Saturday, May 20, 2017
It's another Saturday and that means that there is a brand new challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog. I don't know about you, but I am SO glad that the weekend is here!
This week we welcome a new sponsor: Crafty Sentiments Design. She is generously offering 3 free digital images to our winner. The images are super sweet; I'm using her darling image: Little Friends.
Be sure and stop by the Sketch Saturday blog and check out all the other DT cards.
So glad that you stopped by.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Today I'm avoiding the piles of laundry that need folding by crafting (I say that like it's a surprise that I'm avoiding the laundry pile!) I still need a few birthday cards so I decided to join in the sketch challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog. I DO like a good sketch.
Dragonfly Journey site.
Stay warm Colorado peeps.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Six days left in the school year and we have snow predicted for tomorrow. Is it terrible that I'm hoping that the district will burn a snow day and give us a day off tomorrow (we've got quite a few that are unused!)?!! I'm still tuckered out from the graduation festivities last weekend. I'm pretty sure that a bit of a sleep-in would take care of that!
And speaking of taking care of things, I banged out the card for the Gerda Steiner Progressive challenge that she has each month. The May challenge was to use this sweet image, Flower's For You. Want to join in the fun? Simply buy this one and make a project. The next month's image will be yours for free.
Tuesday Morning Sketch site. I LOVE when the sketches are simple and totally usable.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I'm finishing up the last of my Mother's Day cards. These are the last two. This first one is headed off to my sister. When I saw this sentiment from Riley, I knew that I had to have it ... who doesn't want a butt-load of wine?!!
Tuesday Morning Sketches.
For my second card, I used the sketch from the Sunday Stamps blog. I dug out my Happy Hopper stamps to use for this card.
Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there.
Happy Wednesday friends.
9 days of school left in this year ... not that I'm counting (OK, I'm totally counting) I'm pretty excited to not make lunches for a few months!
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. This fortnight we have a new sponsor; it's Cute As A Button.
I hope that you have time to join in the fun this challenge.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Happy Saturday everyone.
I was beginning to doubt that I would make it, honestly. What a long week!! But here we are, ready to enjoy TWO days of sleeping in and doing nothing.
I thought I would share my Saturday creation for Sketch Saturday. This week we have a new sponsor: Paper Nest Dolls. She is offering our winner 3 digital images of their choice. Cool. We hope you have time to join in the fun.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
It suddenly occurred to me that other people (you know, other than me) would be celebrating Mother's Day and I thought, "hey" ... maybe I ought to send cards. Yikes. I suddenly need 6 cards to send out. So here is one ... five more to go.
I used the sketch over on the Catch The Bug site. I also used this new Bugaboo image. Super cute!
And then, my hubby's friend at work at a heart attack over the weekend. (insert ANOTHER "yikes" here!) Fortunately he got to the hospital in the nick of time so he will be fine. But suddenly we needed a card for him too. I used the "Interactive" theme over on the Pile It On blog. I love the little "chill pills" in the shaker part of the card. It is soo fun to make shaker cards!
Monday, May 1, 2017
I wanted to join in the blog hop fun over on the From The Heart blog. Their hop was full of CASE cards (copy and share/steal everything). The talented artists over there challenged us to pick one of their designers to CASE. While all of the DT members are soo talented, I chose Ruth from Tip Top Toppers Things to copy.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Not much accumulation ... only about 7 inches ... but since May is two days away, it feels like a lot. But snowy days do make for fun days watching silly movies and crafting.
Paper Play Sketches site. I rotated the sketch ... just cuz. My image would have fit either way, it just felt right rotating it.
I'm using a fun image I picked up over on the Bugaboo site. It made me giggle.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. This week we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digi-Stamp Boutique as our sponsor. She's offering our winner a £10 voucher to her her store.
I'm using the image Umbrella Lulu for my card.
We hope that you have time to join in the fun this week.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
I've been under the weather for the past few days. Colds on the weekend are the worst! Today was the first day I felt well enough to head back to the gym. On my way, I was trying to convince myself why I shouldn't go but I just kept driving. Finally I arrived and just went in for the class. Yay me. I'm a little sore but I'm glad that I went.
I spent the rest of the day catching up on cleaning and finally allowed myself a bit of play time. I joined in the sketch challenge on the Catch The Bug Challenge blog.
I have elements of the sketch but I kept changing it a bit until my card was quite different than the sketch! (like my image was too big to fit in the middle like it was supposed to and my secondary rectangle was supposed to have scallops but doesn't) Oh well. It's still a cute card.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Sketch Saturday blog. This week we are sponsored by Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique. She is offering our winner a £10 voucher to her store.
