Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Moldy Green Cheese Trees

I made two cards similar to this and then realized, well DUH!!!!!  That's cheese for the Christmas trees and should be the color of the cheese.  UGH!  Just think of them as being moldy cheese trees.   YES! 

The stamp set is from Sunny Studio and I fell in love with it as soon as it was released.  There's just something about mice and Christmas......not sure what that something is, but I love it.  The "snowflakes" in the background are from a Lawn Fawn die and the sentiment from Taylored Expressions.

So, no matter - green cheese trees (trying saying that real fast a couple of times!!!!!) or cheesy looking trees, we still have a Christmas card.

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

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Monday, November 4, 2019

On The Road At Christmas........Jan's Digi's

 This is my second post for today................

There's a new challenge - in fact, it's the very FIRST challenge - over at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge!  Yep, new challenge and my first post as a design team member for this very talented artist.  Yahoo!!   Some of you may have seen her work when Sparkle and Sprinkle blog was around. 

We're very excited to begin showcasing Jan's digi's with this new challenge. It's an Anything Goes challenge so stop by and enter your card or project for a chance to win.  Also become a follower if you wish and then keep coming back for more fun challenges.

For my cards today I used Over the River digi stamp.    Her stamps come in pre-colored or black and white.  For my cards today I used the pre-colored version because there's just too pretty not to!  I went over them with colored pencils to make them pop a little and that was it.

Jan's Over the River set is so pretty and I know you'd enjoy making some wonderful cards for Christmas using it.

Be sure and check out our new challenge HERE and Jan's shop HERE.

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Fun Elf - PIP Challenges

It's time again for another fun challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies!  It's Anything Goes so stop by and enter your card or project.  The winner of this challenge will receive a gift code to use at Mo's Digital Pencil!

I used one of Mo's images for my card today.  Isn't that just about the cutest little elf ever!  Loving those pointed ears!!  It's colored in Copics and then I used a Taylored Expression strip sentiment.

I got this whole thing done, snapped x number of pictures trying to get everything done just right, got it uploaded to the blog - and OMGoodness!  We have a burned out bulb!!!    I just noticed I colored all the light bulbs on the string - except for one.  I'm so thankful the entire string didn't go out with it like they do in real life!

Thanks for stopping by.........and head on over and enter at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge!

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Girl and a Deer - 2 CCC

It's time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  It's always an Anything Goes as long as you use some type of critter on your card or project.  Super easy since we all love the critters!  We're being sponsored this time by The Paper Shelter who so graciously provided images for the design team.

I kept my card very simple today using Holy Night.  The image is colored in Copics although this image does come in the colored version also.   I added glitter to the ground, tree, and snowflakes.  The background paper is from a piece that I had in my stash and no idea where it came from.  I finished it off with some ribbon and pieces of gold twine.

Check out 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and enter your card or project!

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Hallo-weenie!!!

It's a Fun Friday - and it's not even Friday yet!  It's Halloween - or as Rambo says, Hallo-weenie!  I'd been looking for him a light weight t-shirt to wear in the house when it's chilly and finally found this one at a local pet store.  He already has a sweater but needed something light weight.  Like it or not he's getting older and just like a little old man, his hair is starting to thin out some.

He doesn't look happy at all in this picture but he LOVES his t-shirt.  The Trick or Treat words even glow at night.  He really thinks he's sharp looking - and he is!

And since we're talking about weenies...................Um..........

A very CAS card for this Halloween.  I used a stamp from Chicken Girl Design - who is sadly no longer in business.  This was one of the first stamp sets I bought on-line and of course it's filled with tiny little dachshunds.  Love it! 

So, Happy Halloween or Happy Hallo-weenie - whichever you prefer.  Have a great day!

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Monday, October 28, 2019


Wouldn't you love to have your Radio Flyer wagon again - or maybe you still have it!  I remember mine.  We'd tie a strings around lizards necks and take them for rides in it...............Back in the dark ages for sure.  Now we'd be turned in for animal abuse.

