantime, I made a Christmas card - and early too!

The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up, rectangle die from Pretty Pink Posh, sentiment from Hero Arts, and image from Penny Black.  Whew!  That sums it all up in a nutshell!

The reason I wanted to make a Christmas card is so I could enter it in Rudolph's Day Challenge.  Shame on me for not getting one over there every month......and I really am going to try to do better.
I have several stamps (like this one) that I bought for Christmas this past year and still haven't used.  Good goal to set for the year now........use what I already have and get some Christmas cards completed!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring Birdhouse

Another clean and simple card.    I struggle with anything to do with watercolors.  I keep trying though and guess that's half the battle.  

This is one of those cards where I look at it and then think "I should have done this, I should have done that".  I do that with just about every card I make though so guess it's ok.     This is a celebration of springtime weather and that's always good no matter what I should have/could have done.

Stamp from Art  Impressions, patterned paper and oval die from My Favorite Things, and birthday sentiment (on Vellum) from Simon Says Stamp.

I'll enter this in the Art Impressions Challenge - Spring-y cards

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Puppy Power

Ah......the power of a puppy!  Don't you just love all of them!  I love puppies - then they grow up and I still love them.  They get old - and yes, I still love them....... and maybe even a little more at that time since I think they really need all the love they can get at that stage of their life.

As you can already tell, this pup from Paper Smooches is happy!  Maybe because it's Friday - or maybe it's because it was National Puppy Day yesterday!    The banner die is from Mama Elephant and sentiment from Stampin' Up.  You notice I didn't say where the circle dies are from and that's only because laziness kicked in and I don't want to get up and look to see.

Anyway, I'd like to enter this in the challenge at Sending Paw Prints (print - and thank you).

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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Melting Away

Melting away is exactly what we'll be doing here in Texas in a couple of months.  It's already feeling like summer now so it's really a little scary to think what's going to happen in July and August!

I used a sun die from Lil Inker, a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things, and a sentiment from Newton's Nook.  A tiny little die cut heart was added to the middle of the sun.

I'll enter this in the challenge at CASology (code word: melt)

Hope this card brightens your day!
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Birthday Bouquet

I think I've come pretty close to losing my mind completely now - and y'all probably think I have too.  I mean, what is this anyway..........TWO flower cards in a row!  Yikes!  Unheard of, right!  Not to worry though as I'm sure I'll be back to my old self before you know it - or even want it.

I pulled out his stamp the other day as I saw someone else use it and was reminded that I had that same one - and love it.  Got it all colored up and whacked out with the scissors and then was at a loss.  Of course!  Finally saw the challenge at CAS(e) This Sketch and knew that would work (so I'll enter this in their sketch challenge).  I think I placed the bouquet a little too high so added some sequins thinking  maybe it'd appear to "bring it down" some.  The only way to "bring it down" though was by moving it down..........

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Friday, March 10, 2017

A Flower

 Evidently I'm not real wordy this is just a single flower.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Flower is from Simon Says Stamp and frame by My Favorite Things.

I'd like to enter this in the challenge at Addicted to CAS (doodle).

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Monday, March 6, 2017

So Many Animals

I know you're probably getting tired of all cards I post with animals on them.......Such is life!  And guess what - I have two more! Let me know if you start getting too bored with them though.  Doesn't mean I'll quit doing them,  but hey, at least I'll know.

On the first card I used a stamp from Tim Holtz, some Kraft paper, and heart embossing folder.  The sentiment (on both) was from Simon Says Stamp.  Of course I embossed the hearts on the wrong side of the oval but it wouldn't have been normal for me to get it right.

The second card uses a stamp from My Favorite Things (see, I told you you'd be seeing that cat again soon), an old background stamp on the oval, and that's pretty much it. 

These two clean and simple cards along with a few more will be going to Sending Paw Prints.  Check out the blog and you'll love what Karen is doing for all the hard working people with rescue organizations.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Number 76

Number 76..........Last year my daughter was named principal of one of the grade schools in Texas and as an incentive to students to not only read but to be kind to others she started a goodie box in her office.  When one of the students either does something nice for another student in the halls or in class, they're allowed to go to the office and select a pencil or bookmark from the goodie box.  I've made 75 bookmarks for her since September - almost all of them different - and for boys and girls 1st through 5th grades.  The bookmarks are flying out of the box faster than I can make them which is wonderful, however I'm running out of ideas fast now!  I'm so thankful the kids love them and I think it encourages them to read too.

I used Newton Dreams of Paris and Delightful Doxies from Newton's Nook.  Coloring with Copics, sponging, and lots of Wink of Stella.

I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (color challenge) and the challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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