Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy 4th

It's celebration time here in the U.S. with July 4th being tomorrow.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend whether you're celebrating or not.  I think Jim and I will be sitting here munching on a hot dog and pretending we're laying on a beach sipping margaritas!

This cute little bear waving the red, white, and blue is from Deedee's Digi's.  Check out Deedee's shop to see all the fabulous digi's she has to offer.  We also have a progressive challenge each month and would love for you to join.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Sassy Studio Designs  (July 4th - red, white, and blue) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Birthday Pup

A sweet little pup from Newton's Nook that's all dressed for the birthday party.  He's from the stamp set Fetching Friendship with a birthday hat perched on his head.  The sentiments are from two different sets of Newton's Nooks stamps:  In Slow Motion and Newton's Summer Vacation.  The background was done with some SU ink and a Tim Holtz stencil.  A few sequins and some twine added for fun.

This is a card to be sent to a friend telling them happy birthday - but wish they were here so we could celebrate it together.

I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (Birthday).

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

Watch Where You Splash!

Before you take a big swan dive into the water this summer, make sure it's not shark infested!  I think this little guy thought about that a bit late though.

This little cutie is from Penny Black and the shark-like fish are from Lawn Fawn.  The waves were created using the negative cut from a scallop die - and the wavy like paper from some of my scraps.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp kit.  Just a summertime card to send to the grands to put a smile on their face.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Addicted to CAS (SPLASH).

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Getting Nautical

Nothing says summer without a little red, white, and blue.  Toss in something nautical - and BLAM! -  it's summertime! 

The stamps are from Paper Smooches.  The anchor was embossed in gold and the sentiment in white.  Twine from Lawn Fawn added and a tiny die cut heart.

I'll enter this in the Nautical challenge at CASology and the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge (anything goes).

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Udderly Pink and the Real Thing

Things are moooooo-ving right along down this way in Texas.  The cows are getting a good feeding from all the green grass these days due to the rain we've had.  They're happy and we're happy for them.

YeeHaw and all that good stuff - but celebrating cows is something we never do......until now!  Yep, QKR has a challenge and it's all about the cows.  What could be cuter than putting a cow on a card to brighten someone's day - and especially one that looks this happy!  HA!   The image and sentiment are from QKR.  The rest of the sentiment says "milk it for all it's worth" and that's on the inside of the card.  Cute, right!   I got it all colored and wanted to add a charm........Yikes!

Going back for a minute.......a long while back I posted a card with a cow on it (HERE).   The problem came down to Jim not being able to tell if it was a pig or a cow!  So, I'm putting this card together and studying the charm (one that was sent to me by a VERY sweet blogging buddy) and trying to make sure it was truly a cow.   Along comes Jim.....He looks at it and says it looks like a DUCK to him!  Geeze!!!!   Where did I find this guy anyway!!!

And speaking of cows...........These guys came visit the other day.  They came up to the backyard fence and Rambo decided enough was enough and went wild - they were just too close for comfort so he chased them out in the field.  Yes, Jim......these are cows!

I'll enter this in the challenge at QKR (cows) and also will take Ms. Elsie here to Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Staying Cool

Summer is here and down this way in Texas we'll do just about whatever we can to stay cool.  Sitting under a palm tree sounds so inviting.

I used an image from From The Heart Stamps called Tropical Chicks.   Love those Birdbrains!  I sponged in a little sky and some sand and then paired it with some sunny yellow patterned paper from Recollections. The sentiment, from My Favorite Things, was added and then a punched flower with an enamel dot.  (I keep waiting for the coconut to fall and conk him on the head)!

I'll enter this in the challenge at From the Heart Stamps (sketch).

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

Friday, June 19, 2015

Monsters and a Bat

Just a fun little card featuring some monsters and a bat today.  Monsters can be any color they want to be but bats just have to be black  as far as I'm concerned.  Creepy little guys that they are!

I used stamps from a Lawn Fawn set called Monster Mash along with a die from Pretty Pink Posh.  Added some fun polka dot patterned paper and a little wooden heart.

I'd like to enter this in the sketch challenge at The Crooked Stamper along with Little Tangles. - and also at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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