This is an image from Impression Obsession that I've had for a long time.  It's called Wagon (SHU:H1884). I try to use it every fall because it's so neat looking.  I colored the rocks in the background a little too dark for my taste, but it's done and will still be ok for a card.  It's mounted on some very dark green polka dotted paper.  Looks almost black in the photo.  I added a strip of orange paper and then the frame piece and some twine.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Impression Obsession (Harvest Treats).

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

A Bear

Yep, it's a bear.....just sitting around doing nothing.  I guess he's being a bum like I am on some days.  I needed a couple of thinking of you cards so I made these the other day.  I used a stamp set from MFT that um.......I bought last year before Christmas and still hadn't used.  Shame on me!

Anyway, as I said - it's a bear.  Sitting.  Doing nothing else but thinking of someone.  I did a little stenciling after masking the bear and that was it.  Both of them I made are already in the mail now.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More (Clean and Simple).  

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019


This is so like what my life goes like at times.  I saw a challenge somewhere and really don't even remember where it was - but you had to use a charm on your creation.  I got really busy and made this clean and simple card using a snowflake looking charm I've had close to forever.  I framed it out with one of the new SSS sets of stamps and called it done......and even liked it.  Went over to add it to the challenge - and realized I was looking at the last weeks challenge instead.  So typical but it's ok because  now I have another card for Christmas!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

All Signs Point to Halloween - PIP Challenge

It's that time of year again - Halloween will be here shortly!  It's also that time again for another fun challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges!  We're being sponsored this time by Limited Run Digital Stamps.  We're also having another Anything Goes challenge so be sure and stop by and enter your card or project for a chance to win a wonderful prize package from Limited Runs.

I used some Halloween background paper for my card today.  The "Boo" sentiment is from an older CTMH stamp.  Of course I just had to add that die cut bat and give him some googly eyes too.

Thanks for stopping by..........and enter our challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Boots and Bags

Believe it or not, I think this may be the last of the litter on Halloween stuff.  I sent two of the granddaughters a gift box and these little bags with a necklace were included - among other things.     The cards were tossed in there too.

For the cards I used the boot and sentiment from Taylored Expressions and swiped some distress ink on them.  The black was sprayed with the Glitter Dust stuff - and that's one of the reasons for the terrible photo - too much shine or something.   The other reason for the terrible photo is probably due to operator error -----

I used a Lawn Fawn die for the little bags and then also used some stamps from there too.  Made a few clouds, added the bat, and they were done.

I really think this winds up Halloween around here so it's time to move on to Thanksgiving and then Christmas.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Gets the Boot - or Shoe

Giving the boot (shoe) to Halloween with my card.  The boot/shoe and sentiment are from Taylored Expressions.  I used some different colors of distress inks on the boot/shoe.  Added the black frame, big bat, spider web, and spider die cuts.

For some reason I've made a few Halloween cards this year - and remember, I'm the one that doesn't even like Halloween!  Eek!  The kids have fun though so I guess it's ok.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (Halloween) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by...........oh, and in case you haven't noticed - I'm not doing any commenting on the weekends.  In fact, I seldom even look at Blogger then.   I'm not being rude, but this is giving me time to make a few cards, catch up on computer emails, etc. and just generally being a bum.  I'm getting pretty good at the bum business too!!


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fall Colors

I'm loving those wonderful colors of fall ........ and I'd really love that wonderful weather of fall too!  We really are cooling down a bit around here though so that's good.  Anytime we can get a "cold front" that cools us down to the 80's around here we're excited!!!

Using a stamp set from Impression Obsession (Solid Tree)  I made a one layer card today.  The trunk of the tree was stamped with some distress ink and the leaves were stamped using some Taylored Expression ink.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Impression Obsession (colors of Halloween or fall)

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Silly Goose - PIP Challenges

It's time again for another challenge from Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  We have another Anything Goes challenge and are being sponsored by Imagine That digital stamps.  Come on over and play along for a chance to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor.

