Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sweet Little One

It's Tuesday Throwdown time again!  Our challenge this week is to create a project with the theme "Sweet Little One".  Be sure and check out the blog for all the inspiration from the DT.  On sponsor, who also provided the images, is Robyn's Fetish.

I used cute little Lucy from Robyn's Fetish.  Her outfit is paper pieced and then I added some gems as buttons.  Even though her name is Lucy, I made the card with several colors of blue - little (and big) girls like blue too!  The sentiment is from SU.

Thanks for stopping by........and check out Tuesday Thrown and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize package from Robyn's Fetish.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's Your Pig Day!

Looks like someone is having a pig day!!!  A quick "git 'er done" card using an image from Simon Says Stamp.  No glitter, sequins, or enamel dots........just paper, image, and a sentiment.  I did add some Glossy Accents to the balloon - that's why it's all motley looking.  I still haven't figured out how to get a good picture when glossy accents are involved.

That's going to do it for today.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014


I really wish I could tell you what I did on this card - but since it was done a couple of weeks ago, I won't swear to anything.  I seem to be in one of my funks and just not in the mood to craft right now.  I really need a lightening bolt of inspiration to hit me on top of the head or something.

I remember I did this after seeing a video on someones blog.....pretty much of a toss up on where I saw it though.   I stamped the star background in Versamark then sponged some ink over the stars making it a darker blue on top and fading down to the bottom.  The stars resisted the ink and this left me with the blue background.  I think that was all there was to it.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum, heat embossed, and then cut out using a die from Memory Box.  I added the two sequins (to cover up where I glued the vellum down) and then remembered I had some bluish colored star gems.  Added a couple of those and called it done.

And speaking of dies.........

There's a new and improved challenge blog starting next week - Wednesday September.  I'm so excited to share that I'll be a part of this new team.  

The Scrapy Land Challenge Blog will have bi-weekly challenges and will be centered around using one or more dies that the Scrapy Land STORE carries - which by the way, carries over FORTY different brands!  So many dies to choose from.  They also have stamps, Copics, and all kinds of supplies for your card making needs - AND absolutely wonderful prices!!!  So be thinking about what you can make for our first challenge and just use one of the dies that's carried in the store.

The challenges will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month and the Winner of each challenge will receive a gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land.

Head on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to meet the other amazingly talented women and say hi.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Sept 3 and join us as we kick off these fun challenges and your chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrating a Special Day

A really quick card this afternoon to celebrate a very special day!  It's National Dog Day!  Yep!!!  I guess if moms and dads can have a special day, so can our little four legged friends!  So, in honor of all dogs..........

It's all about texture over at the Lawnscaping Challenge so I'll enter this in their challenge.  I used a piece of burlap for the backing and then added a couple of those cute little pups and a bone from Critters in the Dog Park (Lawn Fawn).  The grass die is also from Lawn Fawn and I embossed it with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The sentiment was completed using the stamps and dies from A Birdie Told Me then several sequins added.

I'll also enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) where I'm really hoping they still let me in the gates there. 

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Monday, August 25, 2014


Texas is so hot this time of year about the only thing you can think about is ice cream or something else to cool you off.  Jim prefers the ice cream - and I prefer the air conditioning!  A little secret about Jim here.........

Up until about 4 years ago he was wearing the same size jeans as he did in high school!  Really!  As we all know, the older we get the more things seem to spread or shift or whatever. (Although I personally just think I'm getting shorter!!)   Of course about that same time he decided that a bowl of ice cream before going to bed every night was exactly what the body needed.  After numerous scoops he found that the jeans were (and still are) getting a wee bit snug.....well DUH!  So I decided to get some of that no fat frozen yogurt and give him that instead.  He won't eat the stuff because as he says the word "yogurt" is just nasty!  The word "ice cream" sounds so much better.  LOL!  The jeans are still getting bigger and the ice cream is still going into the bowl every night.  Might as well be happy I guess! 

The first card was sent to my granddaughter for her birthday.  The second card is going to sit beside that next bowl of ice cream Jim has!  The stamp set I used is from Simon Says Stamp.   Lots of Glossy Accents added, a little heat embossing in white, dry embossing, several sequins, and a bit of twine.


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Friday, August 22, 2014

Deedee's Poinsettia

I'm still trying to get back in the groove of things around here after being gone for several days.  I love going, but it sure is hard to catch up on things once I'm back home again.  On a happy note though - Jim did get the dishes washed before I got home.......probably about 30 minutes before I opened the door!

It's (past) time to start thinking about Christmas cards and this one was a real quickie.  Nothing fancy at all but it's going to be a very easy mailer for sure.  The poinsettia is from Deedee's Digi's and it's a beauty.  This is the pre-colored image but when you get this, you will also receive the line version so you can color it yourself.   Also included in the set (called Beauty of the Season) are beautiful sentiments.  Check out Deedee's Digis store for all her wonderful images.  Also, we have a progressive challenge going on each month and we'd love for you to join us.  All the information can be found at Deedee's Digi's.  This month is a celebration month so think prizes too! 

I printed out the image twice and then fussy cut and stacked them on top of each other.  Some gold Wink of Stella was added to the berries.  The sentiment was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  The background was sprayed with some Hero Arts gold Metallic Shimmer. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Furry Friends

We have a brand new challenge beginning today at Tuesday Throwdown!!  Our theme for this week is Furry Friends.  We're being sponsored by Oak Pond creations who also provided the images for the DT to use.  Be sure and head on over to Tuesday Throwdown and see all the wonderful inspiration from the DT and then enter for your chance to win a great prize package from Oak Pond!

Of course I just had to use one of the cute little puppy images since I do love those four legged critters!  This one looks like he's almost getting dizzy trying to see that butterflies and flowers.  This card will hopefully put a smile on someones face. 

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