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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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Little Sweetness

Thought I'd throw out a little sweetness today! 

A quick card using a Pure Innocence stamp.  This is not an example of me when I was a little girl.......No one would have ever, ever accused me of being innocent of anything - but I DID have fun and guess I turned out ok.

In the morning I'll be scooting out of town for a few days but will see everyone again on Wednesday.  I do have a card scheduled for Tuesday though so stop in if you get a chance.  Jim and Rambo will be holding down the fort here and I think they get very excited when I leave because they know that can be as messy as they want.  Rambo actually doesn't dirty up too many dishes.  As long as he has his water and food bowl he's good to go.  Jim, on the other hand, is an entirely different story!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Who Ruff's Who

I thought it was time once again for Rambo (our little doxie) to give Jim a card.  He likes to do that ever so often just to let him know he loves him.  The main question though is - who loves who more!  That's probably a toss up question around here.

This is one of the Art Impressions stamps that's being sold by Michael's.  As soon as I saw that little pup I knew I had to have it.  He's just too cute - in fact, the entire set is CUTE!  I kept this super clean and simple as always.  I stamped the image, cut it out, added a little glossy accents, and popped it up after sponging the clouds and embossing the "grass".  The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set.  The hearts were die cut and then added to the sentiment bubble and the guys shirt.  Jim doesn't like a lot of fluff and stuff on cards so he should be happy with this one.....not that I do all the fluff and stuff anyway! 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Art Impressions - Embossing!
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Monday, August 11, 2014

Have a Relaxing Week

The end of summer is fast approaching.........well, not around here I don't think since it's still so hot.  But it really would be nice to get to the beach and build a sandcastle or two.  Since I'm not headed to the beach - and really don't like all that sand down my pants (LOL!)- I built one on a card! 

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and will also enter this in their challenge.  It's a great sketch and one that I'll be using over and over.  I used a set from Lawn Fawn for the images and sentiment.  The sun die is from Lil Inker and the seahorse appeared my embellishment box.  One of these days I'm really going to figure out where all this stuff comes from.  Surely I couldn't be buying it all!  At least that's what I keep telling my husband!

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