Saturday, July 30, 2011

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far!
Tuesday I went to a friend's house to stamp. We had lunch & stamping & talking.I always have a nice time with Sue! She let me stamp some of her stamps and I took them home and finally got them made up into cards last night. The goose one has the body popped up for dimension. I also used some leaf "stick pins" that I have had in my stash for quite some time. Finally used some of them!
The mouse stamp is Henry from Whiff of Joy. He's not feeling too well...he has a fever. Poor little guy!
The last one is a Stampin Up image...not sure what it's called but Sue let me stamp a few. I used my Nellie Snellen punches to make a few flowers to add to it. Reminds me of a nice relaxing summer day.
Thanks for dropping by. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Design Team call project 3

This is my 3rd project I am entering in Chrissy's design Team call. Isn't he cute? I added some Spica glitter to his spots and to the stripes on the candle. I also used some paper glaze on his eyes & on the candles. The Happy Birthday is a rub on. Added some ribbon & some rhinestones to finish it off...Got my fingers crossed!

Design Team call project 2

This is my second card for Chrissy's Design Team call. I think this one is my favorite!

Design Team Call

This is one of my entries for Chrissy's Design Team Call. I bought the dog images from Whimsy Stamps. I just LOVE them! I will use them a lot I'm sure. The Giraffe image was given to me from a friend so I could enter it for a chance to get on the design team. Wish me luck!! The button on my side bar will take you to her post if you would like to try out! Hurry..only a few days left!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hello! It's a brand new week starting! Hope it's a good one. We have had a lot of family drama lately. All I will say is mean people suck!! Enough said!!
This is a really quick card I made with scraps laying on my desk. I saw this version of a bird on someone's blog.(sorry, don't remember where)I thought it was cute. I used a circle punch and the 2 step bird punch from SU for the beak & wing. The branch is from that punch too. The flowers have a sticky back on them and they are made out of resin.
Thanks for stopping today. I am working on a swatch book for all of my Copic markers. I have one but wanted to make an updated one. Hope to get it finished today. I love to use it to match up the colors of the paper I am using.
Enjoy something fun for're worth it!!
Oops..I see that I didn't glue the blue paper down too to fix it! That's what happens when you stay up way too late...Plus the last few cards have only been card fronts..not affixed to a card base yet so they appear to be less than "acceptable" in the photos...No worries, gonna fix them. Gotta get new glasses too LOL!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hello! Another scorcher today!! Not quite as bad as yesterday but still pretty darn HOT!!
This card is perfect for summer! Love this image by Stampendous. It's exclusive to Archivers I think but don't quote me on that! Colored with my Copics. Added a little glitter, a few rhinestones and used papers from my scrap bin. The flower is a sticker I had that I popped up. The "enjoy" was a rub on.

I stayed up way too late last night. These are the "3 stooges" begging me to go to bed. They sat at the top of the basement steps making all kinds of noise to tell me it was bedtime. My son was working overnight so they had to sleep with me. Crazy puppies! It was 2:00 am so I guess it was time. I was catching up on some of my recorded shows and my niece was in labor so I was waiting for an update. She delivered a baby boy at 4:30 this morning. So happy for her!
See you soon...Stay cool!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Howdy! The dog days of summer are here. It's only 11 am and already 88 degrees out. Like walking into an oven. I am so thankful for a/c!!
Last night was our city's homecoming parade. I have been going to it for as long as I can remember. It was hot last night too but we got Dairy Queen and enjoyed it during the parade. My son rented out the fire truck to my SIL's realty office. He drove & they passed out little fireman hats. Cute!
I thought since it is sooo hot I would make a few "summer" cards. I added a sunglasses button to the dog and clear glaze for his nose. The sun was colored with a spica glitter pen to make it sparkle even though it didn't show up in the picture.
The changito monkey scuba diving is really cute I think. Those little monkeys make me smile. I had some fishie brads from Michael's that went perfect.
Thanks for stopping today. Stay cool! I plan on camping out in the basement crafting the day away. Might take a little nap too.
See you soon!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Good Morning! How are you? I'm feeling "owl" right today! Teehee...
In case you haven't noticed I have a thing for owls...especially cute or whimsical ones. This is an image from Limited Runs Digis. I thought he was cute. Played around with it, coloring it in different colors. Used papers from my scrap bin. Sentiment from Paper Smooches. These were fun to make! Thanks for popping in. Have a great day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hello! Long time no see! Sorry about that. Feeling kind of blah lately so not much crafty stuff going on! Playing with some of my dies I never seem to get out. Isn't this bee cute? I got him at Archiver's a few years ago but forgot about him. Used some papers from my ever growing "scrap collection" Sentiment is by Paper Smooches. It's a gray day here. Looks like rain! But that's OK with me...I plan on getting down to my craft area to get ready for my class tomorrow. Have a good one. See you soon!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hello! It's a scorcher here today! Thinking cool thoughts..LOL!
Playing with my Cricut & Peachy Keen stamps. Saw a similar card somewhere on the web and it inspired me to get out my Simply Charmed cartridge and make some popsicles..the best kind..NO CALORIES!
Thanks for stopping.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hello! TGIF!!
Where are the days slipping by to? It's the middle of July already. Hope you are enjoying it so far. I don't do well with heat so I try to stay inside in the a/c.
My friend loaned me this stamp so I could make a card for a swimming buddy. Isn't this image fun? I added some glaze to the lemonade to make it look "wet". I colored it with my Copic markers and embossed the background. I wanted to give it to them today but...
We got our suits on & walked to the pool. Just as we got wet the lifeguard said we couldn't be in the pool due to lessons. ARGG!! I checked the schedule to make sure I wasn't mistaken. Sure enough it said "open swim". Went to the reception desk and asked why it says that but the life guard said we couldn't. She said Oops, because of the 4th,lessons are off a day this week. Oh well...
Have a great evening.
Stay cool!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Tuesday! Did you get to enjoy fireworks last night? I tried..I sat at the end of our driveway but finally had to go in. The mosquitoes were so bad..they were eating me alive!! Now I'm full of all those itchy bumps!
Today's card is made with a Lily of the Valley stamp. I thought this image was just so cute! I love animals so this was just perfect...with a kitty & a puppy! Speaking of kitties...Why do they pick my yard to have their babies?! There is another mama & babies...This is the 3rd one. I kept thinking she was coming back from where ever they took her. But now I realize after getting up close that this is the 3rd one with similar features & colors. I'm guessing they are all sisters. Even their kittens look the same. I wish people would spay their animals. These are feral cats so even if I catch them no one wants sad..and they just keep reproducing!

This card was made with the "A Child's year" Cricut cartridge . Can you tell I was going for the vintage look? You can't tell in the photo but I colored her wings with a black Spica glitter pen for some subtle bling.
Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!
God Bless the USA.
Thank you for those that serve to give us the privilege of living in a free country!
Today's card is one I whipped up in 5 minutes. I used "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge. This is the first time I have cut anything out with that cartridge. It has a lot of very nice silhouettes. I think it will be one I will use many times. Great for quick cards & scrap booking.
Have a wonderful day! We aren't having a BBQ or anything so I think it will be a low key day. I don't like "quiet" holidays...I like to be with family and people but so much drama with some of the relatives that I chose not to have a cookout this year.
On the upside...more crafting time and I can sit at the end of the driveway and watch the fireworks!