I've used this silly goose for my card today.  He's all dressed up to hit the streets trick or treating for Halloween.  Fun guy and not scary at all.  He sorta looks like that goose on the commercial!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and enter Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge!


Friday, October 4, 2019

Summers Last Frog

I received a reminder the other day that I hadn't done a Funny Friday is a long time.  It's actually been right at a year now.  Maybe it's time to start them again ever so often.................Right, Connie?

I mean you just HAVE to smile when you see this cute frog from QKR!  She's a doll isn't she....and everyone should be smiling today since it's Friday!

This is actually the second frog that I colored.  I got the first one all done and it was on my desk waiting to go on a card and the next thing I knew Bentley the BEAST (my daughters dog) was gnawing on it!  Ugh!  It must have fallen  off my desk - and believe me, anything that hits the floor in this house belongs to, socks, paper, TV remotes, telephones,pencils, name it and it's probably in his belly.   In fact, the other day we had to take him to doggie ER due to swallowing a ponytail scrunchie.   Rambo just gives him a "you've got to be kidding me" type look.

Anyway, since it's October now I can safely say that everyone around here has put up their bikini for the winter - and are wishing summer was already back again.

I'll enter this in the challenge at QKR Stampede (anything goes) using my QKR image and the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (anything goes).

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Flowers and Meditation

Flowers............what more can you say about this.............

I used the Zigs to color the flowers (MFT) and then stamped the sentiment (Wplus9).

Rambo's meditating....................Actually he's just soaking up some sunshine.  I hadn't posted a picture of him in a while and know you were probably dying to see him.   He's happy.  My daughter has a part Schnauzer and part Yorkie that Rambo and  I call the BEAST.  He's only a little over a year old and wants to play all the time of course.  Rambo wants to sleep.  Whenever he can get a chance like this for a little peace and quiet, he loves it  (In other words.......Bentley the BEAST is driving him nuts)! 

I'll enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge (Think Pink).

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Splat, I Love You THIS Much-2CCC

YEA!  It's time for another challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.........and this little guy definitely is feeling the craziness!  Or maybe he's just in love?   He's one of the images of a set from Beccy's Place called Frog Hop.   Beccy's Place is our sponsor this month and has such cute images so be sure and check them out.

The fun frog was colored with Copics, cut out and placed on the distress sponged brick wall. (It sorta looks like someone threw a frog against that wall and it stuck - Splat!!!!!  YIKES!!!!)  The sentiment is an old one from Stampin' Up.  I added a couple of tiny hearts and it was done.

Be sure and stop by 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and enter your card or project for a chance to win.  Just be sure and have some type of critter on your card.

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

Friday, September 27, 2019

White on White on White

I just heard on the news that Texas may be getting a pretty good cold front in next week.  I doubt very seriously if we'll see any snowflakes like this here but the cooler weather will be welcomed for sure.  I do hope it snows this winter though so I can see if Rambo is going to love it or hate it!

Lots of white here - but with a little gold embossing too.  I used a stencil for the background "snow" and some texture paste.  The snowflakes were made with Impression Obsession and Lawn Fawn dies.  I also added some clear "whatever they're called".  The sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches (sketch) and Rudolph's Day Challenge (Christmas).

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A Couple of Roses

Just a couple of roses today using a stamp from Sugar Pea Designs.  The first one, being yellow, would have to be the yellow rose of Texas I guess.  The second one, in red, is just a rose.  I'm still not sure why I tried distress ink behind this one but I did so it is what it is.  Looks a little dirty or something!  Yikes!

They were both colored with colored pencils and that's about all you can say about them I guess.

I followed the sketch at Case This Sketch so would like to enter that challenge.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Foxy for Fall - PIP Challenge

Time again for another challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and our sponsor is Lawn Fawn!  Be sure and enter your card or project for an Anything Goes challenge for a chance to win $25.00 from Lawn Fawn!  How exciting is that!!!!

