Friday, January 23, 2015


Poor Gus.......can't find his balls - maybe they're really not lost and just DEFLATED instead!!!

Keep smiling and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spots and Dots at Scrapyland

Our challenge at Scrapyland starts today and our theme is Spots and Dots!  Be sure and use one of the die brands found in the Scrapyland store and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Scrapyland!

The "thanks" die I'm using today was a gift from a very sweet blogging friend and can be found in the Scrapland store here.  I used some card stock (which was also a gift!) and patterned papers that aren't my usual choices but thought I'd shake things up a bit and try them.  The photo isn't the best in the west because of a cloudy day and low light - but it is what it is.  Much nicer in real like.  The "thanks" was die cut on white card stock and then the sentiment heat embossed in white on vellum.  A bit of stitching, twine, and sequins were added.

Thanks for stopping by..........and head on over to Scrapyland Challenges to see all the wonderful inspiration from the DT and enter for your chance to win.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Home Sweet Tepee

Our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown starts today with the theme of Embossing!  We're being sponsored by Avery Elle!  Great sponsor and great challenge AND we'd love for you to come over and play along this week for a chance to win a wonderful prize from the sponsor!

For my card I used the Avery Elle set called Home Sweet Home.  It's a great set with some really cute images.  I tried something different on this card and the jury is still out on whether I like what I tried.  I used some Pan Pastels on the sky and the hillside.  I think the sky was fine - but my grassy hillside looks more like dead grass that would like to be green - maybe kind of like it usually is in Texas!  I embossed the clouds with the Swiss Dots folder and also added a couple of pine trees to the hills.  The hearts on the teepee and beside the sentiment finished it off.  Of course I forgot all about "grounding" the tepee so maybe I should have titled this The Floating Tepee instead!

Be sure and check out Tuesday Throwdown this week and enter for your chance to win!  See all the wonderful inspiration from the DT too!

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

Time To Celebrate

Happy New Year everyone - hope I'm not too late!!!  Our new year has started off pretty rough around here!  Rambo (the doxie) decided two of his legs weren't going to work anymore, Sassy (the cat) decided not to eat ever again, and Jim (the hubby)......we won't even go there!!  Finally everyone is a tiny bit better so I decided to start celebrating the new year!

It's also time for another challenge at Squigglefly and our theme for this challenge is Snow Much Fun!  Be sure and check out our challenge and enter for you chance to win a wonderful prize - remember to use a Squigglefly image!  For my card today I used New Years Lampshade by Sandra Caldwell.  He's colored with Copics and then the snowflake was made using a very old punch.

.......and no, I've never partied so hard that I had the lampshade on my head - but......I have danced on a table top before!  I don't think we want to go there either!!

Thanks for stopping by........and be sure and check out Squigglefly for our challenge and so great images!


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Enjoy Your Day

I haven't used a Bugaboo stamp in so long!  This is just a quick card (one of my "git 'er done" cards) to post for today.  Been busy around here and haven't had time to do a lot of crafting lately.  Hopefully that will change soon.

This is Birthday Gus  from Bugaboo and he really doesn't look like he's happy to have another birthday at all!  The sentiment is from Newton's Nook and seems to fit the look on his face!  He's colored with Copics.  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug.

As I said, not much time so this is really short ------ but sweet!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Sketch Saturday (sketch), and Addicted to Stamps (Make your Mark).  I'll also enter this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog (It's A Guy Thing).

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

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chicks Happen

I said I'd never make another shaker card again....yet here it is!  I just couldn't resist using that image from The Alley Way Stamps called Chick Magnet!

My process of making a card is probably all messed up compared to the "big boys".  After getting a sketch idea I usually pick the image I want to use then look for some paper that may (or may not) look good with it.  Then I color the image - and proceed to sit and stare at the entire mess for about two days!!!!!  Sometimes it gets made into a card and sometimes it's still sitting there for another six months.  This little guy just looked like he needed to go on a shaker card so there he is....and he didn't have to sit on my desk for six months wondering why I wasn't using him!

A list of things I used:  Chick Magnet stamp set from TAWS, Copic, stitched die from Lil Inker, cloud dies embossed with Swiss Dots folder, acetate from a dear blogging friend, patterned paper and sequins from Lawn Fawn, and a scrap of patterned paper from a Simon Says Stamp kit.

I'll enter this in the challenge The Alley Way Stamps and Darnell's Blog (NBUS)  (The Chick Magnet set is brand new and never been used.  I'd also like to enter it in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Little Foxy Thanks

I'm having a really weird new year around here!  It's one of those deals where if it's going to go wrong, it will!  Hopefully I'll be back with my usual bull in no time at all though!  In the meantime......

A quick post using one of the stamps from a recent purchase at Newton's Nook.  The little fox is from the set Sweetheart Tails.   I used a blue polka dot scrap from Echo Park and a piece of Pumpkin Pie orange from SU.    I stamped a background stamp on the orange strip to give it a different look and then added the die with the fox in it.  The "thanks" is also a die.  A bit of twine and a tiny heart finish up the card.

We're pretty chilly in this part of Texas but not experiencing the cold like some areas of the country.  Stay warm wherever you are and have a great weekend.

Newton's Nook is having a Flash Challenge (Thank You) and I'll enter my card there.  Check it out!  They have so many cute, cute stamps.

 Thanks for stopping by.........