Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello & Happy Thursday. It's official...I have decided to keep the puppy. She is such a good little thing. I feel like all I do though is let the dog out, let the dog in, repeat! But she is getting the "potty outside" concept pretty well.
Today's card is one we are going to make in my upcoming class. I saw these pretty stickers from K & CO and knew I wanted to use them somehow. The background is stamped with a leaf stamp & versamark. The "thanks" is a Martha Stewart punch. The border is an EK Success punch. I bought a small box of flowers from the bridal dept @ Hobby Lobby. I sponged on some color so it would match the card. Finished everything off with some pearls.
Thanks for popping in today. Have a good one!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Good Morning! Today is a new day and my computer is being good! I don't know what was going on yesterday but everything I tried to do didn't work. I was getting so frustrated. But now all is good!
This shy bear was released yesterday from Squigglefly. Perfect image for the last few days!. It's been HOT HOT HOT around here. People are crabby and the animals aren't in the best of moods. Today we are supposed to get a break in the weather so we will see. I would love to open the windows and let in some fresh air. Well I am off to church and then the pet store to get my new little puppy some toys of her own. The other dogs are getting upset that she just came in and took over their toys . Gotta keep the peace! Have a great day!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

UGH!!! My computer is being WONKY today! I can't figure out what the problem is but I am giving up for today due to frustration! This is a new image released on Squigglefly today called "Hello There". I wanted her to look like she is peeking out of the barn. It's small but the sentiment reads "Cow's it going?" Thanks for stopping. I have more to share but I will have to wait until tomorrow. Hopefully the computer will be more co operative! It's just too hot around here to think straight! LOL! Have a good one!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hello! I am NUTS!!!! My daughter brought home this little Maltese puppy the other day.She is about 4 months old. The people that had it can't keep it. She is sooo adorable and seems to be a very good dog. But I already have 2 dogs. Not 100 % positive we are going to keep her but I am already in love! Sorry I don't have any cards to share today. It's like having a baby in the house...can't do anything. Hopefully this afternoon I can get to my craft stuff. Just wanted to share why I haven't posted anything new

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday, Monday... New Maggies are in the house!! My summer kit arrived on Friday and I finally got a chance to ink them up yesterday. I usually don't care much for Edwin (poor guy!) but in this kit there are some really cute Edwins! Even though you can no longer get the "kit" these images are on preorder at Diana's store. Her link is on my side bar.
Tilda as a mermaid was fun to color. I used a lot of sparkle on her as well as sparkly papers. The fish are stickers from K & Company. I used the swirl embossing folder for the background.
Edwin was colored then cut out for some dimension. I used my clear glaze pen on all the little "rivets" of the porthole. The sentiment was computer generated and I finished it off with a little sailboat charm.
Thanks for stopping. Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

TGIF! It's a new day and the beginning of another weekend. Hope it finds you well! I was finally able to get down to my craft area and create a little. Aren't these digi images cute? They are by Diane Carubia @ Di'sDigi Downloads. So many cute images. I ordered a few but had to quit looking...too many I wanted! LOL! I had some scraps on my desk so I used those on these cards.Hope to get some more free time today to spend's good for my mental health!Thanks for taking a peek today and Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Having one of those days...missing my mom and some close friends that have passed away. Life just seems so hard lately. I need to snap out of my "FUNK". Tomorrow is a new day. See you then. Hugs!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, Monday... Hello and welcome to a "cooler" place. LOL! At least I can try to make you "think cool". It is still really warm where I live.
Today's card is my challenge card for the Squigglefly Blog. He is a digital stamp called Happy Pappy Snowman. He just makes me smile! Walking around like he is the happiest snowman on earth. I colored him with my Copic markers and added lots of sparkle with my clear Spica glitter pen. Added some buttons and some snowflakes cut out with a Martha Stewart punch. The paper I used is super sparkly. Makes me wish I would have bought several more sheets! Bummer...
You can check out the rest of the team"s "Christmas Card challenge" creations HERE.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hello & TGIF!!!
Quick post for now because I have a busy day ahead. I thought you might like to "meet" my other dog. I would like to say he is my sweet boy but he is actually my "nutty buddy". I bought him 4 or 5 yrs. ago from a pet store at the mall. Had no idea about puppy mills supplying these cute little pups! I fell in love with him and he was still there after 2 months so I bought him. Well, he has some mental issues...that's why he is my "nutty" buddy. He is like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You never know what might set him off. He HATES Windex, paper towels, haircuts, brushing, bicycles & most definitely motorcycles!
He would never let me touch his belly but for some reason now he figured out I give pretty good belly rubs. The pictures above show him begging me to rub his belly. Major breakthrough! Now, if we could just stop the barking (tried everything) we could actually be best buds. My other dog & him are best friends. They play together and sleep with their heads on each cute!
I'm actually going to take a training seesion in September with him. Hope he isn't too old to teach "new tricks" He is very smart so I am hopeful. My husband says I have to get "control" of him or else....Cross your fingers...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hello! It's hard to believe it's Thursday already! It's still very hot here...An official heatwave according to the news. But it's going to be a great day. Tonight is stamp class and that always puts a smile on my face. Plus I got to see one of my Aunts yesterday that I haven't seen for awhile.(HI AUNTIE...arms waving!!) We had lunch at my Dad & Step mom's and played a little WII,fun,fun!