Today is the first day of autumn - well, unless you're living in Texas.  Autumn probably won't show it's face around here for a while and we may be lucky if we even see it.  Sometimes we go straight from summer to winter.  Anyway, back to my card...........

An autumn card for the first day of autumn......   I used Into the Woods from Lawn Fawn and created the scene inside a piece of white wood looking card stock.  This was then added to a piece of wood looking patterned paper.  (Lots of wood looks around here!)  I added some die cut leaves, cloud, and twine.  The "smile" speech bubble was also in the same stamp set and I heat embossed it with a platinum embossing powder.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cut it Up (use die cuts - and I used several different ones including the fox, cloud, leaves, etc) for  Into the Woods, Creative Knockouts for Anything goes) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop for snippets.  

Thanks for stopping by..........Be sure enter at Pammie's Inky Pinkies!  We'd love to see your creation.

Monday, September 16, 2019

A Couple of Ratty Looking Cards

Well Rats!!!!!!!!  Pretty ratty looking cards for you today.

 Even I can't believe I'm finally playing along in the Twofer Challenge!  The theme is critters and critters is one thing I have plenty of in my stamp collection.  I've had this stamp set from  Katzelkraft for a while and just haven't inked it up until now.  So, it's the first time using the set and the first time playing in the challenge!

Both are very clean and simple and pretty well self explanatory as you can see, so I won't go into everything I did (or didn't) do. As I said - the rats are from Katzelkraft,  The sentiment on the one of the right is from Taylored Expressions.  Not sure where the sentiment on the left is from.

So anyway.........there you have it - a couple of rats!

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


Friday, September 13, 2019

Raking it Up - Not In

I think if I post more cards for fall or autumn, the weather will change and we'll start having cooler temperatures.  Don't want snow like some places are actually having now, but a little chill in the air would feel good.  Raking the leaves like this little guy is getting ready to do wouldn't feel so great though.

I used an image and sentiment from Darcie's and it's colored with Copics.  A little layering of papers, some twine, and it was done.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Cute Card Thursday (Autumn) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Snippets).

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019


I'm so disappointed because you can't see this STUFF on my card!  Bummer!!!! 

I'm now considered a "city girl" since I live in a city now I suppose.  Not sure you can take the "country" out of me though.  Anyway, one of the advantages of living here is that a couple of the big box craft places are right down the road.  I've never had that luxury before so it's a little different knowing if I run out of something, I can just run down the road and get it.  Before I'd make about one trip every couple of months to the city and stock up on things. 

ANYWAY.......back to business........I was in one of the places the other day and found this STUFF.  I'm sure everyone reading this has a can of it and has used it before but I'd never even seen it.  I guess I was so busy trying to stock up on things I never even noticed it.  

Glitter Dust!!!   Oh my!  That stuff is wonderful.  I finished my very, very, VERY simple card and decided I'd try it.  Took it all outside and sprayed away (Rambo looks like he's ready for a night of partying with glitter all over him too)!!!!!!  Even though you can't see it in the picture, it really did make it shine. Nice!  

As far as the card goes..........the usual..........distress inks, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, some clear sequins, and that glitter dust. 

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Monday, September 9, 2019

A Little Boo and Fantastic News!

First of all -  FANTASTIC news!  I was asked to be on the design team at Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge blog and of course said a big YES! It's a wonderful challenge blog and I'm so excited and honored to be part of it.

We don't have a sponsor this time but PIP will be offering  a wonderful prize in the form of a gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.    Fabulous images to choose from  as you well know.  It's an Anything Goes challenge and we'd love to see what you create.

Halloween will be right around the corner, so I've used one of Mo's images for my card today.  It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from MFT.  I added a little patterned paper and twine and the card was done.

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and enter Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

A Couple of Horses - 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

It's that time again - another critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  We'd love to have you join in on our challenge - just make sure you have some type of critter on your card.  We're being sponsored this month by QKR who also provided us with some wonderful images.

First up  - all in grays and blues.  I LOVE this image for a masculine card.  I didn't even attempt to color it because I think it's so dynamic looking just as is.  I did run a little bit of green over the grass but that was it.  It's framed out super simple and the large silver circle star was added with some twine.