I rotated the sketch to fit the image I choose to use: Alyssa Relaxing. I'm hoping to take my own advice and pamper myself this weekend. Wine and a movie sounds FANTASTIC (tho maybe not in that order!)
I hope you have time to join in the fun this week.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I found time to join in the sketch challenge over on the From The Heart blog this week. Since Faith is still feeling under the weather, they are recycling an old sketch. It's fine with me because it was a fun sketch (and honestly, I don't think I used it originally).
Birdbrain Needs Coffee" image. One of my very favorite images in the From The Heart store and seriously, this could be a selfie of me on ANY given morning.
I'm also joining the fun over on the Dragonfly Journeys blog. Her theme is Hip To Be Square ... I have a square card (and plus I'm a bit of a sci-fi nerd so that's square too)
Friday, April 14, 2017
Getting my Gerda Steiner monthly challenge image done. It's this darling little bear; his name is Pen Pal Bear. I loved his little pencil and it seemed like a good opportunity to whip out some of my school papers to use. By using this little bear, I will get next month's image for free.
Sunday Stamps blog.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Hello Wednesday friends.
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
We have a new sponsor for our challenge. It's Little Blue Button. Our winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to her store. This week I'm using Miss Lily and the Snowman on my card. It's never too early to start on my 2017 Christmas card stash!
Here is a bit more about Little Blue Button:
Little Blue Button Stamps started it's life in december 2012 as free digital stamps company "Digital designs by Olga".
Later in spring 2013 it was reborn as Little Blue Button Stamps and first Design Team started it's work. In the summer of 2013 we started to produce rubber stamps which were pressed and packed by C.C.Designs company. In Fall 2014 we started to release clear stamps but due to some problems in my life I had to shut down both clear and rubber and continue with digital stamps only. Now I continue to create designs for digital stamps and printables by LBBS and clear stamps for Russian store by Tamara Startseva.
I hope you have time to join in the fun
Saturday, April 8, 2017
It's Saturday and that means it's time for a challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog. This week we have Krista from Drawn With Character as our sponsor. Our winner will receive 3 digital images from her etsy shop.
Bunny Holding Easter Egg" to make my card.
I hope that you have time to join in the fun.
Friday, April 7, 2017
I'm pretty sure that I broke my friend.
I JUST bought this stamp set and the same day that it arrived, she slipped on some ice and broke her ankle. Coincidence? I think not.
Actually I bought this AI set because another friend's husband broke HIS leg on some ice too. At the time, I wondered if I should also buy the woman set but I didn't. I'm a little sad now because it would have been PERFECT!! Oh well, next time I shop.
Tuesday Morning Sketches site. I loved it's simplicity; so easy to use again and again.
I'm also submitting this card to the Art Impression blog for their "Wish You Felt Better" challenge. Perfect timing huh?!!
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
It's a snow day here. Since we had the day off, I decided to make the youngest child finish his project for Language and Literature. He had decided to make a game based on the book, Life As We Knew It and ... it wasn't nearly done. Now granted, it isn't due for a week, but why put it off (especially since I had told him that if he wasn't done by Sunday, he shouldn't plan on going to his brother's birthday party) Ouch, guess who is having to parent today?!! Unfortunately he is notorious for doing things last minute and slap-dash
Thankfully, it is mostly done now (around 3:00 I was done with all the whining so I sent him on his way.) In the blissful silence I made this card. It's not a terribly happy card either (kinda fits the grey theme of the day) but I needed one for my neighbor.
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog. It totally fit my image from Bugaboo
I'm off to bake now.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Hello Wednesday Peeps!
It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.
Bugaboo. Yep, we have Jodie as our sponsor this week (yay). This is Gus-Basketball. How cute is he?
Jodie is offering up 4 free images to our winner.
I hope you find time to join in the fun.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Yay ... It's Saturday (my favorite day!)
And that means that it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog. This week we have a new sponsor: Just Me. Our winner will receive 2 dici-images from her etsy store.
This week I'm using her image: Fantastic Mr. Fox.
I hope you have time to join in the fun this week.
I'm joining in the "doily" theme over on Dragonfly Journeys this week.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
One last card before I head off to Arizona.
From The Heart sketch. The image is Birthday Burger Birdbrain -- it really IS super cute!
The sketch is an easy one. I love simple sketches; I had to play along.
Friday, March 17, 2017
I spent some time yesterday with my new images. I got this little darling and 3 others which I immediately printed and cut it out with my Silhouette (Thanks for the help, Michelle! You rock). I love that I finally have that skill at my fingertips.
I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew to create this belated birthday card.
I'm also entering the Craft for the Craic challenge of "green and glittery".
And joining in the Cute Card Thursday celebration theme.