Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Is It Snowing?

It's a little hard for me to relate to this snowman since we're expecting temps in the low 80's for the next couple of days - but......I know some of y'all are having snow, so hope you're staying warm!

This is the free image for playing along at From the Heart stamps progressive challenge.  If you didn't play last month and receive the free image you can still find it in the shop there and play along this month.  Fun, and cute image!

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Love You Mouse

Just spreading a little love today!

I've had this little House Mouse stamp (Contented Mudpie) forever and never could come up with a good way to use it.  Mainly, I'd just sit and admire it - tooooo cute!  I love the expression on his (her) face.  As I was doing my Valentine's this year I decided to use it and it seemed to work out perfect for a way to tell one of the grandkiddos that I love them.

I'll enter this in the challenge at House Mouse and Friends (Love is all Around) and Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Green Sneakers

I realize it's super duper clean and simple, however, I can just see Rambo and I hollering at Jim to say Happy Valentine's Day.  Not that he'd hear us anyway though.  This will be for Jim for Valentine's this year.  I've never given him a romantic card at all and don't think he'd expect it this year either.  Gotta keep him smiling.

The stamp is from Art Impressions and is actually one of their 'front and back' stamps.  Using just the 'front' of the stamp, I left off her right hand.  (She's got it on the other side of the little doxie holding him up I suppose).  I'd never carrying Rambo this way though because doxies already have too many back problems.  Anyway, I colored this in Copics and then got down to the shoes......Oh groan!  What color do I use.  Brown probably would have been the color most normal people would use but thought I'd give her a little class and color them green.  I mean, wouldn't everyone LOVE some green sneakers - or do you already have some?!

I used two tiny snippets (the pink heart and the strip of patterned paper down the side on this so think it may qualify for the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.   It's a great challenge and I really wanted to enter a couple of cards this week, but it just didn't happen.  Hopefully I can next week though.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Sweets for the Sweet

Everyone is rushing around making Valentine cards right now, and I'm just trying to get some birthday cards done it seems.  I already have all the Valentine's I need but have to come up with I think four birthday cards this week.  Some may never see the light of day on this blog but I'll get them finished anyway.

Just some fun papers and a stamp set from Lawn Fawn......sequins, twine, glossy accents were added.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine Bandit

The bandit has hit!  It's almost Valentine's Day and I'll have a few cards to share in the coming days.  All the raccoon's around here are really a gray and black color but since I picked up a brown Copic and started coloring, I figure this one is just going to have to be brown.  We really do have a lot of raccoon's around here too and we can't even leave Rambo's food out at night or they come steal it - not that he would dream of eating outside anyway.  If he had his way he'd sit at the kitchen table and eat with us.

The stamps I used for this are from Newton's Nook (Sweetheart Tails).  Cute little guy isn't he!  The heart die is from Simon Says Stamp.  I inlaid all the red hearts (and one white one) after cutting.  Twine added and the card is complete.

I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (Love Theme), Pixie's Crafty Workshop challenge (snippets), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes), Addicted to Stamps and More (Holiday), Addicted to CAS (Red).

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Monday, January 25, 2016

HeeYaw and All That Good Stuff

As promised, here's the little dude (Rambo) all decked out for the big round-up.  Yep, I promised y'all I'd keep trying to get a picture of him in his cowboy hat and finally managed to do it without him taking his paw and knocking it off.  It's not the best photo but getting him to sit still just doesn't happen very often - unless he's asleep.  Don't think he likes being a cowboy for some reason.....maybe he just needs a white hat instead of a black one to show he's one of the good guys.

I'm slowly but surely making my way back to blogging!  It's been a long couple of weeks but we're back to being into some sort of routine (or whatever) now and hopefully on the road to recovery.  Some days are pretty much crazy so if I disappear that's the reason why.  What am I saying?????!!  ALL days are pretty much crazy around here but some really are better than others.

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Friday, January 15, 2016

I'm Trying So Hard

I'm really, really trying to get back to crafting, blogging, and commenting - and all the fun things in my life, but it just isn't happening right now.  A very brief update is that I've been busy with the ER, hospital, doctors, back to the ER and hospital, now back home, and caring for Jim.  Bottom line.....his health is just all screwed up......and yes, it's hell getting older.

It's been an extremely long week - actually it's been two weeks I think.  I've completely lost track of time.   I'm one tired stressed out little chicken every single day of the week right now.  When I do have a few minutes and could get back to crafting, I just want to curl up and sleep a little.

I will get back to blogging and visiting everyone's blog soon but just don't know when right now.  Please don't give up on me just yet.

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