Today's card is a sneak peek from Squigglefly. It is called "Elephant Ride" by Revi Devi Paat. It will be available this coming Saturday. I paper pieced the elephant and decided to turn it into a pull toy. Someone we know just had a baby boy so I am going to send this to her. I added a wiggle eye to the elephant & a small black brad for the birds eye. I made an additional ear to pop it up for dimension.Have a wonderful day & I will see you again soon.'s later in the day and I just added another card. It is with the same image but I used 3 of them. I cut them out & popped them up for dimension. I used patterned paper for their ears. I also used black brads for the eyes.
Thanks for stopping!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Welcome to the desert! Not really but it sure feels like it! We have been in the 90's the last few days. My dogs are so happy to have air condition. (so am I!) The only one who really likes the heat is my husband. The hotter the better for him!
I have been working on some projects that aren't ready to be post so all I have for you today is a card made with Tilda holding a peony. She is from the Magnolia Wedding Collection. I used all scraps for my card and the flowers were made with the Martha Stewart Hydrangea punches.
Simple card but I like how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by...stay cool and I'll see you soon.
Little rant...That diaper commercial is on TV again. It's for Huggies diapers that look like blue jeans. The diapers are cute but I HATE that commercial..."I poo in blue" YUK! sooo tired of hearing it. OK..rant over...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th! This will be a quick post today as I have some time to craft & want to get right to it! We were having a cookout but 1 by 1 everyone cancelled on us. So, instead of pouting I am going to enjoy the day doing what I love!
This is a card I made for the Squigglefly Grand Opening Challenge. As I was coloring her she just reminded me of someone. Couldn't put my finger on it and then BAM! it came to me...Suri Cruise. Of course I didn't color the hair the right color but doesn't she remind you of her? I added lots of glitter & gems to her and clear glaze to make her mary janes shine!
Thanks for stopping today & stay cool and enjoy the fireworks!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Saturday to you! It's supposed to get really HOT here today so I am very appreciative for air conditioning! Looking forward to a BBQ with friends tomorrow!
Today's card was made with an image that Tina Wenke from Stampavie designed for Michelle Oatman. She had a freak accident while attending to the donkeys on her farm. She is a rep for Stampavie and she has lost her right eye. They are asking for people to buy this digital stamp to help raise money for her medical bills and to buy an artificial eye for her. She is in good spirits and has a very positive outlook and I'm sure that will help her get thru this. You can read about it here. The digi can be purchased here. It's a small donation but with all of us CRAZY crafters it should add up!
Well, I hope you have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out the Squigglefly group on Papercraft Planet for the grand opening of their group. Also, they are releasing new images today. I am headed there next to check them out.
Blessings ~

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hello & Happy July 1st! I am now in the right month ...LOL!... and TODAY is my first "official" day of being part of the Squigglefly design team. This image is called Rag Doll Collector. I colored her up with my Copics and used my Nellie Snellen punches to create the flowers.

Also, they have started their group on Paper Craft Planet. You can join them here. When we hit 300 there will be a 30% off code for purchases. And they are very close to hitting it! So, please go "follow" and get the great discount price. To celebrate their group addition, this weekend they are having a huge PARTY. The celebration will take place from July 2 thru July 4. There will be freebies, challenges and much more!! You don't want to miss this.
Squigglefly has new releases EVERY Saturday. This Saturday they will be releasing images by some new artists - Joni Walker and Revi Devi.

So.......don't forget to check out the PCP group this weekend and check out the new releases on Saturday over at SQUIGGLEFLY.
I am excited...Can you tell? Thanks for coming by today!