I'd like to enter this card in the QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything goes

Since I'm still trying to do more than one card with either a stamp set or an image, I have this pretty horse framed out with some green plaid and solid green paper.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  Guys need to be told they're fabulous every so often I think.

That's it for today, but be sure and check out 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and enter your card or project.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Penguin Happenings

This is not your typical little  "happy feet" type guy I'm afraid.  He reminds me of the day after Christmas when you're not even sure how you made it through the last two weeks - and wondering what exactly you're suppose to do next.   Or maybe he's just thinking about all the money he spent at Christmas and realizing he's going to pay for it all now!

This cute image is from Rubbernecker Stamps.  Isn't he the absolute cutest penguin ever!  The sentiment is from MFT and the snowflake from Lawn Fawn.

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches where they're celebration their 400th sketch!  I'll also enter it in Rudolph's Day Challenge for August.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Summer's Done?

I'm not sure if this gal is heading to the beach - or leaving the beach!  If she lives in Texas, I'm sure she heading that way though.  Way too hot here (we hit 109 the other day) to even think about anything other than a little sand and surf.   I know winter is coming, but we still have a few months to go around here.

Lots of layering on this card for whatever reason. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is colored with Copics.  I just wish I could get a tan like that!  As it is, looking at me in a bathing suit is like looking at a ghost - and it not even being Halloween!   Anyway........a fun card to give you a smile.

I'll enter this in the Tuesday Throwdown challenge - stripes.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

With Sympathy

I don't think anyone likes to make sympathy cards but we do have to send them on occasion .  I did this one really fast - mainly because my daughter needed one quick.

I used some very shiny white paper for the background but it appears in a muted gray somewhat.  The patterned paper also in grays and pink is from Paper Studio.  The butterfly die from Impression Obsession and the sentiment from Hero Arts.  The pearls...........ah............the pearls!  I can't even remember when I used pearls on a card the last time but they seemed to be needed on this one.  I actually even found them pretty quick too!  Surprise there!

Anyway, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches  so will enter it in their challenge.  I'll also enter this in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

.....And She's Back - YAY

Yes, I'm finally back.  No, I didn't hit the beach like I wanted but still had a good trip I guess.   Seeing a bunch of relatives doesn't compare to sand and surf sometimes but it was fine.  WAYYYYY too much driving.  Now that I live in the northern (Panhandle)part of Texas, in order to go anywhere you feel like you have to drive for days and days.  After 8 hours of driving on the first leg of the trip and then 3 and a half hours on the second leg of the trip, everything on my entire body hurt.  Rambo went with me and he slept almost the entire time.  What a life!

Anyway, back to the real world.  This is a card I did before I left.  (In fact, I haven't done anything since I got back other than help move one of the granddaughters into the dorm for college.  THAT made that 11 and a half hour trip look soooooo easy!!!)

Ok.......I used a die from MFT and not sure where the sentiment came from.  The background stamp with the swirls is from SSS.  Did some quick blending with the oxide inks and it was done!

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Beaches and Birds I have sun, sand, and the beach on my mind.  Two post in a row and both are about the beach!  Whoa!!!!! 

But we're talking about birds today and not surfer dudes.  I'm not sure if this flamingo qualifies as a bird with that hat on and carrying a purse but it's a cute one.   In fact, the entire stamp set from Inkadinkado was cute so instead of doing one card, I did several.  I'm trying to do that with more of my stamp sets now.  So many of them that I buy I only make one card, file away the stamp set, and then don't use it anymore.  Not really paying for itself at all that way so I'm trying to change my ways.  Not sure if you can teach an old dog new tricks though!!!

From looking at all these cards and the one from yesterday, it seems I'm heading to the beach.  I only wish!!!  However, I am going to be gone for a while but will be back.  Summer is almost over with and hopefully I'll be getting back to the regular routine of things around here.

Thanks for stopping by...........and will be back soon.